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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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Whether you are religious or not, visit to Banaras Ghats is a must experience at least once. We did a boat ride to witness Ganga aarti in the evening and also took a walk through various ghats early morning the next day. It was truly...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank TusharDX
Reviewed 6 days ago

Excellent place to see Ganga Aarti from 18:00 hrs to 19:00hrs on any day , Free of Cost , Just walk to the Dashashwamedh Ghat via walking from anywhere of the Banaras Ghat. Dont hire any small Boat or any thing, just walk or If...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank sankalpsaxena7
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Strange and ironic that Kashi or Banaras or Varanasi is famous for River Ganga and it's Ghats, but the still the city derives it's name from River Varuna. From Adikeshav Ghat at the far end (at the confluence of Ganga and Varuna at Rajghat) till...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Amazing and overwhelming and stomach churning and so interesting to observe. It's the essence of India in concentration. This is why you come to india. Don't miss the evening ceremony at the main Ghat at 6pm. Dawn boat ride is the other must.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank solomonk780
Reviewed 1 week ago

The Ganga Aarti on Dashaswamedh Ghat and the Morning Aarti on Assi Ghat were two of the most exhilarating experiences. The ghats were also clean considering the fact that they were getting periodically swept.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Sujoy65
Reviewed 1 week ago

The highlight of any visit to Varanasi is a visit to the ancient ghats. A boat ride up and down the river covering the ghats fro Assi in the south to Rajghat in the North will give you a full view of the old Varanasi....More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Aanyaigoo
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Starting from Assighat we can hire a boat and visit all the ghats of River GANGA. Though all are important DO NOT MISS Dashaswamedh, harishchandra and Manikarnika ghats.

Date of experience: November 2018
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

sere ghats , must take is a boat ride especially in eveieng just before arti so that you can witness the ganga arti on return

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank nawasthy
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had been on the day of Chhatt Puja. We did not know it was celebrated at such a grand scale. Yes , it was crowded , but it felt divine. There is some serenity of the ghats which do not fail you. We had...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Manju_23
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Reach here in the evening around 6 PM and try to take a seat and take a feel of Aarti, one of the most of the amazing experience

Date of experience: November 2018
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29 September 2018|
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Response from Kaveri s | Reviewed this property |
If time permits, you can visit Sarnath - there are many Buddha temples which are constructed in different styles. There are japanese, chinese, etc. pattern of temples and they are beautiful. In the evening - Ghat artis are... More
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.