Haridwar, an ancient city is a mecca for Hindus and teems with a large number of temples. The place evokes a sense of spirituality and steeped in rich history as well as culture. Haridwar tour packages witness the tourists thronging the place to experience the historical monuments, temples, ashrams, ghats and of course, the famous kumbh mela that is conducted every twelve years at Haridwar. Also known as Ganga-Dwara because the holy Ganges enters the plains here, the city’s main pilgrimage centres are Neel Parvat, Kushwart, Bilwa Teerth , Gangadwara, and Kankhal. Tourists come here and find solace in spiritual places such as Gauri Shankar Temple, Vaishno Devi temple and Bharat Mata temple. The Haridwar Ashrams and Dharamshalas are also good places to stop by and stay. Besides admiring the of view of holy river Ganga and shrines, travellers here can also shop at the famous Bara Bazaar.
The colorful bazaar that lay sandwiched between Har Ki Pauri and the Upper Road, is a good place to shop for spiritual paraphernalia or prasaad. The shawls, bamboo canes, brassware and cane baskets are equally popular here. It is a mere delight to watch devotees and tourists taking part in ritualistic bathing on the banks of River Ganga . The bathing is said to wash away their sins and help them to attain moksha or salvation. Visiting the several ghats gives one a glimpse into the Hindu religious customs and traditions. Some of the famous ghats in Haridwar tour packages are Har Ki Pauri , Ram ghat, Kusha ghat, Vishnu ghat among others. At Har Ki Pauri ghat, morning and evening prayers are carried out ceremoniously and taking a dip in the ghat is said to be auspicious. The ghat is lit up in the evening during the time of Maha Aaarthi. During festivals, the city gets more crowded and religious activities are in full swing . Regarded as one of the seven holiest places to HIndus, Haridwar is definitely a place to visit in one’s lifetime.
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