Benaras is older than history, older than tradition, older even than legend and looks twice as old as all of them put together
Varanasi also Benares, or Kashi is a city on the banks of the Ganges in Uttar Pradesh, 320 kilometres (200 mi) southeast of the state capital, Lucknow. It is holiest of the seven sacred cities (Sapta Puri) in Hinduism and Jainism. Hindus believe that death at Varanasi brings salvation. It is one of the oldest continuously inhabited cities in the world and the oldest in India.
Here are some of my travel photographs from Varanasi