About Haridwar District - Page 1
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.
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How to reach
|The nearest airport from Haridwar is Jolly Grant at Dehradun, the state capital.|
|Haridwar is a major railhead in the northern railways and is connected to major cities like Delhi, Dehradun, Ujjain, Kolkata, Gorakhpur, and so on. Some of the trains that pass Haridwar are Upasana Express, Janashatabdi Express, Uttaranchal Express, Ujjain Express etc.|
|NH 54 passes through the city of Haridwar. The highway is connected to Delhi, Dehradun, Nainital and other major cities within the state and outside. Regular buses and taxis on hire are easily available in Haridwar.|