Varanasi is located in the state of Uttar Pradesh, in the north-est of India, and is one of the most ancient sacred cities in the world, its religious history going back to the VIth century B.C. Varanasi stretches its buildings on a curvy bank of the Ganga, the holiest river the Hindus.


Rajasthan occupies a vast territory in the north-west of India, and stemmed from a mosaïc of 18 féodal kingdoms, anciently called "Rajputana", Land of Kings. Amazing riches were piled up throughout the centuries by all these powerful maharadjas.