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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

The pilgrims flock here to wash in the holy water - for goodness sake they need to start looking after it! Dead bodies are dipped next to swimmers and people doing laundry. The crematorium ashes are washed in the river, so are the bones that...More

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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

The Ganges is all that and more, and needs to be experienced, not described. It is worth getting up before dawn to get a boat and observe the early morning goings on.

Thank archibalda
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

A majestic river running right next to Varanasi. We walked alongside and went on a slow boat. We watched a cremation and enjoyed the style of buildings on the banks. A super wide, quick flowing river. A life blood of many.

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Reviewed 5 days ago

The history, spiritual vibes, and the people are what makes the Ganges so special. It's not for everyone as it is crowded, but if you want to experience an amazing cultural location, you have to go here. I highly recommend doing the morning sunrise boat...More

Thank globetrotting-elissa
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We visited the Ganges river during the Shiva festival, thousands of pelgrims come to the shore of the Ganges the bathe, what a scene. The area near the river is very crowded because of all the pelgrims and small streets that lead to the Ganges....More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Today I bought 5 lollipop but it’s very hard...Not even able to eat. I am eating here past 1 year but still they are charging various charge for the Curry.

Thank Gowri S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I'm sure the Ganges at Varanasi could be quite confronting for some Westerners. However, the history, religious significance,funeral pyres and the huge crowds flocking there are infinitely interesting to others. Yes, it's dirty, crowded, no alcohol or meat allowed, but the mystic qualities of the...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

very nice place holy river is the best attraction over there will always want to visit again lovely environment.

Thank lakrisynthiya93
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My tour to the Ganges was shortened due to the high water level at this time of monsoon. Unfortunately, no boat trips were allowed. People stayed near the water on the ghats, took a dip and meditated. Very colorful and memorable. Also dirty! Very crowded,...More

Thank Brigit B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Ganga is in the heart of Indians those who do not believe it as mother, at least they respect it as source of water, for me it is close to my heart all chances of me going near I reach and loved the experience.

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Roger D
19 August 2018|
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Response from Monty M | Reviewed this property |
Yes, indeed, there are no end of people selling orange water bottles, but remember the Ganga doesn't need to be in your possession, it just needs to be there in your head and soul.
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RajeshC840
30 May 2018|
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Response from BISWABRATA | Reviewed this property |
You can try itenary as under. First start your trip from Allahabad, see all the place including Sangam ( a day trip) afternoon come to Varanasi. Next day morning visit Kashi vishwanath Darshan and after book a Auto or car... More
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ash k
25 March 2018|
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Response from RajanSaravanan | Reviewed this property |
Dear Sir, I have no idea about this. But Elders and friends told first rameshwaram should visit then kashi. Please confirm with elders or temple priest. Your question will be solved.
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