Haridwar – Gateway to the Gods

Haridwar called as “The Gatway to the Gods” is one of the Holy place of Hindus located on the banks of river Ganges. This is also gateway to the four pilgrimages in the Uttrakhand region.
Ganga leaving from Himalayas enters firstly into the plain lands in this city.

Here are some photographs from my Haridwar trip

Some of the places which I visited –

Mansa Devi :
This temple is located on top of a hill called the Bilwa Parvat. The temple can be reached by the rope way or one can take the normal trekking route to the top. The top of the hill gives you an excellent view of Haridwar.Travel by Rope-way visualise beautiful Haridwar City – on the bank of Holy river Ganges.

Chandi Devi :
This temple is on the top of a hill called the Neel Parvat which is on the other side of the river Ganga. The temple was constructed by the King of Kashmir, Suchat Singh, in 1929 AD. Chandi Devi is a three km trek from the Chandi Ghat.

Beauty Point:
On the Mansa Devi temple road, about two kilometer from Haridwar is a point which provides an excellent view of Haridwar and the near by greenery. This place is called the beauty point as the sight from here of the surrounding is very exciting and enthralling.

Vaishno Devi temple:
The Vaishno Devi temple here is newly constructed and a true replica of the original Vaishno Devi temple in Jammu & Kashmir.

Sapt Rishi Ashram:
The Sapt Rishi Ashram is situated along the Haridwar-Rishikesh road. The Ganges flows in seven streams in front of this Ashram, hence this place is also called Sapt Sarovar

How To Reach:

BY AIR – The nearest airport is the Jolly Grant in Dehradun, but it is preferable to use the roads or rail to Delhi and then take flights to the destination of ones choice.

BY RAIL – Haridwar is well connected by trains to almost all the major cities in India. In fact, trains are the major source of the tourist inflow to Haridwar.

BY ROAD – The National Highway no.45 crosses the city, so it is connected to other cities of the state as well as those in the other states too. We would provide you all India tourist permit vehicles for the local transportations and also for the intercity drives too

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