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Ganges River, Varanasi

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Experience the spiritual atmosphere of Ganges River in Varanasi, the holiest of the many cities nestled on the massive river’s banks. The sacred river attracts pilgrims from all over the country who come to take a dip in its waters, as well as a number of people hoping to be cremated there when they pass, so as to be freed from the cycle of reincarnation. On a boat ride along the river, you can observe the numerous "ghats" (stone steps that lead into the water), used for the rituals of bathing and cremation. Using our online itinerary creator, Varanasi attractions like Ganges River can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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  • I've been already 2 times and I was surprised more than the first, is a MUST. The Aarti ceremony is to see it every day from every angle. Walk along the banks of the River to discover the mystical India.
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  • How to put words on this? Yes it is all, of course, but of all the places I've ever visited in my life, so it is the most magical, strangest, oldest. Agra, Taj Mahal, Mouths, Delhi, Bombay, Rajasthan all glory. but this was the highlight of my trip.
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  • After the colourful chaotic rickshaw ride through the narrow streets we arrived at the banks of the river. The ceremony was memorable. Our guide referred to the increase in "death tourism ". However a...  more »
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  • Dashashwamedh ghat........ Place of most beautiful GANGA ARTI in banaras
  • Great to see and experience. When the river is in flood sometimes in the monsoon season the boat tours are all cancelled by the authorities for safety reasons eg August 2016
  • Ghato ka raja varansi sp baba
  • Jai ho Ganga Maiya ke. The holiest river of the world, and is addressed as "Ganga Ji" allover
  • One of the peaceful place is beside Maa ganga.