Haridwar is one of the largest religious cities in India. Haridwar has a lot of importance in Hinduism, but a person of any religion can visit here at any time. You do not see any restrictions related to religion here. Haridwar is famous because of the Ganges River. And it is believed that if you have committed any number of sins in your life, if you take a bath in the river Ganges, then all your sins are washed away. So, let us also wash away our sins. And come to Haridwar.
How to reach Haridwar
It is very easy to reach Haridwar. There is a railway station in Haridwar. At the same time you also get direct buses from Delhi, Jaipur and nearby cities and states. If you are coming to India from a foreign tour, you will first have to get down at the Indira Gandhi International Airport in Delhi. After that you can reach Haridwar by bus or train.
Let’s see what is special in Haridwar.
Har ki Pauri Haridwar
You get to see a lot of auto rickshaws, e-rickshaws and all kinds of equipment outside the railway station in Haridwar. From here you can go to Har Ki Pauri. The distance of Har ki Pauri from Haridwar railway station is only 3 kilometers. It is very easy to reach here by rickshaw. For this, you have to pay ₹ 20 to the rickshawk.
Let me tell you for information that besides Ujjain Nashik and Prayagraj, Haridwar also holds Kumbh Mela. Many Kavadis come here every year to offer Kavad.
Har ki Pauri is considered to be one of the most sacred ghats of Haridwar. It is said that the drops of nectar that fell after the churning of the sea fell here. And by taking a bath here, all your sins are washed away.
In such a situation, if you are going to Haridwar, then definitely go to Har Ki Pauri.
Mansa Devi Temple Haridwa
If you want to visit the Mansa Devi temple, then you should take a rickshaw from Har Ki Pauri. This rickshaw will leave you near a ropeway. From that ropeway you can visit the Mansa Devi temple. You have to pay ₹ 120 to the rickshawler.
To get to the ropeway to Mansa Devi Temple, you have to take a ticket of ₹ 120. This ticket is for both coming and going. By the way, if you want to go to Mansa Devi Temple by the way then you can go. But it will waste a lot of your time. In such a situation, my advice would be that you should use ropeway to reach Mansa Devi temple.
After descending from the ropeway, you have to walk for about 5 minutes to have a glimpse at the Mansa Devi temple. You should always keep in mind that you keep your tickets, because with those same tickets you get back. Mansa Devi cannot carry phones and cameras inside the temple.
Chandi Devi Temple Haridwar
After visiting the Mansa Devi temple, you can visit the Chandi Devi temple. For this you have to auto. You will have to spend ₹ 150 for the auto. Which takes you off about 2 kilometers before the Chandi Devi temple. From here you can either walk, or resort to ropeways. To get to Chandi Devi Temple from Ropeway you will have to take a separate ticket. If you want, you can do both auto and go simultaneously. But I would suggest that you do different autos to come and go. This will help you in going. There is no shortage of auto here.
If you choose to walk on foot to the Chandi Devi temple, you get to see quite a lot of beautiful scenery on the way. You will also find many shops in the Chandi Devi temple complex. From where you can buy Chunari for Mata. He can also take prasad. There are different rates.
Shanti Kunj Haridwar
After visiting the Chandi Devi temple, I decided to visit Shantikunj, another popular tourist destination in Haridwar. The distance of Shantikunj from Chandi Devi temple is about 9 kilometers. Shantikunj is an educational institute. Which is also a tourist place.
You do not need to take any type of ticket to go inside Shantikunj. You just need to show your ID.
Let me tell you for information that if you want to take admission in Shantikunj for education, then you can take it. Education is provided here absolutely free. Also, your living and eating arrangements are also made free. There is also a Gayatri Devi temple here. Where the unbroken flame burns for 24 hours.
Bharat Mata Temple Haridwa
After seeing the Shantikunj Temple, I decided to visit the Bharat Mata Temple. You cannot carry a camera or mobile phone inside the Bharat Mata temple. When you go to visit Bharat Mata Mandir, you get to see many more beautiful temples on the way. You can go wherever you want.
Apart from this, you will find many temples and tourist places in Haridwar. Such as Patanjali Yogpeeth Hanuman Temple Vaishno Devi Temple as well as Rajaji National Park will also be seen here. If you have time, then you should not forget to go to Rajaji National Park. It is a popular tourist destination of Haridwar.
How much money will cost to travel to Haridwar
If you want to visit Haridwar then you must first get to the hotel. Here you can find cheap hotels in Haridwar. You may have to spend ₹ 750 for a 1-day hotel. If you are coming to Haridwar then make a plan for 2 days. In this way you will have to spend 15 rupees on the hotel for 2 days. Apart from this, you may have to spend around ₹ 1000 in Haridwar for transportation and transportation. This includes the cost of ropeway. Also, you will have to spend ₹ 500 on food for 2 days in Haridwar. The rate of food in Haridwar is very cheap. You can easily get a plate meal from ₹ 30 to ₹ 50. In this way, you can easily roam Haridwar for ₹ 2000.
Le Hotel near Haridwar railway station
If you are thinking of getting a hotel in Haridwar, then you should get a hotel for yourself near Haridwar railway station. From here you can come anywhere in the entire Haridwar. Also, from Haridwar railway station, you also get the facility of transportation for the entire Haridwar. Along with this, you also get to see a lot of food and drink shops here. From where you can also do some shopping for yourself. In such a situation, my advice would be that you should take the hotel for yourself near Haridwar railway station.
And finally as always the most important thing is to keep nature clean and tidy.