Dasaswamedh Ghat
Dasaswamedh Ghat
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India Trip Offer Dashashwamedh Ghat is the main ghat in Varanasi on the Ganga River. It is located close to Vishwanath Temple and is probably the most spectacular ghat. Two Hindu legends are associated with it: According to one, Lord Brahma created it to welcome Lord Shiva
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Ram Gautam
Kathmandu, Nepal971 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2023 • Family
I feel so lucky I got a front-row sitting space even though we were late for the arati. A guy from the management team saw me with a few old fellows (my mom and my two elderly friends) so he made a sitting arrangement for all four of us, without charging a single penny, which I found amazing and was very thankful to him. The last time I was there couldn't get a sitting spot so had to skip the Arati mid-way, this time around stayed there till the end... Jay Ganga Maiya
Written 2 February 2024
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nalin
New Delhi, India4 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2023 • Family
Enjoy evening arti at ghat with boat ride
Perfect view
Around 2 hours
Enjoy lemon tea also on boat
Good for the photography also
Written 18 January 2024
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Wanderer
Kolkata (Calcutta), India4 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2023 • Family
One of the most important ghats of Varanasi...The biggest and the most vibrant of all the Ganga Aartis is performed here everyday...Timings change depending upon the season.... Very crowded.... However, the magnificent view of the Aarti is worth everything... boats are available at a min price of Rs 100 per person and the pricing can go upto Rs500 or more depending upon the boat owners and also the type of the boats used... the Aarti itself lasts for 45-50 mins ... Must visit besides Darshan and avishek or Puja of Baba Vishwanath....
Written 29 December 2023
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Vijaylakshmi Sewnarain
17 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2023 • Family
Seen pictures & heard about it but being there and experiencing it live was such a deep, spiritual experience. 🙏 I preferred sitting on the steps rather than watching from the boats
Written 7 November 2023
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Ranit Bhowmik
Kolkata (Calcutta), India7 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Family
Once you visit you will feel, you have landed in somewhere out of this world... A special energy is is the air... Awsome....
Written 25 October 2023
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srk-rk
Hyderabad, India260 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 • Family
We visited the Dasashwamedh Ghat in early hours of the day and paid respects to River Ganga. The ghat was very crowded. The place was not clean. It is near Kasi Viswanath temple.
Written 15 October 2023
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WalkingPoint
Kumamoto, Japan401 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2023 • Business
Arguably the best place to see the ceremony. Options to view are: renting a seat in one of the 14+ open boats facing the ceremony platform, renting a chair on an overlooking balcony or standing in the crowd. I urge avoiding remaining in the crowd, and haggle a seat on a balcony or boat. Price is down to your haggling skills. R300 was good for a balcony. Go early to secure a good view. It's fabulous.
Written 20 September 2023
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babita13
Jaipur, India332 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2023 • Family
visited for Ganga Aarti
Very crowded not able to see the Ganga Aarti properly unless you reach there early.
The ritual of aarti took approximately one hour and it is a very divine experience but it is quite to reach there and come back
Written 16 September 2023
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Sandeep A
Noida, India14 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2023
It is filthiest ghat. Over-crowded. A lot of bargaining is required to negotiate price to go to other side of river on boat for bathing. Some boatmen will charge you Rs 300 per person, while some will charge you less than Rs 100 per person. On other side of river, you will find that clothes are left by people at the bottom of river. Your feet will get trapped in abandoned clothes during bathing. Water is greenish. It is advisable to avoid this ghat for bathing. You will have to leave auto/rickshaw atleast 2 km away from Ghat because policemen will put barricades after 7 am. It is better to go to Assi ghat for Bathing and Ganga arti. For assi ghat, your autowala will drop you near ghat only.
Written 10 April 2023
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ankan146
Mauritius308 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2023 • Solo
very slippery steps for bathing .lots boats parked . high significance ghat with special attraction--GANGA ARTI IN evening -occupy seats since 3-4 pm ADVANCE and wait till ARTI.
Written 5 April 2023
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