An ancient city of Uttrakhand, Haridwar firstly gets its name from being the entry point to the char Dham (the four main centres of pilgrimage in Uttarakhand. Namely: Badrinath, Jedarnathm, Gangotri and Yamunotri) hence it is rightly called Haridwar. No wonder, there are some of the best and unique places to stay in Haridwar.
It is regarded as one of the seven holiest places for Hindus in India. The pilgrims arrive in this city in droves to bathe in the fast-flowing Ganges. The history has it that bathing in the Ganges helps in cleansing your soul and washes all the sins. This is one of the most popular reasons why people make their way to Haridwar in search of devotion and peace.
The sheer number of people gathering around Har-ki-Pauri Ghat gives Haridwar a chaotic but reverent feel. Within the religious hierarchy of India, Haridwar is much more significant than Rishikesh, an hour further north, and every evening the river comes alive with flickering flames as floating offerings are released onto the Ganges.
It's especially busy during the yatra (pilgrimage journey) season from May to October, in particular during July, when hundreds of thousands of Shiva devotees, known as Kanwarias, descend upon the city. There are various accommodation options which are counted among the best and unique places to stay in Haridwar.
Today, Haridwar is the home of many Ashrams (hermitages and places for meditation) and Dharamshalas that have been established by various swamis, yogis and religious institutions. The auspicious Ganga aarti at the ghat is a sight to behold with the glittering diya and chanting of the mantras to appease the gods. Being the religious pitstop of so many tourists, there are some good places to stay at in Haridwar. Even the adventure and camping and trekking in Haridwar are talked about a lot. This just goes to show that how a tiny town of gods and goddesses, offers you everything, especially best places to stay in Haridwar.
Popular Places To Stay in Haridwar
|Camping & Trekking in Rishikesh with Rafting @ Flat 51% off||2D/1N||₹ 950||5.0 star|
|Rajaji National Park Safari with Camping||2D/1N||₹ 2500||4.0 star|
|Cottage Stay in Jeolikot, Uttarakhand||2D/1N||₹ 2500||3.0 star|
|Haridwar Stay||2D/1N||₹ 3499||3.0 star|
|Amatra by the Ganges, Haridwar @ Flat 40% off||2D/1N||₹ 6047||4.0 star|