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1. Ganga Aarti in Haridwar

Ganga Aarti in Haridwar
Must visit 4.6 /5

1 km
from city center
1 out of 35
places to visit in Haridwar

The Ganga Aarti in Hardwar is performed at the Har-ki-Pauri Ghat. It is a ritual of light and sound where the priests perform prayers with bowls of fire and the ringing of the temple bells. The aarti is organised twice a day, every morning at sunrise and every evening at sunset.

2. Har Ki Pauri

Har Ki Pauri
Must visit 4.3 /5

1 km
from city center
2 out of 35
places to visit in Haridwar

Regarded as one of the most sacred Ghats in Haridwar and India, Har Ki Pauri is a revered landmark and is visited by devotees and visitors in large numbers seeking the blessings of the Holy Ganga by offering their prayers. A dip in the river Ganges here is believed to wash away one's sins.

3. Mansa Devi Temple, Haridwar

Mansa Devi Temple, Haridwar
4.3 /5

1 km
from city center
3 out of 35
places to visit in Haridwar

The Mansa Devi Temple is a famous temple in Haridwar in Uttarakhand that is dedicated to the goddess Mansa Devi, who is considered to be a form of Shakti and is believed to have emerged from Lord Shiva's mind. It is one of the 'Panch Tirths' or the five pilgrimages in Haridwar. The ropeways that lead up to it is also a popular attraction.

4. Chandi Devi Temple

Chandi Devi Temple
4.4 /5

2 km
from city center
4 out of 35
places to visit in Haridwar

Devoted to Lord Durga's form Chandi, this ancient hill-top temple is famous for its wish fulfilling belief. You can reach the temple using Udan Khatola aka the ropeway or trek 45 minutes up the steep stairway.

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5. Rajaji National Park

Rajaji National Park
4.2 /5

26 km
from city center
5 out of 35
places to visit in Haridwar

Famous for its wildlife, especially for tigers and elephants, Rajaji National Park is a Tiger Reserve. It is spread over 3 districts of Uttarakhand including Dehradun, Haridwar and Pauri Garhwal. Apart from the Jeep Safari and Elephant Safari, the 34 km jungle track is a major attraction here.

6. Shanti Kunj Haridwar

Shanti Kunj Haridwar

6 km
from city center
6 out of 35
places to visit in Haridwar

Shantikunj is a world-renowned ashram and the headquarter of All World Gayatri Pariwar (AWGP) located in Haridwar. The Shantikunj ashram has Yagya shala, Gayatri Mata Temple, Akhand Deep, Devatma Himalaya Temple, temples of ancient Rishis and an Exhibition of Divine Culture.

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7. Bharat Mata Mandir Haridwar

Bharat Mata Mandir Haridwar
3.9 /5

5 km
from city center
7 out of 35
places to visit in Haridwar

The Bharat Mata Mandir in Haridwar is dedicated to India as a country. The temple has a massive map of Mother India on the ground, denoting the statue of the mother of India depicted as a four-armed Hindu goddess wearing saffron-coloured robes, holding a book, sheaves of rice, a mala, and a white cloth.

8. Patanjali Yogpeeth Haridwar

Patanjali Yogpeeth Haridwar

16 km
from city center
8 out of 35
places to visit in Haridwar

Patanjali Yogpeeth is a medical and research institute in Yoga and Ayurveda, located in Haridwar, Uttarakhand. It is also renowned as one of the largest yoga institutes in India as well as in the world. If one is interested in Ayurveda and Yoga, it is one of the finest places to visit in Haridwar. It comprises of two campuses: Patanjali Yogpeeth I and Patanjali Yogpeeth II.

9. Daksha Mahadev Temple

Daksha Mahadev Temple
3.9 /5

3 km
from city center
9 out of 35
places to visit in Haridwar

A famous temple in Kankhal, Haridwar Daksha Mahadev Temple is dedicated to Lord Shiva. The temple is named after King Daksha Prajapati, the father of Goddess Sati. Also known as Daksheswara Mahadev Temple, it houses the Yajna Kund and the Daksha ghat on the left of the main temple where devotees take a dip in the holy Ganga River.

10. Vaishno Devi Temple, Haridwar

Vaishno Devi Temple, Haridwar
3.8 /5

5 km
from city center
10 out of 35
places to visit in Haridwar

A replica of the Vaishno Devi temple in Kashmir, the temple is marked by tunnels and caves that lead to the inner sanctum containing the shrine of Goddess Vaishno Devi. This is also one of the Shakti Peethas temples.

11. Maya Devi Temple

Maya Devi Temple
3.8 /5

0 km
from city center
11 out of 35
places to visit in Haridwar

Built in the 11th century, the Maya Devi temple in Haridwar is one of the oldest temples in India. It is dedicated to Hindu goddess Maya and is also one of the three Shaktipeeth, believed to be the place where the heart and navel of Goddess Sati fell.

12. Saptrishi Ashram

Saptrishi Ashram
3.7 /5

6 km
from city center
12 out of 35
places to visit in Haridwar

Famous for having hosted 7 great sages- Kashyapa, Vashishta, Atri, Vishwamitra, Jamadagi, Bharadwaja and Gautam, this ashram is well known for its tranquil atmosphere ideal for meditation. It is also believed that Ganga split herself into seven currents at this spot.

13. Ma Anandamayi Ashram

Ma Anandamayi Ashram

3 km
from city center
13 out of 35
places to visit in Haridwar

Located in Kankhal in Haridwar, Ma Anandamayi Ashram is a spiritual centre and ashram dedicated to Sri Ma Anandamayi who was a prominent Bengali mystic and a spiritual personality. The ashram has a mausoleum or a Samadhi which houses the grave of Ma Anandamayi. The complex houses several buildings meant for meditation, yoga and similar activities.

14. Swami Vivekanand Park

Swami Vivekanand Park

2 km
from city center
14 out of 35
places to visit in Haridwar

Swami Vivekanand Park is one of the few amusement parks in Haridwar located near Har ki Pauri. A massive statue of Swami Vivekananda and Lord Shiva are the main highlights which are visible even from a distance. This park is ideal for day picnics and jogging activities.

15. Fun Valley Water Park

Fun Valley Water Park

21 km
from city center
15 out of 35
places to visit in Haridwar

Fun Valley is a gorgeous water park nestled in the valley of Haridwar. It offers close to 21 thrilling water rides, roller coasters, aqua dancing, DJ etc. In addition to that, it has an amusement park which boasts of a plethora of adventure activities to give you an adrenaline rush.

16. Bhuma Niketan

Bhuma Niketan

4 km
from city center
16 out of 35
places to visit in Haridwar

Situated on the Saptasarovar Marg, Bhuma Niketan is a popular pilgrim spot in Haridwar. The shrine houses magnificent idols of several gods and goddesses. However, the highlight of the temple are the sculptures of Shiva and Parvati adorning the entrance gates of the shrine.

17. Bilkeshwar Mahadev Temple

Bilkeshwar Mahadev Temple

1 km
from city center
17 out of 35
places to visit in Haridwar

Bilkeshwar Mahadev Temple is situated in the valley of Billa Parvat near Har ki Pauri in Haridwar and is dedicated to Lord Shiva and his consort Parvati. It is believed that the site at which the temple sits is the same spot where Goddess Parvati worshipped Lord Shiva and he accepted to make her his wife. Being surrounded by woods in a hilly area, the Bilkeshwar Mahadev Temple is a weekend getaway and picnic spot for the locals and the visiting tourists.

18. Prem Nagar Ashram

Prem Nagar Ashram

18 out of 35
places to visit in Haridwar

Located at a distance of 3 km from Haridwar, Prem Nagar Ashram is an epitome and a manifestation of serenity that was also a retreat for a lot of saints and sages for a lot of years. It was built in 1943 by Yogiraj Satgurudev Shri Hans Ji Maharaj and was later developed by his wife Jagat Janani Shri Mata Ji and his son Shri Satpal Ji Maharaj. Built on the banks of the river Ganges, the ashram is nothing but beautiful.

19. Kumbh Mela, Haridwar

Kumbh Mela, Haridwar

552 km
from city center
19 out of 35
places to visit in Haridwar

Haridwar in Uttarakhand is an important pilgrimage town for the Hindus. The place is a perfect escape from the cacophony of urban life and a beautiful amalgamation of old and new, replete with beauty, culture, history and spirituality. Haridwar is known as the ‘Abode of God’ because of its serenity and scenic beauty by the River Ganga. The most famous fair in the world - Kumbh Mela is celebrated here once in twelve years. It’s a sight that should never be missed.

20. Bara Bazar

Bara Bazar
3.2 /5

28 km
from city center
20 out of 35
places to visit in Haridwar

Being primarily a pilgrimage destination, Haridwar has numerous shops along its streets selling all essentials that a pilgrim would need. Bada Bazar in Haridwar is great place to shop for wooden items and handicrafts.

21. Pawan Dham

Pawan Dham

4 km
from city center
21 out of 35
places to visit in Haridwar

Pawan Dham, an ancient temple in Haridwar located at Bhagirathi Nagar, Bhupatwala, is a non-profit organization and a revered site among Hindu pilgrims. The major highlight of the temple is the gorgeous idol of Lord Krishna preaching the Bhagavad Geeta to Arjun. The stunning interiors and divine atmosphere of Pawan Dham attract devotees.

22. Jai Ram Ashram

Jai Ram Ashram

2 km
from city center
22 out of 35
places to visit in Haridwar

Situated at Bhimgoda in Haridwar, Jai Ram Ashram was founded by Adi Guru Sri Jai Ram Maharaj in 1891. The ashram has gained fame in the short term owing to the services it provides. The well-maintained gardens with colourful fountains and blooming flowers add to the beauty of the ashram.

23. Vishnu Ghat

Vishnu Ghat

1 km
from city center
23 out of 35
places to visit in Haridwar

Haridwar is the land of ghats and Vishnu Ghat is among the most serene and tranquil ghats of the city. Situated quite close to Hari ki Pauri, this ghat is comparatively less crowded and is visited mostly by Vaishnavites for the Vishnu Ghat is named after Lord Vishnu. Being one of the cleanest ghats in Haridwar, people often come to this ghat to take a dip in the holy River Ganga and absolve their sins.

24. Parad Shivling

Parad Shivling

9 km
from city center
24 out of 35
places to visit in Haridwar

Parad Shivlinga is a unique religious site housed in Harihar Ashram, Haridwar on the Kankhal Road. The word Parad Shivlinga is derived from "Parad" meaning mercury and "Shivling" which is a sacred symbol of Lord Shiva. Thus, Parad Shivling is also known as the Mercury Shivling, making it a holy pilgrimage site among the devotees of Lord Shiva visiting Haridwar.

25. Birla Ghat

Birla Ghat

0 km
from city center
25 out of 35
places to visit in Haridwar

One of the ancient ghats in Haridwar, the Birla Ghat is a pristine and tranquil site, situated adjacent to Vishnu Ghat. Situated on the banks of the pious River Ganga, there is a flight of stairs that lead towards the holy water, enabling the devotees to take a dip and absolve their sins, as is believed by many. Security barriers are installed near the flight of stairs to prevent people from drowning while bathing in the Ganga River's strong water current.

26. Gau Ghat

Gau Ghat

1 km
from city center
26 out of 35
places to visit in Haridwar

Gau Ghat is located on the southern part of Subhash Ghat and is relatively less crowded. The ashes of Mahatma Gandhi, Indira Gandhi and Jawaharlal Nehru were cremated at this ghat. It is a common belief among Hindus that killing a cow is a sin equal to killing a Brahman. Devotees visit Gau Ghat to cleanse themselves of the sin of killing a cow, hence the name.

27. Gaurishankar Mahadev Temple

Gaurishankar Mahadev Temple

2 km
from city center
27 out of 35
places to visit in Haridwar

Located in Bilkeswar Nagar in Haridwar, near the Chandi Devi Temple, the Gaurishankar Mahadev Temple is dedicated to Lord Shiva. The temple is thronged by pilgrims owing to its picturesque locales, the adjacent flowing river and the Himalayas in the backdrop.

28. Neel Dhara Pakshi Vihar

Neel Dhara Pakshi Vihar

6 km
from city center
28 out of 35
places to visit in Haridwar

Neel Dhara Pakshi Vihar is situated at Bhimgoda Barrage in Haridwar and has a rich flora and fauna. A popular tourist spot, the site offers rare bird watching opportunities and a panoramic view of the Shivaliks in the backdrop. The place is famous for its unrealistically beautiful locales and is a must visit if you are in the area.

29. Doodhadhari Barfani Temple

Doodhadhari Barfani Temple

3 km
from city center
29 out of 35
places to visit in Haridwar

Located on the Haridwar Rishikesh highway and very close to Har ki Pauri in Haridwar, the Doodhadhari Barfani Temple is a cluster of several small shrines dedicated to various Hindu gods and goddesses. The temple is built completely out of white marble. The highlight is the Ram-Sita and Hanuman Mandir.

30. Bhimgoda Tank

Bhimgoda Tank

2 km
from city center
30 out of 35
places to visit in Haridwar

Bhimgoda Tank is a sacred water tank situated near Birla Ghat in Haridwar. The tank is named after Bhima - one of the five Pandava brothers. The tank is refurbished with the water of the Ganges and is surrounded by well-groomed lush gardens. The locale is also beautified with water fountains and flower beds and hence is a popular tourist spot.

31. Kushavarta Ghat

Kushavarta Ghat

1 km
from city center
31 out of 35
places to visit in Haridwar

Believed to have been constructed in the 18th century by the Maratha queen Ahilyabai Holkar,, Kushavarta Ghat is considered the most sacred and auspicious ghat of the city. The final rites and rituals of the deceased are performed at the banks of the river including the Shraddha rites, after which the devotees take a dip in the holy waters of the Ganges.

32. Sureshwari Devi Temple

Sureshwari Devi Temple

6 km
from city center
32 out of 35
places to visit in Haridwar

Situated a little on the outskirts of the city in Ranipur near Haridwar, Sureshwari Devi Temple is dedicated to Goddess Durga. The temple is located amidst dense green forests and beautiful natural locales and hence it also makes up for a popular tourist spot near the city besides being an important pilgrimage centre.

33. Crystal World

Crystal World

18 km
from city center
33 out of 35
places to visit in Haridwar

Spread over 18 acres of land in the holy land of the Ganges, Crystal World Water Park boasts of over 18 thrilling water rides. They also have the very famous 5D water ride in addition to several other games and activities. The park is also known to host private parties, weddings and other functions.

34. Adbhut Mandir

Adbhut Mandir

7 km
from city center
34 out of 35
places to visit in Haridwar

Located in Haripur Kalan in Haridwar, Adbhut Mandir is a revered Hindu temple dedicated to Lord Shiva and Goddess Parvati. With a backdrop of green hills, blue mountains and the cascading river, the temple offers peace and calm like no other place. It is visited by tourists and devotees alike.

35. Local Markets

Local Markets
3.2 /5

6 km
from city center
35 out of 35
places to visit in Haridwar

Local shops in Haridwar sell all the essentials that a pilgrim would need.

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Can you suggest an itinerary for Haridwar?

Day 1 - After reaching Haridwar, go to the Holy River Ganga for a dip. After that enjoy the Desi breakfast and go to Mansa Devi temple. The goddess is very famous as it is believed that she grants wishes. You should also visit Maya Devi temple and Chandi Dev temple. After that, in the evening you should visit Har ki Pauri Ghat. It is very well known holy bank of river Ganga. During sunset every day, Ganga aarti is performed here and you should not miss it.
Day 2 - Beginning with another holy dip in river Ganga start your day by visiting the beautiful ashrams in Haridwar. Shanti Kunj Ashram is built in a beautiful garden where many spiritual activities are organised for the purity of souls. From there you can go to Patanjali Yogpeeth for stretching of your body by doing yoga. The trips to ashrams can be life changing for many. Haridwar is known for yoga practice and for finding inner peace.
Day 3 - You can explore the adventurous side of yours. Haridwar also hosts activities like trekking, bird watching, river rafting and much more. Rajaji National Park is another major attraction here for having a large population of elephants and tigers. In the evening, you can enjoy the famous aloo puri at Mohanji Puriwale and Kachoris at Kashyap Kachoriwala. The desi cuisine is better than any other place.

How can I commute within Haridwar?

Numerous buses, taxis and auto-rickshaws ply across the city. You can also take the local train that connects most of the city.
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What are the top sightseeing places in Haridwar?

The top sightseeing places in Haridwar are Ganga Aarti in Haridwar, Har Ki Pauri, Chandi Devi Temple, Chilla Wildlife Sanctuary, Mansa Devi Temple, Haridwar, Bharat Mata Mandir Haridwar.
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