15 Best Places to Visit in India

2. The Ganges

The Ghats in Varinassi

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The Ghats in Varinassi

The Ganges River is one of the most sacred places for practicing Hindus in India and is a lifeline for the millions of people who live alongside it, relying on the river for food and water.

At 2,500 kilometers long, it’s an impressive sight you can’t miss.

All along the Ganges are Ghats, stone steps that Indians use to participate in everything from sacred baths and small offerings to large cremation ceremonies, often attracting thousands of people who come to cleanse the bodies of their deceased loved ones in the Ganges before cremation.

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