Haridwar is a district of Uttarakhand state in India and a place where the river Ganges enters the plains in north India after flowing 250 km through the densely forested Himalayas from its origin Gaumukh (Gangotri Glacier). The lush green forests and crystal clear water of river Ganges set against beautiful mountains create a divine beauty. In the evening the ghats of the river Ganges look simply spectacular as hundreds of diyas (lamps) and marigold flowers float and light up the river.
Haridwar is a sacred city of Hindus and is visited by the people of all religions from across India and overseas for pilgrimage and enjoy the beauty of Gange. It is an ancient city and attracts foreigners as they can experience the diversity of the Hindu religion and its complexities and witness the Hindu rituals being performed.
Haridwar is 30 km from Rishikesh, 90 km from Mussoorie, 220 km from Delhi and 410 Kms from Amritsar