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An ancient holy town and the starting point for pilgrimages to the Kedarnath Temple and the Badrinath Temple, Haridwar is the first recipient of the mighty rapid and revered Ganges, originating from the Gangotri Glacier. Its vast mythological background, beautiful temples (Shanti Kunj Gayatri Parivar), spectacular festival celebrations and the world famous Kumbh Mela (hosted every 12 years) make it a popular destination to be visited from around the world. Haridwar comes alive during sunset, when the evening aarti (ritual of worship) starts at Har Ki Pauri, a ghat (steps leading to a river) and the main attraction of the town where both the Ganga banks are lit up with floating claypot candles and chants of devotees and priests resonate musically throughout the town. The religious city serves no alcohol anywhere and restaurants are strictly vegetarian too, some well known ones being, Big Ben Restaurant, Chotiwala and the Haveli Hari Ganga Restaurant.

Har Ki Pauri - Haridwar

Jai Ganga Maa Har Ki Pauri is a well known ghat on the banks of the Ganges in Haridwar in Uttarakhand state in India. This worshipped spot is the real historic point of the sacred city of Haridwar. Truly, "Har" signifies Ruler Shiva who is said to be a god according to the school named Shaivite Rishav School of Hindu religious philosophy. The Ruler Shiva and Lord Vishnu are said to have gone to the Brahmakund in Har Ki Pauri in the Vedic times. There is an expansive foot shaped impression said to have a place with Lord Vishnu on a stone wall. It is believed that it is the exact spot where the Ganges leaves the mountains and enters the fields. The ghat is on the west bank of Ganges channel through which the Ganges is redirected just toward the north. Har Ki Pauri is likewise the range where a huge number of travelers unite and the celebrations begin amid the Kumbha Mela, which happens at regular intervals.
Literally meaning, the "Pond of Lord Shiva", Har Ki Pauri, attracts tourists and locals alike, throughout the year. It is customary for everyone here to take a dip into the Ganga. Plus, the evening Aarti (a public Worship of the Almighty), is a sight to remember...mantras being chanted on robust sound systems, devotees reiterating the words while lighting their earthen lamps and incense sticks. Check that out for yourself. I will spare you the details here. However, beware of fraudsters and pickpockets though; people often tend to be carried away and are less mindful of their environment, while attending huge congregations.
Malab

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Found it very dirty and filthy , but food and sweet lovers paradise. Ganga Aarti is something not to be missed if you are there.
Anoop Menon

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The Har-ki-Pauri Ghat is also known as Bhramakund and is regarded the most sacred and auspicious point to bathe in the Ganga, and taking a dip here is a sacred practice believed to wash away one's sins.
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Ganga Aarti Sthal - Haridwar

Jai Ganga Maa Har Ki Pauri is a well known ghat on the banks of the Ganges in Haridwar in Uttarakhand state in India. This worshipped spot is the real historic point of the sacred city of Haridwar. Truly, "Har" signifies Ruler Shiva who is said to be a god according to the school named Shaivite Rishav School of Hindu religious philosophy. The Ruler Shiva and Lord Vishnu are said to have gone to the Brahmakund in Har Ki Pauri in the Vedic times. There is an expansive foot shaped impression said to have a place with Lord Vishnu on a stone wall. It is believed that it is the exact spot where the Ganges leaves the mountains and enters the fields. The ghat is on the west bank of Ganges channel through which the Ganges is redirected just toward the north. Har Ki Pauri is likewise the range where a huge number of travelers unite and the celebrations begin amid the Kumbha Mela, which happens at regular intervals.
HappyBanjaras

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One spectacular sight that you should absolutely not miss while on a visit to Haridwar is Ganga Ji ki Aarti, performed every evening after sunset on the ghats of Ganga in Haridwar (usually begins at 6:30 pm).
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Solani River - Haridwar

The Solani River, a discontinuous stream, was crossed on a radiant curved water passage ornamented with lions and with methodology dikes more than 2 miles in length. Sir Proby Cautley established the University of Roorkee as a preparation ground for channel engineers. This is currently India's celebrated around the world building school, IIT Roorkee, which is arranged at a separation of 3 km from the reservoir conduit. Solani Aqueduct was developed by the British in 1846 and typifies the ideal sample of designing wonder in Uttarakhand. The Old Solani Bridge is manufactured over Old Gang Nahar (old Upper Ganga Canal), no water streams into it now. It is considered as the most striking block stone work structure. Increased as of late, it is a wellspring of significant fascination for individuals going by Roorkee. This place is still to be discovered by most of the travelers, for this reason this place never gets populated so travelers coming here can spend a quality time with their family.
On our way to Haridwar. One of our great endeavours. Weather made it even more challenging. But it was fun.
Ronik Kumar

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Ganga River Tributary - Haridwar

Major Ganga Tributaries include Gomti, Ghaghara, Kosi, Yamuna etc.
Haridwar is one of the sacred places in India. Holy City Haridwar is located around one of the most prestigious river Ganges or "Ganga." Ganga signifies flow in life and states the journey of life according to Hindu Religion. It is believed when one is born, he needs blessings of Ganga and when one dies, he is taken back to Ganga and the river absorbs his ruins.
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Chardham Travel - Haridwar

Chardham is the most prestigious and heavenly undertaking in India that incorporates going by to four brilliant sanctums including Yamunotri, Gangotri, Kedarnath and finally the Badrinath Dham. A visit to these blessed places of worship all together completes the Chota Chardham Yatra in India. All these celebrated consecrated destinations are being situated in the shocking Himalayan foothills of Uttarakhand at particular regions. The astounding valleys of the Great Himalayas gladly reflect thousands years old legends and history by observing these consecrated places of worship at diverse areas to be specific Uttarkashi, Chamoli and Rudraprayag on the mind blowing Garhwal slopes. This magnified outing was being started thousands years back in eighth Century by the immense reformer and rationalist Adi Shankaracharya and from that point forward the Chardham visit is respecting various travelers at such colossal areas.This Yatra is a the dream for the aged people and travelers keep on coming here to fulfill their utmost desire in life.
Chardham Yatra is India’s most devoted and featured part of India spiritual tour.
Prajesh Rawat

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HAR KI PAURII - Haridwar

Jai Ganga Maa Har Ki Pauri is a well known ghat on the banks of the Ganges in Haridwar in Uttarakhand state in India. This worshipped spot is the real historic point of the sacred city of Haridwar. Truly, "Har" signifies Ruler Shiva who is said to be a god according to the school named Shaivite Rishav School of Hindu religious philosophy. The Ruler Shiva and Lord Vishnu are said to have gone to the Brahmakund in Har Ki Pauri in the Vedic times. There is an expansive foot shaped impression said to have a place with Lord Vishnu on a stone wall. It is believed that it is the exact spot where the Ganges leaves the mountains and enters the fields. The ghat is on the west bank of Ganges channel through which the Ganges is redirected just toward the north. Har Ki Pauri is likewise the range where a huge number of travelers unite and the celebrations begin amid the Kumbha Mela, which happens at regular intervals.
Holiest of holy. As the elders say "If u want to perform a penance, go and take a holy dip in Ganges, at Har Ki Pauri."
Ronik Kumar

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