'Haridwar' means a gate opening to heaven. As per Hindu mythology, three Gods; Brahma, Vishnu, and Mahesh are known and super Gods and all these three blesses Haridwar, making it a spiritual and Holy place. In another aspect, we can explain, Haridwar as mixed land of divine nature and temples. Located around Shivalik hills, and on the banks of river Ganga; Haridwar attracts Hindu devotee and nature lover both kinds of travelers. The destination offers an exclusive package of attraction, spiritual and adventure to neighboring Rishikesh and also Yoga tour.
The temples of Haridwar are very attractive and the bathing in the Ganga in Haridwar is equally important like Varanasi. The bathing in the Ganga in Haridwar depicts Moksha as per Hindu mythology. People from all over the country reach Haridwar throughout the year to take a Holy bath and visit the temples of the city. The city has a long list of temples, dedicated to various Gods and Goddess. The sculpture of the temple suggests its beauty.
The best to visit Haridwar is from October to March, as the climate remains pleasant. The summers are quite hot and not much favorable for Haridwar tour.
By Air - the nearest airport to reach Haridwar is in Dehradun and from Dehradun, you can hire a rental car or taxi for reaching Haridwar.
By Road - Haridwar is well connected by road and you can reach Haridwar by bus, rental car, and private taxi.
By Train - Haridwar has its own railway station and is well connected with top railway stations and rail network.
Haridwar is known as spiritual land and religious place for many attractions. The top attractions are-
Haridwar being a holy and spiritual land celebrates the Hindu festival with enthusiasm and great pomp and show. Some major celebrated festivals are-
Haridwar is exclusive for its street food and some of the famous street foods and cuisines are-
The temple town is having some of the famous markets, which give exclusive street shopping. You can plan for shopping in the markets like;
Haridwar is located on the banks of river Ganga and surrounded by Shivalik Hills, giving a suitable climate during most of the year except summers.