Haridwar is an ancient and religious place situated in the district of Uttarakhand, India.The River Ganga flows from its source at Gaumukh at the edge of the Gangotri Glacier, enters the Indo-Gangetic Plains of North India for the first time at Haridwar.It is a famous tourists attraction from where the people come across the India every year.The Hindu religion has attracted foreign visitors from all around the world because of the closely experience India's complex culture, various Hindu rituals and the ancient civilization.
Haridwar is a pilgrimage place situated in the foothills of the shivalik range in Garhwal Himalayas. The devotees take dip in the river to remove all the sin. Haridwar is a combinations of the two words Hari and Dwar. Hari means god and Dwar means gate, as it is assumed that it is a gateway to the God.On the hills you can see the holy temples Gangotri, Yamunotri, Kedarnath and Badrinath also known as chardham. It is like a entry point to these chardham. A large number of people visited here to attend the Maha Khumb Mela.
Har-Ki-Pauri is the major attraction of Haridwar. It is a sacred ghat built by the King Vikramaditya in the memory of his brother Bhartrihari. A large number of people visited here and take a holy dip in the river Gangas. It is believed that Lord Vishnu left his footprints. Here you can see the various temples and clock tower around the ghat. There are five bridges across the river and it is pleasant to go over the other side, which is much quieter.
Mansa Devi Temple
Mansa Devi temple is the famous temple of the Haridwar, it is the famous Durga temple situated on the southernmost hill of the Shivalik ranges. The Mansa Devi Temple is worth visiting and panoramic for the view of the city of Haridwar. Here you can reach by foot or by the cable car.
Kankhal is a famous tourists destination situated about 3 km from Haridwar. It is a place where the Sati, have burnt herself to death because her father Daksha’s as he did not invite Siva to a yagna. When Siva came to know that Sati had killed herself, he took up her body and danced. When the yoni fell, Siva took the form of a linga, and peace was re-established in the universe. There is the temple of Daksehwara in the Kankhal.