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Har ki Pauri, Haridwar

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Observe Hindus perform their spiritual rituals at Har ki Pauri, on the banks of holy Ganges. See how thousands of devotees reach the end of their pilgrimage and bathe themselves in the purifying waters, a symbolic act meant to cleanse the soul. On this famous ghat (series of steps leading to the water), you can also find a large footprint on a stone wall believed to belong to the Lord Vishnu. Besides the mass bathing, many festivities (Kumbha Mela, Ardh Kumbh Mela, Vaisakhi) take place here on a regular basis.. Plan to visit Har ki Pauri and other customer-reviewed, writer-recommended Haridwar attractions using our Haridwar tourist route planner.
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  • Exceptional variety of people could be found here who came up with she Moto of your unko go cash available results and finishing work  more »
  • a place full of goddess where u can enjoy peace in lap of nature and different form of worship. u can enjoy rafting. just visit this place if u r in haridwar  more »
  • I make it a point to visit Haridwar as much as I visit Goa. A bath in Ganga at Har Ki Pauri is both divine and fun. How much hot be the day, you always shiver entering the ice cold water of Holy Ganga...  more »
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  • The ambience and environment of the place is very mesmerizing but at the same time, the place has become too much commercialized. People will harass you for aids, money. Lots of beggars who constantly keep following you around. The sanitation and hygiene of the place is also not kept in good condition. Ganges River itself is in quite poor condition and need quick and instant measures for cleaning.
  • Divine place for Hindus. The place is usually crowded during daytime. If you want some peaceful time then make sure to visit this place during nights. View of Ganges is also spectacular. Bathing experience in Ganges is also awesome because of the cold temperature of water even during the summers.
  • Divine place for Hindus. The place is usually crowded during daytime. If you want some peaceful time then make sure to visit this place during nights. View of Ganges is also spectacular. Bathing experience in Ganges is also awesome because of the cold temperature of water even during the summers.
  • Evening Aarthi is a site to watch. Happens around 6.30. You need to go 1 hour before to find place. Walkable from Parking. Lot of temples nearby. Divine Ganges.
  • The place is awesome. The weekends could be very crowdy so it is recommended to visit early in the morning so as to have enough time for holy bath. You will find some good street foods and visit to Mansa Devi temple is also recommended.

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An important pilgrimage site, Nashik can accommodate large numbers of visitors from all walks of life, with a variety of lodgings from the upper end to small budget guesthouses. Most luxurious hotels follow the Nashik Freeway through the Uttan Nagar and Wasan Nagar areas, while mid-range options focus along Route 848 converging on the south bank of the Godavari River. Budget accommodations, called dharamshalas, can be found across the city. Some of the best mid-range hotels lie on the Agra-Pune highway and in Ambad.
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