Banaras Ghats, Varanasi

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

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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.


Overview of Banaras Ghats

Walking past the city of Varanasi, you will come across Banaras Ghats. On your trip to Varanasi, you can consider a quick visit to Banaras Ghats. Use this comprehensive guide to plan your visit to Banaras Ghats and you'll thank us later!

Banaras Ghats is not a popular tourist spot and visitors exploring prime attractions like Sarnath, Dashashwasmedh Ghat, Kashi Vishwanath Temple, Kaal Bhairav Temple and Yoga Education Training Society. For more popular attractions visit things to do in Varanasi.

Varanasi tours ideally do not include a visit to Banaras Ghats.

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