Assi Ghat

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Prabhu Ganesan
Bengaluru, India659 contributions
Decent and Less crowded Ghat
Oct 2021 • Family
The early AM experience was really awesome at Assi Ghat. They have made an effort to keep it clean and given the fact that it is far from all other ghats, is relatively less populated.

You can take a stroll at early Am and have their black tea and stare the Ganges for obtaining a blissful state 😀
Written 7 October 2021
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Aayush Gopi B
India7 contributions
Assi Ghat
Aug 2020
Although all the things in Banaras are wonderful, out of them I like Assi Ghat the most.
This is a place where you can see all the Ghat (River Bank) from this site.
You can freely walk around the ghat and enjoy the panoramic view of the Ganga river.
This a most 2nd Famous ghat in the City after Dashashwamedh ghat.
Here you will see most people come for Morning & Evening Ganga Arti, Also in the evening time, you can enjoy the Indian's cultural programs like classical Dance or live music, Indian Classical Vocal and many more.
Beautiful sunrises and sunset views can enchant you with together you can enjoy the hand bloating along the river.
You must have come to Assi Ghat once to take a beautiful picture full of memories home with you.
Written 20 July 2021
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Jeff
New Delhi, India80 contributions
A serene boat ride at the historic Assi ghat
Jul 2021 • Couples
A good enjoyable boat ride. The better time to do it is in the evening though. The ghat itself is in urgent need of a cleanliness drive.
Written 4 July 2021
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Akshaya_Patil
Mumbai, India127 contributions
Wonderful and Less Crowded
Mar 2021
Many love it coz its less crowded and easy place to hand out once you are done with all the bazars/alleys and temples. Morning Aarti ( subah e benaras) happens at Assi and its absolute Delight to be at Assi Ghat in the morning.
Written 13 March 2021
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Hridyesh D
New Delhi, India17 contributions
Mesmerizing place
Mar 2021
We visited this ghat twice during our journey. after whole days visiting to various temples, you should reaplx in Assi Ghat with the Ganga Aarti.
Written 8 March 2021
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adi s
3 contributions
Place worth to be
Feb 2020 • Friends
We had seen it in the morning and again in the evening and witnessed arti ceremony, music and dance too.
Our boat ride too commenced from there. It's a vast sandy beach like area to be there. Many things happen altogether. Don't miss it.
Written 12 November 2020
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Poornima Shenoy
Patna, India49 contributions
quiet area of the ghats
Nov 2020
Due to the pandemic , there was almost no one at assi ghat . However , even otherwise I assume it would be quieter than most other ghats as it is far away from the main religious ghat area
Written 10 November 2020
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Pranab Pal @paltravelogue
Navi Mumbai, India480 contributions
Wonderful Experience at Assi Ghat !
Mar 2020 • Couples
We went to Varanasi / Banaras for a week long trip during early March 2020 just before Coronavirus Pandemic erupt in India . 

This was truly a memorable trip ✈️⛵🛣️for us of 2020. 

During our stay at Varanasi / Banaras we visited Assi Ghat almost every day as we stayed very near to this place .......
If you want to experience Varanasi in a nutshell, either visit or stay at Assi Ghat.
There are plenty of budget guest houses and hotels available here .

Assi Ghat sits where the Ganges meets river Assi ……..
This Ghat is the largest of all ghats in Varanasi.

Far away from the tourist hub, it sits on the southern end of ghats in Varanasi.
Under the shade of a lone Peepal tree 🌳lies a massive lingam structure, adjacent to which Lord Shiva's devotees can be seen every morning .

The Assi Ghat has both evening and morning Aartis.
The morning Aarti takes place around 5.30 am is blissful in the back ground of the sun rise.
There is Yoga and other activities ………
The entire morning activities is popularly known as “Subah-e-Benaras”.

The term “Subah-e-Benaras” means "Dawn at Varanasi", and provides a better idea of what the River and its ancient culture is about that many other points of interest.

You need to get there are half-an-hour before dawn for an electic mix of music, yoga, sunrise, peace and people.

There are a lot of activities for tourists to engage in at the Assi Ghat.
You can enjoy the sunset and sunrise both from Assi Ghat .
Do take a boat ride ⛵ in the early morning which takes you to upto Manikarnika Ghat and back.
Usually takes about an hour and boats available at around INR 100 to 150 per person (in a group) OR around INR 700 – 1000 if you book the entire boat for your personal ride.
You can enjoy the company of Siberian birds and enjoy the beautiful scenery with sunrise ……

There are plenty of eateries and restaurants to suit all budgets and tastes and also several gift shops around the Assi Ghat areas .
Have a taste on platefuls of 'gol-gappe' from the ramshackle shop right behind the Assi Choraha sign board ………. also try the local breakfast of 'Kachori-Sabzi and Jalebi '.

At Assi Choraha's Kashi Stall, get yourself a kulhad of Chai ☕ ……. if you're craving for some pizzas 🍕🥘 , head to the charming PIZZARIA Vaatika Cafe.......

Raj Vijay Murtikar shop is recommended for miniature carvings, semi precious stone jewellery and other gift items …….

Assi Ghat is within walking distance of Durgakund temple, Tulsi Manas Mandir and the Aghora temple in Ravindrapuri.
One can take a cycle rickshaw or auto to visit the BHU campus which is about 1.5 km.from Assi Ghat.

All in all, Assi Ghat is a delightful and pocket friendly place to stay in Varanasi.
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I highly recommended this place as ‘MUST VISIT PLACE’ in your Varanasi itinerary 👍👍.
Written 31 August 2020
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Sweetheartz fashion
Varanasi, India6 contributions
Awesome place for participating in Ganga arti
Dec 2019 • Family
Ashi ghat nice place for participating in Ganga arti because it is less crowded and having more space to watch arti calmly.
Written 24 August 2020
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Mahadev André G
São Paulo, São Paulo, Brazil80 contributions
Excellent calm ghat
Feb 2020
Assi Ghat is a very calm and pleasant place to spend some time, and even to get hosted. Some nice restaurants. Being a foreigner, it's important to avoid some cheating boatman there, who try to charge 3 times more than the real price
Written 12 April 2020
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