A report on Ganges, Haridwar and Uttarakhand
Haridwar is a city and municipal corporation in the Haridwar district of Uttarakhand, India.- Haridwar
The 2525 km river rises in the western Himalayas in the Indian state of Uttarakhand.- Ganges
The city is situated on the right bank of the Ganges river, at the foothills of the Shivalik ranges.- Haridwar
After flowing for 256.90 km through its narrow Himalayan valley, the Ganges emerges from the mountains at Rishikesh, then debouches onto the Gangetic Plain at the pilgrimage town of Haridwar.- Ganges
Two of the most important rivers in Hinduism originate in the glaciers of Uttarakhand, the Ganges at Gangotri and the Yamuna at Yamunotri.- Uttarakhand
Haridwar is one of the four places in India where this mela is organised.- Uttarakhand
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Rishikesh, also spelt as Hrishikesh, is a city governed by Rishikesh Municipal Corporation (since October 2017), and a tehsil in Dehradun district of the Indian state Uttarakhand.
It lies 21 km north of the city Haridwar and 45 km southeast of the state capital Dehradun.
Legends state that Lord Rama did penance here for killing Ravana, the asura king of Lanka; and Lakshmana, his younger brother, crossed the river Ganges, using two jute ropes at the point where the present 'Lakshman Jhula' (लक्ष्मण झूला) stands today.