Ganges River, Varanasi

4.4
#1 of 92 in Parks in Uttar Pradesh
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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  • We were with Explore Worldwide and we embarked on three boats plus a kitchen boat en route for Batoli Ghat and staying there on the sandbank overnight set sail again for a small village of Sherpa to.....  more »
  • The reason I am giving at five stars is because my experience there turned out to be magnificent due to being blessed yo have my path cross with two vey young Teenage boys. I walked along the river...  more »
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