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Haridwar Attractions PlacesHaridwar is a sacred territory where pilgrims come from across the world. It is among the most revered pilgrimage centers of India which occupies a prized position in hearts of Hindus. The meaning of Haridwar is 'Gateway to God'. It is set amidst calm and attractive surroundings at the foothills of the mesmerizing Himalayas. It is believed in the Hindu traditions that one must visit Haridwar at least once in a lifetime. It is a magnificent place where the holy river Ganga enters the Indo-Gangetic plain of North India. The scenic beauty of Haridwar is equally mesmerizing. The views of the holy river Ganga and majestic mountains are the sights to behold.

Haridwar is also the place for the world well-known for Kumbh Mela which is celebrated in every 12 years. Kumbh Mela is the major religious gathering in the world which is celebrated for forty days. Haridwar Ashrams and Dharamshalas take in name only fees from pilgrims for accommodation and gives very essential services.

Haridwar Tourist Attractions Places is given below

Kankhal : Kankhal is a small colony situated in Haridwar. Kanakhal is famous form its Daksheswara Mahadev Temple and Maa Anandamoyi Ashram Kankhal and Patanjali Yog Peeth. Kankhal is one of ' Five Pilgrimages' (Panch Tirth) in Haridwar. The other fours are Har ki Pauri, Kushwart (Ghat in Kankhal), Bilwa Teerth (Mansa Devi Temple) and Neel Parvat (Chandi Devi Temple).

Neel Dhara Pakshi Vihar : Neel Dhara Pakshi Vihar is Bird Sanctuary located on the river Ganga, which is also known as Neel Dhara, at the Bhimgoda Barrage. This sanctuary is a heaven for bird watchers and home to many migrant birds in the winter season.

Sureshwari Devi Temple : This temple belongs to deity Sureshwari. The temple located in middle of Rajaji National Park. Peaceful and spiritual atmosphere makes this shrine more beautiful for devotees. Permission is necessory from forest rangers to visit this temple.

Bharat Mata Mandir : This temple belongs to Mother India. It was inaugurated by Indira Gandhi on 15 May 1983 near river Ganges. The temple has eight stories (180 feet/55 m). Every floor depicts an period in the Indian history, from the time of Ramayan until India's freedom.

Bharat Mata Mandir : This temple belongs to Mother India. It was inaugurated by Indira Gandhi on 15 May 1983 near river Ganges. The temple has eight stories (180 feet/55 m). Every floor depicts an period in the Indian history, from the time of Ramayan until India's freedom.

Rishikesh Attractions and Sightseeing

Rishikesh Tourist AttractionsRishikesh is one of the most holy cities in India. It is to be found in the Dehradun district of Uttarakhand. Rishikesh sightseeing includes visiting famous the places in and around Rishikesh.Holy city of Rishikesh in Uttarakhand is home to various tourist attractions. A place where divinity and nature combine and give the choicest of experiences, it seeks to be a perfect abode for people seeking piety, tranquility and wisdom. Rishikesh is the ideal base camp for exploring the majesty of the mountains and conquering the torrents of the river. Spiritual pursuits and adventurous quests form an important part of its traveler influx. Listed below are some places to be included in sightseeing tours of Rishikesh.There is no dearth of things to do and places to see in Rishikesh. One can opt for an action packed holiday or select to do nothing.

Rishikesh is a magnificent place for those who want to learn yoga. Adventure seekers love it for the rafting and trekking breaks that the destination offers.

Following are the Tourist Attractions of Rishikesh

Triveni Ghat : o be found in the heart of town, is the most famous bathing ghat, where most pilgrims take a holy dip earlier than they visit the various temples. This is done generally in the early mornings, with the pilgrims offering prayers and milk at the Ghat and feeding the fish in the water. An amazing sight here is the evening arati, a ceremony accompanied by lights, drums and chanting, with the entire ghat lit with lamps glowing from a distance.

Bharat Mandir : Near the Ghat, is the temple known as Bharat Mandir said to be the oldest temple here built by the Adi Shankaracharya. This 9th century temple has the deity of Lord Vishnu carved out of a single black stone popular as Saligram, and is placed in the inner chambers of the temple. The original temple was said to have been destroyed in 1398 AD. If you are lucky, catch the spring festival also called Basant Panchami celebrated here.

Lakshman Jhula : 2 kilometers from Swarg Ashram, is the well-known Lakshman Jhula a suspension bridge 450 feet long and built in 1939. Named after Lord Ram's younger brother Lakshman, it has temples dotting its either side, including the famed Lakshman Temple at Tapovan. One more noteworthy ashram is the 13 storeyed Kailashananda Ashram, with each storey being dedicated to a different deity.

Gita Bhavan : Near the Lakshaman Jhula, is the newly constructed building of Gita Bhavan. It runs a free Ayurvedic dispensary and also has a branch of the Gita Press, Gorakhpur. There are more than a hundred rooms for visitors and this edifice houses various striking paintings and statues of ancient mythological characters. The stories of the ancient epics- the Ramayana and the Mahabharata are beautifully illustrated on its walls. The place is also popular among the tourists.

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