History & Significance
How To Reach?
Between Scindia Ghat and Dashashwamedh Ghat is Manikarnika Ghat. Ghastiola road is where the ghat is located.
– 6.9 kilometers divide Manikarnika Ghat and Varanasi Cantt Railway Station (35 minutes)
– Manikarnika Ghat is 24.9 kilometres from Varanasi airport (59 minutes)
– Manikarnika Ghat and Sarnath are 8 kilometres apart (31 minutes)
– Manikarnika Ghat is 4.9 kilometres away from BHU (25 minutes)
You can hire auto-rickshaws, cabs, or cycle rickshaws to get to Godolia Chowk from the airport, railway station, or bus stop. You should stroll towards Manikarnika Ghat from the Chowk. On the other hand, you can take a boat and sail along the Manikarnika Ghat from Dashashwamedh Ghat or Scindia Ghat. Beyond the Godolia Chowk, no cars are permitted.
Manikarnika Ghat Tourist Attractions
The majority of people do not think of Manikarnika as a tourist attraction. Explorers and adventurers, on the other hand, go to the Manikarnika Ghat to take in the land’s magical beauty.
You can always locate a few bodies that have been set ablaze. Every day, it is estimated that around 300 bodies are burned. Tourists can hire boats from Dashashwamedh Ghat to see the rites at Manikarnika Ghat. Although there is no rule against it, common sense recommends that photographs be avoided and Manikarnika be turned into an interesting tourist destination. It is, after all, a family’s final farewell to a loved one.
Best Time To Visit
The optimum time to visit is between 8 a.m. and 7 p.m. if you want to see cremations. More than 300 bodies are burnt in this ghat every day. As a result, catching a cremation ceremony is simple. However, due to high demand, finding boats early in the morning and by sunset is difficult.
Winter is the best time to visit Manikarnika Ghat because of the weather. The winter season commences in October and remains till March. The worst time to visit is during the peak monsoon season, which runs from July to August.
Being at this place always makes you question life and its mortality. It sends your mind far away from you in search of the answers to the questions we never desired to confront. Approximately 28,000 dead bodies are cremated at this ghat every year. At every corner, you’ll either see a priest sermonizing a bunch of people, or a family involved in the last rites of their dearly departed. The air is filled with smoke as hundreds of bodies burn into flames, possibly reminding onlookers of death’s certainty and how fleeting everything is.