Situated amidst the Ganges valley in Uttar Pradesh, Varanasi is an epitome of spiritual grandeur. Also known as Banaras or Kashi, this pilgrimage destination, envelopes the tourists in a visually marvelous atmosphere. Mystical aura, miraculous waters and ethnically sculpted temples define this sacred land. Varanasi offers a spiritually enriching experience that is absolutely breathtaking. Being one of the oldest cities in the world, it retains a primordial legacy that is a perfect blend of myth, legend and religion. Acknowledged to be the original ground created by Shiva and Parvati, Kashi is instigated from the word Kas which means to shine.