Hardwar is the town where the Ganges springs from the mountains into the plains. It is a very holy place for Hindus.

Hardwar on the banks of the Ganges

Holiest Gath (bathing place)...

... Hindus having a bath in the river

street scene

vegetable market

During dusk every evening there is a puja (ceremony) in front of thousands of people

waiting for the puja

our new friend who explained everything to us

during the puja fire is a central element



after the puja thousands of people get on the move or place flower boats with fire into the river