In transit: Haridwar and the train onwards

We came to Haridwar for a quick stop in transit to our next destination. It is another city on the Ganges River with lots of Hindus coming to bathe in the holy waters and offer lighted leaf and flower baskets into the currents.

During our short stay in Haridwar, we were warmly welcomed at the Haveli Hari Ganga hotel, a beautiful place to relax on the river, watch children fly kites, and grab dinner. 

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As the sun set, we made our way to the Har-ki-Pairi ghat, a place very sacred to the Hindus where Vishnu is said to have dropped some heavenly nectar and left a footprint. We joined hundreds of worshipers to witness the Ganga aarti, or river worship ceremony.

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It was a short stay in Haridwar, but we made the most of it before hopping on an overnight train to Delhi and onwards. 

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