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Manikarnika Ghat

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Address: Ghasi Tola Road, Varanasi 221001, India
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Cremation ghat - once in a lifetime (for you) event

This is definitely worth going to. A guide can get you an overlook. No cameras or video recorders. Walkable from the back alleys but you can't really walk thru where the cremation... read more

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

This is definitely worth going to. A guide can get you an overlook. No cameras or video recorders. Walkable from the back alleys but you can't really walk thru where the cremation ceremonies are going on (24/7/365).

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New Delhi, Delhi, India
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

If you want to experience LIFE at its fullest a visit to Manikarnika Ghat is a must. The last rites of teh dear departed are being performed with sombriety, people are having tea and catching up on the day's activities, a boat is being repaired, a family living in the palace above hanging their sarees to dry...........Life doesn't stop

Thank smitagupta
Seoul, South Korea
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This place is one of the best sites to visit in India. You can take a glimpse of how Indian people perceive life and death. It provides a stunning view of the Ganga. But you have to be really be careful to avoid scams. Some people will approach you, and try to give explanation on how things work here. Informative,... More 

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The last days of the life. On territories this crematorium has a house of death, where the people live, waiting for his death, usually these people are very sick. Only Hindus can understand. The place where a person can get moksha.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It is a place where dead bodies are cremated and a good reminder of our exit from this world. It certainly expresses the atmosphere and transcendence of this amazing city!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Perfect place to taste and feel the spirituality of Varanasi! Respect the place, do not take photographs and admire the most incredible ritual.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Of all the places in Varanasi this is the most memorable - both for the sight and smell which stayed with me for ages. A sacred place of religious beginnings and ends, a place where the final farewells are made in front of strangers and history traces back over thousands of years. A very moving place and unforgettable to the... More 

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Agra, India
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A sacred place for Hindus. According to tradition here, in this place has been the god Shiva and his earring dropped to the water. With this precious earrings and is the name of the place. Here you can spend bathing in the holy river Ganges and visit temples.

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Faridabad, India
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Manikarnika Ghat is where the dead are cremated as per Hindu Rituals. The Entire area from the shore area gives a Surreal feeling. Hundreds throng the area .From the river the Ghat is viewed better.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I visited this ghaat through a boat ride. The boat riders you choose will share the norms of this ghaat and the way last rites are supposed to be carried out. Though disturbing...It's definately worth a visit. As per mythology it sacred to perform the last rites here as it said they get a chance to communicate with the gods.... More 

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