Haridwar Uttarakhand

Discover Haridwar Uttarakhand

Located along the Ganges, Haridwar is known for its temples and ghats, where pilgrims bathe to wash away their sins and gain redemption. Haridwar is is one of the seven sacred sites of India and is a popular tourist destination for both Indians and international visitors throughout the year

Haridwar is known for the Kumbha Mela, a festival held every twelve years to celebrate each revolution Brihaspati (Jupiter) completes.

Things to do in Haridwar

Some of the great things you can enjoy in Hardiwar include:

Ganga Arti
Don’t miss the chance to witness the Ganga Arti that takes place every day at the Har Ki Pauri ghat in Haridwar. It is a ritual of light and sound where priests perform prayers with bowls of fire to the accompaniment of temple bells. Visitors float small candles called “diyas” and flowers, while devotees chant mantras and lights reflect off the surface of the flowing river, said to be blessed by the Goddess Ganga.

Har-Ki-Pauri
A significant religious site where pilgrims bathe to achieve salvation and banish their sins

Chandi Devi Temple
A beautiful hilltop Hindu temple dedicated to the Goddess Chandi Devi

The best way to see Haridwar

If you would like to visit Haridwar, why not take a look at one of our wonderful ATOL and ABTA protected holidays?  Please remember all our private tours are designed to meet your exact requirements, and the tours mentioned are just examples to help inspire you. Contact our travel experts on 01792 315499 or email info@aitholidays.com for more information.