Haridwar Junction Railway Station can be called the gateway to the northern reaches of India towards the holy sites of Kedarnath, Badrinath and Gangotri.
Since time immemorial, Haridwar has been one of the holiest places for the Hindus. It is the city where the mighty river Ganga descends from its mountainous origins to the northern plains of India. The name Haridwar means Gateway of Hari (one of the Hindu trinity.). In the ancient times the pilgrims had to travel for a long time on foot or bullock carts to reach this pilgrim spot. They had to cross raging rivers and go through dense forests to reach the holy city.
With the advent of the British Raj, reaching Haridwar became much easier. They brought the railway technology to India and implemented it with great success. The Haridwar junction railway station brought about a great revolution in the mode of travel for pilgrims and tourists alike. Now they could reach Haridwar from any part of India in a few days instead of weeks.
Nowadays, the Haridwar junction railway station is one of the busiest stations in this locality. Thousands of tourists and pilgrims travel via rail through this station throughout the year.
Last Updated on 17th Oct 2012