The religious India can be best explored in the verges of Ganges and the city of Haridwar. Haridwar (also known as Hardwar) is a holy city and located in the state of Uttaranchal in northern India. Known as the sacred Gateway to the Gods, Haridwar is considered one of the seven holiest places according to Hindu mythology. Here pilgrims float diyas on the banks of Ganges, to commemorate their deceased ancestors from the powers of evil.
Haridwar is also the gateway to three other important Hindu pilgrimage destinations: Rishikesh, Badrinath, and Kedarnath. In Haridwar you will see the massive image of Lord Shiva at the fork of the river. If you are there for a short visit, having a visit to the temple is definitely worthy.
Haridwar showcases the ancient religious and cultural heritage for which India is famous. In the ancient scriptures of India, this place is also popular by the name of Mayapur. Along with it, this city is also famous for many other things.
For Modern India, Haridwar has the privilege of being the home to IIT at Roorkee. This institute was founded in 1847 as a first technical institute of India.
The technological splendid of Haridwar is also notheworthy. It is also home to one of the “navratna PSUs of India” i.e. BHEL (Bharat Heavy Electricals India Ltd.). The tomb Piran Kaliar of Shabir Shahib in Roorkee stands as a testimony of religious harmony in India. Along with these, there is another University in the city called Gurukul Kangri Vishva Vidyalaya. The head quarter of Uttaranchal State Public Service Commission ia also located at Haridwar.
The unique attraction of Haridwar is the Kumbh Mela/fair. This mega religious event is organized at the interval of every 12 years in this city in which about 1 crore pilgrims from all over the world participate in much pomp and joy.
Visit Haridwar and know the heart of religious India.