Overview

Haridwar is an ancient city and important Hindu pilgrimage site in North India's Uttarakhand state, where the River Ganges exits the Himalayan foothills. Ganga Aarti is a religious prayer that takes place at the bank of the sacred river Ganga at the Har Ki Pauri ghat in Haridwar in which small earthen lamps are also floated off the steps. Large number of devotees visit the city during major festivals including the annual Kanwar Mela.

District Haridwar
Nearest Railway Haridwar
Nearest Airport Jolly Grant Airport- 36 kms
Famous For Pilgrimage- Temples- Kumbh Mela- Ganga River- Ganga Aarti- Religious- Holy City
Altitude 314 metres above sea level
Languages Hindi-Garhwali
Best Time to Visit January to December

How to Reach Us

By Road :

Haridwar is well connected with motorable roads. Haridwar is the gateway to the Shivalik range of Uttarakhand state. Luxury and normal Buses to Haridwar are available from ISBT Kashmiri Gate. Buses and Taxis to Haridwar are easily available from major destinations of Uttarakhand state. Haridwar is connected with National Highway 58.

By Air :

Jolly Grant Airport is the nearest Airport to Haridwar and is situated 36kms from Haridwar. Taxis are easily available from Jolly Grant Airport to Haridwar. Jolly Grant Airport is well connected to Delhi with daily flights.

By Rail :

Haridwar is well connected by railway networks with major destinations of India. Haridwar has an excellent rail network with all the important cities in India. Trains to Haridwar run on a regular basis from major cities across the country. Haridwar Junction Railway Station (IR station code: HW) is well-connected by train, with frequent trains to Delhi (4-5 hours) and Dehradun (1 hour). There are also a few trains per day to Rishikesh, but buses are faster and much more frequent. The train station is located on the south side of town, within walking distance to most hotels but a 2-km hike to Hari-ki-Pauri.

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Attractions

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Har Ki Pauri

The Har Ki Pauri is the most famous ghat on the banks of the Ganges at Haridwar. It was built by king Vikramaditya. This is the ghat that witnesses the daily Aarti ritual and welcomes crowds which flock the banks for the Aarti. The Har ki Pauri is also known as Brahmakund and mythology suggests that Lord Shiva and Lord Vishnu had visited this place during the Vedic times. A temple is built around a large foot mark which is believed to be the imprints of Lord Vishnu. 

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Chandi Devi Temple

Chandi Devi Temple, Haridwar is a Hindu temple dedicated to Goddess Chandi Devi in the holy city of Haridwar in the Uttarakhand state of India. The temple is situated atop the Neel Parvat on the Eastern summit of the Sivalik Hills, the southernmost mountain chain of the Himalayas. 
Located at 4 km from Haridwar, main idol in Chandi Devi temple was believed to be established by great saint Adi Shankaracharya in 8th AD. 

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Mansa Devi Temple

Mansa Devi Temple is one of the most revered temples located at Bilwa Parvat near Haridwar. This temple is a holy place to worship Goddess Mansa, who is believed to be a form of Shakti, emerged from the mind of great Sage Kashyap. Mansa Devi temple is a famous Siddhpeeth and offers panoramic views of Haridwar city.
There is a rope way service called Mansa Devi Udankhatola, available from Haridwar. Mansa Devi temple remains open from 8 am to 5 pm and visited by hundreds of devotee’s every day.

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Sureshwari Devi Temple

Sureshwari Devi Temple is an ancient temple in Haridwar. This temple is dedicated to Goddess Durga and is located at the outskirts of Haridwar in Ranipur. This is a perfect abode for worshipers, saints etc. Due to its religious significance of the temple it attracts the devotees and due to its location it also attracts the nature lover.

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Sati Kund

The Sati Kund is located at Kankhal in Haridwar. It is the Yagna Kund or sacrificial fire in which Sati, the daughter of Daksh had immolated her due to her annoyance with her father’s non-acceptance of her husband, Lord Shiva. The Sati Kund is located on the banks of the Ganga at Kankhal which finds mention in the great Indian epic, Mahabharata.

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Shanti Kunj

Relish a realm of spirituality and wellness at ShantiKunj when you are in Haridwar. It is known as the headquarters of All World Gayatri Power and attracts dozens of pilgrims. It is said that the ashram guides you towards the right path and offers perpetual happiness. Taking inspiration from spiritual principles, Shanti Kunj is a pioneer in the revival of Rishi traditions and divine culture. When you are here, you can participate in one of the training camps and take home wonderful memories of moral and spiritual upliftment. 

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Bharat Mata Mandir

Bharat Mata Mandir, which is also known as Mother India Temple, is one of the most visited temples located in Haridwar. The temple is dedicated to Bharat Mata by her devoted patriotic nationals. This religious shrine was founded by Swami Satyamitranand Giri. In 1983, this temple was inaugurated by Late Prime Minister, Smt. Indira Gandhi. As the conception of Bharat Mata predates the Partition of India, she is intended to represent "Aryavarta".

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Rajaji National Park

Rajaji National Park is situated along the hills and foothills of Shiwalik ranges in the Himalayan foothills and represents the Shiwalik eco-system. Combining three sanctuaries, namely Chilla, Motichur and Rajaji - Rajaji National Park is spread over the Pauri Garwal, Dehradun and Saharanpur districts of Uttarakhand. The Motichur and Rajaji sanctuaries are contiguous, and are separated from the Chilla Sanctuary to the south-east by the Ganges River and the Chilla River.

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Piran Kaliyar Sharif

The ‘Dargah’ of Hazrat Makhdum Allauddin Ali Ahamed ‘Sabir’ on the outskirts of Roorkee town is a worth-visit-place for every visitor. It is situated towards the south of Haridwar. This place is one of the living examples of unity between the Hindu and Muslim religions. Famed for its mystical powers that fulfill the desires of the devout, the Dargah is visited by millions of devotees from all religions from India and abroad.

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Crystal World

The Crystal World located in Roorkee is an amusement park for the tourists to head on a sultry afternoon. One can rejuvenate in the cool artificial pools and water swings at the Crystal World and enjoy an array of recreational activities such as rain dance, water swings, joyful rides etc. Crystal World is a place for small and big alike, for adventurous as well as plain simple recreational rides. 
 

 

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Haridwar

Overview

Haridwar is an ancient city and important Hindu pilgrimage site in North India's Uttarakhand state, where the River Ganges exits the Himalayan foothills. Ganga Aarti is a religious prayer that takes place at the bank of the sacred river Ganga at the Har Ki Pauri ghat in Haridwar in which small earthen lamps are also floated off the steps. Large number of devotees visit the city during major festivals including the annual Kanwar Mela.

District Haridwar
Nearest Railway Haridwar
Nearest Airport Jolly Grant Airport- 36 kms
Famous For Pilgrimage- Temples- Kumbh Mela- Ganga River- Ganga Aarti- Religious- Holy City
Altitude 314 metres above sea level
Languages Hindi-Garhwali
Best Time to Visit January to December

How to Reach Us

By Road :

Haridwar is well connected with motorable roads. Haridwar is the gateway to the Shivalik range of Uttarakhand state. Luxury and normal Buses to Haridwar are available from ISBT Kashmiri Gate. Buses and Taxis to Haridwar are easily available from major destinations of Uttarakhand state. Haridwar is connected with National Highway 58.

By Air :

Jolly Grant Airport is the nearest Airport to Haridwar and is situated 36kms from Haridwar. Taxis are easily available from Jolly Grant Airport to Haridwar. Jolly Grant Airport is well connected to Delhi with daily flights.

By Rail :

Haridwar is well connected by railway networks with major destinations of India. Haridwar has an excellent rail network with all the important cities in India. Trains to Haridwar run on a regular basis from major cities across the country. Haridwar Junction Railway Station (IR station code: HW) is well-connected by train, with frequent trains to Delhi (4-5 hours) and Dehradun (1 hour). There are also a few trains per day to Rishikesh, but buses are faster and much more frequent. The train station is located on the south side of town, within walking distance to most hotels but a 2-km hike to Hari-ki-Pauri.

Weather

Attractions

Image

Har Ki Pauri

The Har Ki Pauri is the most famous ghat on the banks of the Ganges at Haridwar. It was built by king Vikramaditya. This is the ghat that witnesses the daily Aarti ritual and welcomes crowds which flock the banks for the Aarti. The Har ki Pauri is also known as Brahmakund and mythology suggests that Lord Shiva and Lord Vishnu had visited this place during the Vedic times. A temple is built around a large foot mark which is believed to be the imprints of Lord Vishnu. 

Image

Chandi Devi Temple

Chandi Devi Temple, Haridwar is a Hindu temple dedicated to Goddess Chandi Devi in the holy city of Haridwar in the Uttarakhand state of India. The temple is situated atop the Neel Parvat on the Eastern summit of the Sivalik Hills, the southernmost mountain chain of the Himalayas. 
Located at 4 km from Haridwar, main idol in Chandi Devi temple was believed to be established by great saint Adi Shankaracharya in 8th AD. 

Image

Mansa Devi Temple

Mansa Devi Temple is one of the most revered temples located at Bilwa Parvat near Haridwar. This temple is a holy place to worship Goddess Mansa, who is believed to be a form of Shakti, emerged from the mind of great Sage Kashyap. Mansa Devi temple is a famous Siddhpeeth and offers panoramic views of Haridwar city.
There is a rope way service called Mansa Devi Udankhatola, available from Haridwar. Mansa Devi temple remains open from 8 am to 5 pm and visited by hundreds of devotee’s every day.

Image

Sureshwari Devi Temple

Sureshwari Devi Temple is an ancient temple in Haridwar. This temple is dedicated to Goddess Durga and is located at the outskirts of Haridwar in Ranipur. This is a perfect abode for worshipers, saints etc. Due to its religious significance of the temple it attracts the devotees and due to its location it also attracts the nature lover.

Image

Sati Kund

The Sati Kund is located at Kankhal in Haridwar. It is the Yagna Kund or sacrificial fire in which Sati, the daughter of Daksh had immolated her due to her annoyance with her father’s non-acceptance of her husband, Lord Shiva. The Sati Kund is located on the banks of the Ganga at Kankhal which finds mention in the great Indian epic, Mahabharata.

Image

Shanti Kunj

Relish a realm of spirituality and wellness at ShantiKunj when you are in Haridwar. It is known as the headquarters of All World Gayatri Power and attracts dozens of pilgrims. It is said that the ashram guides you towards the right path and offers perpetual happiness. Taking inspiration from spiritual principles, Shanti Kunj is a pioneer in the revival of Rishi traditions and divine culture. When you are here, you can participate in one of the training camps and take home wonderful memories of moral and spiritual upliftment. 

Image

Bharat Mata Mandir

Bharat Mata Mandir, which is also known as Mother India Temple, is one of the most visited temples located in Haridwar. The temple is dedicated to Bharat Mata by her devoted patriotic nationals. This religious shrine was founded by Swami Satyamitranand Giri. In 1983, this temple was inaugurated by Late Prime Minister, Smt. Indira Gandhi. As the conception of Bharat Mata predates the Partition of India, she is intended to represent "Aryavarta".

Image

Rajaji National Park

Rajaji National Park is situated along the hills and foothills of Shiwalik ranges in the Himalayan foothills and represents the Shiwalik eco-system. Combining three sanctuaries, namely Chilla, Motichur and Rajaji - Rajaji National Park is spread over the Pauri Garwal, Dehradun and Saharanpur districts of Uttarakhand. The Motichur and Rajaji sanctuaries are contiguous, and are separated from the Chilla Sanctuary to the south-east by the Ganges River and the Chilla River.

Image

Piran Kaliyar Sharif

The ‘Dargah’ of Hazrat Makhdum Allauddin Ali Ahamed ‘Sabir’ on the outskirts of Roorkee town is a worth-visit-place for every visitor. It is situated towards the south of Haridwar. This place is one of the living examples of unity between the Hindu and Muslim religions. Famed for its mystical powers that fulfill the desires of the devout, the Dargah is visited by millions of devotees from all religions from India and abroad.

Image

Crystal World

The Crystal World located in Roorkee is an amusement park for the tourists to head on a sultry afternoon. One can rejuvenate in the cool artificial pools and water swings at the Crystal World and enjoy an array of recreational activities such as rain dance, water swings, joyful rides etc. Crystal World is a place for small and big alike, for adventurous as well as plain simple recreational rides. 
 

 

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