Haridwar is the popular sacred city in the state Uttarakhand. The popular river Ganga flows in this city about 253 Kilometers from its source. The city covers the area around 12.3 Km. It is popularly known as the one of the holiest place to Hindus and thousands of devotees, pilgrims and tourists visit to Haridwar every year. This city is also well known for the industrial estate such as SIDCUL, and Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited. It is the largest city in Uttarakhand which has both religious importance and fast industrialization. Mostly pilgrims go to this place for Moksha by wash away their sin on the bank of river Ganges. Brahma Kund is the most sacred ghat of Haridwar where Amrit fell.
Places to visit
There are lots of tourism places in Haridwar for tourists to see. The major tourists and religious attractions in the Haridwar city are Har Ki Pauri, Mansa Devi Temple, Chandi devi temple, Kumbh Mela, Dasheswara, Maya Devi Temple and Kankha. The popular Rajaji National Park is also located in the city which is the most popular tourist's attraction. There are many species of animals and birds are found in this sanctuary. Moreover, the city has many adventurous places like mountains, rivers, winter hills stations, etc.
Gurukul Kangari University is the main educational university in Haridwar for higher level education. Other colleges are Vidya Mandir Inter College, Chinmaya Degree College, Dev Sanskriti Vishwavidyalaya. DPS, Bhagirathi Vidyalaya CBSE Senior Secondary School and St. Mary's Senior Secondary School.
Transport and how to reach
Road – One can reach to this city through National Highway 58 between Delhi and Mana Pass. The city also connects with National Highway 74.
Rail - The Haridwar Railway Station is the main station under the control of Northern Railway.
Air – Jolly Grant Airport in Dehradun is the main nearest airport which is 35 Km away from Haridwar city .
Pin Code of Haridwar – 249403
STD code of Haridwar – 01334
Post office – Haridwar