Wednesday, January 31, 2018
Haridwar, known as one of the seven holiest places in India for the Hindus, has a long and rich history attached to its name. A paradise for any history lover, the town offers a plethora of sightseeing options for the ones who are in the city for a couple of days.
The clear blue skies, an endless view of the horizon, and the sparkling Ganges make exploring this town a pleasant experience in its own right. Whether you are here for a short time or a longer duration, some of the places listed below are worth visiting once when you are in Haridwar.
Located atop the Neel Parvat, the Chandi Devi Temple is one of the most famous temples of India. Known as one of the Shakti Peethas of North India, the temple was built in 1929 by Suchat Singh, the former king of Kashmir, to welcome Goddess Chandi after she had killed the demon kings, Shumbh and Nishumbha. If you’re planning to visit this temple, you can do so by hiring an auto-rickshaw, a cab, or even a tonga from any part of the city.
A gem not discovered by many, the Vaishno Devi temple is a temple that is an exact replica of the one in Jammu. Although newly constructed, this temple also has a path full of caves and tunnels, and leads to the place of worship, just like the one in Jammu.
Serving as the perfect weekend getaway for people in Delhi/NCR and Punjab, this magnificent sanctuary was established in 1977 and is only 20 km away from Haridwar. The sanctuary offers adventurous jeep safaris, passing through Mundal, Khara and Mithwali, while also offering accommodation options amidst the natural beauty.
Located only at a distance of 2.5 km away from the town of Haridwar, the Mansa Devi Temple is situated on top of the Bilwa Parvat of the Shivalik Hills. Counted as one of the main peethas of India, this temple signifies the trio formed by Mansa Devi, Maya Devi, and Chandi Devi. If you are looking for an extra bit of adventure here, you are at the right place – one has to use cable cars to reach the top of the hill to visit this temple.
Shantikunj, headquarters of the social and spiritual organization, All World Gayatri Pariwar (AWGP), was established in 1971. Known for its spiritual and religious significance, the place has also emerged as the center of the global movement of Yug Nirman Yojna over the last few years. Sitting amidst the beautiful Ganges and the Shivalik range of mountains, this place is also a great tourist destination for many who seek spiritual reverence in their lives.
If you are in this town anytime soon and are looking for accommodation options, then don’t forget to check out Fortune Park, Haridwar – one of the finest by Fortune Hotels. Complete with all the services and facilities that you may need for a relaxed and peaceful time in Haridwar, Fortune Hotels will ensure that you have the most pleasant time when you are in this city.