Places to visit in Haridwar
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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.
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...
- Ganga Aarti
- Religious Tour
- Holy Land tour
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...
- Mansa Devi Temple
- Religious Tour
- Holy City
- Ideal for families
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 Shivalik Hills, the southernmost mountain chain of the Himalayas. The temple is a site of major tourist attractions from all over the world. Chandi ...
- Chandi Devi Temple
- Family Trip
- Religious Tour
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...
- Religious Tour
- Vegetarian Food
- Family Special
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Trip to DelhiThis was for a trip to Delhi Agra and Haridwar. Overall experience is good. Cab and driver are excellent. Hotel in Delhi (Hill palace) is a bit disappointment. Very small rooms and breakfast quality is poor. But the one in Haridwar (Urmi) is great. Overall had a nice trip. Thank you.
Trip to HaridwarI had booked this trip for my parents and as per their feedback, they are happy with the entire trip (Haridwar - Rudraprayag - Badrinath). Initially, I was a bit skeptical to go ahead with Krishna Holiday’s because as per the travel triangle they have done around 87 trips so far and this trip was just for my parent who are a senior citizen and no one along with them accompanying, but it went well. My all thanks to Rinky Yadav who was managing the entire trip for us. She was constantly doing the follow up during the journey and making sure that they are not facing any problem. The Journey started with Haridwar junction station, where on the last-minute driver was changed but she made sure that another driver who was assigned reached in time for pick up and he was there for the entire trip and drop them back to Haridwar station at the end. Even assigned driver (Kishore) was locality and knowing the route properly and made sure that all the important place in the itinerary were covered properly. Also, due to landslide, their stay in Badrinath had to be cut short and subsequent accommodation had to be adjusted but again thanks to Rinky here, she made sure that all adjustment is done in time and same has been communicated properly, in short, it went hassle-free. Overall, it had been a good trip! Thanks Krishan Holiday’s and its entire team in making the trip memorable.
Trip to DelhiBering a travel guide, it would have been better, if it was told in advance that their will be mad rush in Haridwar on account of the kagadimela, apart from road blockages. The advance information would have helped us to avoid unnecessary extra travel, wastage of time and money apart from long sitting torture for the entire families which has traveled almost 24 continuous hours to reach our natives. If their was advance information, we would have chosen separate tour through your portal only
Trip to Char DhamChanges in the hotel which were confirmed - The hotel agreed on the voucher for haridwar for 2 nights were different from the one provided. The hotel for Kedarnath was cancelled and no other arrangements were made. All these things were informed after I reached haridwar. I was told to look for my own hotel in Kedarnath. Bad conditions of hotels- The hotel of haridwar was very poor in service and cleanliness. The bathrooms were not cleaned and cupboards were dirty. The hotel in Badrinath had it's Breakfast and Dinner in another building on the 2nd floor with no lift. False booking confirmation- Hotel in Mathura was not booked. Had to wait for 1 hour with family in 40°c before getting the confirmation that too after checking for availability in another hotel near by. Travel agent feedback- Travel agency was unapologetic about changes in hotels. They were very casual about it. I had agreed to pay the remaining balance using card but was asked to pay in cash. The travel agency owner and their employees had a complete miscommunication. I had to struggle to get cash from ATMs on the way to kedarnath. Had to take it from the driver at the end. Travel agent did mistake in booking helicopters. He managed to book it for only 4 instead of 5. It was not the issue of availability of tickets but he booked the 5th ticket with a duplicate name. I had to argue to get back 100% of my helicopter ticket price. I was assured to get my breakfast and dinner expense at mathura reimbursed. The amount was 1600 and they reimbursed only ₹1500. It is not about the ₹100 which is left but about their professionalism. My only motive to have everything booked through an agency was to have a stress free trip. I guess I would have had less stress if I had booked everything on my own. Would not recommend explore India destinations to anyone for sure. Haridwar hotel on voucher - Urmi actual - Park grace Kedarnath hotel on voucher- GMVN actual - cancelled with no replacement. Rudraprayag hotel on voucher - Sun international actual - Suri Driver was friendly and vehicle condition was good.
Trip to Char DhamBetter service at hotels, especially at guptkashi, Srinagar and haridwar. Include heli ride to kedarnath in your package
Trip to Char DhamYour travel arrangement was very good . Cab reported on time. driver was good. Hotels were very good except Hotel Great Ganga at Haridwar which was very dirty. Alternate hotel Yamunotri Retreat at Rishikesh on return journey was very good. D travel Edge response to all call and message was excellent. I shall certainly recommend your company for Char dham yatra in future.
Trip to HaridwarWe had booked our trip to Uttarakhand in March through Travel Traingle and we got the best value quote from Trip Birbal. Deepak ji from Trip Birbal assisted me through out the trip and has been absolute help during the trip. We were a group of 2 families (4 adults and 2 kids) and a Toyota Innova was arranged for trip from Delhi. The driver was on time or rather before time to receive us and a wonderful person. He gave us pointers to good dhabas and restaurant on the way. Since we were getting late while reaching Rishikesh, he suggested us to take a mini halt in Haridwar and we got to see Ganga Arti at Har Ki Paidi. We stayed in Hotel Shivay (OYO) near Lakshman Jhoola. The room was ok. We had to start next day for Joshimath and we requested for an early breakfast which could not be accommodated. We got the breakfast at 8:15 AM but the breakfast was too good. Everything was fresh and they even packed a sandwich for my daughter for id way. Our journey to Joshimath started at around 9:00 AM and we took a few halts including the one at Dev Prayag where we filled a bottle for Ganga Jal. It was raining heavily and the roads are under construction so we took a little longer than expected to reach Joshimath. We called Himalayan Abode in advance and they were at the gate to receive us despite heavy rains. The food was homely with Fulkas and Dal. Very good food. When we got up in the morning, the view from rooms were superb with snow clad mountain peaks and Alaknanda river flowing by the side. Breakfast were delicios Parathas and Poha. We liked the home stay very much and the hospitality of the staff. The driver took us to few places in Joshimath including Dev Prayag, Joshimath Temple and Cable Car. We decided against taking the cable car and our expert driver took us to Blue Poppy resort. The service from Blue Poppy resort was lacking in quite a few aspects. Despite we letting them know in advance, our luggage was not picked from the cab for almost 2 hours. The rooms we were supposed to stay were not proper with bathrooms having leaked water. It took the staff couple of hours to fix that. The views from the resort was awesome and if I had to give ratings to the resort that would be only for these spectacular views and accessibility of the resort by the road. The staff was hardworking, very polite but may be they had reduced staff for some reason. They did try to take care of our demands with the means available to them. However, I do believe there was some area for improvement. They also need to clean up the cafeteria which though had very beautiful views outside, was filled with lots of flies inside the cafeteria. The food was OK and they could always do with few more food categories given it was a resort. The resort also has Hanuman temple nearby and you get to hear good Bhajans and Aarti during morning and evening. We came back to stay at Hotel Shivaya and we were given better rooms this time. The rooms on 2nd floor are better than the rooms on 1st floor. We ordered the dinner and were served with amazing food. We were told that our driver had a medical emergency and he needs to rush home so we would get a different cab to drop us to Delhi. We stayed in hotel Urmi in Haridwar and the hotel was good although about 3 Kms from Har Ki Paidi on the highway to Rishikesh. Food and Service was awesome. Rooms were awesome. Again Thank You Very Much Travel Traingle and Trip Birbal for arranging an unforgettable trip. Highly recommend!!
Trip to Char DhamI have mixed reviews for the trip. Although, we paid for the helicopter tickets two months before time, but the tickets weren't delivered to us with no prior information. Apart from this, Haridwar: The room offered in Haridwar was not as promised (last minute change) Guptakashi: The room was decent, food was good but the room had no hot water (was given by bucket). But there were other rooms in the same property with hot water (which was promised to us as well) Joshimath: We are really thankful for this room as it was a last minute change because of our helicopter plan. Srinagar: The room was dirty and had no water. Although other rooms were fine in the property. But we were not given those rooms. There was a gap in the kind of rooms we were promised and the one we received. In Guptakashi's Lal Resort, the view, food were amazing with a beautiful aura.
Trip to Char DhamNever miss a chance to visit Chaar Dham Yatra without Travel Triangle (Hemchandra Sir) especially Krishna Holidays . The krishna Holidays travel agency representative Miss. Kiran was kind, helpful, cooperative and a person who well very understands customers need. We booked our 9 Neight / 10 days Chaar Dham tour through Krishna Holidays Haridwar. we had a very good experience with tour operator. they planned our trip very well. we thorolly enjoyed our trip.every thing was well organized. madam ms. kiran bhatnagar was in touch with us every day. well maintained vehicle. hotel arrangements were good. hotel at srinagar was ok and hotel at Barkot, Uttarkashi, Sitapur and Govindghat was very good. driver was very friendly. The travel triangle agents were also very much reachable and responsive ... I really recommend Krishna Holidays and Travel Triangle for Char Dham Yatra .... special thanks and stars to ms. kiran bhatnagar.
Trip to HaridwarFirstly, the advisor for Travel Triangle has not responded back to us in all the 8 days trip even on Phone or whats app. Even called customer care to raise a complaint, but even till today no one from Travel Triangle called till now. Not sure why an advisor is being assigned , when he is not going to respond any way. And issues faced during Trip There was a huge coordination gap starting from the cab on day previous to trip. First one cab is provided and that guy starts calling often to me asking to pay him though the entire amount is already paid to the Travel Triangle. And another cab details were sent in the evening before the trip started. In Rishikesh and Nainital hotels, the hotel team have not allowed us to check out as Amazing uttarkhand has not cleared their amounts and looks like reputation of this is not so good and they insist us to stay there until amount credited into their account as they may not get their money once we check out. In rishikesh, we almost waited for 1 hr coordinating with Travel agent, hotel. In Haridwar, the hotel is changed last minute, just before 1 hr of our arrival in Haridwar and Hotel provided was not so good. And staff behavior there is very pathetic. Not sure how the Hotel can be changed at last minute. Voucher provided is different and Hotel is different. Not sure what I really gained by going through Travel Triangle, who are proactive only till I paid the entire amount, and no one responded back later. My earlier trips with Travel Triangle were very good and hence I opted this, But mostly this would be my last trip with Travel Triangle. Not sure why the service of Travel Triangle has gone down drastically.
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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.
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.
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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