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The Ultimate Trail Along River Ganga!

The Ultimate Trail Along River Ganga! SamHawleywood
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The Ultimate Trail Along River Ganga!:

  1. Gangotri (Uttarakhand)
  2. Devprayag (Uttarakhand)
  3. Rishikesh (Uttarakhand)
  4. Haridwar (Uttarakhand)
  5. Kanpur (Uttar Pradesh)
  6. Allahabad (Uttar Pradesh)
  7. Varanasi (Uttar Pradesh)
  8. Patna (Bihar)
  9. Kolkata (West Bengal)
  10. Sagardwip (West Bengal)

1. Start at Gangotri

Start at Gangotrisource: wikimedia

It’s the place of origin of River Ganges, also known as River Bhagirathi at the origin point. The place has immense pilgrimage significance and is frequented by visitors the year round.

Balwant : 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 to Gangotri and lush green hills are just heavenly.

2. Move to Devprayag

Move to Devprayagsource: wikimedia

Situated in the Tihri district of Uttrakhand, the place is a confluence of two rivers- Alakananda and Bhagirathi. Just like Gangotri, this places hold an important position in pilgrimage for Hindus.

Suresh : I liked it very much. The climate of the destination was nice. The Holy Sangam of the river Alaknanda and Bhagirathi is a great view. They intersect each other in a great pressure.

3. Short halt at Rishikesh

Short halt at Rishikeshsource: wikimedia

This holy city is also called Devbhoomi and is considered the doorway to the Himalayas

Divya : Rishikesh is very scenic, the mountains, rivers, waterfalls and it's beautiful. The rafting and cliff jumping experience are beyond words! We did have some conveyance issues but it overall it was amazing. The sound of the river flowing, it was a bliss.

4. Spend time in Haridwar

Spend time in Haridwarsource: wikimedia

The ‘Gateway to the Gods’ is one of the sacred seven cities and a very important pilgrimage destination for the Hindus. The city is also one of the four cities that play host to the Kumbh Mela which is held every twelfth year.

 Pritesh : It was a very good trip.  Ganga river is the main gate to reach god. It is a very good river, the flow was fast. There Aarti of ganga maa is very famous all over world. 


5. Visit Kanpur

Visit Kanpursource: wikimedia

Neeraj : Awesome Experience of Kanpur, specially Green park stadium, Moti Jheel and the most famous market ie. the Naveen Market & Gumti Market. This city is also called the industrial city and so it has small and large industries. It is also a nice destination for shopping lovers.

Visit Kanpur to experience a unique peace of mind.

6. Soak in Allahabad's spiritual aura

Soak in Allahabad's spiritual aurasource: wikimedia

Famous for the confluence of three rivers, Ganga,Yamuna and Saraswati, this place was earlier known as Prayag and is one of the four cities that host the Kumbh Mela.

 Amit Kumar : Allahabad is a nice historical relaxed city. City not only has significance due to Sangam but also boasts of its rich history and links to Nehru family and legendary Amitabh Bachchan also born here. City offers a host of tourist places within the city and nearby places.

7. Experience the unique sights & sounds of Varanasi

Experience the unique sights & sounds of Varanasisource: wikimedia

Historically known as Kashi, this city is probably one of the most important religious cities for Hindus in India. It’s also known as the ‘City of Lights’  and even the ‘Religious Capital of India’. 

Saurabh : Varanasi is one of the oldest city in world with amazing history, tradition and architecture it is one of the finest destination to study about civilization and indian mythology. Be it tradition or food varanasi never disappoints you!

8. Discover patna along the way

Discover patna along the waysource: wikimedia

Kunal says : Come to Patna for a typical India with hindi ease. If you want to see and feel the real Hindi India you must visit Patna because this place is easy with Hindi people full of Indian values and Indian ethnicity with all available luxury to amenities. Good class of hotels available like Maurya, the panache etc. If you want to spend a Indian style holiday Patna is a place for you.

Douse yourself in the litti chokha aroma.  


9. A short stay at Kolkata

A short stay at Kolkatasource: wikimedia

‘The City of Joy’ or the ‘Culture Capital of India’, Kolkata is a must visit for anyone with a sweet tooth and craving for fish. The beautiful Howrah bridge is one of the grandest cantilever bridges in the world.

Alok Kumar : Kolkata, the city of joy lives up to its expectations. A beautiful city with nice and friendly people. This city is one of the most popular city in India but even then it has a lot to offer. Right from the food to the places to visit.

10. Camp out in Sagardweep

Camp out in Sagardweepsource: wikimedia

The island where Ganga(as Hoogly) pours into Bay of Bangal.It’s also a popular birdwatching spot.

Abhijit says : Sagar Island is around 100 km approximately from Kolkata. It is located in South West Bengal region. Gangasagar is the place for Hindu pilgrimage. On the day of Makar Sankranti lakhs of Hindus visit the place for a holy bath in the water where the river Ganga meets Bay Of Bengal.

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