About Varanasi City
Nestling on the tract of land between rivers Varuna and Assi and situated on the bank of Ganges and, presided over by Lord Shiva, Varanasi is arguably the oldest living city in the world. It is an epitome of the synthesis of cultures, religions and races. The holy Buddhist shrine at Sarnath is in its precincts.
Varanasi is also known as an important citadel of oriental learning. Yet all along it has been able to pace with advanced knowledge of science and technology. Apart from the world famous Banaras Hindu University, it accommodates three other universities. Varanasi is an important centre of literature, art and culture. It has produced great poets, writers, musicians and scholars. The city is also famous around the globe for silk, artistic brass work, copper wares and a variety of handicrafts. This vibrant city has a magnetic attraction for people from all walks of life.