HAR KI PAURI:-Har Ki Pauri is a famous ghat on the banks of the Ganges in Haridwar in the Indian state of Uttarakhand. This revered place is the major landmark of the holy city of Haridwar. Literally, "Har" means "God", "Ki" means "of" and "Pauri" means "steps". Lord Vishnu is believed to have visited the Brahmakund in Har Ki Pauri in the Vedic times.
Evening view of Har Ki Pauri, Haridwar
It is believed that it is precise spot where the Ganges leaves the mountains and enters the plains. The ghat is on the west bank of Ganges canal through which the Ganges is diverted just to the north. Har Ki Pauri is also the area where thousands of pilgrims converge and the festivities commence during the Kumbha Mela (कुम्भ मेला), which takes place every twelve years, and the Ardh Kumbh Mela (अर्धकुम्भ मेला), which takes place every six years and the Punjabi festival of Vaisakhi, a harvest festival occurring every year in the month of April.