A city older than history

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“ Varanasi is older than history, older than tradition, older even than legend, and looks twice as old as all of them put together.”    – MARK TWAIN

A city that is beyond the history, that is known as the spiritual capital of India and has every aspect of life and death, is none other than the holy city of Banaras. 
There is no record of the beginning of the city. Also named as Varanasi and Kashi, Banaras is the only city in the world that is continuously habitated.

My favorite city is Banaras. It is situated in the state of Uttar pradesh.
To experience the holy air of the city, I was very interested. The interest first knocked door of my heart when I was in class 11th. I read some novels about Banaras and also searched about its specialty and I feel devoted for the beautiful city of Banaras.

The reputed Banaras hindu university was my destination to pursue undergraduate course. The preparation for the entrance examination of the university was very interesting. Banaras used to come in my day and night dreams.

It was the day of entrance when I felt the city for the first time. Whatever I had read and watched in books and TV was just in front of my eyes. I was speechless.
When I returned home, I couldn’t forget the city.

I passed the entrance and now I am studying in BHU. My dream came true. I am experiencing the city as per my wish.

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   (Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi)

I think this city has something unique and amazing. Banaras never disappoints anyone. It has something for everyone. Here, No one sleeps hungry.

The city is situated on the bank of the holy Ganges river. Sitting on the banks of river is a thrilling experience. You can meet with the real peace.
You can experience the reality of life in the city of Banaras. Old buildings, temples and heritage places are really amazing. You can easily find the combination of modern and ancient at every step.

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      (Ganga Aarti on Ghats Of Banaras)

Street foods, traditional foods, dessert dishes etc. are simply awesome and mouth-watering. Lassi and other milk products are very popular and delicious.

Taking sip of tea on riverside is just the joy of heaven on the earth. Boating in the river and watching the ancient buildings on its banks will make you dive in the history.

It’s a very famous tourist place as well. People from abroad and different parts of our country come to watch and feel spirituality. People come here to see Ghats, worship in the temples, experience the holy Ganges, taste tasty dishes, feel the spirituality and a lot of things. BHU is 100 years old university and It is also a subject of interest for the people coming to Banaras.

You can’t see the combination of life and death at any other place than Banaras.

I am loving this city very well and I can say that these are best days of my life.
The city of Banaras has been successful in saving its culture and It’s an achievement of which anyone can feel proud of.
Every Indian should come here to watch the combination of traditions, cultures, ages, life and death etc.
You will never forget its experience, I must say.
Banaras is a city made of great.

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