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Essential information about Haridwar

The following Haridwar tourist information will provide each tourist with every necessary detail to let themselves immerse in the holiness of this sacred pilgrimage center located at the foothills of Shivalik Range and on the banks of river Ganges. It would be great to start the tourist information on Haridwar by simply quoting that Haridwar is considered as the Gateway of char dhams- Badrinath, Kedarnath, Gangotri and Yamunotri which is enough to make everyone familiar with the vibrant culture and spiritual aura of this religious tourist destination.

Some of the must-know facts about Haridwar are included in this Haridwar tourist information which makes your travel and accommodation hassle free while allowing you to take a holy dip at the banks of sacred Ganga River and relieving you from worldly worries. More facts about Haridwar can be found online at the official website of Haridwar tourism.

The travelers should carry the tourist map of Haridwar to explore every inch of this enchanting and rejuvenating city of Haridwar. These Haridwar tourist maps also provide you with necessary information about the restaurants and street foods where you can try out the delicious local cuisines of Haridwar.

STAY IN HARIDWAR

The Haridwar tourist information denotes that the climate of Haridwar is soothing and relaxing during most of the seasons. The weather of Haridwar between the months of April and September has a sense of peace and tranquillity with cool wind flowing past the tall trees makes it the best time to visit this tourist pilgrimage center. There are affordable hotels and even ashrams which provide comfortable accommodation in Haridwar. The details of the weather of Haridwar during different months of the year can be found in the Haridwar tourist map.

The holy temples like Maa Mansa Devi Temple, Vaishno Devi Temple, Shiv Temple and the bathing ghats like Birla Ghat and Har ki Puri are the main tourist attractions which are sure to bring out the devotion and get oneself drenched with the divine atmosphere of this place. A Haridwar tourist map with distance would be highly vital in discovering all such places of interest in detail. The spectacular view of thousands of diyas floating on the river is surely going to leave every single visitor spellbound. The climate of Haridwar is refreshing and has a mysterious charm which will boost the travelers up to have every glimpse of this beautiful destination and immerse themselves in the holiness of the place.

There are a plenty of accommodation and staying options that the tourists are provided with on their visit to Haridwar. There a number of hotels, lodges, guest houses and even ashrams that can be easily spotted using a Haridwar tourist map. Most of these accommodation options are provided at very decent prices since the tourist's foot fall is thick and diversified.

FOOD IN HARIDWAR

As has been suggested by the Haridwar tourist information, the food in Haridwar majorly constitutes of vegetarian North Indian food, while you can also relish the South-Indian, Bengali, Chinese and Continental cuisines that also find a place in Haridwar food. The Thali which is an assortment of all locally made delicacies has risen to be the most popular food in Haridwar. One can also enjoy mouth watering Chole Bhature, Dosas and Chinese items for Tiffin and all these form a major chunk special food of Haridwar.

Being a pilgrimage center, there are strict restrictions on non-vegetarian foods and alcoholic drinks in Haridwar food. The most popular food of Haridwar is the rich and colorful street food, which makes the tourists fall in love with the town. Aloo Puri, Kachori, Lassi, Parathas and a huge variety of traditional sweets are some of the other great foods to eat in Haridwar.

LANGUAGE AND FESTIVALS OF HARIDWAR

As has been suggested by the Haridwar tourist information, the primary local language of Haridwar is Hindi which is generally preferred by tourists as well as local people. Sanskrit is also considered as one of the local languages of Haridwar due to the connection of the place with Hindu mythology. Other local languages of Haridwar include Garwhali and various dialects. Being a popular tourist spot, some people speak and understand English also.

It is indeed a treat to visit this place when the festivals of Haridwar are celebrated with full spirit and enthusiasm. The festivals of Haridwar are mostly related to the deities worshipped in the Hindu Mythology. These list of Haridwar festivals are sure to get a place in Haridwar tourist information.

The largest and the most popular among the fairs and festivals of Haridwar is the Kumbh Mela. The gathering of innumerable devotees, followers, tourists, photographers, journalists, local people and the volunteers make this Haridwar festival a spectacular one. This world famous fair is organized every 12 years and devotees wait for the special occasion to visit Haridwar during the festival.

Another major religious fair, which is celebrated every 6 years is the Ardh Kumbh Mela. Tourists from every corner of the world come down to Haridwar at this time of the year to take a dip in the holy Ganga River and wash out their sinful deeds.Other Haridwar festivals like Holi and Diwali are celebrated with grandeur and pompousness. The Haridwar Ghats in the night takes a heavenly look with the lighted lamps floating in the water.


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      The driver was not local and was not aware of any routes either. We visited all points with the help of google maps and the driver did not speak hindi clearly either. The vehicle was not local which lead the driver to pay a lot of fine. However the hotels were good and clean and assistance was provided when asked for it.
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      BIKASH BHARDWAJ

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      While booking it was all good. 1. The moment initial payment done, all of the 4 hotels changed to a different one while they guaranteed there will be no change. With help of TT spoc Preeti, I manage to bring back 2 hotels and had to adjust with 2 changed hotels. Had to invest lot of time with these hotel changes and analysis. 2. Before travel there was no communication from the agent. I had to call and ask for the driver number and other details. When I landed Delhi, then I got to know that the agent SPOC is on medical leave since long and gave another SPOC number. 3. My primary objective to book the tour through an agent was a complete peace of mind and was promised to have a complete guided tour as I was having an infant with me. But eventually I was provided with a car and a driver with no guidance at all. To add, the driver sent was very sincere and friendly. 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It was a 7 days tour along with infant, so some bit of luggage was expected. Before booking told clearly for a car with good boot space. The car condition was good, but as it was a CNG one there was 60% of the space gone. Had to accommodate few bags at front/back seat. If I would carry the baby stroller/pram, there was no space to keep that, lucky escape! 5. Hotel check in process was very bad and not well managed at all. First 3 hotels I had to wait for min 30 mins after travelling long hectic distances. Either there was no booking on my name, or no voucher or the hotel in-charge is chasing me to chase back the agent for payment etc. I had to call the agent to solve the matter each time and getting a connection at top of the hill was a challenge. 6. The hotel in Almora (Milam Inn) was not recommended at all. They do a-la-karte style dinner (dinner was included in my package) but charged the starter as snacks item, not dinner. Even the hotel took the driver food bill from both the driver and me. Their room service was not up to the mark. 7. The UK police caught the car and found discripenices in the Tax and ceased the DL and Permit. While shared this info to agent asking why this basic arrangements are missing and it was very harassing situation, the response was very reluctant as "this is driver's problem not yours". 8. The Driver got a leg injury 2nd day at corbett and he called his brother to help who was supposed to join next day before our check out. But to due some issue on road his brother joined us 2 days later and the original driver only driving with leg injury and pain killer given by me. But the agent demanded that the 2nd driver came the next day itself and it was on my request only!! So much gap on the facts and when I shared the actual fact, not at all willing to listen!! 9. The initial room provided in Corbett hotel was in a very poor condition and not at all a Deluxe room. While I called the agent I was told that it is a deluxe room only. I went to reception and talked to the manager requesting to change if any other spare room available and they kept my request. But while I gave this feedback, the agent demanded that they changed the room, not the hotel. Not sure!! 10. Before the tour noone asked me to pay the rest amount and while I asked my TT spoc, I was told that I will be asked. In the middle of the tour while I was asked, it was very poor notwork throughout and was struggling. But I was chased thru multiple contacts each day as like I will run out with the due amount. Very embarrassing treatment! 11. Finally - each time I got a response that if I raise the issue immediately they would have solved it, but they are not ready to understand that on ground it is always not possible. But when I raised it immediately there was no response. The whatsapp group with TT and Agent was of no use. 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    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.

     

     

    Rishikesh, Dehradun and Mussoorie are some of the nearby places one can visit while on his/her tour 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.

    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.

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