Manikarnika Ghat, Varanasi

4.3
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.
Create an itinerary including Manikarnika Ghat
map
© OpenMapTiles © OpenStreetMap contributors
Manikarnika Ghat Reviews
Rate this attraction
TripAdvisor Traveler Rating
TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5
1,101 reviews
Google
4.5
TripAdvisor
  • This place is impressive in many ways. No preconceived idea prevails after feeling the heat of the flames. Whatever the beliefs of their own, this is a place of worship where to observe with respect, to the limit that the protagonists want to mark. Of course (and of course) the cameras are banned. It is worth it and it may be essential that someone local accompany and explain to you. Then they will ask you for a donation with which to theoretically cover the expenses of the cremations of the hundreds of homeless people who inhabit the alleys of this unique city.
    View original
  • It's the best place because many of dead people will come to take Moksh from there all doing there past wrong things. It's only place we seen so peace and looking many thing and learn many thigs from ...  more »
Google
  • 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.
  • Build a plan

    Tell us where and when you
    want to go, we will build
    the best sightseeing itinerary
  • Refine it

    You have complete flexibility on your destinations and itinerary
  • Book as a package

    Use our travel agents to get
    package savings and hassle free booking
  • Enjoy your trip!

    Enjoy our 24x7
    on-trip assistance

Popular things to do in Varanasi

View all >
4.9
Duration: 4​h
4.4
Duration: 3​h
4.7
Duration: 8​h
4.6
Duration: 2​h

Historic Sites in Varanasi

View all >
4.4
Duration: 2​h
4.1
Duration: 30​min
4.5
Duration: 2​h
5.0
Duration: 2​h

Hidden gems in Varanasi

4.6
Duration: 1​h 30​min
4.9
Duration: 2​h 30​min
4.1
Duration: 2​h
3.9
Duration: 2​h

Shopping in Varanasi

View all >
4.8
Duration: 30​min
5.0
Duration: 2​h
5.0
Duration: 30​min
5.0
Duration: 4​h

Side trips from Varanasi

5.0
Duration: 2​h
5.0
Duration: 2​h
4.6
Duration: 2​h
4.6
Duration: 2​h

Nearby attractions in Varanasi

4.5
Duration: 2​h
3.8
Duration: 30​min
4.8
Duration: 1​h
4.5
Duration: 2​h
4.9
Duration: 4​h
4.3
Duration: 2​h
4.4
Duration: 2​h
5.0
Duration: 3​h