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    Haridwar Tour Packages

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    As per Hindu mythology, Haridwar was one of the places where the drops of the divine nectar fell from the pitcher of Garuda, the celestial bird. This mystical land is one amongst the seven holiest places to visit for Hindus.

    Also called the Gateway of Gods, this spiritual place finds mention in ancient scriptures. This place offers many attractions. Visit places of worship; enjoy the sight of the luminous diyas floating on the river and shop by the vibrant bazaars

    Best Time to Visit Haridwar: October to March

    Distance From Delhi: 205 kms

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    1) Visit Bara Bazar

    Haridwar Tour Packages-Bara Bazar

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    Located on the Railway Road in Haridwar, this bustling market is a favourite shopping centre for pilgrims and international tourists looking for religious articles. The highlight is the ubiquitous exposition and merchandise of Rudraksha seeds. There is an impressive assortment of objects that are sold in here.

    The Bara Bazar is also a popular venue to purchase Ayurvedic medicines and decorative items. Beautifully handcrafted, some of the decorative items here are exclusive to this place.

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    Churan that is a powdery substance with digestive powers is sold in sachets or small bottles. Also popular are the milk-based sweet products that come in various shapes, sizes, colours and tastes. For a first time visitor, the Bara Bazar is an exotic place to visit.

    2) Visit Mansa Devi Temple

    Perched atop a hill, Mansa Devi Temple is considered as one of the holiest in India. Part of the Haridwar tour packages, this shrine can be reached by foot or by a cable car, which is as exciting and gives you topological views of the land beneath.

    The presiding deity is Mansa Devi who is said to fulfill your wishes if you pray earnestly and with devotion. The goddess is offered coconut, flowers, and even jewellery by the worshippers. The temple also houses idols of several other gods.

    3) Taste Famous Local Food

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    Popularly known as a place of faith, Haridwar is a place of food as well. There are a number of restaurants here that serve delectable vegetarian delights. The famous vegetarian cuisines offered in this place are Garhwali. However, even North Indian, South Indian, and Bengali food is served in some restaurants.

    There are many famous eateries here. Bhagwati's chhole bhature is one of them where you can relish in the popular chhole bhature dish with lassi. Non-vegetarian food and alcohol is not available. Pilgrims and visitors are required to adhere to this general code of conduct of abstaining from eating non-vegetarian food and consuming alcohol.

    4) Watch Evening Arti at Har Ki Pauri Ghat

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    Har Ki Pauri is one among the many ghats beside the Ganga River.  Over here, the river exits the vicinity of the mountains and proceeds to the North Indian plains. The Ganga Arati ceremony performed by priests every evening is the highlight attraction in this place. One of the reasons for having this ritual is to welcome the river to the plains from the mountains. There is music, fireworks and songs accompanying the ceremonial procession. People from all over the country and many parts of the world join the ceremony procession.

    Constructed by Vikramaditya, this ghat is the most sacred of them all. The king built it in memory of his brother who came to this region to meditate beside the river. Also known as Brahmakund, Har Ki Pauri is frequented by thousands of devotees during the Kumbh Mela. At any point of time you can see large gatherings of people here who visit this place when on Haridwar tour packages. This ghat witnesses perennial influx of visitors throughout the year.

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    5) Go to Maya Devi Temple

    Dating back to the 11th century, this temple is dedicated to the goddess Maya. People come here to get their wishes fulfilled. Located in Haridwar, Maya Devi is considered to be a powerful goddess. She has three heads, four arms and her shrine is also a Siddh Peetha. This shrine is only one amongst the three Siddh Peetha temples located in the city. As per Hindu mythology, some internal organs of the goddess Sati were dropped at the region where the temple is located now. Given this mythological background, this place of worship is also considered a Shakthi Peetha.

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    The temple is still intact even though it is an ancient one. When you visit the inside, you can see the idols of three goddesses namely Maya, Kali, and Kamakhya. Given that the Maya Devi temple is a wish-fulfilling one, it is one of the most visited shrines in Haridwar. There are two other shrines that have a similar stature as this temple. They are the Narayana Shila and Bhairav shrines respectively.

    6) Visit Chandi Devi Temple

    Chandi Devi Temple

    Dedicated to the goddess Chandi Devi, this temple is located in the Sivalik Hills. It was built in the early part of the 19th century. Situated in the Himalayan mountain range, visiting the Chandi Devi Temple is a unique experience. It is believed that the idol of the goddess inside the temple was installed as early as the 8th century.

    This place of worship is considered to be a Neel Parvat Teerth and is one amongst the five holy pilgrimage locations in Haridwar. The temple is also a Siddh Peetha or a wish-fulfilling shrine.

    You can reach this temple from Har Ki Pauri when on Haridwar holiday packages. You can either trek for a distance of 3 km or use the cable car service. Being one of the ancient shrines in the country, this temple is visited by thousands of people.

    During important festivals such as Chandi Chaudas and Kumbh Mela, you can see an astonishing number of people congregated here. Devotees that visit this temple also visit the Anjana Temple. Anjana is the powerful monkey God Hanuman’s mother.

    7) Local Market Visit

    Local market visit by walk

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    When on Haridwar tour packages, walking through the market area is a riveting experience. There are many shopping opportunities here to keep you interested. Decorative and religious items are sold here. You can also shop for art and craft objects exclusive to this place. Carry back home interesting souvenirs. Pooja items, idols, rudraksha seeds, wood carvings and beaded accessories are fond in this place.

    Some of the main shopping centres are Moti Bazar, Bara Bazar, and Jawalpur. At the Moti Bazar you can shop for brass utensils. Also available are home-made pickles, ayurvedic treatment sachets, and sweetmeats. At Jawalpur you can shop mainly for souvenirs. You get some exotic souvenir items here that you may not find anywhere else in the world. There are also numerous vegetarian restaurants in the market serving delicious food.

    Visit the government emporiums to purchase handicrafts. You can also purchase gemstones, jewellery, and religious books from these state emporiums.

    8) Jain Temple Visit

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    Also called the Shri Chintamani Parswanath Jain Shwetambar Mandir, this is one amongst the many Jain temples in the country. On first impressions, the unique architecture gives it a distinctive identity. This place of worship is visited by people from all faiths.

    Located in the Rishikesh Marg of Haridwar, the highlight attractions of this temple are the Dharamsala and Bhojansala. The Dharamsala is a place of temporary residence for pilgrims and devotees. It has a capacity to accommodate more than a thousand people. The Bhojansala is the place where food is served.

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    The sheer architectural brilliance of this temple leaves you spellbound. The aura and magnificence of this region is unmistakable. The virtue of being located in a holy place such as Haridwar accentuates the holiness of this temple. You can always see huge gatherings of devotees at this shrine. People from near and far come here. This temple is one of the top places to visit for international visitors. The combination of ambience, aesthetics and religion leaves one awed and amazed.

    9) Shantikunj Ashram Visit

    The All World Gayatri Pariwar (AWGP) is headquartered at Shantikunj. It is a social organisation concerned with activities pertaining to spiritual regeneration. Being a centre for global spirituality and reconstructive activities, it provides a modernistic backdrop to these matters. Over the years this ashram has emerged as a stronghold essaying the virtues of yoga, spirituality and faith.

    People from all over the world visit here and draw their perspectives on these worldwide concepts in this ashram. They form an understanding of these principles and how they can apply it to their lives.

    There are many training camps organised by the Shantikunj Ashram. Some of them are Sanjeewani Vidyaa, Parivraajak, and Sangeet. The ashram teaches the art of serving and leading people in addition to helping people lead peaceful lives. People come here to learn Indian classical music as well. Even village folk get trained here on general village administration activities. The ashram is a unique place of learning. It presents a different and unique way to learn the principles of life and work from here.

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    10) Lakshman Jhula

    This is an iron bridge suspended over the Ganga River. Located in Rishikesh, the Lakshman Jhula is used to cross the river. Another bridge located close by is the Ram Jhula. There is a legend behind the structure. It is believed that Lord Rama’s brother Lakshman crossed the river at this point using a jute ropes that were tied and made into a bridge.

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    The Lakshman Jhula is a prominent attraction in Rishikesh for people on Haridwar tour packages. When you stand on it, you get a panoramic and spectacular view of the river and can feel the cool breeze blowing across. The picturesque surroundings leave you spellbound. You can also use the bridge for feeding fish.

    On a boat ride, many dimensions of this great structure can be seen. The sight of the Lakshman Jhula over the Ganga River is a gorgeous view.

    11) Bharat Mandir

    Among the oldest shrines in Rishikesh, Bharat Mandir is one of the places to visit. Located in the heart of the city, its history dates back to 789 AD. The idol of the deity inside this temple was installed during that year by Jagadguru Adi Shankaracharya.

    A temple ceremony is conducted every year in which the worshipped idol is carried in a grand procession. It is taken to Mayakund for a sacred dip in the Ganga water and brought back to the temple. This place of worship is considered to be a wish-fulfilling one. Devotees are required to visit and pray to Lord Shiva on Akshaya Tritiya.

    This place of worship is an ancient and sacred one given and has been mentioned in Hindu religious scriptures such as Mahabharat and Vishnu Puran. The temple’s presiding deity is Lord Vishnu. However, idols of several other prominent Gods are housed as well. There are also several illustrations here pertaining to Lord Shiva and his conquests.

    12) Ram Jhula

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    Ram Jhula is a suspension bridge located in Rishikesh that helps people cross the Ganga River. It is amongst the two bridges located in this region, the other being Lakshman Jhula. You get panoramic views of the river and its fringes atop this bridge. It is a sight to behold to get so many visuals of the river in a sweeping span of your eye.

    Located in Muni Ki Reti, the bridge is in the vicinity of ashrams and mandirs. A prominent spiritual centre in this region is the Gita Bhawan. The bridge also connects people to the Sivananda Ashram. The Ram Jhula has a similar design to the Lakshman Jhula. But the former is a longer and larger one.

    13) Ganga Aarti in Evening

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    The aarti ceremony is a celebrated and world-famous event in Haridwar. When on Haridwar tour packages, visit Har Ki Pauri to see this ceremony unfold in the evening.  Thousands of diyas or lighted lamps are floated by devotees on the Ganga. The scene is spectacular as the water becomes a giant galaxy of lighted lamps. Songs are sung and music is played. Temple priests receipt shlokas and mantras and people float diyas on the river.

    The temple gongs start clanging around evening time. Priests carry fire bowls that are used to light the lamps. The combination of light, lamps, music, songs, and the river is a surreal experience.

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    14) Tribal Village Tour

    Tribal Village Tour

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    Haridwar being an ancient city, there are many tribes living here even though this region has progressed substantially. Visiting their settlements on tribal village tours helps you understand the resident culture of the tribes of Haridwar.

    The Gujjar is one such tribe that resides in the Rajaji forest. You can visit this clan and see how people live here. The tribes are accustomed to visits from people who are interested to know about their culture and are not averse to visitors.

    You might get a traditional welcome on arrival. You can also request them to perform their traditional dances. Such trips help you understand the ways and means of people living in a secure world of their own. It is also interesting to note how this community has remained exclusive and unique despite the rampant onset of modernity.

    15) Rajaji National Park Safari tour

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    Located near the foothills of the Himalayas, the Rajaji National Park is spread over 800 sq km.  It was initially three wildlife sanctuaries that were later merged into one. Named after C. Rajagopalachari, a freedom fighter, it is home to impressive flora and fauna. The diverse ecosystem of this region is characterised by shorea and bridelia plants found aplenty here. The Shivalik mountain range is located inside this park.

    The Rajaji National Park is home to the Asian Elephant, Tiger, King Cobra, Sloth Bear, Python, Leopard and many such animals. There are more than 300 species of birds found in this place. You can also see several woodpeckers and kingfishers here.

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    You can access the natural habitat of wild animals and birds by way of a jeep safari. This is a guided tour given that you are accompanied by a forest official. Jungle safaris can be made at multiple locations in the forest. The popular locations for this activity are the Chilla and Motichur ranges. The best time to visit is between November and June. You can stay at one of the many forest rest houses when on a visit to the Rajaji National Park.

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    When on Haridwar-Dehradun-Mussorrie tour packages you get the best of many worlds. Haridwar is a place of spirituality and faith. Characterised by ancient temples and shrines, some of them need to be accessed by cable cars given that they are perched atop mountains. It is also where the Ganga leaves the mountains and enters the plains.

    Located in the state of Uttarakhand and nestled in the Doon Valley, Dehradun is known for its abounding natural resources. This fascinating region lies at the confluence of the Ganga and Yamuna rivers.

    At an altitude of 1800 metres, Mussoorie is a hill station in Uttarakhand. The green hills and exotic flora and fauna this land make it amongst the top places to visit when on Haridwar tour packages that incorporate a visit to Mussoorie as well. 

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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 


Mansa Devi Temple

Mansa Devi Temple is one of the most revered religious spots in Haridwar, pulling tourists and devotees from different parts of the country. Since Haridwar is one of the holiest cities for the followers of Hinduism, it naturally houses a great number of temples. However, the significance of this temple located on the top of Bilwa Parvat is unique. 

The temple is dedicated to goddess Mansa Devi. It is believed that the wishes of every sincere devotee are fulfilled here. There is an interesting folk tale concerning the inception of this temple. Since the temple is located atop a hill, you can reach here by either trekking or by taking a ropeway ride.

Location: Bilwa Parvat, Haridwar

Timing: 5 am to 9 pm

Crystal World

If you are looking for a break from temple visits while you are in Haridwar, Crystal World is the best option for you and your family. Renowned as one of the major entertainment parks in the state of Uttarakhand, Crystal World has attractions for people belonging to all age groups. 

The park features a wide range of rides and slides that will please the adventure junkie in your, giving you a wholesome dose of thrill and fun. The park spans over a large area, so there is a lot of space for leisure and adventure. The park is also a great place to organize all kinds of events at. 

Location: Badheri Rajputan, Haridwar

Timings: 10:30 am to 8 pm

Entry Fee: INR 450 per person


Har Ki Pauri

One of the most sacred spots in the town, Har Ki Pauri holds an unmatched significance in the divine aura of Haridwar. It is a holy ghat located on the bank of river Ganges. Devotees from all over the country come to this ghat to take a dip in the river, seeking absolution of their sins as it is believed that the holy waters of the river wash away sins.

For the best experience, visit this ghat during sunset when you can catch the famous evening aarti that is held here every day. Har Ki Pauri is, owing to its popularity among pilgrims visiting Haridwar, counted among the major places to visit in Haridwar.

Location: Near City Control Room, Haridwar

Timing: Open 24 hours


Chandi Devi Temple

If you are looking for the most famous spiritual places to visit in Haridwar, do not forget to include Chandi Devi Temple on your list. The temple was first built in the year 1929 by Suchat Singh, and has been through some renovations and expansions since then. This temple is a popular place not only among pilgrims but also among Indian and foreign tourists since its aura offers a better and a closer understanding of the Hindu culture. 

Situated on the top of Neel Parvat in the Shivalik Range of Himalayas, this temple also offers splendid views of the green beauty spread all over in the region. A trek of 3 km and a cable car ride are the two options to reach the temple.

Location: Neel Parvat, Haridwar

Timing: 7 am to 7 pm

Maya Devi Temple

One of the three most prominent Hindu temples located in Haridwar, Maya Devi Temple is also counted among the most visited tourist places in Haridwar. The temple is dedicated to Hindu goddess Maya. According to the popular belief, the site where the temple is situated is the same site where the heart and navel of goddess Sati fell. 

Though the temple complex exhibits a modest architecture and structure, the importance of the temple is not smaller than any other temple in the city. Whether you are visiting Haridwar for attaining spirituality or you just want to experience the cultural hues of this holy city, Maya Devi Temple is a must visit place.

Location: Upper Road, Birla Ghat, Haridwar

Timing: 7 am to 7 pm


Sapt Rishi Ashram

If the purpose of your visit to Haridwar is to indulge in a peaceful holiday experience, relaxing in the company of pristine nature, Sapt Rishi Ashram is one of the most appropriate places to visit in Haridwar. The peaceful ambience of this ashram located on the bank of river Ganges makes it a perfect spot for meditation and yoga. 

The site where the ashram is located is called Sapt Sarovar. As per the popular myth, this is the place where seven great sages meditated once, but the gushing noise of the river interrupted their focus, so they split the river into seven different streams.

Location: Motichur, 5 km from Haridwar

Timing: Open 24 hours

Bara Bazar

Haridwar may not have options for luxury shopping, but you can find almost everything you need at the markets here. The traditional bazars like Bara Bazar complement the old world charm the city wears around it like a priceless shroud. This colourful bazar is the main marketplace in the city. 

From a number of restaurants, sweet shops, and food vendors to small shops selling handicrafts, ornaments and ayurvedic products – Bara Bazar will keep you hooked with all that is on offer here. You will easily find something here that you can take back home as a souvenir. 

Location: Subhash Ghat, Haridwar

Timing: 9 am to 10 pm


Local Markets

There are some excellent street markets here that make for the best tourist places in Haridwar. Some of the most popular ones are Moti Bazar, Kankhal Market, Bara Bazaar, and Jwalapur Market. From clothes to food items, these markets have everything available for you. 

The colourful products on display and the saffron clothes of the sages come together to make these markets vibrant. Given the ample photography opportunities these markets offer, a number of photographers can be seen at these markets, looking for some perfect street shots. 

A stroll in these markets is the perfect way to experience the old-world charm of Haridwar as every sight, every sound and every smell you will experience while passing these streets will add grace to you cultural trip along with creating a perfect shopping experience for you.

Location: Haridwar

Timings: 9 am to 9 pm


Rajaji National Park

For spending a day full of jungle thrill, this is another great option for wildlife lovers. You can indulge in the activity of jungle safari to explore the deep areas of the forest and witness the uninterrupted wilderness in its purest form. With a number of species of wild animals and birds calling the park their home, you will get ample opportunities to watch 

Click these creatures in their natural habitat that sprawls over an area of 820 sq. km. Some of the prominent fauna species are tiger, panther, elephant, bear, and barking deer. Besides, almost 400 bird species also live here, making the park a paradise for bird watchers.

Location: Ansari Road, Mohand Range

Timings: 7 am to 10 am and 2:30 pm to 5:30 pm

Entry Fee: INR 250


Pawan Dham

Haridwar has a long list of temples that are visited by thousands of devotees every day, but Pawan Dham is one of those Hindu temples that enjoy great fame even among tourists. The temple is also referred to as “Glass Temple” and this name is attributed to the idols of gods and goddesses with unique mirror and glass work. These idols and the interiors of the temple are sure to impress you. 

The peaceful atmosphere of the temple makes it an ideal place for you to visit if the purpose of your visit to Haridwar is relaxation. Summing up, Pawan Dham definitely deserves to be on the list of the best places to visit in Haridwar.

Location: Sapt Sarovar Road, Haridwar

Timings: 6 am to 8 pm


Neel Dhara Pakshi Vihar

Haridwar is a delight not only for those who wish to take a dive into a world of spirituality but also for nature lovers with options like Neel Dhara Pakshi Vihar available. It is a bird watching spot that enjoys fame among locals and travellers alike. The area teems with exotic species of flora and fauna, and is majorly known for the extensive range of bird species that can be spotted here. including Siberian Crane. 

So, when you visit this place, make sure to keep your camera handy so that you do not miss a chance to capture unique birds that add life to this quiet place. Furthermore, the place is also popular among trekkers as it falls on many trekking routes.

Location: Bhimgoda Barrage, 3 km from Haridwar

Timing: 7 am to 7 pm


Ganga Aarti

Ganga Aarti must be the holiest sights you can catch in Haridwar. Hundreds and thousands of devotees participate in the religious affair where a number of priests indulge in the prayers. Apart from devotees, a number of photographers from all over the world become a part of the aarti to capture its essence in their cameras.

Held on the bank of the river Ganges every day, Ganga Aaarti is also a great opportunity for culture vultures to gets insights into the rich culture of India and to realise the great reverence of the river. If you are planning a visit to Haridwar to immerse into the spiritual aura of this sacred land, spending an hour to witness Ganga Aaarti is one of the must try experiences.

Location: Har Ki Pauri

Timing: 5:30 am to 6:30 am and 6 pm to 7 pm

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


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

Patanjali Yoga Peeth

If you are a patron of yoga, Patanjali Yogpeeth is among the best places to visit in Haridwar for a memorable experience. Founded by Baba Ramdev and Acharya Balkrishna in 2006, this is one of the largest yoga institutes in the country. The institute was built with the objective to promote yoga all over the world. 

Yoga is practised and various kinds of researches related to yoga and ayurveda are conducted here. Ayurvedic medicines are also manufactured here. Located in the outskirts of Haridwar, this yogpeeth is one of the most visited tourist places in Haridwar. 

So, if you want to spend an eventful day, acquiring knowledge about yoga and ayurveda, Patanjali Yogpeeth is the place to visit while you are in Haridwar.

Location: Haridwar

Timings: 9 am to 9 pm

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