Vacation in Varanasi

Causatthi Ghat is known for its beautiful palace built by King Digbatiya of Champaran, Bihar. The ghat is also known as the shelter of famous Sanskrit scholar Madhusudan Sarasvati. There is temple complex at the ghat as well, where old images of Kali, folk goddesses, Shiva, Ganesha, and Kartikeya can be seen. On the 12th dark-half of Chaitra (March-April) many pilgrims pay a visit to the Yogini temple and take ritual baths at this ghat. Another occasion of attraction is Holi, on the eve of the festival devotees come to pay homage and perform rituals at the ghat. Adjacent to the Vishwanathan Temple lays the ancient Gyan Vapi Well (Well of Wisdom). It is believed that the water of this well contains the linga from the original Vishwanath Temple, which was vandalized by Mughal emperor Aurangzeb in the 17th century. The Gyan Vapi mosque was built by Aurangzeb in the place where this temple was situated.

Famed for being the shelter of the famous Sanskrit scholar Madhusudan Sarasvati and for its palace built by King Digbatiya of Champaran, Bihar, this ghat is one of its kind. It also houses a temple complex that features images of Goddess Kali. And on occasions like Holi and 12th dark-half of Chaitra, this place welcomes tourists in a huge number. More details on Chandraprabha wildlife sanctuary tours.

Located on the farther southern side of the river, this ghat is specifically chosen by tourists to worship Lord Shiva. Thus, it goes without saying that this ghat becomes very grand during any festival pertaining to Lord Shiva. It is a lively spot famous among tourists and pilgrims. Ganga Arti is performed in this ghat too. This is one of the biggest ghats of the region. The ghat is 27 km away from the airport. You can find cabs, autos and other road transportation’s to reach up to the Cantt bus station and hire rickshaw to reach Assi. You can also find e-rickshaw, auto and taxi from the bus stand to the ghat. The bus stand is just ten minutes away from the airport. If you do not have heavy luggage, you can walk to the bus stand.

In an effort to promote tourism, Varanasi has started a 5-star luxury tourist cruise at Khidkiya Ghat, on September 2. The vessel named Alaknanda, is the first ever luxury cruise that will ferry passengers around all the 84 ghats. The 30-metre long double-decked modern liner, can ferry up to 110 passengers. The service is started by Varanasi-based start-up venture Nordic Cruiseline.

Enjoy the soft slams on river Ganga with a vivid view of Assi ghat beside. Follow up the speedboats slide over the river Ganga river. Forget the peaks and valleys of your life and refresh up your mood with the ups and downs of the Bumpy ride. Enjoy the splashes and sprinkles of the holy water of Ganga.

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