Chandi Devi Temple in Haridwar | Temples in Haridwar, Uttarakhand

Chandi Devi temple in Haridwar, Uttarakhand is a revered Hindu pilgrimage site in Haridwar, Uttarakhand, India.  Haridwar is an ancient town and a prime pilgrimage destination for Hindus and has many temples, of which Mansa Devi is one of the primary piths (or pilgrimages). Therefore, it sees busy footfalls all-round the year.  Haridwar also happens […]

Haridwar: 5 must do things when in Haridwar, Uttarakhand, India

Haridwar , literally meaning  ‘ abode of Lord Vishnu’ is one of the holiest cities in India and millions of people visit it every year. Located at the foothills of the Himalayas in the state of Uttarakhand, it is one of the most revered pilgrimages for Hindus the world over.  We tell you 5 must […]

Delhi to Haridwar Road Trip | Driving Holidays across India

While taking stock of the various road trips I have taken and written about till now, I realized that I haven’t shared the ONE ROAD TRIP I DO MOST every year – Delhi to Haridwar (in Uttarakhand). In fact it would be incorrect to call it a road trip in my context, it’s more of a home to homecoming […]

Ardh Kumbh 2016 at Haridwar, Uttarakhand (India) ~ Experiences and Introspections

Kumbh Mela and Ardh Kumbh Mela are one of the biggest mass festivals of Hindu Faith. Held in 4 locations in India, the most oldest and sacred is considered to be held at Haridwar. While the kumbh mela is held every 12 years, the ardh kumbh mela is held every 6th year in between. The […]

Mansa Devi Temple in Haridwar ~ Travel notes from a pilgrimage tour

Mansa Devi temple in Haridwar is a revered Hindu pilgrimage site in Haridwar, Uttarakhand, India.  Haridwar is an ancient town and a prime pilgrimage destination for Hindus and has many temples, of which Mansa Devi is one of the primary piths (or pilgrimages). Therefore, it sees busy footfalls all-round the year.  Haridwar also happens to […]

Devprayag ~ A day trip to the Birth Place of Ganga River

Devprayag is Uttarakhand, India is considered one of the most holiest places of Hindu faith, as it is the confluence (or prayag in Hindi) where  the most sacred & revered River of Hinduism, Ganga  is born. Large number of pilgrims & trekkers visit Devprayag every year, for different reasons.  Devprayag is one of the key stops […]

Haridwar – Experiences and Introspections

Haridwar , in the state of Uttarakhand, India happens to be one of the holiest places for Hindus all over the world.  It also has become my home, after marriage. We come to Haridwar often and each time its a new experience.  This summer, we chose to escape the heat of Delhi city and enjoy the divinity […]

Haridwar ~ blast from the past…but not quite the same thing!!!!

When i visited rishikesh and hariwdar many years back(i was a curious eyed kid of 10)..i never thought i’d get married to some one belonging from the place and have in-laws place in this region….well, it did happen!!…. Rishikesh was etched in my childhood memories as a magical,mystical place…. this time around, when me and […]

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