The most important face of Varanasi lies in the ghats of the Ganges. The ghats are thronged by thousands of devotees who perform their holy rituals in the hope of attaining eternal salvation or Nirvana. One of the ways to assimilate this life on the ghats is to mingle with the crowds .
Cruise along the ghats on a country boat. The charges are fixed and boating is not allowed after sunset. Photography is proghibited along the crematorium Manikarmika and Harishchandra ghats. Ganga Arti is performed at Dashashwamedh ghat at sunset every evening.
It is the Ganges that makes Varanasi so holy so compulsive for ascetics and artists for the lowest and highest of the land and every faithful Hindu. The ghats also take the role of a mini-mall. Many items of worship can be bought at Dasaswamedh ghat.
DASASVAMEDHA GHAT is the most busiest and the ancient most referred ghat.
It is commonly believed that doing rituals and taking sacred bath here provide exactly the same religious merit as those at Prayaga (80 km away in the west).
RAJENDRA PRASAD GHAT
Also called the Horse Ghat, it was here the ten-horses sacrifice was performed by Bhara Siva Nagas in second century.
MANA MANDIRA GHAT
This ghat is "known primarily for the magnificent building with exquisite, ornately carved window carvings.