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A River Ganga Trail? 9 Places Not to Leave Out!

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From it's origins in the glaciers of Gangotri to its meanderin gdelta in the Sunderbans, HolidayIQ reviewers suggest places you just cannot leave out while embarking upon a trail by the RIver Ganga. 

1. Rishikesh

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Ganga | Adventure | Peace | Bridge

HolidayIQ Reviewer Meenakshi Vijay adds, “Spirituality and Sensuality! Rishikesh is one of the holiest places for the Hindus which has attracted Indians and foreigners alike including the Beatles, Maharshi Mahesh Yogi and Kate Winslet owing to its pot pourri of spiritual mysticism, yoga and adventure. ...Spirituality and Sensuality! Rishikesh is one of the holiest places for the Hindus which has attracted Indians and foreigners alike including the Beatles, Maharshi Mahesh Yogi and Kate Winslet owing to its pot pourri of spiritual mysticism, yoga and adventure. ...Nestled in the foothills of the Himalayas, this town and the adjoining areas along the ganges namely Muni ki reti, the Ashrams on the East bank, Shivananda nagar and the temple sections along the Laxman Jhula comprise what is known as Rishikesh. ” Read Full Review

HolidayIQ Reviewer Arnav Mathur adds, “Adventurous rapids River rafting in the pristine waters of ganges had been on my bucket list for a long time! I ditched the opportunity of rafting in River Beas in Kullu in 2015, and am glad that I did so as I enjoyed hell lot rafting in the ganges. I also got to know that the rapids in river beas are not as good as the one here. ” Read Full Review

2. Varanasi

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Ghat | Ganga | Religious | Peace

HolidayIQ Reviewer Praveen Varun shares, “There is no doubt as one might have heard from numerous sources, Varanasi is a place for pilgrim - Temples, Religion, The ganges. It's very traditional Hindu (not conservative Hindu) place .” Read Full Review

HolidayIQ Reviewer Umesh Yadav says, “Bank of Holy Ganga Assi Ghats is on the Bank of India famous river ganga. It is a very nice place. There are 84 Ghats on River but Assi Ghat is very long. ” Read Full Review

HolidayIQ Reviewer Ananth Pranesh says, “Holy Ghat on ganges Dashashwamedh Ghat is one of the oldest Ghats. It is quite clean and popular Ghat. It has many temples on the Ghat like Brahmeswar Mandir, Varaheshwar and Vishwabhuja Gowri temple. It is also popular for evening Ganga aarti. It is better to take a boat at 6 pm and watch aarti from front as one can see arati very well from boat rather than from Ghat.” Read Full Review

3. Haridwar

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Ganga | Temple | Peace | Ghat

HolidayIQ Reviewer Gaurav Kocher says, “The best religious place Har Ki Pauri is the most historical & old places in India situated in Haridwar because it is related with river ganga and Lord Shiva.” Read Full Review

HolidayIQ Reviewer ABHINAV Kumar says, “I cannot express it in words. Being in Haridwar Har Ki Pauri rejoices me, bathing in ganges gives me a new life packed with positivity and belief in nature or god. I love to visit here again and again. Early morning bath, specially sunrise time, doing Surya Namaskar is such an awesome thing to do. Holy music of ganges Aarti, yeah it will delete your all temp files in mind, will reboot you.” Read Full Review

4. Kolkata

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Temple | History | Ganga | Ghat

HolidayIQ Reviewer Archita Banerjee says, “Dakhineshwar- the spiritual abode Located on the outskirts of Kolkata, Dakshineswar used to be a small village. Dating back to the 19th century, when British ruled India, the Dakshineshwar Temple was built by the reverent and fearless queen of Kolkata, Rani Rashmoni, as a fulfilment of her dream. ...This popular Hindu pilgrimage is located at the banks of the sacred ganges and people are often seen bathing in the cool river waters before offering puja at the temple. As per folklore, a bath in the pious ganges can wash away all sins of life. ” Read Full Review

HolidayIQ Reviewer Nittin Mittal shares, “Good Religious Place....The temple is built on the banks of river ganga. A lot of people were taking bath at the bank of the river ganga inside the temple premises. We also attended the Aarti which happens in the morning and evening time. ” Read Full Review

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5. Allahabad

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Religious | Ganga | Mela | Temple

HolidayIQ Reviewer Prateek Agrawal adds, “Sangam It's spectacular to see the conjunction of two great river ganga and Yamuna, sand, birds and everything around. Anyone can easily hire a boat and go to the point where these two rivers are meeting each other and can take a dip to feel the holiness. ” Read Full Review

HolidayIQ Reviewer Samarth Srivastava says, “A unique spiritual experience, divine in fact There is only one thing more peaceful than staying at the ghats of the holy river ganges, staying at the confluence(Sangam) of the Ganga, the Yamuna and the mythical Saraswati rivers. Apart from the famous Kumbh Mela (12 yearly fest) and the Ardh Kumbh Mela (Half Kumbh) every year in the Hindi calendar month of Magh(falls around mid January-February), a Magh mela is held.” Read Full Review

6. Gangotri

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HolidayIQ Reviewer Balwant Mardia says, “The heaven on earth Gangotri in Uttrakhand is the place where the ganges come from Gaumukh and traverses through various states. The scene of ganges falling from height is awesome. The waterfalls on the hills right from Uttarkashi till Gangotri and lush green hills are just heavenly. ” Read Full Review

7. Sunderbans

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HolidayIQ Reviewer Pallavi Sapre shares, “Wild life at Sunderbans You just can't stop by getting enchanted by nature. Sunderbans is filled with enormous natural beauty. You get to see different types of birds, crocodiles, and other wild life. ...When river ganga reaches near sea it turns into calm and poised beauty. You just don't want any noise even boats are run on silencer. So that you can hear nature....Most magnificent is Royal Bengal Tiger, which is known as 'mama' by locals as they fear taking its name.” Read Full Review

8. Bhagalpur

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HolidayIQ Reviewer sanan kashyap says, “The underdog from Bihar To experience the truly rustic milieu from the hinterlands of south Bihar, one must experience Bhagalpur and the nearby places. ...Those strolls along the bank of river ganga is forever etched in my memory. I also enrolled myself for a short term yoga course at the international yoga school in monghyr. It was too good. ” Read Full Review

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9. Devprayag

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HolidayIQ Reviewer Kiran sood Sood says, “Ganga : Confluence of Alkananda and Bhagirathi Ganga is holy river. Actually becoming Ganga, deity for millions at Devprayag. Thus confluence of Alkananda and Bhagirathi being visibly in two colours merge and become in oneness mighty river ganga. Symbol of purity Ganga has life -giving power as holy river worshipped by millions as well as major resource to quench thirst of innumerable humans and their fields. This water has power of healing as well as purifying effect on those devout who take holy dip to get cleaned of sins. Devprayag is worth visiting for being one with Ganga as from here onwards only Ganga taken its name. This is special place for those who know. I just not look at this pious confluence from distance like many other long-distance travellers who stop by like onlookers. I love climbing down difficult steps to reach the meeting point of two rivers. ” Read Full Review

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