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Haridwar Travel Guide

  • Ganga Ghat in Haridwar
Haridwar At a Glance
  • Population:1,927,029
  • Area :2,360
  • Geo Location:North
  • Average Climate:20 °C - 35 °C
  • Best Time to Visit:Throughout the year
  • STD Code:01334


Haridwar in Hindi means the gateway to the Gods; Hari meaning God and Dwar meaning Gate. Haridwar is also, the gateway to the four major pilgrimages- the Char Dham - Kedarnath, Badrinath, Gangotri and Yamunotri. According to Hindu mythology, Haridwar is one of the four places where the drops of Amrita, the elixir of immortality, accidentally spilled over from the pitcher or Kumbha, in which it was being carried away by Garuda, the celestial bird and the vehicle of Lord Vishnu. These four spots Ujjain, Haridwar, Nasik and Allahabad have today become places where the Mussoorie and Rishikesh. Shopping in Haridwar is also a very interesting experience