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Ganges River, Varanasi

Categories: Bodies of Water, Nature & Parks
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4.5/5 based on 2,600+ reviews on the web
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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  • Not a beautiful river, not one where there are lots of activities but the overall package is impressive. The Ghatts at Varanasi are impressive, size and their age. The variations in the people visitin...  read more »
  • Really liked our visit. Take time out to spend on the river with a sunset and sunrise boat ride and even a leisurely walk down the banks to the main ghats. It is a peaceful respite from the crazy busi...  read more »
  • The ganges of Varanasi is very calm and stable also. Lots of Boat are present in the ghats and the boat trip was a nice experience for me. 
  • Jai ho Ganga Maiya ke. The holiest river of the world, and is addressed as "Ganga Ji" allover
  • One of the oldest and most important ghats, the Dashashwamedh Ghat is also Varanasi's liveliest. Two Hindu mythologies surround the ghat, one being that Lord Brahma created it to welcome Lord Shiva and another where he sacrificed ten horses during the yajna performed here. Around dusk the Dashashwamedh Ghat comes to life with the evening Ganga Aarti. Performed by young pundits dressed in saffron, the aarti is an elaborate ceremony complete with puja, dance and fire. The riverbank lights up with flaming lamps and the smell of sandalwood envelops the ghat.
  • The boating and the night arti was very good and interesting. I like this place very much.
  • Jay maa gange. I love my ganga reaver
  • Wow. Feeling memorable. Awesome place.
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