Manikarnika Ghat, Varanasi

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Landmark · Hidden Gem · Tourist Spot
Pay a visit to Manikarnika Ghat, one of the country's best-known and sacred ghats. Sitting on the banks of the large, revered river, the ghat features a staircase leading down to the main area in which traditional Hindu cremations are performed. Learn about the site's spiritual heritage to understand why so many wish their bodies to be cremated here after death. The complex's architecture, the river, and the burning funeral pyres create an arresting sight, and visitors should maintain a respectful air at all times. With our online itinerary creator, Varanasi attractions like Manikarnika Ghat can be center stage of your vacation plans, and you can find out about other attractions like it, unlike it, near it, and miles away.
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  • Visited this ghat and had a good view during the boat ride in the Ganges early morning. Manikarnika Ghat is believed as one of the holiest cremation places by Hindus, it is situated on the banks of...  more »
  • i had there to complete some family rituals and this place is witnessing mukti of deceased person. Now ghats and river ganga is cleaner then before.  more »
  • Like very historical place with very old and amazing temples. The ghat is more quiet than others that are more crowded. It is a nice place to stay a bit and walk but not so much to do.
  • It's world famous place located at bank of Ganaga river. Many people from world visit here to enjoy holiday and find an amazing experience. It's a tradition place.
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