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Banaras Ghats, Varanasi

Categories: Landmarks, Sacred & Religious Sites, Tourist Spots
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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. Use our Varanasi itinerary builder to visit Banaras Ghats on your trip to Varanasi, and learn what else travelers and our writers recommend seeing nearby.
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  • This is the place where you forget every thing and lost in the beauty of the place. We took motor boat from Dashmesh Ghat to Assi Ghat. It was best part in whole trip. Please bargain while booking boa...  read more »
  • There are around 40 ghats present in Varanasi. Some of them are very old as well as popular also such as Manikarnika Ghat, Dashaswmedha Ghat, Rani Ahallyabai Ghat, Munshi Ghat, Assi Ghat, Chausatti Gh...  read more »
  • Amazing. Gorgeous pics - go for sunrise boat tour!!!! The sun will light the ghats and buildings for exceptional lighting for your pics. 
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