8 best ghats you must visit when in Varanasi

May 23, 2024

By: Ayush Mehrotra

Dashashwamedh Ghat

This is one of the most prominent and busiest ghats in Varanasi. It's famous for its evening Ganga Aarti ceremony, where priests perform rituals with fire and incense, accompanied by chanting and music.

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Assi Ghat

Known for its serene ambience, Assi Ghat is a favourite spot for both tourists and locals. It's believed to be the place where the river Assi meets the Ganga.

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Manikarnika Ghat

This ghat is one of the holiest cremation grounds in Varanasi. Hindus believe that cremation at this ghat grants liberation from the cycle of rebirth.

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Harishchandra Ghat

Similar to Manikarnika Ghat, Harishchandra Ghat is another significant cremation ground. It's named after King Harishchandra, known for his unwavering truthfulness.

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Panchganga Ghat

This ghat is named after the mythical confluence of five rivers. It's believed that taking a bath here can cleanse one of all sins.

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Manmandir Ghat

Known for its beautiful architecture, especially the Manmandir Observatory, this ghat offers a picturesque view of the river and the city.

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Kedar Ghat

This ghat is dedicated to Lord Shiva and is believed to be the spot where Lord Shiva granted the Kashi Vishwanath Temple to Varanasi.

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Tulsi Ghat

Named after the great saint poet Tulsidas, this ghat is famous for its spiritual atmosphere and as a center for learning and discourse.

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