Indian divinity can be experienced in its full swing at the mesmerizing pilgrim destination of Haridwar. The meaning of the word Haridwar is the ‘the entrance to the abode of the lord’. It is well known truth that the abode of god is definitely going to be place wrapped up in picturesque beauty. Haridwar justifies its name as the place is full of Indian traditional culture, values, and ethics. Despite being a holy destination the place has all the modern amenities available. It is well connected by air, rail, and road. Haridwar is located in the state of Uttarakhand.
Haridwar is not like any other tourist destinations which have their focus on fun and entertainment. This place can be aptly described as a place for spiritual healing. People who are seeking to relax in a serious way or are in dire need of peace of mind should surely book their tickets for this place. Hardwar has intrigued people from all over world with its soothing calmness and the self. If you want to reap the benefits of the travel to Haridwar you will have to stay there.
Haridwar is full of temples and ashrams. It forms one of the most important places in the pilgrimage itinerary of the Hindus. The five holy pilgrimages within and around Haridwar are Kushwart, Gangadwara, Bilwa Teerth, and Neel Parvat. The main temples situated here are the Har Ki Pauri, Mansa Devi Temple, Ghat in Kankhal, and Chandi Devi Temple.
The accommodations are easily available in Haridwar. They are quite modestly priced hotels. Expensive hotels are also available for foreigners and the crowd coming from the cosmopolitan culture. You will be amazed to find that although your place of accommodation will be situated right in between a market place yet it will have a very peaceful ambience. All the modern facilities are provided by the hoteliers including the internet, satellite television, and air-conditioned rooms. The help desk is provided in almost all the accommodations to help them in any travel related issues. Once, you have done the booking in a hotel all your needs are taken care by it. They arrange for your local transportation, sightseeing, and visit to various temples. Some of the popular hotels are the Shiv Muri, Haveli Hari Ganga, and Country Inn.
The food available in hotels is primarily vegetarian. International cuisines are served at the high end hotels, restaurants, and resorts. While in Haridwar everything else takes a backseat. In fact, you will not even pay much attention to the food you are eating as you will be busy seeking the meaning of life. Another surprising thing is that all the meditation or the deep thinking you do is not forced or planned. It happens automatically. The atmosphere is such that it compels you to look for inner meaning of life. You start appreciating nature in its raw form.
The travelers who are curious about Indian spiritualism and want to attain self realization should certainly come to Haridwar.