"Varanasi or Benares is the holiest of the seven sacred cities in Hinduism. According to the legend, the city was founded by Lord Shiva after a fight with Lord Brahma. There is a strong belief by Hindus and other derived religions such as Jainism, that bathing and dying in the Ganga River will bring them salvation. Approximately 150 to 200 bodies are burnt every day at the crematories located at the banks of the river, and thousands of religious devotees visit the city every year. Visiting Varanasi was like witnessing a live documentary. Once again, there are no words to describe reality. Varanasi is one of those spectacular places on earth that have to be seen."