Varanasi, also known as 'Kashi' or Banaras, is situated on the holy banks of Ganga. This historic city is a center for Indian education, religion, art and culture. Because of situated between Varuna and Asi rivers, it is called Varanasi. Kashi means the city of light. Light in Hindu verbatim is synonymous with 'knowledge' and 'spiritual awakening'. Varanasi is one of the world's oldest living cities. As a result, to a curious tourist on Varanasi tour, the city offers a lot, tangible and intangible. Varanasi attracts majority of tourists for its ethereal occult appeal.
This is the religious city, where the Hindus want to pass their last days with the hope to get salvation. It is believed that whosoever dies here, gets salvation. The Pandas and Pujaries, along with their umbrelles at the Ghats, are the center of attractions in Varanasi for the tourists and pilgrims. Kashi is also called the cultural capital of India.