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Haridwar is regarded as one of India’s most holy cities. Haridwar is situated by the Ganga River, one of Hindu pilgrimage sites to visit. The Ganga Aarti is a regular show arranged on the banks of the Holy River by many temple pandits. The holy river here is believed to cleanse people of all sins and bad karma. Religious festivals see a major influx of tourists in Haridwar and people come to seek the divine blessings in the entire city.
Kumbh Mela is one of India’s most celebrated festivals, celebrated once every twelve years in Haridwar between March and April. This massive festival will feature pilgrims and holy men and the city sees more than 70 million people coming! The festival’s main part is to get immersed in the Sacred Ganges. The Ardh Kumbh Mela takes place in Haridwar every six years, too.
The festival takes place during Shravan and Phagun in July. Thousands of pilgrims from all over India make a hard journey to Haridwar in hope of good karma during this time. Holy water from the Ganga river is the main purpose of going on foot to Haridwar.
Holi is the most prominent festival in which the entire city is filled with dry colors and the joy of the Holi near the Holy Ganges is greatly enhanced when people are playing colourfully and then bathing themselves in a river to purify their Body and souls. Before Holiday, there are Aartis for Holika and this amazing festival is celebrated from February to March.
Kartika Purnima is a festival dedicated to God Vishnu, held on a full moon night, 15 days after Diwali. Everyone prays the Ganga in the evening, floating many days along the river, to receive God’s blessings. Haridwar is one of India’s most vibrant towns. You must experience something at least once in attending a festival here. There are a lot of Haridwar hotels to stay in and remember.
Haridwar City Overview
Located in: Garhwal
Nearest Railway Station: Haridwar Junction
Nearest Airport: Jolly Grant Airport
Best Month to Visit: October to February
Avg. Annual Temperature: 23.6 °C
Famous for: Gateway to Hindu Pilgrimage, Holy River Ganges, Mountains and Ancient Temples
Haridwar Tourist Guide
Places to Visit in Haridwar
Haridwar is Uttarakhand’s holiest Hindu city, and explorers show up here in huge numbers to wash in the quick streaming Ganges. The sheer number of individuals assembling around Har-ki-Pauri Ghat gives Haridwar a turbulent yet respectful feel. Below are some of the main and famous locations you must visit in Haridwar.
Chandi Devi Temple
Bharat Mata Temple
Mansa Devi Temple
Daksheshwar Mahadev Temple
Kanva Rishi Ashram
Rajaji/Chilla Wildlife Sanctuary