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Varanasi is a historical city in the state of Uttar Pradesh and historically known as Kashi. Situated on the banks of the holy River Ganges, it is commonly known as Benares or Banaras. The city has many titles like "The City of Temples", "The City......Read more on Varanasi

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Jantar Mantar, Varanasi
Jantar Mantar, Varanasi
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Jantar Mantar is an observatory and one of the popular tourist attractions in Varanasi. It was constructed by Jai Singh, the Maharaja of Jaipur in 1737. He was a follower of science and technology and his passion towards astronomy led to the establishment of this huge building. For... Read More »
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Bharat Mata Temple, Varanasi
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Bharat Mata Temple is among the beautiful temples constructed in 1936 by Babu Shiv Prasad Gupt, a Gandhian follower. It is situated within the campus of Mahatma Gandhi Kashi Vidyapeeth. The shrine is dedicated to Mother India and possesses a beautiful marble structure, which was inaugurated by... Read More »
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Banaras Vidya Mandir, Varanasi
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Ramnagar Museum is also known as Banaras Vidya Mandir. It is situated within Ramnagar Fort complex. Handicrafts and other collections of medieval period belonging to the King and the royal family are displayed which include arms and armors, elephant saddles, ornate palanquins, ancient... Read More »
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Kashi Vishwanath Temple, Varanasi
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Kashi Vishwanath Temple is dedicated to the chief deity of city of Varanasi, Kashi Vishwanath. One of the incarnations of Lord Shiva, the temple was originally dedicated to Vishwanath Jyotirlinga, which is present within the temple premises. The Vishwanath Jyotirlinga at Varanasi is among the... Read More »
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Durga Temple, Varanasi
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Durga Temple, dedicated to Goddess Durga, is one of the popular temples, which is also known as the monkey temple. Constructed during 18th century by a Bengali Maharani, the temple possesses North Indian or Nagara style of architecture. Housing a multi-tiered shikhara, the temple is... Read More »
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