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List of 85 Ghat in Varanasi with Name and Photo

Varanasi – the spiritual heart of India is famous for its ghats with the sacred Ganga River. From the famous Dashashwamedh Ghat to Assi Ghat. All the ghats have their own history and a unique story.

Discover these ghats which look like colourful fabric with unique designs and these attractions make Varanasi a more unique and peaceful destination.

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List of Ghat

Adi Keshava Ghat Varanasi

1. Adi Keshava Ghat

One of the most popular ghats in Varanasi and an ideal place to visit. Adi Keshava Perumal Temple is located at the ghat which is easily accessible.

Ahilya Ghat Varanasi

2. Ahilya Ghat

This Ghat is another prominent Ghat in Varanasi, built by queen Ahilyabai Holkar of Indore. You can visit this ghat from the boat in the evening with beautiful views of the Ganga River.

Ahilyabai Ghat Varanasi

3. Ahilyabai Ghat

Ahilyabai Ghat is named after Queen or Rani Ahilyabai of Indore in the 19th Century. Rani Ahilyabai built many temples in Banaras Varanasi including the famous Kashi Vishwanath Temple and Amethi Temple.

Assi Ghat Varanasi

4. Assi Ghat

Assi ghat is the biggest and most popular ghat among tourists and devotees. The evening Ganga Aarti is held here with devotion. There is also a lingam of Lord Shiva below Peepal Tree. This ghat is the starting point of all the ghats with boat rides, especially during the morning and before sunset.

Badri Nayarana Ghat Varanasi

5. Badri Nayarana Ghat

Badri Narayan Ghat was earlier known as Mahata Ghat but later changed to Badri-Narayana Ghat. There is Badri Narayan Temple symbolises Badrinath Temple located at the ghat due to which the name was changed.

Bajirao Ghat Varanasi

6. Bajirao Ghat

Baji Rao ghat is a popular bathing ghat in Varanasi. Reshwa Baji Rao built this ghat in 1735 AD. Dattareyeshwar Temple is also located at the ghat built by him. The temple is on the stairs above the ghat.

Bauli Ghat Varanasi

7. Bauli / Umaraogiri / Amroha Ghat

Bauli Ghat is a popular pilgrimage destination in Varanasi with its rich history and view. The ghat is also known as Umaraogiri Ghat and Amroha Ghat made in the early 19th century by Babu Kesava Deva.

Bhadaini Ghat Varanasi

8. Bhadaini Ghat

Bhadaini Ghat is an ancient ghat which fulfils the water requirement of the entire Varanasi city. The ghat is a huge pumping station which gives water to Varanasi city and its nearby districts.

Bhonsale Ghat Varanasi

9. Bhonsale Ghat

Bhonsale Palace located at Bhonsale Ghat built by the Maratha rulers of Nagpur. The ghat makes the palace royal with the view. Yamesvara and Yamaditya are the two important places located near the palace.

Brahma Ghat Varanasi

10. Brahma Ghat

Brahma Ghat is the place where Lord Brahma has made its residency in Varanasi. The idol of Brahma Ji is present here to date. Brahma Ghat is mentioned in Givarna Padmanjari and Matsya Purana.

Bundi Parakota Ghat Varanasi

11. Bundi Parakota Ghat

Bundi Parakota Ghat is an important ghat built by Maharaja Rao Surjan (King of Bundi Rajasthan). Earlier it was known as Adi Visheswar Ghat because of the Adi Visheswar Shiva Temple founded inside the palace. It is one of the historical ghats of Varanasi.

Chowki Ghat Varanasi

12. Chowki Ghat

This ghat is famous for the big Pipala tree at the top of the stairs, which shelters a remarkable collection of stone figures of snakes and nagas.

Chausatthi Ghat Varanasi

13. Chausatthi Ghat

The Chausatthi Ghat of Varanasi was rebuilt by the king of Udaipur. The ghat gained fame for being the birthplace of an erudite Sanskrit scholar, Madhusudan Saraswati.

Cheta Singh Ghat Varanasi

14. Cheta Singh Ghat

Cheta Singh Ghat is a historically constructed ghat originally known as ‘Khirki Ghat Now it has four parts Cheta Singh, Niranjani, Nirvani and Shivala. Three Shiva temples from the 18th century can be seen at Ghat.

Dandi Ghat Varanasi

15. Dandi Ghat

Dandi Ghat in Varanasi is famous for people who want to take a holy dip in the Ganga. Here you’ll find the famous Dandi Temple, which is close to the Ghat.

Darbhanga Ghat Varanasi

16. Darbhanga Ghat

Darbhanga Ghat is situated on the banks of the Ganga, between Chausatthi Ghat and Babua Pandey Ghat.

Dashashwamedh Ghat Varanasi

17. Dashashwamedh Ghat

Dashashwamedh is one of the holiest and oldest ghats in the holy city of Varanasi. The place is most famous for its Ganga arti, or holy light ritual, which is a lengthy and colourful event that happens every day at sunset.

Digpatia Ghat Varanasi

18. Digpatia Ghat

This ghat was part of Chausati Ghat. There is also an eighteenth-century Shiv Temple at this ghat. Digpatia Ghat is the best example of Bengali architecture.

Durga Ghat Varanasi

19. Durga Ghat

With the help of Peshvas Narayan Dixit, this Ghat was rebuilt. It was first mentioned in Geevarnpadmanjari. This ghat was given the name Durga Ghat because there is a Brahmacharini Durga Temple on this Ghat.

Gaay Ghat Varanasi

20. Gaay Ghat

In earlier times, people washed their cows on this ghat. Gaay Ghat has a three feet tall statue of a bull, that’s why it’s called Gaay Ghat.

Ganga Mahal Ghat (I) Varanasi

21. Ganga Mahal Ghat (I)

This is known as Ganga Mahal Ghat because there is a Mahal on the Ganga River’s bank. The artwork and architecture of this Mahal are popular. Two access gates at the Ganga Riverside lead to the Mahal.

Ganga Mahal Ghat (Il) Varanasi

22. Ganga Mahal Ghat (II)

Aside from the beautiful carvings that show the Rajput and the beauty of the local architecture, the Ghat is not very significant culturally.

Ganesh Ghat Varanasi

23. Ganesh Ghat

Ganesh Ghat was earlier a part of Agnishwar Ghat. Here, on Shukla Chaturthi in Bhadrapad Month, bathing is especially important. On this day, people pray at the Amrit Vinayak temple after taking a bath at the Ghat.

Gola Ghat Varanasi

24. Gola Ghat

Gola Ghat is one of the oldest ghats of Banaras.

Gularia Ghat Varanasi

25. Gularia Ghat

This ghat was named for a large Gular tree, which is no longer present.

Hanuman Ghat Varanasi

26. Hanuman Ghat

The ghat known as Hanuman Ghat received its name because it is believed that Tulsidas built the Hanuman temple on this ghat. The famous Juna Akahada is set up on this Ghat.

Hanumanagardhi Ghat Varanasi

27. Hanumanagardhi Ghat

Hanuman Garhi Ghat is a new name in the long list of ghats in Varanasi. Earlier, it was part of Gai Ghat.

Harish Chandra Ghat Varanasi

28. Harish Chandra Ghat

Because King Harish Chandra formerly performed funerals nearby as a reminder of his dedication to kindness and truth, the ghat received its name, Harish Chandra Ghat.

Jain Ghat Varanasi

29. Jain Ghat

The Jain community built this ghat pucca in 1931 and called it Jain Ghat. Every day, members of the Jain community bathe and carry out their religious rituals at the southern end of the ghat.

Jalasayi Ghat Varanasi

30. Jalasayi Ghat

Jalasayi Ghat is the popular cremation ghat in Varanasi. People perform the ritual of placing the dead body into water at Jalasen Ghat, which is located near Manikarnika Ghat.

Janaki Ghat Varanasi

31. Janaki Ghat

Janaki Ghat is one of the oldest ghats in Varanasi. This ghat is one of the longest ghats in Varanasi. Janaki Ghat is known for its beauty and peaceful environment.

Jatara Ghat Varanasi

32. Jatara Ghat

The construction of the Jatara Ghat was one of the renovations done when Madhorao Pesava rebuilt the Ganga Ghats in 1766.

Karnataka Ghat Varanasi

33. Karnataka Ghat

This ghat was a part of Hanuman Ghat in the early 20th century. The state of Mysore provided help for the construction of Ghat, which was then changed to Karnataka Ghat. A Dharamshala and a Shiv temple are also situated on this ghat.

Kedar Ghat Varanasi

34. Kedar Ghat

The ghat is known as Kedareshwar Ghat since Kedareshwar Shiv Temple is located on it. The Brahmavaivarta Purana claims that Kedar Ghat is a part of the Aadi Manikarnika area.

Khirkia Ghat Varanasi

35. Khirkia Ghat

Between Rajghat and Adikeshav, there’s a ghat called Khidkiya. This was most likely the historic Vedeshwar Ghat.

Khori Ghat Varanasi

36. Khori Ghat

Khori Ghat, also known as Ganga Mahala Ghat, is one of the holiest places in Varanasi. It was built by Kavindra Narayana Singh in the 19th century.

Lala Ghat Varanasi

37. Lala Ghat

Lala Mishra Ghat was the first stone that the Raja of Rewa acquired and his name is sometimes used as a reference.

Lali Ghat Varanasi

38. Lali Ghat

This ghat was named Lali Ghat because Saint Lali Baba, a familiar saint of Champaran (Bihar), used to live here. On this ghat, a 19th-century Keerateshwar Shiv temple is located.

Lalita Ghat Varanasi

39. Lalita Ghat

On the way to Ghat, a temple named Lalita Devi Temple is situated, due to which it is named Lalita Ghat. Besides Lalita Devi temple, the temples of Samrajeshwar Shiv, Rajrajeshwari and Gangaditya (Surya) also exist here.

Mahanirvani Ghat Varanasi

40. Mahanirvani Ghat

Mahanirvani Ghat is on the north end of Niranjani Ghat. This ghat is named after the famous Akhada of the Mahanirvani Community. Based on the proof, Acharya Kapil Muni of Sankhya Darshan lived here in the 7th century.

Mana Mandira Ghat Varanasi

41. Mana Mandira Ghat

Man Mandir Ghat is large and beautiful, situated north of the Dashashwamedh Ghat. It is also known as Someswara Ghat.

Mansarovar Ghat Varanasi

42. Mansarovar Ghat

Maansingh has constructed Mansarovar Kund and the ghat. This Sarovar is very important because bathing in it is the same as bathing in Kailash Mansarovar.

Mangala Gauri Ghat Varanasi

43. Mangala Gauri Ghat

Mangala Gauri Ghat is situated near Venimadhava Ghat and Alamagir Mosque. Kashi Vishwanath Temple is situated 1 km southwest of Mangala Gauri Ghat.

Manikarnika Ghat Varanasi

44. Manikarnika Ghat

It is believed that the Manikarnika Kund, located at this ghat, was named before the ghat. Kashikhand says that this kund was previously known as Chakrapushkarani kund.

Mata Anandamai Ghat Varanasi

45. Mata Anandamai Ghat

To establish Anandamayi Ghat, Mother Anandamamy purchased the ghat’s land from the British in 1944 and constructed a large ashram there. Today, the Mother Anandamayi Ashram is located on the Ghat’s coast.

Meer Ghat Varanasi

46. Meer Ghat

Mir Ghat, named after Muslim commander Mir Rustam Ali, is a short distance between Dharma Kupa and Vishalakshi Temple.

Mehta Ghat Varanasi

47. Mehta Ghat

Earlier, this Mehta Ghat was part of Kuchcha and Ramghat. A hospital and the popular Saangved Sanskrit Vidyalaya are located on the upper portion of Ghat.

Munshi Ghat Varanasi

48. Munshi Ghat

Shridhar Munshi, the Raja of Nagpur, has constructed this ghat and Mahal. In the 19th century, a Shiv temple was established on this Ghat. In 1965, the government rebuilt this ghat.

Namo Ghat Varanasi

49. Namo Ghat

Namo Ghats are ghats dedicated to Surya Namaskar. The ghat has three statues of the “Namaste” pose of Indian culture, which is the major attraction of the ghat.

Nandesavara Ghat Varanasi

50. Nandesavara Ghat

Nandeshwar Ghat, Bollywood’s favourite shooting location in Varanasi, is located near Raj Ghat. More than 50 films and short films have been shot here.

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Narada Ghat Varanasi

51. Narada Ghat

Narad Ghat is famous for its strangeness. It is believed that the people who bathe here can get rid of their harmful relationships and marriages.

Naya Ghat Varanasi

52. Naya Ghat

The old name of Naya Ghat was Phuteshwar Ghat. It was named Phuteshwar Ghat because earlier Phuteshwar Shiv temple was established at this Ghat.

Nepali Ghat Varanasi

53. Nepali Ghat

Nepali Ghat, popular for the Kathwala Temple, is one of the most popular tourist attractions in Varanasi. Varanasi offers views of the holy Ganga River and an attractive world of different ghats.

Niranjani Ghat Varanasi

54. Niranjani Ghat

Niranjani Ghat was part of Chet Singh Ghat. On this ghat, the famous Akhada of Niranjani Sadhus is situated. Durga Temple and Gauri-Shankar Temple are established on the premises of Akhada.

Nishad Ghat Varanasi

55. Nishad Ghat

Nishadraj Ghat was part of Prabhu Ghat until the first half of the 20th century. This ghat is home to a huge number of boatman families.

Old Hanuman Ghat Varanasi

56. Old Hanuman Ghat

Old Hanuman Ghat is especially the Ghat of the Sadhu-Mahatma people. In the upper part of this ghat, there is a very ancient, big temple of Hanuman Ji. Hanuman Ghat was called Rameshwaram Ghat.

Panchganga Ghat Varanasi

57. Pancaganga Ghat

Panchganga Ghat, or Bindumadhav Ghat, is named after the five holy rivers that are said to confluence at this spot: Ganga, Saraswati, Dhupapapa, Yamuna and Kirana.

Panchkota Ghat Varanasi

58. Panchkota Ghat

The ghat is located at Prabhu Ghat’s northern end in Varanasi. Although Ghat is valuable, its exact location is not as important.

Pandey Ghat Varanasi

59. Pandey Ghat

The name Pandey ghat comes from Babua Pandey of Chhapra (Bihar), who built this ghat in the 19th century. According to Geervanpadmanjari, before the 19th century, the ghat was known as Sarweshwar Ghat.

Phuta Ghat Varanasi

60. Phuta Ghat

Phuta Ghat was rebuilt by Swami Maheshvarananda in the mid-19th century. Therefore, the ghat was also referred to as Naya Ghat. In the beginning, this ghat was called Yajneshvara Ghat.

Prabhu Ghat Varanasi

61. Prabhu Ghat

Prabhu Ghat is a well-known ghat located along the banks of the River Ganges. It is named after Lord Vishnu, who is also known as “Prabhu” in Sanskrit.

Prahalada Ghat Varanasi

62. Prahalada Ghat

Prahlad Ghat is named after Lord Vishnu. It is also believed that God Narsingha killed the Hirenkashyap near this ghat. This ghat is mentioned in Gahadavala inscriptions.

Prayaga Ghat Varanasi

63. Prayaga Ghat

Located on the immediate left of the Dashashwamedh Ghat, it was built by Balaji Bajirao in 1778 and is a replica of the Prayag holy city in Allahabad.

Raj Ghat Varanasi

64. Raj Ghat

Located just before the Malviya bridge, Rajghat is Varanasi’s northernmost ghat. It is one of the most famous ghats of Varanasi but its religious significance has decreased.

Raja Ghat Varanasi

65. Raja Ghat / Lord Duffrin bridge / Malaviya Bridge

One of the most important bridges constructed across the Ganga River is the Malviya Bridge, frequently called the Rajghat Bridge and earlier known as the Dufferin Bridge.

Raja Gwalior Ghat Varanasi

66. Raja Gwalior Ghat

The Raja Gwalior Ghat was comparatively a neat area and from here, the view of the Ganges, especially in the mornings, is quite spectacular. There is not much crowding, especially in the mornings.

Rajendra Prasad Ghat Varanasi

67. Rajendra Prasad Ghat

The State Government built (pucca) the ghat in 1984 and gave it the name Dr. Rajendra Prasad, the First President of the Republic of India. Ghat was once known as Ghoda Ghat.

Ram Ghat Varanasi

68. Ram Ghat

Raja Sawai Jai Singh built Ram Ghat and Ram Panchayatan temples at Ghat. Ram Ghat got its name because of the Ram temple that was located here.

Rana Mahala Ghat Varanasi

69. Rana Mahala Ghat

The Rana Mahal Ghat got its name from the Rajput ruler Maharana of Udaipur, who constructed it around 1670. It is located on Dashaswamedh Ghat’s southern side, between Darbhanga and Chousatti ghats.

Rewan Ghat Varanasi

70. Rewan Ghat

This ghat was earlier known as Lalamisir Ghat since Raja Ranjeet Singh Purohit built both the Mahal at Ghat and this ghat. In the year 1879, Maharaja Rewan purchased this ghat and mahal, after which the ghat was renamed Rewan Ghat.

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Sakka Ghat Varanasi

71. Sakka Ghat

The local people of Banaras often call this ghat Sakka ghat. The Ghat Hardasram Sewa Ashram and the Bal Chandrashekhar Shiv temple are located above this ghat.

Sankatha Ghat Varanasi

72. Sankatha Ghat

One of Varanasi’s popular ghats is Sankata Ghat. Because Goddess Sankata’s temple is located at the top of the hill, the ghat gets the name Sankata Ghat. This ghat was earlier known as Yameshwar Ghat.

Sarvesvara Ghat Varanasi

73. Sarvesvara Ghat

Sarvesvara Ghat is a popular attraction located near the Ganga River. Devotees perform various Aarti, prayer and bathing in the holy Ganga river.

Scindia Ghat Varanasi

74. Scindia Ghat

Among the many popular ghats in Varanasi, Scindia Ghat is known for its half-submerged Lord Shiva temple. Scindia Ghat is north of Manikarnika Ghat and about 1 km from Dashashwamedh Ghat.

Shitala Ghat Varanasi

75. Shitala Ghat

Shitala Ghat was built by the queen of Indore, Maharani Ahilyabai Holker. Before the 19th century, this ghat was part of the Dashahwemedh Ghat. After a few years, the Shitala Devi temple was constructed on this ghat.

Shivala Ghat Varanasi

76. Shivala Ghat

Kashi Naresh Balwant Singh had constructed this ghat. It is a historically very important ghat, but from a tourist point of view- a less frequented one. The colony above, also called Shivala, is more famous than Ghat.

Sitala Ghat Varanasi

77. Sitala Ghat

Sitala Ghat is located in Dasmeddha Ghat’s southernmost part. This ghat was built by Bajirao Pesava-1. The famous Sitala Mata temple is built on this ghat that’s why this ghat is named Sitala Ghat.

Somesvara Ghat Varanasi

78. Somesvara Ghat

This ghat was formerly known as Somesvara Ghat until the Rajput king of Amber, Man Singh, constructed his palace here in 1585. This ghat is dominated by the Man Mandir Palace, which has an astronomical observatory constructed on its roof.

Telianala Ghat Varanasi

79. Telianala Ghat

Telianala was the name given to the old drain of Varanasi that once flowed into the Ganges River. There’s also a Shiv temple on Ghata Ghat.

Trilochana Ghat Varanasi

80. Trilochana Ghat

Trilochan Ghat is one of the oldest ghats in Varanasi. Inscriptions from the Gahadavala period (1100 CE) are also mentioned on this ghat.

Tripura Bhairavi Ghat Varanasi

81. Tripura Bhairavi Ghat

The ancient Tripura Bhairavi (Durga) temple is situated on the route towards Ghat. According to Geervaanpadmanjari, Tripura Bhairavi Ghat’s earlier name was Vriddhaditya Ghat.

Tulsi Ghat Varanasi

82. Tulsi Ghat

The ghat was previously a part of Assi Ghat. At this ghat, Tulsidas had created many khands of Ramcharit Manas and afterwards died at this ghat.

Vaccharaja Ghat Varanasi

83. Vaccharaja Ghat

Vaccharaja Ghat is a holy area for the Jain community. It is believed that Suparshvanatha’s eighth Jain Tirthankar was born near this ghat. Currently, the majority of Jain families live here.

Venimadhava Ghat Varanasi

84. Venimadhava Ghat

The area of Pancaganga Ghat, named after the popular Veni Madhava temple from the tenth century, is located in the south of the city.

Vijayanagaram Ghat Varanasi

85. Vijayanagaram Ghat

Vijaynagra Maharaj Built this ghat later, Maharaja donated the ghat to Sant Swami Karpatri Ji. Swami Karpatri Ashram is the current name of Bhawan. The Mokshlaxmi Temple and Shiv Temple were established here in the 19th century.

The list of 85 ghats in Varanasi reflects the city’s religious heritage along the Ganga River. These ghats show a timeless connection between people and the holy river. presenting Varanasi’s rich history and attracting tourists from all over the world to discover its unique nature.

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