Haridwar

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Haridwar: A holy place

You’ve probably heard about Haridwar, One of the major tourist destinations in India. It is situated on the right bank of river Ganga and it gives an exceptional look to its scenic beauty. When you split the name Haridwar then it will be as Hari (God) and dwar (gate) i.e. “Gateway to the Lord”. You can find several shrines, ashrams and temples and this could be one the reasons why it is the chief attraction for the pilgrims across the world.

Quick Overview of Haridwar District
Country: India
Headquarters: Haridwar
Total Population: 14,47,187
Total Area: 2360 sq km
Literacy Rate: 64.60%
 

Canal Centenary Bridge, Har ki Pauri, Maya Devi Temple, Daksha Mahadev Temple, Mansa Devi Temple, Chandi Devi Temple, Sapt Rishi Ashram and Sapt Sarovar, Gurukul Kangri University, Kanva Rishi Ashram, Pawan Oham, Bilkeshwar Mahadev, Bhooma Niketan, Doodhadhari Temple; Vaishnav Oevi Temple, Jairam Ashram and Shahi Gurudwara are some of the religious as well as popular places to visit in Haridwar during your summer or other vacation time. Along with that if you talk the natural beauty of Haridwar that is really awesome.

History

Haridwar is acknowledged as the one amongst seven holiest places to Hindus. From the time, it has been the religious destination of India. You can find a majority of true story regarding Haridwar. It is broadly believed that by taking a dip in this holy river people can come out from their entire sins they did in the past. You can find the name of Haridwar in various ancient Indian scriptures like Purans, Mahabharata & Upanishads in terms of Mayapur,

How one can reach to Haridwar?

You can reach to Nainital via Air, Railway and road as well. Jolly Grant at Dehradun is the nearest airport which is 41 Kms away from Haridwar whereas it is the directly connected via rail with the major cities of India such as Mumbai, Kolkata, Delhi, Agra, Allahabad, Varanasi, Ujjain, Dehradun, Amritsar, Lucknow, etc. In case you prefer to travel by road then here is the info regarding nearest cities:
1. Ambala:168 kms
2. Badrinath: 325 Kms
3. Dehradun: 52 kms
4. Kedarnath: 250 kms
5. Nainital: 117 kms
6. Delhi: 214 kms
7. Agra: 386 kms
8. Saharanpur (81 kms)

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