Places to See in Haridwar
Being a revered religious destination, majority of the sightseeing locations at Haridwar have religious connotations. There are various temples and ashrams that can be visited in and around Haridwar. Kankhal is another town near Haridwar which is known for its religious significance. Mansa Devi Temple and Chandi Devi Temple are visited by thousands of devotees.
There are 30 tourist spots in Haridwar where travellers can spent their leisure time. Here you will find list of all the Haridwar sightseeing options which you must visit and plan your itinerary accordingly. Explore the hidden gems of Haridwar through this well-researched list, learn about the most happening places, things to do, famous picnic spots for a memorable vacation in Haridwar.
Some other places to see in Haridwar
Rajaji National Park: It is gifted with immaculate beauteousness covering an area of 820sqkms on the edge of the Doon Valley. It is situated around 10kms from Haridwar. Rajaji National Park was established in 1996 and has over 23 species of mammals and 315 avifauna species. It is a safe haven for panther, bear, chital, elephant, tiger, sambar, wild boar, barking deer, python, monitor lizard etc. Elephant Safari is also available at Chilla and Dholkand.
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. Neelkanth and Mahadev are names of Lord Shiva. It is situated 66kms from Dehradun city.
Haridwar has several other beautifully made Ashrams/temples of significance such as Jairam Ashram, Bhuma Niketan, Bharat Mata Mandir, Vaishnav Devi Temple, Radha Krishan temple, Shravan Nath Math, Pawan Dham, Doodhadari temple, Bilkeshwar Mahadev temple, Shahi Gurudwara, Parmarth Ashram, Prem Nagar Ashram, Ma Anand Mai Ashram etc. All of these places are worth seeing.