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Banaras Ghats

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Varanasi 221002, India
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One of the oldest cities of India, Banaras acts as an important religious center. The numerous bathing ghats (steps) along the bank of the Ganges attract huge crowds of pilgrims.
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Varanasi 221002, India
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A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

The ghats of banaras is the breath of banaras without ghat banaras is nothing. Their are total 84 ghats in banaras all are superb .

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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

After participating in the prayers of the evening Aarti at Dashashwamedh Ghat, we walked down south a bit on the banks of the Ghat to see the stage from where the 2nd Aarti group performed the same, we were closer to the 1st stage in...More

1  Thank Raghuraman C
Reviewed 1 week ago

I heard from local friends that when you take a boat ride through the Ganges to see the ghats, you see the whole life. Start the boat ride at the Assi ghat, and as you pass different ghats you see people paying obeissance to Ganga....More

Thank gilubip
Reviewed 1 week ago

No place in earth is like the funeral ghats of the city of Varanasi. You will never forget this place with the burning bodies, the animals and people washing in the river Ganges. Highly recommended visit. We also witnessed the illuminated Ganga Aarti ceremony.

Thank 2Cubanas
Reviewed 1 week ago

A must see (if you can handle it). I titled this the shock and awe portion of the trip. One of my guide books said it was 'unapologetically indiscreet' and 'relentlessly chaotic'. Yep, so true, but it is also a fascinating place to be in....More

1  Thank Cathy G
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Take a Ganges boat ride around sunset so you can see the ghats as well as the Ganga Aarati in the evening. If you plan to visit the ghats by foot expect lot of climbing up and down the stairs for each Ghat

Thank AmitabhChand
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Never miss a walk in the Ghats of Varanasi... Awesome experience... Peaceful and pleasant environment..

Thank Kiransaradhya
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Varanasi has been the spiritual centre of the world and rightly so. You would find the peace of mind and body through the meditation and observations around you. Taking a bath in the Ganges only makes it more beautiful. Stay clear of people who might...More

Thank Pramod T
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

When we hear the word Banaras then full excitement comes to our mind. Banaras ghats are situated at the bank of Ganga river. Banaras ghats start with Assi Ghat and ends with Dasaswamed ghat. In between there are more than 50 ghats which can be...More

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A magic place - life and death is all around you - feel the mystic and spiritual power of the place and let it captivate you - To do this take you time and talk to the locals. Great for photography - but be sensitive...More

1  Thank Albia-Newton
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Avishek G
18 November 2016|
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Response from EERAJ | Reviewed this property |
Start from Dasaswamedh Ghat. Ask the boat to take you to a bit further than Manikarnika Ghat. Then turn around and head to Assi ghat. Take a "private boat", i.e., just for you and family for a more intimate experience. Hire... More