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Manikarnika Ghat

Varanasi, India
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Ranked #11 of 52 Attractions in Varanasi
Type: Landmarks/ Points of Interest
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Prostejov, Olomoucky Kraj, Czech Republic
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

An interesting place, where the old tradition, religion and dirt take place. To get some information is good to have a guide but be careful!! They are all hustlers. They will tell you the story about the wood and nurse taking care of poor dying people.. Their main purpose is to get as much money as possible from your pockets.... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

This is the place where every hindu comes at the last day of his/or her life it is a different place we have never seen this in Australia Tourists should be very careful here because some touts will try to play with your emotions and will ask donation please do not pay here any thing

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Mexicali, Mexico
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23 reviews 23 reviews
4 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

As this place is sacred, many tourists like us are a bit skeptical to approach since we have no idea of the rules and norms of this place. Yesterday my girlfriend and I walked to the ghat and immediately was harassed by wannabe guides, and hustlers. Since the place is holy we did not want to offend anybody, nor did... More

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Kolkata (Calcutta), India
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

If you are an Indian then I would suggest there is no point on going to this place. Since childhood one has seen a lot of cremation. But still if you want to experience the ambiance, you can go. But make sure yo don't photograph anything against people's will

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Tokyo, Japan
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

I sat here for long hours to see what is life nothing will come in mind after death peoples are bought here

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Ahmedabad, India
14 reviews 14 reviews
11 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

Hindus want to get rid of the birth and rebirth cycle hence every hindus' to be cremated on bank of Ma Ganga - Manikarnika Ghat Amazing Ghat Cremation on first floor just unbelievable but to believe.

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Batticaloa, Sri Lanka
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4 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

Words can't begin to describe the experience of this ghat, particularly from a boat on the river at sunset; this is the best way to do it. Just sit and absorb. I left knowing that I had seen a gateway, something primal and haunting.

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Civitavecchia, Italy
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

Quite intrsting it was my first time there are no word to the scribe the emotions thst i felt when i was in front the burning corpse!!!respect🙌🙌🙌

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Hyderabad, India
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225 helpful votes 225 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2014

Manikarnika Ghat is one of the five important ghats of the Holy river Ganga at Varanasi. It is said that taking bath at 12.00 noon will clear of all your evil deals. Many pilgrims gather at this ghat and take bath at the scheduled time. We also followed this tradition and had a bath at 12.00 noon during our stay... More

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Kawasaki, Japan
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24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

This is something you may not see in your country and definitely worth your experience. You can watch bodies being cremated in the open air. Since most of the bodies are covered, you'll hardly get a glimpse of any gore. As this is a sacred place, taking any photographs or videos are strictly prohibited. Watch out for pickpockets and bogus... More

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