Haridwar Tourism



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About Haridwar

about Haridwar

One of the main sacred places in India and among the life of Hindus is none other than Haridwar! Haridwar is situated on the banks of holy river Ganga and is at the top place in the list of Hindus pilgrimages. Not only the place is well-known for religious religions but is also famous for its natural beauty. Perfectly addressed as “Gateway to God”, Haridwar is named as Tapovan, Mayapuri and Gangadwar.


Haridwar is also highly dignified just because of being entry point to Char Dham (Uttarakhand) namely Yamunotri, Gangotri, Kedarnath and Badrinath. Haridwar is also well-versed for the Khumbh Mela conducted after every 12 years and Ardh Kumbh Mela after every six years. Lots of people from all over the world came here to take active participation in this religious organization. There are lots and lots of temples and ghats where different types of religious pujas are conducted for the salvation of one’s ancestors. Har Ki Pauri is the main ghat among all the river banks where Ganga Aarti is conducted at the evening.


Geographically, the city covers an area of 2360 sq. kms and is situated at an altitude of 292.7 m high from the sea level. Haridwar holds great significant place in the field of education relevant to art, culture and science. For the excursions near to Haridwar, the best options are Dehradun, Mussorie and also Rishikesh. The best time to visit this religious and pious city is between September to June when the climatic condition is quite favorable. To reach Haridwar is quite easy and comfortable as the city is well connected through all the three means of transport – road, rail and air.


Haridwar also not let your hopes down regarding tourism and eating out. For eating out, you can see lots of restaurants offering deliberately delicious food of different cuisines. There are many places to see in Haridwar among which the main are Shanti Kunj, Maya Devi temple, Har ki Pedi, Bharat Mata Temple, Mansa Devi and many more…

Haridwar Fast Facts

City: Haridwar

District: Haridwar

State: Uttarakhand

Country: India

Famous for/as: Bird Watching, Jungle Safari, Scenic, Temple, Wildlife

Best Season: Oct to April

Summer: 20 to 40°C

Winter: 2 to 30°C

Rain: Jun to Sept

Area: 12.3 km2

Altitude: 314 m

PIN Code: 249403

STD Code: 01334

Haridwar News Papers

English: Garhwal Post, Dehradun Classified

Languages: Hindi, English

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