Haridwar, a holy city in Uttaranchal state in Northern India, is the gateway to the four pilgrimages. The city is also considered as the starting point on the journey to the sacred sources of Yamuna and Ganga rivers. According to Hindus, it is amongst the seven holiest places as the devas are said to have left their footprints at this place. The city is well connected to other cities by train ad road.
Tourist Places at Haridwar :
The sacred ghat – Har-ki-Pauri was built by King Vikramaditya in the memorial of his brother Bhartrihari. Many people believe that Bhartrihari eventually came to Haridwar for meditating by the banks of Holy Ganga. This holy ghat is also known as Brahmkund and the reflection of golden hues of floral diyas in Ganga river is the most enchanting sight in the twilight during the ceremony of Ganga arti.
Chandi Devi Temple
Chandi Devi temple is located at the top of the Neel Parvat on the bank of Ganga River. This temple was constructed by Suchat Singh in AD 1929 and thereafter the king of Kashmir. It is a three kilometers trek from Chandi ghat. Furthermore, it is believed that the Adi Shankaracharya established the main statue in the eighth century AD.
Mansa Devi temple, the temple of Goddess Mansa Devi, is located at the top of Bilwa Parwat. From this place, you can have a panoramic view of Haridwar, the Ganges and the countryside. You can reach there by trolley through ropeway or on foot.
Gurukul Kangri University
Gurukul Kangri University is an old institution well known for a unique system of education in India. This university is situated on the bypass road of Haridwar-Jwalapur. It is the center of learning where education is imparted in the Indian traditional way.