A famous pilgrim place of Hindus religion, this town is located by the side of the river The Ganga and from here the Ganga river comes out of hills and starts flowing in plane areas. The clean water of The Ganga a sacred river for Hindus has added a lot of value to this town. A holy bath on this river at Haridwar is considered to be of high importance in the Hindu religion. Many Ashrams, temples, Dharma Salas are constructed in this holy city by the side of this river.

Haridwar is also famous for Char Dham Yatra ( Visit to four religious places ) for Hindus. From here the Char Dham Yatra to Gangotri, Yamunotri, Badrinath and Kedarnath is organized/started. It is customary to take a dip in the holey river Ganga at Haridwar before staring at Chardham Yotra. There are many travel agents here in this town to arrange your trip. Other than this Char Dham Yatra there are many other trips and trekking programs can be arranged from here.

Haridwar is well connected by road and rail by the Indian railway. There are express trains, Shatabdi, Rajdhani and Jana Satabdi trains run between Delhi and Haridwar. Some long-distance trains also connect Pilgrim places like Jagannatha Puri ( Orissa state ) to Haridwar ( Utkal Express ) and from other places. The journey by trains from Delhi takes nearly 5 hours depending on the type of train used. From Haridwar, one branch line goes to another pilgrim place Rishikesh and another line goes to Dehradun

Haridwar – The Gateway to God

Haridwar “locally known as Hardwar” serves as Gateway to God, is one of the Holiest Hindu cities of India and…

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