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Haridwar is a highly revered city in the state of Uttarakhand. The holy town is a major attraction for the pilgrims around the world. The city has a very rich popularity among the pilgrimage destinations. The Haridwar city is also known as the "Gateway to the Lord". The word Haridwar is combined of two words 'Hari' stands for Lord and 'dwar' stands for gate. That is why this sacred site is famous as "Gateway to the Lord". This worthy place is located on the bank of sacred river Ganga. There are many shrines, temples and ashrams to offer the prayer and for pilgrimage. This is a hustling site with crowded markets.

Haridwar is the Gateway of Chardham yatra too. People from all over the world visit the devoted site every year to perform the Chardham yatra. The Chardham yatra adds Yamunotri, Gangotri, Badrinath and Kedarnath the sacred destinations of devotion. According to the Hindu mythology it is said that the religious professionals named this holy site Haridwar. The city also very popular for the well known fair Kumbh Mela that happening once after every 12 years and Ardha Kumbh Mela after six years. Countless people take a part in this Mela. Different types of stalls and shops having religious aspects are the major attractions for the pilgrims. At a distance of 10 kilometer there is a 'Rajaji National Park" great for wild life lovers.

The place Haridwar occupies an area of 12 sq. kilo meter and elevated 2927 meters high above the sea level. And the Haridwar district capture an area of 2360 sq. kilo meter, located at the Northern India. Rishies, pundits, men, women and sages comes to Haridwar to take a holy dip into the holy River Ganga. In Hindu mythos the most Sacred River Ganga has a rich status for the Hindus or devotees. The place is also very famous for arts, science and culture. There are many institutions of arts, science and culture, student reach here and take admission to learn these. Rishikesh, Dehradun and Mussoorie are great tourist attraction. Tourist comes here every year to spend their holiday vacation here during September to June.

The Haridwar city is well connected with air, train and road. Jolly Grant is the nearest airport in Dehradun town which is accessible to reach Haridwar easily, without facing any traffic problem. Haridwar situated at a distance of 214 km from Delhi and 386 from Agra. It is well connected all most all the major towns of India, it has a railway station to reach here conveniently. The Haridwar city is connected with national highway no. 45 with Delhi. These three ways to Haridwar is easily accessible to reach here.

Tourist Attractions in Haridwar

Udan Khatola

Category : Adventure

Udan Khatola, or ropeway, is a mode of transport to reach the hill top temple of Haridwar. Also known as the ropeway to Gods, this facility came into effect more than a decade back. You can reach the abode of God in approximately five minutes by Udan Khatola, as against the one hour steep climb/trek.The Udan Khatola is operational in the area where Chandi Devi temple is located. As you rise in the...

Chilla Wildlife Sanctuary

Category : Wildlife

A treat for wildlife enthusiasts and nature lovers, Chilla Wildlife Sanctuary is located on the east bank of the Ganga River. Spread across an area of 249 sq km, the wildlife includes elephants, tigers, bears and small cats. This area is mostly inhabited with elephants, apart from a variety of interesting birds.The best time to visit this place is between November to June. Tours for visiting this ...

Bharat Mata Mandir

Category : Religious

Bharat Mata mandir India has a temple dedicated to her by devoted patriotic nationals. The Bharat Mata mandir is a religious shrine, founded by Swami Satyamitranand Giri. This temple was inaugurated by Late Prime Minister, Smt Indira Gandhi, in the year 1983.Located at Sapt Sarovar, the Bharat Mata mandir stands tall with eight stories at 180 feet. Each floor of this shrine is representative of va...

Chandi Devi Temple

Category : Religious

Chandi Devi temple is known to be a divine place where wishes are granted and fulfilled by Devi Chandi. One of the most ancient temples of India, Chandi Devi temple is located on the hill top. One can either take a ropeway ride to the temple, or spend over 45 minutes to climb the steep steps leading to the temple.Devotes can visit the temple throughout the year. The priest starts the rituals at 4 ...