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Haridwar,IN light rain Humidity: 44
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Haridwar Travel Guide:


Overview of Haridwar

Haridwar is an old city and essential Hindu journey site in North India's Uttarakhand state, where the River Ganges leaves the Himalayan foothills. The biggest of a few sacrosanct ghats (showering steps), Har Ki Pauri has a daily Ganga Aarti (waterway loving service) in which little flashing lights are coasted off the strides. Admirers fill the city amid real celebrations including the yearly Kanwar Mela.


Transport

Haridwar is headquarters of Haridwar district and it has good connectivity with the other towns of the district and the state.

Road
National Highway 58, between Delhi and Mana Pass passes through Haridwar connecting it with Ghaziabad, Meerut, Muzzafarnagar, Roorkee and Badrinath and National Highway 74 originating from Haridwar connects it with Kashipur, Kichha, Nagina, Pilibhit and Bareilly.

Rail
The Haridwar Railway Station located in Haridwar is under the control of the Northern Railway zone of the Indian Railways. It has direct links the major cities of India such as Kolkata, Delhi, Mumbai, Jaipur, Ahmedabad, Patna, Gaya, Varanasi, Bhubaneswar, Puri, Kochi and Thiruvananthapuram and major cities of Central India namely Bhopal, Gwalior and Nagpur.

Air
The nearest domestic airport is Jolly Grant Airport in Dehradun which is a located 35 km from Haridwar. Indira Gandhi International Airport in New Delhi is the nearest International Airport.


Places of interest

Chandi Devi Temple
Mansa Devi Temple
Maya Devi Temple
Kankhal
Piran Kaliyar
Neel Dhara Pakshi Vihar
Bhimgoda Tank
Dudhadhari Barfani Temple
Sureshvari Devi Temple
Pawan Dham
Bharat Mata Mandir
Bholanath Sevashram temple by the Ganges, Haridwar
The Clock Tower on the Malviya Dwip at Har Ki Pauri
View of the 'Evening Aarti' at Har Ki Pauri
The dry river bed of the Ganga Canal.
Das Mahavidya temple, Daksheswara Mahadev temple
Haridwar from Chilla Range, Rajaji National Park
Shiva statue by the Ganges, across Har-ki-Pauri, Haridwar
Main Building of Pantanjali Yogpeeth, Haridwar


Shopping

Famous places for shopping is Bara Bazar, Moti Bazar, Upper Road, Ranipur Mor, Jwalapur. Tourists usually buy items of devotion and inexpensive ornaments. There are large number of shops throughout Haridwar where one can buy devotional items ranging from Rudraksha ornaments, Religious pictures and deity statues to music cassettes of remixed devotional songs and bhajans. Garments are other major shopping attraction for locals.


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