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Reviewed April 4, 2018 via mobile

I was not expecting that much from the boat ride once I’d seen the hoards of tourists (they outnumber the locals) but once you are away from the scrum, the river is actually more pleasant than you’d thing and there is a reasonable amount going on. I think you could easily see most of it from the shore though to be fair, so a stroll along the ghats if the river height permits would work too.

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Reviewed April 3, 2018

It is at Varanasi, the holiest of seven sacred cities in India, where many hope to be cremated—on stepped platforms, ghats, lining the riverbank. Early-rising tourists can hire boats out to witness this. It’s a near-palliative experience from a distance, but the effluence of ashes of scattered souls is clearly visible. How anyone could even think of bathing in this mélange is confounding—but indians they do !!

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Reviewed April 3, 2018 via mobile

Visit the Holi ganges do take bath here.though some areas are not clean you will still get a good feeling after bathing here. For girls I would recommend to wear something which is comfortable as there are no changing rooms.

Thank jayaranjai
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Reviewed April 1, 2018 via mobile

There’s always something going on at the Ganges and every time of the day is different. Throughout our stay in Varanasi we walked along it before sunrise, around lunch time and in the evening. Each night at 6pm there is a big ceremony which is really popular but we enjoyed the early mornings the best - sit down with a chai and soak it all up.

Thank MCCRLJS
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Reviewed April 1, 2018 via mobile

There are no adequate words to describe this place but the activities of this river sum up India.

Only place I have visited where one can see a dead bodies being cremated, people washing clothes, people fishing, people bathing and people worshipping within a worker of a mile.

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