Dasaswamedh Ghat, Varanasi

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At Dasaswamedh Ghat, see how locals gather at their most sacred river to perform religious rituals and appease their gods. This main ghat rests close to Vishwanath temple, where many Hindu legends came to existence. Learn from the locals as they preach that Lord Brahma created this site to welcome Lord Shiva; some devotees believe that Brahma sacrificed 10 horses here to prove his sovereignty. As you roam this area, notice the observatory overlooking the river, which was built in 1737. Feel free to take part in religious festivals, but watch out for the fire during the daily Agni Pooja (worship of fire) ritual. Plan trip to Varanasi with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.
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  • Always a lot of people and a lot of movement in this ghate. The central street of Gandolija goes straight to the Crossey Ghat. Daily 18.30 religious ceremonies are held here, which is certainly worth a visit. It is interesting not only for believers, but for any tourist. Very beautiful sight! As the saying goes "a must see"
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  • POOJA daily Hindu ritual at 18:30 for about an hour because the people in full. View from the boat in the water if you want to look nice and early, you should secure the seat.
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  • Puffy nipples and if you come in the room to look at! Varanasi is not over this sight unseen. Ganga was great Puja on the back. From
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  • It's an okay place, but in the end if you are a person who tries to stay away from the crowd then the best time to visit this or any ghat is during the monsoons. Make sure that you carry your rain coats and water proof trousers in the monsoons cause the weather is pretty unpredictable. The place would be good if it was clean.
  • Peace and joy at the same time. Street food is love. Must-visit place for foodies and travellers. Evening prayer of Goddess Ganga is worth attending. Boating at early morning just after the sunrise is the best time to enjoy the boat ride.
  • Best ghat of all. Very close to temple, Harathi happens here every day. I observe Water is clean compared to other Ghats.
  • A magnificent place to spend time. Most busy time of the day is during Ganga Aarthi (6pm-9pm). It is a must watch item if you are visiting Varanasi. You can either see from the banks of Ganges or you can rent a boat and see it from the Ganges itself. Renting a private boat will be costly. If you are going for a shared boat, you can manage for around Rs 200.
  • Very spiritual and nice place to visit with holy heart. Boats are available but they asks a huge amount to carry you but you have to bargain n they come down from 200 to 20 per head in group and individual 1000 to 300-400. So be aware. Jay Bhole Nath.

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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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