to Rishikesh : 24 kms
New Delhi to Rishikesh : 238 kms.
to Delhi : 250 kms
Haridwar to Lucknow : 475 kms
Haridwar to Agra 365 kms
in the foothills of Shivalik range, Haridwar is reputed
as the gateway to the four pilgrimages in the Uttranchal
region. Visit this sacred place that will purify your
body, mind and the soul. Spend some time on the ghats
in Haridwar that acquire a unique charm in the evening
with countless diyas floating in the waters of Ganges.
Down the ages Haridwar has also become a major learning
center for science, arts and culture.
CHANDI DEVI - 6 km :
The temple of Chandi Devi atop the Neel Parvat on the
other bank of river Ganga was constructed in 1929 A.D.
by the king of Kashmir- Suchat Singh . It is a 3 km trek
from Chandighat . Legend has it that the army chief Chanda-Munda
of a local demon King Shumbh- Nishumbha was killed by
goddess Chandi here after which the place got the name
Chandi Devi . It is believed that the main statue was
established by the Adi Shankracharya in 8th century A.D.
One can reach here by Trolley through ropeway or on foot.
Ph. no. of 'Udan Khatola' (Ropeway) is 01334-220324, Time-8.30
AM to 6 PM.
DEVI TEMPLE - 0.5 km : This is an ancient temple
of Maya Devi the Adhisthatri deity of Haridwar, known
as one of the Siddhpeethas. Said to be the place where
the heart and navel of goddess Sati had fallen.
Ph. no. of 'Udan Khatola' (Ropeway) is 01334-227745
-1.5 km : This sacred Ghat was constructed by
King Vikramaditya in memory of his brother Bhartrihari.
It is believed that Bhartrihari eventually came to Haridwar
to meditate by the banks of holy Ganga. When he died,
his brother constructed a Ghat in his name which later
came to be known as Hari-Ki-Pari. This sacred bathing
ghat is also known as Brahmakund. The reflection of golden
hues of floral diyas in the river Ganga is the most enchanting
sight in the twilight during the Ganga Arti ceremony .
Attending the Ganga Arti which is performed here everyday
after sunset is an unforgettable experience as most of
the tourists say.
KANGRI UNIVERSITY - 4 km : It is situated on the
Haridwar-Jwalapur bypass road . It is an old institution
known for following a unique system of education in India.
The Ved Mandir Museum with archaeological exhibits in
display can also be seen.
DEVI TEMPLE - 3.5 km : The temple of Goddess Mansa
Devi is situated at the top of Bilwa Parwat .Here one
statue of the Goddess has three mouths and five arms while
the other statue has eight arms. The beautiful view of
the city can be seen from this place. The temple can be
reached by trolley through ropeway or on foot.
MAHADEV TEMPLE - 4 km : The ancient temple of
Daksha Mahadev is situated in the south Kankhal town .The
mythological story about this place is that King Daksha
Prajapati, father of Sati (Lord Shiva 's first wife )
performed yagya at this place. Daksha Prajapati did not
invite Lord Shiva and Sati felt insulted . Therefore she
burnt herself in the yagya Kund . This incident provoked
the disciples and followers of Mahadev who killed King
Daksha, but later on Lord Mahadev brought him back to
life. Daksha Mahadev temple is thus a tribute to this
TANK : This tank is at a distance of about 1 km
from Harki Pairi. It is said that while Pandavas were
going to Himalayas through Haridwar, Bhim made this tank
with the blow of his knee.
RISHI ASHRAM & SAPT SAROVAR - 7 km : It is
said that Ganga had split herself in seven currents at
this place so that the Sapt(seven) Rishis worshipping
there would not be disturbed.
SHIVLING - 2 km : Situated in Harihar Ashram,
Kankhal. Shivling weighing about 150 kg and Rudraksha
tree are main attractions here.
KALIAR : The tomb Piran Kaliar of Shabir Shahib
in Roorkee is a living example of religious harmony in
India which is visited by the people of all religious
sects from all over the world. 'URS' festival is organised
every year on the holy dargah in summer.
|| BY AIR ||
nearest airport is Delhi, 220 kms away.
BY RAIL ||
are convenient train connections from Delhi.
BY ROAD ||
around a 5 hours drive from Delhi, and about a 2 hours
drive from Dehra Dun. Rishikesh is just 22 km away. A
cascade of devotion.
Haridwar is down in the plains, it is cooled by the Ganga
and the snow peaks of the Himalayas. Summers can get hot
though, with temperatures going up to 42° C. Winter
nights are chilly, but in the daytime, a bright sun makes
the weather very pleasant.
best seasons to visit Haridwar is some where between September
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