Hurdwar, [?]ycee Ghat
Medium: Photographic print
Photograph of Haridwar from the 'Crofton Collection: Topographical and architectural views mostly in India', taken by an unknown photographer in the 1860s. Situated in the foothills of the Himalayas, Haridwar is located at the point where the River Ganges emerges from the Himalayas and flows onto the plains. The town is a major pilgrimage site for Hindus and there are several bathing ghats that dot the rivers edge. The main bathing ghat at Haridwar is Har ki Pairi, located at what is considered the precise point that the Ganges leaves the mountains and enters the plains. It is believed that Vishnu left a footprint embedded in a stone here.