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About Haridwar

Haridwar is one of the oldest traceable cities in India, located in the state of Uttarakhand, and a very significant site for the religious and pious, so much so that it is considered one of the seven holiest places for Hindus. The ancient name of this holy site is Gangadwara, and according to Hindu mythology, Haridwar is one of four places where drops of the elixir of immortality called Amrit were accidentally spilled while in transit under the care of Garuda. This event is marked with great reverence and aplomb once every 12 years in Haridwar, being celebrated every three years in one of the four sites in total (the other three are Ujjain, Nashik, and Allahabad). It is also often spelt Hardwar.


How to Reach

By Air
The nearest airport is Jolly Grant in Dehradun, 56 km away.

By Rail
Haridwar has direct trains from Delhi and other major cities.

By Road
The roads are well connected to every major city in India

Best Time to Visit

If you are a pilgrim, the best time to visit would be during the Kanwar Mela in July and Diwali in October. Alternately, you can also go during festivals of Ramnavami and Buddha Purnima from March to May. If you are a visitor, the best time for you to visit would be October to February.

Summers

During summer April to June, the days are hot but the nights are cool. Also, during the month of June, there is a festival in Haridwar known as Saavan. Thousands of devotees come here to attend that festival and it results in long jams. So, if you want to attend that festival it is advised to reach early. The temperature ranges 35 - 45 degrees Celsius. It is better to keep yourself hydrated because sometimes the humidity levels fluctuate too much.

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Har ki Pauri
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This is a Ghat that dates back to the 1st century BC, when it was constructed under the patronage of King Vikramaditya, in memory of his brother Bharthari. With

Chandi Devi Temple
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According to varying sources of mythological texts, this is the exact site where the goddess Chandi slew the army chief of the Demon kings Shumbha and Nishumbha

Maya Devi Temple
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This is a temple that dates back to the 11th century and is devoted to the goddess Maya Devi. One of the 51 “shakti peeths”, a much revered endeavour among



 

Where To Eat

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Invitation Restaurant
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Fun N Food
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Hoshiyar Puri
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Chotiwala Restaurant
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EVENTS/FESTIVALS

There are several festivals celebrated here with great aplomb, such as the Purna Kumbh Mela, celebrated once every 12 years with immense fervour, setting a record for drawing a crowd of 70 million is 2003. Apart from this there is the Ardh Mela or the Half Mela hosted every six years, the Kanwar Mela and the Kartik Purnima, among a few other festivals.

SHOPPING AREA

The Bara Bazaar, Moti Bazaar and Jwalapur areas of Haridwar are the main shopping places. The sacred rudraksha garland, made from strings of the rudraksha seed and used by religious men, is also sold here. Laymen however, can seldom accurately judge the authenticity of the seeds. You can pick up cans of Ganga water, which is used by Hindus in rituals for purification. Alternatively, you can buy jerry cans and collect the water yourself. Shopping in Haridwar includes buying religious implements, brassware, cane and bamboo products, semi-precious stones, vermilion powder, herbal medicines, spices and pickles.

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Camping is a recreational activity popular since 20th century where people set up a small portable tents, caravans, motor homes, etc to stay. Primitively campin

Packages

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Mussorie-Haridwar Tour Package
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02 Nights/ 3 Days

Gulmarg-Pehalgam-Sonamarg-Srinagar

Rs. 5000/-

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