Haridwar

Haridwar is a major pilgrimage site in Uttarakhand where the River Gange leaves the foothills of the Himalayas. Har Ki Pauri, one of the largest of several sacred ghats, hosts a Ganga Aarti at night in which small flickering lamps(Diya) float off.

Devotees fill the city with the yearly Kanwar Mela during major festivals.

Uttarakhand, India

Languages: Hindi

Best Season: October to February

Area: 2,360 sq km

Pincode: 249401

Haridwar Travel Guide

Haridwar is the most sacred Hindu city in Uttarakhand, and pilgrims arrived in the fast-flowing Ganges here in a number of quays, conveniently located in the place where the Ganges River emerges from the Himalayas.

Haridwar has a crowded yet reverent sensation because the large number of people gathered around Har-ki-Pauri Ghat.

Haridwar is far better than Rishikesh, an hour more north, in India’s religious hierarchy and the river revives every evening with flickering flames as floating offerings are freed up on the Ganges.

The pilgrimage season is particularly busy from May to October, particularly July when hundreds of thousands of Shiva, called Kanwarias, go down into the town.

Haridwar serves as the Uttarakhand and Dev Bhoomi Char Dhams Gateway. Gangadwara, Kushwart, Kankhal, Bilwa Tirtha and Neel Parvat are the ‘Panch Tirth’ or the five pilgrimages on the outskirts of Haridwar.

Places to Visit in Haridwar

Haridwar has indeed become a Yoga, cultural and spiritual center and a key powerhouse in Sanskrit learning. Today, Haridwar is a reflection of Indian culture and offers visitors much more than just being a Pilgrimage site. Below are some very famous spots to visit in Haridwar.

Chandi Devi Temple

Chandi Devi Temple

Bharat Mata Temple

Bharat Mata Temple

Bhimgoda Kund

Bhimgoda Kund

Bara Bazar

Bara Bazar

Mansa Devi Temple

Mansa Devi Temple

Daksheshwar Mahadev Temple

Daksheshwar Mahadev Temple

Kanva Rishi Ashram

Kanva Rishi Ashram

Patanjali Yogpeeth

Patanjali Yogpeeth

Rajaji/Chilla Wildlife Sanctuary

Rajaji/Chilla Wildlife Sanctuary

Shantikunj

Shantikunj

Know More About Haridwar

Haridwar is one of the most visited holy places in India. This place has an abundance of amazing places to stay and experience the best Food of Uttarakhand.

We have filtered out the best places for you based on the best rated restaurants.

1. Golden Tulip

2. Radisson Blu

3. Haveli Hari Ganga Hotel

4. Gopi Dham

5. Ganga Lahari

6. Ganga Sadan

7. Devnadi

8. Regenta Orko's

9. Ram Lodge

10. Trimrooms

Places to Visit Near Haridwar

Haridwar is the most religious and Pilgrimage city of Uttarakhand with many famous sightseeing and adventure spots. Some nearby places of Haridwar are as amazing as this very own city, and are must to visit when you are in Haridwar. We have filtered out some best places to visit near Haridwar.

Rishikesh

Rishikesh

Kaliyar Sharif

Kaliyar Sharif

Lachhiwala

Lachhiwala

Tehri Garhwal

Tehri Garhwal

Devprayag

Devprayag

Mussoorie

Mussoorie

Dehradun

Dehradun

Quick Links of Haridwar

Haridwar serves as the Uttarakhand and Dev Bhoomi Char Dhams Gateway. Haridwar is also one of the four locations where every twelve years Kumbh Mela occurs and every six years Ardh Kumbh. Haridwar’s long-standing as well as its special traditional education system Gurukul school have been a great source of ayurvedic medicine and herbal medicine.

Haridwar Travel Tips

Haridwar is a Divine place which attracts tourists from all over the world due to its most famous Kumbh Mela and other attractions like Chandi Devi Temple, Mansa Devi Temple,and many more . Here are some of the Travel tips for visiting this holy place.

1. Do not enter the Ganges in the rainy season or in the peak winter as for a few factors which could make this risky and keeping in mind many previous mishappenings.

2. Saints and sadhus may be Haridwar’s attraction, but you might not be fortunate to always get into the real ones. Avoid spending too much on the processes that may seem extra formalities, instead try to get involved with the genuine one from the clan.

3. This place is an abode of Hindu culture, so avoid Non-vegetarian food and alcoholic beverages here. While marketing you must bargain so that you don’t feel stupid afterward and take care of your belongings.

FAQs on Haridwar

What is Haridwar Famous for?

Haridwar is considered a holy place for Hindu, where major religious ceremonies are held and where many famous places of worship are offered. This place is also famous for Sightseeing, Mountains and Ancient Temples.
Haridwar comes under Garhwal Region.
October to February are the best months to explore Haridwar.
Hot spicy aloo bhaji and puri, Kulhar Milk,Kachoris and samosa,Chole bhature are some of the most Famous foods that Haridwar’s people live for.
This well-irrigated district is the core building block of agriculture. The industrialization began with the establishment of IDPL and Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited Public Sector Plants of the central government in the 1960s. In order to stimulate industrialization with industrial giants, including Hindustan Lever, Dabur, Mahendra, Mahendra, and Havells, Uttarakhand State Industrial Development Corporation (SIDCUL) is now developing one new ‘industrial growth area’ in the district adjacent to Shivalik Nagar, near Haridwar. The contribution of Hindu pilgrims to the holy places and to religious fairs in large numbers is not insignificant to the economy of the district.

Come and take a dip in the divinity of this beautiful and Holy city of Haridwar, where your body will dance with the divine sound and vibrations of the Holy bells and prayers.

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