Haridwar is an ancient pilgrimage site situated in the foothills of the shivalik range in Garhwal Himalayas. Haridwar welcomes the river ganga to the plain areas. Haridwar means gurgling of river Ganges, innumerable temples, groups of monks in saffron clothes, enchanting sounds of vedic hymns and the divine holiness. It is the place where people from across India visit for pilgrimage and to take a holy dip into the holy river Ganges. It is one of the most sacred cities in India. The largest of several sacred ghats, Har Ki Pauri hosts a nightly Ganga Aarti, in which tiny flickering lamps are floated off the steps. Worshipers fill the city during major festivals including the annual Kanwar Mela. Most notably, once every twelve years it is the venue for the Purna Kumbh Mela,The Ardh Kumbha Mela, or "half mela", is held every six years and other yearly festivals are Baisakhi,Somwati Amavasya, Diwali.
Haridwar is a picturesque destination affording enchanting views throughout the year.
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