One of the most famous landmarks of Haridwar is Har ki Pauri. King Vikramaditya built this famous ghat on the banks of River Ganga for his brother Bharthari in 1st century BC. Any tourist, who comes to Haridwar, first visits Har ki Pauri, as this is one of the most visited places of Haridwar. Har ki Pauri is also immensely sacred of all the ghats of Haridwar, as drops of nectar from the Kumbha, or pitcher, are believed to have dropped at Brahmakund, which is in Har ki Pauri.
When you visit the Haridwar Kumbh Mela 2021, you will find so many things to do at Har ki Pauri itself. You will witness the large gathering of Naga Sadhus at Har ki Pauri, and this is the place where they will have their first Shahi Snan. The evening Aarti at Har ki Pauri is an enchanting sight. It is an event where thousands join in religious prayers, and floating lamps glitter in the reflections of the waters of the Ganga, making it a dazzling atmosphere. The holy dip at Har ki Pauri is the most wonderful thing to do here, and it is believed that it will liberate you from all the sins that you’ve done.
There are many shops and bazaar at Har ki Pauri, and you will find many delicious street foods of Haridwar to eat in small roadside eateries at Har ki Pauri. Har ki Pauri is just 2 km from Haridwar Railway Station, and you will reach here within 5 min by rickshaw.
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