Haridwar"Take A Trip to The Tribal Beauty"

  • Sightseeing

     

    Har Ki Pauri - Har Ki Pauri, popularly known as BrahmKund, was constructed by King Vikramaditya in memory of his brother, Brithari. It is said that Brithari used to mediate on the banks of River Ganges.Har Ki Pauri, one of the most famous places in Haridwar, is believed to be the exit point of River Ganges from the mountains and entry into the plains. In addition, this sightseeing is also among one of the five main holy sites of Haridwar. According to another legend, it is believed that at this place, two great Hindu Gods; Lord Shiva and Lord Vishnu appeared during the Vedic era. Since then the place is considered to be sacred. Har Ki Pauri is believed to be the same place where the divine nectar fell from celestial Kumbh. Some of the other attractions located on this ghat are the two famous temples, Ganga Mandir and HaricharanMandir.

     

    Mansa Devi Temple - This temple has two idols of the presiding deity, one with three mouths and five arms and the other with eight arms. One of the major Siddhpeethas in India, this temple is the apex of Siddhpeetha triangle, which is formed by the trio of Mansa Devi, Maya Devi and Chandi Devi.Mansa Devi Temple is located at a distance of 2.5 km from the main township of Haridwar. Located atop the BilwaParvat on Shivalik Hills, Mansa Devi is one of the most visited temples in North India. The temple is known for being the home of Goddess Mansa, who was the wife of Nag Vasuki and also the brainchild of Saint Kashyap.Apart from being a holy shrine, the temple is also a famous tourist destination. This is because of the cable cars, which are popularly known as 'Devi Udankhatola'. The cable car carries tourists from the lower station up to the temple. The ropeway, which is used by the cable cars, is located at a height of 178 m from the ground.

     

    Chandi Devi Temple - Chandi Devi Temple was constructed in 1929 by Suchat Singh, who was the reigning king of Kashmir. However, it was believed that the idol present in the temple was installed in 8th century, by AdiShankaracharya.Chandi Devi Temple, located on the top of Neel Parvat, is one of the most famous temples of India. This place is of great religious importance and is also considered as one of the Shakti peethas of North India. This temple is also known as Siddhpeetha, as it is believed to have powers to fulfil the wishes of devotees.Tourists travelling to this temple can hire an auto-rickshaw, cycle rickshaw, tongas or taxis, from any part of Haridwar. In addition, travellers can also opt for trekking-route, which is around 3 km from Chandighat. Another mode of transportation available for reaching the temple is through the cable car. It takes duration of around 20 to 25 minutes so as to reach the holy shrine.

     

    UdanKhatola - The amazing UdanKhatola is a ropeway that is used to reach the temples on the hill. It is faster and easier way to visit the temples than by climbing the rugged terrain. It starts in the area close to Chandi Devi mandir and one can enjoy magnificent views of the low lying regions.

     

    Vaishno Devi Temple - Similar to Vaishno Devi Temple located in Jammu, the path which leads to worship the Goddess is full of tunnels and caves. In addition, it is believed that the deity blesses only those worshippers who truly intend to seek the blessings of goddess.Vaishno Devi Temple, not known by many, is a replica of the temple, which is located in Jammu. This temple has been recently constructed and hence, does not fall into the league of ancient temples. 

     

    Vaishno Devi Temple - Similar to Vaishno Devi Temple located in Jammu, the path which leads to worship the Goddess is full of tunnels and caves. In addition, it is believed that the deity blesses only those worshippers who truly intend to seek the blessings of goddess.Vaishno Devi Temple, not known by many, is a replica of the temple, which is located in Jammu. This temple has been recently constructed and hence, does not fall into the league of ancient temples. 

     

    Bharat Mata Mandir - Located at SaptSarovar, the temple is visited by large number of devotees every year. With a height of 180 ft, the temple stands tall with eight stories. Different legends, mythologies and deities are represented by each floor of this shrine. In addition, the Bharat Mata Mandir is also dedicated to all the patriotic freedom fighters, who contributed to the freedom of the country.Bharat Mata Mandir, which is also known as Mother India Temple, is one of the most visited temples located in Haridwar. The temple is dedicated to Bharat Mata by her devoted patriotic nationals. This religious shrine was founded by Swami SatyamitranandGiri. In 1983, this temple was inaugurated by Late Prime Minister, Smt. Indira Gandhi.

     

    PawanDham - PawanDham, located at a distance of around 2 km from the main town of Haridwar, is one of the ancient temples of the destination. Situated at a distance of 3 km from HarkiPauri, the temple is known for its ornamental idols. In addition, the glass work, which is designed on the temple walls, makes it one of the most famous tourist spots.

     

    Sapt Rishi Ashram - It is also said that the River Ganges at this place split herself into seven streams, so that the seven sages mediating here would not be disturbed by her flow. Owing to this reason, this place is also known as the SaptSarovar or Sapt Rishi Kund. All the seven streams reunite further ahead and flow as Neel Dhara, which forms a beautiful channel while entering Haridwar.Sapt Rishi Ashram, located at a distance of approximately 5 km from HarkiPauri, is one of the most famous ashrams of Haridwar. Hindu Mythology states that the ashram is located, where the seven great sages or Sapt-Rishis, Kashyap, Vashisht, Atri, Vishwamitra, Jamadagni, Bharadwaja and Gautam used to meditate.

     

    DakshMahadey temple - The DakshaMahadev Temple is believed to be constructed on the same site where Sati sacrificed her life. The temple also has a pit located within it, which marks the exact location where Sati sacrificed her life. DakshaMahadev Temple, situated in Kankhal, is located at a distance of 4 km from the township of Haridwar. One of the ancient temples of Lord Shiva, this temple is visited by large number of devotees every year. According to the mythologies, this temple is associated to DakshaYagya. Popularly known as ShriDaksheshwar Temple, this temple was initially constructed in 1810 AD by Queen Dhankaur. However, the temple was again constructed in 1962.At the centre of ShriDaksheshwar Temple, devotees can see the holy Shiv idol installed in phallic form. This temple throngs with tourists in the month of August, which is also known as the holy month of Sawan. This month is also known as the month of Lord Shiva, according to the Hindu calendar.

     

    GauGhat - In addition, the ghat is also visited by those who want to offer solace to their near and dear ones. GauGhat is the same ghat where the ashes of Mahatma Gandhi, Jawaharlal Nehru and Indira Gandhi were immersed. GauGhat, located across SubhashGhat, is among the sacred sites of Haridwar. This ghat got its name from those who come here to pardon the sin of slaughtering cows.

     

    Maya Devi Temple - According to the legend, it is believed that Sati, the divine consort of Lord Shiva, sacrificed her life because of her father's insulting behaviour towards her husband. When Lord Shiva came to know that his consort sacrificed her life to keep his honour, he got furious and carried the body of his wife in the entire universe.Maya Devi Temple, located in Haridwar, dates back to 11th century. Counted as one of the Shakti peethas present in India, this temple is enshrined with the deity of Adhisthatri. This temple resembles the form of Shakti and large influx of devotees visit here to worship this divine power.

     

    Vishnu Ghat - Vishnu Ghat, named after Lord Vishnu, is one of the most visited ghats located in Haridwar. Believed to be the same place where Lord Vishnu bathed, it is said that a dip in the holy water of this ghat, washes away all the sins. Owing to the immense faith in Lord Vishnu by the people of Haridwar, devotees as well as tourists visit this land to take a dip in the ghat.

     

    ParadShivling - Weighing around 150 kg, the shivling is visited by large number of devotees every year. Apart from this, the Rudraksha tree is the main attraction of this ashram.ParadShivling, located at a distance of 2 km from Haridwar, is dedicated to Lord Shiva. The shivling is enshrined inside the Harihar Ashram, which is based in Kankhal.

     

    Moti Bazaar - Haridwar can be reached by rail and road. The weather is temperate throughout the year with chilly winter. The best time to visit the area is from October to April. Moti Bazaar is also known for the large varieties of pickles. There are a number of shops selling ayurvedic medicines and rare herbs. Moti Bazaar is also quite famous for the delicious choleybhature, jalebis, rasgullas and a host of other Indian delicacies. The tiny stops, lined along the street, can be explored on foot. This market is a must see market for the tourists who are interested in shopping.Situated between Har-ki-Pauri and Upper Road, Moti Bazaar is the main market in the holy city of Haridwar. This market is famous for woollen garments and religious items. Among the religious items available here are prayer bells, brass idols of Hindu deities, rudraksha or sacred beads, precious stone (for prosperity), vermillion and Gangajal (water of holy Ganges) stored in a container.

     

    Chilla Wildlife Sanctuary - Situated at a distance of 10 km from Haridwar, the wildlife residing in this sanctuary includes elephants, tigers, bears and small cats. In addition, the entire area of this sanctuary is mostly inhabited with elephants, besides a variety of interesting birds. The best time to visit this sanctuary is between November and June. For tourists, wildlife safaris along with elephant rides are also available.Chilla Wildlife Sanctuary, located on the east bank of the River Ganges, sprawls over an area of 249 sq. km. Established in 1977, this sanctuary was however combined with the sanctuaries of Motichur and Rajaji in 1983 so as to create Rajaji National Park.

     

    Neel DharaPakshiVihar - Neel DharaPakshiVihar, located at a distance of 3.5 km from Haridwar, is a famous bird watching point. Situated at the Bhimgoda Barrage of Haridwar, the place is known for Siberian Cranes that can be spotted during the winter months at Laljiwala. In addition, the place is also a natural habitat of different species of migratory birds.

     

    DoodhadhariBarfani Temple - Within the temple complex, there are several temples, which are dedicated to various Hindu Gods and Goddess. Out of all, Hanuman Mandir and Ram-SitaMandir are considered to be the most beautiful. DoodhadhariBarfani Temple, located in the DoodhadhariBarfani Baba Ashram, is one of the most beautiful temples in Haridwar. The entire temple complex is constructed using white marble.

     

    GaurishankarMahadev temple - Dedicated to Lord Shiva, it is believed that an individual offering prayers with devotion in this temple gets his or her wishes fulfilled. The offerings given here by devotees include flowers, coconuts and incense sticks to the deity.GaurishankarMahadev Temple, located in proximity to the Chandi Devi temple, is one of the religious sites in Haridwar.

     

    Kanva Rishi Ashram - Kanva Rishi Ashram is located 42 km from the city, situated on the banks of the River Malini. Located within the lush forests, it is an adventure coming to the beautiful ashram. It is a quick getaway from the city and one can enjoy the solitude here.

     

    Kamraj- ki- Kali temple - Goddess Kali, who is also known as the slayer of demons and is considered as the supreme mistress of the universe. Those seeking a feeling of liberation and sustenance, worship Goddess Kali. Goddess Kali is also popularly known as the Mother of Destruction. Kamraj-ki-Kali Temple, standing on the Haridwar-Rishikesh highway, is located at a distance of 7 km from the railway station. Popularly known as the Goddess of Time and Change, Goddess Kali is worshipped by devotees all over.

     

    Bhimgoda Tank - Bhimgoda Tank, located at the distance of 1 km from HarkiPauri, is another main attraction of the city. According to a legend, it is said that this tank was made by the blow of Bhim's knee, when the Pandavas were heading towards the great Himalayas.

     

    KushavartaGhat - According to a popular belief, it is said that this ghat is related to Dattatreya, who was a great saint of the ancient period. It is believed that he had made a visit to this ghat several times and also mediated on this ghat. According to the chronicles of history, it is stated that it is this ghat where Dattatreya offered his penance by standing on one foot for thousand years. KushavartaGhat, located at a distance of 0.5 km from Har Ki Pauri, was constructed by a Maratha queen AhilyabaiHolkar. It is one of the ideal religious destinations for devotees who wish to perform Shraddha writes for the departed souls.

     

    Ma Anandamayee Ashram - Ma Anandamayee Ashram is the famous ashram where samadhi of Shree Ma Anandamayee is located. Situated at Kankhal, the ashram is also the head office of the revered organisation.

     

    PiranKalier - Visited by Hindus and Muslims throughout the year, the maximum influx can be seen during the Rabeeull month of the Islamic calendar. In this month, Urs, a colourful festival, is celebrated here, that commences from first day of sighting the moon to the sixteenth day.PiranKalier, located at a distance of 23 km towards the south of Haridwar, is another popular tourist attraction. Famous for its mystical powers and sacred aura, PiranKalier is a dargah of HazratMakhdumAllauddin Ali Ahamed 'Sabir'.

     

    Shravanathji's Temple - Shravanathji's Temple, also known as Shravanath Math or temple, is another pious place located in Haridwar. Tourists visiting this ghat can see devotees taking a bath along with saints clad in saffron clothing. In addition, visitors can also see families offering prayers and performing rituals for the departed soul.

  • Google Map
  • Hotels of Haridwar

    Hotel Landmark, Haridwar

    Near Shankar Ashram Chowk

    LandMark Hotel is located near Shankar Ashram Chowk in Haridwar. The Har-Ki-Pauri ghat (Approx 5 km) lies nearby. Guests can visit the spiritually uplifting aarti at this holy ghat where every evening devotees light diya

    1,290.00 Avg/night

    Ginger Hotel, Haridwar

    Opp. Dudhadhari Temple Bopatwala

    Ginger Hotel offers comfy and reasonable keep for each business and leisure travelers who looking for some economical decisions.It is a professionally managed hotel in the heart of the city. This property is created from

    2,999.00 Avg/night

    Teerth Hotel, Haridwar

    Subhash Ghat Har-Ki-Paui

    Teerth Hotel is located in Subhash Ghat, Har-Ki-Pauri. The hotel is 2 kms away from Haridwar Railway station and 2 kms away from Haridwar bus stand. The hotel is 5 kms away from Mansa Devi, 7 kms from Chandi Devi, 1 kms

    2,476.00 Avg/night

    Country Inn And Suites, Haridwar

    Haripur Kalan Motichur

    Haridwar Country Inn and Suites Hotel is situated in the foothills of the Himalayas, on Haridwar Rishikesh Highway. The hotel is at ideal location just 15 minutes way from the Railway Station and a 10 minute drive from H

    3,582.00 Avg/night

    Alaknanda Hotel, Haridwar

    Delhi Byepass Road, Belwala

    Alaknanda Hotel is located in Belwala, Haridwara. It is approximately 2 kms away from Har ki pauri and Haridwar railway station, 40 kms (approx) away from Jolly Grant Airport and 2 kms away from Bus station. It is situat

    2,500.00 Avg/night

    Lakshya Hotel, Haridwar

    Singh Dwar, Delhi Bypass Road

    Lakshya Hotel offers comfy and reasonable keep for each business and leisure travelers who looking for some economical decisions.It is a professionally managed hotel in the heart of the city. This property is created fro

    3,698.00 Avg/night

    Arjun Hotel, Haridwar

    Shiv Murti, Jassaram Road

    Arjun hotel in Haridwar is located Near Market and very close to the Railway Station and Bus Stand. Har ki Pauri is just 1.5 kms from hotel, Bus Stand and Railway station are just 500 m from hotel. Arjun Hotel, Haridwar

    1,260.00 Avg/night

    Alpana Hotel, Haridwar

    Ram Ghat, Lower Bazar, Lower Road

    The Alpana hotel is located at Ram Ghat, 500 meters from Har-Ki-Pauri Ghat behind Haveli Hari Ganga and around 100 meters from Ganges. The hotel is centrally located and the distance from the railway station is 1.3 kilo

    2,500.00 Avg/night

    Har Ki Pauri Hotel, Haridwar

    Bhim Goda Road Har Ki Pauri

    Har Ki Pauri lies at a 5 minutes drive from sacred ghats of River Ganges. Situated just opposite to the banks of River Ganga. Har Ki Pauri Hotel is a budget property offering an ideal base for the pilgrims coming to thi

    2,609.00 Avg/night

    Gmvn Rahi Motel, Haridwar

    GMVN Near Bus Stand

    GMVN Rahi Motel is located next to the bus station but very crowded and noisy place. It is also very close to the Haridwar railway station. GMVN Rahi Motel in Haridwar is a deluxe property run by the GMVN. It is situated

    2,007.00 Avg/night

    Haveli Hari Ganga, Haridwar

    21 PIlibhit House, Ram Ghat

    Haveli Hari Ganga is located near Har Ki Pauri, Haridwar. The hotel stands close to the railway station which makes it convenient for all travelers. Guests can enjoy their trip by visiting nearby places of interest such

    5,988.00 Avg/night

    Hotel Aditya, Haridwar

    Vishnu Ghat, Haridwa

    The hotel Aditya is situated on the bank of holy Ganga. It offers some nearby sightseeing places as well like Har Ki Pouri (0.3 km), Mansa Devi Mandir (2.7 km), Haridwar Rishikesh Tourism (2.4 km), Maha Kumbh Haridwar (2

    1,546.00 Avg/night

    Radisson Blu Hotel Haridwar, Haridwar

    Plot No. 12, SIDCUL Hardwar

    Radisson Blu Hotel Haridwar is Situated at 11 e Sector 12, Radisson Blu Hotel in Haridwar is surrounded by prominent places like Haridwar Maha Kumbh (approx 1 km) and Sapt Rishi Ashram (approx 9 km). Guests can also visi

    4,554.00 Avg/night

    The URMI, Haridwar

    Near Shantikunj, Bhupatwala 30, Ganga Vihar Colony

    The URMI is just 10 minutes (Approx 3.5 KM) away from the most sacred Har Ki Pauri on NH 58 Haridwar- Dehradun Rishikesh Highway. The Urmi is strategically located at Bhoopat Wala, Haridwar.The URMI is a deluxe budget ho

    1,395.00 Avg/night

    La Casa, Haridwar

    Bilkeshwar Road, Off Station to Hari-ki-Pauri Road

    The La Casa is easily accessible from railway station, Hari-ki-pauri bathing ghat, Mansa Devi Temple, Maya Devi Temple and Bilkeshwar Temple. Vishnu Ghat (approx 1 km) and Chandi Devi Temple (approx 4 km) are the major s

    2,365.00 Avg/night

    Classic Residency, Haridwar

    Jawalapur Road Haridwar

    Classic Residency is situated 1 km from Jwalapur Railway Station, 6.1 km from Har ki Pauri. It is located at Jawalapur Road, Haridwar. The hotel is close to the railway station and is easily accessible to all places of

    3,500.00 Avg/night

    Godwin Hotel, Haridwar

    Opposite Shanti Kunj

    Godwin Hotel is located opposite Shantikunj, Haridwar. It falls on the way to Chardham Yatra of, Badrinath, Kedar Nath, Gangotri, Yamnotri and Hemkunt Sahib. Major tourist attractions located close to the hotel are Sarva

    5,250.00 Avg/night

    Le Grand Hotel, Haridwar

    Ranipur More Haridwar

    Le Grand Hotel is located at Ranipur Mor Haridwar. It lies close to the Haridwar junction railway station. Tourists can enjoy visits to nearby places like Shiv Mandir (Approx. 0.5 km) and Jama Masjid (Approx. 4 km). Othe

    2,280.00 Avg/night

    Hotel Raj Deluxe, Haridwar

    Vishnu Ghat Haridwar

    Hotel Raj Deluxe offers comfy and reasonable keep for each business and leisure travelers who looking for some economical decisions.It is a professionally managed hotel in the heart of the city. This property is created

    4,500.00 Avg/night

    Ganga Sadan, Haridwar

    Niranjani Akhada Road Opp Chintamani Ashram

    Ganga Sadan is centrally located at Mayapur, Haridwar. With soothing Ganga flowing nearby, this hotel is close to many holy sites in and around the city. Some of the nearby places of interest are Maya Devi Temple (Approx

    4,944.00 Avg/night

    [First]« Prev1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | Next » [Last]
  • Weather

     

    Har Ki Pauri - Har Ki Pauri, popularly known as BrahmKund, was constructed by King Vikramaditya in memory of his brother, Brithari. It is said that Brithari used to mediate on the banks of River Ganges.Har Ki Pauri, one of the most famous places in Haridwar, is believed to be the exit point of River Ganges from the mountains and entry into the plains. In addition, this sightseeing is also among one of the five main holy sites of Haridwar. According to another legend, it is believed that at this place, two great Hindu Gods; Lord Shiva and Lord Vishnu appeared during the Vedic era. Since then the place is considered to be sacred. Har Ki Pauri is believed to be the same place where the divine nectar fell from celestial Kumbh. Some of the other attractions located on this ghat are the two famous temples, Ganga Mandir and HaricharanMandir.

     

    Mansa Devi Temple - This temple has two idols of the presiding deity, one with three mouths and five arms and the other with eight arms. One of the major Siddhpeethas in India, this temple is the apex of Siddhpeetha triangle, which is formed by the trio of Mansa Devi, Maya Devi and Chandi Devi.Mansa Devi Temple is located at a distance of 2.5 km from the main township of Haridwar. Located atop the BilwaParvat on Shivalik Hills, Mansa Devi is one of the most visited temples in North India. The temple is known for being the home of Goddess Mansa, who was the wife of Nag Vasuki and also the brainchild of Saint Kashyap.Apart from being a holy shrine, the temple is also a famous tourist destination. This is because of the cable cars, which are popularly known as 'Devi Udankhatola'. The cable car carries tourists from the lower station up to the temple. The ropeway, which is used by the cable cars, is located at a height of 178 m from the ground.

     

    Chandi Devi Temple - Chandi Devi Temple was constructed in 1929 by Suchat Singh, who was the reigning king of Kashmir. However, it was believed that the idol present in the temple was installed in 8th century, by AdiShankaracharya.Chandi Devi Temple, located on the top of Neel Parvat, is one of the most famous temples of India. This place is of great religious importance and is also considered as one of the Shakti peethas of North India. This temple is also known as Siddhpeetha, as it is believed to have powers to fulfil the wishes of devotees.Tourists travelling to this temple can hire an auto-rickshaw, cycle rickshaw, tongas or taxis, from any part of Haridwar. In addition, travellers can also opt for trekking-route, which is around 3 km from Chandighat. Another mode of transportation available for reaching the temple is through the cable car. It takes duration of around 20 to 25 minutes so as to reach the holy shrine.

     

    UdanKhatola - The amazing UdanKhatola is a ropeway that is used to reach the temples on the hill. It is faster and easier way to visit the temples than by climbing the rugged terrain. It starts in the area close to Chandi Devi mandir and one can enjoy magnificent views of the low lying regions.

     

    Vaishno Devi Temple - Similar to Vaishno Devi Temple located in Jammu, the path which leads to worship the Goddess is full of tunnels and caves. In addition, it is believed that the deity blesses only those worshippers who truly intend to seek the blessings of goddess.Vaishno Devi Temple, not known by many, is a replica of the temple, which is located in Jammu. This temple has been recently constructed and hence, does not fall into the league of ancient temples. 

     

    Vaishno Devi Temple - Similar to Vaishno Devi Temple located in Jammu, the path which leads to worship the Goddess is full of tunnels and caves. In addition, it is believed that the deity blesses only those worshippers who truly intend to seek the blessings of goddess.Vaishno Devi Temple, not known by many, is a replica of the temple, which is located in Jammu. This temple has been recently constructed and hence, does not fall into the league of ancient temples. 

     

    Bharat Mata Mandir - Located at SaptSarovar, the temple is visited by large number of devotees every year. With a height of 180 ft, the temple stands tall with eight stories. Different legends, mythologies and deities are represented by each floor of this shrine. In addition, the Bharat Mata Mandir is also dedicated to all the patriotic freedom fighters, who contributed to the freedom of the country.Bharat Mata Mandir, which is also known as Mother India Temple, is one of the most visited temples located in Haridwar. The temple is dedicated to Bharat Mata by her devoted patriotic nationals. This religious shrine was founded by Swami SatyamitranandGiri. In 1983, this temple was inaugurated by Late Prime Minister, Smt. Indira Gandhi.

     

    PawanDham - PawanDham, located at a distance of around 2 km from the main town of Haridwar, is one of the ancient temples of the destination. Situated at a distance of 3 km from HarkiPauri, the temple is known for its ornamental idols. In addition, the glass work, which is designed on the temple walls, makes it one of the most famous tourist spots.

     

    Sapt Rishi Ashram - It is also said that the River Ganges at this place split herself into seven streams, so that the seven sages mediating here would not be disturbed by her flow. Owing to this reason, this place is also known as the SaptSarovar or Sapt Rishi Kund. All the seven streams reunite further ahead and flow as Neel Dhara, which forms a beautiful channel while entering Haridwar.Sapt Rishi Ashram, located at a distance of approximately 5 km from HarkiPauri, is one of the most famous ashrams of Haridwar. Hindu Mythology states that the ashram is located, where the seven great sages or Sapt-Rishis, Kashyap, Vashisht, Atri, Vishwamitra, Jamadagni, Bharadwaja and Gautam used to meditate.

     

    DakshMahadey temple - The DakshaMahadev Temple is believed to be constructed on the same site where Sati sacrificed her life. The temple also has a pit located within it, which marks the exact location where Sati sacrificed her life. DakshaMahadev Temple, situated in Kankhal, is located at a distance of 4 km from the township of Haridwar. One of the ancient temples of Lord Shiva, this temple is visited by large number of devotees every year. According to the mythologies, this temple is associated to DakshaYagya. Popularly known as ShriDaksheshwar Temple, this temple was initially constructed in 1810 AD by Queen Dhankaur. However, the temple was again constructed in 1962.At the centre of ShriDaksheshwar Temple, devotees can see the holy Shiv idol installed in phallic form. This temple throngs with tourists in the month of August, which is also known as the holy month of Sawan. This month is also known as the month of Lord Shiva, according to the Hindu calendar.

     

    GauGhat - In addition, the ghat is also visited by those who want to offer solace to their near and dear ones. GauGhat is the same ghat where the ashes of Mahatma Gandhi, Jawaharlal Nehru and Indira Gandhi were immersed. GauGhat, located across SubhashGhat, is among the sacred sites of Haridwar. This ghat got its name from those who come here to pardon the sin of slaughtering cows.

     

    Maya Devi Temple - According to the legend, it is believed that Sati, the divine consort of Lord Shiva, sacrificed her life because of her father's insulting behaviour towards her husband. When Lord Shiva came to know that his consort sacrificed her life to keep his honour, he got furious and carried the body of his wife in the entire universe.Maya Devi Temple, located in Haridwar, dates back to 11th century. Counted as one of the Shakti peethas present in India, this temple is enshrined with the deity of Adhisthatri. This temple resembles the form of Shakti and large influx of devotees visit here to worship this divine power.

     

    Vishnu Ghat - Vishnu Ghat, named after Lord Vishnu, is one of the most visited ghats located in Haridwar. Believed to be the same place where Lord Vishnu bathed, it is said that a dip in the holy water of this ghat, washes away all the sins. Owing to the immense faith in Lord Vishnu by the people of Haridwar, devotees as well as tourists visit this land to take a dip in the ghat.

     

    ParadShivling - Weighing around 150 kg, the shivling is visited by large number of devotees every year. Apart from this, the Rudraksha tree is the main attraction of this ashram.ParadShivling, located at a distance of 2 km from Haridwar, is dedicated to Lord Shiva. The shivling is enshrined inside the Harihar Ashram, which is based in Kankhal.

     

    Moti Bazaar - Haridwar can be reached by rail and road. The weather is temperate throughout the year with chilly winter. The best time to visit the area is from October to April. Moti Bazaar is also known for the large varieties of pickles. There are a number of shops selling ayurvedic medicines and rare herbs. Moti Bazaar is also quite famous for the delicious choleybhature, jalebis, rasgullas and a host of other Indian delicacies. The tiny stops, lined along the street, can be explored on foot. This market is a must see market for the tourists who are interested in shopping.Situated between Har-ki-Pauri and Upper Road, Moti Bazaar is the main market in the holy city of Haridwar. This market is famous for woollen garments and religious items. Among the religious items available here are prayer bells, brass idols of Hindu deities, rudraksha or sacred beads, precious stone (for prosperity), vermillion and Gangajal (water of holy Ganges) stored in a container.

     

    Chilla Wildlife Sanctuary - Situated at a distance of 10 km from Haridwar, the wildlife residing in this sanctuary includes elephants, tigers, bears and small cats. In addition, the entire area of this sanctuary is mostly inhabited with elephants, besides a variety of interesting birds. The best time to visit this sanctuary is between November and June. For tourists, wildlife safaris along with elephant rides are also available.Chilla Wildlife Sanctuary, located on the east bank of the River Ganges, sprawls over an area of 249 sq. km. Established in 1977, this sanctuary was however combined with the sanctuaries of Motichur and Rajaji in 1983 so as to create Rajaji National Park.

     

    Neel DharaPakshiVihar - Neel DharaPakshiVihar, located at a distance of 3.5 km from Haridwar, is a famous bird watching point. Situated at the Bhimgoda Barrage of Haridwar, the place is known for Siberian Cranes that can be spotted during the winter months at Laljiwala. In addition, the place is also a natural habitat of different species of migratory birds.

     

    DoodhadhariBarfani Temple - Within the temple complex, there are several temples, which are dedicated to various Hindu Gods and Goddess. Out of all, Hanuman Mandir and Ram-SitaMandir are considered to be the most beautiful. DoodhadhariBarfani Temple, located in the DoodhadhariBarfani Baba Ashram, is one of the most beautiful temples in Haridwar. The entire temple complex is constructed using white marble.

     

    GaurishankarMahadev temple - Dedicated to Lord Shiva, it is believed that an individual offering prayers with devotion in this temple gets his or her wishes fulfilled. The offerings given here by devotees include flowers, coconuts and incense sticks to the deity.GaurishankarMahadev Temple, located in proximity to the Chandi Devi temple, is one of the religious sites in Haridwar.

     

    Kanva Rishi Ashram - Kanva Rishi Ashram is located 42 km from the city, situated on the banks of the River Malini. Located within the lush forests, it is an adventure coming to the beautiful ashram. It is a quick getaway from the city and one can enjoy the solitude here.

     

    Kamraj- ki- Kali temple - Goddess Kali, who is also known as the slayer of demons and is considered as the supreme mistress of the universe. Those seeking a feeling of liberation and sustenance, worship Goddess Kali. Goddess Kali is also popularly known as the Mother of Destruction. Kamraj-ki-Kali Temple, standing on the Haridwar-Rishikesh highway, is located at a distance of 7 km from the railway station. Popularly known as the Goddess of Time and Change, Goddess Kali is worshipped by devotees all over.

     

    Bhimgoda Tank - Bhimgoda Tank, located at the distance of 1 km from HarkiPauri, is another main attraction of the city. According to a legend, it is said that this tank was made by the blow of Bhim's knee, when the Pandavas were heading towards the great Himalayas.

     

    KushavartaGhat - According to a popular belief, it is said that this ghat is related to Dattatreya, who was a great saint of the ancient period. It is believed that he had made a visit to this ghat several times and also mediated on this ghat. According to the chronicles of history, it is stated that it is this ghat where Dattatreya offered his penance by standing on one foot for thousand years. KushavartaGhat, located at a distance of 0.5 km from Har Ki Pauri, was constructed by a Maratha queen AhilyabaiHolkar. It is one of the ideal religious destinations for devotees who wish to perform Shraddha writes for the departed souls.

     

    Ma Anandamayee Ashram - Ma Anandamayee Ashram is the famous ashram where samadhi of Shree Ma Anandamayee is located. Situated at Kankhal, the ashram is also the head office of the revered organisation.

     

    PiranKalier - Visited by Hindus and Muslims throughout the year, the maximum influx can be seen during the Rabeeull month of the Islamic calendar. In this month, Urs, a colourful festival, is celebrated here, that commences from first day of sighting the moon to the sixteenth day.PiranKalier, located at a distance of 23 km towards the south of Haridwar, is another popular tourist attraction. Famous for its mystical powers and sacred aura, PiranKalier is a dargah of HazratMakhdumAllauddin Ali Ahamed 'Sabir'.

     

    Shravanathji's Temple - Shravanathji's Temple, also known as Shravanath Math or temple, is another pious place located in Haridwar. Tourists visiting this ghat can see devotees taking a bath along with saints clad in saffron clothing. In addition, visitors can also see families offering prayers and performing rituals for the departed soul.

  • Events of Uttarakhand

  • Photos of Uttarakhand

Copyrights © 2010 | All Rights Reserved | Travel Vacanza |