Haridwar is one of the holiest cities in India at the place where the Ganges River descends. Also known as Hardwar, this city is believed to be the last gateway of the gods. Situated at the place where the Ganges originates from the mighty Himalayas. Haridwar is visited by hordes of devotees to take a dip in the holy river.
The city has been a popular pilgrimage site for centuries . And is also visited by hundreds of devotees culture lovers and holidaymakers. Haridwar Tour package are mostly opted for during weekends. When people from neighboring metropolis and other big cities have some rest. And in search of peace plan to go to the soothing ambiance of Haridwar. Thus these Haridwar tour package is carefully planned to cover all the major attractions of the region at the right time.
Haridwar is about 200 km away from Delhi and thus is one of the favorite weekend destinations around Delhi for the population in the national capital. Haridwar is easily accessible as it is well connected to various parts of the country by a network of rail and road routes. The nearest airport is Jolly Grant Airport in Dehradun; there is also Haridwar Junction Railway for comfortable travel.
Best Time to Visit:
The best time to book Haridwar Tour Packages is during its religious festivals and fairs. Kumbh Mela and Ardh Mela are the two most famous fairs of the region, during which thousands of devotees, saints and sages visit Haridwar to take a religious bath in the river. Festivals are colorful and adorable, however it is also the time when hotels are full and thus it is always advisable to book in advance.
Places- Worth Visiting:
Hari-ki-Pari is the focal point of all Haridwar tour package, as most of the devotees travel to Haridwar to take a dip in the holy waters of the Ganges River and worship the Goddess River. According to popular legend. this is the place where a drop of eternal nectar fell from the churning of the ocean; Today there are several Hindu temples on the banks of the Ganges in Har-ki-Pari. The most fascinating sight of Haridwar is the evening aarti (worship) ceremony of the river Ganges, when hundreds of lit floating lamps can be seen floating on the river at the end of the grand aarti.
Mansa Devi Temple:
Perched atop a hill, Mansa Devi Temple is one of the most sacred temples around. One can reach the temple via a cable car, which costs around Rs 100 for commuting.
Bharat Mata Temple:
Situated 5 km north of the centre, this temple is another panoramic view of Haridwar. Interestingly, the temple is dedicated to Mother India. And is an attractive symbol of communal harmony as it is open to people of all religions
From temple visits to jungle walks in Rajaji National Park, Haridwar Tour Packages have a lot to offer.
An avid traveler and writer, Surya Mishra always loves to explore new things. He also enjoys documenting his experiences and sharing it for the benefit of fellow travelers visiting India. You can get in-depth information about India Holidays as well as Haridwar Tour Packages on their postings to book Haridwar tour package, visit Rishikesh Haridwar tourism website