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Haridwar

India is a land of devotion comprising different religions and regions. Haridwar is among the sacred places of India which is located in Uttrakhand at Uttar Pradesh that is set at the northern part of India. Haridwar is the most sacred place of India and is considered as ancient and significant city as Varanasi. Haridwar is considered to be a 'gateway to the gods' as it is believed that the god has left their foot prints in this sacred place and therefore it is among 'sapta-puris'- the seven holiest places of India. Haridwar serves as a Gateway to the Char Dhams- the famous pilgrim sites, geographically as it stands at the entrance for widely recognized pilgrimage sites- Rishikesh, Badrinath and Kedarnath.

haridwar Holidays Situated at the foot of Himalayas, Haridwar has always remained as a significant site of Hindu religion and has an important place in the heart of every Hindu. Among different names entitled to this holy place, 'Ganga Dwar' is among one of them because the sacred river Ganges enter to the plains from the hills from this place. The main pilgrimage spot is at the banks of the holy river Ganges. The Ghats of the river comprises most of the holy and significant places of Haridwar. This sacred destination of India is famous for its exotically divine temples, bathing Ghats, tanks, and much more. The river Ganges serves as the prime attraction of this place. The morning Aarti at the banks of this holiest river of India is the most enchanting experience one can ever have. The golden reflection of floral diyas floating through the surface of this holy river with the enchanting sounds of bells and devotees chanting prayers at the backdrop serves the most magnificent sight to behold. It is believed that the holy water of this sacred river is so powerful that it washes away the sins of people, who take bath in it; devotees even take water from the river to their respective homes, store and use this as a sacred blessing of the river goddess.

Har-Ki-Pauri is the most prominent place in this holy land. It is a sacred Ghat which was built by King Vikramaditya in commemoration of his brother Bhartrihari. The Chandi Devi temple which is set atop the Neel Parvat on the edge of river Ganges is a divine place that was constructed in 1929AD Suchat Singh who was the king of Kashmir in that period of time. This unique temple is easily accessible by a ropeway which starts at the Gauri Shankar temple. The Mansa Devi temple which is situated atop Bilwa Parvat is devoted to Hindu goddess Mansa Devi and this place is famous for accommodating a spectacular view of the whole of Haridwar comprising the fascinating countryside and the divine river Ganges. Vaishno Devi Temple, Bharat Mata Temple, Maya Devi Temple, Bhimgoda, Shanti Kunj, The tomb of Piran Kaliar of Shabir Shahib are among the sacred sites of this place, each significant for some or the other reasons.

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