The holy land of Varanasi in Uttar Pradesh; also referred to as Banares and Kashi, is the most famous pilgrimage spot for Hindus for hundreds of years. It is the Ghats of River Ganga in Varanasi that complement the concept of divinity.
A Ghat is a series of steps leading down to the river. Varanasi has nearly 100 Ghats, whose steps are leading to the banks of River Ganges. These Ghats are full of pilgrims who come to the place to take a dip in the holy Ganges which is believed to wash away all the sins. It is at the Ghats of Ganga where we Life and Death can be seen together.
If one wishes to spend a day at Ghats, numerous kinds of activities can be witnessed. From people offering prayers to few meditating in peace. Some travelling in boat from one Ghat to another, while some repairing their boats. Whereas, some simply enjoying a cup of tea with music.
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