Haridwar is situated in Uttrakhand, it is a famous city of North India.
Haridwar, one of the seven sacred cities of India lies in the foot hills of Shivalik Ranges ,on the right bank of river Ganga. According to a mythological legend, Prince Bhagirath performed penance here to salvage the souls of his ancestors, who had perished due to saints Kapila’s curse . Bhagirath was blessed and the holy river descended on the earth and its water revived the sons of King Sagara. Following the tradition of Bhagiath ,Devotees Hindus sand in the sacred water here and pray for the salvation of there ancestors.
Haridwar is also famous for the ‘kumbh’ and ‘Ardh Kumbh’ fairs held here once in every 12 and 6 years respectively.Millions of devotees flock to the Haridwar during this auspicious occasion and take a dip in the holiest river of India. it is said that drops of Amrit (nectar) obtained after the sagar Manthan fell at four places -Haridwar, Allahabad, Ujjain and Nashik and the Kumbh fair is held at these four sacred sites.
Har ki Pauri:
This most sacred ghats was built by King Vikramaditya in memory of his brother Bhatrihari ,. who is said to have meditated here. it is also known as Brahamakund and is the site for the famous Kumbh Mela .The evening Ganga aarti is Spectacular as a large number of ornate oil lamps with dozens of flames burning in pure ghee are offered to Mother Ganga.
Canal centenary Bridge:
It affords a panoramic view of the ghats and ganga canal.
Maya Devi Temple:
The ancient temple is dedicated to Goddess Maya Devi ,The Adhisthatri deity ojf Haridwar. it is regarded as one of the Siddhapeethas and according to mythology the heart and navel of Goddess Sati had fallen over here.
Mansa Devi Temple: It is regarded atop the Bilwa Parwat and can be reached by a rope way or on foot .A statue of the goddess here has three mouth and five arms , while the other one has eight arms. The temple commands a fine view of Haridwar.
Daksha Mahadev Temple:This ancident Shiva (Mahadev) temple is located in the south kankhal town .it is associated with the legend of goddess Sati.
Chandi Devi Temple: The Shrine atop neel Parvat on the banks of Ganga was built by Suchat Singh , the king of Kashmir in 1929 ,but the main statue is said to be established by Adi Shankaracharya in 8th century .According to a legend Goddess Chandi Killed Demons chanda Munda over. The temple is about 3 kms trek from Chandighat
Haridwar is well connected ,By air, By train, By Road.
Airport :The nearest Airport in jolly grant (41km)
RailHead: Haridwar is well connceted by rail with Delhi, Dehradun and other major towns.
Road: Haridwar is well connected to all the major station.Delhi is 214 kms away