The Ganges is considered as the most sacred river in India. It is treated as Goddess Ganga by Hindus. It is believed that by taking bath in Ganges all sins and bad fortunes will evade from a person's life and to ensure an auspicious rebirth. This river has presence in Indian Mythology, according to that through Lord Shiva's long hair it reached the earth from heaven. Originating from Gangotri, It runs through many pilgrimage venues and serves many people till its convergence in Bay of Bengal. Some of the main destinations in Ganges Tour are Varanasi, Allahabad, Haridwar and Hrishikesh.
Haridwar is one of the seven holy cities of India. From this place Ganges spreads to northern plain. Its water is carried all over India to sprinkle on any person, place etc. for spiritual purification. Due to its geographical location Haridwar stands as gateway to four pilgrimages of Uttranchal. It is one of the four venues of Kumbh Mela once in every 12 years. It is believed that gods left their footmark at Haridwar. So, it's also called 'The Gateway to Gods'. 'Kawad' is a festival which is
held annually at this place. During Saawan month devotees come from all parts of country to offer prayer in the Lord Shiva Temple. Har ki Pauri has a special significance. Other places like The Ghats, MayaDevi Temple, MansaDevi Temple, and Goraknath Temple are worth visiting.
Allahabad is one of largest cities of Uttar Pradesh. According to Mythology, Lord Brahma, creator of this world chose a land on earth on which the three rivers would flow in a quiet confluence. Earlier known as 'Prayag' this place is unique because of meeting of three rives namely The Ganga, The Yamuna and The Sarswati. It is also a venue of Kumbh Mela.The city has a magnificent Fort against Sangam (meeting point of three rivers). This place holds great significant city where history,
culture and religion create a confluence much like the sacred rivers that caress this God-graced land.
Varanasi is known as cultural capital of India. It is also known as 'Kashi'or 'Banaras'. Varanasi is situated on the bank of the holy River Ganga. It is the most thronged and worshiped place of all the pilgrimage places in India. Varanasi holds a special value for Jains and Buddhists also. The Kashi Vishwanath Temple and the Gyanvapi mosque lie close to each other inVaransi.