Haridwar Tourism
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Dinesh Moharana
  • Dinesh Moharana
  • 1 Review

"Co-operative people and river rafting at Rishikesh" new review

  • 5/7
  • Posted 5 days ago
I visited Haridwar with three friends. We stayed there in a hotel. The people were very co-operative. They helped us to explore the place. There I took River Ganga bath on my birthday. I felt great to have the bath on that day. From there we all went to Rishikesh for river rafting. There we stayed in a tent near the river Ganga and on next day we went for rafting. It was the greatest experience of my life.
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Abhishek Jindal
  • Abhishek Jindal
  • 1 Review

"A place with beautiful temples" new review

  • 5.5/7
  • Posted 2 weeks ago
In Haridwar there are many beautiful places to visit. The must visit places are Mansa Devi, Chandi Devi and Bharat Mata Mandir because these are located at very nice place. There is a place named as Hari Ki Paudi which is very beautiful to watch at evening, to take aarti and bath in this ghat.
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Nikhil Kaliya
  • Nikhil Kaliya
  • Lives in Jaipur
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  • 1 Review

"Adventurous and religious place" new review

  • 6.5/7
  • Posted 2 weeks ago
I loved to visit this place. It was the best holiday ever. It was very adventurous and religious. The best part was enjoying a lot while travelling to places and taking pictures with family. Faith in God is still alive that was shown there.
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Deepanshu Raj
  • Deepanshu Raj
  • Lives in Patna
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  • 1 Review

"Soothing and pleasing experience" new review

  • 5.5/7
  • Posted 2 weeks ago
Travellers should visit Haridwar for having the real internal peace, from their busy schedules. You will feel relaxed beside the Ganga river. March to November is the period for having best experiences. One must visit Manasa Devi, Chandi Devi Mandir and Hari ki Paudi and watch the evening aarti at hari ki paudi which is too mesmerising. Every devotional person must go there once in their life. There is Baba Ramdev Ashram which you may visit for yoga and curing your illness using ayurvedic medicines. You can find Saatvik or Vashnav hotels where you may have lunch/dinner. Also there are various hotels where you can dine. I felt totally relaxed bathing in the Ganga river at Hari Ki Paudi and worshiped deities there. Also went to Manasa Devi Mandir through trolleys which was an awesome experience for me. You can use railways and after reaching Haridwar, you can find a hotel of your choice for the stay. Carry light clothes and a bag to carry clothes after bathing in the Ganga river.
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Kumar Viswas
  • Kumar Viswas
  • 1 Review

"Soothing and pleasing experience" new review

  • 5/7
  • Posted 2 weeks ago
Travellers should visit Haridwar for having the internal peace from their busy schedules. You will feel totally relaxed beside the Ganga river. Every frustrated person will find peace there. March to November is the best period for having best experiences. One must visit Mansa Devi, Chandi Devi Mandir and Hari Ki Paudi and watch the evening aarti at Hari Ki Paudi which is too mesmerising. Every devotional person must go there once in their life. There is Baba Ramdev Ashram which you may visit for yoga and cure your illness using ayurvedic medicines. You can find Saatvik or Vashnav hotels where you may have lunch/dinner. Or there are various hotels where you can dine. I felt totally relaxed bathing in the Gange river at Hari Ki Paudi and worshiped deities there. Also went to Mansa Devi Mandir through trolleys which was an awesome experience. You may go through railways and after reaching Haridwar, you can find a hotel of your choice for staying. Also carry light clothes and a bag to carry clothes after bathing in the Ganga river.
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Nitin Kumar
  • Nitin Kumar
  • 2 Reviews

"A divine place" new review

  • 6/7
  • Posted 3 weeks ago
A nice place to visit and spend your weekend during hot summers. Spend some days in nice weather with all your family members. There was thali system at ghat. We enjoyed the nice food at Har Ki Pouri. Arti in the evening was superb and full of holiness. Purohits chanted mantras and the environment really turned into a pilgrim.
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Saurav Sindhwani
  • Saurav Sindhwani
  • 1 Review

"Very good place" new review

  • 5/7
  • Posted 4 weeks ago
This is purely a reliious place. I had so much fun there, it was a wondeful experience indeed. I had so much fun and happiness out of the trip. It was a wonderful time.
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Vinay Medatwal
  • Vinay Medatwal
  • Lives in Agra
  • 2 Reviews

"Do take a bath!" new review

  • 6/7
  • Posted 4 weeks ago
Har Ki Pauri is the soul of Haridwar. Every evening thousands of people enlighten themselves with Maha Aarti performed here. Taking bath in this ghat is an auspicious karma that takes closer to Nirvana. Worth of thousand visits, this place has an aesthetic value too.
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Vk Singh
  • Vk Singh
  • 2 Reviews

"It was a nice time"

  • 3.5/7
  • Posted 1 month ago
Nice place to visit and spend your weekend in this hot summer. So don't waste much time and prepare to spend some days in nice weather with all your family members. Remember to prepare well before going. Don't miss anything else.
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Anirudh
  • Anirudh
  • Lives in Patna
  • 11 Reviews

"Had a good time"

  • 7/7
  • Posted 1 month ago
It was a perfect destination. I certainly enjoyed my stay there. It is basically a religious place. You only get veg food there.
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Haridwar Info

  • State: Uttarakhand
  • Famous for/as: Pilgrimage
  • Altitude: 314 m
  • Pincode: 249403
  • District: Haridwar
  • Language: Hindi
  • STD code: 01334
  • Weather: Summer 20 to 40°C, Winter 2 to 30°C
Haridwar or 'the Gateway to the Gods' is located in the state of Uttarakhand in northern India. Haridwar is considered as one among the ‘sapta-puris’ (seven sacred cities) and is an important pilgrim destination.

Haridwar is located at a distance of about 214 km from Delhi and 28 km from Rishikesh. Hindi, Punjabi, Garhwali and English are the languages used in the area. Geographically, Haridwar stands as a gateway to the three other Char Dham destinations of Uttarakhand which are Rishikesh, Badrinath, and Kedarnath.

The history of Haridwar dates back to the period of King Vikramaditya. Haridwar is referred to as Mayapuri, Gangadwar, and Mokshadwar in the ancient Hindu texts and epics. The ancient holy city of Haridwar is considered as old as Varanasi and according to legend; gods left their footprints in Haridwar.

The main pilgrimage spots in Haridwar are located along the banks of the River Ganga. Pilgrims who visit Haridwar have the custom of floating floral lamps on the River Ganges to commemorate the deceased ancestors.

Haridwar is also the venue for the famous Kumbh Mela which takes place only once in 12 years. There are many historical shrines in Haridwar some of which are mainly located along the banks of the River Ganges.

Some prominent spots among them are Har-Ki-Pauri, Chandi Devi Temple, Mansa Devi Temple at Bilwa Parvat, Vaishno Devi Temple, Bharat Mata Temple, Maya Devi Temple, Bhimgoda, Shanti Kunj, etc. The tomb, Piran Kaliar of Shabir Shahib in Roorkee is also visited by hundreds of tourists.

Besides being a popular pilgrim destination, Haridwar is a fast growing industrial city as well. The city houses the Bharat Heavy Electricals India Ltd.  Haridwar also has the first technical institute of India, the University of Roorkee, which is now known by the name of IIT Roorkee.

Gurukul Kangadi Vishva Vidyalaya is another popular learning centre at Haridwar on Haridwar –Jwalapur bypass road where education is imparted in the traditional Gurukul technique of ancient India. Veda Mandir, which exhibits ancient relics, is also situated within the precincts of the Gurukul Kangadi University.

The proximity of Haridwar to Rishikesh, Sapt Sarovar, Triveni Ghat, Kanva Rishi Ashram, Chila Wildlife Sanctuary, etc. has made Haridwar a popular destination among holidaymakers. The best time to visit Haridwar is from September to March.

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