Varanasi

Metropolis in Uttar Pradesh, India

Varanasi is a city on the Ganges river in northern India that has a central place in the traditions of pilgrimage, death, and mourning in the Hindu world. The city has a syncretic tradition of Muslim artisanship that underpins its religious tourism. Located in the middle-Ganges valley in the southeastern part of the state of Uttar Pradesh, Varanasi lies on the left bank of the river. It is 692 kilometres (430 mi) to the southeast of India's capital New Delhi and 320 kilometres (200 mi) to the east of the state capital, Lucknow. It lies 121 kilometres (75 mi) downstream of Allahabad, where the confluence with the Yamuna river is another major Hindu pilgrimage site.

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The unique aspect is that the 3.8-kilometer journey, which typically takes an hour, will now be completed in 16 minutes because of the ropeway.
Credit: DNA - Published 1 week ago

The projects also include 19 drinking water schemes, which will benefit more than three lakh people living in 63 gram panchayats.
Credit: DNA - Published 1 week ago

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