Haridwar Travel Guide (Char Dham)
Haridwar means Gateway to God, is one of the Hindu holy places in India and a center of Hindu religion and mysticism for centuries.
Haridwar is located on the banks of River Ganges (Ganga), at the point where the Ganges descends from the hills to the North Indian plains, Haridwar attracts a large number of Hindu pilgrims from all over the world.
Haridwar during Char Dham yatra
Haridwar is start and end point for Char dham Yatra which comprises of Gangotri, Yamunotri, Kedarnath and Badrinath.
Haridwar is about 200 km from Delhi, and well connected by road and rail network from all parts of India.
Places to See in Haridwar
- Hari-ki-Pairi (or Har-ki-Pauri) - devotees gather to bath and worship on the Ganges. According to legend, this is where a drop of nectar fell from the churning of the oceans when the world was created, and a stone wall has Vishnu's footprint. Each evening around 7 PM,(5.45 PM in winter) thousands gather and worship the river Goddess by putting diyas (floating lamps) in the river.
- Maya Devi Mandir: located on upper road. This temple is one of the 51 "shakti peeths" and its the presiding deity of Haridwar. It is from this temple Haridwar derives its other name Mayapur.
- Mansa Devi Mandir: atop a hill near the center of town. Can be reached by cable car or by a road that gently winds uphill (about 2 km), starting from Railway Rd.
- Bharat Mata Mandir: 5 km north of the center. Dedicated to Mother India, this is half temple, half nation building exercise, with seven floors stacked with deities, saints, and secular heroes of all Indian faiths. Some signage in English.
- Chandi Devi Mandir: 8-9KM from railway station, you get the combi package to see both the temples by AC bus including bus and ropeway charges
- Daksh mandir: 7-8 km from railway station,you get rickshaw or you can hire a auto,near also many mandirs to see at kankhal.
- Bilkeshwar Mahadev Mandir: Shiva temple located on a hill.
- Ma Anandamayee Ashram: Located at Kankhal. The samadhi of Shree Shree Ma Anandamayee is located here and is also the Head Office of the revered organisation.
Haridwar in Char Dham Road Route Plan
Haridwar - Rishikesh - Chamba - Tehri - Dharasu - Barkot - Sayana Chatti - Hanuman Chatti - Jankichatti - Yamunotri - Uttarkashi - Harsil - Gangotri (Gaumukh) - Srinagar - Rudraprayag - Augustmuni - Phata - Sitapur - Guptkashi - Gaurikund - Kedarnath - Ukhimath - Chopta - Gopeshwar - Chamoli - Pipalkoti - Joshimath (Auli) - Govindghat - Hanuman Chatti - Badrinath - Nandprayag - Karnprayag - Devprayag
Haridwar Google Maps
Haridwar Hotels and Resorts
There are many options for accommodation in Haridwar during Char Dham Yatra. Following is the list of hotels, resorts, guest houses in Haridwar.
List of Haridwar Hotels
- Hotel Alpana (for booking contact here: Hotel Alpana Haridwar )
- Ambrosia Sarovar Portico (for booking contact here: Haridwar Ambrosia Sarovar Portico)
- Anuradha Palace (for booking contact here: Hotel Anuradha Palace)
- Hotel Bhaj Govindam (for booking contact here: Bhaj Govindam)
- Classic Residency (for booking contact here: Hotel Classic Residency)
- Hotel Disney Inn (for booking contact here: Disney Inn)
- Dream Land Hotel (for booking contact here: Dream Land Haridwar)
- Gagandeep Hotel (for booking contact here: Hotel Gagandeep)
- Ganga Lahiri (for booking contact here: Ganga Lahri Haridwar)
- Ganges Rivera Resort (for booking contact here: Ganges Rivera
- Hotel Hari Heritage (for booking contact here: Hotel Hari Heritage
- Hotel Haveli Hari Ganga (for booking contact here: Haveli Hari Ganga
- Hotel La Casa (for booking contact here: La Casa
- Lahore House (for booking contact here: Haridwar Lahore House
- Hotel Lakshya (for booking contact here: Hotel Lakshya
- Laxmi Sadan Pilgrim (for booking contact here: Laxmi Sadan Pilgrim Habitat
- Park View (for booking contact here: Hotel Park View
- Hotel Prem Bihari (for booking contact here: Prem Bihari
- Queens Shree Jee Inn Resort (for booking contact here: Queens Shree Jee Inn Resort
- Sri Ram Bhawan (for booking contact here: Sri Ram Bhawan Guest house
- URMI Hotel (for booking contact here: Hotel URMI
- Yatri Niwas (for booking contact here: Yatri Niwas
- Hotel Oasis
- Hotel Lakshya
- Hotel Khanna Palace
- Hotel Sugandha Deluxe
- Hotel Sachin International
- Hotel Shiv Murti
- Ashram Ved nikaten
- GMVN Haridwar Rahi Motel (for information visit GMVN Haridwar Rahi Motel)