Vishnu Ghat - History, Timings & Entry Fee


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Distance (From Haridwar Jn Railway Station): 1 Kms

Trip Duration (Including Travel): 30 Mins - 1 Hr

Transportation Options: Cab / Auto

Travel Tips: None

At a distance of 1 km from Haridwar Junction Railway Station, Vishnu Ghat is a bathing ghats along the banks of the Ganga River in Haridwar. It is one of the many sacred ghats in Haridwar, and among the must-visit attractions as part of Haridwar tour.

Named after Lord Vishnu, Vishnu Ghat is believed to be the same place where Lord Vishnu bathed. Legend states that a dip in the holy water of this ghat washes away all the sins. Owing to the immense faith in Lord Vishnu by the people of Haridwar, devotees visit this land to take a dip in the ghat. It is one of the religious Haridwar attractions.

Vishnu ghat is not much crowded like the Har Ki Pauri ghat so one can take a dip with complete peace. The flow of the river is fast and it is narrow. The actual river flows east of the Vishnu Ghat but the river has been diverted by the government so that it is safer for people to bathe during religious events. There are steps on both the banks leading to the river where you can take a dip. There is an iron barrier that makes sure that people do not get swept away by the flow of the river. There are many temples, hotels & restaurants, nearby the ghat.

Timings: 5 AM to 7 PM