This town situated in Uttarakhand is one of the famous pilgrimage places in India. Due to being on the banks of River Ganges, this pilgrimage places is one of the seven holy Hindu sites of India. Haridwar, in addition to being a famous tourist place for tourists all over the world, the famous Kumbh Mela is also organized in Haridwar, which is organized once in twelve years. Another prominent place is Har Ki Pauri, Where the Ganga aarti is performed, which is held at around 7:00 pm every evening. The light of the burning Diyas floating on the river Ganga looks spectacular. Located in the foothills of the Himalayas, where the river Ganga enters the plains area, there are many temples and other religious places in this place.
Haridwar is a place where people from all over India come to take a bath in the holy river Ganges. According to mythology, when the sea churn had occurred, at the time of churning, the nectar turned out, While carrying nectar, some drop of nectar fell into the river Ganga. Therefore, it is believed that bathing in the river Ganges, the sins of humans are washed away.
The lush green forests, the flows water of the river Ganga and the beauty of the mountains, make this sacred city attractive. Rajaji National Park is situated only 10 km from Haridwar. Its a wonderful place for wildlife & adventures lovers. In this park animal are found in sufficient quantities like elephants, cobra snakes, deer and leopard etc.
Haridwar has attracted people from all aloft the world with her secularity and her cultures. There are the historic memorial, shrine, ashrams, ghats, Kumbh Mela, Ganga river, yoga, etc. those draw travelers. Haridwar is known for its handicraft, fairs, folk dance, music & religious places. Haridwar is considered to be the starting point of pilgrimages to Uttarakhand.
Haridwar has continental type of climate. The weather is quite pleasing all through the years and can be visited any time of the year. But the best season to visit is from mid-September to May. Travelling here in these months is the best and enjoyable. During the winter season, the weather of here is cold. Due to cold in the winter season, the temperature of here goes down very much. Due to the cold weather of winter, woollen clothing is required here. Due to heavy rains in the rainy season, it is a bit difficult to travel of here because of rains. The temperature of here between from 5°C to 15°C in the winter season and the temperature in the summer season is between 25°C to 40°C.
Haridwar also offers excellent shopping occasions for tourists. Here, there is an amazing range of items such as art & craft, which are found mostly in every shopping area here, which is related to religion & spirituality in this city. Before going in this holy city, You can take some souvenirs for your home from here. In addition to the worship item & idols, You will have the opportunity to buy many more other items.