12 Best Places to Visit in Haridwar

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Places to visit in Haridwar, Uttarakhand, India – Get list of 14 Best Haridwar Tourist Places Attractions, Activities, Things to Do – Har-ki-Pauri, Canal Centenary Bridge, Parmarth Ashram, Daksh Mahadev Temple and Sati Kund,Kankhal, Pawan Dham, Bharat Mata Mandir, Doodhadhari Temple, Manav Kalyan Ashram, Mansa Devi Temple, Chandi Devi, Ved Mandir Museum, Pharmacy Gurukul Kangri University Museum.

Haridwar the holy city lies at the base of Shiva’s hills-the Shivalik range. Legends goes that when Lord Shiva sent Ganga to quench the thirst of the people, the river Ganga extricated herself from the matted locks of Lord Shiva and descended to the plain Haridwar.From here, the Ganga proceeds eastwards and southwards through Allahabad, Varanasi, Patna, Calcutta towards Ganga Sagar, where it meets sea. Haridwar is famous for the Kumbh and Ardh Kumbh fairs that are held marking the 12 year solar cycle,etc. Million of devotees, Hindus and Visitors take a dip in the holiest of Hindu rivers at this time,to attain salvation.Mythology has it that a few drops of the nectar churned from the ocean fell at four places and it is here that the Kumbh is held(Haridwar,  Allahabad, Ujjain& Nasik). It is said that you can attain salvation by praying to Lord Vishnu(Hari)or Lord Shiva and hence this scared spot is known as Haridwar and Hardwar.

Tourist Places to Visit in Haridwar : –

 

  1. Har-ki-Pauri
tourist places to visit in haridwar - Har Ki Pauri

Har Ki Pauri

Haridwar’s most sacred ghat for pilgrims wanting to take a holy dip on the Ganges.Even 12 years the Kumbh Mela is held here. It is among top tourist places to visit in Haridwar.

 

 

 

 

 

  1. Canal Centenary Bridge

Commands an excellent view of the ghats and Ganga canal.

 

 

  1. Parmarth Ashram

6 km.The Ashram has beautiful idols and images of the goddess Durga.

 

  1. Daksh Mahadev Temple and Sati Kund,Kankhal
Tourist places to visit in haridwar - Daksh Mahadev Temple and Sati Kund,Kankhal

Daksh Mahadev Temple and Sati Kund,Kankhal

3 km. One of the five sacred places around Haridwar. The others are Ganga,Kushwart,Bilwa,Tirtha and Neel Parwat. It is among top tourist places to visit in Haridwar.

 

 

 

 

 

 

  1. Pawan Dham

It has an Ashram Known for its Hanuman Mandir made with pieces of glass. It is among top tourist places to visit in Haridwar.

 

  1. Bharat Mata Mandir

6 km. The Mandir has many images and idols of sages and great men.

 

  1. Doodhadhari Temple

This is a temple all in white hence the name.

 

  1. Manav Kalyan Ashram

Depicts all the 24 avtars of gods and is a religious centre. It is among top tourist places to visit in Haridwar.

 

  1. Mansa Devi Temple
Tourist places to visit in haridwar - Mansa Devi

Mansa Devi

It is a religious centre to which pilgrims flock. It is among top tourist places to visit in Haridwar.

 

 

 

 

 

 

  1. Chandi Devi

It has many temples within its precincts.Other temples in this area are Gauri Shankar,Neeleshwar Mahadev and Anjani Devi. It is among top tourist places to visit in Haridwar.

 

MUSEUM & ART GALLERY
  1. Ved Mandir Museum

 

  1. Pharmacy Gurukul Kangri University Museum

 

More Tourist Places to Visit in Uttarakhand

PARK AND GARDEN

Canal Headworks Park,Laljiwala

 

PLACES OF WORSHIP

CHRISTIAN
A church at Devpura
HINDU
Daksh Mahadev Temple, Pawan Dham, Bharat Mata Mandir, Doodhadharo temple, Mansa devi temple.
MUSLIM
Jama Masjid at Jawalpur

Tourist Places to visit near Mussorie : –

Rishikesh

25 km.Scenically located on the right bank of the Ganga, Rishikesh is surrounded by the Himalayan mountains on the three sides.It is a great Hindu pilgrimage to holy shrines at Yamunotri, Gangotri, Kedarnath and Badrinath.

Lakshman Jhoola

30 km. A hanging jute rope bridge(without pillars hence it is name)was rebuilt with iron ropes in 1889.

Neel Kanth Mahadev

12 km from Lakshman Jhoola.This famous temple at a height of 1676 m offers a picturesque and grand stand view of the Himalayas.

 

 

How to Reach Haridwar

Air
Nearest airport is Jolly Grant 35 km.
Rail
Rail links to Howrah,Mumbai,Delhi,Varanasi,Lucknow etc.
Road
Haridwar is connected by road to many places.

 

Road Distance

Dehradun 67 km
Rishikesh 25 km
Meerut 129km
Delhi 194 km.

 

CONDUCTED TOURS

Garhwal Mandal Vikas Nigam and UPSRTC Bus Services organises tour services locally and to Badrinath,Kedarnath,Rishikesh and Lakshman Jhoola.

 

TOURIST FACILITIES

TRANSPORT
UPSRTC deluxe coaches are available between Haridwar and Delhi. Tourist taxis, auto-rickshaws, cycle-rickshaws,tongas and city bus service are also available.

 

GENERAL INFORMATION

Area                   12.32 sq. km.
Altitude               292.7 m
Temperature        Max         Min
Summer              35.6C      16.9C
Winter                28.3C       10.6C
Rainfall               165 cm
Season               Throughout the year
Clothing
Summer              Cotton
Winter                Woolens
STD Code             0133

 

TOURIST INFORMATION CENTRES

Regional Tourist Bureau
Opp. Railway Station

Tourist Information Counter
Railway Station

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