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Dasaswamedh Ghat

Varanasi, India
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Ranked #5 of 51 attractions in Varanasi
Type: Landmarks/ Points of Interest
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Kolkata (Calcutta), India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2014 NEW

Well, Dasaswamedh Ghat is the biggest attraction of Varanasi. After visiting Kashi vishwanath temple in late afternoon, proceed to Dasaswamedh Ghat in evening. It just 10 mins walking distance from the temple. While approaching to Ghat you will find many agents asking if you'd like to hire a boat. I suggest simply skip them saying no. Reach the ghat &... More

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Patna, India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

Though there are many ghats in varanasi but this is most popular among tourist.There are many reason for that,few are easy to reach,proximity to vishwanath jee temple and evening arti.If you are in varanasi then dont mis ganga aarti every evening.Its a spectacular scene.But whenever you visit here be prepare for many people approaching you for different things.Pandas will approach... More

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New Delhi, India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2014

If you are in Varanasi and if you could just do one thing, this is what I would recommend. Be there for the evening aarti at the ghat and enjoy the spectacle of sheer devotion and faith. Even if you are a believer or not, this display of love to the river goddess is unique and spectacular. Be there in... More

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Utah
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2014

This place is a lot of fun if you can resist the dozens of people who will try to "bless" you in return for money. Have fun, and prepare to say "no" firmly if you don't want anything. Also be aware that dozens of people will want to offer you boat trips. Arrange your boat trip through your hotel and... More

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New Orleans, Louisiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2014

This is the main ghat at Varanasi. The main attraction is to come here at night when they are preforming the aarti on the Ganges. There are literally thousands of people that come here every night for this ceremony. If you are in a group, be sure to stay together as it is very easy to get lost in the... More

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Nomansland, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2014

Sitting on the steps here for just one hour will amaze you. You will see a bit of everything here, good and bad. There are all vendors around for your drinks and snacks so you can sit and take it all in. Its great to be there and watch it all come alive for the evening ceremony. If you are... More

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mumbai
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2014

This is the main ghat in Varanasi. It is crowed with all sorts of people. There are a lot of shops, temples & beggars on the steps that will not go unnoticed. It is a marvel for photographers! One can take a boatride, by bargaining for a good price. This ghat is famous for its arti(prayers with lighting lamps) in... More

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Indore, India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2014

The main attraction of Dasaswamedh Ghat is daily evening aarti which is known as Agni Pooja(Worship to fire). A group of priests perform this ritual wherein dedication is made to Lord Shiva, River Ganga(the Ganges), Surya (Sun), Agni (Fire) and the whole universe. Special aartis are performed on Tuesdays and on religious festivals. The best way to enjoy and feel... More

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New Haven, Connecticut
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2014

Our tour came here for the evening aarti ceremony; we went on a boat and watched from the river. An amazing multisensual experience you won't forget. Walking to and from the river is an adventure in itself: hawkers, beggars, huge crowds, and filth everywhere - watch your step! Felt like we were on another planet: it was insanely intense but... More

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KAKIANDA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2014

its the place where ganga aarti takes place, very captivating aarti, awesomeeeeee, really must see from a boat on ganges excellent view

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