Haridwar is one of the famous religious destinations of India situated at the Himalayas foothills in the state of Uttarakhand. This holy city is one of the seven holiest places for the Hindus. Large number of tourists as well as devotees comes here from several parts of the globe. The scenic natural beauty and religious fervour of this place are renowned across the globe which enthrals tourists during their Haridwar visit. This place is also an abode of the holy men and saints. There are number of religious ashrams situated here which impart the knowledge of Indian arts, science, culture and philosophy.
The major attractions of Haridwar tour are:
This is the popular and sacred bathing ghat of Haridwar. It was constructed by King Vikramaditya in memory of his brother Brithar. The ghat bore the footprint of Lord Vishnu and hence got the name Har-ki-pauri. Millions of devotees come here to take a holy dip in the holy river Ganga which has been flowing here since time immemorial. In evening this place becomes lively because of Ganga aarti. Illumination of earthen lamps during this time is truly a sight to behold.
Bharat Mata Temple
This is another popular attraction of this place which is visited by large number of tourists throughout the year. It is a multi-storied temple in which each floor represents a distinct era of Indian civilization from Ramayana period to the post-freedom era. The marvellous construction, designs and intricate decorations mesmerise tourists during their visit to this place. From this temple tourists also get breathtaking views of the Himalayan ranges.
Mansa Devi Temple
This is another sacred site where devotees as well as tourists throng in large number throughout the year. The temple is dedicated to Goddess Mansa who is another manifestation of Goddess Shakti. The cable car which is used as the transport to reach this temple is the foremost attraction among tourists. The joy and thrill of this cable car ride enthral tourists during their visit to this temple. During this ride tourists also get an opportunity to see panoramic beauty of natural beauty scattered across the valley.
At this place river Ganga is divided into seven small streams. Tourists come here to see the charm of natural beauty which captivates their attention for long time. According to the mythology it is said that bathing is any of the seven streams washes away sins.
It is a ropeway which is used as the mode of transport to reach the hill top temples of Haridwar. The Udan Khatola is operational in the area where Chandi Devi temple is located. It is the most convenient way to reach this temple in minimum time. During this ride tourists get an opportunity to see the bird's eye view of the entire surroundings.
Religious, spiritual, cultural, natural and ayurveda are the popular Haridwar attractions which call on scores of tourists to this place from across the globe. The location of Haridwar near to Delhi, Agra and Jaipur make it a popular destination of golden triangle excursions.
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