Haridwar India


 I like to start  my three week journey to India with the highlight, the city of Haridwar.  A about 6 hours drive from New Delhi, through the country side, my eyes were filled with excitement what I saw. In a different post I will share all my experiences of the rural life of India.


Haridwar is located  at the point where the Ganges emerges from the Himalaya, it is Uttarakhand’s holiest Hindu city and pilgrims arrive here to bathe in the fast-flowing Ganges.






Har-ki-Pairi Ghat -the footstep of God- is where is said to have dropped some divine nectar and left behind a footprint. Hindu pilgrims flock here to immerse in the Ganges’s spiritually purifying currents.



To be cleansed, men and young boys are getting shaved..





Every evening as the sun sets bells ring out a rhythm, torches are lit and leaf baskets with flower petals and a candle on top are lit and put on the river to drift away downstream the Ganges.
























The Ganges reflecting all colors of the night



A glorious full moon shining over Haridwar



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In my photography work I thrive to capture the soul of the moment. I let my images speak the language of stillness and vibration, with that I leave my audience to find their own reflections and emotions. My approach in my work is to lead other's to their own imagination and freedom of dreams. I invite you to visit my web site www.corneliaweber-photography.com
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23 Responses to Haridwar India

  1. What a glorious and rich collection of images you have here Cornelia! Every face testifying to our beautifully diverse earth. And how amazing that you have been to the Ganges, the sacred lifeline of India. Your love is so clearly reflected in these post. Hugs, Sharon

    • Thank you so much dear Sharon. Indeed it was all amazing, at times I had to pinch myself to make me believe that I am so blessed to experience such a beautiful country and people. Yes I did develop a love for India, you are so right.

  2. Herman says:

    Great post and wonderful photographs! Thank you.

  3. Dina says:

    Beautiful impressions, Cornelia!

  4. Laurie Caldas says:

    Dear Cornelia your pictures and words are amazing! I love the bright colors and your descriptions are so educational. I feel like I’m right there with you in India. You are truly talented! Xoxo ❤

  5. Angelika Hartmann-Welli says:

    Was für phantastische Bilder! Und wie immer dein ganz besonderer Blick. Ich freue mich schon auf die nächsten.

  6. Great set of images Cornelia!

  7. Wendy says:

    Beautiful Cornelia! What a Joyful, Colorful Trip! Wendy

  8. narges says:

    So magical and whimsical… I always love & admire your soft delicate perspective, capturing the details in life’s precious moments… it’s pure art.

  9. What a kaleidoscope of colours, people and activity. And it’s that you enjoyed photography the place. Great photos, Cornelia.

  10. Hanna Hartmann says:

    hanna Kairo
    Liebe Nele, was für Farben und Menschen, welche Ausstrahlung. Ein Besuch in Ägypten könnte Dich aber auch zu wunderbaren Fotos inspirieren. Toll Deine ägyptische hanna

    • Liebe Hanna, wie schoen von dir zu hoeren hier. Diese Reise nach Indien war einmalig, zudem ich alleine gereist bin. Oh ich bin mir sicher dass Aegypten mir viele photo opportunities geben geben wuerde. Zwar war ich schon mal in Aegypten vor ca. 35 Jahren, und es waere sicherlich schoen wieder zurueck zu kommen.

  11. What a fantastic array of photos, Cornelia! I will probably never make it to India, so I’m really thrilled to see these. Looking forward to more.

  12. Bidisha says:

    Lovely images of Haridwar. I have a special connection with this city firstly because my would-be husband is from Haridwar and secondly because I completed my higher studies in the city of Dehradun which is very close to Haridwar. I just love the vibe of this city and the serenity of the neighbouring Rishikesh. 🙂

    • Thank you Bidisha, I loved being in Haridwar, I was mesmerized of the spirit and people and absolutely fell in love with it, it’s been my most preferred place on my solo trip. I would walk through the city some days I wouldn’t even see a tourist. Didn’t make it to Rishikesh.

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