kumbh Mela 2010 Haridwar
Places of attraction near haridwar

This sacred Ghat was was constructed by kind Vikramaditya in memory of his brother Bhatrihari. It is believed that Bhatrihari eventually came to Haridwar to meditate by the banks of holy Ganga.
When he died, his brother constructed a Ghat in his name which later came to be known as Har-Ki-Pauri. This sacred bathing ghat is also known as Brahamakund . The reflection of golden hues of floral diyas in the river river Ganga is the most enchanting sight in the twilight during the Ganga ceremony. The river bank temple is hallowed by the imprint of god Hari's foot print. The ghat is regarded the most sacred in Haridwar and this is the most auspicious point to bathe in the Ganga during the 12 year Kumbh and the 6 year Ardh Kumbh.

Mansadevi Temple

The temple of Goddess Mansa Devi is situated at the top of Bilwa Parwat .Here one statue of the Goddess has three mouths and five arms while the other statue has eight arms. The beautiful view of the city can be seen from this place. The temple can be reached by trolley through ropeway or on foot

Chandi Devi Temple

The temple of Chandi Devi at the top of Neel Parvat on the other bankof river Ganga was constructed in1929 A.D. by the King of Kashmir-Suchat Singh. It is 3 kms. trek from Chandighat. It is believed that the main statue was established by the Adi Shankaracharya in 8th century Ad. It is situated at a distance of 6 kms. on Neel Parvat on the other bank of the main Ganga river.

Daksha Mahadev Temple

The ancient temple of Daksha Mahadev is situated in the south Kankhal town. The mythological story about this place is that kind Daksha Prajapati, father of Sati(Lord Shiva's first wife) performed yagya at this place. Daksha Prajapati did not invite Lord Shiva and Sati felt insulted. Therefore she burned herself in the yagya kund. This incident provoked the disciples and followers of Mahadev who killed King Daksha, but later on Lord Mahadev brought him back to life. Daksha Mahadev temple is thus a tribute to this legend.

Maya Devi Temple

This is an ancient temple of Maya Devi the Adhisthatri deity of Haridwar, known as one of the Siddhapethas. Said to be the places where the hearts and navel of Goddess Sati had fallen.

Sapt Rishi Ashram

According to legend the seven sages- Kashyap, Vashit, Atri, Vishwamitra, Jaindayani, Bhardwaj and Gautam-were deep in meditation here. The Ganga, not wanting to disturb them and facilitating each her easy approach prefer rather split herself into seven channels around each Rishi.

Patanjali Yogpeeth

The world famous Swami Ramdevs Ashram, famous for Yoga and its Ayurveda treatment, is located just short of Hardiwar on route to Delhi.

Bhimgoda Kund

Legend has it that while the Pandavas were here, Bhim with one blowof his horse’s hoof drew water from the rocks at this spot. It is about half a km upstream from Hari-ki-Pauri Ghat. It is also believed that Bhim made this tank, with a jab of his knee. The sacred tank is believed to have been excavated by Bhim and therefore this tank is named after him. The Ganges water flows into this tank .

Jairam Ashram

Just off Bhimgoda, this ashram houses a diorama exhibition comprising life-like, animated statues depicting various stories from the Hindu mythology, though its piece de resistance is a massive white statue depicting the famous Samudra manthan episode, making it a must-see for any visitor to Haridwar.

Bharat Mata Temple

The only temple of its kind, inaugurated by Late PM Smt Indira Gandhi. A multi-storey temple, each floor covering an era of Indian History, from the days of Ramayan till India's independence.

Anandamayi Ma Ashram

Situated in Kankhal, one of five sub-cities of Haridwar, the ashram is where the smaadhi shrine of Sri Anandamoyi Ma (1896-1982), a noted saint of India is situated. Evening aarti and satsangs conducted here, by the ashramites and devotees are quite mesmerizing.

Gurukul Gangri University

One of the oldest Universities of India, this institution was founded in 1902 by Swami Shraddhananda (1856-1926), according to the tenets of Swami Dayananda Saraswati, the founder of Arya Samaj. It was one of the pioneering ones to reestablish ancient Indian education systems in modern India. Here Ancient Vedic and Sanskrit literature, Ayurveda, Philosophy were made part of the curriculum besides Modern Sciences and Journalism.

Piran Kaliyar

Built by Ibrahim Lodhi, this 'Dargah' of Hazrat Makhdum Allauddin Ali Ahamed 'Sabir' at the outskirts of Roorkee, is a living example of religious harmony in India, visited by devotees from all over the world, during the annual 'Urs' festival.

Pawan Dham Temple

The Pawan Dham temple in Haridwar, Uttaranchal, India is located at a distance of 2 kilometers from the town and is known for the glasswork that is done on the temple walls. The Pawan Dham Temple is known for the elaborately decorated idols and is a must visit during your temple tours to Haridwar in Uttaranchal in India.

Lal Mata Temple

The Lal Mata Temple is an important tourist attraction in Haridwar, India and is quite like the temple at Vaishno Devi in Kashmir, India. The Lal Mata Temple is situated atop an artificial hill and has a frozen Shiva lingam.

Vaishnodevi Temple

This place is situated about 4 km from Har-ki-pauri and this temple is imitations of Ma Vaishno Devi Temple situated in Jammu, and is a unique mix of natural art.