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The board has asked pilgrims to take these precautions to avoid high altitude sickness.
The mention of Haridwar brings to mind images filled with piety and picturesque pujas and the Ganga aarti by the fast-flowing river at Har ki Pauri, right? But, as we discovered on a recent, visit, there's much more that you can explore on the banks of the Ganges.
Kumbh Mela is generally acknowledged to be the most sacred of all the Hindu festivals. It is a Hindu pilgrimage of faith, in which millions of Hindus, including Nanga Sadhus, or naked Hindu holy men, gather to bathe in a sacred river to cleanse themselves of all sins.