Haridwar, one of the seven holiest cities in India, sits peacefully on the banks of River Ganga in the Garhwal region of Uttarakhand. The city holds great importance among the Hindu devotees who flock here to worship various Hindu deities apart from taking a dip into the holy water of Ganga River. Har Ki Pauri ghat is the most sacred ghat here where pilgrims flock to witness the grandest Ganga aarti during evening hours.Get Tour Quotes
Major Attractions in Haridwar:
Mansa Devi Temple
Mansa Devi Temple is the most sacred temple in Haridwar that welcomes devotees from all over the world. The temple is dedicated to goddess Mansa Devi who fulfills wishes of all devotees. The temple sits atop a hill and can be accessed by trekking or by taking a ropeway ride.
Har Ki Pauri
This is undoubtedly the most popular place in the city of Haridwar. It was built by King Vikramaditya in the memory of his brother Bharthari. Har Ki Pauri hosts the beautiful Ganga aarti during evening hours which sees thousands of devotees. The sight of clay lamps floating on the shimmering water of Ganga River along this ghat is breathtaking. Devotees can be seen performing various rituals here apart from taking a bath in its holy water.
Bharat Mata Temple
The foundation of this temple was laid by Swami Satyamitranand Giri. This is a very unique temple dedicated to Mother India and many other historical legends. The temple features storeys each dedicated to different Gods and mythological heroes.Get Tour Quotes
Chandi Devi Temple
Chandi Devi Temple was built by King Suchat Singh. The temple sits atop the Neel Parvat. One needs to take a 3kms trek from Chandighat to reach the temple top. Cable car ride is also available for those who do not want to take the walk. It is believed that this is the place where Goddess Chandi killed Chanda-Munda, the Demon King.
Haridwar offers you great shopping opportunities. Visit the Bara Bazaar here where you can buy everything from pooja items to clothing, woolens, Ayurvedic medicine, sweets, etc.
This tank has a great historical significance. It is about 1 km from Har ki Pauri. It is said that when Pandavas were proceeding to the Himalaya, they stopped here to gratify their thirst. Bhimgoda is the spot where Bhima thrust his knee on a rock and drew water.Get Tour Quotes
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