Delhi to Haridwar Weekend Holiday Packages
Haridwar holiday packages from Delhi for your weekend trip
What to See
Har ki Pauri : This is one of the most important ghats in Haridwar. Believed to be the site where Ganga enters the plains, Har-ki-Pauri is also where the sacred nectar fell. This ghat has 2 temples, namely, Ganga Mandir and Haricharan Mandir. A must for all pilgrims visiting this ghat - watch the evening aarti, which is held soon after sunset. Reach at least 30 minutes in advance to secure a vantage viewing position.
Chandi Devi : The temple of Chandi Devi atop the Neel Parvat on the other bank of river Ganga was constructed in 1929 A.D. Believed to be one of the popular shaktipeethas of North India, this temple has wish-granting miraculous powers. You can take the ropeway (Udan Khatola) or undertake the 3 kms long arduous trek to visit the temple.
Mansa Devi Temple : Another shrine accessible from the ropeway, this temple is known for its wish fulfilling powers. Devotees visiting this temple, tie threads on a sacred tree and untie it once the wishes are fulfilled.
Gurukul Kangri University : This old institution was created to impart education in the traditional way. Vedic and Sanskrit literature and philosophy were made part of the curriculum besides modern sciences. The Ved Mandir Museum, within the university has on display archaeological exhibits.
Doodhadhari Barfani Temple : Built in white marble, this temple complex is one of most beautiful modern temples of Haridwar, noted for its simplicity and elegance. The main temple houses within idols of Lord Ram-Sita. Also located closeby are several smaller temples of different deities from Hindu gods and goddesses.
Parad Shivling : Located in Harihar Ashram, a Shivling weighing about 150 kg and a Rudraksha tree are main attractions here.
Rajaji National Park : For wildlife lovers, Haridwar is home to the Rajaji National Park, which is the amalgamation of three sanctuaries of the Shivalik range. It has a wide range of elephants, tigers, leopard, jungle cat, Himalayan yellow throated marten, samber, cheetal, barking deer, wild boar and several species of birds.
Piran Kalier : This 'Dargah' of Hazrat Makhdum Allauddin Ali Ahmed 'Sabir' is located on the outskirts of Roorkee. A fine example of Hindu-Muslim unity, this Dargah is known for its mystical powers that is believed to fulfill the desires of the devout. The Urs is celebrated with great pomp at this Dargah every year.
Kodiyala : This popular place is well-known with adventure enthusiasts for its rafting options available.
Weekend Getaways in India