Uttar Pradesh is a state located in the northern part of India. With a population of over 200 million people, it is India's most populous state, as well as the world's most populous sub-national entity.
Benares, also commonly known as Varanasi or Banaras and Kashi, is a city situated on the banks of the River Ganges. It is regarded as a holy city by Hindus, Buddhists and Jains. It is one of the oldest continuously inhabited cities in the world.