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Mansa Devi Temple

Manasa Devi Temple seems to have a significant space among the minds of the devotees of Shakti, the goddess this temple is dedicated to. Perched on the top of Bilwa Parvat on the Sivalik Hills, the temple offers a splendid view of the mighty Ganges and the holy city of Haridwar. Rather than being a pilgrim centre, the temple makes its value higher among the adventure seekers as well because, the temple is accessible either only by trekking the high altitude or taking the recently established rope way. Chandi Devi Temple located very close to this shrine attracts a large number of devotees everyday as there is a belief that the two forms of Goddess Parvati, Mansa and Chandi stay close to each other.
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Crystal World

In a short span of time, Crystal World Park has spread its wings to fly high among the people of Uttarakhand as well as people from outside the state. Its name was roaring loud as the fun and entertainment provided here would come above any other forms of activity outside. The park is the pride of the holy city, Haridwar now, located amidst the mighty Ganges, spreading across 18 acres of lush greenery and it holds many subtitles as North India’s largest family water pool, Wildwood Jungle Themes- Multi Slide Water Tower and so on. Over 32 rides steal the hearts of anyone who visits the park, be it children or adults; both the water based rides and land rides create fun in a peak level.
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Har Ki Pauri

It is just marvelous to have the views of Har Ki Pauri, a famous ghat on the banks of the Ganges in Haridwar, especially in the evening, lit by thousands of lamps along with the glittering mountains in the backdrop. The name Har ki Pauri means the steps of Lord Shiva and the ghat witnesses many different festivities including the majestic Kumbh Mela in every 12 years, Ardh Kumbhmela in every 6 years. Thousands of devotees and pilgrims offering prayers here are an unusually usual sight every day. The Ganga Aarti happening in the evenings is very special to the pilgrims coming over, the lights are floated on the holy water as an offering to the lord. Being such an auspicious location, Har Ki Pauri brings forth high spirituality and refreshing attitude which in turn make the devotees keep attracted to the place again and again.
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Haridwar

Known as one of the most ancient and sacred cities in India, Haridwar is situated on the banks of the Holy Ganga River and is one of the few places near Delhi to visit at any time during the year, and if you are an ardent devotee, then there are specific times during the year that you can visit this place.

Revered by Hindus all over the country, Haridwar is one of the seven holiest cities of India and widely known as home to the Panch Tirth (five pilgrimage destinations) and three Siddha Peetha (a place where desires get fulfilled). A pious and holy place, Haridwar is a haven for photographers who can capture the deep beauty of the place and raw Indian culture.

Distance from Delhi: 208km

Best time to visit: February to March and August to October

Attractions: Har Ki Pauri, Holy Ganges, Shantikunj, Chandi Devi and Mansa Devi Temple

Activities: Rafting, Temple Visits, Cable Car Ride, Boat Rides and Ghat Visits 

Traveller Tales from Haridwar

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Bhudeva Tagore

01 March 2016

I had a nice time during the Kuari Pass trekking. This trekking was a lot of fun and it was very interesting. Also, the camping done was very relaxing and rejuvenating in between. It was planned trek and our trek leader was amazing. He made sure that we are enjoying the trek and shared lot of his trekking stories with us.

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Jai Pandey

18 December 2015

Wao What a view it was!!!!! Can you imagine millions of species of flowers such as saxifrags, sediams, lilies, poppy, calendular, daisies, geranium, zinnia and petunia all at one place!!! sounds exciting right??? Thats exactly hw i felt when i first heared about the place, i was very desperate to make a visit there. we went there with my best friend,clicked hundreds of photos, wao it was so nice to be there. in could feel the aroma of the enchanting place, its wonderful. The place is surrounded by the Himalayas mountains, like someone is trying to protect those beautiful flowers. Its the most attractive place i had ever seen.

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Anal Pothuvaal

16 May 2015

WOW! Yes, the trekking was just wow. I had a really nice time with the trek. I loved it completely. I am spellbound by the fact that this trek was inexpensive yet so brilliantly. I recommend this to all trek and travel lovers.

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Abani Gupta

12 September 2013

Our trip started from Haridwar from where drove to Joshimath. In between we had seen confluence of rivers which was amazing. Our trekking expedition started from day 2 from Dhak village. 4th day trek was very challenging as we trekked for 15 kms to Kauri Pass. Camping arrangement for very good and sleeping were of good quality. Terrain is tough so make sure you carry good trekking shoes.

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Inder Gandhi

23 November 2015

For a nature lover, there can not be a better place than this, i can guarantee that! The valley of flowers is place everyone will certainly and entirely love. for me the only setback is its too far from my location. but one thing i can say is just dont miss this one otherwise you will never find the heaven on earth!!!

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Gajaadhar Nambeesan

02 June 2016

Just can not wait to visit again!!! we are planning to go in our next anniversary, The money spent on this trip was worth it.there are some other places also in the nearby where you can spend good times. i forgot the name of a restaurant there, it was damn good. i can not forget the taste of the meals offered there.

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What You Should Know More About Haridwar

  • Travel Advice

    • The temples and ghats in Haridwar are usually crowded and hence, there are chances of thefts and pickpocketing. Hence, do not wear expensive jewelry or carry a lot of cash with you.

    • There are a lot of scammers in Haridwar who would sell you gems, sacred items claiming them to be of holy importance. Stay away from such marketers.

    • There are a lot of tour guides who offer to take you on a day excursion all over the city. Do not pay them a large sum of money. If you need a guide, hire one through an authorized travel agency.

    • As Haridwar is a holy city, consumption of alcohol and non-vegetarian food is prohibited here. Hence, refrain from doing so and respect the prescribed ethos.

    • There are a lot of Dharamshalas, resorts and Hotels which claim to provide best stay services but turn out to be in a deteriorated condition when you actually visit there. Hence, review your accommodation properly before visiting.

    • Do not make advance payments for any tourist facility unless you are getting a proper receipt for it.

    • As it is a holy city of religious importance, it is not advisable to wear clothes which are body showing and overly exposing.

  • Drinking Laws

    As Haridwar is a pilgrimage place and is regarded as holy and sacred, it is not legal to consume alcohol in the city of Haridwar.


  • Our Recommendations: What you can’t afford to miss?

    Har Ki Pauri

    This is one of the most popular ghats in Haridwar. It was built by king Vikramaditya and this place is crowded by devotees in mornings and evenings. The evening aarti is organized here every evening and no matter what, you should definitely not miss out on witnessing it as it is one of the most important things to do!

    Chandi Devi Temple

    This is a temple of Goddess Chandi and to reach here, you can either trek for 3 km if you love adventure or take a cable car ride. Once you reach at the top, you will get a really mesmerizing landscape view of the blue waters of Ganga gushing with force, surrounded by mountains.

    Bara Bazaar

    This is a popular shopping place where you can buy souvenirs, Rudraksha seeds, Ayurvedic herbs and medicines and items of religious worship. There are also some authentic sweet shops and street food stalls in the area. You can enjoy an evening at Bara Bazar with your family and friends.

    Mansa Devi Temple

    This is a Hindu Temple dedicated to Goddess Mansa Devi and people crowd here from all over the country, especially during Navratri.

    Kanva Rishi Ashram

    If you are a nature lover, this place is a true paradise for you. It is situated in between the green mountain forests and is a perfect hide for people who want to spend some time in peace and solace and seek relaxation. It is a getaway for those who want to just spend some time by themselves, in the lap of nature.

    Shanti Kunj

    It is one of the most famous spiritual organization in India. This place is visited by a lot of people who are seeking spiritual guidance. This place mainly works of ideals like Social reforms, Psychological Engineering, Self-reliant development, Revival of Vedic Culture and literature and different Methods of Sadhana, You should pay a visit here to understand life in a better way and seek some positive and inspirational guidance.

    Prakash Lok

    Apart from visiting the temples and holy places, you should also not miss having a creamy Lassi at Prakash Lok, which is famous being perfectly cold, flavored and served in tin cups. You will relish this taste for long and hence, you really cannot afford to miss it.

  • What you will like there?

    Spiritual Feel

    Even if you are not a religious person, the entire aura and vibe of the place will make you feel very positive and serene. The whole environment is filled with devotion of pilgrims and so, you are ought to feel very positive and calm.

    Calm Evenings

    You will experience an entirely different tranquility during evenings in Haridwar, especially when the Ganga aarti takes place. The aarti takes place every evening and the view of oil lamps in the darkness of dawn is a mesmerizing and breathtaking view.

    Local Food

    The local vegetarian food served in Haridwar is made with authentic Indian spices. You can try simple lunch plates, Dal Makhnis, Parathas and Paneer delicacies in Haridwar, along with some Indian sweets like laddus and Halwa.

    Clean Waters of Ganga

    Unlike other places where people worship river Ganga, the river waters in Haridwar are very clean and pure. This is one specialty about the place as you can go and get a dip in the fresh cold water of the Himalayan River, which is not at all polluted.

  • Recommended reads for destination

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    Books :
    Lonely Planet Uttarakhand