Ganges River, Varanasi

4.4
#1 of 87 in Parks in Uttar Pradesh
Must see · Water Body · Nature / Park
Experience the spiritual atmosphere of Ganges River in Varanasi, the holiest of the many cities nestled on the massive river’s banks. The sacred river attracts pilgrims from all over the country who come to take a dip in its waters, as well as a number of people hoping to be cremated there when they pass, so as to be freed from the cycle of reincarnation. On a boat ride along the river, you can observe the numerous "ghats" (stone steps that lead into the water), used for the rituals of bathing and cremation. Plan my trip to Varanasi with suggested itineraries provided by Inspirock.
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  • You will find your true happiness sitting on the ghats of Ganges river. Soothing and mind blowing experience. Must visit esp for those who come to see culture and tradition of Varanasi.  more »
  • We had about 48 hours Varanasi and managed to squeeze in 2 river cruises one in the evening and one the following morning. Both were quite different and both quite interesting. And if I had to pick.....  more »

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