Went to assi two days in a row! Very peaceful...go for a boatride here ... you will get to see all the Ghats and it is beautiful...i loved iy
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Ghats are the places on the riversideside where people meet and socialize. This one is amazing in the evening with a evening festival, music, dances and fire.
The ghat itself is maintained well, but the river is very dirty and one cannot take a bath or dip in the Ganga here. Please take a boat ride from here and ask the boat people to stop at any other ghat if you wish...More
Get up early (before sunrise) to see the daily religious ceremony that begins around 5:30AM. It is free and there are chairs for spectators. It is a great photo/video opportunity. Other than this early morning activity, not much goes on at the Assi Ghat which...More
Assi ghats are the beginning of the ghats and where we stayed. Lots to do and boats and restaurants available etc. Easy to get in and out of with taxi. Other parts of Varanasi require walking the narrow streets to your accommodation. Recommended.
The two things I loved about the Assi Ghat were : (1) the evening aarti & (2) the Subah-e-Banaras program. We got a chance to participate in the aarti from up close & it remains one of my fondest memories ever. The Subah-e-Banaras program has...More
the Ghat in Banaras has been written about so much that possibly my review can not add any more facts to what is already known, I still feel compelled to add my two cents for how everyone who does take a boat-ride along the Assi...More