Religion in Haridwar is synonymous with Hinduism. Located at the foothills of the Shivalik Ranges, Haridwar is one of the most eminent pilgrimage sites of India where myriads of devout Hindus flock to every year.
Haridwar is a city abounding in religious diaspora. In fact, much of the city's revenue is generated from religious tourism and all other cultural extravaganzas that are centered on the religious activities. The notable religious sites include the revered sanctums of the shrine of Maya Devi, the venerable Har Ki Pauri Ghat that is considered to be one of the country's leading pilgrimage sites and even the traditional Gurukul Kangri University that still follow the Gurukul system of academic instructions.
The city, also known as the Gateway to the Gods, acts as the entry point to the sanctified Rishikesh as well as the renowned pilgrimage quartet of Kedarnath, Badrinath, Gangotri and Yamunotri.
Last Updated on 17th Oct 2012