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Haridwar Places to See

Haridwar Sightseeing

  • Hari-ki-Pairi (or Har-ki-Pauri) – Har Ki Pauri is believed to be the exit point of the Ganges from the mountains and entry into the plains. Also known as Brahm Kund, this ghat was built by King Vikramaditya in memory of his brother Brithari who often meditated on the banks of river Ganga.
  • Maya Devi Mandir: Goddess Maya Devi, the Adhisthatri deity of Haridwar , is known to be an incarnation of power or shakti. This temple is one of the 51 “shakti peeths” and it is the presiding deity of Haridwar. It is from this temple Haridwar derives its other name Mayapur.
  • Mansa Devi Mandir: Goddess Mansa Devi, wife of the Nag King Vasuki, is believed to fulfill the wishes of devotees visiting her temple. Can be reached by cable car or by a road that gently winds uphill (about 2 km), starting from Railway Rd.
  • Bharat Mata Mandir: Located at Sapt Sarovar- Dedicated to Mother India, this is half temple, half nation building exercise, with seven floors stacked with deities, saints, and secular heroes of all Indian faiths. The Bharat Mata temple is a religious shrine, founded by Swami Satyamitranand Giri.
  • Chandi Devi Mandir: Chandi Devi temple is known to be a divine place where wishes are granted and fulfilled by Goddess Chandi. There are dress codes for those visiting the temple – leather accessories are strictly prohibited, as also non vegetarian food and alcoholic drinks.
  • Ma Anandamayee Ashram: Located at Kankhal. The samadhi of Shree Shree Ma Anandamayee is located here and is also the Head Office of the revered organisation.
  • Moti Bazar: One of the best and busiest shopping areas in Haridwar, Moti Bazaar is situated between the Har-ki-Pauri and the Upper Road. To make your trip to Haridwar worthwhile, make sure you visit Moti Bazaar and shop for religious items such as Rudraksha or sacred beads, Gangajal or water of the holy Ganges stored in a container, precious stones for prosperity, and vermillion.
  • Chilla Wild Life Sanctuary: A treat for wildlife enthusiasts and nature lovers, Chilla Wildlife Sanctuary is located on the east bank of the Ganga River. Spread across an area of 249 sq km, the wildlife fauna includes elephants, tigers, bears and small cats. This area is mostly inhabited with elephants, apart from a variety of interesting birds.

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Published Date: November 24, 2012
Last Updated On: February 26, 2015
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