Haridwar is a highly revered city in the state of Uttarakhand. The holy town is a major attraction for the pilgrims around the world. The city has a very rich popularity among the pilgrimage destinations. The Haridwar city is also known as the "Gateway to the Lord". The word Haridwar is combined of two words 'Hari' stands for Lord and 'dwar' stands for gate. That is why this sacred site is famous as "Gateway to the Lord". This worthy place is located on the bank of sacred riverGanga. There are many shrines, temples and ashrams to offer the prayer and for pilgrimage. This is a hustling site with crowded markets.
Haridwar is the Gateway of Chardham yatra too. People from all over the world visit the devoted site every year to perform the Chardham yatra. The Chardham yatra adds Yamunotri,Gangotri, Badrinath and Kedarnath the sacred destinations of devotion. According to the Hindu mythology it is said that the religious professionals named this holy site Haridwar. The city also very popular for the well known fair Kumbh Mela that happening once after every 12 years and Ardha Kumbh Mela after six years. Countless people take a part in this Mela. Different types of stalls and shops having religious aspects are the major attractions for the pilgrims. At a distance of 10 kilometer there is a 'Rajaji National Park" great for wild life lovers.
The place Haridwar occupies an area of 12 sq. kilo meter and elevated 2927 meters high above the sea level. And the Haridwar district capture an area of 2360 sq. kilo meter, located at the Northern India. Rishies, pundits, men, women and sages comes to Haridwar to take a holy dip into the holy River Ganga. In Hindu mythos the most Sacred River Ganga has a rich status for the Hindus or devotees. The place is also very famous for arts, science and culture. There are many institutions of arts, science and culture, student reach here and take admission to learn these. Rishikesh, Dehradun andMussoorie are great tourist attraction. Tourist comes here every year to spend their holiday vacation here during September to June.
The Haridwar city is well connected with air, train and road. Jolly Grant is the nearest airport in Dehradun town which is accessible to reach Haridwar easily, without facing any traffic problem. Haridwar situated at a distance of 214 km from Delhi and 386 from Agra. It is well connected all most all the major towns of India, it has a railway station to reach here conveniently. The Haridwar city is connected with national highway no. 45 with Delhi. These three ways to Haridwar is easily accessible to reach here.