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Haridwar

Location
Haridwar Haridwar is located 214 km northeast of Delhi, along a 3 km stretch of the Ganges River, Haridwar rests in the foothills of the Shivaliks


General Overview
Travel to Haridwar, a land which carries the cultural heritage of all times. In the ancient scriptures, Haridwar is better known as Mayapur. The city is quiet known for many things apart from the holy river Ganges. Haridwar, the sacred city of India, is just 225 kms northeast of Delhi. Haridwar is quiet popular for its temples, bathing ghats and tanks. Situated on the banks of river Ganga, devotees from all over India flock to this land in order to have a holy dip and attain sanctity.


Climate
Winter temperatures in Haridwar remain between 10°C and 28°C. In the summer, however, it may get as pleasant as 17°C and as hot as 35°C.
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Fact File

Area 12 sq. km.
Climate Summer : Max 35.6ºC, Min 16.9ºC. Winter : Max 28.3ºC, Min 10.6ºC.
Rainfall 162 cm average yearly
Clothing Summer : cottons/tropical. Winter : woolens.
Languages spoken- Hindi, English , Garwali.
STD Code 01334


Places of Interests
Ganga Aarti at Har ki Pauri, HaridwarHar Ki Pauri - Har Ki Pauri is one of the sacred bathing ghats at Haridwar. The best time to visit Haridwar is during sunset when you can actually view the Aarti of Ganga river.

Chandi Devi - Chanda Devis is located across the main Ganga river, on the other bank is the Neel Parvat. The popular Chandi Devi Temple is located atop it. One has to trek at least 3 Kms. on the hill to reach it. Other temples in close vicinity on the hill itself are the temples of Gauri Shankar, Neeleshwar Mahadev and Anjani Devi.

Bhimgada Tank - You can easily locate Bhimgada Tank on the way to Rishikesh, this tank is said to have been made by Bhim with the blow of his knee, when the Pandavas were going to the Himalayas through Haridwar.

Sapt Rishi Ashram and Sapt Sarovar - Legends abound in India. Here, it is said, Ganga divide herself in seven currents so that the Sapt (seven) Rishis worshipping there would not be disturbed.

Canal Centenary Bridge - Located near Har-ki-Pauri, this bridge commands a beautiful view of the canal and all the ghats.

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Connectivity
By Air - Nearest airport is at Jollygrant in Dehradhun which is. 35 Kms from Haridwar. It is well connected to the major cities like Delhi etc. Regular flights are available by Indian Airlines and Jet Airways.
Pilgrims bathing at Har Ki Pauri Ghat at the Kumbh Mela, Haridwar
By Rail - Haridwar is well linked to the major cities of India with regular and express trains. The major trains are 4309/4310 Ujjain-Haridwar-Dehradun, 2019/2020 Bombay-Haridwar-Dehradun, 4041/4042 Delhi-Haridwar-Dehradun, 4265/4266 Varanasi to Haridwar to Dehradun, 3009/3010 Howrah-Haridwar-Dehradun, 2017/2018.

By Road - Haridwar is well linked to the major cities, it lies on the National Highway no. 45 and road network is good. The distances in km from some cities are Delhi-214, Agra-386, Ambala-168, Badrinath-325, Dehradun-52, Kedarnath-250, Saharanpur-81, Nainital-386. There are regular buses from Delhi in every 30 minutes. You can take the Delhi Transport Corporation(DTC) or private deluxe coaches.


Accommodation
Haridwar has different categories of hotels and other accommodation options for its visitors. The price range varies noticeably to meet the demand for various class of tourists. Thus, one can select from the luxury and the budget hotels in Haridwar.


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