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. Choose to start, finish, or center your holiday on a trip to Kedar Ghat by using our Varanasi holiday planner.
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  • So many Ghat line the Ganges river in this epic city. As you walk along, or boat ride along the Ghats, you will see this famous site. Best to walk to get the feel where you can pause, take pictures, s...  more »
  • this ghat is famous at the kedar temple is in this place. the belief is that your visit here is as good as visiting the kedarnath temple in the himalayas. a real spiritual experience  more »
  • The temple above the Ghats of Kedar is filthy inside and everywhere lying dirt. In the back of a whole room full of waste and it is stink. It does so with a place of worship? Hardly spirituality can evolve into this dark hole.
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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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