Haridwar-- gateway to the four
pilgrimages in the Uttrakhand region, is located on the foot hills of Shivaliks.
It is on the banks of River Ganga.
leaves the mountains and enters the plains with Haridwar being the first major
town on the plains.
Though the Ganges does not lose its rapids completely nevertheless it becomes
very quite and calm here. The water is clean and people prefer taking bath on
the numerous ghats built on the river shores. It is said that taking bath here
purifies the soul and opens the way for the ultimate freedom, Nirvana.
Haridwar has earned fame as being the place which has been blessed by the
trinity of Lord Shiva, Vishnu and Brahma. It is also one of the major
Down the ages, Haridwar has purified the mind, the body and the soul. Not only
in spiritual or religious terms Haridwar has come up as a major learning center
for arts, science and culture. This place has maintained the Gurukul tradition
of teaching. This ancient tradition of teaching has maintained its fervour in
This ghat is one of the most sacred ghats in India. People say that this ghat
was built by Vikramaditya in memory of his brother Bhartrihari. This ghat is
also known as Brahmakund. In the evening a Maha Aarti is performed on this ghat.
It is an event which is a must, not be missed by any visitor.
This temple is on the top of a hill called the Neel Parvat which is on the other
side of the river Ganga.
The temple was constructed by the King of Kashmir, Suchat Singh, in 1929 AD.
Chandi Devi is a three km trek from the Chandi Ghat.
This temple is located on top of a hill called the Bilwa Parvat.
The temple can be reached by the rope way or one can take the normal trekking
route to the top. The top of the hill gives you an excellent view of Haridwar.
At one place Ganga divides herself into seven small streams. This place is known
as the Sapt Rishi and provides a very pleasing sight.
Neel Dhara Pakshi Vihar
This place is an enchanting bird watching point particularly during the winters.
There are various species of birds which can be spotted here. Around Laljiwala
on the banks of river Ganges one can expect the Siberian Cranes, which are one
of the prized visitor to this Pakshi Vihar.