Pilgrim Tours - Haridwar

On the foot of Himalayas, on the west bank of Ganges is situated the gateway to Lord Vishnu, i.e., Haridwar. It is also called Ganga - Dwara, because the holy Ganges enters the plains here. This is one of the seven holy cities in India. Haridwar is about 225 kilometers northeast of Delhi. Haridwar is famous for its temples, bathing ghats and tanks. Pilgrims carry back the water from the Ganges, which they believe will remain fresh forever. It is the gateway to the four pilgrimages of Uttarakhand.

It's also your starting point on the journey to the sacred sources of the Ganga and the Yamuna Rivers. This holy city is home to some of the most sacred Hindu rituals. Round the year, devotees�from all over the country flock here in their thousands to perform "Poojas" or prayers. Renowned for the "Maha Kumbh Mela" which appears Every 12 years and the enchanting "Aarti" at "Har Ki Pauri" which captives the beholder with hundreds of burning wick lamps floating down the Ganga, this town has been distinguished for centuries in the Indian society.

(03 Days 02 Hotel Nights)


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Tour Code - HA01

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Day 1: ARRIVE DELHI - ON TO HARIDWAR (215 KMS / APPROX. 5 HOUR DRIVE): Welcome the Grand Capital of India. Upon arrival at Airport / Railway Station in Delhi, you will be transferred to Haridwar. On arrival, check-in to your hotel. The rest of the day is at leisure. Overnight in Haridwar - None (Meals on your own)

Day 2: HARIDWAR : This morning, after breakfast, visit the famous temples at Haridwar, Mansa Devi and Bharat Mata. Situated on the southernmost hill of the Shivalik ranges is the Durga temple called Mansa Devi. Perched on Bilwa Parvat, the temple provides a panoramic view of the Haridwar city with the Ganges flowing in its middle. Bharat Mata is one of its kind temples in Haridwar and is dedicated to Mother India, tracing its history from the times of Ramayana to present day. This eight storied temple houses the pictures and idols of some of the great Indian men from ancient to present times and pictures of the cities of the country. A must visit to get a sneak preview in to the history and culture of India. In the evening, visit the Har-Ki-Pauri - the sacred ghat was constructed by King Vikramaditya in the memory of his brother Bhartrihari. The golden reflection of floral diyas in the river Ganges is the most enchanting sight in the twilight during the Ganga aarti ceremony at the ghat. Hari ki pauri ghat was built by King Vikramaditya to commemorate the descending of Ganga after years of difficult prayers and fasting done by his ancestor Bhagirathi. Lord Vishnu is believed to have left his foot prints on a rock at this ghat. Every day at twilight the Har ki pauri ghat comes to life with singing prayers and lit up lamps along the Ganges where people in hundreds and thousands view this mesmerizing and cleansing ritual. It is believed that the one who bathes at Har ki pauri gets rid of all sins and completely cleanses their soul. Floral tributes and lit up diyas floating on the Ganges is the most enchanting sight one gets at this ghat. The rest of day is at leisure for independent activities. Overnight in Haridwar (B)

Day 3 : ON TO DELHI (215 KMS / APPROX. 5 HOUR DRIVE): Today, bid farewell to your 'Haridwar' tour as you are transferred to the Airport / Railway Station in Delhi for your onward journey.

HIGHLIGHTS :
  • Visit Mansa Devi temple and sacred Ghats at the bank of holy river Ganges.
  • Scenic view of floating diyas on the Ganges during Aarti Darshan.

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