5 Things To Do In Haridwar
Haridwar is a city and municipal corporation in the Haridwar district of Uttarakhand, India. It is the second-largest city in the state with a population of 228,832 in 2011. People from across India visit Haridwar for pilgrimage and to take a holy dip into the holy river Ganges. Haridwar City is ancient and is one of the most sacred cities in India. The diverse nature of the Hindu religion has attracted foreign visitors from all around the world. People are attracted to Gateway to Gods because they can see the complex culture of India, various Hindu customs, and ancient civilization.
Har ki Pauri
People can find the Lord’s footsteps at Har ki Pauri, one of the tourist places in Haridwar. It is the holy ghat where the river Ganges touches the plains after winding its way through the Himalayan ranges. The priests believe that Lord Shiva and Lord Vishnu came to the Brahmakund of Har Ki Pauri during the Vedic period. Lord Vishnu’s foot imprints gave the Ghat its name, and one of the stones of the Ghat bears these imprints.
Shantikunj is a world-renowned ashram and headquarters of All World Gayatri Pariwar (AWGP), located in Haridwar. Pandit Shriram Sharma Acharya established Shantikunj in 1971.
Chilla Wildlife Sanctuary
Find that Haridwar makes your visit exciting with its religion, culture, and more. All wildlife lovers in Haridwar can treat themselves to the impressive range of animals and birds at Chilla Wildlife Sanctuary. Among the major wildlife species you can expect to witness here are elephant, tiger, leopard, and bear.
Someone has declared the land of ghats as Gateway to Gods and has named Vishnu Ghat as one of the most serene and tranquil ghats of the city. People visit the Vishnu Ghat, situated close to Hari ki Pauri and comparatively less crowded because it is named after Lord Vishnu. People often come to this ghat, one of the cleanest ghats in Haridwar, to take a dip in the holy River Ganga and absolve their sins.
Chandi Devi Temple
Chandi Devi Temple is a Hindu temple in the holy city of Haridwar in the Indian state of Uttarakhand. Goddess Durga’s energy gave birth to Chandika Devi, who killed the demon king Shumbha-Nishumbha at the Chandi Devi Temple, located at the top of Neel Parvat.