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Banaras Ghats

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Address: Varanasi 221002, India
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One of the oldest cities of India, Banaras acts as an important religious...

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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3-Hour Varanasi Morning Sunrise Boat Tour

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One of the major attractions of Varanasi are the many Ghats, best experienced, if one takes a boat ride and views them from the river side, getting off at whichever Ghat one... read more

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Chandigarh, India
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

One of the major attractions of Varanasi are the many Ghats, best experienced, if one takes a boat ride and views them from the river side, getting off at whichever Ghat one wishes to disembark and visit. We hired a boat from Dashashwamedh Ghat and went upto Assi Ghat, then retraced our path and went in the opposite direction .... More 

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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

The ghats of Varanasi are very beautiful and peaceful and serene. You will feel spiritual power here definitely.

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National Capital Territory of Delhi, India
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Wanted to get some 'aatmic' ,divine experience witnessing and bathing in pure hindu way of connecting to almighty with chanting of mantras, bhajans. Glad it was more than I thought. As soon as bells starting ringing, aura transformed into no less a 'mandir' (temple) itself. If you allow yourself to immerse deeply in aura you may experience some instant spiritual... More 

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Thank CoolScorpio
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Absolutely spiritual tgis was. This was the place i guess, where everything was happeneing. A new life begins here and an old culture still continues here.

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Mumbai
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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

You must go and see Varanasi Ghats when you visit Varanasi. The best way to see and enjoy the beauty of various Ghats is to take a boat ride, preferably in the early morning hours at the time of 'Sunrise'. Boat will take you to various Ghats and the Boatman will also give you the background/ history of each Ghat.... More 

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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Best place to see atleast once in life, one of the top tourist attraction in india, I like to recommend to visit this place. not just for pilgrimage but also for tourism. it is also know for amazing food and historical significance.

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Thank Amit K
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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

I have visited the ghats few times and it was an amazing experience as to how the culture of India is celebrated in these ghats I will say u should visit them in the evening as it relaxes u while cheering up for the evening u should also take a boat and see all the historic places there and keep... More 

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One can enjoy this area at any time. Cleanliness is strictly maintained. Stalls have various kind of items for visitors and kids. Food is not of good quality.

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Thank AK S
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Amazing boat ride for the evening and morning Aaarti ceremonies. There were more than 100 ghats in city of varanasi. Must visit place.

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Reviewed 1 week ago

There are totally 87 Ghats in Varanasi. Most of the Ghats are for bathing and pooja ceremony. Very few of the Ghats are used as cremation sites. Out of these very important and popular Ghats are : Dashashwamedh Ghat, Manikarnika Ghat, Assi Ghat,Tulsi Ghat, Hanuman Ghat, Kedar Ghat, Harishchandra Ghat, Manmandir Ghat..... so on. You can have a view of... More 

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