Haridwar meaning ‘Gateway to God’ is one of the seven holiest places of the Hindus, located on the banks of River Ganges. It is the place where river Ganga descends to the plains. Haridwar is also spelled as Hardwar or Hari- Dwar. Haridwar along with Ujjain, Nasik and Allahabad is one of four sites where drops of Amrit, the elixir of immortality, accidentally spilled over from the pitcher while being carried by the celestial bird Garuda. This is manifested in the Kumbha Mela being celebrated every 3 years in one of the 4 places, and thus every 12 years in Haridwar. Amidst the Kumbha Mela, millions of pilgrims, devotees, and tourists congregate in Haridwar to perform ritualistic bathing on the banks of the river Ganges to wash away their sins to attain Moksha. Brahma Kund, the spot where the Amrit fell, is located at Har ki Pauri (literally, “footsteps of the Lord”) and is considered to be the most sacred ghat of Haridwar.
Haridwar Tour Itinerary
2Nights / 3Days
Day 1: Delhi – Haridwar
Morning pick up from Delhi and depart for Haridwar by road. Arrive in the Haridwar and transferred to the hotel. After check in Hotel have Lunch, Post lunch visit Har-ki-Pauri and visit fames ghat & ganga ji temple. Evening enjoy the Ganga Aarti. Overnight at the hotel.
Day 02: Haridwar to Rishikesh (23 Km/ 45 Min)
Morning after breakfast, check out from hotel. Proceed for Rishikesh. Check in at hotel and then visit Ram Jhula, Laxman Jhula, in the evening visit Triveni Ghat to visit a Holy Ganges Aarti. Back to Hotel over night stay.
Day 03: Rishikesh to Delhi (265 Km / 7 – Hrs)
After Breakfast check out fom hotel and transfer to Delhi. Dropping at Delhi hotel, airport or railway station.