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  • Aman
    3 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Awesome trip with family
    Varanasi is a good city with lot of food options. Ganga aarti is awesome at Dasaswamedh ghat. A lot of famous food shops. I really liked different types of Lassi served by Blue Lassi shop and breakfast at Theth Banarasi. Sarnath is a nearby place approx 15km from Varanasi. This is very beautiful place with lot of Budha's temple and gardens with lot of greenary. Really liked the place. Just stay away from agents in Varanasi who like to grab money for Darshan and following rituals at Ghats. Do some research about places and visit your own.
    Visited July 2023
    Written 21 July 2023
  • Raman G
    Noida, India534 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Must for morning Aarti
    Morning Aarti at about 5 am. Must visit for this Aarti. Smaller crowds. Get a close view of the Aarti. As Ganga waters had arisen, viewing from boats was not there. While going to venue, you get to see the quite empty lanes also on Varanasi. Post the Aarti we were able to take a boat ride as well along the ghats. Early morning this month was not too hot. This boat ride also has to be done. Large motor boat, at rs 100 per head. About 45 minutes ride. Post Aarti they conduct yoga classes as well ( I think free ).
    Visited August 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 22 August 2023
  • Simon H
    Birmingham, United Kingdom34 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    The perfect ghat to experience a ceremony of lights in Varanasi!
    The perfect ghat to experience during a trip or stay in Varanasi. Arrive around 5pm to get a good spot by the Ganges to watch the aarti ‘ceremony of lights’ that starts around 7pm and finishes around 9pm. The perfect spot as sun sets and day turns into night.
    Visited September 2023
    Travelled with friends
    Written 1 October 2023
  • Sudha P
    13 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Boat ride on the Ganges
    We went for the early morning boat ride on the Ganges. The ghats look ethereal at this time of morning. We reached Assi ghat at 5. 15 am, saw the beautiful Ganga Aarti before we took the boat ride. We paid Rs 100 per person for the boat trip. Don’t pay more. If you wish you can also participate in the free well being and yoga session at the ghat.
    Visited October 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 23 October 2023
  • Andrea438
    Milan, Italy527 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Subah-e-Banaras held at Assi Ghat at sunrise.
    Before dawn, Subah-e-Banaras is held at Assi Ghat. It is very interesting because, beyond the ceremony, it will give you the opportunity to see the sunrise from one of the main Gaths. The program includes a religious part "Ganga Aarti" which begins the day, followed by a session of traditional Indian music and ends with a yoga session led by a master, in which you can freely participate.
    Visited November 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 18 November 2023
  • vasccu
    Kolkata (Calcutta), India2 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Sunrise or sunset a place to watch the Ganga Arati
    If the spiritual you is seeking affirmation few experiences come close to an Aarati. The ones at Assi Ghat are truly awesome. Less crowded than the ones at DasAshwamedha Ghat; the Assi Ghat Arati is more enjoyable in as much as you may feel a stronger connection if you are older and don’t seek solace in large crowds!! Truly a place to visit on your Benaras itinerary. Post the Arati stop off Aum Cafe for a non Indian bite. Quite popular with those who are craving bread, sandwiches pasta and pizza!!
    Visited March 2024
    Travelled with friends
    Written 4 March 2024
  • Anuja_Kothari
    Mumbai, India73 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Go for morning Aarti
    Pl go for the morning Ganga Aarti at Assi Ghat - it is generally around 5.15 to 5.30 am. Its the most beautiful and blissful experience. The crowd is much lesser than the evening Aarti. Also, you get a nice close view of the Aarti. As the Aarti gets over, you can see the sunrise, its splendid. After the Aarti there is live traditional music. Post that there is yoga session. You should take the boat ride around that time, you will get to view the most mesmerizing view of the Ghat ! Post that there is a small cart fellow outside the ghat selling the most fresh and yummy Idly and dosa for breakfast!!
    Visited March 2024
    Travelled with family
    Written 11 March 2024
  • LolaGo1
    Washington DC, District of Columbia6,628 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Another Interesting Ghat along the Ganges River
    This Ghat is famous for its early morning Aarthi Hindu Ceremony in the early morning when the sun rises. The other one Ghat has this ceremony at sun set or when it becomes dark outside. The priests do the chanting or singing and offer various things to the Gods during the 25 minute ceremony. Took some pictures here and enjoyed the ceremony.
    Visited March 2024
    Travelled solo
    Written 19 March 2024
  • Krishnan R
    Hayward, California218 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Beautiful view of Ganges River
    We stayed 5 minutes walk to this area. Aasi Ghat has a lot to see in terms of walking around the historical architectural buildings & Ganges River. Came here to see the Ganga Aarthi at night which was spectacular. Also came here one morning at 8AM to do some sandhyavandanam (part of upanayanam). The venue we attended by our religious group for several days was not more than a 2-3 min walk. You can walk to Tulsi Ghat if you’re an active person like me and like climbing stairs. Overall a majestic place.
    Visited April 2024
    Travelled with family
    Written 4 April 2024
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AmulAwasthy
Pune, India4,117 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Family
One of the 84 Ghats of Banaras but a very Famous one. Famous for Subah-e-Banaras, Morning Aarti and Boat Rides.

One should not miss this ghat. This can be easily covered with Birth place of Rani Lakshmi Bai , Bankhandi Mahadev etc.
Written 22 April 2024
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Krishnan R
Hayward, CA218 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Family
We stayed 5 minutes walk to this area. Aasi Ghat has a lot to see in terms of walking around the historical architectural buildings & Ganges River.

Came here to see the Ganga Aarthi at night which was spectacular. Also came here one morning at 8AM to do some sandhyavandanam (part of upanayanam).

The venue we attended by our religious group for several days was not more than a 2-3 min walk.

You can walk to Tulsi Ghat if you’re an active person like me and like climbing stairs. Overall a majestic place.
Written 4 April 2024
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guptaarun
39 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2023 • Friends
It was an out of this world experience all neat and clean and cleanest Ghats and to top it greatest food of Varanasi and presence of PANDAS at the ghat was awesome
Written 25 March 2024
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LolaGo1
Washington DC, DC6,628 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Solo
This Ghat is famous for its early morning Aarthi Hindu Ceremony in the early morning when the sun rises. The other one Ghat has this ceremony at sun set or when it becomes dark outside. The priests do the chanting or singing and offer various things to the Gods during the 25 minute ceremony.

Took some pictures here and enjoyed the ceremony.
Written 19 March 2024
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Anuja_Kothari
Mumbai, India73 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Family
Pl go for the morning Ganga Aarti at Assi Ghat - it is generally around 5.15 to 5.30 am. Its the most beautiful and blissful experience. The crowd is much lesser than the evening Aarti. Also, you get a nice close view of the Aarti. As the Aarti gets over, you can see the sunrise, its splendid. After the Aarti there is live traditional music. Post that there is yoga session. You should take the boat ride around that time, you will get to view the most mesmerizing view of the Ghat !
Post that there is a small cart fellow outside the ghat selling the most fresh and yummy Idly and dosa for breakfast!!
Written 12 March 2024
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vasccu
Kolkata (Calcutta), India2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Friends
If the spiritual you is seeking affirmation few experiences come close to an Aarati. The ones at Assi Ghat are truly awesome. Less crowded than the ones at DasAshwamedha Ghat; the Assi Ghat Arati is more enjoyable in as much as you may feel a stronger connection if you are older and don’t seek solace in large crowds!! Truly a place to visit on your Benaras itinerary. Post the Arati stop off Aum Cafe for a non Indian bite. Quite popular with those who are craving bread, sandwiches pasta and pizza!!
Written 5 March 2024
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Mr Phalguni B
3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2023 • Family
Stayed in kasi Residency from 13-12-2023 to 14-12- 2023.
Hotel is excellent.

Special thanks to Mr Anurag from Front Line desk in Kasi Residency

We have enjoyed CLASSICAL PROGRAMMES IN ASSI GHAT,
A lifetime experience.
Written 15 December 2023
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Andrea438
Milan, Italy527 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2023 • Couples
Before dawn, Subah-e-Banaras is held at Assi Ghat. It is very interesting because, beyond the ceremony, it will give you the opportunity to see the sunrise from one of the main Gaths. The program includes a religious part "Ganga Aarti" which begins the day, followed by a session of traditional Indian music and ends with a yoga session led by a master, in which you can freely participate.
Written 18 November 2023
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Stephanie
London, UK8 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2023 • Family
I stayed in a hotel close to this ghat. This is the biggest ghat on the river, I guess. Many different activities happen on this place from the morning arti ceremony to dance, music and yoga etc. Good place to be.
Written 8 November 2023
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Sudha P
13 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Couples
We went for the early morning boat ride on the Ganges. The ghats look ethereal at this time of morning. We reached Assi ghat at 5. 15 am, saw the beautiful Ganga Aarti before we took the boat ride. We paid Rs 100 per person for the boat trip. Don’t pay more. If you wish you can also participate in the free well being and yoga session at the ghat.
Written 24 October 2023
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