Haridwar: The Gateway To Heaven

Haridwar is known as ‘The Gateway to God’, or ‘the Gateway to Heaven’ located in the Indian state of Uttarakhand. This is a famous pilgrimage destination for Hindus from all over the world. Haridwar is situated between the Shivalik Hills in the north and the northeast and the Ganga River in the south. It inspires those inspired by spiritualism and nature. This city is blessed by all the gods of the trinity Brahma, Vishnu, and Mahesh that’s why was earlier known as Kapilsthan and Mayapuri. You can book the top cab service in Agra.

This city is said to be one of the seven holiest places for the Hindus. Haridwar is likewise one of the four spots where the ‘solution of interminability’ tumbled from paradise when a tussle for the subtle pot of nectar of eternality had occurred between the divine beings and the evil spirits. The Brahma Kund at Har-Ki-Pauri is the spot at Haridwar where the mixture of interminability is accepted to have fallen.

There are three places that are Nasik, Ujjain, and Allahabad where Kumbh Mela occurs. Haridwar also held Ardh Kumbh and Maha Kumbh Mela is held every six and 12 years respectively. It attracts thousands of pilgrims and visitors from all over the world.

People believe that King Bhagirath brought Ganga to Haridwar to salvage the souls of his ancestors who had been cursed by the sage Kapil. Haridwar is a very ancient town, got its name from famous Chinese traveler Hiuen Tsang. Hiuen Tsang has mentioned Haridwar as Maurya.

Haridwar is a place where the river Ganga enters the Indo-Gangetic Plains for the first time that’s why the place is also known as Gangadwara.  Haridwar is the entry point to the Char Dham-Badrinath, Kedarnath, Gangotri, and Yamunotri.

Har-Ki-Pauri is much renowned for its mesmerizing aartis and the floating Diyas. There are some other ghats spots at Haridwar visited by the pilgrims in good numbers to bathe and offer their offerings to the god. These ghats are named as Gangadwara, Kankhal, Nila Parvata, Bilwa Theertha, and Kussavata. You can enjoy the beautiful sight of thousands of Diyas with marigold flowers floating in the waters of the sacred river. This scene is very enriching and it turns out to be the experience of a lifetime.

There is numerous temple in Haridwar such as Gangadwara Temple, Chandi Devi Temple, Mansa Devi Temple, Maya Devi Temple, Daksha Mahadeva Temple, Vaishno Devi Temple, and Bharat Mata Temple. These temples are many well-known temples of Haridwar that are worth visiting.

If you are wildlife and nature lovers then you can visit Rajaji National Park in Haridwar. This is home to many varieties of flora and fauna and spread over an area of 820 sq km. The park is home to 23 species of mammals and 315 species of birds. Haridwar is also much renowned all over India for its Ayurvedic medicines. This place is the best resource for these medicines. Book the top cab service in Agra for visiting places in Haridwar.