Haridwar stands as a sacred place in Uttarakhand that calls out to devotees from all corners of the world that too round the year. Settled on the bank of holy River Ganga, Haridwar is speckled with temples that are all special in their own way, and thus, it wouldn’t be incorrect to call this destination in Uttarakhand an ideal pilgrimage place. One of those cities which is known to be an important Hindu pilgrimage site, Haridwar is also the host of the most important fair for Hindus which is Kumbh Mela. The city of Garhwal is also home to a lot of popular temples like Chandi Devi, Mansa Devi, Neelkanth, Daksheshwar Mahadev and the unique Bharat Mata Temple. Pilgrims from around the world come to this city in Garhwal Region to take a dip at the holy ghat of Har ki Pauri, where one can also witness the famed Ganga Aarti, both during the dawn and dusk.
The city that is also replete with a number of Ashram, is perfect to spend some time amongst total peace and in the presence of the divine one. Meditation and learning a thing or two about the Hindu scriptures can be reckoned one of the best things to do in Haridwar. Apart from this, Haridwar gives an opportunity to enjoy the acquaintance with the wildlife in the Rajaji National park, which is situated a short distance away from the city. Also, relish visiting Crystal World, which is a bustling amusement park in the vicinity of the city. The sightseeing tour in Haridwar will definitely include the Maya Devi Temple and Prem Nagar Ashram. Fold your hands in front of the huge statue of Lord Shiva standing in the Ganges; and visit Alaknanda and the Raja Birla Tower, which are also the spots that are not to be missed.