Haridwar (Uttra Khand, India): People cross the river Ganga with their animals. At Haridwar the Ganga hardly has any water in the main canal with most of the water being diverted into Upper Ganga Canal - an artificial canal built by the British to irrigate most of the state of Uttar Pradesh.

Haridwar (Uttra Khand, India): Statue of Prince Bhaigrath stands in a dilapidated condition at the Bhagirath Point in Haridwar. Prince Bhagirath an ancestor of Lord Ram is said to have brought river Ganga down from the heavens to the earth.

Haridwar (Uttra Khand, India): Leaf boats with flowers, arranged near the banks of the river Ganga at Har-ki-Pauri. Devotees buy these boats and immerse them into the waters of the Ganga as a part of offering prayers to the river.

Haridwar (Uttra Khand, India): Devotees sit at the Har-ki-Pauri waiting for the evening Ganga Aarti (prayers). Thousands of devotees and tourists gather at Har-ki-Pauri, the most important ghat (set of steps) in Haridwar, every evening to offer prayers to river Ganga or to just be part of the prayers.

Haridwar (Uttra Khand, India): A leaf boat with flowers and lits lamps floats in the Ganga waters. Floating of boats is a ritual at most relgious places along the Ganga. Although biodegradable, yet these boats cause a lot of blockage in the gates of the barrage down the stream.

Haridwar (Uttra Khand, India): A man walks towards Har-ki-Pauri with his lamp to perform the evening Ganga aarti (prayer). Haridwar is one of the most religious cities for Hindus and every evening thousands of devotees and tourists gather to partake in the prayers offered to the river Ganga at Har-ki-Pauri in Haridwar.