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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  • Varanasi is the city where life just happens and anyone can easily feel its vibration at every single ghats of the city. Assi ghat is the first ghat located in southern side of the city. A lot happens...  more »
  • We accidentally booked a guesthouse very close to assi Ghat and it turned out to be the best accident ever. Super close to fantastic restaurants, you can attend the daily Meditation practice and Aarti...  more »
  • What's good Serene and expansive, this is a place for creative people. What's not good At the edge of city, it is either accessible by boat or cab. What to do Relax and enjoy the view of entire Varana...  more »
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