Festivals in Haridwar

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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

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.

Kanwar Mela

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

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.

Kartik Purnima

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

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

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