Har Ki Pauri Ghat

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Overview

Explore and experience the landmark of famous and spiritual Ghat on the banks of river Ganges, Har Ki Pauri in Haridwar situated in the Indian state of Uttarakhand. It was built by King Vikram Aditya. 

Har Ki Pauri Ghat is known to be the holy place in Haridwar. Ganga Aarti is conducted here, which is believed to be a sacred spot where the nectar was dropped on earth. People believe this as a pious place on earth where the Ganges touches the plains through leaving the Himalayan ranges. Ghat is situated on the west of the Ganges Canal which then turns to the north.

 

 

What is it famous for? 

Har Ki Pauri is considered to be a famous spot where Ganga aarti happens in the Brahmakund area. Devotees pay respect to the holy river every morning and evening, in Haridwar. This location attracts many devotees of Har Ki Pauri in Haridwar. Priests chant hymns towards the sacred river.

Tourists are fascinated by this place and can spot the view of the Ganga Aarti that takes place usually in the morning from 5.30 am to 6.30 am and in the evening from 6 pm to 7 pm. Visitors come from far places to this pure Ghat to take a dip in the holy water.

The Ghat looks mesmerizing after getting brightened up by shimmering lights and lamps. The priests enchant prayers, and devotees float diyas on the surface of the water giving respect to the river Ganges. Thousands of pilgrims’ get-together and commence festivities during many fairs including Kumbha Mela, Vaisakhi, Ardh Kumbh Mela.

 

 

Is this place worth seeing? 

Har Ki Pauri Ghat looks spectacular with sparkling lights and diyas lit everywhere especially during evening prayers and festivals. It is known to be a prime attraction as a lot of tourists get captivated to this destination because of the positive aura and ethereal beauty of this place.

People also come to attend the fairs including Ardh Kumbh and Hindu’s Kumbh that take place at this holy place. There is no entry fee and no restrictions are layed on the public.  You can find this place worth a visit.

 

Timings

  • Sunday : 01:45 pm to 01:45 pm
  • Monday : 01:45 pm to 01:45 pm
  • Tuesday : 01:45 pm to 01:45 pm
  • Wednesday : 01:45 pm to 01:45 pm
  • Thursday : 01:45 pm to 01:45 pm
  • Friday : 01:45 pm to 01:45 pm
  • Saturday : 01:45 pm to 01:45 pm

Timings are subject to change. You will be automatically booked into a time slot as part of the check out process. Please visit the official website to confirm the time slot before your visit.

 

How to Reach

  • By Train : The railway station closest to Har ki Pauri Ghat is in Haridwar itself. It is only 3 km away from Haridwar Railway Station. You can take cycle-rickshaw or auto to reach Har Ki Pauri from the railway station.
  • By Road : Road well-connects the holy city of Haridwar with major cities such as Delhi, Chennai, Dehradun, Hyderabad, and Kolkata. You can board a bus or cab to reach Har Ki Pauri.
  • By Flight : The airport closest to Har ki Pauri is Jolly Grant Airport. The distance between these two points is 28.8 km.

 

Ticket Pricing

  • Free Entry :

Tourist Attractions:

Ganga Aarti –  Devotees from all over the world indulge in the religious prayer at the bank of holy river Ganga at the Har Ki Pauri, Haridwar. Priests perform prayers with lamps and ring the temple bells. The entire place is enclosed by the chanting of mantras and reflection of lights on the surface of the water.

Chandi Devi Temple – As you travel to the top of the hill, feel the presence of the divine surrounding and experience the verdant greenery of the hills. You will also see stunning and massive participation and celebrations being done by priests and devotees.

Chilla Wildlife Sanctuary– The national park is extensively rich in flora and fauna, valuable fossils and you can spot different species of migratory birds during monsoons. Located at a distance of 26 km from the city center, if you are a wildlife enthusiast, then this national park is appropriate for you to see wildlife animals like tigers and elephants.

Mansa Devi Temple – This temple holds immense religious importance among devotees and is located just 1 km away from the main city center, visit this famous and magnificent temple dedicated to Goddess Mansa Devi where it is believed that your wishes get fulfilled.

Water Park – Spend your day with your friends and family at the Fun Valley Water Park, at a distance of 21 km from the city center. This water park is in the valley of Haridwar that offers many thrilling rides, music system and roller coasters that is enjoyed by children. 

 

 

Address

Har Ki Pauri Ghat, Haridwar, near krishna dham, Kharkhari, Haridwar, Uttarakhand, India

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FAQs

Har Ki Pauri is famous for its holy presence and the religious ceremonies that takes place here.It is believed that it is the clear spot where Ganges leaves the mountains and enters the plains.
The best time to visit Har Ki Pauri is during the evening.You can witness the Ganga aarti & the religious ceremony that takes place in the evening.
Har Ki Pauri have many beautiful sites to visit.You can visit sacred and religious sites, Speciality museums, Science museums, antique stores and Arenas and Stadium.
Yes there are large number of visitors that visit Har Ki Pauri so parking is a common question that arises.There are enough parking available but due to a massive crowd one might find difficulty to find one.
Har ki Pauri Ghat, in Haridwar is open all the time, for 7 days. There is no specific time for the ghat to open for its public.
Ganga Aarti starts from 6 pm to 7 pm in Har Ki Pauri. The morning Ganga Aarti timings are from 5:30 am to 6:30 am.
Har Ki Pauri has a meaning behind its name. The word Har means Lord Shiva, Ki means of and Pauri means steps which states the steps of Lord Shiva.
There are many hotels near Har ki Pauri like Hotel Rattans Regency (1.84 km), Hotel Krish Residency (1.67 km), Hotel Centre Point (2.54 km).
One can spot this place on its own without requiring any guide. You can check the signboards or ask priests for any information. Its a self explanatory route.
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