In a very well-known way known as Banaras or Kashi, the holy city of Varanasi is located on thebanks of river Ganga and is carefully thought about/believed the holiest city in India because ofits location and history and the many temples in it.
The city of temples or Banaras, as it is popularly known, is a holy city on the banks of the RiverGanga. Said to have been discovered by Lord Shiva, this town has huge historical as well asreligious importance. Not just a place where travelers (to holy places) crowd to visit the temples, Varanasi is also the destination where most people come to spend their last days as it is believedthat an individual who dies in this holy and untouchable place can reach (saving or protecting someone from sin or harm). Varanasi is one of the oldest constantly lived in places in the worldand oldest in India.
Its narrow lanes are filled with temples, (very good/very pleasing) food outlets, cows and bullsstanding midway and many people moving (in large numbers) here and there. Varanasi is alsocalled the “Galiyon ka sheher”, meaning the city of lanes, “the city of temples”, “the religiouscapital of India”. It is also called the “city of learning” as it has always been a big learning centresince the very old past. The Banaras Hindu University, one of the oldest and largest Indianuniversities is also located here. Varanasi is also famous for its Kashi Vishwanath Temple, whichhouses one of the 12 greatly respected Jyotirlingas. Sarnath, which is one of the biggest holy tripplaces/locations for Buddhists, is located nearby and Varanasi is usually the base to visit Sarnath. However, the most major attraction here is the River Ganga itself. The evening (series of actions always done the same way for religious or other reasons), called the Ganga Aarti is a must see foreveryone, without which, maybe, a visit to Varanasi is incomplete.