The Ganges Indias holiest river descends from the Himalayas and begins its journey through the plains at Haridwar. This gives the town a unique status making a pilgrimage to Haridwar every devout Hindu’s dream. Surprisingly bare of ancient monuments Haridwars most famous sight as well as a constant point of reference is the Ganges itself with its numerous bathing ghats, tanks and temples. These bustling sights of ritual Hindu practices, performed by pilgrim for the salvation of there ancestors and for there own expiation, demonstrate their deep faith in the power of the river. The main Ghat Har-Ki-Paudi is named after a supposed imprint of vishnu’s feet at the site. 

Hundreds of People attends the Ganga Aarti daily in this Ghat in Morning & Evening Further south a ropeway connects Mansa Devi Temple on a hill across the river which offers a panoramic views of Haridwar. Also situated on the south of the town a famous Gurukul Kangri University it is famous for a centre of vedic  knowledge.The most popular items with the pilgrims are the jars and cansisters sold here these are used to carry Ganga jal with the faithful belief that it will be fresh ever.

Temples to Visit in Haridwar :- 

  • Chandi Devi Temple.
  • Mansa Devi Temple
  • Maya Devi Temple 
  • Bharat Mata Mandir.
  • Har Ki Pauri.
  • Shri Chintamani Parswanath Jain Temple.
  • Daksha Mahadev Temple.

Dharamshala in Haridwar

  • Shree Haridwar Gujrati Dharamshala – This Dharamshala is located just about 2 kms. from Haridwar Ghat . As by the name the dharamshala is pure vegetarian and offers the Gujarati food like Dhokla, Phafda, Khaman, Jalebi Patra, Khandvi and whole Gujarati Thali.  
  • Pawan Dham – Located just 2 kms. from Haridwar on Rishikesh Road It is a social welfare organization which is engaged in a variety of activities like  Cow Sewa, Sant sewa, Free food and stay to saints.
  • Gokarn Dham Dharamshala – Located 4 kms. from Har ki Pauri, Go Karn Dham is a beautifull Home stay providing a peacefull stay along with food services. 
  • Jat Dharamshala – It offers a good stay in a reasonable price with all modern facilities, location just 4 kms. from the Haridwar Bus stand . har Ki Pauri Market is just near to the Dharamshala