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Air :
The nearest airport is Jolly Grant, Bhaniawala, Dehradun, 41 km. Vayudoot services from Delhi.
Indira Gandhi International Airport, Delhi (220 km).
Rail :
Connected with all important cities of India viz., Bombay, Delhi, Agra, Howrah, Varanasi, Allahabad, Ujjain, Amritsar, Dehradun, Lucknow, etc..
MAJOR TRAINS ARE :
4309/4310 Ujjain-Haridwar-Dehradun.
2019/2020 Bombay-Haridwar-Dehradun.
4041/4042 Delhi-Haridwar-Dehradun.
4265/4266 Varanasi-Haridwar-Dehradun.
3009/3010 Howrah-Haridwar-Dehradun.
2017/2018 Delhi-Haridwar-Dehradun.
Road :
Haridwar on National Highway no. 45 is well connected to all major cities and other parts of the state viz.
Delhi (214 km),
Agra (386 km),
Ambala (168 km),
Badrinath (325 km),
Dehradun (52 km),
Kedarnath (250 km),
Saharanpur (81 km),
Nainital (286 km).
Local Transport Services :
Private bus services, tempos (vikrams), auto rickshaws, tongas, cycle-rickshaws and taxis.
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Har ki Pauri Sapt Rishi Ashram and Sapt Sarovar
Mansa Devi Temple Chandi Devi Temple
Maya Devi Temple Daksha Mahadev Temple
Info Centre
Regional Tourist Office, Haridwar, Uttaranchal Pardesh, India.
Tel.: +(91)-133-4227370

Tourist Bureau, Laltarao Bridge, Haridwar, Uttaranchal Pradesh, India.
Tel.: +(91)-133-4224240.

Tourist Information Centre, Railway Station, Haridwar, Uttaranchal Pradesh, India.
Tel.: +(91)-133-4227817.

Har ki Pauri
King Vikramaditya constructed this sacred ghat in memory of his brother Bhatrihari who it is believed had come to Haridwar to meditate on the banks of the Ganga. This ghat later came to be known as Har-Ki-Pauri (also called Brahamakund). At twilight, golden hues of floral diyas reflected in the river Ganga present the most enchanting sight. The imprint of Lord Hari’s footprint hallows the riverbank temple here. The ghat is regarded the most sacred and auspicious point to bathe in the Ganga during the Kumbh held after 12 years and Ardh Kumbh after 6 years.
Sapt Rishi Ashram and Sapt Sarovar
According to legend the Saptarishis (seven sages) were deep in meditation here. The Ganga, not wanting to disturb them split herself into seven streams (Sapt Sarovar) around them.
Mansa Devi Temple
The temple of Goddess Mansa Devi is situated at the top of Bilwa Parwat. The rope-way with its brightly coloured cable cars take devotees to the old hilltop of Mansa Devi.
Chandi Devi Temple
The Chandi Devi temple at the top of Neel Parvat on river Ganga’s banks was built in 1929 A.D. by the King of Kashmir-Suchat Singh. A three kilometre trek from Chandighat, it is believed that the main statue was established by the Adi Shankaracharya in 8th century AD. It is at a distance of six kilometres on Neel Parvat on the other bank of River Ganga.
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 heart and navel of Goddess Sati had fallen.
Daksha Mahadev Temple
The ancient temple of Daksha Mahadev stands in the south Kankhal town. Mythology has it that the King Daksh Prajapati, father of Sati (Lord Shiva's first wife) performed yagya at this place, but didn’t invite Lord Shiva (Mahadev). Feeling insulted, Sati burnt herself in the yagya kund. Provoked by this, the ganas (followers) of Lord Shiva killed King Daksha. Later, Lord Shiva brought him back to life.
Other Places of Interest
Kanwa Rishi Ashram; Bilkeshwar Mahadev; Pawan Dham; Bhooma Niketan; Vaishnav Devi Temple; Bharat Mata Mandir; Doodhadhari Temple; Shahi Gurudwara; Jairam Ashram, Shanti Kunj.
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