Haridwar is regarded as one of the 7 holiest places to Hindus. Legend says that after the Samudra Manthan (churning of the sea), Haridwar along with Ujjain, Nasik and Allahabad is one of the four sites where Amrit (the elixir of immortality) were accidentally spilled by the celestial bird Garuda.
This city observes the Kumbha mela, perhaps one of the biggest congregations in India, celebrated once in every 12 years. During this Mela, millions of Indians from various social classes arrive to wash their sins in the holy water of river Ganges to attain Moskha.
This city, encompassing numerous old temples, legends, religious spots is a kaleidoscope of hindu civilization.
Rishikesh is a pilgrimage place near Haridwar in Uttaranchal, ganges flows in from the heart of this city. The city has many ashrams (Holy Place for Hindus where people live) for staying, Hot…