Excursion In Haridwar

June 30, 2009 | Post By: Vinay Dobhal | Editor: Swati Singh




Haridwar also known as 'Gateway to Gods' is known as Mayapuri, Kapila, Gangadwar as well. The followers of Lord Shiva(Har) and followers of Lord Vishnu(Hari) pronounce this place Haridwar.It is also a point of entry to Dev Bhoomi and Char Dham Viz. Badrinath, Kedarnath, Gangotri and Yamunotri. Haridwar is also one of the four places; where Kumbh Mela occurs after rotation of every twelve Years and Ardh Kumbh after every six years. Important towns in the district are BHEL, Ranipur, Dhandera, Jhabrera, Laksar, Landaura, Manglaur, Mohanpur Mohammadpur, and Roorkee.



Chamba

Chamba

Chamba is situated 81 kms from Haridwar at an altitude of 1,676 mts above sea level. Chamba is one of the best excursion as the place offers panoramic views of the majestic Himalayan range and the sacred view of the Bhagirathi River. Chamba as the place provides peace and tranquillity. The place is quite and serene with pine and Deodar trees everywhere.

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Chilla Wildlife Sanctury

Chilla Wildlife Sanctury

The Chilla Wildlife Sanctury which expands over an area of 240 sq km is the wildlife as well as vegetation region which is open to visitors. This sanctuary lies on the eastern bank of River Ganges which adds more charm to it. Visitors undertaking a safari into the jungles of Chilla Sanctuary, not only watch a variety of animal species at close quarters but also gets a chance to admire the scenic views of the Ganges and the northern Himalayas.

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Dehradun

Dehradun

Dehradun city is the capital of Uttarakhand and the headquarters of Dehradun district. Dehradun is surrounded by the Himalayas in the north, the Shivalk Hills to the south, the Yamuna to the west and the Ganga to the east.
Dehradun has lots of tourist places like Lacchiwala, Rober's cave, Sahastradhara, Tapkeshwar Mahadev Temple, Buddha Temple, Shiv Mandir (Rajpur Road), MDDA Amusement Park, Deer Park, FRI etc. Dehradun is also the gateway to the famous hill station of Mussoorie and the pilgrimage spots of Haridwar and Rishikesh.

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Devprayag

Devprayag

Devprayag is the sacred confluence of the two holy rivers Bhagirathi and Alaknanda making its water holier with the formation of Ganga River. Located at an elevation of 472 mts above sea level at the confluence of Alaknanda and Bhagirathi River it is just 99kms ahead of Haridwar on NH58 connecting with Badrinath Dham.
Devprayag is also one of the five confluences of Alaknanda River and the origin of Ganga River (Panch Prayag). It is also the seat of the priests of the Badrinath temple.

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Mussoorie

Mussoorie

Mussoorie is situated 85 kms from Haridwar and is set at an elevation of 2005 mts above sea level. Mussoorie is also called as Queens of Hills. Kempty Falls, the Mall Road, Bhatta falls, Gunhill and Lal Tibba are some of the popular places nearby Mussoorie. This place is situated amidst green hills and is rich in varied flora and fauna.

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