|Haridwar, 214 km northeast of
Delhi, is at the base of the Shivalik hills, where the Ganga,
coming down from the mighty Himalayas, meets the plains. Amongst
the many pilgrimage spots that are situated along the length
of the holy Ganga, Haridwar, perhaps, is the holiest in the
land. According to the myth attached to Haridwar, drops of nectar
churned out from the primordial ocean, fell at the four sites
of the Kumbh fair, which included Haridwar. The Kumbh, and the
Ardh Kumbh fairs are grand events, when millions of devoted
Hindus take a holy dip in the Ganga.
Har-ki-Pauri , This is one of the most famous bathing ghats
at Haridwar. The best time to visit this spot, is at sunset,
when you can see the 'Aarti' of Ganga being performed. A daily
ritual, it is a breathtaking sight, as thousands of earthern
lamps light up the night.
Bhimganga Tank , On the way to Rishikesh, this tank is said
to have been made by Bhim, with a jab of his knee, when the
Pandavas were going to the Himalayas through Haridwar.
Canal Centenary Bridge, Located near Har-ki-Pauri, this bridge
commands a beautiful view of the canal, and all the ghats.
Access by Air :
Haridwar doesnot has its own airport. the nearest airport
Dehradun, Jolly Grant, Bhaniawala airports are connected to
Delhi and Lucknow.
Access by Rail :
haridwaris well connected by rail to Howrah (1438 kms), Bombay
(1574 kms), Delhi (199 kms), Lucknow (475 kms), Agra (365
Access by Road
Haridwar is 24 kms from Rishikesh, by road.
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