Haridwar


Is Haridwar a tourist destination?



This city located in Uttarakhand is one of the popular pilgrimages in the country of India. Because of its prime location on the banks of the river Ganges, this pilgrimage city of India is among the 7 holiest Hindu places.

Apart from being a famous tourist destination to the Indians as well as global tourists throughout the year, Haridwar is even famous among people as being the location of the Kumbha Mela, which is held here once in every twelve years. Another major attraction of the place is the Ganga Aarti, which is held every evening at around 7 pm. The lighted diyas floating on the Ganga creates a spectacular sight. Situated in the Himalayan foothills, where the Ganga River enters the plain land of the country, this place is dotted with innumerable temples and other religious places.

Best time to visit Haridwar



This holy place of Uttarakhand can be best visited in between the months of September and June.

Places of visit in Haridwar



Following are some of the popular tourist attractions in this pilgrimage city:
  • Anandamayi Maa Ashram
  • Bharat Mata Mandir
  • Bhimgoda Tank
  • Chandi Devi Temple (Neel Parvat)
  • Doodhadhari Barfani Temple
  • Har ki Pauri (Gangadwara)
  • Jairam Ashram
  • Kushwart Ghat
  • Mansa Devi Temple (Bilwa Teerth)
  • Maya Devi Temple
  • Neel Dhara Bird Sanctuary
  • Parad Shivling
  • Pawan Dham
  • Piran Kaliyar
  • Ramanand Ashram
  • Sapt Rishi Ashram with Sapt Sarovar
  • Shantikunj
  • Sureshvari Devi Temple

Last Updated on 28 November 2011