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About Banaras Ghats, Varanasi

Ghats in Varanasi are riverfront steps leading to the banks of the River Ganges. The city has 88 ghats. Most of the ghats are bathing and puja ceremony ghats, while a few are used exclusively as cremation sites. Most Varanasi ghats were built after 1700 AD, when the city was part of Maratha Empire. The patrons of current ghats are Marathas, Shindes (Scindias), Holkars, Bhonsles, and Peshwes (Peshwas). Many ghats are associated with legends or mythologies while many ghats are privately owned. Morning boat ride on the Ganges across the ghats is a popular visitors attraction.

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Overview of Banaras Ghats

Walking past the city of Varanasi, you will come across Banaras Ghats. Banaras Ghats is not the prime point of interest of Varanasi. Although, you can pay a quick visit to it if you are around.

Generally, tourists prefer visiting top attractions of Varanasi like Sarnath, Dashashwasmedh Ghat, Kashi Vishwanath Temple, Kaal Bhairav Temple and Yoga Education Training Society. These are few of the top things to do in Varanasi.

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Address: Ghats of varanasi, Ghasi Tola, Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh, India

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Evening Excursion: Ganga River Walking Tour with Diner Overlooking the River in Varanasi
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Take a tour through Varanasi, one of the world’s oldest living cities, and along one of the world’s most revered rivers. You’ll follow the path of the famous Ganga River on this evening walking tour. The Ganga River, or called Ganges, runs through the veins of Varanasi. Even locals regularly call out har-har Gange, meaning “long live Ganga,” and in the evening locals flock to the ghats to release lanterns and flowers into the water. Follow Varanasi’s veins straight to her heart on this spiritual tour of an ancient city.

Sacred Varanasi Day Tour
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Experience Varanasi, full of color, excitement, and not surprisingly, was previously known as Kashi, "the city of life". Take this opportunity to explore Varanasi, the city which cannot be described, only experienced.

Evening Excursion: Magnificent Ganga Aarti with Dinner
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Varanasi, one of the most sacred and oldest cities in India, is located at the banks of the Gange river. Aarti, Agni Pooja is a performance in which a commitment is made to Lord Shiva, Mata Gange, Surya, Agni as well as the whole universe. Gange aarti is performed daily in the evenings by a group of priests at the Dashashwamedh Ghat.

Private Transfer: Varanasi Airport (VNS) to Varanasi Hotel
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Begin your trip to Varanasi with a stress free private transfer from Lal Bahadur Shastri Airport to your Varanasi hotel. Avoid the hassle of waiting in long taxi lines and be greeted by your professional and friendly driver as you exit the gate to be transferred directly to your hotel.

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