Haridwar Pilgrimage Tour

Haridwar is situated on the foot of Himalayas, the gateway to Lord Vishnu. It is also called Ganga-Dwara, because the holy Ganges enters the plains here. The holy city of Haridwar is located in the north Indian state of Uttaranchal at a distance of 214 km from Delhi. Haridwar extends from latitude 29° 58' in the north to longitude 78°13' in the east. The place is well connected to other cities of north India by road and train.
 
History 
Haridwar is one of the seven holy cities in India. It is called Mayapuri Kshetra in the Puranas. Haridwar or 'the Gateway to the Gods' is one of the seven holiest places according to Hindu mythology, as the Gods are believed to have left their footprints in Haridwar. Due to its geographical location too, Haridwar stands as the gateway to the other three important pilgrimages of Uttrakhand namely, Rishikesh, Badrinath and Kedarnath. Referred to as Mayapuri, Gangadwar, and Mokshadwar in the ancient scriptures and epics, Haridwar has always remained a major pilgrimage for the Hindus. Pilgrims carry back the water from the Ganges, which they believe will remain fresh forever.
 
Tours to Haridwar 
Haridwar is famous for its temples, bathing ghats and tanks. The Ganges, considered as the holiest river in India, is the star attraction of Haridwar. Haridwar is one of the foremost pilgrimage destinations in India and is the place where the Ganga River reaches the plains. The holy city of Haridwar is one of the seven sacred cities of the country and pilgrims from all parts of India tour Haridwar in order to seek blessings of the gods and atone for their sins. The city is the gateway to four major pilgrimage destinations in Uttaranchal and it is believed that Gods left their footprints here.
 
Haridwar is famous for various ghats of the city and the 'aarti' in the evenings when thousands of 'diyas' are lighted and floated in the water performing the evening prayers lends a magical touch to the evening. You can visit Gangadwara Temple, Sapt Rishi Temple, Mansa Devi Temple and Chandi Devi Temple when you travel to Haridwar. Haridwar is also one of the four venues of the world-famous 'Kumbh Mela' that occurs once in every twelve years. Haridwar is not only a pilgrimage destination but also a major center for herbal medicines and a hub for the practice of yoga. Some major industries, including Bharat Heavy Electrical India Limited, are situated in Haridwar. Haridwar is easily accessible by road and regular bus services link it to all major cities of Uttaranchal, Uttar Pradesh and to other major destinations of North India. The city is very well connected by rail to all major cities of India. You will find a large number of good-quality accommodations ranging from luxury hotels to budget hotels that are known for their friendly services and modern amenities in Haridwar.
 
 

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