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Haridwar Tourism, Uttarakhand

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Tourism in Haridwar

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About Haridwar Tourism

Embark on a voyage to Haridwar in Uttarakhand, and grab a chance to experience extreme devotion towards the Almighty. Haridwar tourism brings every visitor closer to the essence of this city, which dwells in the ritualistic cultures and symmetrical traditions. Haridwar tour guide would suggest its visitors to witness the ever-popular Ganga Aarti, which is one of a kind in the entire country. After the completion of worshipping River Ganga, the devotees offer flower garlands and join hands in the various temples situated here.

Religious Significance

The intermixing of the waters of four holy rivers – Gangotri, Yamunotri, Badrinath and Kedarnath flowing over its plains has been attracting people since time, immemorial. A Haridwar tour unfolds the religious significance of the pious pilgrim site which is the beginning of the Char Dham Yatra. Every year lakhs of pilgrims begin the Yatra from here to seek spirituality. According to the Hindu mythology, few droplets of an elixir which had fallen from the Amrit Manthan is the reason for the enchanted environ of this place. Since then, the most celebrated Kumbh Mela has been decorating the banks of the Nagdwara every year, which is the prime source of attraction of tourism in Haridwar.

Haridwar tour guide lists the most sacred ghat of Har ki Pauri situated at the Brahma Kund as the prime pilgrim site, and the most important Haridwar tourist place where devotees stand in the holy waters of Ganga and worship God with folded hands.

Besides the pious ghats at the banks of Gangotri, Haridwar harbors many historical monuments, museums, ashrams and is famous for its unscathed traditions. Haridwar tourism is all about visiting every temple which studs this Indo–Gangetic plain.

Temples in Haridwar

Haridwar tourism is majorly about Chandi Devi Temple, Mansa Devi Temple, Vaishno Devi Temple, and many more. Besides these temples, tourists are also recommended to make a visit to the Pavan Dham with the help of Haridwar travel guide. Here, let’s take a look at what makes these religious sites to be listed amongst the best places to visit in Haridwar.

Har ki Pauri

Thronged by thousands of devotees at its famous spot, Brahmakund, Har Ki Pauri is often recognized for its evening aarti at Ganga River. Offering stunning views of floating diyas, it is the major attraction of this place, which should not be missed.

Chandi Devi Temple

Perched atop Neel Parvat, Chandi Devi Temple can be reached while indulging in trekking or hopping on a cable car ride. Deriving its name from Goddess Chandi who killed Chanda- Munda, the deity has been worshipped here for her strength.

Mansa Devi Temple

Nestled atop the Bilwa Parwat, Mansa Devi Temple is one of the most popular attractions here. Hop on a cable car ride to reach here, and get to cherish some breathtaking views that let you enjoy the ride even more.

Among the eminent ashramas, an ideal tour guide lists some of the famous religious sites in Haridwar, including Shanti Kunj Gayatri Parivar, Ma Anandmayee Ashram, Sapt Rishi Ashram, Patanjali Yog Peeth, and a few more.

Things to Do in Haridwar

A much-awaited visit to the city of Haridwar, Uttarakhand will always be incomplete without an hour at the mesmerizing ghats. Experience an enchanting boat ride on the River Gangotri and witness the ravishing sunrise. One can also spend an hour on the timeless ghats of Gau Ghat, Vishnu Ghat, Birla Ghat, and a few more, and watch the religious rituals being performed by the residents.

Apart from offering enticing views and sacred locations that soothe every visitors’ soul; Haridwar is also replete with many adventure activities to satiate the adrenaline junkie that rests in every traveller. The magnificent hills of the region let people indulge in activities, like: trekking, white water rafting, bungee jumping, and many other sports. Replete with scenic landscapes, a tour to Haridwar is meant for religious people, adventurous souls, and nature lovers.

Even after the religious glamour, tourism in Haridwar will always be incomplete without indulging in shopping bags from some famous malls and bazaars. Haridwar tourism takes you to many local trips which are usually completed in a day’s turn. Visitors usually pay a visit to the Swami Vivekananda Park, which happens to be the most popular among all. Besides the religious souls, tourism in Haridwar welcomes the adventurers with several hiking and camping options too.

Best Food in Haridwar

Offering mainly North Indian food, here one can get to gorge on Chinese, Bengali, South Indian, and Continental food. However, a staple meal can be Thali, which can consist Chole Bhature, Aloo Puri, Kachori, Paranthas, and much more. The choice is yours!

Enjoy the various authentic vegetarian cuisines in the posh restaurants of Mathura Walo ki Pracheen Dukan, Fun, and Food restaurant, Aura The Restaurant, The Village Restaurant, The Big Ben and much more. Here, one can also savor lip-smacking delicacies of pocket-friendly restaurants of Captain's Cavalry Restrobar, Haridwar Haat, Dosa Plaza, Hoshiyar Puri, Raghuvanshi Restaurant, etc. For the best view with a grand decor, dine in the Ganga facing rooftop restaurant of The Sitting Elephant, and take back home some memories worth remembering.

Festivals of Haridwar

Being a religious place to visit, Haridwar, undoubtedly, celebrates many festivals that should not be missed on this tour. Observed once in 12 years, Kumbh Mela is one of the major attractions in Haridwar. While, festivals and events like Holi, Kanwar Mela, and Kartik Purnima also leave visitors with an experience that is unmatchable.

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    Har Ki Pauri is a very famous ghat which is situated on the bank of the river Ganges in Haridwar in the Indian state of Haridwar. It is regarded as an acclaimed landmark in the holy city of Haridwar. The words “Har” means Lord Shiva, “Ki” means of and “Pauri” means footsteps which literally translate to footsteps of the Lor...

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  • Mansa Devi Temple In Haridwar

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  • Chandi Devi Temple In Haridwar

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    Shantikunj is located in the holy city of Haridwar in the Indian state of Uttarakhand. It is situated on the bank of the holy river Ganga and between the Shivalik ranges of the Himalaya. It is a very popular tourist attraction in Haridwar and also for people who are seeking spiritual guidance. Shanktikunj Haridwar is consid...

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  • Visit the Temples in Haridwar

    In Haridwar city you find temples everywhere in the city precincts. The temples in Haridwar are highly respected, here you will find small as well as big temple throughout the city. Most temples in Haridwar are dedicated to Vishnu or Mahadev Shiva. There are some temples in Haridwar that are tourist attraction due to their ...

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  • Ashrams in Haridwar

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How to reach Haridwar

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By Air

Being an important pilgrimage site in Uttarakhand, it is visited by people from all around the world. If you are traveling from quite a distant place and you want to know how to reach Haridwar by Air, the nearest airport is Jolly Grant, Dehradun. It is merely at a distance of forty kilometers from the city and hence you can choose to travel conveniently. You may also avail the vehicles from outside the airport to directly reach Haridwar. It will only take an hour for you from Delhi to reach Haridwar.

By Train

Haridwar is an easily accessible place for your information if you are keen to know how to reach Haridwar by Train. It has its own railway station that enjoys great connectivity from many major places like Delhi, Mumbai, Dehradun, Puri, Kochi and much more. Some of the trains are Mumbai-Bandra Express, Kalinga Utkal Express, Udaipur-Haridwar Express that you may take.

Now that you know how to reach Haridwar by Train, you should plan the itinerary and pack the bags to enjoy some of the fun moments with your loved ones.

By Road

You can easily reach Haridwar by road as the city enjoys great connectivity from Delhi, Haryana, Punjab, Uttarakhand and many other places. Many state and private buses also travel on a daily basis on this route at affordable prices and you can enjoy traveling quite conveniently. Also, there are many AC buses that you may take. It is at a distance of two of two hundred and twenty-two kilometers from Delhi and can be reached in around six hours.

You may also plan to travel by your own car or a rented one as the road is clear if you take NH334. This is a more convenient option as you have the ease of stopping the car anywhere. Now that you know how to reach Haridwar by Road, plan to hit the mesmerizing city with your family or friends.

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    Pruthamm's 10 days trip to Haridwar

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    Mohitu's 4 days trip to Haridwar

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    Hyderabad

    Anudeep's 5 days trip to Haridwar

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    Najibabad

    Shivamkandwal's 2 days trip to Haridwar

    I have taken a trip to Lansdowne (Uttarakhand), so I stayed at the hotel in Lansdowne, which was very nice to me and the Shivam, who is a very helpful person, helped me. Thanks, Shivam and pc tour, and travels. I have taken a trip to Lansdowne (Uttarakhand), so I stayed at the hotel in Lansdowne, which was very nice to me and the Shivam, who is a very helpful person, helped me. Thanks, Shivam and pc tour, and travels.

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    Bangalore

    Manasa's 6 days trip to Haridwar

    This mail is regarding our 6days trip to Uttarkhand. I booked this trip through PC Travels. Ayushi Shivam and team have helped me to plan this trip from the very beginning. I and my friends (3Girls) have really enjoyed this package and shivam has taken extra care towards safety which was very helpful for us. Shivam was in touch with us at every point of our trip. We were tensed when glacier burst occured in chamoli. Shivam suggested other plans instead of cancelling out. Thanks to PC Travels for being very supportive. We had a wonderful experience with PC Travel team. This mail is regarding our 6days trip to Uttarkhand. I booked this trip through PC Travels. Ayushi Shivam and team have helped me to plan this trip from the very beginning. I and my friends (3Girls) have really enjoyed this package and shivam has taken extra care towards safety which was very helpful for us. Shivam was in touch with us at every point of our trip. We were tensed when glacier burst occured in chamoli. Shivam suggested other plans instead of cancelling out. Thanks to PC Travels for being very supportive. We had a wonderful experience with PC Travel team.

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    Ankit Bhatneria

    Delhi

    Ankit's 4 days trip to Haridwar

    Unprofessional behavior from Trip Sailer Agent.Trip was Good. Clouds End is a must go place in Mussorie

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    Sameer's 4 days trip to Haridwar

    The experience was good, however the cost was a little much high as compared to the trip.

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    Road conditions in Haridwar remain mostly unaffected even in the Monsoons travelling in the day or even at night. However, the roads get overcrowded during the Kanwariya season in Haridwar.

    It is scorching hot during summers and very chilly in the winters. So ideal time for one to visit is February-April and August-November.

    Haridwar is a holy place with numerous temples. Among them, Mansa Devi Temple, Bharat Mata Temple, Chandi Devi Temple and Maya Devi Temple are some of the most visited ones.

    Yes, you can definitely witness Ganga Aarti that happens in Har ki Pauri two times a day. The timings of the aarti depend on the sunrise and the sunset each day. While morning aarti is not so famous, the evening aarti is prefered by the tourists as it gives a phenomenal visual effect.

     

     

    Albeit, it is safe to travel to Haridwar from Delhi by car during the night, it can be a little difficult for people driving to the town for the first time. For, post Muzzaffarnagar, the highway is not really easy to navigate through.

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