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Vashnavi

Is Varanasi is the oldest continuously habituated city in the world?

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Varanasi is the holiest city in the Hindu faith. Estimated to be settled since 1200 B.C., it is also one of the oldest continuously habituated cities in the world. It is situated on the banks of the Ganges River, one of the most famous rivers in the world, and a vital lifeline to millions of Indians. If you have seen photos of people bathing on the steps on the bank of the Ganges, that’s Varanasi.

There are two Varanasi: One is the regular city, noise and bustle; the other, a mystical place of pilgrimage, unknowable in totality, a dense maze of streets and alleyways where I could happily get lost. Pick an alley off a main street and spend an hour or two twisting through the hidden city, ripe with merchants selling all manner of items, little food stalls vending the ubiquitous chai for 5 rupees, or tiny propane-fired grills cooking up dosas (savory pancakes cooked with fresh sweet onions and tomatoes and a liberal dollop of ghee). Or perhaps indulge in a little “sweet treat”—surprisingly heavy with sugar and butter, but oh so good. If fried foods weren’t bad for your heart, this would indeed be heaven on earth.

 

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Giridhar

Varanasi is the holiest city in the Hindu faith. Estimated to be settled since 1200 B.C., it is also one of the oldest continuously habituated cities in the world. It is situated on the banks of the Ganges River, one of the most famous rivers in the world, and a vital lifeline to millions of Indians. If you have seen photos of people bathing on the steps on the bank of the Ganges, that’s Varanasi.

There are two Varanasi: One is the regular city, noise and bustle; the other, a mystical place of pilgrimage, unknowable in totality, a dense maze of streets and alleyways where I could happily get lost. Pick an alley off a main street and spend an hour or two twisting through the hidden city, ripe with merchants selling all manner of items, little food stalls vending the ubiquitous chai for 5 rupees, or tiny propane-fired grills cooking up dosas (savory pancakes cooked with fresh sweet onions and tomatoes and a liberal dollop of ghee). Or perhaps indulge in a little “sweet treat”—surprisingly heavy with sugar and butter, but oh so good. If fried foods weren’t bad for your heart, this would indeed be heaven on earth.

 

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Giridhar

Varanasi is the holiest city in the Hindu faith. Estimated to be settled since 1200 B.C., it is also one of the oldest continuously habituated cities in the world. It is situated on the banks of the Ganges River, one of the most famous rivers in the world, and a vital lifeline to millions of Indians. If you have seen photos of people bathing on the steps on the bank of the Ganges, that’s Varanasi.

There are two Varanasi: One is the regular city, noise and bustle; the other, a mystical place of pilgrimage, unknowable in totality, a dense maze of streets and alleyways where I could happily get lost. Pick an alley off a main street and spend an hour or two twisting through the hidden city, ripe with merchants selling all manner of items, little food stalls vending the ubiquitous chai for 5 rupees, or tiny propane-fired grills cooking up dosas (savory pancakes cooked with fresh sweet onions and tomatoes and a liberal dollop of ghee). Or perhaps indulge in a little “sweet treat”—surprisingly heavy with sugar and butter, but oh so good. If fried foods weren’t bad for your heart, this would indeed be heaven on earth.

 

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