- 29°58′N 78°10′E(Haridwar)/30°06′N 78°18′E(Rishikesh)
- Geographical Area:
- 2,360 square kilometres
- 1.9 Million
- Average high temprature °C (°F):
- 34.5 (94.1)
- Average low temprature °C (°F):
- 13.8 (56.84)
- Best time to travel:
- October - March
Haridwar - A real paradise for all the nature lovers Haridwar is a place that presents an amazing look of the Indian culture and also the civilization. This place is also termed to be the 'Gateway to Gods' it is a starting point for the bigger yatras like that of Chardham and Dev Bhoomi. It is also in this place that the Kumbh Mela occurs and it has been said that taking a dip in the Bhramakund during this point of time is auspicious and considered to be very sacred.
Rishikesh - Situated in the lap of Hindu philosophy and learning Rishikesh lies 24km upstream of the banks of the river Ganga and then further meets the Chandrabhaga. Greater signs of all holy rituals can be seen in this beautiful place. it si not just for the rituals and the culture that this place is famous but is also known to be the base of Char Dham Yatra.
Monuments / Historical Places / Sightseeing in Haridwar
Haridwar - This place is easily connected by the different cities and thus traveling here is never going to be a problem when you plan your tour correctly. Har – Ki- Pauri at the main ghat is supposed to be at a very precise spot where in the river Ganges leaves the mountains and then enters the plains. Evevry evening here is the Ganga Arti which is performed. Apart from this a few other places that you can take a look at when you are here are the Bara Bazar, Mansa Devi Temple, Chandi Ghat Temple, Gorknath Temple which was dedicated to Guru Goraknath, Saptrishi Ashram which was named after the seven sages who prayed here.
Rishikesh - The Ram Jhula and the Laxman Jhula are two major attractions here. Both of these are besides each other and are one of the most famous and liked attractions here. Ram’s brother laxman was said to cross the river on the jute rope and thus it is in his memory that this Laxman Jhula was built in the year of 1929. apart from these a few other places which make rishikesh a worth visiting place are the Raghunath Mandir and Triveni Ghat, Gita Bhavan, Bharat Mandir, and a few ashrams too.
Haridwar/Rishikesh Photo Gallery
How to reach Haridwar/Rishikesh
This place is easy to reach from the Joplly Grant airport which lies 42km away in the dehradun district. While you want to go by the railways or then the roadways then you can see that there are a lot of other options too which are present as this place is connected to all most all the major cities.
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