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Har ki Pauri @ Haridwar (Uttarakhand)

Har ki Pauri @ Haridwar (Uttarakhand) By Drifter Baba

Har ki Pauri @ Haridwar :

Har ki Pauri is a very famous ghat at the holy Ganga river in Haridwar a district town in Uttarakhand state. It was built by King Vikramaditya in 1 century BC in the memory of his brother Bharthari as he was a great devotee of maa Ganga and use to visit for everyday meditation.

Below are some of the facts about Har Ki Pauri
  • Har means Lord Shivs and Pauri means Spets. It is believed to be Lord Shivas steps and that's the reason people worship Ganga as well as all the steps.
  • It is known as Brahmkund as many gods including Lord Vishnu and Lord Shiva had taken bath in Ganga here. 
  • A drop of Amrita was fallen here from the sky while Lord Garuda was carrying it after Samudra Manthan. People consider Gangajal as Amrith and take it to their home.
  • Mahakumbh is being celebrated there every 12 years and Ardh Kumbh every 6 years.
  • This is the place where Ganga has come to the plain from the mountain.
  • Ganga aarty during evening is one of the most attractive activities there.  

 This is one of the very Important tourist destinations for spiritual tourism. Every Hindu dreams to be there and take bath in the holy river Ganga. Please visit the place and feel the spirituality. 

Har ki Pauri  visiting Timing:  24 hrs (Everyday)  

Best time to visit: All time. During the summer it's a bit hot.

Entry Fees: No.

Har ki Pauri  Address:
Har Ki Podi, 
Near Krishna Dham, Kharkhari, Haridwar, Uttarakhand 249401 (INDIA)

Special occasion:

Here every day is a special occasion as many devotees come to take bath in Holy Ganga.
- Every day many visitors and devotees visit there and take a dip in the holy Ganga
- During the Solar and Lunar eclipse many devotees take bath in the holy Ganga
- Every evening there will get a grand Ganga Aarti which is worth seeing.
- During Kumbh, there will be a very big crowd as people from across India visits there. 
- During Magh masa, devotees take a dip in Ganga for a whole month.

Places to visit near Har ki Pauri :
  • Har Ki Pauri in Haridwar
  • Shri Mata Mansa Devi Mandir in Haridwar
  • Maa Chandi Devi temple
  • Maya Devi Temple
  • Daksheshwar Mahadev
  • Shanti Kunj in Haridwar
  • Rajaji National Park
  • Patanjali Yogpeeth

Parking Places: Huge parking place is available near the Har ki Pauri. Local authorities charges for the parking.

How to reach Har ki Pauri : 

Indian Rail: The nearest Railway station is Haridwar which is well connected with other Indian cities. Har ki Pauri is just walkable distance. You can also hire an auto-rickshaw to reach the place.
Buses: The nearest main bus station is in Haridwar which is well connected with other Indian cities.  Har ki Pauri is just walkable distance. You can also hire an auto-rickshaw to reach the place.
Airport: The nearest airport is Jolly Grant Airport, Dehradun which is 53 km from here. You will find multiple options to reach Haridwar.

Private Taxis: The availability of a private taxi or transportation is very good there being a famous tourist destination.

Distance from nearby major cities
Dehradun: 90 km
Delhi: 205 km
Roorkee: 14 km
Mussoorie: 122 km
Rishikesh: 41 km

Accommodation near Har ki Pauri : 
You will find many hotels on different budgets. There are many dharmshalas as well where you can stay free of cost in common accommodation.

Food & Restaurant near Har ki Pauri :
You will find lots of north and south Indian restaurants as it is a very famous tourist destination in India. The food price is quite reasonable. 

Few Photos:

Ganga Temple in Har ki Pauri @ Haridwar (Uttarakhand) By Drifter Baba
G A N G A    T E M P L E   @   H A R    K I    P A U R I

Ganga Temple in Har ki Pauri @ Haridwar (Uttarakhand) By Drifter Baba
G A N G A    T E M P L E   @   H A R    K I    P A U R I

Har ki Pauri @ Haridwar (Uttarakhand) By Drifter Baba

H A R    K I    P A U R I

Visit Date: 14 Apr 2015