Harishchandra Ghat, Varanasi

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  • This ghat is where the great king Harishchandra worked in the cremation grounds during his testing times along with his wife.. creamation happens day in and out here .  more »
  • It is another burning ghat where they cremate the deads, though not so famous as the other burning ghat called Manikarnika ghat, the cremations take place at this ghat much earlier than in Manikarnika...  more »
  • This ghat is mainly meant for cremation purpose. There is also a electric cremation facility on the ghat  more »
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  • After visiting this place you will have a whole new view towards your life, I can assure you. You will feel the worth of life.
  • I love this place so much when I get time Then everytime I come here to visit bcz this is so beautiful place
  • Did the Asthi Visarjan in the opposite banks of this serene Ghat. May the souls rest in peace & attain salvation.
  • Need to create more well platforms and token system for cremation.
  • DON'T TAKE PHOTOS, IT'S DISRESPECTFUL! Cremation ghat. You can visit this place to see how bodies are burned. No fake guides, only locals, pretty calm place. Suggest to visit if you want to see the ritual for burning bodies.

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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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