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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  • Spectacular experience not to be missed walk down to the ghat dont go by boat just sit and absorb the atmosphere and if you are lucky enough to see the sunrise over the ganges as i was it is truly a m...  more »
  • To sit there and watch is a joy with long memoties.Not so busy but with all the puja's and music . To sit there near mother ganga is an experience for life.  more »
  • Assi Ghat is larger than the other ghaterna and there are always people moving or sitting in the shade under the trees. There are some loose dogs and cows down at ghaten. Also Cafèr and restaurants are at Assi Ghat.
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