Haridwar Travel

Fascinating the world with its secularism and traditions, Haridwar is one of the prominent pilgrimage hubs in India. Well known as Ganga-Dwara because of the Holy Ganges, Haridwar also famed for its historical monuments, temples, places of religious interests, ashrams, ghats, hotels, kumbh mela, ganges river, yoga, etc.  Some of the well liked centres of pilgrimage of Haridwar are the Gangadwara, Neel Parvat, Kushwart, Bilwa Teerth and Kankhal. Offering mental relief and peace to the tourists, Haridwar houses a list of prominent temples and other devotional sites.

Haridwar, literal meaning “Gateway to Lord”, stays immersed into the waters of spirituality where pilgrims flock in huge numbers every year to wash away their sins in the holy water of Ganga River. Haridwar exudes a magic in the air with hundreds of temple bells creating a beautiful buzz in the background, numerous devotees taking dip in the River Ganga, and thousands of clay lamps floating on the gleaming water. The place is also known for housing numerous yoga and meditation centres.

Hairdwar houses a long list of temple, but one of the most popular one is the Bharat Mata Temple, which has earned popularity due to its spiritual aura. The temple is dedicated to Mother India and is visited by devotees of all religions. Standing at a t height of 180 feet, there are several tales associated with the temple that narrates a different tale with exhibits of mythological legends, religious deities, freedom fighters and leaders.

Mansa Devi Temple is another popular must-visit place in Haridwar located atop the Bilwa Parvat on the Sivalik Hills. Pilgrims can enjoy a cable car ride to the temple which offers beautiful bird’s eye views of the city.

The evening Ganga aarti at Har-ki-Pauri is an ecstasy that can turn any atheist into a theist. Pilgrims gather at the banks of Har-ki-Pauri to witness the aarti where the priests hold grand lamps in their hands and chant mantras to worship Ganga River. It is perhaps one of the best most eye pleasing sites.

Other major attractions in Haridwar are:

How to Reach Haridwar
By Air: Nearest airport to Haridwar is Dehradun Airport.  
By Rail: Haridwar is well connected to other Indian cities via regular trains.
By Road: Travellers can easily find regular buses to Haridwar from other major cities of the country.


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