Haridwar Tourism

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Ravindra deshpande

Ravindra deshpande5.0/5

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The entire staff was very humble cooperative and helpful . It was indeed a great pleasure to have stayed at Radisson Blue Haridwar . Will definitely refer my other colleagues to stay here. The food was good, breakfast sumptuous and dinner great . Value for money

Ananth Pranesh

Ananth Pranesh4.3/5

95 reviews

Most popular and holy Hindu place

Haridwar is the most holy and a most popular Hindu pilgrim place. It was earlier known as Mayapuri. It's mentioned in Veda's also and hence it is as old as Vedas . . Most popular Kumb mela takes place here . Every evening Ganga Arati is performed to River Ganga . It has several hotels, ashrams and Dharamshala for pilgrims to stay . It is also considered as Gateway to Char Dham Yatra.

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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.

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