Haridwar

haridwar

Haridwar is the gateway to the four pilgrimages of Uttarakhand. It’s also your starting point on the journey to the sacred sources of the Ganga and the Yamuna Rivers. This holy city is home to some of the Most sacred Hindu rituals. Round the year, devotees  from all over the country flock here in their thousands to perform “Poojas” or prayers. Renowned for the “Maha Kumbh Mela” which appears Every 12 years and the enchanting “Aarti” at “Har Ki Pauri” which captives the beholder with hundreds of burning wick lamps floating down the Ganga, this town has been distinguished for centuries in the Indian society.

The list of attractions in Haridwar is endless. Har-Ki-Pauri, the sacred ghat was constructed by King Vikramaditya in the memory of his brother Bhartrihari. The golden reflection of floral diyas in the river Ganges is the most enchanting sight in the twilight during the Ganga aarti ceremony at the ghat.

Haridwar or ‘the Gateway to the Gods’ is one of the seven holiest places according to Hindu mythology, as the Gods are believed to have left their footprints in Haridwar. Due to its geographical location too, Haridwar stands as the gateway to the other three important pilgrimages of Uttrakhand namely, Rishikesh, Badrinath and Kedarnath. Referred to as Mayapuri, Gangadwar, and Mokshadwar in the ancient scriptures and epics, Haridwar has always remained a major pilgrimage for the Hindus.

BEST TIME TO VISIT:

Round the year.

Accessiblity:

Air:  Nearest airport is Jolly Grand, 41 Kms.

Rail: Haridwar has got a railway station of its own, connected to all the major cities of the state.

How To Reach –

Delhi – Mohan Nagar – Modinagar – Khatauli – Roorkee – Haridwar

Distance Chart:

Delhi:          220 Kms.

Agra:           386 Kms.

Nainital:      286 Kms.

Dehradun:   52 Kms.

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