Varanasi, situated in eastern part of U.P. (INDIA), is incredible and is definitely on the Must See List. About VARANASI as said: "Banaras is older than history, older than tradition, older even than legend and looks twice as old as all of them put together".
It is one of the holiest place on earth, the chosen residence of Lord Shiva; Varanasi is also called 'CITY OF LIGHT'.
The Ganges that normally follows a southeastern course changes its path here briefly and flows north. Holy River Ganges has arrived here from heaven to purify our souls. The oldest traditional culture of the city is as stable as the solid rock-steps of the Ghats.
About dying here & to be cremated on the holy Ganges, it is said "A Guaranteed passport to heaven! And liberation from the cycle of Death and Rebirth".