Tourist Attractions in Haridwar
Har ki Pauri:
Har ki Pauri is a renowned ghat on the banks of the holy river Ganga in Haridwar, Uttarakhand. Har means Lord Shiva, ki means of and Pauri means Steps. According to Mythology, Lord Shiva and Lord Vishnu have visited in the Brahmakund in Har ki Pauri. It is the first place where the Ganges touches the plain after flowing through the Himalayan range.
Mansa Devi Mandir:
Located on the top of the Bilwa Parvat of the Shivalik Hills, Mansa Devi is a Hindu Temple dedicated to Goddess Mansa (a form of Shakti). It is to be said that Devi Mansa emerged from the mind of the sage Kashyapa. One can reach the temple either by one and a half kilometer walk uphill or by the cable car (or ropeway).
Chandi Devi Mandir:
Located on the top of Neel Parvat in Haridwar, Chandi Devi Mandir is a beautiful temple with the accreditation that Goddess Chandika Devi ( a form of Goddess Parvati) killed demon's army chief, Chanda Munda and demon kings, ,Shumbh & Nishumbh here. This temple is also known as Siddh Peetha.
Ganga Aarti is performed at Har ki Pauri Ghat in Haridwar holds a religious significance and is one of the major tourist attractions. Aarti is performed every evening by the lightning of lamps followed by the singing of Aarti & Bhajans. The word Aarti combines two Sanskrit words, Aa means towards or to and Rati means right or virtue.
Being a pilgrimage destination, Haridwar has numerous shops which attract local people as well as tourists also. There are a plethora of options to choose from while shopping. Religious paraphernalia, decorative items, ornaments, mouth-watering pure sweets and Ayurvedic medicines are some of the items you will find here.