Haridwar District

Haridwar District | Population | Haridwar District | Tourism
Haridwar District | Tourism
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Haridwar District | How to reach?

Haridwar district is easily accessible from any parts of India through air, rail or roadways. The rail and roadways to Haridwar are well developed connecting to all parts of the country.

  • By air: Jolly Grant Airport, Dehradun is the nearest airport 41Km from Haridwar. You can reach Haridwar from Jolly Grant by Vikram, public bus or private taxi.
  • By rail: Haridwar is well connected to all parts of India through railways. Delhi, Mumbai, Kolkata, Agra, Varanasi, Amritsar, Gorakhpur, Allahabad, Ujjain, Lucknow, Dehradun, Rishikesh and other parts of Uttarakhand have well connected railway network with Haridwar.
  • By road: Haridwar lies on National Highway 45 connecting to all parts of the country through roadways. Dehradun 52Km, Rishikesh 28Km, Badrinath 325Km, Saharanpur 81Km, Nainital 286Km, Ambala 168Km, Agra 386Km and Delhi 214Km can be easily accessed from Haridwar through motorable roads.

 

Haridwar District | Places to see

  • Har ki Pauri: Har-ki-Pauri is one of the most visited destinations of Haridwar district situated in the middle of the city. Major attraction during the evening Ganga Aarti, thousands take dip in the waters of Har-ki-Pauri every day with a faith of attainment of salvation. Har-ki-Pauri is one of those places where Amrit fell to the waters from the pitcher Garuda was holding after Samundra Manthan and thus witnesses trillions of pilgrimages during Kumbha Mela (held every 12 years). Har-ki-Pauri is only 2.2Km from Haridwar Bus Station.
  • Mansa Devi Temple: Situated on the top of Bilwa Parvat, Mansa Devi temple is considered as sacred teertha (holy pilgrimage) by Hindus and is highly visited all round the year. Housing two female deities one with eight arms and another with five arms and three faces, Mansa Devi temple is believed to fulfill the desires of her devotees. Accessed through roadways from anywhere in Haridwar, the temple can be reached by cable car from the foot hills or on foot too. It is only 2.8Km from Haridwar bus station.
  • Chandi Devi Temple: Chandi Devi temple dedicated to goddess Chandika, a form of goddess Durga or Parvati when she had to kill the demons Sumbha and Nisumbha, sits on the top of Neel Parvat looking down to Haridwar city from her seat. One of the most visited spot in Haridwar, Chandi Devi temple is 4.4Km from Haridwar bus station.
  • Maya Devi Temple: Maya Devi Temple in the heart of the city is famous Shakti Peetha which was formed from the decayed body of goddess Sati while lord Shiva travelled unconsciously round the world with his wife Sati Devi’s corpse on his arms. It is believed that Sati Devi’s Naval fell on the place and the Shakti Peetha was formed as Kunjapuri was formed in present day Tehri Garhwal district. Maya Devi temple is only 1Km from Haridwar bus station.
  • Bharat Mata Mandir: Bharat Mata Mandir is a 8 story building dedicated to mother India. The building houses different deities of Hinduism, different national heroes and sages along with an image representing mother India. Bharat Mata Mandir is built as a respect to the national glory on the bank of holy Ganga in Haridwar. The Mandir is 6.7Km from Haridwar bus station.
  • Pawan Dham: Pawan Dham is a modern temple that attracts the visitors with its glass miracles. Only 3Km from Haridwar bus station, Pawan Dham houses numerous Hindu deities and tells different stories of Hinduism through the statues, images and structures. The temple marvels the visitors with mirror work.
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