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About Banaras Ghats

Varanasi is a city that was born on the banks of the river Ganges can well be called a city of ‘ghats.' The old city is situated on the northern shores of the Ganges, at the confluence of Varuna and Assi. Boasting of eighty-seven ghat’s the city also prides itself of its long existence. These riverfront stairs or ghats are the main attraction besides the numerous temples that the city houses. Among these ghat’s some are dedicated to bathing and puja or worshipping while some are exclusively dedicated to sites for cremation. Many of these ghats are still privately owned, and some have interesting legends attached to them. The saffron clad sadhus, boat rides, the sight of puja ceremonies, bathing pilgrims offer mystic aura to the ghats. Plenty of photographers visit the ghats to catch some incredible moments on their camera. Among some of the most popular ghats of Banaras are Dashashwamedh Ghat, Manikarnika Ghat, Assi Ghat, Scindia Ghat, Maan-Mandir Ghat, Lalita Ghat and Bachraj Ghat.

Highlights

  • Best Time to Visit Morning, Afternoon, Evening
  • Facilities Food Stalls, Washrooms
  • Recommended Hours Min. 2 hours
  • Best Visited With Group, Solo, Couple, Family
  • Allowed Footwear, Camera

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Manikarnika Ghat

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Ganges River

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Banaras Art Gallery

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