Ganges River, Varanasi

4.4
#1 of 93 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 had about 48 hours Varanasi and managed to squeeze in 2 river cruises one in the evening and one the following morning. Both were quite different and both quite interesting. And if I had to pick.....  more »
  • Came here for sunset ceremony and it was crowded, it was interesting. Next morning woke up early and hopped on a quick boat ride along the river. Great experience if you are in India!  more »

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