This ghat is again quite significant among Hindus as it is the main cremation ghat in the city. People who have died often get cremated here, in the belief that they attain moksha. There is a myth that says Devi Parvati’s ear ornament fell at the exact spot of this ghat when Lord Shiva came here with her. Although the atmosphere is rather grim here most days, it is still a very historical place to visit if you are in Varanasi. Also, referred to as the burning ghat, it is certainly among the important places to visit in Varanasi. 

  • Timings: Open throughout the day
  • Time required: 1-2 hours
  • Tip: Respect the privacy of mourners and avoid photography during cremation ceremonies.
  • Nearby Attractions: Kashi Vishwanath Temple, Dashashwamedh Ghat, Panchganga Ghat, Ramnagar Fort
  • Nearby Restaurants: Ondo Cafe, Som Cafe, Bread of Life Bakery, Laziz Bites, Aabodana, Little Cafe, Punjab Grill House, Makhan Handi
  • Places to Stay: Hotels near Manikarnika Ghat
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