12 Best Places to Visit in Haridwar
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 : –
- Canal Centenary Bridge
Commands an excellent view of the ghats and Ganga canal.
- Parmarth Ashram
6 km.The Ashram has beautiful idols and images of the goddess Durga.
- Daksh Mahadev Temple and Sati Kund,Kankhal
- 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.
- Bharat Mata Mandir
6 km. The Mandir has many images and idols of sages and great men.
- Doodhadhari Temple
This is a temple all in white hence the name.
- 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.
- Mansa Devi Temple
It is a religious centre to which pilgrims flock. It is among top tourist places to visit in Haridwar.
- 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|
- Ved Mandir Museum
- Pharmacy Gurukul Kangri University Museum
|PARK AND GARDEN|
Canal Headworks Park,Laljiwala
|PLACES OF WORSHIP|
A church at Devpura
Daksh Mahadev Temple, Pawan Dham, Bharat Mata Mandir, Doodhadharo temple, Mansa devi temple.
Jama Masjid at Jawalpur
Tourist Places to visit near Mussorie : –
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.
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
Garhwal Mandal Vikas Nigam and UPSRTC Bus Services organises tour services locally and to Badrinath,Kedarnath,Rishikesh and Lakshman Jhoola.
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
STD Code 0133
|TOURIST INFORMATION CENTRES|
Regional Tourist Bureau
Opp. Railway Station
Tourist Information Counter
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