Here are nearly 100 ghats in the Varanasi city. The famous and oldest ghats of all these are the Dashashwamegha,
Manikarnika and Harishchandra Ghat. Some of the ghats are made there by Hindu rulers such as Ahilya Bai Holkar of
Malwa region, Peshwa’s of Gwalior, Man Singh of Amber, Jai Singh of Jaipur etc. Some of the famous personlities of
Benaras have named the ghats on their own name. Munshi Ghat is after Hindi poet the Munshi Premchand, Tulsi ghat is
after Hindu poet the Tulsidas who has written Ramcharitmanas. Many ghats are associated with the legends in Varanasi
like the former Kashi Naresh owns Shivala or Kali ghat.
Most of the ghats were made at the time of Maratha. Marathas, Holkars, Bhonsles, Shindes (Scindias), and Peshwes (Peshwas) has been as patrons of present-day Varanasi. Morning boat ride in the Varanasi is famous worldwide as a visitors attraction. If you are the next tourist in India, have a great memory by riding in a boat on the Ganges across the ghats.