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Assi Ghat
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Sunrise Private Varanasi Walking Tour and Tuk-Tuk Ride
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Small-Group Morning Varanasi Tour Including Ganges Boat Ride
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Private Half-Day Walking Tour of Varanasi including the Golden Temple
Ranked #6 of 111 things to do in Varanasi
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Reviewed October 19, 2013

Just be there watch whatever is going on. You will realise how easy it is to get lost from your own self. 'YOU' will melt away

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Reviewed October 19, 2013

Situated at the confluence of Ganga and Asi rivers, Assi Ghat is the southernmost Ghat in Varanasi, where pilgrims bathe before paying their homage to Lord Shiva in the form of huge lingam situated under a peepal tree. Assi Ghat also constitutes the southern end of conventional city. Another lingam worshipped here is the Asisangameshwar lingam representing the lord of confluence of the Asi, enshrined in a small marble temple near the Assi Ghat. It was at the Assi Ghat where the famous Indian poet saint, Tulsi Das had written the much-celebrated Ramcharitmanas.

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Reviewed October 10, 2013

The last flood hit this area quite hard depositing a lot of silt which they were working on cleaning up. Restaurants, shops, hotels all flooded too but the shrine and trees still there so it's getting back to normal.

Thank Lbaba
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Reviewed October 6, 2013

Disliked the whole of Varanasi, but this place was quit interesting. Nice to just sit down and see what's going on around you. We were here during low season, I bet it is way busier (and more interesting) during high season. At least it didn't smell here!

Thank MelissaGouda
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Reviewed September 26, 2013

This little ghat is the best place to se one of the sunset ceremonies with fire. It's not so crowded as many others.
After the prayers yo can go to have a great pizza in Vaatika Restaurant, with views to the ghat.

Thank Silcinna
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