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About Ganges River

The River Ganges or Ganga is one of the main rivers in India and can be called the lifeline of agriculture, main water route for many states. Most of all, it’s considered as the holiest river by the Hindus. Personified in the Hindu mythology, Ganga is a Goddess and holds great importance. Taking a dip in this river is considered to wash away all sins and also helps attain salvation or nirvana. Hindus even immerse the ashes of dead in this holy river. Varanasi or Benaras is one of the cities on River Ganga that has grown as a seat of religious importance. Especially the ghats or the stairs leading to the river at several places are the main tourist attraction. Thousands of devotees visit these ghats every day to take a dip in this holy river. A photographer’s delight, early morning to after dark, the river offers an excellent backdrop for some good clicks. A boat ride at dawn, an evening aarti, and rows of floating diyas, all create a mesmerizing effect. Plenty of foreigners attracted to Hindu religious philosophy visit the cities on Ganges especially Varanasi, Haridwar and Allahabad every year.

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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Manmandir Ghat

Manmandir Ghat

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Monkey Temple Durga Temple

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Chaukhandi Stupa

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Kedar Ghat

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Ganpati Restaurant

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Canton Royale Restaurant

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The Mark Cafe

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Banaras Art Gallery

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Vishwanath Gali

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Cultural Walk in Varanasi

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Learn Yoga at Yoga Training Centre

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Windsor Bar

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Mangi Ferra

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