A fascinating and somewhat off-the-beaten track town on the Ganges, Haridwar is easily accessible by rail from Delhi and, like Rishikesh, is one of India's seven Hindu holy cities.
Legend has it that it was sanctified by Vishnu's footprint on the riverbank, where the captivating evening aarti ceremony takes place at dusk. Priests seem to appear at every window and doorway along the ghat to sing, chant and swing fire as worshippers float lights down the river.
Suggested Haridwar itinerary
This sample itinerary will give you an idea of what is possible when you travel in Haridwar, and showcases routes we know work particularly well. Treat this as inspiration, because your trip will be created uniquely by one of our specialists.
Map of Haridwar
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Places near Haridwar
- Rishikesh 13 miles away
- Mussoorie 35 miles away
- Corbett Tiger Reserve 52 miles away
- Nainital 86 miles away
- Almora 93 miles away
- Shimla 99 miles away
- Delhi 109 miles away
- Pragpur 174 miles away
- Dharamsala & McLeod Ganj 191 miles away
- Agra 193 miles away
- Bharatpur and Keoladeo Ghana National Park 195 miles away
- Fatehpur Sikri 201 miles away
- Chambal Sanctuary 223 miles away
- Amritsar 228 miles away
- Samode 239 miles away
- Jaipur 257 miles away
- Gwalior 259 miles away
- Ramathra 270 miles away
- Ladakh 292 miles away
- Ranthambhore National Park 293 miles away
- Leh 293 miles away
Accommodation choices for Haridwar
We’ve selected a range of accommodation options for when you visit Haridwar. Our choices usually come recommended for their character, facilities and service or location. Our specialists always aim to suggest properties that match your preferences.