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Things To Do in Varanasi

Boat ride at the Ganges
Varanasi is almost meaningless without the River Ganga. It’s the holiest River globally, portraying spectacular moments of colorful sunrise day and night. It’s believed that watching people from different lifestyles while sitting at the ghats is a great life teacher. Enjoy the exhilaration of boat riding at the crack of dawn and watch the city awakens. You’ll find locals washing clothes at the bank.

 

Varanasi Ghats
A ghat refers to a sequence of concrete shelved steps directing to a particular sacred river. You’ll find ghats, in Varanasi, along the Ganges River, where people congregate, stroll, and pray. You can also easily access the water. The most famous ghat is the Main Ghat (Dashashwamedh Ghat); about 15 min walk from the Main Ghat, you’ll approach the Kedar in the Varanasi, famous for its ghat picturesque scenery. Asi Ghat is a less developed ghat located 30-40 min walk from the main Ghat.

 

Burning Ghats
According to the Hindu belief, Varanasi is a city for both life and death. People come to the town to bathe and wash away their sins, while it’s the end of life and death for others, either burned to ashes or submerged in the Ganges River. Varanasi has two ghats for burning bodies, including Manikarnika Ghat and the Harishchandra Ghat. You can watch the burning ceremonies up on a balcony.

 

Dashashwamedh Ghat
Dashashwamedh is a word formed from three other separate units of Das (ten), aswa (horse), and medh (sacrifice). It was built in 1740 AD and is much more popular than other ghats due to its evening Aarti, a daily colorful and joyful event. You’ll find an enchanting evening of fire and dance.

 

Night Pooja Ceremony
Brahmins perform the Pooja ceremony in honor of Lord Shiva and the River Ganga. Every night, around 6:00 pm, the night Pooja Ceremony begins at the Main Ghat and attracts many tourists and Hindus. You can see the ceremony just along with the ghat steps or hop in the boats to watch it from the water. Fire, motions, burning incense, bell ringing, and loud background music are the Brahmins’ rituals.

 

Jantar Mantar
Jantar Mantar is the last of the five observatories made by Maharaja Jai Singh II, the astrologist, within 1724-1737. It serves to determine the time, position of stars, eclipses, and altitude.

 

Ancient Alleys and Streets of Varanasi
Get lost in the narrow old passages and alleys of the Varanasi along the Ganges River. Take a stroll and explore the ghats, street stalls, guest houses, shrines, and temples around. You may face cows navigating these narrow spaces.

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