“Older than history, older than tradition, older even than legend, And looks twice as old as all of them put together “, these words of Marks Twain sums it up the spirit of Varanasi. Varanasi has a palpable sense of quaintness that words fail to describe. Being home to numerous temples and religious places, Varanasi is the sacred place for Hindus, Jains and Budhists. The culture of Varansi is closely intermingled with River Ganges. Varanasi is also known as Banaras and Kashi.