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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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  • People , locals and tourists gather at this place. Two Aarti ceremonies daily. Worth a visit. Nice hotels around.  more »
  • We attended the morning prayers and rituals of Ganga aarti which commenced at 5.30 am IST. The ghat is tidy and has loads of boats for boat riding. Do try the lemon tea which is sold by the local tea ...  more »
  • One of the most colourful and facinating place on earth, suprises abound around every corner. Perfect place to experience the sunrise.  more »
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  • Peacefull place, temple, ghat, Holy ganga river,wonderfull boating experience, great view from a "water suppy tower" u must try, Ask a local for way to tower. yogesh, kanpur
  • Mostly tourist don't go this place and this place is also not crowded but only a few people know that many Bollywood and Hollywood film shootings are done here. I have revealed a secret! Oops!
  • One of the must visit places in Varanasi. Calm and serene atmosphere makes you want to just sit there and relax. Enjoy sunrise on a boat ride. Popular among college students. Good food options are also available nearby.
  • Lifeline for most of the students of IIT(BHU). Watching "Subah - e - Banaras" , Evening Aarti , Daily commotion sitting on the upper stairs, with sips of lemon masala tea are some of the memory which i will relish for rest of my life.
  • It's one of the prime locations in this ancient city. The ghat looks lot cleaner than what it used to be earlier. The Ganga aarati that takes places here is an essence of the city's camaraderie.