Haridwar India

 


Attractions in Haridwar

 

Har ki Pauri at Haridwar

Har-Ki-Pauri - The sacred ghat was constructed by King Vikramaditya in the memory of his brother Bhartrihari. The golden reflection of floral diyas in the river Ganges is the most enchanting sight in the twilight during the Ganga aarti ceremony at the ghat.

The temple of Chandi Devi - Atop the Neel Parvat on the other bank of river Ganges the temple was constructed in AD 1929 by Suchat Singh, the then King of Kashmir. The temple is a 3-km trek from Chandi Ghat and it is believed that the Adi Shankaracharya established

the main statue in eighth century AD. The Chandi Devi Temple is now also accessible by a ropeway, which starts near the Gauri Shankar Temple.

Vaishno Devi Temple - This is a newly constructed and true replica of the original Vaishno Devi temple in Jammu & Kashmir.

The Gurukul Kangadi University - It is a center of learning where education is imparted in the traditional Indian way. Within the boundaries of the University is the Veda Mandir, which houses many archaeological exhibits. It is situated on the Haridwar-Jwalapur bypass road.


Quick Getaways near Haridwar

Chilla Wildlife Sanctuary - Part of the Rajaji National Park, the sanctuary covers an area of around 240 sq. km. It has 23 species of mammals and 315 fauna species. If you are lucky you may catch glimpses of elephants, tigers, leopards, jungle cats, Himalayan yellow throated martens, sambers, chitals, barking dears, wild boars, langurs, ghurals, sloth bears, king cobras, woodpeckers, etc. Fishing in the river there is allowed with permits only.

Rishikesh - Situated  around 28 km off  Haridwar , Rishikesh is  at the
Chilla Wildlife Sanctuary near Haridwar
base  of the  Himalayas and it is  where the Ganges comes down to the plains from the hills. An incredible experience of natural beauty and undiscovered wildlife awaits here. Not to mention the peace and tranquility of a landscape associated with sages and meditation.

Sapt Rishi Ashram - This is situated along the Haridwar-Rishikesh road. The Ganges gushes in seven streams in front of this Ashram, hence this place is also called Sapt Sarovar.

Kanva Rishi Ashram - This Ashram is situated around 42 km from Haridwar, on the banks of the Malini River along the forest road to Kotdwar.

Triveni Ghat - This is an interesting place to be at dawn, when people offer milk to the river and feed the fish. After sunset, priests set floating lamps on the water during the Aarti ceremony.

Temple of Neelkanth Mahadev - A place associated with Lord Shiva, this temple is situated at a height of 1700 meters. It is a 4-hour walk from Rishikesh and is a not-to-be-missed destination away from the madding crowd.

Getting There & Away to Haridwar

Flights to Haridwar
The nearest airport is the Jolly Grant in Dehradun, but it is preferable to use the roads or rail to Delhi and then take flights to the destination of ones choice.
Trains to Haridwar
Haridwar is well connected by trains to almost all the major cities in India. In fact, trains are the major source of the tourist inflow to Haridwar.
Car and Bus Service to Haridwar
The National Highway No. 45 crosses the city, so it is connected to other cities of the state as well as those in the other states too. We would provide you all India tourist permit vehicles for the local transportations and also for the intercity drives too.

Getting Around in Haridwar


Once in Haridwar, horse carriages called tongas and cycle rickshaws apart from motorised taxis and local buses are available in plenty for in-city travel.
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