Varanasi, India


North Indian city of Varanasi (Benares) is considered sacred by Hindus, Buddhists and Jains. Varanasi is located in the fertile flood plain of the Ganges, so became a place of pilgrimage for Hindus, who come here to bathe in the sacred river. City of temples and cultural center of Varanasi is the birthplace of many famous writers. In addition, it is the center of silk weaving, so the local bustling bazaar can be found works of art. The best way to get around the city - a rickshaw.