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About Haridwar

Haridwar is a highly revered city in the state of Uttarakhand. The holy town is a major attraction for the pilgrims around the world. The city has a very rich popularity among the pilgrimage destinations. The Haridwar city is also known as the "Gateway to the Lord". The word Haridwar is combined of two words 'Hari' stands for Lord and 'Dwar' stands for gate. That is why this sacred site is famous as "Gateway to the Lord". This sacred place is located on the bank of the sacred river Ganga. There are many shrines, temples and ashrams in the town to offer prayers. This is a hustling site with crowded markets.

Haridwar is the Gateway of Chardham yatra too. People from all over the world visit the devoted site every year to perform the Chardham yatra. The Chardham yatra adds Yamunotri, Gangotri, Badrinath and Kedarnath, the sacred destinations of devotion. According to the Hindu mythology it is said that the religious professionals named this holy site Haridwar. The city is also popular for the well known fair Kumbh Mela that comes once in every 12 years and Ardha Kumbh Mela is held once in every six years. Countless people take part in this Mela. Different types of stalls and shops having religious aspects are the major attractions for the pilgrims in Haridwar. There is "Rajaji National Park", which lies at a distance of 10 kilometers, is must to see one for wild life lovers.

The place Haridwar occupies an area of 12 sq. kilo meter and elevated at 2927 meters high above the mean sea level. And the Haridwar district has an area of 2360 sq. kilo meter, located at the Northern India. Rishies, pundits, men, women and sages come to Haridwar to take a holy dip in the holy River Ganga. In Hindu mythos, the most Sacred river Ganga has a rich status for the Hindus or devotees. The place is also very famous for arts, science and culture. There are so many institutions of arts, science and culture in which so many students are admitting every year. Rishikesh, Dehradun and Mussoorie are the major tourist attractions in the area. Tourists come here every year to spend their holiday vacation. The better period to visit the place is from April to October.



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