Manikarnika Ghat, Varanasi

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Pay a visit to Manikarnika Ghat, one of the country's best-known and sacred ghats. Sitting on the banks of the large, revered river, the ghat features a staircase leading down to the main area in which traditional Hindu cremations are performed. Learn about the site's spiritual heritage to understand why so many wish their bodies to be cremated here after death. The complex's architecture, the river, and the burning funeral pyres create an arresting sight, and visitors should maintain a respectful air at all times. With our online itinerary creator, Varanasi attractions like Manikarnika Ghat can be center stage of your vacation plans, and you can find out about other attractions like it, unlike it, near it, and miles away.
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  • What a truly interesting Ghat. It's astonishing how busy this place is as well as being the most beautiful and interesting of the Ghats. Be prepared for the amount of smoke, and do wonder the alleys b...  more »
  • It is the cremation ghat in Varanasi, one can see burning bodies 24 hrs of day. According to purana Shiv cursed this place that there should be fire always.  more »
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  • Like very historical place with very old and amazing temples. The ghat is more quiet than others that are more crowded. It is a nice place to stay a bit and walk but not so much to do.
  • It's world famous place located at bank of Ganaga river. Many people from world visit here to enjoy holiday and find an amazing experience. It's a tradition place.
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