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Haridwar Travel Guide

Hari is one of the many names of Vishnu and Dwar means doorway, hence Haridwar is the gateway to Him. Haridwar is also the gateway of four pilgrimages...

Hari is one of the many names of Vishnu and Dwar means doorway, hence Haridwar is the gateway to Him. Haridwar is also the gateway of four pilgrimages which once completed ensure Moksh, the release from the endless cycle of life and death. These four important and blissful pilgrimages are Gangotri, Yamunotri, Badrinath and Kedarnath. This holy city is located in the district of Haridwar in the northern state of Uttarakhand. The city is located at the bank of river Ganges. This religious place depicts Hindu and Indian culture as well as its ancient and modern civilization.

Here at the feet of the mighty himalaya, tourists and travellers get to know about various Indian mythologies and legends of ancient times and this adds a mystical and tantric edge to Haridwar. The Aarti of river Ganga during sunrise and sunset is the most eye catching and enjoyable activity of the Haridwar for which travelers travel from far and wide. Refer to the Haridwar travel guide to better understand the charm of the place and why it compels tourists to come here again and again.

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GETTING THERE

How to Reach Haridwar
Haridwar is an important Hindu pilgrimage site in Uttarakhand, north India. The popular Har ki Pauri Ghat and evening Ganga Aarti are popular attractions here. It remains occupied by pilgrims round the year. Places of religious interests like Chandi Devi Temple, Mansa Devi Temple and Maya Devi Temple are worthy of a visit during one's stay in Haridwar
 
How to Reach Haridwar by Air
 
Jolly Grant Airport in Dehradun serves as the nearest airport to Haridwar. Visitors can take a direct flight to Dehradun from Mumbai or Delhi or connecting flights from anywhere in India. Local vehicles can be availed from outside the airport to reach Haridwar by road from Dehradun.
 
How to Reach Haridwar by Road
 
Haridwar can be reached easily by road from Delhi, Haryana, UP, Punjab and other parts of Uttarkhand. A number of state transport and private buses connect Haridwar with these places. Bus service is available at frequent basis and fares are also economical. Visitors can board these buses depending upon their suitable timing.
 
How to Reach Haridwar by Rail
 
Haridwar has its own railway station which connects the pilgrimage town well with rest of India. It is directly linked with cities like Delhi, Kolkata, Mumbai, Dehradun, Jaipur, Ahmedabad, Patna, Gaya, Varanasi, Bhubaneswar, Puri and Kochi by a good number of express trains.

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