Duration: 1 Day
Location: Haridwar, Uttarakhand
Best Season : Jan - Dec
Tour Type: Spiritual
Sightseeing in Haridwar
Haridwar, a spiritual destination in Uttarakhand consists of lots of attractions including holy river Ganga, accredited shrines, mesmerising views and tons of options to satiate the hunger.
Literally means Gateway to God, Haridwar is a center of Hindu religion, located on the banks of the river Ganga. The city attracts the tourists, travelers and pilgrims in a large number from all over the world.
Places to Visit
Ganga aarti in Harki Pauri:
River Ganges is a Goddess who was originally living in heaven and is considered to be the divine mother in India. Ganga Aarti is organized twice a day, in the morning (on the sunrise) and in the evening (sunset). The initial time will depend on the timing of sunrise and sunset in Haridwar. An average of 3000 to 30000 or more people come to experience evening Ganga Aarti. The Harki Pauri in Haridwar marked the presence of hundreds of devotees during the grand occasion of evening Ganga Aarti followed by many fascinating rituals.
Being a pilgrim center mainly, there are many shops on the streets of Haridwar which sell all the necessary items that require pilgrimage. In Haridwar, the Bara Bazar is a great place to buy wooden items, handicrafts Indian religious items. That simply means shopping would never be boring at Bara Bazar in Haridwar. Apart from shopping, you will get many mouth-watering sweets and dishes to satisfy your taste buds.
Mansa Devi is the Hindu temple dedicated to Goddess Mansa in Haridwar. Goddess Mansa is actually a form of Devi Shakti. Two deities are established in the inner temple, one with eight arms and another with three arms.The devotee comes here to fulfill their wishes; once their wish is fulfilled, devotee comes back to the temple again to thanks Mansa Devi and offer coconut, fruit, garland and incense and open the spiritual thread from the tree.
There are two options for devotees to reach the sacred temple, by covering a walking distance of half a kilometre uphill or by enjoying the view on the Ropeway.
Chandi Devi Mandir is a Hindu temple dedicated to Goddess Chandi Devi in the holy city of Haridwar. This temple is situated on the height of the Himalaya's southern mountain range Shivalik Hills. To reach the temple, one has to follow the three-kilometre trekking route from Chandighat and reach the temple by climbing several steps or riding on a rope-route (cable car) service introduced recently.
The shrine is dedicated to Goddess Chandika, who is a form of Devi Parvati. It is believed that at the same place, Goddess Chandika killed demon's army chief; ChandaMunda and kings of demon, Shumbh & Nishumbh.
Nina WilliamsJune 23, 2018
Great Tour! Very nice!
Roy millerAugust 8, 2018
Great Tour! Very nice!