Haridwar meaning ‘Gateway to God’, located on the banks of River Ganges. It is the place where river Ganga descends to the plains. Haridwar is also spelled as Hardwar or Hari- Dwar.

Haridwar is the gateway to Hari or Lord Vishnu.

With Ujjain, Nasik and Allahabad, Haridwar forms the four important pilgrimage centres of India where Kumbh Mela is celebrated hereafter every 3 years rotated over these 4 destinations.

Har-ki-pauri is the most important place of Haridwar where thousands of people take a dip in the holy waters of the Ganges. At twilight, when evening aarti is performed the reflection of the golden diyas that keep floating on the river offers an enchanting view of the ghat. Hundreds throng to the ghats at Hari-ki-Pauri to participate in aarti everyday and it is a moving sight to watch hundreds ofminiature lamps float along the river.

The main temples situated in Haridwar are Mansa Devi Mandir occupies a place on top of the Shivalik hills, the Chandi Devi templestands in dedication to Goddess Chandi, the Daksha Mahadev Temple is the site where Daksha performed a yagna, the Maya devitemple is the place where the heart and navel of goddess Sati fell down, while Lord Shiva was carrying her burnt body. 

General Information
State: Uttarakhand
Altitude: 1,030 ft
STD Code: 01334
Pincode: 249403
Language: Hindi
Temperature: Summer: 41 – 16 C Winter: 10 - 3 C
Best Season: Throughout the year.
Local transport: Taxies, auto-rickshaws, jeeps and local buses are the major modes of local transport in Haridwar. 
How to reach
By Air: The nearest domestic airport is Jolly Grant in Dehradun whic is 35 Kms away from Hridwar.
By Rail: Haridwar has its own railway station. Which is connected with the almost all major cities of India.
By Road: Haridwar is well connected with the all important cities like Delhi, Chandigarh, agra and Dehradun.