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Tourist Places in Varanasi

Assi Ghat

Assi Ghat is the southernmost ghat in Varanasi. To most visitors to Varanasi, it is known for being a place where long-term foreign students, researches, and tourists live.

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Dasaswamedh Ghat

Dasaswamedh Ghat is the main ghat in Varanasi on the Ganges River. It is located close to Vishwanath Temple and is probably the most spectacular ghat. Two Hindu theologies are associated with it. According to one, Lord Brahma created it to welcome Lord Shiva. According to another legend, Lord Brahma sacrificed ten horses during Dasa – Ashwamedha yajna performer here.

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Manikarnika Ghat

it is one of the oldest ghats in Varanasi. It is revered in hindu religion. When Mata Sati (Aadi shakti mata) sacrificed her life & set her body ablaze after Raja Daksh Prajapati (one of the sons of Lord Brahma) tried to humiliate Lord shiva in a Yagya practiced by Daksh. Lord Shiva took her burning body to the Himalaya. While going to the Himalaya Mata Sati's parts of body started falling on earth. Lord Shiva established Shakti Peeth wherever Sati's body had fallen. At Manikarnika Ghat, Mata Sati's Ear's ornament had fallen.

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Kedar Ghat

Home to Kedarnath temple and Parvati kund, a sacred pond, Kedar Ghat makes for a serene experience with incredible views of the sun setting over the sacred waters of Ganges.

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Ramnagar Fort

The Ramnagar Fort is a fortification in Ramnagar, Varanasi, India. It is located near the Ganga River on its eastern bank, opposite to the Tulsi Ghat. The sandstone structure was built in the Mughal style in 1750 by Kashi Naresh Raja Balwant Singh.

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9:00 Am - 5:00 Pm
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Prachin Hanuman Ghat

Like many of the other Ghats in Varanasi, Hanuman Ghat also has a mythological association. The Hanuman Ghat is connected to the Indian epic The Ramayan. The Hanuman Ghat, Varanasi Uttar Pradesh is located at Juna Akhara.

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Harishchandra Ghat

Harish Chandra Ghat is one of the oldest Ghats of Varanasi. Harish Chandra Ghat is name after amythological King Harish Chandra, who once worked at the cremation ground here for the perseverance of truth and charity. It is believed that the Gods rewarded him for his resolve, charity and truthfulness and restored his lost throne and his dead son to him. Harish Chandra Ghat is one of the two cremation Ghats (the other being Manikarnika Ghat) and is some times referred as Adi Manikarnika (the original creation ground). Hindus from distant places bring the dead bodies of their near and dear ones to the Harish Chandra Ghat for cremation. In Hindu mythology it is believed that if a person is cremated at the Harish Chandra Ghat, that person gets salvation or “moksha”. The Harish Chandra Ghat was somewhat modernized late 1980's, when an electric crematorium was opened here.

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Shivala Ghat

As this is one of the ghats that are large, it had more local activity happening, and with a heritage building built behind/on top of it, made for good photo opportunities (especially in the early evening).

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Bharath Mata Mandir

Bharath Mata Mandir is located on the Mahatma Ghandhi Kashi Vidyapith campus in Varanasi, India. Instead of traditional statues of Gods and Goddessed, this temple has a huge map of undivided India carved in marble. This temple is dedicated to Mother India and claims to be the only one of its kind in the world.

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7:00 Am - 5:30 Pm
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New Vishwanath Temple

Shri Vishwanath Mandir also known as Vishwanath Mandir, Vishwanath Temple, New Vishwanath Temple and Birla Temple is one of the most famous temple and biggest tourist attractions in the holy city of Varanasi. The temple is situated in Benaras Hindu University and is dedicated to the Lord Shiva. Shri Vishwanath Mandir has the tallest temple tower in the world.

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4:00 Am - 12:00 Pm
1:00 - 9:00 Pm
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Gyanvapi Mosque

The Gyanvapi mosque is located in Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh, India. It was constructed by the site of a demolished temple. It is located north of Dashaswamedh Ghat, near Lalita Ghat along the river Ganges.

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7:00 Am - 8:00 Pm
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Durga Mandir

The Durga Mandir is situated in Ramanagar of Banaras. It is believed that it was built 500 year ago which is under control of royal family of Banaras State currently. This temple is devoted to Hindu deity Durga.

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5:00 Am - 8:00 Pm
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Kashi Vishwanath Temple

Kashi Vishwanath Temple is one of the most famous Hindu temples and is dedicated to Lord Shiva. It is located in Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh, India, the holiest existing place of Hindus. The temple stands on the western bank of the holy river Ganga, and is one of the twelve Jyotirlingas, the holiest of Shiva temples. The main deity is known by the name Vishvanath or Vishveshvara meaning Ruler of The Universe. The Vranasi city is also called Kashi and hence the temple is popularly called Kashi Vishvanath Temple.

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3:00 Am - 10:00 Pm
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Tulsi Manas Mandir

Tulsi Manas Mandir is one of the most famous temples in the holy city of Varanasi. This temple has great historical and cultural importance in Hinduism since the ancient Hindu epic Ramcharitmanas was originally written at this place by Hindu poet-saint, reformer and philosopher Goswami Tulsidas in the 16th century.
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