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Haridwar Family Tour – “National heritage city” - Package Overview

Haridwar Family Tour – “National heritage city”

Haridwar Family Tour: Overview

Holiday Travel India introduce  “Haridwar Family Tour” which literally means ‘the abode of Lord Vishnu’ and millions of people flock here every year to take part in an annual pilgrimage and it is a perfect weekend getaway endowed with natural beauty. Haridwar is meat and alcohol free cities because of their holy nature. Haridwar is considered the “National heritage city”. Since it is a popular tourist destination, they provide a wide range of gastronomic options that are delicious and cater to people on various budgets and with different tastes. The mystical and spiritual environment of Haridwar is the reason why they are considered perennial holiday destinations for people all around the world.

In this 4Days tour your pick up and drop will be form Delhi and we cover the entire famous site seeing of Haridwar which is mentioned in the Itinerary. We offer Family tour at best price with convenient satisfaction and accommodation.

What is unique in “Haridwar Family Tour” package?

If you wish to witness Indian culture and traditions, Haridwar is the place to be spending your holidays with your family. Hardwar is one of the most popular places to visit in India. As a part of the uniqueness of this package The Most sacred Ganga aarti at Har-ki-Paudi is an incredible experience. You can go temple-hopping across Haridwar and take a dip in the Ganga at one of the ghats. Shopping in Haridwar for pickles, precious stones and Gangajal is something tourists regularly indulge in. The Kumbh mela in Haridwar that is held every 12 years is the best time to visit this place. Haridwar is the busiest during the Kumbh Mela that’s a religious pilgrimage and a photographer’s delight because of uncommon sights seen during this event. It is known to be the largest gathering of pilgrims in the world.

Package Highlights

  • Visit Ancient Mansa Devi Temple & Sapt Rishi Ashram

  • Explore Daksh Mahadev temple, Gau Ghat and Vishnu Ghat

  • Ancient Chandi Devi Temple, Maya devi temple, Pavan dham

  • Artistic Pavan Dham, Parad Shivling, Bharat Mata Mandir, Maya devi temple

  • Attend Ganga aarti at Har ki pauri ghat

  • Excursion of Vaishno Devi Temple, Shanti Kunj Gayatri Parivar

  • Visit Bada Bazar famous for wooden items and handicrafts

  • Enjoy Chaat papdi with jalebi and badam milk

  • Take pleasure of Shopping at local Upper Road Market

Haridwar Family Tour – “National heritage city” - Package Rates & Dates
Title Standard Prsice High Season
May-26 To Jun-30
Low Season
Jul-01 To Sep-30
NewYear/Festival Time
3N/4D Standard package cost
CHD Hotel Krishna Ji (Haridwar)
Rs 11300 Rs 11700 Rs 10800 Rs 0
3N/4 D Deluxe package cost
Hotel Ganga Exotica (Haridwar)
Rs 14700 Rs 15300 Rs 14200 Rs 0
3N/4 D Luxury package cost
Aalia on the Ganges (Haridwar)
Rs 24500 Rs 25600 Rs 23500 Rs 0
Haridwar Family Tour – “National heritage city” - Package Inclusion

Haridwar Family Tour: Hotels

2 Star - Hotel Ganga Vilas -TA Rank 3.5 – Certificate of Excellence

3 Star - Hotel Drive Inn Haridwar- TA Rank 45 – Certificate of Excellence

5 Star - Aalia on the Ganges -TA Rank 4.0 – Certificate of Excellence

Package Inclusion

  • 3 Nights accommodation at well furnished room

  • Well Ranked room

  • Breakfast + Dinner

  • Personal Ac car for 4 Days

  • Extra Bed for 1 Child (Below 12 years)

  • Parking + Toll tax+ Driver hault

  • Inclusive of all taxes

Package Exclusion

  • Personal Expense

  • Any airfare/ Busfare/ Railway fare’

  • Entry passes

  • 4.5% Gst tax

Haridwar Family Tour – “National heritage city” - Package Itinerary

Upon arrival at Delhi airport or railway station meets with our representative and they will take you to Haridwar which is the perfect place of peace and religious environment. Enroute Muzzaffar nagar you may have for lunch at nearest good Hotel & Restaurant then we continue this journey to Haridwar. Upon arrival check in to hotel and get freshen up after that you are free at your leisure and may visit for shopping at nearest market, stroll for nearby places and eating out as your interest. Later in the evening attend Ganga aarti at Har ki pauri ghat.

Overnight stay with dinner at hotel


Meal: May Lunch in Vijay Hotel & Restaurant (TA rank 4.0/5) - Vijay Hotel & Restaurant is a four star property which is situated in Muzzaffarnagar. It is pure veg. restaurant where you can find all types of vegetarian food (Excluded in Package)


Today after breakfast you will visit some famous places or temples of Haridwar which includes Vaishno Devi Temple, Shanti Kunj, Pavan Dham and Daksh Mahadev temple. After having a lunch in Invitation Restaurant we will visit Gau Ghat, Parad Shivling, Bharat Mata Mandir , Maya devi temple and Vishnu Ghat, in evening return to your later return to hotel.

Overnight stay with dinner at Hotel


Meal: May Lunch in Invitation Restaurant (TA rank 4.0 / 5) – Invitation Restaurant invites you to come and have lunch in it enjoy a great delicious food of every type (Excluded in package)


After breakfast we have enough time to excursion around Haridwar city which includes Sapt Rishi Ashram, Mansa Devi Temple. May have lunch at nearer restaurant then we visit Chandi Devi Temple, and Maya devi temple and Pavan dham. After that we return to hotel and are relaxed.

Overnight stay with dinner at Hotel


After finish your last breakfasts in Haridwar check out from hotel and proceed for Delhi. En route you may have lunch at any highway Dhaba which you like. Upon arrival Delhi you will be dropped at Delhi airport or railway station for onwards journey. Tour end with lots of pious memories

Haridwar Family Tour – “National heritage city” - Package Other Details

Hotels in Haridwar India

Aalia on the Ganges     (5* hotel)

 TA rating - 4.5 – certified in excellence

Location: Near Rajaji Park Chila Range Nazibabad Road, Rajaji National Park, Haridwar, Uttaranchal 249408

Facilities: The elegance of Aalia's stunning slate-clad exteriors continues into its guest rooms - pure luxurious indulgence, as serene as they are splendid, in soothing colors that harmoniously blend into the natural beauty of the surroundings. Contemporary blends seamlessly into classic with wooden floors, plush carpets and hardwood furniture. State-of-the-art amenities, enchanting views, luxurious en-suite bathrooms, private sit-outs, gardens, and rooftop decks all define the exclusive Aalia experience. All rooms are air-conditioned and have satellite television, LCD TV, DVD player and iPod docking stations. Aalia offers a total of twelve villas spread over the five acre property. Each villa has three bedrooms; Chila suite, Garden suite and River suite.

Hotel Ganga exotica(3* hotel)

TA rating - 4.0 – certified in excellence

Location: Niranjani Akhara Road, near Safe Parking, Haridwar, Uttarakhand 249407

Facilities :WiFi Zone, Travel Desk, Pickup and Dropoff, Rooftop Restaurant, 24 Hrs Room Service, AC Rooms, Health Club, Private Bathing Ghat, Best Accommodation, Multi-Cuisine Dining, Best Indian, Chinese, and Continental cuisine, within the hotel, Doctor on Call, Air Conditioned Neat & Clean rooms, Same day laundry and dry cleaning on request, Attached Bath with Hot & Cold water supply, Direct Dial Telephone, Uninterrupted power supply, Multi Channel Cable TV., Parking facility available, Room Heating, Rooftop Restaurant.   

Hotel LG Residency   (2* hotel)

TA rating - 4.5 – certified in excellence

Location: Avdhoot Mandal, Singh Dwar Chowk, Ashram Road, Haridwar, Uttarakhand 249407

Facilities: Relish sumptuous pure Vegetarian, Indian, Continental, Chinese, and Mughlai delicacies, features & amenities, Air conditioning Iron/ironing board (on request)Choice of pillow Soundproofed rooms, Premium bedding, Complimentary toiletries, Satellite / Cable TV Work Desk, Complimentary newspaper, Wireless Internet access, Complimentary bottled water, Daily housekeeping Hot/Cold Running Water, Room Heater, running hot & cold water, cable TV and telephone. 

Best Restaurants in Haridwar 

Chotiwala: It is located on Upper Road and is famous for its Biryani and Chaat. It has good Chinese as well.

Punjabi Restaurant: It is located near Har ki Pauri. It is famous for Allo ke Parathe and Butter Paneer.

Shopping in Haridwar

While it is acknowledged that shopping is not usually part of the itinerary of a pilgrim visiting Haridwar , the city does offer a variety of interesting products to its visitors. The main shopping centres Haridwar are considered to be Upper Road, Moti Bazaar, Jwalapur and Kankhal.

Intricately carved stone idols and toys are unique souvenirs of Haridwar , where the stones used are obtained from the Ganges. One should also visit the Government Handloom and Handicrafts Emporiums, as well as the Gandhi Ashram, where you can find a range of handicrafts, as well as various types of jewellery

Travel to Haridwar

Haridwar is accessible from all the major cities of India by train and by road from where rest of the journey is by road or trek.

By Road: Delhi airport to Haridwar by road is a good option for a hassle free traveling. It takes 6 to 7 hours to reach Haridwar by road and it is recommended to start early morning to avoid traffic.

By Air:  The nearest domestic airport is Jolly Grant Airport in Dehradun which is 35 km away from Haridwar. Indira Gandhi International Airport in New Delhi is the nearest International Airport after which you can travel by train or by road.

By Train: Haridwar has direct links the major cities of India such as Delhi, Mumbai, Kolkata, Chennai, Indore, Jaipur, Ahmedabad.

Fairs and Festivals in Haridwar

Kumbh Mela is organized every 12 years when the planet Jupiter (Brihaspati) comes into the sign Aquarius (Kumbha). Makar Sankranti in celebrated January by around 1.5 lakh visitors every year followed by Mahashivratri that is attended by more than 2 lakh pilgrims. During Kanwar Mela in July-Aug the number reaches up to 20 lakh visitors traveling to Haridwar from different cities.

Climate of Haridwar

Winter (about 17°C): The winter season comes in the month of October and lasts till the end of February. The chill in the atmosphere is at its best in the months of December/January. The highest temperature at the place recorded is about 17°C. The minimum temperature during the season is about 6°C.

Summer (about 40°C): The month of March brings the summer. The summer season here is quite hot and high on humidity. The maximum temperature recorded here is about 40°C. The day time during the summer season is scorching but the nights get cool. The Cool breeze makes a walk around the river Ganga very pleasurable.

Monsoon (humidity): The monsoon season at the place comes with the month of June and stays till the month of September, Haridwar experiences moderate rainfall. The humidity during the monsoon season is quite high. The evenings during the monsoon season can be quite amazing with a cool breeze and beautiful light.

Haridwar Famouse attractions

Vaishno Devi Temple: The temple is marked by tunnels and caves that lead to the inner sanctum containing the shrine of Goddess Vaishno Devi and it is a replica of the Vaishno Devi temple in Kashmir.

Mansa Devi Temple: It is one of the most famous tourist attractions in Haridwar and can be reached by a cable car and it is presiding over the Bilwa Parvat is the temple of Mansa Devi. The temple is dedicated to Goddess Mansa which is the goddess who fulfills wishes and has two prime idols of the Goddess in the main temple; one with three mouths and five arms, while the other one has eight arms. Another reason for the temple being famous is the spectacular view from the cable car.

Daksha Mahadev Temple: Daksha Mahadev Temple was built by Queen Dhankaur in 1810 and rebuilt in 1962. The temple’s location is one of the three disputed sites in India claiming to be the place where Goddess Sati’s father Daksha Prajapati conducted a yagna, leading to a chain of events. this place is a must visit for all devotees coming to Haridwar reason Maha Shivratri here is filled with festivity and devotion with thousands of devotees coming here during this time.

Chandi Devi Temple: Chandi Devi Temple is perched on Neel Parvat and Built by King Suchat Singh. To reach the temple one has to trek 3.0 kms from Chandi ghat or have to take the cable car. According to legends, it is the same place where Goddess Chandi killed Chanda-Munda, an army chief of the Demon Kings Sumbha and Nishumba. It is also believed that the main deity in the temple was established by the great saint Adi Shankarcharaya in the 8th century.

Har Ki Pauri: One of the most popular places in Haridwar, which was built by King Vikramaditya. It is believed that Vikramaditya ordered for this ghat to be constructed in the memory of his brother Bharthari. The most famed spot here is the Brahmakund, which is thronged by devotees from all over the country. Another major attraction of Har Ki Pauri is the evening Aarti that is organized each evening with great zeal. It is in fact one of those events in Haridwar that one should not miss out on. After the Aarti, devotees float Diyas in the River Ganga, which looks stunning in the evening light.

Pavan Dham: One of the most visited pilgrimage sites in Haridwar which is famous for its unique temple architecture and craftsmanship. The temple was built in 1970 by Swami Vedantanand ji Maharaj and the temple is also famous for the elaborately adorned idols. The unique and well crafted mirror and glass work is a marvel to behold.

Parad Shivling : This Mercury Shivling is located in Harihar Ashram in Kankhal. The waigth of shivling is about 150 kg. There is also "Rudraksha tree" nearby.

Bharat Mata Mandir : This temple belongs to Mother India. It was inaugurated by Indira Gandhi on 15 May 1983 near river Ganges. The temple has eight stories (180 feet/55 m). Every floor depicts a period in the Indian history, from the time of Ramayan until India's freedom.

Maya devi temple: Haridwar was previously known as Mayapuri in reverence to this deity. The temple is a Siddh Peetha which is the places of worship where desires get fulfilled. It is one of three such Peethas located in Haridwar, the other two being Chandi Devi Temple and Mansa Devi Temple.

Chilla Wildlife Sanctuary: This Wildlife Sanctuary is spread across 249 sq km east of Ganges.  This wildlife sanctuary is home to small cats, tigers, elephants and bears apart from various birds.

Vishnu Ghat: One of the sacred and the most visited Ghats in Haridwar; Vishnu Ghat is named after the Hindu deity Lord Vishnu. It is considered a sacred place as Lord Vishnu took bath at this spot and the water is said to relive all sins.

Gau Ghat: Located across Subhash Ghat, is among the sacred sites of Haridwar. This ghat got its name from those who come here to pardon the sin of slaughtering cows. In addition, the ghat is also visited by those who want to offer solace to their near and dear ones. Gau Ghat is the same ghat where the ashes of Mahatma Gandhi, Jawaharlal Nehru and Indira Gandhi were immersed.

Haridwar special food

Thickened Badam Milk: Boiled in a large open pan, the milk is continuously warmed with all the dry fruits and is served in an earthen pot (kulad) that gives another dimension to the taste of that milk. The milk once put in the pot is garnished with the milk cream (malai) the milk is boiled to such an extent that it turns pink in color and is served with malai which adds n number of stars to the richness of the flavor of this drink. Enjoy a kulad (an earthen pot) of hot milk warmed with almonds, raisins, pistas, kesar and cardamom seeds for the refreshing.  

Aloo Pooris: This is one of the most famous street foods of Haridwar that should be tried first and foremost on your trip to the city. Mohanji Poori Wale and Hoshiyarpuri ranks on top positions for grabbing the crispy hot puris and savoury sabzi.

Kachoris: The crisp and thick kachoris, spiced well with lentil masala mix, broken into pieces and dunked into spicy gravy of potatoes. Garnished with fried red chilies and green chutney, this is one of the most amazing street foods of Haridwar that will keep you craving for more. It is a street stall, not some shop. The tasty hot kachoris are other famous street foods of Haridwar that every tourist to the city should look forward to. For grabbing the hot and tasty kachoris, head to Gau Ghat and ask for Kashyap Kachori Bhandar.

Chhole Bhature: To taste the delicious and spicy Chhole Bhature, visit Bhagwati's Chhole Bhature, which is ten minutes walking distance from Laltarao Bridge towards Har-Ki-Pauri. This restaurant caters in Chhole Bhature with Soup Bowl, Rice Chhole, Kheer, Lassi etc. Also do not leave without gulping down the special tari (the gravy that floats atop the Chhole) at the end of your meal.

Chaat: For yummy Golgappas, Dahi Vadas, Aloo Tikiyas and Kanji Vadas, visit Jain Chaat Bhandaar. Their spicy and tangy Papri Chaat is a must try and makes for one of the most famous street foods of Haridwar.

Fresh Fruit Chaat: Those who are calorie conscious and survive on fruits rather than on spicy food, for them there is an option of indulging in Fruit Chaat. To grab the best fresh Fruit Chaat in Haridwar, visit Dibiya Fresh Fruit Chaat near Opp. Shivalik Hotel, Near Laltaro Bridge after 5 PM daily.

Jalebi: This is one of the most favorite breakfasts and evening snacks items and the most favorite Indian sweets that reside in the heart of everyone living or coming to Haridwar. Best when served with hot badam milk or it can also be eaten alone. Enjoy it gets out of the sugar syrup, its crispy, it's tasty and the flavor will surely stay in your mouth for a long time.

Lassi: This healthy and refreshing drink is made by blending yogurt with water, salt or sugar, and spices until frothy. Served at various street shops and Halwai joints, it is usually served in tall steel tumblers topped typically with oodles of thick and fresh Malai (cream).

Kulfi: It is the most popular frozen milk based dessert in India, made by thickening the milk so that it’s denser and creamier and then freezing it. Traditionally, Kulfi is served with Falooda (noodles/vermicelli), but you can also try Matka Kulfi or Kulfi on a stick like an ice cream bar. As the cold and creamy Kulfi explodes in your mouth releasing wondrous sweetness are available in various flavours (Malai, Kesar, Pista, Rose, Elaichi and Mango) and the other kinds, its silky texture leaves a rich aftertaste lingering behind.

All these food items are available very easily at several shops on the streets on the Ghats. Also you can try different kinds of pickles and churans that are available at several shops in Haridwar.

Ashram in Haridwar

Saptrishi Ashram : Saptrishi Ashram is an attractive and traditional, a bit rundown ashram about 5 kilometers previous to Haridwar. It is a beautiful place near Haridwar, where 7 great sages or Saptarishis, namely Kashyapa, Vashisht, Atri, Vishwamitra, Jamadagni, Bharadwaja and Gautam said to have meditated. Ganga, not wanting to agitate them and make possible each her simple approach prefers rather divides herself into seven conduits around each Rishi, and these are known by Sapt Sarovar and these Sarovar flows in the front of Sapt Rishi Ashrams which is positioned next to the Haridwar Rishikesh road.

Soham Ashram : The famed Soham Ashram was founded by the very important spiritual leader known by the name of Soham Swami. Soham Swami was a big spiritual leader and yogi of India. He was in this world previous to the 1st part of the 20th century. The original name of this saintly figure was Shayamakanta Bandopadhya. He was a believer and preacher of the Advaita Vedantic philosophy. The ashram that he built in Haridwar is situated at Bhupatwal. Soham Swami built an ashram named as Soham Ashram in both in Nainital and Haridwar.


Prem Nagar Ashram : Prem Nagar Ashram is one of the holiest cities in the country which is Established in 1944 by Yogiraj Satgurudev Shri Hans Ji Maharaj. The ashram was made by his own devotees, who toiled hard to make Shri Hans Ji Maharaj's vision come true. Prem Nagar Ashram in Haridwar has now turned into a spiritual sanctuary for those seeking peace and meaning in their lives and people come here from every corner of the world.

Maa Anandamayi Ashram: Anandamayi Ma Ashram is sited in Kankhal one of the five sub-cities of Haridwar, the ashram houses the smaadhi shrine of Sri Anandamoyi Ma (1896-1982), a noted saint of India. Twilight aarti and satsangs perform here, by the ashramvasi and the followers are fairly gripping.

Jairam Ashram : Jairam Ashram is situated on the Rishikesh road in Haridwar. It is to be found at Bhimgoda approximately 1 kilometer from Har-Ki-Pauri. This ashram is recognized for outstanding lodging services. At a distance from housing a lot of tourist's stopover here in this ashram to view the eye-catching statue put on show here. The statues are belongs to Hindu Gods, Goddesses and demons. Famous for its diorama exhibition and a massive white statue depicting the well-known Samudra manthan chapter, have to see for any sightseer.

Santoshpuri Ashram: The beautiful Santoshpuri Ashram is situated at the Haripur Kalan area stands by the banks of River Ganges and falls ahead of Bharat Mata Temple.  The founder of the ashram, a saintly figure has already taken his ‘Samadhi’. The Ashram now is run by his wife, a German lady addressed as ‘Mata ji’ by all and even by his offspring. Excellent yoga teachings are delivered at this Ashram and that attracts visitors from far off places.

Shanti kunj Ashram:  Ashram is stands on Haridwar-Rishikesh highway which is set amid the beautiful surroundings of a colorful garden and offers visitors with great mental and spiritual solace. Spiritual camps are organized by the ashram quite frequently and a university too is run by the ashram. The arrangements at the ashram facilitate serious spiritual and yogic practices like chanting of mantras, ceremonies pertaining to spiritual habituation, yagya or fire ceremonies, meditation etc.

Haridwar station to Har ki pauri distance

Origin    - Haridwar Railway Station, Devpura, Haridwar, Uttarakhand, India

Destination-       Har Ki Pauri

Driving Distance     -         2.0 kilometers or 1.2 miles

Driving Time   - 2.0 minutes

Nearest hill station from Haridwar

Dehaadun: approx 53.km. from Haridwar

Attractions: Robbers cave, Rajaji national park, Malsi deer park, Tapkeshwar temple

Activities: trekking wild tour, ice skating, sightseeing tours

Mussoorie: approx 85.0 km. from Haridwar

Attractions: Gun hills, Kempty fall, Mall road, Camels back road

Activities: trekking, boating, paragliding, hiking, sightseeing tours

Kanatal: approx 99.0 km. from Haridwar

Attraction: Tehri dham, Dhanoulti , Shivpuri

Activities: camping, trekking, trail walking, sightseeing tours

Auli: approx 214.0 km. from Haridwar

Attraction: Joshimath, Vishnu prayag, Badrinath

Activities: Skiing, cable car, trekking, sightseeing tours

Nainital: approx 240.0 km. from Haridwar

Attraction: Naini lake, Sat tal , Bhim tal

Activities:  Boating, trekking, rock climbing, wild life tour, sightseeing tours

What to do in Haridwar

Visiting Ashrams – Haridwar is a peaceful abode for meditation, head to one of the many ashrams in the city. Shanti Kunj Ashram is set in a beautiful garden and provides lodging, meals and spiritual activities. Patanjali Yogpeeth is another popular ashram, especially for practicing yoga.

Adventure activity Tours – Apart from spirituality, Haridwar is also famous for other activities such as trekking, bird-watching and rafting. Visit Rajaji National Park has a large population of wild elephants and tigers.

Shopping in Haridwar - Haridwar is best place to buy things which are related to spirituality specially Hinduism. There are several shops where they sale different stones, rudraksh, idols and many other things.

Eating out Food Trail – Street food of Haridwar is renowned, especially the aloo puri at Mohanji Puriwale and the kachoris at Kashyap Kachoriwala. Try the sweets at Mathura Walon Ki Prachin Dukaan and forget to have badam milk and lassi.

Sacred Ganga snan - The place is teeming with people wanting to take a dip in the holy waters at Har ki Pauri Ghat. Every evening at sundown, the ghat is a sensory spectacle when the Ganga aarti is performed, with bells ringing and flaming torches everywhere.

Temple Hopping & wishing - Haridwar has several temples dedicated to various Hindu gods and goddesses. The hilltop temple of Mansa Devi is very popular as she is considered to be the wish-fulfilling goddess. You can either walk up the hill or take the cable car. The Maya Devi temple on the riverbank and the Chandi Devi temple on Neel Parvat are some of the other important temples.

Yoga in Haridwar -Yoga is now popular activity all over the world Yoga can also improve your immunity, relations, energy level and health of your body and mind. Yoga can give you perfect synchronization of mind, breath and body and for long stay you can learn yoga in deep.  In Haridwar there are so many ashrams where you can learn and practice yoga. For short stay in Haridwar you can take short classes in morning and evening from good yoga instructors.

Haridwar kumbh mela

  • Haridwar Kumbh Mela is one of the biggest events for the Indian Hindu community. Kumbh Mela is the most sacred of all the pilgrimages. 1000s of holy men and women attend, and the auspiciousness of the fair is in part attributable to this.

  • The sadhus are seen clad in saffron sheets with ashes and powder dabbed on their skin per the requirements of very old traditions. Some, called naga sanyasis, may not wear any clothes even in severe winter.

  • It's the mythological the past of India "An eternal life free of sins" is assured that comes attached with the wonderful event of Kumbh Mela. It's a promise to which millions want to be bound with, and it is this promise that has made Kumbh Mela what it is at present.

  • When the sun is in Aries (Mesha Rashi) it is celebrated at Haridwar . 4 places that are at present well-known as Prayag, Haridwar, Ujjain, and Nasik organizes maha kumbh mela every twelve years

  • The normal Kumbh Mela is held every 3 years, the Ardh (half) Kumbh Mela is held every 6 years at Haridwar and Allahabad (Prayag) while the Purna (complete) Kumbh mela takes place every 12 years, at 4 places Prayag (Allahabad), Haridwar, Ujjain, and Nashik, based on planetary positions.

  • The Maha Kumbh Mela is celebrated at Prayag after 144 years (after 12 'Purna Kumbh Melas').Depending on what movements and position of the Sun, Moon and Jupiter hold in that era in different zodiac signs, the place for Kumbh Mela is decided.

  • The main event of the festival is ritual bathing at the banks of the river in whichever city it is being held. Other activities include religious planning, devotional singing, mass feeding of holy men and women and the poor, and religious assemblies where doctrines are debated and standardized.

Places near Haridwar weekend

Place - Rishikesh              

Distance -    Approx 18.0 km 10 min         

Famous for - Pilgrim, Rafting, Rivers, Hills, Pilgrim, Temples

Place-  Dehradun Uttaranchal (Hill Station)          

Distance - Approx 52 km 50 min

Famous for: Trekking, Rivers, Gardens, Temples, Monastery, Honeymoon

PlaceMussoorie Uttaranchal   (Hill Station)

Distance - Approx 83.0 km 1h 20m           

Famous for:  Trekking, fall, Wildlife, Churches, Temples, Honeymoon

Place - Corbett National Park Uttaranchal    (Wildlife)

Distance: Approx 162 km. 4h      

Famous for: Wildlife, Fishing, Rafting, Rivers, Falls

Place - Nainital Uttaranchal   (Hill Station)

Distance: 221 km 3h, 50m            

Famous for: Trekking, Lakes, Gardens, Temples, Museums, Honeymoon

Place - Kasauli Himachal Pradesh (Hill Station)    

Distance: 234 km 4h       

Famous for: Hill Stations, Bird Watching

Place - Ranikhet Uttaranchal   (Hill Station)

Distance: 261 km 4h, 40m            

Famous for: Hill Stations, Fishing, Golf, Dams, Temples, Museums

Place - Shimla Himachal Pradesh    (Hill Station)

Distance: 281 km 4h, 40m            

Famous for: Trekking, Temples, Churches, Monastery, Ice Skating, Skiing, Honeymoon

Place - Kufri Himachal Pradesh

Distance: 295 km 5h       

Famous for: Hill Station, Skiing