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Har ki Pauri

Har ki Pauri | Haridwar, Haridwar 249401, India
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Ranked #2 of 30 Attractions in Haridwar
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Religious Sites, Cultural
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Owner description: 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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84 reviews 84 reviews
22 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014 NEW

It was a disappointing experience at Har ki Pauri on 13th Oct 2014 as the Ganga was being cleaned those days .. However, on my next visit on Nov 8th, the river was flowing full.. It is indeed a great experience to be on the banks of Ganga at Har Ki Pauri and the Aarti in the evening on sunset... More

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Karnal, Haryana, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014 NEW

An awesome place to remove your all tiredness & all sorrows,The place even though in mythological terms is one of the epicentre of religious attractions , It's a holy place where one can experience the power of faith for God Shiva and the Ganges , After bathing here it is believed that all your ill deeds are washed away and... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014 NEW

Hari ki pauri is a best place at Haridwar in that place i bath at morning in very clean & cold water and also visit at evening for arti, At the time of arti this khat is looking very nice.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014 NEW

very nice atmosphere here on evening at ganga aarti. but its very crowded and all around dirt by people.nice another less crowded ghats at haridwar.

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Gurgaon, India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014 NEW

Its very pleasant experience , I visited three times , very good experience . One day you can plan from Delhi. from railway station take an auto to Harkipauri, take holy dip , you have toilet bathroom facility available so no need to book a room if you just visit to take holy dip and visit Manasa Devi temple. near... More

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Petaling Jaya, Selangor, Malaysia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014 NEW

Water is very clean and sacred. Must watch the Arti in the evening. Also try to food in the closest market. If want to stay, I would recommend Hotel Anuradha palace.

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New Delhi, India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014 NEW

Had visited many times . Well connected from Delhi by Bus , Rail and Personal transport. 4 to 5 hours journey depending upon the traffic. You can see many people taking holy dip on the Ganges water. The mythological belief indicates that the sins are washed off in the holy waters. Some of the areas where the flow is less... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2014

Visiting Har ki Pauri, Haridwar in the evening is a very pleasant experience. Though vehicles are not allowed, one has to walk a little. In the evening at sun-set time there is aarati in the temple,known as Ganga aarti. All kinds of people from children, young couples, old people, sadhus and of course sellers are present there and yet the... More

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Erode, Tamil Nadu, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

The legendary ghats of river Ganga. They are mostly filled with people at all times. Best time to go is early morning when crowds are sparse. DON'T LITTER PLEASE.

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

Been there twice. It is a amazing experience. However u need to be tactful and avoid the priests and pandits who will loot you on pretext of offering prayers and feeding poor. Attend the evening aarti but reach there a little early to secure a good place as it gets very crowded. Beware of the pick pockets too. The sight... More

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