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Label : Top Attraction

Tags : Waterfront

Timings : Anytime

Time Required : 1 to 2 hours

Entry Fee : Free

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Assi Ghat, Varanasi Overview

The Assi Ghat is placed at the confluence of the Rivers Assi and Ganga and is famous for the large Shiva Lingam installed under a peepal tree. It has immense religious importance and has been mentioned in the Puranas and various legends as well. Assi Ghat is the heart of Varanasi and the locals, as well as, the tourists flock there to enjoy the amazing view of the sunset and sunrise at the Ganges.

It is where tourists and foreigners who travel and stay in Varanasi for a prolonged period live.  The Ghat has been a famous spot among the local youths to while away their time in the evening. Recently, the Ghat started having Aarti in the morning which is a must watch if you want to experience the true feel of Varanasi. Also, the tourists generally travel from Assi to Dashaswamedh Ghat in the evening by boat, to see the famous aarti conducted there every evening which is an experience like none other. Assi ghat is near Banaras Hindu University, and hence it is frequented by students.

Assi Ghat Highlights

1. Subah-e-Banaras

"Subah-e-Banaras" paints a picturesque morning scene along the Ganges River in Varanasi. The highlight is the Ganga Aarti, a mesmerizing ritual that unfolds with prayers, chanting, and the glowing lam (Read More)ps creating a spiritual ambiance. Mornings also witness locals engaging in yoga, meditation, and cultural activities along the ghats, offering a serene and immersive experience for both devotees and visitors. This unique blend of rituals and cultural practices captures the soulful essence of Varanasi's spiritual awakening at the break of dawn.

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Anupriya Bhandari

on Assi Ghat 2 years ago
Beautiful place...will find eternal peace here..morning Aarti and sunrise watch from here...will give experience that can't be expressed in words

Ankit Varma

on Asi Ghat 6 years ago

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