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Kedar Ghat, Varanasi

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Take the steps to the holy river of Ganga and wash away your sins in its waters at Kedar Ghat. The place is held as divine and holy for people seeking salvation or Moksha. The steps could be very steep for some and it is advisable to be extra careful while climbing them. Buy the pooja thalis and diyas, symbolical offerings and candle lamps, to be lit and floated on the river, as the ancient practice requests. Visit the popular sweet shops around the Ghat that serve fresh and pre milk-sweets. Try the idli wala, a South Indian dish, which is the local favorite. Plan to see Kedar Ghat and other attractions that appeal to you using our Varanasi vacation route planner.
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  • To see the morning sun from the Ganges River early in the morning, rode a boat from here. From fewer foreign tourists than the main Ghat, it came for local people, was quiet.
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  • This ghat is named after god kedareshwarnath most of the people bath at this ghat and offer prayer to sun god and kasi viswanath. No other ghats in Varanasi will present you with a more captivating vi...  more »
  • One will find a very quite and peaceful atmosphere out here because mainly one will find localites sitting out here.The scenic beauty of ghats can be looked at for hours sitting on the stairs of kedar...  more »

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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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