This city located in Uttarakhand is one of the popular pilgrimages in the country of India. Because of its prime location on the banks of the river Ganges, this pilgrimage city of India is among the 7 holiest Hindu places. Apart from being a famous tourist destination to the Indians as well as global tourists throughout the year, Haridwar is even famous among people as being the location of the Kumbha Mela, which is held here once in every twelve years. Another major attraction of the place is the Ganga Aarti, which is held every evening at around 7 pm. The lighted diyas floating on the Ganga creates a spectacular sight. Situated in the Himalayan foothills, where the Ganga River enters the plain land of the country, this place is dotted with innumerable temples and other religious places.
Haridwar is the place where people from across the India visit for pilgrimage and to take a holy dip into the holy river Ganges. Haridwar city is an ancient and it is one of the most sacred cities in India. The diverse nature of the Hindu religion has attracted foreign visitors from all around the world. Foreigners always attracted to Haridwar because here they can closely experience India's complex culture, various Hindu rituals and the ancient civilization.
Haridwar is one of the primary areas where river Ganges emerges from the mountains and enters to the plain areas. Lush green forests and crystal clear water of river Ganges and background of mountains create the charming beauty of this holy city. In the evening ghats looks beautiful as hundreds of diyas (lamps) and marigold flowers float and light up the river Ganges. The Rajaji National Park is just 10 kms from Haridwar. Its an ideal destination for wild life and adventure lovers. "Agar apne paap dhone hai to Haridwar mein Gangaji ki dubki lagao" (If you want to purify yourselves take a holy dip in the water of river Ganges at Haridwar. All your sins will be purified). This is most common thing which you can hear about Haridwar in all over India.