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Haridwar Tours

 

Haridwar Tour Packages Haridwar, the spiritual heart of India, is nestled in the lap of Himalayas in Uttaranchal.This is an ancient pilgrimage town, which has been held in reverence since olden times.It is said that if one has a dip here in the holy river Ganga, doors to salvation get opened for the person. Haridwar is like stepping into a whole new world, where people gather from all parts of the world to bathe in river Ganges. The city mainly comprises of sacred waters of Ganga, calm soothing environment, mighty mountains, saints performing prayers in Ashrams and picturesque surroundings. One also finds the place strewn with several temples and ashrams.

The holy city, the gateway to the Char Dhams- is Haridwar. Haridwar in Hindi means the gateway to the Gods; Hari meaning God and Dwar meaning Gate. Haridwar is alo, the gateway to the four major pilgrimages- the Char Dham- Kedarnath, Badrinath, Gangotri and Yamunotri. According to Hindu mythology, Haridwar is one of the four places where the drops of Amrita, the elixir of immortality, accidentally spilled over from the pitcher or Kumbha, in which it was being carried away by Garuda, the celestial bird and the vehicle of Lord Vishnu. These four spots- Ujjain, Haridwar, Nasik, and Allahabad have today become places where the Kumbha Mela is celebrated every 12 years cyclically. During the Kumbha Mela millions of pilgrims, devotees and tourists congregate from all over the world, to celebrate this celestial event and perform ritualistic bathing, on the banks of the river Ganga.

Haridwar Tour is therefore a must for all the Hindu devotees and all those who are interested to witness Hindu rituals from close quarters. On a tour to Haridwar what you cannot afford to miss is the evening ritual of floating boats adorned with flowers, and lamps- it is an awesome sight to see the flow of the Ganges dotted with little flames; you cannot miss it for anything on earth.

Facts and figures
Location from major metros
Delhi ( 200 km).
Known for One of the most important Hindu religious centres of India

Climate and the best time to visit
Haridwar is situated at a height of almost 300 meters above sea level and the temperature usually hovers around 40°C during summers. During winters, the temperature falls as low as 6°C. During summers, the maximum temperature reaches 40.9 C and the minimum temperature comes down to 15.6°C. During winters the maximum temperature reaches 16.6°C and the minimum temperature comes down to 6°C. Best time to visit Haridwar is between September and June.

Attractions in the city


Har Ki Pauri
Har Ki Pauri or Brahm Kund is the main ghat of Haridwar which is believed to represent the point from where River Ganges takes leave of the mountains and makes it way to the plains. A number of devotees come here to pay their homage to the footprint of God and bathe in the holy river Ganga. Every evening, Ganga aarti is held which is a great spectacle where hundreds of tiny diyas and marigolds float down the river while priests recite 'Om' on the Ghat steps.

Mansa Devi Temple
The temple is situated on a hill above the city and one can reach there via a cable-car ride which can be a thrilling experience. Another option is to climb up the 1.5 km stretch, to the temple of Goddess Mansa, one of the varied forms of Goddess Durga who is said to have power to grant one's wishes.

Chandi Devi Temple
Chandi Devi, a deity who is said to be as fierce to the sinners as she is kind to those who are devoted to her is one of the varied forms of Goddess Durga. The temple is situated on a hilltop and can reached by the cable cars.

Haridwar Tours Rishikesh
It is located at a distance of 24 kms from Haridwar and is known as the Tapo Bhumi or the place for meditation of the Gods. Rishikesh, one of the popular pilgrimage for the Hindus, attracts visitors from all parts of the country. This is the place fro where the holy river ganga starts her journey.

Mussoorie
Popularly known as the queen of hill stations, Mussoorie is just 89 kms from Haridwar. This is an ideal hill resort as it owns a salubrious climate and dense woods.

Dehradun This hill station is located in the Shivalik hills and is just 54 kms from Haridwar. The thick woods and scenic beauty of the place is enough to pulls tourist from all across the country.

Deoprayag
An important holy place for the Hindus, is where the aggressive Alaknanda merges with the gentle flowing Bhagirathi. It is located at a distance of 95 kms from Haridwar and should never be missed on one's visit to Haridwar.

How to Reach Hardiwar

Air: The airport nearest to Haridwar is the Jolly Grant in Haridwar. However it is convenient to travel by road or rail up to Delhi and then take the flight to Haridwar.

Rail:The major pilgrimage center of Haridwar is well connected by trains to almost all the major cities in India. In fact, trains are the major source of the tourist inflow to Haridwar.

Road: The National Highway no.45 crosses the city of Haridwar, so it is connected to other cities of the state as well as those in the other states too. The excellent road network links Haridwar with Delhi for a smooth and comfortable travel journey.