Haridwar Tourism

Haridwar is basically a Hindu pilgrimage spot. The name Haridwar can be easily understood by splitting it into two parts. One is Hari and the other is Dwar. Hari means “Lord Shiva” and Dwar means “Gate or Gateway”. The journey of the Hindus Char Dham starts from Haridwar. Every year thousands of Hindu people from all over India visited Haridwar. Haridwar is a very old city that is in District Haridwar (Uttarakhand). Here the Ganga River comes from Gangotri Glaciers that’s why most of the Hindus go there for bath. The Kumbha Mela is celebrated in the Haridwar after every 12 years. Actually the Mela was celebrated after every 3 years but in 4 cities Ujjain, Nasik, Haridwar and Allahabad so the turn of Haridwar comes after every 12 years.

Top places to visit in Haridwar

  1. Mansa Devi Temple
  2. Har Ki Pauri
  3. Chandi Devi Temple Haridwar
  4. Daksheswara Mahadev Temple
  5. Maya Devi Temple
  6. Kankhal
  7. Kumbh Mela
  8. Rajaji National Park

Now-a-days Haridwar is growing at a very high pace. Lots of the investors investing their money in Haridwar and making the city more than a religious spot. As we can see the development in the State Industrial Development Corporation of Uttarakhand (SIDCUL). Many multinational companies exists there and providing employment to the people who are living there. This is also improves the other facilities like electricity, transportation, medical and education there.

The weather is very good in Haridwar just because of the Ganga River. In the summers the temperature remains in between 25 degree Celsius to 44 degree Celsius. But in winters the temperature goes as low as -2 degree Celsius to 24 degree Celsius.

Geographical Statistics

  • Country – India
  • State – Uttarakhand
  • District – Haridwar District
  • Total Area – 12.3 km2
  • Official Languages – Hindi
  • PIN – 249403
  • Telephone code – 01334

Population Percentage (Religion wise)

  • Hindus – 72%
  • Muslims – 25%
  • Christians – 0.7%
  • Jains – 1.1%
  • Others – †1.2%

Educational institutions in Haridwar

  1. Gurukul Kangri University
  2. Dev Sanskriti Vishwavidyalaya
  3. Uttarakhand Sanskrit University
  4. Chinmaya Degree College
  5. Shrawan Nath Math Jawahar Lal Nehru P.G. College
  6. State Ayuevedic College & Hospital, Rishikul

Top Intermediate (12th) Schools in Haridwar

  • Campion School (ICSE)
  • Angels’ Academy Senior Secondary School- Baharabad
  • Vidya Mandir Senior Secondary School Sector – 1 BHEL
  • Vidya Mandir Senior Secondary School Sector – 5 BHEL
  • Bal Bharti Senior Secondary School Sector – 4 BHEL
  • Gyan Deep School Sector – 4 BHEL
  • Mary’s Senior Secondary School
  • Delhi Public School, Haridwar
  • A.V. Centenary Public School
  • Kendriya Vidyalaya, B.H.E.L. Haridwar
  • Arya Inter College
  • Holy Ganges Public School
  • Whizzkid International School.