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Address: Har ki Pauri | Haridwar, Haridwar 249401, India
Phone Number: +91 98378 48433
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Description: Har Ki Pauri (Hindi: हर की पौड़ी) is a famous ghat on the banks of the...
Har Ki Pauri (Hindi: हर की पौड़ी) is a famous ghat on the banks of the River GANGA in Haridwar in Uttarakhand state of India. This authentic hindu place is the major landmark of the holy city of Haridwar. Literally, "Har" means "Lord Shiva" who is one Super God(Mahadeva), in Hindu theology, "Ki" means "of" and "Pauri" means "steps". Means "Steps to Lord Shiva". It is Beleived Lord Shiva and Lord Vishnu have visited the Brahmakund in Har Ki Pauri in the Vedic times. There is a large footprint said to belong to Lord Vishnu on a stone wall. It is believed that it is precise spot where the Ganges leaves the mountains and enters the plains. Har ki pauri is also the area where thousands of pilgrims converge and the festivities commence during the Kumbha Mela, which takes place once every (12)twelve years, and the Ardh Kumbh Mela, which takes place after every (6)six years and the Punjabi festival of Vaisakhi, a huge harvest festival occurring in the month of April, every year. We Welcome you to Visit Haridwar, and Provide us a chance to serve you with best of the best services in all terms to let you experience a perfect Visit to this Holy Place - Haridwar.
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Har ki Pauri is a religious place in bank of GANGA. Each evening at sunset priests perform Ganga Aarti here, when lights are set on the water to drift downstream.

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 17, 2015
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Jaipur, India
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015 NEW

This is the main attraction point in Haridwar city, the place is very much crowded so be aware about children and belongings

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Haridwar, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015 NEW

Har ki Pauri is a religious place in bank of GANGA. Each evening at sunset priests perform Ganga Aarti here, when lights are set on the water to drift downstream.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015 NEW

Keep a pair of clothes along with you. Many people change clothes in the open ghat. I suggest to use the Mahila ghat for ladies to take the holy dip and use the nearby Sulabh toilets for changing clothes. Beware of photographers.

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Gurgaon, India
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015 NEW

Let me give this review from two perspectives... from a devotee's point of view and as a tourist's point of view: Devotee: An amazing place, wherein one can watch the mesmerizing Ganga aarti, take a holy dip, and just soak in the spiritual atmosphere. A place where one can sit for hours and experience the peace within. Being at Har... More 

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Kolkata (Calcutta), India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015 NEW

Ganga was very clean & well maintained. You can seat there for hours. There is a place to keep your shoes. If you want to attend the evening aarti then should reach by 4:30 as it gets crowded very fast. Beware of the pandits as they dont look like pandits, most of them are in shirts & trousers and are... More 

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Faridabad, India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015 NEW

Apart from the place where one can watch the mesmerising Ganga Aarti, this is the most common place or ghat for one to take a holy dip in river Ganga. The most crowded but reverend place at Haridwar and even when one is not taking a dip or enjoying the Aarti, one can sit at the river bank and can... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

You will get to see a good evening aarti and a morning aarti here, and also a good view of the river Ganges and pilgrims.

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Gurgaon, India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

Though there are many ghats, this is considered the most holy as all temples are here and main gang a aarti happens here. It also has a covered ghat for women. You can keep your bag and clothes on anyone of the several tables laid out by locals. Just pay 10-20 rupees when you leave and don't get suckered into... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015 via mobile

Well, this is an experience that will be quite subjective based on your beliefs. But from a neutral point of view, it is quite overwhelming whether you are believer or not. I can just say that it is an experience worth remembering. "Cleanliness is next to Godliness", but probably not applicable in India which is more of an attitude problem... More 

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New Delhi, India
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

Religious sentiments apart..there is nothing more heavenly than a Dip in Ganga. But the entire stretch of the Ghat right from Har Ki Pauri till Kushwaha Ghat is so dirty with begaars, Sadhus, Sants, Fakirs, Visitors loitering around adding to the filth. It would be extremely humbling and sooting if it could be kept clean and visually pleasant.

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