“As per Indian mythology”, Lord Shiva who is otherwise called Bholenath, Shanker, and Mahadev freed the Ganga Mother by unwinding his secures in Haridwar city. The journey to Haridwar is of great importance in Hinduism.”
Places to visit in Haridwar
Har Ki Pauri Ghat
People come to Haridwar to take bath in Maa Ganga. The most famous ghat for bathing here is Har Ki Pauri Ghat. It is considered the most sacred ghat here. It is said that Lord Shiva and Vishnu appeared at this holy place. It was built by King Vikramaditya in the memory of his brother Brithri. The Kumbh Mela is also held here every twelve years.
Maa Mansa Devi Temple
Those who go to Haridwar must visit Maa Mansa Devi Temple. This temple is situated on Bilwa mountain. To visit it, you can either go on foot or you can go through the flying cradle. It is said that whatever wishes the devotees ask for here, Maa Mansa Devi definitely fulfills them. Here people tie a thread to the tree for their faith and when their wish is fulfilled, they come and untie the thread.
Chandi Devi Temple
The temple of Chandi Devi is on Neel Parvat. You can also go on foot and through flying cots to visit them. There are Annapurna Devi, Maa Bhadrakali Temple, Kaal Bhairav Temple, Sankat Mochan Hanuman Temple, and other small temples in this temple complex. When you climb the mountain on foot, then many temples also come on the way. The view from this temple located on Neel Parvat is also very beautiful. Many tourists are eager for this sight.
Maya Devi Temple
Maya Devi Temple is a very old temple of the 11th century in Haridwar. It is also called Shakti Peeth. It is located at a distance of 3 kilometers from Haridwar Railway Station. A devotee’s prayer never gets rejected here because the mother fulfills the wishes of all the devotees. There are many Shivlings built in the premises of this temple. There is also a huge Trishul here.
There is no doubt that India is the land of sages. Rishis are mentioned in many stories and Puranas. The seven great sages of India are called Bhardwaj, Vishamitra, Atri, Vashishtha, Kashyap, Gautam, and Jamdagni Saptarishi. It is believed that the Saptarishis of Haridwar used to worship in the ashram itself. There are many temples built in this ashram, which you can visit.
Mata Vaishno Devi Temple
Vaishno Mata Temple is at some distance from Bharat Mata Temple. This temple has been artificially built on the lines of the Katra temple. In this temple, you will have the darshan of Mata Vaishno Devi as well as the darshan of twelve Jyotirlingas. You will also be able to visit the Amarnath cave in the caves of this temple.
When should I visit Haridwar?
You can go to Haridwar any time of the year because people keep coming here for 12 months, yet if the weather is comfortable, avoid going here in the rain and in summer because there is a lot of crowd at this time. If you want to avoid the crowd then you should go from September to November and from February to May. In these months, there is a reduction in the crowd here.
Accommodation in Haridwar
It is the wish of every human being to visit Haridwar. There are many hotels and guest houses to stay in here, but more people come here, so sometimes you may have a problem with accommodation. If you are coming after booking in advance, then there is no problem. But there is no action for booking, so you can take shelter in Dharamshala.
How to reach Haridwar?
Haridwar is located in the Indian state of Uttarakhand which was earlier Uttaranchal. If you want to go here by plane, then you will have to land at Dehradun airport first and reach Haridwar by bus or taxi from here. You can book your cab from the Haridwar taxi service.
If you want to come by train, there is a railway station in Haridwar from where trains run from some major districts. You can reach Haridwar by connecting the train to your city. Apart from this, if you want to come by bus or private vehicle, then Haridwar city is connected by many highways.