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Places to visit in Haridwar

When thinking about places to see in Haridwar, some of the best options include the River Ganges and the nearby temples. Being a revered holy destination, Haridwar is known for temples and pious river Ganges. It is said that if you take a dip in the river, you wash away all your sins and you are left with a very peaceful feeling. This sacred river is said to purify the entire country, and is highly revered, so much so that devotees who visit Haridwar make sure to carry home jerry cans of river water to keep at home. This city is visited by devotees from the whole country, and during the important fairs and festivals tourists from all over the world collect here to take part in the festivities.

For some people coming to Haridwar is like a pilgrimage, what with its reputation of having the maximum number of temples in the vicinity. In fact, there is a plethora of places to see in Haridwar, and not all of them are religious. There are monuments, river banks, markets and more to visit here. You should have a list of best places to visit in Haridwar so that you can plan the itinerary well.

Out of many Haridwar Sightseeing Places, Har Ki Pauri is one of the most loved places. It is a ghat (a sort of river bank that has been fashioned into a sitting and bathing area) where people come to take a dip in the holy river. You find utmost peace after getting drenched into the river. Friends, families, couples, and people of all ages come to this place. One of the things that people love about being here is the evening Aarti that has thousands of people around who float earthen lamps in the river. The view that you get seeing thousands of lamps floating is a mesmerizing one, with the twinkling lamps lighting up the river for miles to see. If you find yourself at Har ki Pauri for the evening aarti, make sure to be seated on one of the front steps so that you can see the entire process clearly, since it does get very crowded.

One of the other most famous places in Haridwar includes the Chandi Devi Temple. To reach it devotees need to complete a trek of three kilometers or take the cable car. The trek is not a very hard one, and devotees like to test their faith by reaching it on foot. As per the mythology, it is known to be a place where Goddess Chandi killed Chanda-Munda. The view of the beautiful surroundings from Neel Parvat is also marvelous, so make sure to visit if time permits.


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Har Ki Pauri In Haridwar

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

Mansa Devi temple is a Hindu temple dedicated to goddess Mansa Devi located in the holy city of Haridwar in the Indian state of Uttarakhand. This temple is located atop of the Bilwa Parvat on the Sivalik hills which are the southernmost mountain in the Himalayan mountain range. Mansa Devi temple Haridwar is also known as Bi...

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Chandi Devi Temple In Haridwar

Chandi Devi Temple is located in the holy city of Haridwar in the Indian state of Uttarakhand. Chandi Devi Temple Haridwar is located atop Neel Parvat on the eastern summit of Sivalik Hills, the southernmost mountain chain of the Himalayas. The temple is a site of major tourist attractions from all over the world.

The tem...

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Shantikunj In Haridwar

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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    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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