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Dasaswamedh Ghat

Varanasi, India
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Ranked #5 of 52 attractions in Varanasi
Type: Landmarks/ Points of Interest
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New Delhi, India
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014 NEW

I would not go the ghat unless I was a passionate Hindu, which I am not. The place is beyond filthy.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014 NEW

peaceful, spiritual and mind blowing experience along the ghats of river Ganga. It gave new dimensions to my thoughts...:)

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Manali, India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

The best part of this little tale of Banaras is the Ganga Arti. After taking an evening ride on the Ganges, your guide pauses the boat just in front of the Dasaswamedh Ghat. The sound of flawless chanting pours like heavenly drops in your ear. Just beware of the boat riders who will at last end up convincing you for... More

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Ahmedabad, India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

In all Varanasi has eighty ghats Harishchandra ghat is unique as it has its own Vishwanath temple very close to crematorium. Kedar ghat being perfect ghat to hire boat and to start your boat journey. Witnessing a Ganga Artee through boat on opposite side will give immense happiness, pleasure love and respect.

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Goa, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

People from all around the country come here to view The Mahaarti in the evenings. One can come a little early and get a view of the aarti. Options to sit on boats and view are also there.

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Gurgaon, India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

Its very near to temple, lot of shops here to purchase, you can have good time to bath no fear ,,, Advise: after taking bath when you see huge line and more crowd , to enter temple one more gate no 4 is there , you can find the entry available from opposite side too (near manikarnika ghat) . there... More

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

The evening celebrations are a must to see. We went every night and just being in the enormous crowd is a once in a lifetime experience!

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New Delhi, India
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014

Ay per hindu myth being cremated here is passage to heaven but the whole scene as such is repulsive how quickly burnt human bodies are washed into the river duly polluting the holy river. Unbelievable but true and repulsive experience.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

with the ceremony starting about 7.15-.7.30, this place becomes a spectacle of locals and tourists all waiting for the holy Aarthi celebration. we witnessed this by boat which gave us a different and special impression being just far away enough that we could see the entire show. the waters are completely flooded with boats of local people who travel far... More

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

Go around 5:30-6:00 pm, so that you find good place as it gets crowded around aarti time. Camera & phones aren't allowed in Kashi Vishwanath temple but you would want to film the Ganga Aarti, so go on separate times maybe.

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