We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Har ki Pauri

Certificate of Excellence
Sponsored by:
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Your filters are still active.
There are no pins in your viewport. Try moving the map or changing your filters.
Sponsored by:
Get directions
Address: Har ki Pauri | Haridwar, Haridwar 249401, India
Phone Number: +91 98378 48433
Website
Improve this listing
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.

read more
Book ahead on Viator
Recommended
More Info
$50*
and up
Private Tour: Haridwar Sightseeing Day Tour
More Info
$40*
and up
Haridwar Private Walking Tour

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 605 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 302
    Excellent
  • 218
    Very good
  • 76
    Average
  • 6
    Poor
  • 3
    Terrible
Loved it

We visited this place at night around 9 pm. Maybe that's the reason it wasn't crowded at all. If you are not fond of crowds, would suggest to check the Kumbh /ArdhKumbh mela dates... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
ujwala s
,
Mumbai (Bombay), India
via mobile
Add Photo Write a Review

605 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
Language
  • More
Mumbai (Bombay), India
Level Contributor
20 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

We visited this place at night around 9 pm. Maybe that's the reason it wasn't crowded at all. If you are not fond of crowds, would suggest to check the Kumbh /ArdhKumbh mela dates and plan your visit. It can be really a overcrowded place. But the entire vibe is magical. Ganga is the holiest river in India and one... More 

Helpful?
Thank ujwala s
Kolkata (Calcutta), India
Level Contributor
23 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Im an atheist but I do visit religious places of all kinds, mostly for people watching or art. Haridwar is a big religious destination in india. The ganga arati is worth a watch. I visited this place in

Helpful?
Thank Arnab M
Dombivli, India
Level Contributor
3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Feel very comfortable whilst been there especially during the evening and had a great feeling during halted at Ganga riverside

Helpful?
Thank jitendravd
delhi
Level Contributor
8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

go there to take a dip and get blessings of maa gange.must visit at ganga arti time in the evening to feel the aura

Helpful?
Thank MANISHBINDAL
Mumbai (Bombay), India
Level Contributor
36 reviews
20 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

place is good and ethnic... but the hygiene gets compromised, extremely busy place, visitor travel to such places for devotion but the place lacked peaceful vibes and the shopkeepers are just concerned about selling irrespective of guests expectations.

Helpful?
Thank Shaivya021
Pokhara, Nepal
Level Contributor
28 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

It was a holy shrine and love to pray God Ganga. But many People asking money with different purpose. I too donate some for food feeding program. But Pandit are compel to pay money pronouncing mantra too poor religious Hindus.

Helpful?
Thank Buddhi S
Raipur, India
Level Contributor
37 reviews
19 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Har Ki Pauri is the centrally located ghat of Haridwar. The place is very nicely maintained, clean, and arrangements for crowed management. We visited during the Ardh Kumbh (Jan-April 2016)and the entire place was looking impeccably beautiful, especially in the evenings. The Ganga Aarti were spiritually transcended, they started around 5 PM but to get a good place to sit... More 

Helpful?
Thank Rimpa_D
Mumbai
Level Contributor
26 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This iconic place of Haridwar is an unmissable place that you cannot return without visiting. A great place which is always buzzing with Pandas and holy rituals by the banks of Ganga. Not to mention, the most important event on this place is the Ganga Aarti that happens at sunset & Sunrise each day. Haridwar trip is incomplete without this... More 

Helpful?
Thank Kapil_Kanwarjani
Noida, India
Level Contributor
8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Just being here by Ganga Mata gives me ultimate peace of mind. The water is really clean and I feel really sad to see it so polluted as it goes down the Indian plain and reaches Delhi.

Helpful?
Thank Anup T
Level Contributor
56 reviews
29 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Visited on January 2016 on an evening. Being a time for Kumbh mela the area has been decorated with lights and flowers. Ganga Aarti started from 6pm and just spellbound me

Helpful?
Thank debapati

Travelers who viewed Har ki Pauri also viewed

 
Haridwar, Uttarakhand
Haridwar, Uttarakhand
 

Been to Har ki Pauri? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of Har ki Pauri and other visitors
3 questions
Ask a question

See all questions (3)

Questions? Get answers from Har ki Pauri staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do I have to buy a ticket for my infant?
  • How do I get there using public transportation?
  • Is there a restaurant or café onsite?