| Varanasi (वाराणसी, formerly Benaras or Banaras or Kashi), Uttar Pradesh, India|
|latitude: 25.3360, longitude: 83.0077|
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Varanasi was founded by the Hindu deity, Lord Shiva, around 5,000 year ago, thus making it one of the most important pilgrimage destinations in the country.