Haridwar - Gateway to Gods (Uttarakhand)
A paradise for nature-lovers, Haridwar presents kaleidoscope of Indian culture and civilization. Haridwar also termed as 'Gateway to Gods' is known as Mayapuri, Kapila, Gangadwar as well. The followers of Lord Shiva and followers of Lord Vishnu pronounce this place Hardwar and Hardwarrespectively as told by some. It is also a point of entry to Dev Bhoomi and Char Dham.
Haridwar (Uttarakhand) is also one of the four places; where Kumbh Mela occurs after rotation of every twelve Years and Ardh Kumbh after every six years. It is said that drops of Amrit (Elixir) fell in to the Brahmkund of Har-Ki-Pairi, therefore considered that a dip in the Brahmakund on this particular day which is very auspicious and when Jupiter (Brahaspati) comes to the sign Aquarius (Kumbh) once in every Twelve years the Maha Kumbh fair is celebrated at Haridwar.
Haridwar - Main Tourist Spot Are:
Har Ki Pauri, Chandi Devi Temple, Mansa Devi Temple, Maya Devi Temple, Kankhal, Piran Kaliyar, Neel Dhara Pakshi Vihar, Bhimgoda Tank, Ram Mandir, Doodhadhari Barfani Temple etc.