Uttarakhand is the land of holy places. Also referred to as ‘Dev Bhumi’, the state hosts millions of visitors annually. One of the holiest pilgrimages in India, Haridwar is also called the ‘gateway to gods.’ The Ganga, the sacred of all rivers for Hindus, flows from here. It is also one of the four Indian cities to host the mega ‘Kumbh Mela’ every 12 years. The place also hosts ‘Kanwar Mela’ during the holy month of Sawan or Shravan of the Hindu calendar. The city is renowned for five pilgrimage sites — Gangadwar (Har Ki Pauri), Kushwart (Ghat), Kankhal, Bilwa Tirtha (Mansa Devi Temple) and Neel Parvat (Chandi Devi).
Haridwar is an ancient city with an ambience Hindus desire to experience at least once in a lifetime. It is well known for its blissful Ganga Aarti, Ayurvedic clinics, and the mesmerizing sights of the Ganga river, which look spectacular, especially after sunset, lit with earthen lamps. Visitors travel here to take blessings, appreciate the enchanting views and enjoy an unwinding retreat.