At Haridwar, situated at the base of the Shivalik hills, the Ganges leaves the mountains and enters the plains. Har-ki-Pauri where people take a dip in a the holyGanges is believed to be most sacred. The Manasa Devi temple, Daksh Mahadeva temple, Sapt Rishi ashram, Parmath Ashram, and Chandi Temple, etc. are major attractions. Rishikesh surrounded by hills on three sides is reputed to be the Yoga capital of the world.