Haridwar is one of the best and renowned Hindu pilgrim site situated on the bank of river Ganga. It is defined as a “Door of God“ e.g Hari means God & Dwar means Door”.It is also the gateway to the four pilgrimages Yamunotri, Gangotri, Badrinath & Kedarnath, Haridwar is full of Beautifull temples & Ashrams.Haridwar is also known for its “Kumbh Mela” appears in every 12 years. People come here from all across the country & across the world round the year to perform “Pooja” and their rituals.
Since Haridwar is well connected by trains, you can make the most Same day Haridwar tours as it can be done in a day from Delhi. The Shatabdi train will be used for Haridwar Tour from Delhi. Haridwar tour is so popular amongst domestic as well as international visitors as it is one of the holiest cities in India.
0600 hrs : Pick up from your hotel and proceed towards Haridwar. Arrive there at around 11: 30 hrs. On arrival, you are met and taken to the sightseeing tour of Haridwar. Visiting sightseeing places during the tour.
HAR - KI - PAURI - Haridwar
Har - Ki - Pauri is regarded as one of the major attractions of Haridwar. It is a sacred ghat built by the then King Vikramaditya in the memory of his brother Bhartrihari. This sacred bathing ghat is also known as Brahma Kund. Thousands of devotees come here to take a holy dip in the river Ganga during the Kumbh Mela. Just near the ghat is the Gangadwar Temple which is regarded as the most important temple of Haridwar.
CHANDI DEVI - Haridwar
The Chandi Devi Temple, situated atop the Neel Parvat, gives a panoramic view of the entire Haridwar town. The temple was built in the year 1929 by the then king of Kashmir Suchat Singh. According to a legend, Adi Shankaracharya established the main statue here during the eighth century AD. You can either trek the 3 - km path to get to the temple from Chandi Ghat or take the ropeway that starts from the nearby Gauri Shankar Temple.
13 : 30 hrs to 14 : 00 hrs (Lunch break)
BHARAT MATA TEMPLE - Haridwar
The Bharat Mata Temple is a massive eight-story structure consecrated in 1983. Each floor of the temple houses statues of different mythological and historical legends, religious deities, leaders, and heroes who played an important role in the formation of modern India. The temple was founded by Swami Satyamitranand Giri. The first floor of the temple has the statue of Bharat Mata or Mother India with a map of India on a raised platform. Likewise, the other floors also contain renowned figures of Indian history and mythology while the fifth floor serves as the assembly hall.
SHANTI KUNJ - Haridwar
Shanti Kunj is another place to visit while you are in Haridwar. It is the most important center for Gayatri followers all over India. The temple here houses 24 images of Gayatri. Shanti Kunj is also famous for yoga practices.
MAYA DEVI TEMPLE - Haridwar
The Maya Devi Temple holds great religious importance for the follower of the Hindu religion. It is said that a vital part of Goddess Sati had fallen at this place during the process of divine dismemberment. The temple is also regarded as one of the Siddhapethas dedicated to the Adhisthatri Devi of Haridwar.
BAZAARS - Haridwar
Haridwar is also famous for its local bazaars or markets. The main Haridwar bazaar is a long, winding street, probably the oldest part of the town, free of all vehicular traffic. The road is no more than four yards wide. The shops spill over with sweets, pickles, bead necklaces, clay images of the gods, Shiva lingams, sacred texts, ritual designs, and pictures of the gods, gurus, and Gotama's in vibrant technicolor. You can also indulge in some items made of shells, pearls, rudraksha beads, and cane, jewelry like bangles, chains, ear and nose rings, etc.
In the evening, attend the grand AARTI of Goddess Ganga on the Ghat at Hari ki Pauri.
Later drive back to Delhi.