Char Dham Yatra 2021
Char Dham 2021

Haridwar

Haridwar literally known as Gateway to God is regarded as one of the seven holiest places for Hindus. According to the Samudra Manthan, Haridwar along with Ujjain, Nasik, and Allahabad is one of four sites where drops of Amrit, the elixir of immortality, accidentally spilled over from the pitcher while being carried by the celestial bird Garuda. The term Haridwar Derived from two words Hari means God and Dwar means gate.

Haridwar is located on the banks of the River Ganges, at the point where the Ganges descends from the hills to the North Indian plains, Haridwar attracts a large number of Hindu pilgrims from all over the world. There are many Festival celebrated in Hardiwar namely Baisakhi fall in the month of April , Kanwar Mela fall in the month of July , Kartik Purnima fall in November and Somwati Amavasya. Among them Kumbh Mela is one of the most prominent festivals celebrated in Haridwar every after 12 years in four Different Places in India. Amidst the Kumbha Mela, millions of pilgrims, devotees, and tourists congregate in Haridwar to perform ritualistic bathing on the banks of the river Ganges to wash away their sins to attain Salvation.

Mythology/ Importance of Haridwar

According to Hindu mythology, Brahma was created in the world. God and Demons churned the ocean  for the pot of nectar, while Garuda was carrying the pot, a few drops fell from the pot at this spot, making it a place for eternal salvation. Lord Vishnu also known as Hari, left his footprint here, and the name “Har” in Haridwar is also indicative of Lord Shiva known as Har Har Mahadev.

Place to See in Haridwar

  • Mansa Devi Temple: The Mata Mansa Devi temple is dedicated to Lord ” Mansa Devi ” in the Form of Power. The temple is located at Top of Bilwa Parvat on Shivalik Hills near the Ganga River. It is said that If Pilgrims pray to the Goddess of Mansa Devi in the bottom of Pure Heart can get their Hoppies or desires fulfilled by the blessings of goddess Mansa Devi. According to History, The Mansa Devi Temple was constructed by the Maharaja Gopal Singh of Mani Majri.
  • Chandi Devi Temple: The temple is dedicated to Goddess Chandi Devi Perched atop the Neel Parvat on the Eastern summit of the Sivalik Hills, the southernmost mountain chain of the Himalayas. Chandi Devi Temple was built in 1929 by Suchat Singh in his reign as the King of Kashmir.
  • Hari-ki-Pairi: Har Ki Pauri is the famous auspicious Ghat located on the seashore of Ganga River in Haridwar also known as Brahm Kund. It is said that this Ghat was built by King Vikramaditya in memory of his brother Brithari who often meditated on the banks of the Ganga River. Every day, Har Ki Pauri ghat witnesses hundreds of devotees taking a dip bath in the water of the Ganges to remove all sins from the body and get salvation.

Car Rental From Haridwar

Car Rental Services in Haridwar is one of the most sought services by every tourist visiting Haridwar. If you are searching for the best car rental service in Haridwar for either visiting places in Uttarakhand or going to Delhi NCR etc. Here you will get the latest updated information about Cabs/Taxi Rental Services with rates in Haridwar. We have some of the best car rental operators offering the quality & efficient Car Hire service for pilgrimage tours in Uttarakhand.

Haridwar During Char Dham Yatra

Haridwar is starting as well as ending point for Chardham Yatra which comprises of Gangotri, Yamunotri, Kedarnath and Badrinath. Haridwar is about 200 km from Delhi, and well connected by road and rail network from all parts of India.It is a great place to stay or visit during your Char Dham Yatra tours Package. Many pilgrims during their Char Dham Yatra, stay at Haridwar for some duration. It is a hilly place which has many facilities available for its tourists and pilgrims of Char Dham.

Char Dham Distance Chart From Haridwar

Haridwar is start and end point for Char dham Yatra which comprises of Gangotri, Yamunotri, Kedarnath and Badrinath. Haridwar is about 200 km from Delhi, and well connected by road and rail network from all parts of India.

  Distance Time Route
Badrinath 315 kms 11 hrs Haridwar -> Rishikesh -> Srinagar -> Rudraprayag -> Karnaprayag -> Joshimath -> Badrinath
Kedarnath 231 Kms 9 hrs Haridwar -> Rishikesh -> Srinagar -> Rudraprayag -> Augustmuni -> Guptkashi -> Gaurikund -> Kedarnath
Gangotri 300 kms 10 hrs Augustmuni -> Rudraprayag -> Srinagar -> Naughar -> Uttarkashi -> Gangotri
Yamunotri

221 kms

262 kms

8 hrs

9 hrs

Route 1:- Haridwar -> Dehradun -> Mussoorie -> Nainbagh -> Barkot -> Jankichatti -> Yamunotri

Route 2:- Haridwar -> Rishikesh -> Narendranagar -> Chamba -> Chinyalisaur -> Dharasu Band -> Barkot -> Jankichatti -> Yamunotri

Top 5 places to stay in Haridwar

There are many options for accommodation in Haridwar during Char Dham Yatra. Following is the list of  top 5 hotels, resorts, guest houses in Haridwar.

1) Fortune Park Haridwar
Fortune Park Haridwar is a 4-star hotel in Haridwar with a restaurant and health club. The restaurant specializes in international cuisine and serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner.
Address:- Plot No. 296/2 NH-58 Bahadrabad, Haridwar, Uttarakhand, 249402, India

2) Alpana Hotel
Hotel Alpana is the ideal for people who want to get the real taste of what Haridwar is with its Ghats, Puja at the Ganga Mandir, Shopping in the old and traditional Markets. This Hotel has 2 executives, 2 Deluxe and 27 standard rooms.
Address:- Lower Road Ram Ghat, Lower Bazar, Haridwar 249401 India

3) Ganga Lahari by Leisure Hotels
Ganga Lahari hotel is located on the banks of river Ganga at Har Ki Pauri. It is a beautiful heritage “Haveli” in Haridwar. This haveli has an amazing architectural marvel to recreate old world charm with modern-day hospitality.
Address:- Hanuman Ghat Rd Ram Ghat, Haridwar 249401 India

4) Rosewood Apartment Hotel
Rosewood apartment is well equipped and fully furnished with all essential comforts of a home. It also has a fully equipped kitchen.
Address:- GH-1 & 2 Haridwar Greens near Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalaya, Haridwar 249401 India

5) Le Roi Haridwar Hotel
Le Roi Hotel has 96 rooms with an option of Twin beds and King Size bed. The morning breakfast and wifi is free with many other facilities like Tv, kettle, toiletries, hairdryer in the room. There is a terrace as well to take in the beautiful views and some fresh air. 
Address:- Multi-Functional Complex Near Haridwar Railway Station, Haridwar 247663 India

How to Reach Haridwar

By Air : Jolly Grant Airport Dehradun is the nearest Airport located 20 km away from Haridwar.

By Train: Haridwar Junction Railway Station is well-connected by train, with frequent trains to Delhi and Dehradun. The railway station is located on the south side of town, within walking distance to most hotels but a 2-km hike to Hari-ki-Pauri.

By Bus: Haridwar’s bus station is the nearest that is well connected by road and rail network from all parts of India.

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giriraj

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Latest Char Dham Update : 16 September 2021
Uttarakhand High Court lifted the ban on Chardham Yatra.
This Year only fully vaccinated people carrying covid negative report will be allowed to visit Char Dham (i.e. Kedarnath, Badrinath, Gangotri and Yamunotri).
Only Limited Devotees Allowed in a Day, So Book Early to Visit Char Dham