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Road trip to Tawang, NE India | Manipur, NE India | Ladakh & Himachal Pradesh (4 galleries) | Gujarat | Mumbai (Bombay) | Haridwar, India | Rishikesh, India | Pushkar camel fair, Rajasthan, India | Uttarakhand, northern India | Rajasthan: Jaipur | Rajasthan: Udaipur, Kumbalgarh and beyond | Agra | Slowly down the Ganges | Delhi, Old and New

Haridwar, India

Haridwar is a holy city downriver from Rishikesh on the Ganges, of greater spiritual significance to India's Hindus. Some of the modern temples are as lurid as any theme park, with all worshippers and visitors channelled through the complex on a set route, climbing in and out of imitation caves and marvelling at deities with moving parts. The riverside Aarti ceremony as dusk falls is quite different from that in Rishikesh; hundreds gather every night of the year to watch and participate.

These images were largely taken with Nikon D200 (10.2 mpx) in RAW format and all are available for licensing. Please visit www.travelgame.org for more pictures from India and elsewhere.

Bhuma Niketan Temple
Bhuma Niketan Temple
Vaishnu Devi Temple
Vaishnu Devi Temple
Hanuman, the Monkey God
Hanuman, the Monkey God
An elderly pilgrim, Haridwar, India
An elderly pilgrim, Haridwar, India
Hindu sadhu, Haridwar,  India
Hindu sadhu, Haridwar, India
Sadhus or Hindu ascetics
Sadhus or Hindu ascetics
Sadhus
Sadhus
Young boy, Haridwar, India
Young boy, Haridwar, India
Holy Cows
Holy Cows
Children swim for coins in the Ganges, India
Children swim for coins in the Ganges, India
Holi powder, used in ceremonies
Holi powder, used in ceremonies
Temple offerings
Temple offerings
Itinerant confectioner
Itinerant confectioner
Itinerant confectioner
Itinerant confectioner
Ayurvedic herbal remedies
Ayurvedic herbal remedies
A dharamsala or resthouse for pilgrims
A dharamsala or resthouse for pilgrims
Har Ki Pauri, venue for the nightly Aarti ceremony
Har Ki Pauri, venue for the nightly Aarti ceremony
Crowd gathers to await Aarti ceremony
Crowd gathers to await Aarti ceremony
Floating offering at the nightly Aarti ceremony
Floating offering at the nightly Aarti ceremony
Nightly Aarti ceremony beside the Ganges
Nightly Aarti ceremony beside the Ganges