Places to Visit Near Haridwar

Weekend Getaways from Haridwar

Here is the list of 16 Places to Visit Near Haridwar

1. Rishikesh

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Known For : Rafting in Rishikesh Lakshman Jhula Triveni Ghat

Located in the foothills of the Himalayas, Rishikesh (also called Hrishikesh) is known for its adventure activities, ancient temples, popular cafes and as the "Yoga Capital of the World". It is also popular for white water rafting and camping along the banks of the Ganges. Rishikesh is almost always visited by the tourists visiting Haridwar.

Distance from Haridwar: 23 km

Best Time: Throughout the year

53 Rishikesh Attractions

2. Dehradun

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Known For : Robber's Cave Sahastradhara Tapkeshwar Temple

Nestled amidst the Doon Valley, Dehradun city is a very popular hill station near Haridwar that beckons solo travellers, families and couples alike. Winter Capital of Uttarakhand, it proudly boasts of a scenic backdrop of the Garhwal Himalayas.

Distance from Haridwar: 57.3 km

Distance from Haridwar: 57 km

Best Time: Throughout the year

37 Dehradun Attractions

3. Mussoorie

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Known For : Mussoorie Mall Road Kempty Falls Camel's Back Road

Mussoorie is one of the most popular hill stations near Haridwar. It has a cool, pleasant climate throughout the year making it a popular getaway for honeymooners and families. The adjoining little hill station of Landour, along with Mussoorie, Barlowganj and Jharipani together form the greater Mussoorie.

Distance from Haridwar: 86 km

Best Time: September to June

36 Mussoorie Attractions

4. Dhanaulti

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Known For : Dhanaulti Adventure Park Eco Park, Dhanaulti Apple Orchard Resort

Located at a distance of 62 km from Mussoorie, Dhanaulti in Uttarakhand is an offbeat destination near Haridwar. It affords a breathtaking view of the surrounding Himalayas and has deodars, oaks and rhododendrons forests. Dhanaulti also offers adventure activities like ziplining, biking and rappeling.

Distance from Haridwar: 114 km

Best Time: September to June

10 Dhanaulti Attractions

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5. Rajaji National Park

Rajaji National Park
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Encompassing the Shivalik mountain ranges, Rajaji National Park is famous for its wildlife, especially for tigers and elephants. This national park spreads over 3 districts of Uttarakhand including Dehradun, Haridwar and Pauri Garhwal. Asian Elephants, Tiger, King Cobra, Panther, Bear, Chital, Sambar, Wild Boar, Kakar, Python, Monitor Lizard, Wild Cats can be spotted here. Opt for a jeep safari.

Distance from Haridwar: 12.4 km

Best Time: Mid November to Mid June

6. Lansdowne

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Known For : Bhulla Lake Tip N Top Tarkeshwar Mahadev Temple

Perched amidst the Garhwal Hills of Uttarakhand, Lansdowne is a quaint little hill town near Haridwar that not many tourists know of. Lansdowne is an untouched, pristine town, miles away from the hustle and bustle of the city. Laden with oak and pine forest and dotted with buildings of the colonial era, this hill station is a haven for bird watchers, casual hikers and weekenders.

Distance from Haridwar: 104 km

Best Time: Throughout the year

14 Lansdowne Attractions

7. Kalsi


A small village in the Dehradun district, Kalsi is known as the gateway to the Jaunsar-Bawar tribal region. It is located between Dehradun and Chakrata hill station along the banks of the river Yamuna. Inhabited by the people from the Khils, Bhutis and Mundar communities, Kalsi is a place that offers a domestic and homely experience.

Distance from Haridwar: 100 km

8. Rudra Prayag

Rudra Prayag
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Known For : Augustmuni Koteshwar Mahadev temple Ukhimath

Lying at the confluence of River Alaknanda and River Mandakini, Rudraprayag is a sacred place regarded as one of the Panch Prayags and place of great religious significance. Settled in Uttarakhand, this beautiful town is full of mysterious charm and the spiritual vibes that will calm your senses.

Distance from Haridwar: 165 km

Best Time: April to December

22 Rudra Prayag Attractions

9. Pauri Garhwal

Pauri Garhwal
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Known For : Chaukhamba Viewpoint Kandoliya Khirsu

Pauri Garhwal is a paradise that showcases the varied colors of nature all packed in to this one place. From snow covered Himalayan peaks and thick cover of lush green forests to deep rooted culture of the place and warm hearted people, this place oozes beauty and charm in every aspect.

Distance from Haridwar: 139.9 km

Distance from Haridwar: 121 km

Best Time: April to June, September to October

13 Pauri Garhwal Attractions

10. Nainital

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Known For : Naini Lake Snow View Point Mall Road Nainital

Nainital is a charming hill station that sits prettily at the green foothills of the Kumaon ranges in the Himalayas. It is located and developed around the beautiful Naini Lake, after which the town is named. The most visited hill station in North India, Nainital is a perfect weekend getaway from Haridwar.

Distance from Haridwar: 242.8 km

Distance from Haridwar: 239 km

Best Time: Throughout the year

33 Nainital Attractions

11. Kausani

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Known For : Rudradhari Falls and Caves Gwaldam Trek to Pinnath

Kausani is a hill station located in the Bageshwar district of Uttarakhand, 51km from Almora. Kausani is ideal for honeymooners, nature lovers and travellers. Previously known as Valna, this place is blessed with many attractions and the sight of sunset so captivating, that it is sure to leave you completely enchanted.

Distance from Haridwar: 381.2 km

Distance from Haridwar: 303 km

Best Time: April to June, September to December

11 Kausani Attractions

12. Jim Corbett National Park

Jim Corbett National Park
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Known For : Jungle Safari in Corbett National Park Corbett Waterfall River Rafting in Corbett National Park

Home of the Royal Bengal Tiger, Jim Corbett National Park is the oldest national park set in the Nainital district. It is part of the larger Corbett Tiger Reserve. It is famous for its wildlife safaris and has multiple resorts set on the riverside. Home to more than 650 species of rare and migratory birds, it is a haven for bird watchers.

Distance from Haridwar: 137.5 km

Best Time: Mid October to Mid June

19 Jim Corbett Attractions

13. Auli

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Known For : Skiing in Auli Trishul Peak Auli Ropeway

Auli is one of the most popular skiing destinations in India. Dotted with the apple orchards, old oaks, and pine trees there is no dearth of natural beauty in Auli. It is also a very popular trekking destination near Haridwar.

Distance from Haridwar: 283.6 km

Distance from Haridwar: 285 km

Best Time: Throughout the year

12 Auli Attractions

14. Ranikhet

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Known For : Chaubatia Orchards Majhkhali Golf Course

Ranikhet meaning Queen's farm is a hill station developed by the Britishers around ancient temples, undulating Himalayan hills and forests. Ranikhet with its cool climate and simple natural beauty can freshen up your senses to the very core.

Distance from Haridwar: 302.8 km

Distance from Haridwar: 267 km

Best Time: Throughout the year

22 Ranikhet Attractions

15. Almora

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Known For : Zero Point Jageshwar Kasar Devi

Cradled in the wilderness of Himalayan ranges, the sprawling town of Almora shaped like a horse-shoe is a hill station that boasts of a pre-British heritage and an idyllic vibe. Almora is famous for its rich cultural heritage, unique handicrafts, sumptuous cuisine and magnificent wildlife, coupled with easy accessibility.

Distance from Haridwar: 309.7 km

Distance from Haridwar: 302 km

Best Time: Throughout the year

16 Almora Attractions

16. Chopta

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Known For : Tungnath Temple Deori Tal Tungnath and Chandrashila Trek

Chopta, a small hamlet located in Uttarakhand near Haridwar, is a trekker's heaven. The base camp of treks like Tugnanath, Deoria Tal and Chandrashila, Chopta is an ideal destination for intermediate trekkers to go on a guided trek and brush up their skills.

Distance from Haridwar: 187 km

Distance from Haridwar: 186 km

Best Time: March to June

5 Chopta Attractions

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FAQs on Places to Visit Near Haridwar

Which is the nearest hill station from Haridwar?

Almora is the nearest and the coldest hill station in Haridwar

Which village is best near Haridwar?

Ahamadpur Chiriya and Adarsh is the nearest villages to Haridwar

Is it better to stay in Haridwar or Rishikesh?

If you're looking just for a spiritual experience Haridwar is a good option, but if you want to try out some adventure sports as well then go for Rishikesh

What are the 5 pilgrimages in Haridwar?

The 'Panch Tirth' (Five Pilgrimages) within Haridwar according to Hindu traditions include "Gangadwar" (Har ki Pauri), Kushawart (Ghat in Kankhal), Bilwa Tirtha (Mansa Devi Temple), and Neel Parvat (Chandi Devi Temple).

How far is har ki pauri from haridwar station?

2 km

What is alternative to Haridwar?


Is 1 day enough for Haridwar?

People usually keep 2 or more days to visit Haridwar and it's recommended to atleast stay for 2 days to visit the famous places. 

Which holy city is near Haridwar?

Har ki Pauri.

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