Haridwar


Haridwar, also spelled Hardwar, is an ancient city and municipality in the Haridwar district of Uttarakhand, India. According to legend, it was here that Goddess Ganga descended when Lord Shiva released the mighty river from the locks of his hair. The River Ganga, after flowing for 253 kilometers (157 mi) from its source at Gaumukh at the edge of the Gangotri Glacier, enters the Gangetic Plain for the first time at Haridwar, which gave the city its ancient name, Gangadwára.

Places of interest

  • Har Ki Pauri
  • Chandi Devi Temple
  • Mansa Devi Temple
  • Maya Devi Temple
  • Kankhal
  • Piran Kaliyar
  • Neel Dhara Pakshi Vihar
  • Bhimgoda Tank
  • Dudhadhari Barfani Temple
  • Sureshvari Devi Temple
  • Pawan Dham
  • Bharat Mata Mandir
  • Sapta Rishi Ashram and Sapta Sarovar
  • Parad Shivling
  • Ramanand Ashram
  • Uma Maheswar Sanyas Ashram
  • Shri Chintamani Parshwnath Jain Shwetambar Mandir
  • Anandamayi Maa Ashram
  • Shantikunj
  • Patanjali Yogpeeth (Trust)
  • Ramakrishna Math and Ramakrishna Mission Sevashrama

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