Haridwar is an ancient holy town and the getaway to most pilgrimage journeys in the Uttarakhand region. It serves as a starting block to temples and shrines like Kedarnath, Badrinath, Joshimath, Gangotri, Yamunotri, and Uttarkashi. With the best adventure tours in Haridwar, one has to go trekking for Kilometers to reach these temples. The mighty rapid and revered Ganges first hits Haridwar and then flows to the plains. The holy city is situated in the Garhwal region of Uttrakhand and is near to Rishikesh which is the adventure capital of India and offers the best adventure special tours like white water rafting and bungee jumping. Haridwar is redefining its notion of being just a spiritual oasis. The Har ki Paudi in Haridwar is a sacred place where visitors often take the holy dip into the fast flowing river Ganges and is the first recipient of the river that originates from the Gangotri Glacier. It is nestled amid the lower Himalayas, the Shivalik ranges and is blessed with the magical river Ganges and the quiet mountainous landscape.
Haridwar comes alive during the Ganga Aarti in the sunset hours, the entire ghat sees a flock of worshippers from around the world, gathered at Har Ki Paudi to witness the grand arti procession. The whole town resonates with the sound of the chants and bells and the banks are lit up with floating clay pot candles. It features beautiful and tranquil temples like Shanti Kunj and Gayatri Parivar, vivid festival celebrations, idyllic landscapes, the famous Kumbh Mela which is hosted every 12 years. It is a very popular and celebrated getaway among the religious Indians and even the adventure seekers. Click some awesome pictures of the sunrise and the river and decorate your Instagram gallery with all the best adventure tours in Haridwar.