Banaras Ghats, Varanasi

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At Banaras Ghats, see nearly 100 riverfront steps which Hindu devotees use to access their sacred river to perform religious rituals. Observe the native people as they cleanse their spirits in the holy waters, honor their deities, and sometimes even cremate the dead. Take a boat ride on the river to witness the ceremonies from a different perspective. Some of the ghats remain private and closed for visitors, but others welcome both newcomers and regulars. Avoid bathing in the river, however, since it has became alarmingly contaminated in recent decades. Put Banaras Ghats on your schedule, and learn what else deserves a visit by using our Varanasi trip builder website .
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  • Unique and very lively, place many pilgrims but also tourists who forget qq time that is a place of pilgrimage
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  • I can truly say that "Jis ne LIFE mei BANARAS nahi dekha usne KUCH NAHI dekha". A LIVE CITY - Banasar... You can spend time at all ghats with your friends, family and even couples too enjoy over here.  more »
  • For thoose who can’t deal with death or this poorly situations of human beings, you should think twice to go here. For thoose who like adventures this is the place to be. In night narrow dark small st...  more »

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