Haridwar-Gateway to God

Haridwar or Hari-dwar in Hindi literally means Gateway to God; Hari is synonymous to God and Dwar means gate! Situated in the state of Uttarakhand, this holy place is a famous religious destination that invites people of various faiths and background. Haridwar depicts Indian culture and civilization in its full effect. The ancient Indian mythology refers to Haridwar as Gangadwar, Kapilsthan and Mayapuri, as also known in olden times.

Being of religious significance, it is needless to say that this city hosts religious festivals throughout the year. Some of the well known festivals (mela) are Kumbh mela, Kavad mela, Somvati Amavasya mela and Ganga Dussehra. Of utmost importance is the Kumbh mela, as it occurs once in 12 years when planet Jupiter (Brahaspati) gets closer to planet Aquarius (Kumbh). The main pilgrimage spots in Haridwar are located along the banks of the River Ganga. Pilgrims who visit Haridwar have the custom of floating floral lamps on the River Ganges to commemorate the deceased ancestors.

Haridwar is located at a distance of about 214 km from Delhi and 28 km from Rishikesh.


Chandi Devi Temple
Har ki Pauri Temple
Mansha Devi Temple
Maya Devi Temple
Sapt Rishi Ashram
Veshno Devi Temple
Bharat Mata Mandir Shanti Kunj
Wildlife / Adventure Activities
Rajaji National Park (Jeep Safari/Elephant Safari),
River Rafting / Bungee Jumping

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