Banaras Ghats, Varanasi

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At Banaras Ghats, see nearly 100 riverfront steps which Hindu devotees use to access their sacred river to perform religious rituals. Observe the native people as they cleanse their spirits in the holy waters, honor their deities, and sometimes even cremate the dead. Take a boat ride on the river to witness the ceremonies from a different perspective. Some of the ghats remain private and closed for visitors, but others welcome both newcomers and regulars. Avoid bathing in the river, however, since it has became alarmingly contaminated in recent decades. Put Banaras Ghats on your schedule, and learn what else deserves a visit by using our Varanasi trip builder website .
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  • I recommend not to go in monsoon season, the river is very grown and you do not see the steps. For this very reason there are very few people bathing. It is also very cloudy so the sunset is not seen. We got up super early and it wasn't worth it
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