Harishchandra Ghat, Varanasi
Harishchandra Ghat is one of the famous ghats located in the holy city of Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh state of India. According to mythology, the owner of Manikarnika Ghat bought King Harishchandra as a slave and made him work on the Manikarnika at Harishchandra Ghat.
Hindus from various places bring their dear ones dead bodies to Harishchandra Ghat for cremation as they believe if a person is cremated at this ghat, he/she gets salvation or “moksha”. The video above shows the usual scenario at Harishchandra Ghat.
How to reach:-
Nearest Railway station: Varanasi Cantt Railway Station (Varanasi Junction), via State Highway around 6 km
Nearest Airport: Varanasi Airport Terminal, via NH 56, around 24 km