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Har Ki Pauri Overview

Ranked 1 of 77 sightseeing in Haridwar

Har Ki Pauri, one of the most famous places in Haridwar, is believed to be the exit point of River Ganges from the mountains and entry into the plains. In addition, this sightseeing is also among one of the five main holy sites of Haridwar. According to another legend, it is believed that at this place, two great Hindu Gods; Lord Shiva and Lord Vishnu appeared during the Vedic era. Since then the place is considered to be sacred.

In addition, it is also said that Lord Brahma, who is the Hindu God of Creation, performed a yagna at this place. Moreover, according to the chronicles of history, an imprint of holy foot of Lord Vishnu is present on one of the stones of this ghat, which is indicative of the name.

Har Ki Pauri, popularly known as Brahm Kund, was constructed by King Vikramaditya in memory of his brother, Brithari. It is said that Brithari used to mediate on the banks of River Ganges.

According to a popular belief, it is said that a dip in the holy water of this ghat relieves a person of all his sins. In addition, the place is also a venue for performing several religious rituals such as 'upanayan', 'mundan', 'asthi visarjan' and 'shraddha', which are carried throughout the year.

After every twelve years, the auspicious fair of Hindus, the Kumbh mela, is organised at this place. Famous for Ganga Aarti, large number of tourists throng the place in evening so as to attend aarti.

Har Ki Pauri is believed to be the same place where the divine nectar fell from celestial Kumbh. Some of the other attractions located on this ghat are the two famous temples, Ganga Mandir and Haricharan Mandir.

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Har ki pauri ghat, Haridwar


Har Ki Pauri

Swakhar Pachal
29th Sep 17

Har ki pauri (haridwar)


Har Ki Pauri

28th Dec 17

Har Ki Pauri


Har Ki Pauri

Prakash Sheth
29th Oct 17

Ganga Aarti Har ki Pauri, Haridwar


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Abhinav Kumar
16th Oct 16

Har ki Paudi..awesome view


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6th Jan 18

Har ki pauri(Ganga Arti)


Har Ki Pauri

28th Dec 17

Har ki Pauri.ritual place for Hindus


Har Ki Pauri

Aman kumar
23rd Dec 17



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Bipin Jaiswal
19th Dec 17

Awesome Experience at Har ki Pauri


Har Ki Pauri

Shashank Khandelwal
30th Jun 17

What travellers are saying about Har Ki Pauri

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  • Best Time: During DayLength of visit: 1-2hrs
  • Length of visit: 2-3hrsBest Time: During Sunset
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Operating hours

Monday - Friday:
7:00 AM -7:00 PM
7:00 AM -7:00 PM
7:00 AM -7:00 PM
Public Holidays:
7:00 AM -7:00 PM

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Amazing Uttarakhand4.3/5

1 review

Very Peacefully Reached Haridwar

We book a Haridwar Package from The Amazing Uttarakhand. It was our very happy journey and no hassle in the journey. We did an amazing holy Bath in Ganga. We have the most comprehensive Haridwar Rishikesh Package to make your journey in this part of the state full of enjoyment and refreshing. From picking you in the nearest transportation point, to and from hotel movements, visiting travel points, arranging for hotel booking, food, evening activities, local shopping Tours, and in the end dropping you at the last departure point all are done with impeccable satisfaction at The Amazing Uttarakhand.

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Anurag Sharma4.6/5

8 reviews

Awesoem as always

Ganga darshan and aarti of Haridwar is world famous of it's kind. It's always awesome to visit there. You can visit it anytime but try not to visit during afternoon timings as it's humid and hot. Visit during morning or evening or late evening.

Shubham singh5.0/5

1 review

Haridwar trip

These are the best moments of my life, every year in the month of june I visit Haridwar it is such a nice place and I see many tourists comes Haridwar and enjoy their life. There are many places to visit like mansa devi temple, chandi devi temple, har ki Pauri, etc. And I enjoyed in Haridwar and I had done hiking to reach mansa devi temple and to reach chandi devi temple. The cold water of ganga in the summer season refreshes our body and relaxed. And in the night at 10:00 pm after dinner I had done gone to har ki Pauri and set 2 hours near ganga and that was the best moment I can say. Overall Haridwar is awesome and memorable for me Thankyou

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Anshuman Talapatra5.0/5

81 reviews

Great experience of evening sandharati

Great place to explore while in Haridwar. The Ganga arati is a lifetime experience. Try to come early morning by 5 30 and evening by 4 30 Pm if you want to have great view

Rajat Sabharwal5.0/5

24 reviews

Ganges is what you must see in your life time

One thing which you should have once you visit this pace is Faith, you will not find everything to be clean here, but when you do a dip in ganga river, it will be divine. Visiting here is easy, there are parking where you can park your car and then reach to this place by walking. Beware of the beggars and Pandits, Do the donation if you feel like only with registered Har Ki Pauri committee

Ananth Pranesh4.3/5

95 reviews

Popular place for Ganga Arati

It is most popular place for Ganga Arati in the evening every day. It is well organized for the Arati . There are couple of old temples on the banks of Ganges . Lots of shops are available here for shopping of various items . It has several hotels and lodges also .

Pradyumna b Ramesh5.0/5

35 reviews

Ganga aarti

The holy Place where Ganga aarti is performed everyday during sunset. Try staying on the other side to get the proper view of the aarthi, try reaching there an hour before to get a front view.

Santhavathi S4.3/5

5 reviews

Good spiritual experience

The Ganga aarti performed at sunset is a very good spiritual experience. The aarti at sunrise is not as grand as the sunset one, but experiencing the sunrise on the banks of the Holy River Ganga and having a Bath is a MUST one anyone would love. So don't miss the sunrise and sunset at Har Ki Pauri.

Abhinav Sudan5.0/5

65 reviews

Should come first on the bucket list

This place is highly sacred and everyone after coming to Haridwar should visit and take a holy dip here. The evening aarti at the Ganga Ghats looks very beautiful with small diyas floating on the Ganges. Worth capturing the enchanting view.

Digvijay Sharma5.0/5

69 reviews

The Gateway to God

Har ki Pauri as the name suggest the gateway to god. Located on the Ganga bank... This area is a holy place for all Hindus. Clean and neat area. The whole environment was just echoing with aarti and temple bells sound. All age people were bathing in the holy river. Facility are good.

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