Har Ki Pauri is a major landmark place and a famous ghat on the banks of river Ganga in Haridwar. A center place of attraction among devotees in Haridwar, Har ki Pauri is believed to be the place of exit of holy river Ganga from the mountains. World famous Ganga Aarti takes place in Brahmakund area of Har ki Pauri. This revered place is the major landmark of the holy city of Haridwar. Literally, "Har" means "Lord Shiva" who is the god according to shaivite school of Hindu theology, "ki" means "of" and "pauri" means "steps". Lord Shiva and Lord Vishnu are believed to have visited the Brahmakund in Har ki Paudi in the Vedic (ancient period) times. There is a large footprint said to belong to Lord Vishnu on a stone wall..
The nearest domestic airport is Jolly Grant Airport in Dehradun which is a located 37 km from Haridwar.
The Haridwar Railway Station located in Haridwar is under the control of the Northern Railway zone of the Indian Railways.
Har ki Pauri is located at the centre of Haridwar city on the banks of river Ganga. One can reach easily at Har ki Pauri by cycle or auto rickshaw, 3km. from Haridwar bus stand.