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Places to visit in Haridwar

Places to visit in Haridwar

Ganga Aarti, Haridwar :- Ganga Aarti is a religious prayer that takes place at the bank of the sacred river Ganga at the Har Ki Pauri ghat in Haridwar. Bringing in tourists and devotees from all over the world, it is a ritual of light and sound where the priests perform prayers with bowls of fire and the ringing of the temple bells. Visitors float "diyas" (small candles) and flowers, surrounded by the chanting of the mantras and the reflection of the lights off the surface of the flowing river, which is said to be blessed by the Goddess Ganga.

Har Ki Pauri, Haridwar :- Regarded as one of the most sacred Ghats in Haridwar and India, Har Ki Pauri is a revered landmark and is visited by devotees and visitors in large number seeking the blessings of Holy Ganga by offering their prayers. Har Ki Pauri which literally translates to 'Steps to Lord Shiva' is situated in the holy city of Haridwar which is considered as one of the seven holiest places in the country. A dip in the river Ganges here is believed to wash away one's sins and according to the Indian mythology, it is one of the four places where the drops of elixir ('Amrit') were accidentally spilled by the celestial bird Garuda. The river is filled in a golden hue of countless diyas offered by devotees floating along the river.

Chandi Devi Temple, Haridwar :- The Chandi Devi Temple of Haridwar is a charming temple perched on the Neel Parvat of the Shivalik Hills. Built in the year 1929 by the then king of Kashmir, it is believed that this temple has existed in one form or the other since the 8th century. This is a very famous pilgrimage and gathers devotees all around the year. Chandi temple is also known as Neel Parvat Teerth is one of the five pilgrimages of Haridwar. It is also known as Siddha Peetha, a place where devotees worship to fulfil their desire. Because of its location, the Chandi Devi temple is also a preferred choice for trekking tourists. You can also reach the temple zenith by the means of a ropeway, the view from which is exhilarating.

Chilla Wildlife Sanctuary, Haridwar :- Spread across 249 sq km east of Ganges, the wildlife sanctuary is home to small cats, tigers, elephants and bears apart from various birds.

Shantikunj :- ShantikunjIt is the headquarter of one of the most famous spiritual and social organizations, the All World Gayatri Parivar in India. Situated at the bank of River Ganga and at a distance of about 5 km from Haridwar Railway Station, Shantikunj is approached by a large number of people seeking spiritual guidance. Therefore, it is one of the best places to see in Haridwar as it adds to your spiritual journey in the city.

Sapt Rishi Ashram Haridwar :- Sapt-Rishi-Ashram-in-HaridwLocated about 5 km away from Haridwar, Sapt Rishi Ashram is one place that every tourist should see. Maintaining an old-world charm, this ashram is the Sanskrit learning point. Sapt Rishi Ashram is so named, as it was the place where seven sages, namely Kashyapa, Vashisht, Gautam, Jamadagi, Vishwamitra, Bhardwaja and Atri once meditated. The ashram is at a short distance from the bank of the River Ganga and is also quite a picturesque place. It is also believed that Pandavas while going to Himalaya crossed this place as well.