River Ganga is the most sacred river in India.It is called Maa Ganga out of divine and worship nature. People take the holy dip in this river to make themselves pure and pious. Rising in the western Himalayas, flowing through the Indian states it goes to the Bay of Bengal. The Places along Ganga situated on the bank of River Ganga are all soaked in the holiness of this river. Place to place the beauty of this river gets intensified. The Ganga Aarti and the Ghats are the major attraction for tourists. The unfortunate thing about this River is the pollution. However, there are places where you can explore the beauty of The Ganges. Here is the list.
6 Places to Explore the Beauty of River Ganga
Devprayag is the birth place of Ganga. The two rivers- Alaknanda and Bhagirathi having their own different color of water, merge at a place and flow ahead together forming Ganga. The place where this confluence happens is amazing to witness. The surrounding natural beauty makes it more attractive. Being here you can visit temples like Danda Nagaraja and Raghunath Ji temple. Nakshatra Ved Shala observatory is another attraction and a must visit to see the manuscripts and equipment of astronomy kept there.
Situated in the Himalayan foothills, the holy River Ganga flows beside Rishikesh, making it a pilgrimage site. The major attraction over here is The Lakshman Jhula. Camping and adventurous sports are the interest of tourists here.
The major Hindu pilgrimage place, at Haridwar River Ganga, takes the exit from Himalayan foothills. This place offers an elegant view of Ganga. Tourists across the world come to be a part of famous Ganga Aarti at Har Ki Pauri. The glittering Diyas enlightens the place. For day time you can visit Mansa Devi Temple and the other temples.
Another famous holy city of India is Varanasi. With alluring Ghats, there are many temples there in line. The Kashi Vishwanath Temple is the main temple. Among the Ghats the Assi Ghat, Dashwamedh Ghat are the major one. Explore the beauty of vast Ganga by a boat ride. The peace and the calm river will soothe your soul.
Bihar tourism is putting efforts to make Ganga river bank a major attraction. You can enjoy here the boat ride at Gandhi Ghat. Like Varanasi(Places along Ganga), the evening Ganga Aarti with 51 glowing lamps at Gandhi Ghat is a must to see. The beauty of Ganga comes in glory during the biggest festival of Bihar, Chhath Puja. Thousands of People gather here to worship standing in the cold water of River Ganga. The view is amazing with the sky painted in the colour of sunset and sunrise.
Kolkata is based on the bank of Hooghly River, a distributary of places along Ganga. The world famous and the old Howrah Bridge standing over the rivers looks amazing. In evening time when with lightning this bridge shows its stunning beauty. Take a boat ride from Princep Ghat and feel the calmness of river apart from city’s hustle and bustle. There is one more Vidyasagar Setu, that too is a tourist attraction.
Visit any these places to witness the actual beauty and purity of Ganga.