Why is Haridwar Spiritually Charged-up?

I hope you enjoyed my Delhi travelogue. Delhi is such a melting pot of cultures, cuisines, people, and stories. Leaving Delhi to move on to the next part of my journey wasn’t easy. It felt as though I was leaving behind a friend I’d met after ages and had hardly had time to be with them. But such is life when you are on a travel schedule.

In this post, I am going to share with you my Haridwar experience. After Delhi, we moved on to the spiritual hub of the country – Haridwar. This part of our journey was a road trip and we had a hired a car for this. Delhi to Haridwar is about 4 hours by road. By the time we reached Haridwar, it was late in the night. So we called it a day and resumed our Haridwar exploration the following day.

Our stay in Haridwar was for 2 days as we didn’t intend to do much except exploring the Ganges’ ghats and the local markets. And as we realised, 2 days are more than enough as Haridwar is a very small city in Uttarakhand and most of it includes only temples and ashrams. This post will give you a glimpse of my Haridwar journey. Hope you like it.

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Haridwar in December 2019

Aerial View of the Ghats

The town in a glance

Ganges, as is.

The husband and sister. My traveling squad.

The line up of Shiv lingas beside the ghat
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A rare capture

The evening Ganga Aarti

The clock tower at Brahma Ghat

The flower and lamp offerings by the river Ganges by the devotees

The local Rabdi delight

Falooda noodles in Rabdi, a fantastic local taste, popular in Haridwar

Boiled chick peas chaat

Gulab jamuns, I enjoyed to a ton.

Dahi kachori chaat at a local vendor

An aerial view of the Ganges valley
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My little sister

Ganges, as is.
The epic Shiva statue

A close-up view of the epic Shiva statue

A view of the city lined up by the Ganges
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Me, by the Ganges, after the evening Ganga aarti

That’s all for the part one of my Haridwar experience. In my next post, I shall share my experiences traveling in Rishikesh. Stay tuned.
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โœQuestion of the dayโœ

Have you visited Haridwar? What do you love most about the city?

Do share you thoughts in comments below. ๐Ÿ™‚

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ยฉ Asha Seth

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