Assi Ghat is believed to be the place where the legendary poet Tulsidas passed away. The southernmost ghat in the region, it is among the most popular with tourists. On an average day about 300 people visit it per hour, but during festival days that number can be as high as 2500 people. When here, you can go on a leisurely boat ride on the river or even a hot air balloon excursion making it among the best places to visit in Varanasi! Devotees bathe here before conducting rituals as the water of the river is said to purity their souls, preparing them for the task.

  • Timings: Open throughout the day
  • Best for: Among the most famous tourist places in Varanasi.
  • Time required: 1-2 hours
  • Tip: Visit the ghat during Shivratri to witness an unmatched celebration.
  • Nearby Attractions: Shri Guru Ravidass Gate, Chet Singh Fort, Bhadaini Ghat, Harish Chandra Ghat, Tulsi Ghat, Shivala Ghat
  • Nearby Restaurants: Downtown Pizza, Aum Cafe, Ashish Cafe, Pizzeria Vaatika Cafe, Green Garden Restaurant, The place Ngo Outlet cafe, Maya Cafe
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