Varanasi also known as Benaras is a holy city for Hindus situated on the bank of River Ganga in the state of Uttar Pradesh of India. It is a oldest city known to have existed in India and one of the oldest in the world. Benaras has a lot of relevance when it comes to Hinduism and it is the most important city for the religion. And also for the Jains and Buddhists, this city has its own importance. A certain city where pilgrims visit from all over the world, visiting Benaras is also a very essential for the Hindus in the course of life. The city is also relevantly worshipped because of the existence of River Ganga, the holiest river of Hindus. The culture of the place is mostly associated with the religious activities, the old mandirs and many pundits who perform religious duties here all the day and specially the evening and morning prayers.
The place is also famous for the kumbh mela that takes place here every four years. This place has also the oldest university of Benaras Vidyapeeth and the Benaras Hindu University. The city has its mentions in the oldest Hindu scriptures of Vedas, the Rig Veda.
The city has many many temples which one can visit and also the ghtas, which are a popular spot for people to visit. The boat ride is alos very famous here specially the ones in the morning and the evening at the time of sunrise and sunset. A holy dip in the River Ganges is also a popular thing to do in here, as many as 60000 people come here everyday to take a dip in the holy river of Ganga. Ine can also go for a
tour to learn about the Sanskrit culture and about the one of the most intelligent language of the world- Sanskrit.
The city has many things going on which might interest a foreign tourist because of the authentic and different religious activities which keep happening here. This might make one know about the culture and the believing of the certain religion. Varanasi can be reached by all modes of transport, by train, by bus, by car, and by air too. One must visit this place to know a lot more about India and also about the religion of Hinduism.The city is mostly referred as "the city of temples", "the holy city of India", "the religious capital of India", "the city of lights", and "the city of learning."