20 Places to Visit in Haridwar, Tourist Places & Top Attractions

Tourist Places to Visit in Haridwar


Mansa Devi Temple, Crystal World, Har Ki Pauri, Chandi Devi Temple, Maya Devi Temple, Sapt Rishi Ashram, Bara Bazar, Local Markets, Rajaji National Park, Pawan Dham and many more.

The city of Haridwar welcomes its visitors with chimes of the temple bells and religious chanting of the priests. Famous for being one of the seven holiest places of India, the name of the city Haridwar (Hari ka Dwar) means Gateway to God. The city is also known for the “Panch Tirth (five pilgrimages)” which includes Gangadwara(Har Ki Pauri), Kushwart (Ghat), Kankhal, Biswas Tirtha( Mansa Devi) and Neel Parvat (Chandi Devi). Other places to visit in Haridwar are religious attractions such as Maya Devi Temple, Darsha Mahadev Temple, and Pavan Dham.

The city also has a replica of the Vaishno Devi temple at Jammu for those who have not been able to visit the temple at Jammu. Adding to the list of places to see in Haridwar is an 8 storey temple dedicated to Bharat Mata. The beauty of this city lies in its blend of being a holy place with a beautiful natural environment. Visitors are awed when they watch the Ganga Aarti in progress especially during the evening. 

Other Tourist places in Haridwar include Crystal World with its museums for the kids, Patanjali Yogpeeth for people looking for health improvements. For nature lovers, the city is a paradise, watching exotic migratory birds at Neel Dhara Pakshi Vihar or a jungle safari at Chilla Sanctuary and Rajaji Sanctuary or even enjoying the tranquil beauty of the Ganges from one of the ghats.

Here are some of the best places to visit in Haridwar:

Mansa Devi Temple

Mansa Devi Temple, also known as Bilwa Tirth is one of the Panch Tirth (Five Pilgrimages) is within Haridwar. It is a Tourist attraction in Haridwar which is a Hindu temple dedicated to Mansa Devi, goddess of Snake.

The temple is located at the top of Biswas Parvat on the Shivalik Hills which is a part of the southernmost range of Himalaya. Visitors can reach the temple either by 3km steep trek or by cable car which is also known as Mansa Devi Udankhatola. The temple has two statues of Mansa Devi - one with three mouths and five arms and another with eight arms.

Location - Haridwar

Timing - The temple remains open from 7 am to 7 pm with a lunch closing from 12 pm to 2 pm. Cable car services can be availed from as early as 6:30 am to 5 pm (April-October) and from 8:30 am to 5 pm during the other months.

Best Time to Visit- May to September in summer and December & January in winter

Entry Fee - Temple has no entry fee but the ropeway to the temple is chargeable at Rs.100 per person.

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Har Ki Pauri

One of the Tourist places in Haridwar is Har ki Pauri which basically means footsteps of the Lord. It is the holy ghat where river Ganges touches the plains after winding its ways through the Himalayan ranges. Visitors flock along this pious ghat around dawn to take a holy dip. during the Ganga Aarati.

It is mesmerising to watch the whole ghat getting illuminated by the shimmering lights of the three-tiered lamps of fire in the hands of the priests . Additionally, devotees float thousands of diyas on the surface of the water giving the river Ganges an ethereal aura of beauty. A prime attraction during the day time is a footprint imprinted on a wall which is believed to belong to Lord Vishnu.

Location - harkipodi, near Krishna Dham, Kharkhari

Timing - Open at all times

Best Time to Visit - Can be visited every month of the year although summer can be hot during day time.

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Rajaji National Park

Rajaji National Park is both a national park as well as a tiger reserve which ranks high amongst the Places to see in Haridwar. The park was created by the amalgamation of 3 sanctuaries- Rajaji, Motichur and Chilla. The park is located in the Shivalik range of Himalayas and spreads over 820kms. 


The park is famous for its 600 elephants, 250 leopards, and 11 tigers along with other animals, who have been kept in the natural forest environment. It has now become the second tiger reserve of Uttarakhand after Corbet.

Location -Ansari Road, Mohand Range, Dehradun

Timing- 6 am to 9 am &  3 pm to 6 pm. Visitors booking a full day safari can wait at the rest house inside the forest.

Best Time to Visit - Park remains open from 15th November to 15th June. Park is closed during the monsoon season.      

Entry Fee - Rs. 150 per head for 3 hours visit. Gypse rate for 3 hrs safari trip is Rs. 2100 and vehicle entry is Rs.250 per vehicle with Indians and Rs. 500 per vehicle with foreigners. The guide cost is Rs. 600 for general guide and Rs.1000-1500 for experience in wildlife.

History of Rajaji National Park



The Rajaji National Park initially started as three separate national parks in Uttarakhand. The pre-existing natural abundance of the area, along with its thriving community of wildlife, flora and fauna and its idyllic weather served as the perfect premise for the establishment of these national parks.

In 1964, a stretch of the Dehradun Forest spanning 90 square kilometres was declared as the Motichur wildlife sanctuary. The Rajaji Wildlife sanctuary had existed since 1948 and the Chilla sanctuary since 1977 in Shivalik and Lansdowne respectively.

In 1983, these three parks were combined to form the Rajaji National Park as it stands today, which covers an area of over 820 square kilometres. In April 2015, Rajaji National Park received the status of a tiger reserve, making it the second reserve for tigers in Uttarakhand.

It remains one of the most picturesque and well-maintained national parks in the country. The government decided to name the park after one of the most renowned freedom fighters of the country- C. Rajagopalachari, who was known as Rajaji.

After playing a pivotal role in fighting for India’s independence, he was also the last Governor-General of post-independence India. He was awarded the Bharat Ratna for his services to the nation.
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Ganga Aarti

According to Hindu traditions and culture, the river Ganga is not a mere river; instead, it is the Divine Mother who gifts life in the form of water. Ganga Aarti is the worship of river Ganga. Thousands of visitors gather to watch the aarti both in the morning as well as in the evening when priests hold three-tier diyas and fire bowls in their hands and chant the Ganga mantras.

The bells of the temples at the ghat start ringing at the same time making the atmosphere enchanting. People float diyas on the river to show their respect. Although early morning aartis are also beautiful in the wake of the dawn, it is the evening aartis with vibrant lights from the candles and diyas, which draws more attraction.

Location - harkipodi, near Krishna Dham, Kharkhari, Haridwar

Timing - Aarti timings: 5:30 AM - 6:30 and 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM. 

Best Time to Visit - Aarti is done every day. Those preferring to be a part of a large crowd that is bustling with activity should visit the river in May or June. Those who prefer a quiet atmosphere should visit the river in July and August. 

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Maya Devi Temple

One of the Places to visit in Haridwar is Maya Devi Temple which is dedicated to Goddess Maya Devi, who is the incarnation of Goddess Shakti. One of the Shakti Peethas of Haridwar, the temple is believed to have been built over the place where the heart and navel of Sati had fallen as per mythology.

The temple premises have the idols of Goddess Maya, Goddess Kamakhya and Goddess kali. Apart from being a holy place of worship, the temple is well known for its ancient architectural beauty. The temple is known for its elaborate decoration and celebration during the festivals of Navaratri & also during Kumbh Mela.

Location - Upper Road, Birla Ghat, Haridwar

Timing - 6 AM to 12 PM & 4 PM to 8 PM

Best Time to Visit - February, March, August, September & October.

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Chandi Devi Temple

One of the shaktipeeth at the top of Neel Parvat is Chandi Devi Temple, dedicated to Chandika Devi, who was born out of the energy of Devi Durga to kill the demon king's Shumbha-Nishumbha.  

Worshippers visiting this place can opt for a 3km adventurous trek to the hilltop while experiencing beautiful sights punctuated by monkeys around the place. The other, more comfortable, way of traveling is by the Udankhatola, the ropeway service. Few worshippers can also take trolley service which plies along the way. 

There is a pond beside the temple which has medicinal values for which it attracts the visitors who take a dip. There are several vendors around the temple selling Prasad, Diya, agarbatti, etc for those who want to offer puja.

Location - Haridwar, Uttarakhand

Timing - Daily 6 AM - 12 PM & 3 PM - 6 PM

Best Time to Visit - February to October.

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Sapt Rishi Ashram

Saptarishi( the Seven Sages) Ashram derived its name from the Hindu mythology as per which seven great sages Vashishth, Kashyap, Atri, Vishwamitra, Gautam, Bharadwaja, and Jamadagni met in this place to meditate. Located on the bank of river Ganges, the place is also the point from which river Ganges splits into seven different streams, known as sapto sarovars.

There are 5 statues on the banks of the river for the Pandavas. The place is an abode for Hindu saints and sages who reside, mediate and also research worldly and divine dynamics and practice religious rituals. Apart from being one of the Tourist places in Haridwar, the ashram also is a place for students who reside and learn from the saints.

Location - Bhupatwala, Haridwar

Timing - Daily 6 AM to 7 PM

Best Time to Visit - Except January and July

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Bara Bazar

For visitors wishing to indulge in shopping for what Haridwar is famous for, Bara Bazar is one of the Tourist places in Haridwar. This colorful Bazar is the main marketplace of the city. The traditional Bazar which meanders through narrow lanes is full of shops selling religious paraphernalia like Rudraksha seeds, to ayurvedic products and medicines to Churans and digestive powders to handcrafted materials and ornaments.

For sweet lovers, sweet shops are selling various sweets. A special mention is “Pedas” , the local specialty made from milk. For visitors wishing to fulfill a pang of hunger, there are food vendors and small restaurants.

Location - Subhash Ghat, Haridwar

Timing - Daily 9 am to 10 pm

Best Time to Visit - Except for January & July

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Local Markets

Haridwar is famous for lots of items that are sold in the local bazaars such as Intricately carved stone idols, puja utensils made of brass and copper, beads, cane baskets, glass bangles, and other ornaments. People visit Jwalapur Market for souvenirs,fruits and vegetables and also sweets for which it is famous. 

Moti Bazar, the main bazaar of the city, is for Pooja items like Diya, sandalwood paste, etc. and also famous for bangles and ornaments. For holy materials like Rudraksha males, pendants, motifs, etc, visitors must visit the Kankhal market.    

Location - Jwalapur Market at Jwalapur, Moti Bazar at Moti Bazar Road, Kankhal Market at Kankhal, Chowk Bazar, Haridwar

Timing - 9 am to 10 pm daily

Best Time to Visit - Any time of the month

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Pawan Dham

Amongst the places to visit in Haridwar, is Pavan Dham, one of the oldest temples in India. The temple is famous for its remarkable architecture with its intrinsic glasswork on the designed walls. The idols of this temple have been adorned with precious stones and gems adding to the beauty.

 The beauty of the place enhances when the sun rays reflect on the idols and the walls of the place. So, to enjoy its beauty, visitors should visit the place in daylight. The temple is a part of a non-profit organization that believes in rendering free service to significant social causes. 

Location -Sapt Sarovar Road, Haridwar

Timing - 6:00 AM to 8:00 PM daily

Best Time to Visit - May-June and August to October. Also, peak winter around December and January.

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Swami Vivekanand Park
One of the Places to see in Haridwar is Swami Vivekanand Park located near Har ki Pauri. This  beautiful triangular shaped  park  boasts of lush green lawns and flowering beds. The park has two enormous statues - one of Swami Vivekanada, famous for his teaching on Indian culture and the other of Lord Shiva, which is visible even from a long distance.

The park is an ideal place for those who like to go for morning jogging. Due to its proximity to Har Ki Pauri, visitors can enjoy the view of the ghat while having a relaxing day out in the park.

Location - NH 58 Har Ki Pauri, Haridwar

Timing - Daily 7 AM to 6 PM

Best Time to Visit - During winter and spring seasons.
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Birla Ghat
Birla Ghat is one of the oldest riverside ghats at Haridwar. It is a leisurely stretch that will charm visitors with the solitude that makes for the very air here. The ghat has provision for the visitors to take a holy dip in the early hours of dawn. Security barriers in the place have been given to ensure no one slips into the water of Ganges.

The ghat has a lot of eateries where visitors can go for breakfast and snacks after taking the holy dip.

Location - Birla Ghat, Haridwar

Timing - 24 hours 

Best Time to Visit - February to June; August to December
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Neel Dhara Pakshi Vihar

Neel Dhara Pakshi Vihar is a paradise for bird watchers. The famous bird watching point is situated at the Bhimgoda Barrage of Haridwar and has been blessed with abundant wildlife, flora, and fauna adding to the beauty of the place.

The place becomes breathtakingly beautiful in winters when colorful birds of various species migrate to this place. Special mention would be Siberian Cranes from Rajliwala. Being very close to many trekking routes in Haridwar, the place is also a favorite amongst the trekkers and nature lovers. Adding to the beauty of the place is the glorious views of the snow-covered Shivalik Hills which makes it to the top list of tourist attractions in Haridwar.

Location - Bhimgoda Barrage

Timing - 07:00 am - 07:00 pm daily

Best Time to Visit - Daily 07:00 am - 02:00 pm. The best time to visit is during winters.

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Crystal World

One of the Places to visit in Haridwar Crystal world is Uttarakhand’s largest Entertainment Destination having an amusement park with a Water World Park and two museums. The amusement park has 39 water and thrill rides (22 rides & 17 slides) which the young visitors enjoy most.

The two museums, India’s Celebrity museum with 14 silicon statues and Interactive Art Museum with 25 3D paintings adds to the fun. The place also has its highway food court where visitors can enjoy food for 3 generations under one roof.

Location - Delhi Rd, Batedi

Timing - Amusement Park - 10:30 am to 8:00 pm, Water Park - 10:30 am to 6:00 pm

Best Time to Visit - All months of the year. Not very comfortable during monsoon season.

Entry Fee

Adult : ₹700 (M-Fri) / ₹800 (Sat & Sun)

Children : ₹600(M-Fri) / ₹700 (Sat & Sun)

Sr. Citizens : ₹600(M-Fri) / ₹700 (Sat & Sun)

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Bharat Mata Mandir

Among all the famous shrines and temples that make Haridwar a hub for those seeking God, Bharat Mata Mandir is the most unique one. What makes this temple so special is that the country, India, is worshipped here as a goddess. The temple complex is eight-storeyed and is located near the river Ganges. 

The architecture of the temple is quite different from any other temple you will see in Haridwar. The temple was inaugurated in 1983 by Late Mrs Indira Gandhi. Apart from being a place of worship, the complex also houses an allopathic dispensary, diagnostic camps, cow shelter, an old age home, and a ved shala. 

Undoubtedly, Bharat Mata Mandir is among the interesting places to visit in Haridwar.

Location: Motichur, Haridwar

Timing: 7:30 am to 5 pm

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Daksha Mahadev Temple
Daksha Mahadev Temple, which is also known as Daksheswara Mahadev Temple, is one of the oldest temples Located in Kankhal in Haridwar and is one of the Places to see in Haridwar.Dedicated to Lord Shiva and Goddess Sati, the temple was named after Goddess Swati’s father, King  Daksha Prajapati.

The temple houses a Yajna Kund and also has a thousand year old Banyan tree. The Daksha ghat on the left of the main temple allows devotees to take a dip in the holy Ganga River. The temple becomes exceptionally beautiful with elaborate decorations during the Maha Shivaratri. 

Location - MK Gandhi Road, Ahead of Chowk Bazaar, Kankhal, Haridwar

Timing - 4 AM - 7 PM Daily

Best Time to Visit - During the months of Sawan as per Hindu Calendar when the temple is decorated.
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Vaishno Devi Temple Haridwar
The Vaishno Devi Temple in Haridwar is a replica of the original temple situated in Katra, Jammu. The temple is dedicated to Maa Vaishno Devi, an incarnation of Goddess Laxmi. To maintain the beauty of the original temple, this temple also has man-made caves through which visitors have to crawl to reach the heart of the temple.

Apart from the idol of Maa Vaishno Devi, the temple also has the idols of Goddess Kali and Goddess Saraswati along with 12 Jyotirlingas which are replicas of Lord Shiva.     

Location - Jagdish Nagar, Jwalapur, Uttarakhand

Timing - 5 am to 12 pm and again from 4 pm to 9 pm daily

Best Time to Visit - Between October to March
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Chilla Wildlife Sanctuary

If you are under the impression that Haridwar holds nothing for tourists other than religion and culture, this place is like a breath of fresh air to make things all the more exciting for you. A treat for all wildlife lovers in Haridwar, Chilla Wildlife Sanctuary is home to an impressive range of animals and birds. 

Among the major wildlife species you can expect to witness here are elephant, tiger, leopard, and bear. Located on the banks of river Ganges, this wildlife zone sprawls across an area of 249 sq. km, and was established in 1977. So, if you are looking to taste some thrill on your Haridwar trip, Chilla Wildlife Sanctuary offers ample opportunities.

Location: 6 km from Haridwar

Timing: 6 am to 9 am and 3 pm to 6 pm

Entry Fee: INR 150 per person
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Patanjali Yoga Peeth

A must amongst Places to visit in Haridwar is Patanjali Yogpeeth which aims to achieve peace, good health, and happiness by freeing people across the world from diseases without the use of allopathy medicine with its side effects. This is achieved with the help of yoga therapy mainly.

The institute has regular classes on yoga and gives training on various yoga forms. There is also a hospital that gives ayurvedic treatment to visitors traveling from all over the world. The place also has an ayurvedic medicine manufacturing unit. For visitors wishing to stay in this place, there is an accommodation facility as well. 

Location - Maharshi Dayanand Gram, Delhi-Haridwar National Highway Near Bahadarbad

Timing - Ayurveda OPD is open from 9 am to 5 pm. Hospital is open 24 hours

Best Time to Visit - Can be visited in all months of the year.

Entry Fee - Nil. OPD Consultation with Doctors is also free.

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Vishnu Ghat
Vishnu Ghat is one of the tranquil treats of Haridwar where Visitors can soak themselves in the spirituality of this town. Provisions have been kept for a holy dip in the revered Ganges River in the early morning. During the evening, visitors can enjoy the divine aura of the place which also surrounds this city in its very spirit.

The legend says that Lord Vishnu had taken a dip in the heavenly River Ganges at this ghat giving it its name. Many devotees believe that going for a holy dip takes away one’s sins here. The ghat has been wonderfully designed with safety cautions and cleanliness keeping in mind the health and safety of the visitors.

Location - Haridwar Village, Haridwar

Timing - Open on all days 24 hours except Wednesday

Best Time to Visit - Around winters or springtime
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12 July 2018
Excellent
This was my maiden trek and I am glad I chose Valley of Flowers and Hemkund Saheb. I carried home tonnes of great memories from the trip that I will cherish for my life. Serene Nature, Splendid weather, a great company of cousins, new friends we made and the team who lead the trek made a perfect mixture to cherish. While the chirpy young kept the team charged, the conviction of the others was inspirational to the rest. I am also glad that Thrillophillia conducts this trip. The field team lead by Yogi and Sandeep was awesome. At some point or other everyone in the group were amazed with their knowledge, patience, perseverance, untiring efforts to make the trip a memorable and comfortable one for the entire team. Their daily briefing was quite interesting. Valley of flowers amazed us with the nuances it offered every minute. The continuous rain, the chill of the breeze, narrow steep path, rolling stones, changing landscape every minute, moving clouds around you, crossing the river over narrow bridges…. The list goes on and on Hemkund Saheb is another marvel. This place left most of the team members ecstatic. What a bliss. The only place I have seen made many people cry with joy. A place that one must visit atleast once in their lifetime. The trek(mule ride), the hospitality at the Gurudwara were breathtaking. It was a testimony to what faith can bring out of people. We could see people of all age groups from 3 to 70+ trek all the way from Govindghat to Hemkund Saheb, carrying children and luggage on shoulders and sometime on mules. Wow… We were exposed to a new world of Ghangaria which come alive in March and sleeps over from October. A town that has everything active only for 4 months.
13 April 2019
Excellent
The stay at kund was a very pleasant one. It had wonderfull golden views of Kedardome. Sound of mountain river just below the campsite was like a soothing lullaby. The fully blooming rhododendron gave the perfect reddish look of the season FALL. Now as we come to the part of the trek to deorital, the day started with a double puncture of one of our car which was to take us to SARI. But to our joy it provided us the perfect excuse to start our trek right from kund. The opportunity gave us time to photograph the kedar dome from a height and on the way we also came by a hilly waterfall which gave us plenty to take home some mesmerizing photographs. By the time our car was ready to take us to Sari. On reaching Sari we started our climb to Deorital Lake . On the way we filled up our water bottles from a mountain spring and wow the most refreshing drink i had in my life off cousre accompanied by chewing of rhododendron petals. On reaching deorital we were greeted with patches of snow and a mesmerizing view of snow clad-en peaks of Chaukhamba. We could even capture the reflection of the cliffs in the clear water of the lake. After having a packed lunch we descended down to sari by taking a visit to hilly temple. On the way back we went to Ukhimath, the winter home of BABA Kedarnath. The secondays climb was from Chopta. There was snow right from Chopta. We claded our shoes with the mandatory spikes and started our climb throw the snow laden valley and mountain sides of chopta taking occassional breaks. The temple of Tungnath was almost under snow. After taking a break at tungnath we further ascended to Chandrasila peak making new path through the fresh snows. And like we were on the top of the world with 360 degree view of Nanda Devi, Trishul and Chaukhamba. The weather had by then started getting little naughty with patches of black clouds hovering around. After taking a quick packed lunch we started our descend, which was packed with thrills and surprises courtesy our guide Monu Rana. We went back to our childhood days by sliding and rolling through the snows like 3 year old toddlers and just yelling in excitement. On reaching chopta we boarded our cars to be back to kund. A heavy downpour welcomed us to Kund and let us have a unique experience of heavy mountain lashes. Next day we were back to Haridwar after having a tastefull lunch at Jayalgarh. A wow experience of lifetime in my sixth trek.
06 September 2018
Excellent
All the arrangements, food, logistics, and support was superb. Both our trek guides especially Mr. Narendra supported and took very good care, continuously motivating and helping throughout the journey. This trek requires good fitness and endurance, it would have been good if we were given a heads up about the steep trails and low oxygen. Other than that I loved and enjoyed the experience. Happy with Thrillophillia team. Devashish was also very patient and helpful.
18 April 2019
Excellent
"it was incredible experience. VOF is famous for its 80 and more rare flowers species. trek was 12000 ft above from the sea level. It was not easy but when I saw the colors of flowers it inspired me to go ahead and explored more.."
16 November 2018
Excellent
"This is one of the finest treks I have ever been to. The food was too good. Love the team and how they talk is a treat to watch. Overall, it was a relaxing and mind-blowing."
20 March 2020
Excellent
Amazing trek & experience ! Have been to few other treks but this one will be right at top. So beautiful 360 degree views, along with perfect snowfall! Deoriatal, Chopta, Tungnath & Chandrashila makes it a complete package. One can also combine Haridwar/Rishikesh, either way of the trip. It all starts from beautiful Sari Village. Then we reach Deoriatal camping. Its surreal site and great views around. One can easily get lost with the 360 degree views all around. Next is Chopta. Again a swanky place to stay in Swiss tents , with snow surroundings. Next day, one starts for Tungnath & Summit. That greed to chase, reaching the top & feeling so liberated, is totally worth it. All-in-all, a must go trek.
17 March 2020
Superb
The trek was awesome and I am out of words to explain the beauty of the trek. We all enjoyed each other's company. This trip was very well organized and managed by Thrillophilia. It was one of the most beautiful places I have been till date. The hospitality was superb with the Trek Leader and even the driver. The food and cottages were awesome and delicious.
30 December 2019
Superb
Trekking with you guys has been an awesome experience. The scenery was beautiful and lively all throughout the trek. The campsites were good. And the best part was the team I personally thanking Narendra Ji who was our trek guide. Due to heavy snow, it was impossible to make it to the Kuari pass summit, but still, the trek leaders helped us get to the maximum possible height. We walked in 3 to 4 ft of snow. All 2 days our camping was in the snow. It was my first experience of sleeping on the ice bed. special cheers for the kitchen team did a tremendous job they served meals hot and fresh all the time and the quality of food was awesome I liked it very much. this was my first trek with your many more to come. Thank you guys
21 December 2019
Prashant Yadav Kuari Pass Trekking, 2020
Excellent
"this was one if the best experience of my life and in fact kuari pass trek prooved to be a lefe transforming trip fir me"
02 November 2019
Very Good
This was my first high altitude trek with Thrillophilia and second overall (18th Aug 2019). After reading the reviews, I had high expectations from the organizers. However, there were a few basic things that were ignored. The trek leader (I don't recollect his name) sounded like he was very experienced. However, he did not make us do any warm up or cool down before starting the trek every day. The first thing he said is that nobody should either cross him and go ahead or be left behind the other trek guide. However, this discipline was not maintained most of the times especially the day we went to the Valley of Flowers and Hemkund. We had to keep looking for him. He did not manage to keep the small group of 11 together which was not the case with my previous trek organizers. They used to wait at specific intervals till the last trekker got to the point. The very first night we reached Ghangaria, I started having breathing problems due to the claustrophobic rooms at the hotel (Hotel Devlok) and had to literally run around at 2 in the night with my roommates to find the trek leader since he had not informed us the place he would be staying. We did manage to find him later after constantly requesting the hotel staff and he did a few checks and helped me calm down. There was one girl in our group who started having migraine issues midway while going to the Valley of Flowers and decided to return back alone to the hotel. However, none of the guides accompanied her back which was quite surprising for obvious safety and security reasons. Another girl slipped off from the saddle of the mule while going to Hemkund and was barely saved from falling in the valley. He didn't carry the basic first aid. Wasn't it his responsibility to check the saddle and moreover a teenager controlling 4 horses way way too much which the guide should have realized and acted upon initially. Coming to the Hotel Devlok in Ghangaria, it was ok except that they provided Hot water only for around an hour or 45 mins in the morning and evening and it was difficult for 3 in a room to finish in that time. Also, they did not clean the room even once after requesting multiple times. The Hotel at Govindghat was pretty good and we got the best food there. However, when we returned back from the trek, the owner was splitting us up and asking us (3 ladies) to stay in a room which had entry from outside and was at quite a distance from the common area and the rest of the folks in our group. Even after requesting the guide to arrange for rooms together, he was asking us to walk out in the rain to the far away rooms. We literally had to fight with him and get a room inside the main building. Why were the rooms not allotted properly in advance itself to avoid the issues later? The vehicle and driver that picked and dropped us from and to Rishikesh were good. The overall trek experience was Good and we managed to see more than 5 varieties of flowers and thoroughly enjoyed it. However, I expected a lot more professionalism on the management part from the Thrillophilia.

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