Pilgrimage, Culture


314 m

STD Code


Best Season

Oct - April


Haridwar/249xxx (vary)


Hindi, English


Haridwar Travel Guide

The word ‘Haridwar’ means Gateway to God. As the name only suggests it is one of the seven holiest cities (Sapt Puris) in India. It is located on the banks of the holy Ganga River in Uttrakhand state.

The ancient city has a number of temples, ashrams, ghats and numerous other spectacular sites for pilgrims visiting from all over the world. The city is visited by uncountable devotees and tourists all year-round. As the footfall increasing during the Maha Kumbh Mela which is held every 12 years and the Ardh Kumbh Mela which is held every 6 years. This city is becoming more popular among tourists.

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Best Tourist Places In Haridwar

  • Har Ki Pauri
  • Shanti Kunj
  • Ganga Aarti

Har Ki Pauri

Every tourist knows about Har ki Pauri in Haridwar. It is a very popular place to visit. Har ki Pauri means the footsteps of God. It is a very known holy ghat, where the river Ganges touches the plains after reaching its ways through the Himalayan ranges. Local visitors and tourists appear near this pious ghat usually around dawn to take a holy dip. The Ganga Aarati is a famous and very big event that takes place in Haridwar.
It is unbelievable to watch the whole ghat getting brighten up by the shimmering lights of the three-tiered lamps of fire in the hands of the priests at the time of aarti. The devotees float thousands of diyas on the surface of the water giving the river Ganges a surreal aura of beauty. A major tourist attraction during the daytime is a footprint that is imprinted on a wall. It is believed to belong to Lord Vishnu.

Shanti Kunj

Enjoy the realm of spirituality and wellness at Shanti Kunj when you visit Haridwar. Shanti Kunj is known as the headquarters of All World Gayatri Power and attracts a huge number of pilgrims. It is believed that the ashram will guide you towards the right path and offers unconditional peace and happiness. Undertaking inspiration from spiritual principles, Shanti Kunj is known to be a pioneer in the revival of Rishi traditions and divine culture in India.
Some of the major tourist attractions of Shanti Kunj are the Yagya shala, Gayatri Mata temple, Akhand Deep, Devatma Himalaya temple and all the temples are dedicated to ancient rishis. Do visit this beautiful, spiritual and peaceful Ashram when visiting Haridwar.

Ganga Aarti

According to Hindu traditions and Indian culture, the river Ganga is the Divine Mother who gifts life to the people in the form of water. Ganga Aarti is basically the worship of the river Ganga. Thousands of tourists and visitors gather to watch the aarti both in the morning as well as in the evening.
Though the early morning aartis are really beautiful in the wake of the dawn. But, it is the evening aartis with vibrant lights from the candles and diyas, which are really mesmerising and draws more tourist attraction.
Do visit this place with your family and friends.