Nice and relaxing family trip to the holy city Haridwar R...

Nice and relaxing family trip to the holy city

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Amit rahuja

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  • Amit rahuja
  • 3 Reviews
  •  6 readers

"Nice and relaxing family trip to the holy city"

  • Posted Oct 25, 2017
Haridwar city is a holy place one must visit to see many Temples and to take a dip in River ganga food lovers will enjoy the vegetarian food of various joints travellers must carry their swimming attire.
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Madhav singal

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  • Madhav singal
  • 2 photos
  • 6 Reviews
  •  108 readers

"Har ki Pauri famous ghat in Haridwar - famous for worship"

  • Posted Oct 20, 2017
My experience was best and best I enjoyed a lot in crystal world in Haridwar and rajaji park also near Haridwar. I have stayed in v resort and experienced the live aarti on ghat and best ever to explore local market at night to experience the people around me, the market crowd to control and specially rickshaw round and rafting in rishikesh is amazing with family.
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Rabin kumar nag

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  • Rabin kumar nag
  • Lives in Calcutta
  • 1 Review
  •  3 readers

"The most delighting and amazing thing is how religiously the people and administration there protect"

  • Posted Oct 16, 2017
The place is in real sense a holi place, the "potito paboni Ganga" flows briskly through the city with its crystal clear water. Not very far is Kankhal, the in-law's house of Lord Shiva where "Daksha Jagnya" was held. Very near is Hrishikesh which is also a very holi place, where the Ganga looks like transparent green.
Things to be carried with are, apart from usual materials winter garments because the temperature there is cool.
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Sapna Amit agarwal

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  • Sapna Amit agarwal
  • Lives in Ghaziabad
  • 4 photos
  • 3 Reviews
  •  1 helpful vote
  •  3220 readers

"Kuch fursat ke pal- haridwar/rishikesh tour"

  • Posted Oct 15, 2017
After a hectic tiring weekend I hope almost every one of us feel like going for a relaxing weekend. Since I am a job consultant I usually search out for the options where I can be away from my Mobile, internet and laptop. So recently I planned( as from hotel booking to pushing Amit for going, every effort is made by me only :P) for a weekend at #haridwar & #Rishikesh. It was family trip and much enjoyed because of monsoon and our stay at explore Himalaya resort. By the way if you are too finding a reason to visit Haridwar here are few:
Better & economical than any waterpark: River Ganga is our holy river. There are many proven records of curation of many skin diseases after drinking or taking Bath in its water. The relaxing and fun that you will find here is something superior than any other water park. Its water is sacred and also is someway far cheaper than thousand buck ticket of waterparks.
Enjoy at reasonable rates: Here you can opt for costly five starred hotel to free Dharamashala for your stay and food. It’s totally depend on your budget and your interest.
Being close to nature and religion: Here you can feel close to nature. The views of mountain, trees, forests, river, will make your trip worth remembering. Also, at each minute distance you will find a temple and devotees of God.
Near to Delhi/NCR: It is one of the nearest destination to Delhi/NCR and worth visiting once in a year. For other such destinations read my post: Lansdowne- Nearest Hill station To Delhi/NCR
About Our Trip:
On Saturday we started our trip from Ghaziabad to Haridwar at 6:00 AM. Since it was the starting of the month of Savaan/Sharavan so we decided to make it as early as possible so as to save ourselves from traffic and jams. But after all precautions, it took us more than 6 hours to reach Haridwar as most of the roads were diverted and it was raining every now and then. We took break at “har ki Pauri” for darshan and bathing. Then after a rest of one hour we again started towards our resort which was around 20 KMs from Rishikesh. At first we were quite apprehensive about it but the view truly made our weekend enjoyable and peaceful.
On Sunday we started back for Ghaziabad after visiting Gur Vashisht Cave, which is truly majestic and calm. Since it was “Guru Poornima” it was crowded and beautifully decorated.
Food: After having Bath, you will feel super hungry, So better be ready for some handy snacks or can opt for the road side snacks if your stomach allows them :P. Since we were travelling with kids so I have got many things prepared like Mathri, pooris, idlis and popcorn so that they can have their stomach full and can enjoy the trip to the most.
Best time to Visit: Off-course, during monsoon as everything is so green everywhere which make it more serene and beautiful. Though, during monsoon the flow of River Ganga will be increased and you may not be able to enjoy water sports but nature will be at its best during this season.
Important points:
A mosquito repellent, umbrella, torch are must carry.
Better to have fruits more rather than local roadside foods.
You can face traffic jams because of Rain or some festivals so plan accordingly.
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Abhinav Sudan

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  • Abhinav Sudan
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  • 64 Reviews
  •  62 helpful votes
  •  3517 readers

"Highly sacred place"

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted Sep 4, 2017
1. Why to visit?
It is a sacred pilgrimage site in Hindu religion located in UK. The great Ganges exits from the Himalayas through this place.
2. Must Visit Places.
Har ki Pauri, Chandi Devi and Mansa devi temple, and local ashrams and temples are worth going. You will feel connected to God ones you are here.
3. Local food and shopping.
Local food is good and at low cost also. The local shops like chotiwala and all provide good tasty food. The shops providing lassi are also worth going. For shopping Bara bazaar, Moti bazaar and upper road are recommended.
4. Activities.
Taking a holy dip in the Ganges should come first on the bucket list. Rest taking a stroll down the market in the evenings and visiting local bazaars and jhulas is also a viable option.
5. Advice.
Nice good holy place to visit. Take care of your belongings every time. Distributing food to the babas at the ghats gives a feeling of satisfaction.
Happy Holidaying !!
Warm Regards
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