Haridwar is city in Uttarakhand state of India with approx 2,00,000 population. Haridwar is located on the bank of the holy river Ganga and on the foothills of himalayas. It is also surrounded by the Rajaji National Park. Known as Mayapuri in ancient time Haridwar is one of the 7 ancient holy places for Hindu religion. The name Haridwar literally means “Gateway to the God”. Every year thousands of pilgrims take bath in the holy river ganga at Haridwar. Haridwar is one of the most famous pilgrimage places in north india. Apart from the taking bath in the Ganga pilgrims also visit some ancient temples as well ashrams. There are hundreds of temple all over the city as well more than 100 ashrams all over the city. Evening ceremony known as Ganga Aarti is also very famous at ancient Har Ki Pauri Ghat.
Haridwar is one of the primary areas where river Ganges emerges from the mountains & enters to the plain areas. Lush green forests and magnificent river Ganges & background of mountains create the charming beauty of this holy city. The Ghats are the heart of the city with hundreds of people taking holy dip in the ganga through out the day. Ganga being one of the common faith among the diverse religious belief provides amazing opportunity to see hindu rituals and meet people people from across India. The Rajaji National Park is just 10 kms from Haridwar. It is an ideal destination for pilgrimage, culture, wild life and adventure lovers. Haridwar is famous among Hindus to purify their sins by taking a holy dip in the water of river Ganges at Haridwar.