|| Uttaranchal Holiday Ideas
Location : 41 Kms from Dehradun
District : Haridwar District
Known As : Gateway to the Gods
Attractions : Temples, Ghats, Rituals
The Most Important Activity in Haridwar - Maha Aarti
|Best Time :||September to June.|
|Famous Temples :||Mansa Devi Temple Trekking Delight, Gorakh Nath Temple See the Imposing Edifice, Daksha Mahadev Temple Most Pious Place in Haridwar.|
|Famous Festival :||Kumbh Ka Mela, Will Be Held in the Year 2010.|
|Famous Shrine :||Piran Kalier 23 kms from Haridwar, a Living Example of Hindu Muslim Unity. It is a Dargah Famous for Its Mystical Powers.|
|Must Experience :||Life on Ghats on River Ganga, Various Rituals Performed on the Ganga Ghats.|
|Aarti Time :||Evening - Maha Aarti at Hari ki Pauri Ghat. At 8 pm During Summer and 7 pm During Winters.|
|Must Visit :||Parmarth Ashram Having the Beautiful Image of Goddess Durga.|
|Important Point :||Sapt Rishi Point Where River Ganga Divides Herself in 7 Streams.|
|Trekking Delight :||3 kms Long Trek From Chandighat to
Chandi Devi Temple.
Trek to Mansa Devi Temple.
|Not to Be Missed :||Maha Aarti Held in Hari ki Pauri Ghats, Every Evening. Taking Dips in Holy River, Ganga.|
|Other Attractions :||Bhimganag Tank Made by Bhim With a Jab of his Knee, Pawan Dham Ashram Hanuman Temple Built With Pieces of Glass, Neel Dhara Pakshi Vihar Birdwatching.|
|Shop From :||Government Handloom Emporium and
Gandhi Ashram for Handicrafts.
Moti bazaar for Stone Artifacts.
Upper Road, Jwalapur and Kankhal For Rudrakash, Gangajali and Other Items.
|Adventure Ride :||Rope Way Ride to Mansa Devi Temple Situated on a Hill Top and Gives Excellent Views of Haridwar.|
|Ayurveda Classes :||Various Ashrams Provide Ayurveda Classes and Herbal Medication.|
|Eating Options :||Bestee Restaurant Chinese and South Indian, Satkar Chinese and Indian, Ahaar - Continental, Punjabi, and Chinese, Bride Mathura Walla Sweets.|
|Staying Options :||Haveli Hari Ganga, Sagar Ganga Resort, Country Inn & Suites, Hotel Classic Residency.|
|Getting Around :||Rishikesh 24 kms, Dehradun 52 kms, Saharanpur 81kms, Mussoorie 89 kms.|
|Important Distances :||Delhi 214 kms, Badrinath 325 kms, Kedarnath 250 kms. Nainital 286 kms, Agra 386 kms.|
|Getting There :||Air The
main Airport is Jolly Grant at Dehradun (52 kms). Air Deccan Connects
Delhi to Dehradun, From There one can Take a Bus or Train.
Rail Haridwar is a Major Railhead Which is Well Connected to Various Cities and Towns of India.
Road When Travelling from Delhi, NH 54 Passes Through Haridwar. Other Highways Also Connects Haridwar to Delhi, Dehradun, Nainital and Other Major Cities and Small Towns.
|Inside Tip :||Haridwar Is a Holy Town So Tourists Should Abstain From Wearing Revealing Clothes. Non Vegetarian is Prohibited.|
Get uplifted in the spiritual ambiance by choosing
Haridwar tourism for your holiday in Uttaranchal, the divine path to
the homes of God. Travel to Haridwar the most popular destination in North
India and make a pilgrimage tour to famous Chardham, Yamunotri, Gangatori,
Badrinath, Kedarnath. Haridwar tourism holds the attractions of various
temples arrayed on Ganga ghats, Khumbh Mela and and ashrams replete
with their yoga and meditation sessions. This temple town has developed as
an important centre of religion and you cannot miss seeing the Gurukul
traditions of teaching, that are still practiced in the various ashrams
across the city. Haridwar is also a gateway to many famous hill-stations
of India, take an excursion tour from Haridwar and visit the other famous
places in Uttaranchal Rishikesh, Badrinath and Kedarnath.
Haridwar is an important town of Uttaranchal, not only in terms of sanctity but historical mythologies as well. A trip to Haridwar will give you a chance to get bowled over by the divine atmosphere at the Ganga Ghats when whole environment is baptized into the magical flames of evening aarti (a holy flame) that holds perfect harmony of peace and spirituality with the cosmos, a sight not to be missed. It is this historic time of the evening when the blue of the Ganges are filled with the golden of the prayer diyas making them appear like channel of stars floating in the dark.
Famous Ganga Ghat During Kumbh Mela
Visit the most popular ghats on the banks of river
Ganges, the main attractions of Haridwar tourism. The city is blessed by the
presence of pious river Ganga which has the credence of having power to
purify souls. As per the Hindu mythology, one should take a dip in its
holy waters, to curb the body of all sins. Visit these Ganga ghats during
the morning when the mist gives way to the rising sun. There are many
magical moments in store for the visitors, do not be surprised with a
sight of a priest standing in Ganga worshiping the Sun God, his
daily chore. People engaged in taking bath or performing rituals. Haridwar
is all about spirituality and holiness so it becomes inevitable that every
corner of this pilgrimage town is drenched in holiness. All the
shopaholics should not fret, as just close to the Ganga ghats, there is a
bustling bazaar showcasing all that enchants its visitor. From here, one
can shop for various handicrafts, holy books, metal-wear and other
souvenirs. The best time to visit these ghats is during the evenings when
the 'Aarti' takes place in various temples perched on the doorsteps of
Ganga. The major attraction of this 'Maha Aarti' performed on the Hari ki
Pauri ghat lies in the sight of thousands of earthen pots lighted together
that floats on the river and the shimmering Ganges with its personified
reflection enlightens the dark cloak of night. A sight that will leave you
spellbound. Boatmen carrying flowers, people lighting lamps and making
wishes, is a common sight. You too should light a diya and make a wish.
They do come true!!!
After all the rituals and rites have been performed, all the hullabaloo has died down, a strange solace descends upon Haridwar. Soon the sunlight hands over the reign to the night. Darkness engulfs the town only to brim to life again the next morning. The pilgrimage destination of Haridwar is a must visit for all the people who are planning to visit India.
The temple city of Haridwar has been the reason for people of all faiths to kowtow since ages. Travel to Haridwar, one of the most important pilgrim destinations in India. Undertake Haridwar tourism during the famous festival of Kumbh Mela, when a unique sense of religiosity plunges the whole town. Held once in twelve years, the town is throng with thousand of devotees coming from all over the world to participate in this mega event. During Maha Kumbh Mela special facilities are provided by the Uttaranchal Tourism, watch the crowd who gather during this time to sanctify themselves by taking holy dips in the Ganges. This is one of the largest congregations of mankind in the world. Take up pilgrimage tours of Haridwar to enjoy your festive holidays in this holy town of Uttaranchal.
The Spiritual Representation of Haridwar - Naga Sadhus
The most famous attractions of Haridwar are the hundred
of temples dotted in the town, every ninth of town is spotted with a
temple holding its own sanctity. Visit the most famous Gorakhnath Temple,
Parmeshwar Mahadev Temple, Chandi Devi Temple, Pawan Dham temple and
Kanhal Temple rich in their architecture splendor. One of the prime
attractions of Haridwar tourism is the Mansa Devi ropeway. Dont miss the
chance to reach the unattainable heights. Famous Mansa Devi temple can be
reached through this rope way, it is an exciting tour of half an hour,
about 540 mts long and 178 mts high. The view of Haridwar from this rope
way is just panoramic, the glistering Ganges, the green mountain ranges at
the backdrop and of course the view of Mansa Devi.
While on Haridwar tourism, the best thing you can savor is herbal treatment and various Ayurvedic regimes that are sure to revive your body and senses. There are many ashrams that conduct these classes and are an attraction in themselves. Gurukul Kangri Ashram is the place in Haridwar where Ayurvedic treatments are done. The Uttaranchal Tourism board makes special arrangements for Ayurveda classes, but one needs to book in advance.
Among the major attractions of Ashrams, Haridwar has Jairam Ashram and Kanva Rishio Ashram, which have magnificent heritage of Hindu mythology. For all those who want to enjoy some wildlife safari, can go to Rajaji Park, which is just at a stone's throw away.
Haridwar which means 'Gateway to God', is truly one.
There are multitudinous excursions that begin from Haridwar for Rishikesh,
Badrinath, Kedarnath. Various other important destinations are also in
close vicinity to Haridwar. Travel to the famous pilgrim destination of
Haridwar which can be reached from all the parts of the country. Haridwar
is well connected via airways. The Jolly Grant airport in Dehradun is at a
convenient distance from Haridwar. Regular flights are available from
Delhi and other important cities of India.
You can also pick the option of railways that connect Haridwar to almost all the parts of the country. As it is an important pilgrimage centre in India, there are numerous trains available for reaching Haridwar from New Delhi. Mumbai, Kolkata and Varanasi are also connected by regular trains. As far as road ways are concerned, NH 54 links up Haridwar to Delhi. Other network of roads also connect Haridwar to different parts of the state as well as country.
Top 5 Reasons To Visit Haridwar
Aarti on Ghats of Ganges
Row Row Rope the Way
Shop to remember By
Trek to See the Temple
Valley of Flowers
Great Tiger Tours
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Mahal - White Wonder
- Out of The World
Madhya Pradesh -
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