Places near Haridwar
If you are travelling to Haridwar, we recommend you visiting the following nearby places which can be visited as a day trip from Haridwar. Include these nearby places in your itinerary and make your visit to Haridwar more memorable.
You can visit these tourist places while staying in Haridwar. The following tourist places are near Haridwar.
Rishikesh: Rishikesh is an ideal spot for white water rafting and camping on the river beach. Rishikesh comer under the shivalik range of the Himalayas and the place is also the home of numerous temples. It is one of the busiest places of Uttarakhand where lakhs of tourists visit every month throughout the year. Rishikesh is situated 25kms from Haridwar.
Lachhiwala: It is an important picnic spot, people come here along with family and friends to spend some quality time, away from the frenetic rat race of the city life. The picnic spot of Lachhiwala lies along the Haridwar-Rishikesh Road, and is just a 30 minutes drive from Haridwar.
Kaliyar Sharif: This is an Islamic shrine in the midst of countless Hindu temples and ashrams. Locally referred to as Piran Kaliyar, the Kaliyar Sharif (also spelled "Kalyar Sharif") is the site where sufi saint Makhdoom Sayed Alauddin Ali Ahmed Sabir lies buried. It is a small village where the shrine is located. A 30 minutes drive from Haridwar takes you here. The shrine of Kaliyar Sharif has a history dating back 800 years.
Chilla: Chilla Wildlife Sanctuary is the region open to visitors and abounds in wildlife as well as vegetation. The location of the sanctuary on the eastern bank of River Ganges adds much charm to it. The wildlife sanctuary expands over an area of 240 sq km. So, as you undertake a safari into the jungles of Chilla Sanctuary, you will not only watch a variety of animal species at close quarters but will also soak up scenic views of the Ganges and the northern Himalayas.
New Tehri: New Tehri is the only planned town of Uttarakhand state which was made during the construction of the Tehri Dam. Every month thousands of tourists visit Tehri to see the stagnant water of the massive Tehri Dam. The Dam is situated amidst high mountains many of which are submerged under water. New Tehri is very well connected with motorable roads. Tehri Garhwal is situated 98kms from Haridwar. There are many good hotels in New Tehri.
Devprayag: Devprayag is the sacred confluence of the two holy rivers Bhagirathi and Alaknanda making its water holier with the formation of Ganga River. Devprayag is one of the five confluences of Alaknanda River and the origin of Ganga River. It is also the seat of the priests of the Badrinath temple. Located at an elevation of 472mts above sea level at the confluence of Alaknanda and Bhagirathi River it is just 99kms ahead of Haridwar on NH58 connecting with Badrinath Dham.
Dehradun: The city of Dehradun is the capital of Uttaranchal and the headquarters of Dehradun district. Surrounded by the Himalayas in the north, the Shivalk Hills to the south, the Yamuna to the west and the Ganga to the east, Dehradun is the gateway to the famous hill station of Mussoorie and the pilgrimage spots of Haridwar and Rishikesh.
Neelkanth Mahadev Temple: Thousands of devotees visit Neelkanth Mahadev every month throughout the year. It is situated on the summit of the mountain across the sacred Ganga River. According to mythology this is the place where Lord Shiva drank the venom produced during 'Sagar Manthan' which turned his throat blue and was thus the place was named as Neelkanth as Neelkanth and Mahadev are names of Lord Shiva. It is situated 38kms from Haridwar.
Chamba: Chamba is one of the best excursion of Dehradun as the place offers panoramic views of the majestic Himalayan range and the sacred view of the Bhagirathi River. Chamba is situated 81kms from Haridwar at an altitude of 1676mts above sea level. Chamba is unlike Mussoorie as the place provides peace and tranquillity. The place is quite and serene with pine and Deodar trees everywhere.
Mussoorie: Mussoorie is situated 85 kms from Haridwar and is set at an elevation of 2005mts above sea level. The place is situated amidst green hills and is rich in varied flora and fauna that's why Mussoorie is also known as 'Queen of the hills'. Kempty Falls, the mall road, Bhatta falls, Gunhill and Lal Tibba are some of the popular places nearby Mussoorie.