Haridwar Tourism

The ancient city of Haridwar in Uttarakhand, a northern state of India is a sacred place for the Hindus. Descending from the uphills, river Ganga enters the plains here at Haridwar. As a renowned religious destination, many well-known temples and shrines are situated in Haridwar. The name itself means ‘Gateway to God’. Thousands of pilgrims gather at the bank or the ‘ghat’ of the river Ganga every evening for the ‘Ganga arti’ of the river Goddess Ganga. Popular amongst these ‘ghats’ is the ‘Har-Ki-Pauri’ where small lighted lamps are floated on the holy river for the fulfilment of wishes. Crowd of sages and spiritual leaders can be seen on the roads and everywhere in Haridwar. Maya Devi Temple is dedicated to the presiding deity of Haridwar. Other temples like the Manasa Devi Temple, Chandi Devi Temple, Bharat Mata Temple, Daksh Mandir, Bilkeshwar Mahadev Mandir are visited by thousands of devotees throughout the year. The beautiful Jain Temple with extraordinary marble work is also a must visit spot at Haridwar.

Haridwar is one of the sites for hosting the grand festival of Kumbh Mela which takes place every 12 years and Ardh Kumbh which happen in every 6 years. Rajaji National Park is also worth visiting with distinct variety of wild animals and birds. Haridwar has good connectivity with a railway station, nearby Dehradun Airport and major roads connecting it with other places in the state and country.

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Travel Guide Chandi Devi
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Chandi Devi Temple

The Chandi Devi Temple, in haridwar is one of the Shakti Peetha, located on the top of Neel Parvat in Uttarakhand. The Chandi Devi temple is devoted to Goddess Chandi and it is believe devotees all wishes comes true if they do a visit in The temple.

Travel Guide Daksha Mahadev Temple
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Daksha Mahadev Temple

Daksha mahadev temple is most holly and historical place in centre of Haridwar, in this place goddess Sati fall in the yagna kund and Lord Shiva cut head of Daksha and havan kund which was used by Daksha is still present.

Travel Guide Mansa Devi Temple Haridwar Uttarakhand
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Mansa Devi Temple, Haridwar

Mansa Devi temple located right on the Heart of Haridwar is about 2000 feet high above the sea level and dedicated to folk goddess of snakes and its is one of Shakti Peetha in Uttarakhand. There are 2 hills reside close to each other, one for Chandi Devi and other for Mansa Devi.....

Travel Guide Har ki Pauri Haridwar Uttarakhand
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Har ki Pauri

Har ki Pauri is a sacred ghat and one of highly revered Hindu pilgrimage site, located on banks of the holy Ganges in Hardwar, Uttarakhand. Har Ki Pauri is a site where world famous event Kumbh and Ardh Kumbh Mela is held respectively 12 and 6 year intervals.

Travel Guide Haridwar Kumbh Mela Uttarakhand
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Haridwar Kumbh Mela

Haridwar is a one of four place across India where Kumbh Mela is held on every 12 Years and large number of devotees come and celebrate the sacred event.

Travel Guide Bharat Mata Temple Haridwar
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Bharat Mata Temple

Bharat Mata Temple is built in the name of our mother India by Swami Satyamitranand Giri which is located in Sapt Sarovar, Haridwar district of Uttarakhand. It was opened on 15 May in the year of 1983. It is around 180 feet tall.

Travel Guide Bilkeshwar Mahadev Temple Haridwar
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Bilkeshwar Mahadev Temple

The temple of Lord Shiva named as ‘Bilkeshwar Mahadev Temple’ is located at the hills of Haridwar which is a very small temple with Shiva Linga in it. There is the idol of a cow named ‘Nandi’ in it and is surrounded with dense forest in hills. The idols of Lord Ganesha, L....

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