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Established at the conflux of Assi and Ganga river, the famous Assi Ghat has got the international laurels. It is the southernmost ghat in Varanasi. To most visitors to Varanasi, it is known for being a place where long-term foreign students, researchers, and tourists live. One of the most visited places in the locale, it is mostly known for the gigantic Shivling beneath a peepal tree. As it is one of the most religiously influential places of India, you will come across a great cultural extravaganza. 

Assi Ghat is one of the ghats often visited for recreation and during festivals. On typical days about 300 people visit every hour in the mornings, and on festival days 2,500 people arrive per hour. Most of the people visiting the ghat on usual days are students from the nearby Banaras Hindu University. The ghat accommodates about 22,500 people at once during festivals like Shivratri. Hindus also believe that it was at Assi Ghat that Tulsidas left for his heavenly abode.

Top Attractions in Assi Ghat

Ramnagar Fort. One of the masterpieces of Mughal era, the Ramnagar Fort has a lot of tales to tell you. Apart from the stories, the architecture is another magnificent attraction of the place.

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Sarnath. Sarnath in Uttar Pradesh is a multifaceted village that is famous for Buddhist temple and Hindu temples. A great way for cultural expansion.  '

Delightful Evenings. Evenings are particularly lively, as the ghat’s vast concreted area fills up with hawkers and entertainers during a small fire ceremony. It also features music and yoga at sunrise. It’s a popular starting point for boat trips.

Things to Do in Assi Ghat

A great sightseeing place. Assi Ghat is one of the places that hold a mesmerizing sunrise and sunset view. Also, such scenics are great for photography.

Boat riding. Boat riding at Assi Ghat leaves you with a soothing experience. It is definitely soul rejuvenation to watch ghats of Varanasi.  

Holy dip. At Assi Ghat, the Hindu devotees also take a holy dip in the river Ganga. It is believed that having dips in the river will cleanse the soul.

Talent Show. It takes place just about every other evening. If you've got it, so flaunt it. This is just the place!

Best Time to Visit Assi Ghat

Assi Ghat looks more pleasant during the winter season. This is the time when early mornings that are filled with fog, look more enchanting to the eyes. Also, roaming around the Assi Ghat during morning leaves you with a peaceful soul-filtration.

How to Reach Assi Ghat?

Locals- Situated at the Shivala in Uttar Pradesh, the Assi Ghat is one of the landmarks of Varanasi. There are several local modes of transports run. You can easily get any auto, bus or rickshaw to reach Assi Ghat.

Outsiders- If you are choosing airways, the nearest airport is  Lal Bahadur Shastri International Airport. Also, railway service is another easy way to reach Assi Ghat. You need to deboard at Varanasi Railway Station and get the local modes of transports.

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