We were leaving for Rishikesh but managed to fit in some more places to visit in Haridwar. Our guide suggested we visit the Hindu temple called the Mansa Devi temple perched on the top of the hill. There is a chair lift to get there but it wasn’t working on the way to the temple so we tramped up the winding road to the top. When we were leaving the chair lift was in action again. We were grateful that the power styed on for the trip down the hill.
There are always baskets filled with marigolds, roses, incense, oil which can be lit and sometimes whole coconuts or pieces of coconut. These are given by people as blessings.
The large statue of Shiva is on the way out of the town and you can see the temple we climbed to in the background.
Paul was keen to bathe is feet in the Ganga.