The Ganges river flows through the state of Uttarakhand in northern India. There are many ghats, or steps leading down to the river, along the banks of the Ganges in Uttarakhand where devotees can perform rituals and take a dip in the holy waters. Some of the notable ghats in Uttarakhand include:
- Haridwar: Located at the base of the Himalayas, Haridwar is one of the seven holiest places in Hinduism and is considered to be the gateway to the other six. The Har-ki-Pauri ghat in Haridwar is one of the most important ghats on the Ganges and is a popular place for pilgrims to take a dip in the holy waters.
- Rishikesh: Rishikesh is a popular Hindu pilgrimage site located at the confluence of the Ganges and Chandrabhaga rivers. The Laxman Jhula ghat in Rishikesh is a famous suspension bridge across the Ganges and is a popular place for pilgrims to take a dip in the river.
- Devprayag: Devprayag is the place where the Bhagirathi and Alaknanda rivers merge to form the Ganges. The Sangam ghat in Devprayag is a popular place for pilgrims to take a dip in the holy waters.
- Kedarnath: Located in the Himalayas, Kedarnath is a Hindu pilgrimage site and the site of one of the four sacred shrines of Hinduism. The Kedarnath ghat on the Ganges is a popular place for pilgrims to take a dip in the river.