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Banaras Ghats

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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.more
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Varanasi 221002, India
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Varanasi without its ghats is just unthinkable. Hire a boat and float by the ghats either before sunrise or sunset. Call Mr. Guddu (8127016476) who is a very reliable guy to book your boats. Each ghat has a story to tell. Its my guarantee you...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Being at Banaras Ghats is a serene experience. Prefer early morning to avoid crowd. The only improvement required is cleanliness. Watching aarti from moving boat is a divine feeling.

Thank Siddharth P
Reviewed 1 week ago

Banaras is a city of simplicity, no protocol, no dress, no food habits but Ghats are the different world actually, you can feel the ghats but you can't explain completely. the whole effect of Shiva there.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

You see all of India here. The people, dogs, cows and various vehicles all trying for a little space.

Thank David G
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Banaras ke ghat are always a point of discussion over couple of years, one needs to be carefull about the people around you, yes it is very safe place. In festive season it is very very croweded.

Thank Parikshit U
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Ghats of Varanasi offer an engaging, soul-stirring experience. Whether you are in Varanasi for religious reasons or not, visiting the ghats is sure to enthrall you. Don't miss the boat ride. Boat rides from Dashashwamedha ghat to Assi Ghat may cost Rs 250 on a...More

Thank Aravind T
Reviewed 19 August 2018 via mobile

What an experience to be here. We were thrilled to see the crowd and people’s enthusiasm during evening ritual. Boat ride is an amazing too.

Thank funkstersagar
Reviewed 14 August 2018

One of the most attractive attraction in Varanasi is numerous Ghats. They are fine and if you are there must visit most of them.

Thank AdvocateSarin
Reviewed 14 August 2018

There are so many Ghats is Varanasi where people bath and worship river Ganga. Two Ghats are for cremation, Manikarnika and Harschandra Ghat. Other Ghats are for Worship and Bath.

Thank SanjaiShukla
Reviewed 10 August 2018 via mobile

The greatest place I got lost in. Wandering around its narrow streets and feeling the magic atmosphere is a must experience to live. There are very interesting shops and cafés around, and taking a breath while sitting in front of the Ganges at every Ghat...More

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14 June 2018|
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Response from akshayb595 | Reviewed this property |
Cannot say a specific amount as it changes from season to season and during day time to, we paid 800 rupees in April from assi ghat to raj ghat for manual boat. In season that is november to february they will take anywhere... More
8 January 2018|
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Response from madhav2016 | Reviewed this property |
hi sorry for late, you can easily find local rickshaw.
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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