In Benaras, to keep fit and trim,
You could easily go for a swim.
Or, to exercise, there's
An akhara, downstairs,
What's an akhara? Sort of a gym!
In Northern India, a popular definition of an akhara is that it is a place for exercise and body-building. Traditionally, young men joined these akharas to practice wrestling . One can say that it is the traditional Indian version of a gym.