Location: To the south of Dasaswamedh Ghat, Rana Ghat is located between Darbhanga Ghat and Chousati Ghat at the bank of river Ganga, Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh. Located at a distance of 4 Km from Varanasi bus stand, 5 Km from both Varanasi junction railway station and BHU Varanasi, this is one among the famous ghats of Varanasi.
Description: Rana Ghat, also known as Rana Mahal Ghat, was built in 1670 by the ruler of Udaipur. It is situated on the western side of the holy city, Varanasi. Unpolluted and clean, the Ghat is known for Vakratunda Vinayaka Temple, named after Lord Ganpati and pays dedication to Lord Ganesha. Thousands of devotees and saints visit this temple at the time of Ganesh Chaturthi to pay their homage to Lord Ganesha. Rajasthani architecture can be witnessed at Rana Ghat. People are often seen taking a holy dip at Rana Ghat, performing Pooja and participating in religious ceremonies. Situated at the river bank, the Ghat offers a mesmerizing view of River Ganga and its serene ambience. One should plan a visit to Rana Ghat to capture the true essence of this place.
Activities: In the calm and relaxed environment, visitors can meditate or do Yoga to rejuvenate their mind and soul. Taking a walk along the river bank or boating are a few things that can be done to experience the charisma of this place.