The history of Varanasi

 Rich cultural and historical significance

It is one of the oldest continually inhabited cities in the world, with a history spanning more than three thousand years

Hub of learning

Varanasi, the esteemed hub of learning, has drawn scholars from across the Indian subcontinent

Ashoka the Great visited and adorned the city with pillars and inscriptions promoting nonviolence and Buddhist principles

Religious significance

British East India Company ruled Varanasi

which had a profound impact on the infrastructure and economy of the city

Varanasi is still one of the most significant Hindu centres today and a popular destination for Hindu pilgrims