Loosely translated as the “Gateway to God”, Haridwar is considered to be one of the holiest cities in India. A starting point for the Charm Dham Yatra, a pilgrimage spanning 4 spots, thousands of devotees and tourists throng to this city every year.
The Sacred Sources of India’s Sacred Rivers
This city also serves as the starting point for those who intend to make the journey to the scared sources of the Rivers Ganga and Yamuna. It is believed that the elixir of immortality was spilled from a pitcher in Haridwar along with 3 other sites in India. One of the locations of the Kumbh Mela that is celebrated once every 12 years; visiting this holy town during these celebrations can be an overwhelming experience.
Exploring the Attractions of Haridwar
Make it a point to visit the Hari-Ki Pairi, where thousands of devotees gather ever day to worship and bathe in the Ganges. The Maya Devi Mandir that is located on an upper road derives its name from the presiding deity of the city. In every nook and cranny of this city, you will be able to explore the magic of devotion in all its forms. With a variety of photo ops and a chance to delve deeper into the philosophies of Hinduism, exploring Haridwar is an enriching experience for all.