Haridwar Tourism

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Chandi devi

Chandi devi  Video Review

Chandi Devi Temple

Ashish
29th Dec 17

Electrifying experience

Electrifying experience  Video Review

Ganga Temple

Unnati sanghvi Sanghvi
12th Nov 17

Mansa Devi Udan Khatola

Mansa Devi Udan Khatola  Video Review

Mansa Devi Temple

Unnati sanghvi Sanghvi
12th Nov 17

Awesome ride, must do in Haridwar

Awesome ride, must do in Haridwar  Video Review

Mansa Devi Temple

Prashant Kumar
12th Nov 17

Subhash Ghat

Subhash Ghat  Video Review

Subhas Ghat

Susanta Sadhukhan
29th Sep 17

Har ki pauri ghat, Haridwar

Har ki pauri ghat, Haridwar  Video Review

Har Ki Pauri

Swakhar Pachal
29th Sep 17

Ropeway to Manasa Devi temple

Ropeway to Manasa Devi temple  Video Review

Mansa Devi Temple

Amitava Sasmal
13th Aug 17

Mansa Devi Temple

Mansa Devi Temple  Video Review

Mansa Devi Temple

Geetarawat
29th Dec 17

Udan khtola (rope way) for Masa Devi temple visit

Udan khtola (rope way) for Masa Devi temple visit  Video Review

Udan Khatola

Ashish
29th Dec 17

Travelling pod for mansa devi temple, Rs 100

Travelling pod for mansa devi temple, Rs 100  Video Review

Udan Khatola

Sabyasachi Bhowmick
29th Dec 17

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Reviews (294)

Kamal sahu

Kamal sahu5.0/5

4 reviews

Experience of my trip

My trip was a char dham trip and after returning we had stopped bat Haridwar for rest as well as sacred Bath in ganga river. Then we were in hotel madhuban guest house in Haridwar. It was an average hotel. There was multiple booking of rooms. The facility was not adequate. But we enjoyed in Haridwar.

Rajesh kumar

Rajesh kumar4.3/5

2 reviews

Haridwar a Good place for Relaxation by the Ganga

Come to Haridwar with enough time to really enjoy the beauty and serenity this place offers. A morning walk by the Ganga followed by a dip in the same really relaxes your mind and body. Surprisingly my kids enjoyed the dip in the Ganga more than me . Go to Rajajee Tiger reserve ( hire an outside vehicle) to see wildlife and leopards if you are lucky . My advice is do not be in a rush to run around the temples but devote sometime to see the natural beauty around it . Eat at Chotiwala for delicious food.

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Haridwar Overview

History of Haridwar

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 Chardham 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.

People and Culture of 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.

Things To Do in Haridwar

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 in India, the University of Roorkee, which is now known by the name of IIT Roorkee. Gurukul Kangri Vishwavidyalaya 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 Kangri 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.

Photos of Haridwar

Rajaji National Park, Haridwar

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Parul Upadhyay

Rajaji National Park Safari
Haridwar, Uttarakhand

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Pranav gor

Lakshman Jula
Udan Khatola, Haridwar

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Muralidharan nagarajan

view of HARIDWAR from rope car (( udan gatola))

There is so much to see in Haridwar.

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