Tulsi Ghat is an important landmark where Tulsidas created the holy version of ramcharitmanas and it should be one of the must visit places in Varanasi in 2 days. Located on the banks of River Ganga, it is a member of the chain of ghats present in Varanasi. But what makes it stand apart amongst the other riverfronts is its historical legend and religious significance.
Named after the Hindu poet Tulsidas, stories claim this to be the place where he lived while he was working on the Awadhi version of the Hindu epic Ramayana. Pilgrims gather in thousands to wash away their sins by taking a dip in the blessed waters of Ganga. The waters are also said to have healing powers to cure skin diseases and leprosy. An annual festival called Lolark Sasthi sees huge masses gathered at the ghat to worship Lord Rama and pray to be blessed with a son.
Distance from Varanasi: 6.7 km
Best Time to Visit: Lolark Sasthi, Kartik Month