Varanasi, is a city located on the banks of River Ganges, known to be one of the oldest continuously inhabited cities in the world and the oldest in India. A destination were tradition, legend, mysticism, and deep religious believes by Hindus, Buddhists, Jains and Muslims all coexist right before your eyes. Varanasi is also known as Benares or Kashi.
We flew from New Delhi to Varanasi, in the north of India, in the state of Uttar Pradesh. Varanasi is the city were Gautama Buddha gave his first sermon. The culture of Varanasi is closely associated with the River Ganges and the river’s religious importance. Referred as the city of temples, the oldest living city in the world or the holy city of India, all correct and representing part of my experience while there.
As soon as you walk along the Ganges, you will see the Ghats, series of steps leading down to the water. This will be your first interaction with the Ganges, the holy cows coming right from the water and the locals, which believe me, here in Varanasi come in every type, color and form.