Ganges River

Open Time : Open 24 hours

Entry : free

Address : Ganga Ghat and Vishwanath Temple, Ghats of Varanasi, Ghasi Tola, Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh, India

Why to visit Ganges River

One of India's most cherished natural landmarks is the Ganges River, which bears the name of the Hindu goddess Ganga. From the Himalayas in the north to the Bay of Bengal, the river flows southeast.

Things to do:

  • Holy Dip: Hindus from all over the world travel to Varanasi to conduct rituals and to purify themselves in the sacred Ganges water at the city's numerous ghats.
  • Boating: Consider getting up early and negotiating with one of the several boatmen camped out along the ghats to take you on a morning sail along the river.
  • Deep Dan: One of the most popular activities in Varanasi is to buy a tiny floating offering, fill it with fresh flowers and a candle, and release it into the Ganges River in the late afternoon or early evening.
  • Photography: From early morning to late at night, the river is a photographer's dream, providing an excellent backdrop for some great shots.

Nearby Attractions:

  • Kashi Vishwanath Temple (1 min away)
  • Dashashvamedh Ghat (2 min away)
  • Man Mandir Ghat (4 min away)
  • Nepali Temple (10 min away)

Nearby Restaurants:

  • Vishnu Tea Emporium (0.1 km)
  • Jyoti Cafe (0.2 km)
  • Niyati Cafe (0.2 km)
  • Ginger Cafe (0.2 km)

Best time to visit: Any time

Ideal duration: 1-2 hour

FAQ on Ganges River

What are the nearby restaurants close to Ganges River?

The nearby restaurants include: Vishnu Tea Emporium (0.1 km), Jyoti Cafe (0.2 km), and Niyati Cafe (0.2 km).

What are the nearby attractions close to Ganges River?

The nearby attractions include: Kashi Vishwanath Temple (1 min away), Dashashvamedh Ghat (2 min away), and Man Mandir Ghat (4 min away).

What season is ideal for visiting the Ganges River?

The Ganges River floods from April to October, and the surrounding areas experience hot, rainy weather. In contrast, the months of November through March experience mild, dry weather. The sacred river is at its most beautiful in the evening during Ganga aarti.

What are the nearby accommodations close to Ganges River?

The nearby accommodations include: Hotel Alka (0.4 km), Hotel Aadesh Palace (0.6 km), and Hotel Ganges Grand (0.5 km).

Special Tip

You will witness the breathtaking view of this sight during sunset hour. You will not regret visiting this place.

By Rebecca Lal

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