Assi Ghat, Varanasi

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Head down the steps at Assi Ghat to appreciate the ceremonial architecture and atmosphere of the city's southernmost ghat (a series of stairs leading to a body of water). Located at the confluence of two major rivers, the riverbank area is reputedly the place where the goddess Durga threw her sword into the water after killing a demon. See the large Shiva lingam (an abstract representation of the deity) under the shade of a peepal tree, a major site of Hindu pilgrimage and a focal point of ceremonies and celebrations at the ghat. Ask Inspirock to suggest an itinerary and make planning a trip to Varanasi fast, fun, and easy.
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  • perhaps the best place I have been to .Simply amazing. ASSI ghat as the name suggests, is the finest tourist location in Varanasi.  more »
  • If you are visiting Varanasi then this is a must to visit place for you. This Ghat is a big one and very famous. I visited this place at night and also went their in the morning. The atmosphere over h...  more »
  • The photo looks like as well as representation should not be compared to other peaceful feeling. Like the escort girl from Varanasi, minutes and push the tech on this side were relatively much more clean and yes the neighborhood itself.
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The old city of Varanasi has a long history of pilgrimage and tourism, and its range of accommodations has developed to a high degree to meet the vast demand from across India and further afield. Perhaps the most interesting and atmospheric place to stay can be found in the area surrounding the ghats on the west bank of the river. You can find an eclectic mix of simple hotels and guesthouses all the way from this point up to the main train station. North of the station sit the most luxurious of the city's accommodations, with views of the tributary that runs through the north, and a range of additional facilities.
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