Top Tourist Places To Visit in Haridwar

Top Tourist Places To Visit in Haridwar

  • Haridwar
  • Uttarakhand
  • India
  • Area

    12.3 km2

  • Main Languages
    Hindi, Punjabi, Garhwali and English.
  • Population

    175,010

  • Temperature
    Summer - Max : 40.9oC. Min : 15.6oC.
    Winter - Max : 16.6 oC. Min : 6.00oC.
  • Best Time to Visit

    October to March

  • Calling Code

    1334

Haridwar Overview

Haridwar is the holiest Hindu city and the point where the Ganges juts in its most beautiful form. This place possesses religious significance and this is the only reason behind it staying crowded round the year. Thousands of pilgrims swarm this place like bees to a honeycomb and this makes Haridwar bustle endlessly day and night. It is one of the most popular religious spots of Northern India and the hub of foreign tourists. The well-known spots worth witnessing are Har-ki-Pairi Ghat, Mansa Devi and Chandi Devi Temples. If you are a true wanderer Haridwar will be the ultimate spot to unwind yourself. While travelling across this religious travel destination don’t miss to catch glimpses of the ghats. The ghats look spectacular in the morning, teeming in the day and sparkling with flickering flames of lighted diyas at night. Haridwar stays the busiest at the time of yatra , to get more familiar with this spot avail Haridwar Tours.


Climate and Geography

Haridwar is situated at height of 314 metres from the sea level between Shivalik Hills in the North and Northeast and the Ganges River in the South. Haridwar experiences a temperate climate throughout the year. The winters here are chilly with 6°C as the minimum night temperature. Summers are a little hot with temperature ranging between 18°C to 40°C. In the Monsoon season Haridwar receives moderate rainfall. The best time to visit this place is October to March.

Suitable Visiting Seasons ( months) : Round the year.

Transportation

Haridwar has a good rail, road and air connectivity with the other cities and districts.


Rail: The Haridwar Railway station connects this spot to some of the major cities of India. There are daily trains operating to and from this place.

Road: The presence of the National Highways keeps it connected by to several other cities. Bus, taxi and auto-rickshaws are readily available here.


Air: the nearest domestic airport is the Dehradun airport which is located 35 kms from Haridwar enabling connectivity by air.



Shopping & Entertainment

If you are in the mood of shopping, take a trip down the Bada Bazaar, it is a teeming market full of shops which look dazzling at night. The shops sell everything here, from religious paraphernalia to clothes, shoes, knick knacks and lot more. This place will be the best spot to shop for memoirs before you head home.



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Latest Haridwar Tour Reviews

  • 5/5
    16 Jan 2024
    From 23.10.23 to 1.11.23 I availed the services of Tattvam Tours. Mr. Teena Senior Sales Executive of Tattvam Tours of was handling the the trip. It was really a pleasant experience right from the day I contacted till the end of tour. He gave me all informations properly. The price reasonable. Vehicle condition was good. Accommadtion was good. Driver Mr.Deepak Kumar was very good. We a group four peoples felt very comfortable throughout the 10 days trip. I am very thankful to Mr.Teena for making this trip very pleasant and memorable. ...more
  • 4/5
    Me and my Wife recently made the Char Dham Yatra starting from New Delhi on 7th Oct. and completed on 20th Oct. We had a wonderful time and were able to experience the beautiful un-spoilt Natural beauty of Uttarakhand. All the darshans, especially Kedarnath and Badrinath went off without a hitch. I want to specially thank our tour Manager Sri.S.Krishna for being our friend and guide for these 15days. His organization of the tour, inspite of the early morning calls were very useful and enabled us to reach our destinations early and without rush hour traffic and have unhurried darshans at many shrines. The support staff also need to be much appreciated; excellent driving by the Drivers; timely and tasty meals cooked by the culinary staff and the arduous but efficient loading and unloading of the many and heavy luggage. Thank you Anandvihari for a wonderful experience. ...more
  • 5/5
    Had a beautiful experience at the valley of flowers trek. Well organised trek and the trek leader Rohit Ji was awesome, supportive and too encouraging. Because of the rainy days, we were given hotel rooms instead of tents. *THE CRAZY MOUNTAINEEES* Provide Best transportation and Food During trekking was unbelievable good. and our pick up from haridwar to joshimath and back. One of their asset Kanishk ji was too efficient in customer service. The trekking experience was a memorable one. U go as strangers and make new friends. Himalayas are magical as always. Hemkund Sahib trek was the best and the toughest part of the trek. Thank you The Crazy Mountaineers. ...more
  • 5/5
    "We enjoyed the vacation that was arranged by you. The hotels were good with nice rooms and good service. The car drivers and tour guides at Jaipur, Varanasi and Haridwar were courteous, helpful and accommodating to our requirements." ...more
  • 5/5
    It was a great trip of Rishikesh Haridwar & Mussoorie. It was very well organised by Tayal Holidays and Mr Sharad ji is very kind and helpful. He did our Air Ticket too in very cheap price. Everything was perfect in tour. Thank you ...more
  • 2/5
    Me and my wife enjoy the agra haridwar mussoorie delhi group tour with Arihant Tours. Hotels, bus and food was delicious. whenever I want to go for holidays I will go through Arihant Tours. Thanks and all the best. ...more

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Frequently Asked Questions
  • How many days should I plan for a Haridwar trip?
    2-3 days.
  • What is the nearest major airport or train station for Haridwar?
    Jolly Grant Airport in Dehradun and Haridwar Junction Railway Station.
  • What are the primary transportation options for reaching Haridwar?
    Trains, buses, and private vehicles are the primary transportation options for reaching Haridwar.
  • Are there any special events or festivals in Haridwar?
    Kumbh Mela, Ardh Kumbh Mela, and Kanwar Yatra are major festivals celebrated in Haridwar.
  • What are the top tourist attractions in Haridwar?
    Har Ki Pauri, Mansa Devi Temple, Chandi Devi Temple, and Bharat Mata Mandir.
  • What are some must-try local dishes and restaurants in Haridwar?
    Aloo poori, kachoris, chole bhature, and Mathura walon ki Prachin Dukan.
  • What types of accommodations are available in Haridwar?
    Budget hotels, guesthouses, ashrams, and luxury resorts.
  • Are there any public transportation available in Haridwar?
    Yes, buses are available for public transportation in Haridwar.
  • What are the transportation options available in Haridwar?
    Auto-rickshaws, cycle-rickshaws, taxis, and buses.
  • What is the primary language spoken in Haridwar?
    Hindi.
  • What is the best time to visit Haridwar?
    October to February.
  • What activities can be done in Haridwar?
    Taking a dip in the Ganges, attending Ganga Aarti, visiting temples, and exploring local markets.
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