HARIDWAR: Top 10 places to visit in Haridwar
Haridwar city is an antique and it is one of the supreme sacred cities in India. It is the place where people come from around the corner of the world for pilgrimage and to take a holy dip into the sacred river Ganges.
Haridwar, it is the combination of two words i.e. “Hari” and “Dwar”, where Hari means God and Dwar means Gateway. It is an entry check-in point to Chardham yatra route – Kedarnath, Badrinath, Yamunotri, and Gangotri.
The most visited places in Haridwar or you can say top 10 places in Haridwar, where tourist come from many places and explore them.
#1. Shanti Kunj
Shanti Kunj is a beautiful place which is founded by Pt. Shri Ram Sharma Acharya. You can spend the whole day here. The people who are living here gives you an unconditionally love and care. Here you can expand your knowledge by reading many books which are written by Guruji. Here you can stay and learn the Art of simple living and give a boost to your knowledge.
#2. Maa Ganga Arti At Haar ki Pauri
Maa Ganga Arti is an awesome experience. For 20 -30 minutes you just forget the whole world and just feels a direct connection with almighty. At the time of Arti, the place is like an ocean of pilgrims. You just sit down to the bank of Ganga and witness the Ganga Arti.
#3. Swarn Jayanti Park
This park is situated at the mid of the Haridwar. When you were tired and want some rest you just come here and relax in mid of the soothing green grass, with lots of fragranced flowers which will give you a relaxed and mental peace.
#4. Pentagon Mall
This place is for those who love to do window shopping and who is hard-core hungry and want some branded food like McDonald, cafe coffee day, burger king, Dominos Pizza etc., it is heaven for them. If you want to watch the latest movies, then here it is the wave cinema. You just love to be here.
For entertainment, they have so many things like singers, dancers. Etc. In the evening they organize many activities, in which you also can participate and enjoy your evening.
Haridwar Haat, a spicy place for fast food lovers. This place is at Ranipur more.
You can do shopping, and fill your hungry stomach with lots of mouth-watering fast food.
#6. Hub of Asharams
The hub of Ashrams is situated at the bank of river Ganga at bhupatwala area, where you find many ashrams with lots of big sculptures. Here also do meditation and take snan in the holy river, Maa Ganga.
#7. Chilla Dam and Wild wildlife sanctuary
Just book a safari and visit the Raja Ji national park. Here you’ll find so many species of wild animals like Elephants, Deer, Bear and if you lucky you can watch a live hunt by wild animals. I’ll bet you, can’t forget this memorable experience, this is a heaven for those who love nature and wildlife.
#8. Patanjali Yog Peeth
It is 20 km from city Haridwar. The Patanjali Yog Peeth is founded by Shri Ram Dev, who is also known as Ram dev baba. Here you can stay and join the yoga sessions. Even you can take Ayurvedic treatment and therapies.
#9. Moti Bazar
If you love ancient bazar this-this is recommended a place for you, Tiny road, small shops, rush, but all the routes way to Maa Ganga ghats. The person who is very fond of the wooden things, and handicrafts, then this place is for them except that the things are costly but it is a memorable thing that you came in Haridwar for once.
#10. Crystal World/ water park
Are you looking for some fun after a hectic day, then this water park of Haridwar must be on your bucket list?
You can enjoy water slides for the whole day, rain dance, dragon ride etc., This park is on NH 58 and 25 km from Haridwar city.