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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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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Varanasi is a beautiful place to visit . Surprisingly it's also safe for women. I had my doubts. Dress modestly girls and don't be too flashy In your action and spirits . The people are helpful,open to tourists. They understand english even though they are...More

Thank shazneen s
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Reviewed 2 days ago

The oldest ghats ... and just sit on the foot steps and keep watching the Holy Ganges flow.... you will be rejuvenated

Thank Subrahmany
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Banares...the oldest living city in the world, situated on the banks of the sacred river Ganges. The culture of Varanasi is closely associated with the river Ganges and the river’s religious importance. You have to experience the Puja ceremony on the banks of the Ganges...the...More

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Reviewed 3 days ago

You will find so many ghats at one location and all are joint with each other. The view from all of these ghats will give you a lot of mental peace and you always keep this view as life long memory.

Thank Privish83
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Reviewed 5 days ago

Nice to walk along the gats, seeing the real life of the city, traditions, architecture, crafts and nice sunrise. We only was two day and a half on varanasi and we walk the gats for three times. Quiter than walk in the caos of the...More

Thank Tamara .
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Walking the ghats early in the morning was an activity worth getting up at dawn. Everyday pilgrims and residents are up to say prayers; animals starting their day. it’s a quieter time to be contrasted with the loud evening prayers that bring many crowds, and...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Varanasi Ghats bring together the vibrant life of the city. There are laundry, hairstylist, barbers, people selling pashminas, postcards, trips by the Ganga, beggars, prayers, tourist, cows, funeral rituals, cremations, religious services. It´s amazing but it´s not easy to see the immense poverty of some...More

Thank RaquelitaNYC
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Unique place in the world! Indian people believe the Ganges is holy and especially holy here, in Banaras (Varanasi). If they die on the Ghats, they have a high chance to inherit a good rebirth or even to be liberated. I don't advise you to...More

Thank Steeve P
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I visit with my friend banaras Ghat.It is famous for worship because this ghat of Ganga nadi.also tourist come here for visiting.

Thank shavya845
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A scenic series of ghats line the banks of Ganges, each with a unique legend and a purpose, u can have a walk along or take a boat ride to capture the excellent view. A ferry ride from Assi Ghat to Dasaswamedh Ghat serves the...More

Thank sanjeevtk02
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Hitesh M
8 January 2018|
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Response from narayanan g | Reviewed this property |
Get down at varanasi and one hour by car to ghats
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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
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