Area : 12.302 sq. km
Population : 3,48,142 (1991 census)
Altitude : 294.70 meters above sea level
Season : Round the year
Clothing : Summer - Cottons; Winter - Woollens
Language : Hindi & English
Haridwar is most popular hindu pilgrim site and destrict of Uttarakhand state in india. pilgrims arrive here in drove to bathe in the fast flowing Ganga. Haridwar is a place where The River Ganga enters in plain areas of north india after flowing 250 kms from its origin Gaumukh. It is lies on the right side of the bank of Ganga River. The memorable Kumbh Mela which happens once every 12 year and the ardh Kumbh Mela which comes once every six year.
Green forest and crystal clear water of Ganga river and background mountains creats a charming beauty of the holy city. Evening is the beautiful time to look ghats, they decorated with diyas and flowers of Marigolds. Haridwar is just 30 km from Rishikesh, 90 km from mussoorie and 220 kms from Delhi. Haridwar is the gatwey of the god and starting point of Chardham yatra, they consists Yamunotri, Gangotri, kedarnath and Badrinath. Haridwar is popular turists and hindu pilgrimage destination.
Famous attraction in Haridwar are- Gangadwara ( Har ki pauri) Ganga Arti that takes place every evening at Har Ki pauri , Kushwart (Ghat), Mansa Devi temple, and Neel parvat ( Chandi Devi). The Raja ji National park is just 10 km from Haridwar and an ideal destination for wildlife and adventure lovers. Haridwar is also known for its great source of Ayurvedic medicines and herbal remedies.
The legendary King Bhagirath brought the Maa Ganga down from heaven. The Ganga trickled out from Lord Shiva's locks and its bountiful water revived the sons of king sagara. Haridwar is one of the first town where Ganga emerges from the mountains to touch the plains and that's the why the water is crystal clear and cool.
Haridwar serves as the Gateway to the Char Dham and one of the seven holiest places of India. It is popularly known as the "Gateway of Lord Vishnu".
Har Ki Pauri: Har ki pauri is one of the place where the Amrit was sprinkled on earth. As a result every 12 years Khumbh Mela comes to Haridwar. Har ki pauri means the Lord's footsteps. The most Famou land mark in Haridwar at the ghats is the footprint of Lord vishnu himself. The area is where the River Ganga enters plains from the mountains and famous for khumbh and Ardha khumbh Mela.
Chandi Devi Temple: The temple is dedicated to Chandi devi ( Durga Maa) and an ancient temple located in india. Thousands of Pilgrims visit the temple during the Navratra and Khumbh Mela. chandi Devi temple is established by Adi Shankaracharya in 8 th century. Situated on the top of the Neel parvat and built in 1929 by Suchat Singh, the king of kashmir.
Mansa Devi Temple: The temple is placed at a top of hill known as the Bilwa Parvat of the Shiwalik Rangae. The goddess is said to grant all the wishes. The devitees make their wishes by tying a piece of thread on the Branches of the tree located in the temple complex. When your wish is granted then you come back to the temple to untie the thread.
Maya Devi Temple: The temple is dedicated to Maa Maya Devi. The Temple is an ancient temple in Hridwar stablished in 11 th century. This is the place where the sati heart and navel fell after she immolated herself. Maya Devi Temple is known as the Shakti Peetha.
Daksheshwara Mahadev Temple: This is an ancient temple of Daksheshwara Mahadev. This is the place where the Maa Sati immolated herself in this kund.
Shanti kunj: Shanti kunj is a Ashram founded in 1971. The Ashram is known to organize various spitritual training programs.
Vishnu Ghat: Vishnu Ghat is one of the most Visited Ghat in Haridwar. Here The lord vishnu took bath and the water is said to relive all sins.
Sapta Rishi Ashram: It is believed that seven sages meditation at this place and Goddess Ganga split herself into seven streams to avoid any disturbanceto their meditation.
Bharat Mata Mandir: The mandir is dedicated to Mother India and Situated at a distance of 5 km north of the center town. This is the half temple and half nation building with seven floors stacked with Detities, Saints and Secular Herose of the Indian Faiths.
Ma Anandamayee Ashram: The Samadhi of Shree shree Ma Anandamayee is located at this Ashram.
Neel Dhara Pakshi Vihar: It is the home of many migratory birds during the winter season. This Bird Sanctuary is situated on the main Ganges River at the Bhimgoda Barrage and also a paradise for bird watchers.
Shantikunj: It is situated at a distance of 6 kms from Haridwar railway Station towords Rishikesh. A social Organisation All World Gayatri Pariwar established by Pt Shriram Sharma Acharya.
Sati Kund: Sati kund is situated in the Kankhal and according to the legend this is the place where Goddess sati immolated herself in this kund.
Patanjali Yogpeetha: Patanjali yogpeetha is a small medical and reserch centerin Yoga and Ayurveda. It is established in 2006 by Yoga Baba Ramdev. The yogpeetha is performed several activities and services like treatment through Ayurveda in Hospital and reserch center etc. Patanjali Yogpeetha is making Haridwar a popular spot to visit for Ayurvadic treatment and Meditation. Situated at a distance of 21.3 km From Har Ki Pauri.
Chilla Range: Situated at a distance of 3.4 km from Har Ki Pauri and spread an area of 249 sq km on th east bank of Ganga River. Eastablishe in 1977 and was combined with Motichur and Raja ji in 1983 to creat Raja ji National Park.
Daksh Mahadev Temple: Situated at a distance of 5.2 m from Har Ki Pauri and famous temple in Kankhal. Daksh MahaDev Temple is Dedicated to Lord Shiv. According to the legend this temple is supposed to have been the site of a Yagna conducted by Daksha.
Jai Ram Ashram: This Ashram is established by Adi Duru Jai Ram Maharaj in 1891 and renovated the entire premises by Shri Devendra Swarup. He Added many things in the Ashram like Dispensary, Satsang Bhavan and Sanskrit College in Rishikesh. The Ashram has a Charitable hospital which provide free medical aid and Medicine.
Bilkeshwar MahaDev Temple: This temple is Dedicated to Lord Shiva and close to Haridwar Railway Station. This temple is surrounded by woods in Slightly in Slightly hilly area.
Prem Nagar Ashram: Established by Sri Hans Ji Maharaj in 1943 at Haridwar and developed by his wife Gagat Janani Shri Mata Ji and his son Shri Satpal Ji Maharaj. This Ashram is situated on the bank of Ganga River. Here ypu can see the peaks of Chandi Devi and Mansa Devi Temple.
Sri Santosh puri Ashram: Founded by Baba Santosh Puri in 1978. The palce is surrounding by Forest and Holy River Ganga which gives you internal peace as well as fresh air. This Ashram is 18 km from Rishikesh and 7 km from Haridwar.
Shankar Ashram: Located Just 6.1 km from Har Ki Pauri.
Bholagiri Ashram: It is situated near Birla mandir and just 6.1 km from Har Ki Pauri. Located at near the Ganga River and close to Railway Station.
Rajaj National Park: It is situated around 10 km from Haridwar and spread an area of 820 sq km on the edge of the Doon Valley. Established in 1996 and has over 23 species of Mammals, 351 avifauna Species. One can see here like Panther, Bear, Chital, Elephants, Tigers, Sambar, Wild boar, Barking deer, Monitor Lizard etc. Elephant safari is also available in the park.
Pawan Dham: Powan Dham is the most popular destination made entirely of glass pieces. The Temple was constructed by the Swami Vedantanand Ji Maharaj and the institute located there is growing under the leadership of swami Sahaj Praksh Ji Maharaj.
Summer Season: Summer Season is starts from March to till May. The temprature is 40 Degree to 18 Degree during the season. Summer is good time to enjoy Ramnavmi and Buddha purnima.
Winter Season: October to febraury is the Winter time in Haridwar. The temprature is upto 30 to 6 Degree during the winter season. Plesent temprature make the season glorious.
Monsoon Season: Monsoon starts from july to till September. Haridwar received rainfall during the season. Most famous Kanwar Mela is attand by 3 million people in the month of july.
Ganga Aarti: Har-Ki-Pauri is famous for Ganges Aart in india. Every day Thousands of people come here for Ganges Aarti.
Meditation in Haridwar: Haridwar has so many place which has amazing surrounding for meditation. Meditation is normaly used to feel relax.
Ashram visit: Haridwra has various famous ashrams. Every Ashram has own culture and rules.Thousend of people living in these Ashrams for peacefull life.
Yoga: There are so many Yoga Ashrams where you can learn and practice yoga here. Yoga has inprove your immunity, energy level and health of your body and mind.
Rishikesh: Situated at a distance of 25 km from Haridwar and an ideal place for white water rafting and camping on the beach. Rishikesh is also the home of numerous Temples and also a busiest place of Uttarakhand. Thouasnd of tourists visit throughtout the year in Rishikesh.
Chilla: Chilla wildlife Sanctuary is spread an area of 249 sq km and lies on the bank of Ganga River. This sanctuary was established in 1977 and combined with Motichur and Rajaji in 1983. Situated at just 10 km from Haridwar and Showcases varied wildlife Such as elephant, Tigers, Bears, Small Cats and Playful Birds. One can easily spots Deers, Wild Boar, Sambhar, Gray Langur, peacock, Quails, Hornbills, Hawaks, Falcons and Vulture in this Sancyuary.
Mussoorie: Known as the "Queen Hills" or "Queen of the Hills". Situated at a distance of 85 km from Haridwar with at an elevation of 2005 mts above the sea level. Mall Road, Kempty Falls, Bhatta Falls, Gun hills and Lal Tibba are some of the famous places located near by Mussoorie.
Chamba: Chamba is served the penoramic view of the majestic Himalayan range and the sacred view of the Bhagirathi River. It is situated at a distance of 81 km from Haridwar with at an average altitude of 1676 mts above the sea level. Surrounding with pine and Deodar trees with amazing view of the himalayans.
Dehradun: One of the oldest city of India and the capital of the Uttarakhand , located at an elevation of 435 mts above the sea level. Dehradun is the gateway of the famous Hill Station of mussoorie and the pilgrimage spots of Haridwar and Rishikesh. Also popular as a Education Hub of Uttarakhand.
Devprayag: Devprayag is the confluence of the two holy River Bhagirathi and Alaknanda and also one of the Panchprayag. Located at an Elevation of 472 mts above the sea level at the confluence of Alaknanda and Bhagirathi River. It is just 99 km from Haridwar.
Neelkanth Mahadev Temple: Situated at a distance of 38 km from Haridwar, Thousand of Devotees visit Neelkanth Temple Every month throughout the year. According to the legend this is the place where the Lord Shiva drank the venom produced During Sagar Manthan which turned his throat blue and was thus the place named was Neelkanth Mahadev.
New Tehri: New Tehri is situated 98 km from Haridwar. It is the planned Town of Uttarakhand which made during the construction of the New Tehri Dam. The Dam is the major attraction point of the tourist and thousand of Tourists visit every month to see the dam and well connected to motorable road.
Kaliyar Sharif: It is a small village and an Islamic Shrine in the midist of Countless Hindu Temples where sufi saint Makhdoom Sayed Alauddin Ali Ahmed Sabir lies. To reach the shrine take 30 minutes drive and the shrine of Kaliyar Sharif has a history dating back 800 year.
Lachhiwala: This is the beautiful picnic spot located just 30 minut drive from Haridwar. Peoples come here to spend some quality time with Family and Friends. This is lies on the way of Haridwar and Rishikesh Road.
By Air: jollly Grand Airport is the nearest Airport to Haridwar. The Airport situated 36 km from Haridwar. The Airport is well conected to Delhi with daily flights. Taxies are easily availabe from jolly Grand airport to Haridwar.
By Train: Haridwar Junction Railway station is well conected with mojor destination of india. Haridwar has excellent rail Network. Trains to Haridwar run on regular basis from major cities across the country.
By Road: Buses available from ISBT kashmiri gate to Haridwar. Haridwar is well connected to motorable roads with major cities of india. Haridwar is connected with National Highway.
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