Haridwar India
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Best Session
January - December
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Ideal Duration
3
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Station:
Haridwar
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Major Airports
Dehradun (20 Kms)
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32.73 ° C
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Haridwar, also known as ‘the adobe of Lord Vishnu’, is an ancient city in Uttarakhand that holds a great religious significance. The city is a destination of great spiritual power and myths. Being amongst the seven sacred towns in the country, it attracts a large number of local and international tourists throughout the year. It is believed that an individual can redemption for their sins by taking bath in the river Ganga. This place is known for Ganga aarti which is held daily at the Har ki pauri in the evening. Being a sacred city, it is the perfect place for all those who want to recognize innerself. 

It is home to numerous famous temples like Maya Devi Temple, Chandi Devi Temple, Mansa Devi Temple, and a lot more. The best time to visit Haridwar is February-march and August-October. If you are seeking solace and enjoy great moments of togetherness with almighty, then you should make a plan to visit this holy place. Here, you can indulge yourself in a range of activities such as have a holy dip in the Ganges, stroll along the river banks and visit temples. This is the best place to enjoy great atmosphere. Keep in mind that photography is not allowed inside the temple. So, you should follow the guidelines given by temple authorities. It is an overcrowded place especially when the Kumbh mela is held. So, you should take special care during this time. Choose the best Uttarakhand Tour Packages and let the experts help you plan your itinerary!

If we talk about accommodation options in Haridwar, you will find numerous hotels and resorts as per your budget. You can also book budget and semi-deluxe guesthouses with limited amenities. Check our Haridwar Travel Guide to plan your itinerary and know things to do, best places to visit, how to reach and places to eat. Talk to our experts to know what are the best Haridwar Tour Packages for you!

Check out our Haridwar Tourism guide today to get exclusive information about things to do, places to visit, the best places to dine out, shopping places, and more. Our Uttarakhand Honeymoon Packages are affordable and fit any budget perfectly. 

"Gateway to Abode of Gods" Haridwar is one of the holiest places for Hindus in India attracting lakhs of devotees every day. In old times Haridwar was also called Kapilsthan after the great sage Kapil, who lived and meditated here. Hari means Vishnu (the deity of Badrinath), and Dwar means gate. True to its name Haridwar acts as the gate to the Chardham yatras to Yamunotri, Gangotri, Kedarnath and Badrinath. It is here that River Ganga leaves the mountains to flow into the plains.

Haridwar is the home of many Ashrams and Dharamshalas that have been established by various swamis, yogis, and religious institutions. Throughout the year large numbers of pilgrims come to bathe in the River Ganga, especially at the Har-ki-Pauri ghat, where a footprint of Vishnu is worshiped.

Today Haridwar is a bustling social center, but in ancient times it was quiet forests grove, nestled along rushing Mountain Rivers; the perfect place for contemplation and a life in harmony with the way of nature.
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