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Benaras - The oldest part of India.

I had a long cherished wish of visiting Benaras for the stories about the place. In my sub conscious I had already developed a very vivid and exciting picture of the place.Well, it turned out to be better than my wildest imagination.It was a 3 day trip to the land where as they say Hindu religion was born.

Day 1:
We took a train to Varanasi Jn and reached there around 10.30 am by an overnight journey from Kolkata(popularly known as  varanasi Cantt railway station).We were headed to Godowlia area by a rickshaw (costs around Rs.80-100).Godowlia cross road is a very popular, crowded and bustling place.It is the gateway to the famous kashi Viswanath temple and Dasaswamedh Ghat.We took a hotel very near to the kashi viswanath temple and the ghat is a 2 minutes walk from the place.The place is a market place-cum-entryway to the temple and ghat.As with all pilgrim places it was crowded and dirty.We planned to visit the ghats in the afternoon. The sight of the ghats will tell you what Benaras i…

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