What is Haridwar ?
Haridwar is a pilgrimage in northern part of India. The place is famous because of river Ganges and different batching points beside the river. The town is located in the exit of Himalayan foothills and Ganges pass through with a pleasant current here.
This place is like 200 KM from Delhi and the best time to visit the place is throughout the year but make sure that when you are travelling you avoid occasions like full moon nights to avoid big crowds, but if in case you are actually travelling to check on these locations on these special occasions, then such full-moon nights are the best time to visit these locations.
When I visited the place I was overwhelmed by the shear number of people that were actually travelling to this place and actually bathing in this holy river Ganga.
The numbers were huge and wherever you see , you can find boys in almost bare-body bathing and old ladies and girls mostly drenching in the holy river by the chains (security chains).
The place was crowded by almost all the country , mostly people from nearby states and cities. Another charm of Haridwar is the evening AArti (Aarti is the prayer offered at a particular time in the evening , mostly before 7 PM).
Here are few suggestions
- If you are a vegetarian and looking for descent food , a very famous food chain in Haridwar is the Chotiwala chain, and in fact the fame of this chain is so much that you may find a chotiwala restaurant in every kilometre .
- Another important point to keep in mind is that Haridwar is a holy city , so dress aptly.
- Also Haridwar being a town of god host lot of mithaiwalas (sweet shops ) so mark your list to visit a authentic sweet shop to have some for yourselves. (soon i will share the exact name of the sweet vendor , could not remember at this point of time)