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Rooted in mythology, the city of Haridwar has a freshness you can seldom find in other places. The vast acres of lush greenery, the rhythmic sound of bells resonating from nearby temples, and the pleasant winds blowing across the hills transport you to a different time.
Haridwar is a one-stop destination for every traveler. From being home to numerous shrines for pilgrims to serving as a buzzing hub for adventure sports, Haridwar is replete with diverse experiences for the explorer in you.
Without further ado, here is a sneak-peek into five places to visit in Haridwar.
- Spiritual intervention – Mansa Devi Temple
Haridwar has more mythological stories attached to it than you could have ever imagined. One of the most famous tourist attractions here is the Mansa Devi Temple that is a part of many Haridwar tour packages.
Oblivious to the crowds that throng its premises, this temple sits silently on Bilwa Parvat. Goddess Mansa is said to fulfill the wishes of those who believe in her power. If this does not sound intriguing enough, imagine the breathtaking cable car ride view you would be missing out on if you skip this temple!
- Food for the mind, body, and soul – Patanjali Yog Peeth
Just because you are on a holiday, it does not mean you forget your daily fitness routine. And, no, we do not ask you to just start pumping weights. Instead, simply head to Patanjali Yog Peeth. This ashram, run by the Yoga Guru Baba Ramdev, organizes wellness programs, and of course Yoga sessions!
- Tracing the footsteps of the divine – Har ki Pauri
Many fascinating stories surround Har ki Pauri. While some name it to be the exact spot where Lord Vishnu and Lord Shiva visited, others believe it to be the spot where the elixir of immortality fell from heaven. At dusk, nothing in Haridwar is as enticing as Har ki Pauri as the warm glow of floating ‘diyas’ makes it a sight to behold. The daily Ganga Aarti, with the reverberating sounds of the chants, is a marvelous spectacle that you can experience with a Haridwar holiday package.
- Safari day – Rajaji National Park
Home to several species of plants and animals, Haridwar’s Rajaji National Park is a quiet haven to visit with your entire family. From panthers to barking deer, indulge your inner child as you catch your favorite animals live in action.
- Wellness programs – Shantikunj
Take the opportunity of enriching your overall well-being at Shantikunj. This ashram is popular among tourists visiting Haridwar and offers a wide range of services from Ayurvedic treatments to wellness programs. Moreover, all of these facilities are affordable and help you rejuvenate from within.
At Haridwar, you can always look forward to a range of activities for the entire family. While we have only mentioned a few in this article, some of the other popular places that are covered in Haridwar packages include Bhimgoda Tank, Sapt Sarovar Ashram, and Bara Bazaar. The pleasant climate of Haridwar makes it a place you can visit all year round, and with the right planning, you can rest assured of a great time.