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Address: Varanasi, India
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Manikarnika Ghat

This is the one of the two cremations ghats of the city. According to Hindu mythology, this ghat is especially sacred and if anyone cremated here receive Moksha after the death... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
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Kolkata (Calcutta), India
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

As one of the main Ghats in Varanasi it is definitely worth a visit. It is a very spiritual place but also very busy and warm! Many people are extremely friendly and welcoming to their ceremonies which makes the experience enjoyable and interesting. Definitely something I've never seen before and probably never will again! However, don't be fooled by people... More 

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Kolkata (Calcutta), India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This is the one of the two cremations ghats of the city. According to Hindu mythology, this ghat is especially sacred and if anyone cremated here receive Moksha after the death. There is a myth that mentioned, Shiva gives Taraka Mantra in the ear of the dead so that they can cross the river called Boitarani. Hindus believes that bathing... More 

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Kolkata (Calcutta), India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

The most revered cremation Ghat for the Hindus this place is definitely not for visit by weak hearted travelers. From distant places Hindus bring the bodies of their deceased near and dear ones to cremate in open air pyres of this Ghat. It is told that since ages pyre s never stops burning in this head. Best way to have... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The whole ritual is quite interesting, how does it work and to have a proper explanation helps to understand the perks of it. But it can be quite depressing and it is literally a cultural shock as they see the death in such a different way. I could go to the main place where the bodies are cremated and I... More 

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Rishikesh, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Easily the most exciting Ghat, although when the Ganges is low during the summer you can walk easily along the entire length of the Ghats in about an hour - with time to stop and stare at all the amazing sights. If you are booking a hotel or guest house, find one in this area. Be aware that taxis cannot... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

If you need to know life, this is the place. The bodies of the departed souls are cremated in the banks of Ganges in this ghat 24*7. Fire and smoke form a part of this place. Not a time goes without a cremation happens here. But the beauty of this divine place is that u will never feel the smell... More 

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Thank Ganesh K
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This place teaches you about life. Go with intension to see the reality of life. Avoid photos as it may disturb the ppl in real loss

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Kolkata (Calcutta), India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

One of the ancient place where fire never sleeps but souls are... Varanasi is my home town. I feel so lucky to grown up in Varanasi and visit those places never like tourist. Years for historic activities are buried those places. Worth to visit who never visit.

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Thank Saumyajits
Mumbai
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The continuous burning of dead bodies at Manikarnika Ghat and the fumes and smoky environment is not for the weak at heart

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Thank TravelEager
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The place is really mysterious and spectacular place ! Cremation happens her according to Hindu rituals .. huge amount of wood for burn .. the place is dirty but will give you different feelings at the same time ..

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