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 is also known as the chiefly Ganges-Dwara because the sacred Ganges river enters the plains from here.