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Haridwar is a pilgrimage city in the Haridwar District of Uttarakhand, India. The River Ganges, after flowing for 253 kilometres (157 miles) from its source at Gaumukh at the edge of the Gangotri Glacier, enters the Indo-Gangetic Plains of North India for the first time at Haridwar, which gave the city its ancient name, Gangadwára.

It is believed drops of the nectar churned out from the world-ocean fell at four places - Hardwar, Prayag (Allahabad), Ujjain and Nashik. Haridwar is situated on the right side of the bank of the holy Ganga, and is the point where the river spreads over the northern plains. Associated with both Lord Shiva and Lord Vishnu, Haridwar is among the seven sacred cities of India. It is also one of the four venues for the Kumbh Mela, held in its magnitude every twelve years.

Haridwar is the gateway to the four pilgrimages of Uttarakhand (Gangotri, Yamunotri, Badrinath and Kedarnath).

 

Haridwar is also a centre of herbal medicine, and traditional studies at Gurukul Kangri. There are many places of scenic beauty on the outskirts of the town.at the time of the evening aarti that the ghats of Har-ki-Pauri command rapt attention from the onlookers. This is Haridwar at its best and is not to be missed. The other attractions here include the Chandi Devi Temple situated atop the Neel Parvat and the eight-storeyed Bharat Mata Temple that towers over the small town. Then there is Shanti Kunj, a spot famous for its Gayatri Temple housing 24 images of Gayatri just near the Saptarishi Ashram .

 

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Haridwar is a pilgrimage city in the Haridwar District of Uttarakhand, India. The River Ganges, after flowing for 253 kilometres (157 miles) from its source at Gaumukh at the edge of the Gangotri Glacier, enters the Indo-Gangetic Plains of North India for the first time at Haridwar, which gave the city its ancient name, Gangadwára.

Hotels near Haridwar

Classic Residency

Classic Residency at Haridwar (Uttaranchal, India) is a 3-star hotel located at 10 minutes walk from Har-ki-pauri.


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Haveli Hari Ganga

Haveli Hari Ganga in Haridwar (Uttaranchal, India) is a luxurious trip to the resurgence of the mind, body and soul. Ayurvedic yoga & meditation in Haridwar.


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Country Inn And Suites

Country Inn and Suites is located at Haridwar (Uttaranchal, India) on the Rishikesh Road and is the best Accommodation option in and around Haridwar.


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