NEAR BY ATTRACTIONS
The Ganga Aarti is one of the main attractions of Haridwar and is performed at the Har-
ki-Pauri Ghat. The aarti is performed twice a day, in the morning at sunrise and during
evening at the sunset. People float flowers and diyas on the Ganga after the aarti. The
morning aarti starts at 5:30 am and continues till 6:30 am and the timing of the evening
aarti is 6pm to 7 pm.
One of the most scared Ghats of Haridwar, Har-ki-Pauri was built by Raja Vikramaditya in the 1 st Century. It is situated at the centre of the town and can be reached very easily by auto or rickshaw from any part of the town. The Ganga aarti is performed here, twice every day. The name Har-ki-Pauri means footprints of god as it is believed that Lod Shiva and Lord Vishnu have visited the place during Vedic times. Devotees visit the place in large numbers daily and offer their prayers to Holy Ganga river.
Chandi Devi Temple
Situated on top of the Neel Parvat on the Eastern summit of Sivalik Hills, Chandi Devi
Temple is a Hindu temple, built by Suchat Singh in 1929. Suchat Singh was the King of
Kashmir. It is believed that the main deity of the temple is installed by Adi
Shankaracharya, one of the greatest priests of Hindu religion, in 8 th century. This is one
of the ancient temples of India and is 4 kilometres away from Har-ki-Pauri.
Mansa Devi temple
Pilgrims going to Haridwar consider Mansa Devi Temple a must visit. This temple can only be visited through trekking or by a rope-way service, commonly known as ‘Mansa Devi Udankhatola. The temple is located 3 kilometers away from the main town of Haridwar.
Rajaji National Park
Located 21.7 kilometers from Haridwar, Rajaji National Park is an Indian National Park
and a Tiger Reserve and is spread over Haridwar, Dehradun and Pauri Garhwal and 820
kilometers. The Ganga and the Song rivers flow through the national park. It takes
around 45 mins to reach the park from Haridwar via road.
Sapt Rishi Ashram
It is believed that the seven great sages- Vashishth, Kashyap, Atri, Vishwamitra, Bharadwaja, Gautam and Jamadagni met at this place to meditate and thus the name.The ashram is located the bank of river Ganga, at a point from where the river splits into seven different streams, also known as sapto sarovars. The place is very popular among the Hindu pilgrims. Not only that, students also reside here to study and leans from the saints.
Swami Vivekananda Park
The park is famous for its mighty statue of Lord Shiva, which is visible even from a
distance. The park is located very near to Ha-ki-Pauri and is triangular in shape. With
its lush green lawns and flowering beds, the park is ideal for picnic.