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Haridwar: An Ode to Self Realisation and contentment
The rippling burbles of Holy Ganges are blessing a city with many ghats on its lap. This town is completely immersed in the ambience of spirituality and dharma. It is known as Haridwar.
The dwellers come here to seek bliss, calm and enlightenment. The devotees take a dip in the sacred river of Holy Ganges as it makes its way through the divine course of Haridwar.
Packing bags now? Here is how you can reach Haridwar
Fly to Haridwar
The nearest airport to Haridwar is Jolly Grant in Dehradun which is well connected by direct flights from Delhi, Bangalore, Jaipur, Hyderabad, Lucknow, Ahmedabad, Amritsar etc. It is 22 km from Dehradun, and 41 km from Haridwar.
Haridwar is connected to the rest of India by train
Haridwar can be reached easily by train. A massive junction awaits the arrival of your train. As you step down, you will find a few more railway platforms receiving travellers from other parts of the world.
Where to stay? Haridwar has it for all
If you are a bird who aspires to obtain salvation, then Haridwar is one of the peaceful nest for you. It caters to all kinds of travellers with calm and comfortable accommodation to stay and immerse themselves in a sacred atmosphere. There are various budget as well as luxury hotels in the city. For those who pursue holistic living can stay in ashrams. They are neat and clean, provide Satvik and vegetarian food.
Haridwar is also known as the city of temples as wherever you stay, you would hear the chanting of mantras and the ringing of bells. However, there is a lot more to explore, let us take a glance
Take a holy dip
If you come to Haridwar and do not visit Har ki Pauri, then your journey is incomplete. Har ki Pauri is located at a distance of about 2 km from the station. You can also attend the Aarti held over here daily. It will make your day. After this, do visit the Bharat Mata Temple, located about 5 kilometres from Haridwar station. It is an 8-storey temple and every floor of it is dedicated to the beauty of India and the greatness of Mother India.
Ropeway: Ride on a Udankhatola and obtain blessings from Hindu deities.
Udan Khatola is the ropeway that takes devotees to Maa Mansa Devi and Chandi Devi temples located on the hills of Haridwar. It is a faster and convenient way to reach the temple than walking or climbing the mountain.
Do you love wildlife? Don't forget to visit Chilla Wildlife Sanctuary
Lure the wildlife at Chilla Sanctuary where you take a scenic ride to watch many beautiful birds in this sanctuary. The Chilla Wildlife Sanctuary is inhabited by leopards, elephants, bears and small cats etc.
If you are a passionate bird watcher, then visiting Neel Dhara Pakshi Vihar would be a delight, soothe your ears with the chirping music of migratory birds. Unleash your love for nature.
Shopping in Haridwar is one of the underrated things to do. Yet, the narrow lane of shops on Har Ki Pauri, spread in about 2 km from the ghat, is a great shopping experience.
How did you find these things to traverse when you travel to Haridwar? Isn’t it great?
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