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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  • August 8, 2017
    This ghat is also a name of Shiva like other ghat kadar ghat is much known and famous because Lord Shiva Temple here is very famous and very powerful spiritual  more »
  • August 4, 2017
    I stayed nearby, the area is relatively safe and the ghat is nice, not one of the most important but still enjoyable. Often overrun by animals docile and sympathetic understanding, cows monkeys and dogs, a good starting point for your forays into the Ganges
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  • August 3, 2017
    The photo is not Kedar Ghat, but still. The most famous Temple in the South of Varanasi. Inside a very ancient lingam, associated with the beautiful legend of Lord Shiva. Some believe that this ancient lingam Kashi Visvanatha. Behind the temple is a picturesque lane Khedarishvar Lane, with vegetable stalls and pilgrims. Nice place:)
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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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