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Things To Do In Haridwar

Haridwar is called the most holy city in whole Uttarakhand, although Haridwar is one of the most captivating places to visit, as you will realise that there are so many reasons to call it as a perfect place to visit as entering this beautiful city is perfect for camping and boating. You should definitely explore this holy city at least once, although in Haridwar you will take a dip in the Ganga river to wash away all your sins in it and pray to be positive. In Haridwar you may visit Mansa Devi temple, bara bazaar, har ki Pauri ghat, Sapt rishi ashram and many more places where you will feel extreme comfort. Haridwar has a very deep and meaningful connection to Hinduism with the rich past. Long years ago the Haridwar name was not Haridwar it was Mayapur and Gangadwar in ancient Mahabharat time. Haridwar is the place where kumbha mela takes place every twelve years and Ardh kumbh after every six years, you should definitely make a plan to visit this holy place Haridwar you will definitely love it.

Places To Visit In Haridwar

  • Mansa Devi temple (Haridwar)
Mansa Devi temple Haridwar

This is the most famous destination of Haridwar, a Mansa Devi temple where you can access by a cable car ride and there you can do shopping also after taking the worship of goddess Mansa, this temple is basically on height where you can experience the breathtaking view from the height.

Opening & Closing Time:

Summer timings – 4:00 am to 10:00pm

Winter timings – 5:00 am to 9:00pm.

Aarti timings for summer – morning 4:30am to 5:30am, evening – 7:00 pm to 7:30pm.

For winters – morning – 5:30am to 6:00 am, evening 6:00 pm to 6:30pm.

  • Bara bazar (Haridwar)
Bara bazar Haridwar

Bara bazaar is the place is where you can do some pooja shopping when you are going any Haridwar’s temple, there are so many stalls for shopping where you will find Rudraksha seeds, Churni for Goddesses, some delicious sweets and other things that you will take for yourself also.

Opening & Closing Time


  • Har ki pauri ghat (Haridwar)
Har ki pauri ghat Haridwar

Har ki Pauri ghat is one of the place where you can experience the crowd of devotees to take a holy dip into the ganga river, although this ghat is brighten up with Diya’s at night and it will look so beautiful and you may experience the spiritual ambience at the evening time.

Opening & Closing Time

From Monday to Sunday timing will be 12:00am to 11:59pm.

Aarti timings In summers

morning 5:30am.

Evening – 6:30.

In winters:

Morning – 6:30am

Evening- 5:30 pm

  • Chandi Devi Temple (Haridwar)
Chandi Devi Temple Haridwar

Chandi Devi temple is another place to visit in Haridwar as it is considered as a Siddh Peeth of goddess Chandi. Thousands of devotees come here to seek blessings of goddess Chandi. According to the mythology the goddess Chandi had killed demons named chand-mund and then shumbh-nishumbh, although this temple was constructed in the 8th century by the king Suchan singh. You can reach the temple via ropeway or you can walk on a trek way.

Timings are 7:00am to 7:00pm

  • Shantikunj (Haridwar)
Shantikunj Haridwar

Shantikunj is the best enlightenment place and the most popular spiritual centres in the world which was established in 1971. Although it has millions of devotees who came here to be a part of learning ethical values which is the part of moral encouragement. The most interesting part of this place is you can stay here free for two days and take part in all the daily activities.

Places To Visit Near Haridwar

  • Rishikesh

Rishikesh is the most intricate place where you can easily spend your vacation, although after Haridwar if you are planning to go next place then Rishikesh is the best of all where you can experience various adventure sports and other cultural activities along with spirituality. The distance between Haridwar and Rishikesh is only 27 km, only 46 minutes to reach Rishikesh.

  • Mussorie

The most perfect hilly area if you want to visit after Haridwar is Mussoorie, as it is one the most comfiest place for the tourists, as you will experience the natural beauty, green landscapes and beautiful waterfalls, every year there will be thousands of tourists came here to enjoy and spend their vacation.

  • Dhanaulti

Dhanaulti is the best place to experience the scenic views of the hilly area surroundings and enjoy some intricate views. The best time to visit Dhanaulti is in winter months where you will find snow covered mountains and you will experience the snowy sports and activities. Although if you know Dhanaulti is the most majestic place to visit during your vacation.

  • Nainital

So Nainital is also a must visit place to visit during your free time, although you will experience 7 types of taal, basically they are the rivers. Bhimtal is one of the biggest lakes among those seven taals. So you should definitely make a visit to see those beautiful lakes and also explore some beautiful markets for shopping.

  • Kasauli

Kasauli is the most beautiful and the most visited place, which offers you picturesque views and you will attract a lot of unique attractions there. This place is primarily known for its scenic beauty and serenity, although this is basically a small town with various places to visit like old Hanuman temple, Gilbert trail on kachcha road and a central research library.

How To Reach

From Delhi by bus

This is the convenient way to reach Haridwar from Delhi by bus, as the total distance between these two city is approx 5 hours and ticket price will be approx INR 365.

By train:

Your journey will take up to 4 hours and the ticket price of the train is approx INR 117 to 138. as this is the easiest and affordable way to travel from Delhi to Haridwar.

Best Time To Visit

The best time to visit Haridwar is between October to February, these 5 months are the most comfortable time to go there and experience the spiritual beauty. As this is the peak season and this time has most of the crowd you will see, but if you want to avoid crowds or large gatherings you may come in the period of March to June with moderate temperature.

Places To Stay

  • Hotel Le Roi

price will be INR 3,666

Ratings are 4.1/5

  • Hotel Alpana

price will be INR 2,315

Ratings are 4/5

  • Hotel Raj Mandir

price will be INR 1,895

Ratings are 4.4/5

  • Madhuban Guest House

price will be INR 1,602

Ratings are 4.3/5

  • Patnimal Riverside Paradise

Price will be INR 1,765

Ratings are 4.3/5

  • Sterling Mantra Haridwar

price will be INR 3,948

Ratings are 4.2/5

  • Hotel Raghuveer Residency

price will be INR 2,262

ratings are 5/5

  • Lemon Tree Hotel

price will be INR 5,104

ratings are 4.5/5.

Interesting Facts About Haridwar
  • Haridwar is the sacred city of Uttarakhand.
  • This city is situated on the intricate holy rivers.
  • As you may know, Haridwar is the home of world famous kumbh mela.
  • Haridwar is known for several legendary historical and mythological stories.
  • This city offers you the most sophisticated view of ganga aarti.
  • Basically Haridwar is known for its famous and ancient temples.
  • This city attracts thousands of devotees from all around the world.
  • You might not know the fact that Haridwar is known for its ayurvedic medicine centres.
  • This city serves as the starting point of your char Dham yatra.

In conclusion, Haridwar is one of the most intricate places for having spiritual energies and taking a dip into the holy Ganga river once in your life. You may definitely come with your family and children’s and with your parents as well, they will definitely love this holy place. Or if you want to continue your vacation you can go nearby places from Haridwar to explore more.

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