Permalink: https://media.greenpeace.org/archive/Ghats-in-Varanasi-27MZIFLWBDOW.htmlConceptually similarPilgrims in VaranasiGP01KAHCompleted★★★★Pilgrims on the River GangesGP01K7XCompleted★★★★Woman Bathes in the Ganges RiverGP01K7YCompleted★★★★Climate Action on River Ganges IndiaGP01LV6Completed★★★★Climate Action on River Ganges IndiaGP01LV7Completed★★★★Climate Action on River Ganges IndiaGP01LV8Completed★★★★★★★Climate Action on River Ganges IndiaGP01LV9Completed★★★★★★Climate Action on River Ganges IndiaGP01LVACompleted★★★★Climate Action on River Ganges IndiaGP01LVBCompleted★★★★View AllGP01K7UGhats in VaranasiThe ghats in Varanasi are the holiest places in the city and they number around 100. Pilgrims come to bathe in the Ganges at the ghats and the 'burning ghats' are where the dead are burned. Locations:Ganges River-India-South AsiaDate:8 Sep, 2006Credit:© Greenpeace / Pankaj NangiaMaximum size:3000px X 1840pxKeywords:Climate (campaign title)-Climate change impacts-Crowds-Local population-PeopleShoot:Climate Impact on the River GangesThe glaciers of the Himalaya are under threat due to global warming which has led to glacier retreat. This will mean that rivers which depend on the mountain flow will gradually decrease over time. The river Ganges is at risk from glacier retreat and it's source, the Gangotri glacier is already showing signs of melting. Millions of people depend on the Ganges for drinking water and it is culturally significant as the waters here are considered holy.