Haridwar and Rishikesh are said to be the “twin national heritage cities” of the Garhwal region of Uttarakhand. Haridwar literally means (Hari ka Dwar) “the abode of Lord Vishnu”. Every year many people visit Haridwar and Rishikesh for adventure, take bath in holy river Ganga, to take part in an annual pilgrimage.
Haridwar is perfect for the pilgrimage people, to see a natural beauty, and to visit the evening prayer at ghats of holy river Ganga. Rishikesh in another perfect getaway for the weekend. It is the place from where the trip of CHAR-DHAM starts, and it is also the birthplace of Ayurveda.
These two cities are meat and alcohol-free because of their holy nature. Since both the cities are the popular tourist destination and provide a wide range of the gastronomic options that are delicious and caters to people on various budgets and with different tastes. The mystical and spiritual environment attracts so much positivity towards the cities and the people visiting the cities get their mind refreshed here, it is the best place to chill with friends and family by sitting beside river Ganga, also it is the main attraction for the people who love yoga and meditation.
In Haridwar, there are many ashrams and yoga camps where you can bring your stress out of your mind and body and can spend peaceful days here. You will find instructors in yoga camps and meditation camps to guide you. The list does not end yet, there are many popular things about these two cities, let us know about them too.
Main Attraction During Your Haridwar Rishikesh Tour Package from Delhi
Hari-ki-Pauri ghat, it is the first thing which you see after entering to Haridwar. It is the place where it is said to be where the Goddess Ganga first kept her foot. There you will also find a stone which is said to have the footprints of Hindu God Vishnu. The place is also known as the Brahma Kund. There you will find Mata Chandi Devi temple and Mansa Devi temple. You can reach to Mansa Devi temple either by trekking on the mountain or by cable ride.
If you are looking for the peaceful place to spend your getaway, you will find many ashrams there, head to any one of the ashrams in the city. You will also find yoga and meditation camps and activities going out there.
Apart from pilgrimage activities here in Haridwar and Rishikesh, you will find the attraction for adventurous people. You can go for trekking there, river rafting in the white water of Ganga with full of high rapids, you can camp in Rishikesh in Shivpuri beside river Ganga. Rajaji National park there is popular for a large population of national Elephants and if you are lucky you can also see the tiger there.
There are many options for the food lovers. You just need to keep your iron stomach ready. In Rishikesh, you will find an age-old running restaurant known as Chotiwala. It is the most popular restaurant there.