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Haridwar

 

Haridwar is the gateway to the four pilgrimages of Uttaranchal . It's also your starting point on the journey to the sacred sources of the Ganga and the Yamuna Rivers. According to legend, Prince Bhagirath performed penance here to salvage the souls of his ancestors who had perished due to Sage Kapila's curse. The penance was answered and the river Ganga trickled forth from Lord Shiva's locks and its bountiful water revived the sons of King Sagara. In the tradition of Bhagirath, devout Hindus stand in the sacred waters here, praying for the salvation of their ancestors.

General Information
Population : 3,48142 (Urban) 1991
Area : 12,302 sq.kms.
Altitude : 294.7 mts.
Temperature :
Summer: 40.9-15.6 Degree Cel.
Winter: 16.6-06 Degree Cel.
Clothing :
Summer: Cotton &Tropical.
Winter: Woolen

How to Go

Air :- The nearest Airport is Jollygrant, BhaniaWala, Dehradun (41kms). Vayudoot services from Delhi.
Indira Gandhi International Airport,Delhi (220kms)

Rail :- Connected with all important Cities of India viz., Bombay, Delhi, Agra, Howrah, Varanasi, Allahabad, Ujjain, Amritser, Dehradun, Lucknow, etc.
MAJOR TRAINS ARE :
4309/4310 Ujjain-Hardwar-Dehradun
2019/2020 Bombay-Hardwar-Dehradun.
4041/4042 Delhi-Hardwar-Dehradun.
4265/4266 Varanasi-Hardwar-Dehradun.
3009/3010 Howrah-Hardwar-Dehradun.
2017/2018 Delhi-Hardwar-Dehradun.

Road :- Hardwar on National Highway no.45 is will connected to all major cities and other parts of the state viz.
Delhi (214 kms.)
Agra (386 kms.)
Ambala (168 kms.)
Badrinath (325 kms.)
Dehradun (52 kms.)
Kedarnath (250 kms.)
Saharanpur (81 kms.)
Nainital (286 kms.)

Local Transport Services :-
Private Bus Services, Tempo(Vikram), Auto Rickshaw, Tonga,Cycle-Rickshaw & Taxi

Aarti

Each morning from 5 to 6 am, people join together for Aarti. Spirits soar and days are truly begun as people give thanks for this new day and for all are blessed with.

Ganga Aarti is also performed at the time of Sunset.This divine light ceremony is filled with devotional song, prayer, ritual and a palpable sense of the divinity of Mother Ganga. The aarti, an ornate oil lamp, lined with dozens of flames burning in pure ghee is offered to God.

Pilgrimage

Har ki Pauri
Sapt Rishi Ashram and Sapt Sarovar
Mansa Devi Temple
Chandi Devi Temple
Maya Devi Temple
Daksha Mahadev Temple

Fairs and Festivals

Ardh Kumbh and Kumbh Mela
Kavand Mela
Piran Kaliyar Urs

Where to Stay

Government Tourist Rest Houses
Alaknanda Hotel, Buy Pass Road
Rahi Motel, Near Bus Stand

Ashram & Dharamshalas
Amar Lal Sindhi Dharamshala
Bhumaniketan Ashram
Jai Ram Ashram
Jhulelal Dharamshala
Sadhubela Ashram
ShantiKunj Ashram
Shri Ram Ashram
Vaidic Mohan Ashram

Tourist Office, Haridwar Tel:01334-265304/05

 

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