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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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  • No smell just astonishment at all the things happening at the same time on this sacred river. Why was I surprised when the fisherman had caught fish in his nets?  more »
  • unusual place to be, good food, although you have to be cautious can rent a boat and a guide not to be lost in the city. wonderful sunrise and sunset ceremonies  more »
  • The River itself is nothing unique for tourists, but the River is full of people for their belief. Unclean, but very unique place.  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.