Haridwar Travel Tips

Why would one plan to travel to Haridwar?

The city, being one of the seven Hindu pilgrimages in the country of India, is often visited by national as well as international tourists. Located on the Himalayan foothills, this pilgrimage city is based by the side of the holy river Ganga. Some of the major attractions of the place include the daily evening Ganga Aarti, the vibrant religious festivals held in the numerous temples situated there and last but not the least, the famous Kumbha Mela that is held after every 11 years.

Information should be known before planning a trip to Haridwar

Before one plans a trip to this mostly visited Hindu pilgrimage, one needs to know the following information, which serves as the Haridwar travel tips. These tips can be categorized in the following:

Transport services in Haridwar

This Indian pilgrimage can be reached by airways through the Jolly Grant Airport located in Dehradun, which is the nearest airport to the city and which connects the city to the capital city of Delhi. The city has not got any airport of its own.

Haridwar is connected to the other parts of Uttarakhand as well as the country through railways though. Indian Railways ply trains from their station to and from the city junction. Some of these trains are as follows:
  • Ahmedabad - Haridwar Mail from Ahmedabad, Delhi and Jaipur
  • Bandra - Dehradun Express from Nizamuddin (Delhi) and Bandra Terminus (Mumbai)
  • Chennai - Dehradun Express from Nizamuddin and Chennai
  • Doon Express from Howrah (Kolkata), Lucknow and Varanasi
  • Hemkunt Express from Jammu
  • Jan Shatabdi Express at Amritsar
  • Shatabdi Express from New Delhi
Besides these, Haridwar is quite well connected to the major parts of the nation because of its proximity to the National Highway 45. Different kinds of state as well as private buses ranging from luxury to ordinary are available in the city, which connects the city directly to Rishikesh, Delhi and other major parts of the northern part of the country. Rented taxis, auto-rickshaws and cycle-rickshaws are even available to travel within the city.

Hotels in Haridwar

Being a famous tourist destination in India, this city houses many hotels ranging from luxury to budget ones. The following table provides information about some of them:

Category Name of Hotel Location
County Inn and Suites
Hotel Haveli Hari Ganga
Ram Ghat
Hotel Bhaj - Govindam
Near Bhimgoda Bridge
Hotel Chitra Heritage
Chitra cinema Street
Hotel Bhagwati Niwas
Sabzi Mandi
Hotel Ganga Azure
Railway Road

Restaurants in Haridwar

Following are some of the popular eating places in this pilgrimage city of Uttarakhand:
  • Bhagwati Chole Wala
  • Dosa Plaza
  • Kwality Mysore Restaurant
  • Spice N Nice

Tourist attractions in Haridwar

Being one of the holiest places, the city has got several ashrams and temples. Some of the must visit places in Haridwar are as follows:
  • Anandamayi Maa Ashram
  • Bharat Mata Mandir
  • Bilwa Teerth
  • Bhimgoda Tank
  • Doodhadhari Barfani Temple
  • Jairam Ashram
  • Har ki Pauri
  • Kushwart Ghat
  • Maya Devi Temple
  • Neel Parvat
  • Neel Dhara Bird Sanctuary
  • Pawan Dham
  • Parad Shivling
  • Piran Kaliyar
  • Sapt Sarovar and Sapt Rishi Ashram
  • Ramanand Ashram
  • Sureshvari Devi Temple
  • Shantikunj

Last Updated on 28 November 2011



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