Haridwar / Rishikesh

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How To Reach

The nearest airport to Haridwar / Rishikesh is Jolly Grant airport at Dehradun which is approximately 35 kilometres away. You can board a bus or hire a car from Dehradun to reach this place.
Haridwar / Rishikesh is also well-connected by roads with all the major cities in India. You can board a bus or hire a car from Delhi, Haridwar and many others to reach this place.
The nearest railway station is Haridwar. This railway station has regular trains connecting it with different Indian cities. On arrival at this place, you can hire a taxi to reach Haridwar / Rishikesh.

Haridwar / Rishikesh - At a glance

State : Uttarakhand
Best Time to Travel : September to April
Language : Hindi and English
Religion : Hindu, Islam, Jainism, Sikhism
Temperature : Summer : (20o C to 40o C) & Winter (2 o C to 24o C)
Climate : Pleasant
Cuisine : Indian cuisines and different country foods


About Haridwar/Rishikesh

Haridwar – A real paradise for all the nature lovers Haridwar is a place that presents an amazing look of the Indian culture and also the civilization. This place is also termed to be the ‘Gateway to Gods’ it is a starting point for the bigger yatras like that of Chardham and Dev Bhoomi. It is also in this place that the Kumbh Mela occurs and it has been said that taking a dip in the Bhramakund during this point of time is auspicious and considered to be very sacred.

Rishikesh – Situated in the lap of Hindu philosophy and learning Rishikesh lies 24km upstream of the banks of the river Ganga and then further meets the Chandrabhaga. Greater signs of all holy rituals can be seen in this beautiful place. it si not just for the rituals and the culture that this place is famous but is also known to be the base of Char Dham Yatra.

Places to visit in Haridwar

Haridwar – This place is easily connected by the different cities and thus traveling here is never going to be a problem when you plan your tour correctly. Har – Ki- Pauri at the main ghat is supposed to be at a very precise spot where in the river Ganges leaves the mountains and then enters the plains. Evevry evening here is the Ganga Arti which is performed. Apart from this a few other places that you can take a look at when you are here are the Bara Bazar, Mansa Devi Temple, Chandi Ghat Temple, Gorknath Temple which was dedicated to Guru Goraknath, Saptrishi Ashram which was named after the seven sages who prayed here.

Rishikesh – The Ram Jhula and the Laxman Jhula are two major attractions here. Both of these are besides each other and are one of the most famous and liked attractions here. Ram’s brother laxman was said to cross the river on the jute rope and thus it is in his memory that this Laxman Jhula was built in the year of 1929. apart from these a few other places which make rishikesh a worth visiting place are the Raghunath Mandir and Triveni Ghat, Gita Bhavan, Bharat Mandir, and a few ashrams too.

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