Welcome to Haridwar

Haridwar is an ancient city and important Hindu pilgrimage site where the River Ganges exits the Himalayan foothills. Har Ki Pauri, the largest of several sacred ghats, hosts a nightly Ganga Aarti (river-worshipping ceremony) in which tiny flickering lamps are floated off the steps into the river. Worshipers fill the city during major festivals including the annual Kanwar Mela.