Rani Ghat – Cutest among all?
Rani ghat is located next to the Rajghat and was a part of it in early days. Just like the Rajghat it holds no religious importance and is one of the least popular ghats in Varanasi. In 1937 a queen of Lucknow, Muniya Sahiba built a grand house on the ghat and gradually people started calling it Rani Ghat. In 1988-99 Govt converted this ghat into a pucca ghat.
Today, The Rani Ghat looks beautiful with the colourful clothes drying all around the stairs. It is one of the many sites where washermen and women wash clothes(Which is an illegal activity). Most of the tourists who traverse through the ghat or see it from the boat mark it as the “cutest” ghat in Varanasi.
Rani Ghat gained a lot of media attention when the Bollywood actor Sanjay Dutt performed the last rites of his father and veteran actor Late. Sunil Dutt on this ghat. Since then it has seen a rise in footfall.
How to Reach Rani Ghat
Rani Ghat is located next to the Raj Ghat which is well connected to all the Railways stations, Airport and the bus stand via road. It can be reached by shared auto-rickshaws which are available from Maidhagin Chowk. One can also take a boat ride from any ghat to the Rani Ghat.
What to See
- Tomb of Lal Khan
- Ravidas Temple
- Malviya Bridge
- Baba Mahishasura & Shayar Mata Temple
Nishad Ghat, Raj Ghat