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Ghats of Varanasi

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Ghats of Varanasi
Raja Ghat (Nivalink Trip Dated - 1 February 2011)
Dashashwamedh ghat (Nivalink Trip Dated - 19 August 2018)
Dashashwamedh ghat (Nivalink Trip Dated - 19 August 2018)

A ghat is a series of steps leading down to the river, used by bathers and pilgrims, and riverside Varanasi consists of a long sequence of these. The best option for viewing the ghats is to charter a boat and see them from the river. Hindus consider it auspicious to die in Varanasi, so some ghats are known as burning ghats, where bodies are cremated (in full view) before their ashes are placed in the Ganges.

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Temple or Holy Place, Rides (Boating, Other)

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