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Address: Upper Road, Haridwar 249401, India
Phone Number: 01334-227-136
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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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This place has it all, from shops to banks of the Ganges to small temples all around. The place is full of life. Even if one is not religious, we can just visit the place and... read more

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This place has it all, from shops to banks of the Ganges to small temples all around. The place is full of life. Even if one is not religious, we can just visit the place and see the rituals and other things done by people who come from all around the world. The place is so crowded and will have... More 

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It was a nice place to see. Full treat to the eyes. I visited along with my parents. We all enjoyed the trip.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

In less than a day, I ended up spending time three times at Har ki Pauri. Once during the evening Aaarti, then late at night to take pictures and then again in the morning to get a feel of the vibe. To watch thousands of people go about their religious activities (dip in the ganga, final rites of the dead,... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Aarti timings vary with the season as it is dependent upon the sun rise. Even if one is not interested in the religious part of it. Watching gangs river swoosh in the morning chill makes the morning walk so much more worthwhile...well connected by road...further ahead to ghaat and Aarti point on foot...

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We stayed at Ganga Lahari on Har Ki Pauri and our experience was spoilt by the 'Pandits' at Har Ki Pauri touting for business aggressively. We were told not to take money with us during the evening Aarti and we did not. But during the Aarti we were suddenly told to do a puja and in the middle of lots... More 

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Its so peaceful, mind blowing, experience to touch the holy water of ganga river on har ki pauri...... When arti of ganga ji start whole place crowded like a fair. Everywhere shops, food, designing article shops, etc to enjoy. Only vegetarian food available at the place non-vegetarian food is not available in haridwar.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Har ki Pauri is famous for the evening Ganga Aarti, check into this place around 4:30 pm to get the best seat exactly opposite to the Har ki Pauri ghat and feel the feel the atmosphere and the energy of this place

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

For Hindus this is the holiest place and here the Ganges from Himalaya enter the plains. Check for any festival day before the visit. For any Utsav day you will face huge surge of devotees that you can hardly move in the streets. Beware of the pandits eyeing for your money always by offering archanas. Bathing the Ganges is truly... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Its a holy place for Hindus and ganga aarti is beautiful over there. We saw evening aarti and it is very crowded. You need to sit on the other side of the bank where aarti is done. It is extremely spiritual and mind opening experience. Must visit.

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Have been there 5 times, never as a pilgrim. still, the place holds some kind of attraction for me. I like to go back there, to look at the fast flowing Ganga, and to walk through the narrow lanes leading up to the banks and enjoy the myriad merchandise on display in the shops on both sides. You cannot get... More 

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