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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  • Assi ghat is a Me and my wife and my family both going in this hotal....this is a very beautiful hotal....I am so happy...45 hours enjoy!!  more »
  • Any amount of dip in the Ganga only asks for more. They are all neat and clean. They also take you in the boat for the panch ghat snan if you are doing a pilgrimage visit. It indeed is a must to do pl...  more »
  • I went in the afternoon amid the hot or quiet Ghat was then empty. 80 is at the southern end of the number is Ganges River Ghats.
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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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