There are many holy places located in India. Among them, this is the sacred land where pilgrims come to find God. It is the ‘Gateway of God’, which will enchant you with its interesting mythology and legends. It stands one among the four places on earth where immortality elixir fell from the pitcher of Gods. If you still haven’t got the city mentioned here, then it is Haridwar-one of the most religious cities in India. This great place is where the holy River Ganga enters the Indo-Gangetic plain of North India Tourism. All Hindus believe they should visit Haridwar once in their lifetime. Being the venue for the world famous Kumbh Mela (celebrated in every twelve years), thousands of Naga Sadhus and common men visit it to gain spiritual enlightenment.
There are so many things to do in Haridwar apart from taking a dip in the holy waters of Ganges. Some of the major destinations in Haridwar make a good things-to-do package during your visit to this holy city. Let’s have a look on to these interesting things-to-do in Haridwar:
Hari ki Pauri: This is the main site in Haridwar where you take the holy dip in the River Ganga. It is believed that one who bathes here gets rid of all sins and become holy fresh. This important religious ghat was built by King Vikramaditya in memory of his brother Bhatrihari. Here you can see the footprints of Lord Vishnu in the temple adjacent to the ghat.
Mansa Devi temple: This temple is the most sacred temple located in Haridwar. It is dedicated to Goddess Mansa Devi. Situated on the top of Bilwa Parwat, devotees coming here can also experience traveling through the rope-way cable cars.
Chandi Devi Temple: This religious temple is located on the top the Neel Parvat and was built by the King of Jammu and Kashmir Suchat Singh in the year 1929.
Fairs and Festivals: Many holy fairs and festivals of Haridwar are popular like the Kumbh fair (mela), Baisakhi (April), Kanwar Mela (July), Somwati Amavasya (July) and Kartik Purnima.
Kumbh and Ardh-Kumbh Mela: Pilgrims flock these fairs like anything. This is one of the largest and oldest religious gatherings that occur after every four, six and twelve years. Throughout the celebration, people from different parts of India and world come to Haridwar and take a holy dip in the pious River Ganga. If Hindu mythology is to be believed, then if you take a dip in the holy river during Kumbh Mela then all past sins and evils will be removed from your life.
People come to Haridwar from all parts of the globe to experience a soul-enriching vacation. This also gives them a pleasant experience of the cultural, natural and architectural beauty of this Indian city. Stay at a good hotel during your holiday in Haridwar and enjoy visiting these city attractions. All types of Hotels in Haridwar like luxury hotels in India, budget hotel, government lodges and guest houses cater to the accommodation need of the visitors Haridwar Rishikesh tour