Here is your short paragraph on Banaras:
The sacred city of Banaras (Varanasi) on the river Ganges is one of the oldest living cities in the world, a place where Shiva, the Lord of All, is said to have made his permanent home since the dawn of creation.
There are few cities in India as traditionally Hindu and as symbolic of the whole of Hindu culture as Banaras.
People travel from all over India to Banaras for the privilege of dying a good death here, for they believe that on the banks of the River Ganges where the atmosphere of devotion is improbable in its strength, it is possible to be released from this earthly round forever.
In this sacred city, the great sages such as the Buddha and Shankara taught, where ashrams, palaces and universities were built, where God has been imagined and imaged in thousand way and one can witness innumerable rites of its various temples, the busy life of its holy river front and the exuberance of its festivals right from Vaisakh to Chaitra of the Hindu calendar.