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5 Things We Bet You Didn't Know About Ganga Dussehra!

5 Things We Bet You Didn't Know About Ganga Dussehra! Wikipedia

According to Hindu mythology, it is believed that the heavens brought down the holy Ganges to the Earth after the penance of  Hindu King, Bhagiratha. Ganga Dussehra is widely celebrated in Tripura where the river Ganga is believed to be one of the fourteen prime deities worshipped here. 

The tales that are spun around this mighty river are both intriguing and thought-provoking. Check out the reviews shared by HolidayIQ travellers to know more!    


1. Ganga Dussehra marks the descent of Ganga upon the Earth

Ganga Dussehra marks the descent of Ganga upon the Earth Share source: Wikipedia

HolidayIQ reviewer Madhurima Mukherjee says, "The serenity of the boat ride along the banks of Ganga and the purity of Ganga Aarti will give you goosebumps.Varanasi is the religious centre of our country. Tourists and devotees from all around the world come here to offer puja and prayers to Lord Viswanath and Annapoorna." 

2. Take a dip in the holy Ganges and wash away your sins

Take a dip in the holy Ganges and wash away your sins Share source: Wikipedia

HolidayIQ reviewer Mohan Jitpure says, "During the Haridwar Kumbh Mela, millions of pilgrims, devotees and tourists congregate in Haridwar to perform ritualistic bathing on the banks of the river Ganges. This is believed to wash away their sins and attain Moksha. Haridwar is regarded as one of the seven holiest places (Sapta Puri) for Hindus." 

3. Enjoy the wild greenery of Tripura

Enjoy the wild greenery of Tripura Share source: tripadvisor.com

HolidayIQ reviewer Satyajit Chakraborty says, "The place is unpolluted with very few people. There are carvings on the rock which are 800 years old. The setting is in a lush green valley with a small stream trickling through. We were amazed and flattered by the setting. We soaked in the ambience for around 1 hour and started the return journey. We reached Agartala around 5 pm." 

4. Enjoy the beauty of ancient Tripura

Enjoy the beauty of ancient Tripura Share source: Wikimedia Commons

HolidayIQ reviewer Rahul Dutta says, "It was a nice experience to visit the wild greenery of Tripura. The place is full of natural resources. Some of the must-see places are Sipahijala and Trishna Sanctuary. You can also enjoy the long drive through the hilly terrain. Neermahal is a must-see place and is located at Melagarh, 56 km from Agartala. Pilak is located in ancient Tripura." 


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5. Experience the potpourri of cultures and traditions

Experience the potpourri of cultures and traditions Share source: creativestellars.blogspot.com

HolidayIQ reviewer Diptanu Chakravarty says, "Agartala, the capital city of Tripura has many malls and markets where you can buy different products. It's a very nice place where you can experience different cultures and traditions. If you want a luxury weekend, then there is a hotel called Sonartori and the service here is excellent."  

The views above are collated from opinions expressed by travellers on www.holidayiq.com

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