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Dasaswamedh Ghat

Address: Varanasi, India
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Ranked #4 of 51 Attractions in Varanasi
Type: Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Cultural
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Long Beach, California
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014 NEW

This was definitely a highlight of my latest trip to India and first to Varanasi. With a small tour group, we took a boat along the Ganges to view the evening ceremony which starts at sunset and lasts a little under an hour. Also highly recommend a morning sunrise boat ride along the river as well. These experiences are not... More

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Gurgaon, India
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3 attraction reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014 NEW

We had heard about the Ghat but found the upkeep very poor. a lot needs to be done to keep the place clean and present as a memorable experience.

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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43 reviews 43 reviews
9 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014 NEW

Make sure you see the dawn and dusk rituals - especially the evening session with the 7 priests. The crowds and atmosphere are incredible.

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Kolkata (Calcutta), India
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5 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014 NEW

This place is perhaps the place to be if one has to get a feel of Varanasi. Biggest of all the ghats, it entraps the ethos of holiness of the Ganges as seen by the Indians. Priests pay homage to the mighty river by performing "aarathi" on its banks every evening. A platform has been earmarked on the ghat for... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014

This is the biggest Ghat on the river, plenty going on around this area all the time, very touristy but well worth the effort.

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ohio
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5 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014

This is the one place to see it all. The streets above have a tempting veg market. This is he main ghat for morning rituals evening, cows, goats, bathing, priest. Laundry, beggars, markets , evening. If you have one day and night. Spend it here. Note. It can be on certain days overwhelming. however in quiet times the kids fly... More

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Mumbai
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

You can capture the real and living India in your camera here. Go there any time of the day and you will find activity but preferably go just before sunrise to capture the memorable moments of the early bathers.

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Mumbai
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2014

This is one of the best ghats in Varanasi where most of the action happens. Especially the Gangar Aarti at this ghat is the best in world. Immerse yourselves in to the Aarti which is most beautifully performed at this Ghat. Everything about this place is Mystical and Fascinating!

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New Delhi, India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2014

The centre point of Ganges aarti is Dasaswamedh ghat, Ganges aarti is beautiful, starts around 6:15 & lasted till 7pm. The ghat roads leads to the market, which is relatively high on price.

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Bhopal, India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

The plaque at the entrance mentions the historical significance of the ghat. The ghat was crowded in the morning. People were seen shaving their heads, bathing, taking a boat ride. The view of the river bank with other ghats was excellent. However, there was filth everywhere, which was an eyesore.

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