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
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Aerial View of the Ghats
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The town in a glance
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Ganges, as is.
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The husband and sister. My traveling squad.
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The line up of Shiv lingas beside the ghat
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A rare capture
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The evening Ganga Aarti
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The clock tower at Brahma Ghat
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The flower and lamp offerings by the river Ganges by the devotees
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The local Rabdi delight
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Falooda noodles in Rabdi, a fantastic local taste, popular in Haridwar
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Boiled chick peas chaat
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Gulab jamuns, I enjoyed to a ton.
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Dahi kachori chaat at a local vendor
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An aerial view of the Ganges valley
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My little sister
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Ganges, as is.
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The epic Shiva statue
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A close-up view of the epic Shiva statue
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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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Question of the day

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

Do share you thoughts in comments below. 🙂

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