Varanasi is located on the west bank of the river Ganga as it flows through the north Indian state of Uttar Pradesh. After attaining Nirvana, Buddha came to Varanasi in search of his five disciples.
One of the oldest living cities of the world, Varanasi is held in high esteem by the Hindu devotees from all over. Once known as 'Kashi' and 'Banaras', the city of spiritual light - Varanasi lies on the banks of the holy river Ganga or the Ganges in Uttar Pradesh.
Allahabad is situated at the confluence of the 3 sacred rivers - Ganga, Yamuna & the invisible Saraswati. It is here at the sangam that Hindus converge for a holy dip especially during the Kumbha Mela, held here after every 12 years.
The sacred land of Kaushambi is connected with Buddhism in a deep way. Lord Buddha after enlightenment spent his sixth and ninth year and delivered some important sermons in Kaushambi.