Haridwar Sightseeing Places
Purify yourself of your Sins by visiting Haridwar
The name itself is significant. ‘Hari’ is another name for Lord Vishnu, while ‘dwar’ refers to a door. Therefore, when you step into Haridwar, you enter the door, which leads to the Lord’s abode. It is equally significant that the city is located on the banks of India’s holiest river, the River Ganges. Apart from you, even the Indo-Gangetic plains in North India receive the blessings of Mother Ganga for the first time at Haridwar.
The city awakens to the sounds of temple bells and the rhythmic chanting of verses from the Hindu Scriptures, every morning. If you desire to be completely purified, do not forget to go on five pilgrimages or Panch Tirth. These spiritual centres nestle within the periphery of this region. They include the Chandi Devi temple (Neel Parvat), Har ki Pauri (Gangadwara), the Mansa Devi temple (Bilwa Tirtha), the Ghat (Kushwart) and Kankhal. Then again, do not forget to participate in the divine aarti at night, held at Har ki Pauri. You will adore the ambience created by hundreds of glittering and flowery diyas floating on the surface of the Ganges and sacred chants renting the silence of the night. It is a memorable experience indeed.
When you have had your fill of temples and ashrams, you might consider visiting the Neel Dhara Pakshi Vihar. The bird sanctuary is an absolute delight for bird lovers, since it provides the opportunity to observe common and rare species in their natural habitat. Similarly, the Chilla Wildlife Sanctuary is a must-see if you adore hobnobbing with the wild cats, elephants, bears, deer, etc. Book a wildlife safari and have the time of your life.
Last, but not the least, do visit Haridwar’s famous Moti Bazaar. You will find a diverse range of commodities here. Find some good souvenirs to take back home.
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