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Dasaswamedh Ghat

Address: Varanasi, India
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Ranked #6 of 71 things to do in Varanasi
Type: Landmarks & points of interest, Sights & Landmarks
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Lochmaddy, United Kingdom
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12 reviews 12 reviews
10 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015 NEW

No words are really needed, it is what it is. Please be respectful for the people letting go of Loved ones here. This Ghat is much more up close that Manikarnika Ghat. It is smaller and not so many people. It is hard to see but it is real.

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Chennai
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77 reviews 77 reviews
24 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015 NEW

There are many ghats along the Ganges River Front. I have visited many of these ghats during my life, as a child, as a teenager and now as an adult. This is one of most famous ghats as it is a main ghat and is near the Vishwanath Temple. It is well-known due to the well televised Dev Diwali Arti... More 

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SF, California
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235 attraction reviews
160 helpful votes 160 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015 NEW

This Ghat is where thousands of people gather each evening for an hour long ceremony also where many choose to take their ritual baths. Now just a few words of caution: anyone approaching you be they young children or older persons, no matter how friendly they may appear, are just trying to use you as an ATM. We learned quickly... More 

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Mumbai
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72 reviews 72 reviews
27 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015 NEW

This is one of the most popular ghats in Banaras and there's always a large crowd waiting to pay their respects to the Ganga river by this ghat.

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rockford
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20 reviews 20 reviews
3 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015 NEW

Mind you I don't worship a water God so I don't see the purpose of the pilgrimage. The water is dirty looked like sewage but it could have been the remains from the creamations. Locals drink and bath in it but I would imagine it is because they are use to it. But since it does not smell I would... More 

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Jalandhar, India
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51 reviews 51 reviews
3 attraction reviews
66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015 NEW

i am not rating beauty of ghat but i am rating the devotion and faith of people in lord Shiva and river Ganges. people from all round the country at same place where you can understand what multilingual nation means. there is so much devotion among the people . stay there for some time at ghats and you will feel... More 

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Paternoster, South Africa
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42 reviews 42 reviews
9 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015 NEW

This is why you come to Varanasi and you should. Be aware however that it is dirty, very dirty and noisy. It may be a holy place for some but as a tourist you are just seen as money. Many gullable westeners around paying "holy men" for "blessings" or "good kharma". Touts and beggars all over and everybody wants money... More 

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Nantes, France
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299 reviews 299 reviews
107 attraction reviews
153 helpful votes 153 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015 NEW

The evening ceremony is interesting but way to touristy. This Ghat is easy to access from the rest of the city and highly popular with visitors. A short walk North or South will take you to less visited Ghats with a more serene atmosphere.

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Havelock, North Carolina
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77 reviews 77 reviews
12 attraction reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

This is the most important Ghat. Come for the sunset ceremony if nothing else. Stay for the parade of colorful people that streak by.

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Beijing, China
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17 reviews 17 reviews
7 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

While under Dasaswamedh Ghat, I write about the ghats in the general area. It is an amazing place to people watch. Every evening there is an aarti which takes place. It is a religious ceremony to watch which may have as many a 100,000 or 200,000. There is a cacophony of sound and singing which adds to the amazing adventure.... More 

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