Varanasi is said to be the oldest surviving city of the world. Varanasi is also called as Kashi or Benaras. Being the most venerated pilgrim place in Hindu religion, Varanasi is said to be a museum of temples. Two oldest cities in India that serve as the center for the Hindu religion are Varanasi and Allahabad, both located in the state of Uttar Pradesh. Ayodhya, commonly considered as the homeland of Rama, is a position that attracts visitors from all over.