Want to visit Haridwar on your vacation, get the information from here which would help you in exploring it in a better way. Haridwar a city with eternal faith and joy will make you feel as you are in God’s lap.The city is situated at the bank of the Ganga river, the foothills of the Shivalik ranges. Haridwar is regarded as the holy place for every Hindu.
The shrine and the river Ganga sends positive vibes to the entire Haridwar. The evening time is the most beautiful part, due to Ganga Arti (Worshipping holy river Ganga) at Har ki Paudi. The worshipers fill the river with many Diyas or any light-producing object. The city most famous because it is the center for Kumbh Mela which is organized every 12 years, Kumbh Festival is the most religiously most important for the Hindus. Usually, people believe that the Holy river Ganga during this festival is full of positivity. So it is believed that bathing during Kumbh festival cures all the evils and grants salvation. We”ll discuss the Kumbh festival in detail, have a look at the scheduled plan for your trip with the best information about that place too. Let’s start exploring starting with how to reach Haridwar.
HOW TO REACH HARIDWAR
Haridwar is well connected through trains and roadways so you can travel Haridwar by private bus or your vehicles easily. The bus station is 2-3 km away from the Har ki Pauri whereas the railway station is 1-2 km away from the main city.
The city is not connected to any airlines but you can travel through airways to Dehradun, Joly Grant airport which is 35-36 km away from the Haridwar city.
Before you start exploring Haridwar has the best place to stay which we found appropriate for you either you are married or unmarried. Have a look things to do in haridwar.
GOLDEN TULIP, Haridwar
Situated in an area known for religious sites, this relaxed, polished hotel with a glass facade lies along the national highway. It is at walking distance from so many famous shrines such as Bharat Mata Mandir, and many famous ghats. Free wifi facility is available, the hotel staff is very polite. The hotel is well maintained and highly responsible for the safety of you and your family.
We”ll start exploring the city with the list of the following Temples.
Har ki Pauri
Har ki Pauri is located in the center of the Haridwar city. It is a famous ghat on the banks of the Ganga river in Haridwar.
Har means Lord Shiva Ki means for Pauri means steps.
It is believed that from here Ganga leaves the mountains and enters plains. King Vikramaditya is said to have built it in 1st century BC in the memory of his brother. The evening Arti takes place in Bhramakund which is considered as the most auspicious.Due to Kumbh Mela ghats have done many extensions. The best time to visit Har ki Pauri is in the evening Arti when the persist comes and worships to Ganga river.
Chandi Devi Temple
Chandi Devi is a Hindu shrine dedicated to Goddess Chandi located in holy place Haridwar. The temple is located 4-5 km away from Har Ki Pauri. There are several ways to reach Chandi Devi, either by climbing the stairs or by the newly built ropeway.
Chandi Devi Temple was built in 1929 by Suchat Singh in his reign as the King of Kashmir. Whereas, the main sculpture or murti of Chandi Devi was set up by Adi Shankaracharya.
This temple is located at the top of Neel Parvat due to which serves a huge view of Haridwar city. The Siddh Peetha is highly worshiped here and the other two Peethas are situated in Mansa Devi and Maya Devi temple. A yearly fair is organized here in Chandi Devi on Chandi Chaudas, Navratri on which the temples are flooded with faith.
Mansa Devi Temple
The shrine is dedicated to Goddess Mansa Devi which is located in the holy place Haridwar. The temple is located 7-8 km away from Har ki Pauri. There are several ways to reach Mansa Devi either by trekking or Ropeways. Mansa Devi is the most visited, pilgrim site in Haridwar. The temple is located at the top of the Bilwa Parvat from where you can see a gigantic view of Haridwar. The temple consists of one of the Siddh Peeth which is worshiped with high faith.
The term Mansa means wish and it is believed that the goddess fulfills all the wishes of a sincere devotee.
Haridwar not only owns Hindu temples but also Darghas of Muslims which shows the integrity in the nation. Though Hardiwar is Hindu Pilgrimage place it also contains many Dargahs
The ‘Dargah’ of Hazrat Makhdum Allauddin Ali Ahamed ‘Sabir which is situated on the fringes of Roorkee in Kaliyaar village which is somewhat 27 km away from the Haridwar bus station.
Dargah was established in the 13th century which shows unity in Indian which is visited by millions of devotees throughout the year.
Allauddin was the South Asian Sufi saint, was very popular during the 13th century due to which people have a great belief in him.
There are many more temples that you must visit such as Bharat Mata mandir, Sureshwari temple, and more but the most attractive is mentioned above. Let’s have a look at other things you must visit.
Rajaji National Park
Rajaji National park is rich in scenic and wildlife, biodiversity. This place is a heaven for the nature lover and wildlife enthusiasts, This national park is home to thousands of species and animals. Tigers, Elephants, leopards, and many more are the center of attraction for the tourist. The National park was named after freedom fighter Late Sri C. Rajgopalachari; popularly known as “Rajaji”. The area is spread over 820.42 sq km which is a wide range due to which many people love to travel here.
Adventurous tourists can travel through Jeep Safaris and Elephant Safaris in the 34 km long tracks of Rajaji National Park which is the most attractive part of the jungle trip.
The different types of food cuisine that you must try to get:
- Vaishno Thali: Best for vegetarian people which includes all types of vegetarian products.
- Chole Bhature
- Samosa and Snacks.
Hope you liked the information mentioned above and we had helped you in making your trip astonishing and remarkable.