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The city of Varanasi in Uttar Pradesh makes the perfect gateway for a number of interesting excursions

Known across the world for the holy River Ganga and the Kashi Vishwanath Mandir, it is also hailed as a centre for learning (due to the Banaras Hindu University) and is counted among the UNESCO Cities of Music.There’s plenty to see and do in Varanasi, from spending time by the holy River Ganga, walking the many p , being part of the morning and evening p at Assi Ghat and Dashashwamedh Ghat respectively, and paying one’s respects at the iconic Kashi Vishwanath Mandir.But, even if you visit Ramnagar when the Ramleela is not being staged, you will still find the Ramnagar Fort , dating back to 1750, occupied by the erstwhile royal family, a beautiful Shiva Temple on the banks of the River Ganga, and the Saraswati Bhavan Museum , which has a collection of vintage cars, elephant p and precious p on display.Chunar Fort p The impressive Chunar Fort is set 280 feet high on a hillock overlooking the River Ganga, offering great views of the river and the banks opposite.

p Fossil Park p The Fossil Park, which the government has plans to develop as a tourist attraction, is located in Salkhan in the Sonbhadra district and cocoons fossils over 150 crore years old.It is a fascinating microcosm of nature, cocooning within itself the stunning Devdari and Rajdari Waterfalls , as well as dense forest, which makes it ideal as a picnic spot.

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