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“Cultural Capital” of India for 2021 is a significant recognition for Varanasi

Varanasi, also known as Kashi, is a city located in the northern Indian state of Uttar Pradesh. It is considered one of the oldest continuously inhabited cities in the world and is a major center for Hindu culture, religion, and spirituality.

Being named as the “Cultural Capital” of India for 2021 is a significant recognition for Varanasi, as it will provide a platform to showcase its rich cultural heritage and traditions to a wider audience. This will not only boost tourism in the region but also promote the preservation and conservation of its cultural and historical sites.

The “Dekho Apna Desh” initiative launched by the Indian government in 2020 aims to encourage Indians to explore and travel within their own country, promoting domestic tourism and boosting the tourism industry in India. It also aims to raise awareness about the country’s cultural and natural heritage, encouraging responsible and sustainable tourism practices.