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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. Plan your Assi Ghat visit and explore what else you can see and do in Varanasi using our Varanasi itinerary maker.
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  • It is the most southern Ghats of Varanasi, where at 5:30 you can watch the Puja (prayers) in the morning (not opinion). Around there are hostels, some Cafes but nothing more. If you do not sleep in the area it's worth getting there by boat.
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  • Always busy but well worth it, you can hire a boat for two for about 5 to 600 rupees. I have done the sun rise and sunset boat trip on the Ganges its a must do at both times.  more »
  • Assi ghat is the very famous in hole Varanasi. Every day in morning and evening people coming to see ganga aarti  more »