T O U R I S T S P O T :
ki Pauri :
This sacred Ghat was was constructed by
kind Vikramaditya in
memory of his brother Bhatrihari. It is believed that Bhatrihari
eventually came to Hardwar to meditate by the banks of holy
When he died, his brother constructed a Ghat in his name which later
came to be known as Har-Ki-Pauri. This sacred bathing ghat is also
known as Brahamakund. The reflection of golden hues of floral diyas
in the river river Ganga is the most enchanting sight in the
twilight during the Ganga ceremony. The riverbank temple her is
hallowed by the imprint of god Hari's foot print. The ghat is
regarded the most sacred in Hardwar and this is the most auspicious
point to bathe in the Ganga during the 12 year Kumbh and the 6 year
Sapt Rishi Ashram and Sapt Sarovar :
According to legend the seven sages- Kashyap, Vashit, Atri,
Vishwamitra, Jaindayani, Bhardwaj and Gautam-were deep in meditation
here. The Ganga, not wanting to disturb them and facilitating each
her easy approach prefer rather split herself into seven channels
around each Rishi.
Chandi Devi Temple :
The temple of Chandi Devi at the top of Neel Parvat on the other
bank of river Ganga was constructed in1929 A.D. by the King of
Kashmir-Suchat Singh. It is 3 kms. trek from Chandighat. It is
believed that the
main statue was established by the Adi
Shankaracharya in 8th century Ad. It is situated at a distance of 6
kms. on Neel Parvat on the other bank of the main Ganga river.
Mansa Devi Temple :
The temple of Goddess Mansa Devi is situated at the top
Parwat. The roapway with its brightly coloured cable cars take
devotees to the old hilltop of Mansa Devi.
Maya Devi Temple :
This is an ancient temple of Maya Devi the Adhisthatri deity of
Hardwar, known as one of the Siddhapethas. Said to be the places
where the hearts and navel of Goddess Sati had fallen.
Daksha Mahadev Temple :
ancient temple of Daksha Mahadev is situated in the south Kankhal town. The mythological story about this place is that kind
Daksha Prajapati, father of Sati (Lord Shiva's first wife) performed
yagya at this place. Daksha Prajapati did not invite Lord Shiva and
Sati felt insulted. Therefore she burned herself in the yagya kund.
This incident provoked the disciples and followers of Mahadev who
killed King Daksha, but later on Lord Mahadev brought him back to
life. Daksha Mahadev temple is thus a tribute to this legend.
Other Temples :
Bilkeshwar Mahadev; PawanDham; Bhooma Niketan; Vaishnav Devi Temple;
Bharat Mata Mandir; Doodhadhari Temple; Shahi Gurudwara; Jairam
Rishikesh : (25 Km)
Rishikesh, the 'place of sages' is a celebrated spiritual town on
the bank of Ganga and is surrounded by shivalik range of the
Himalayas on three sides. It is said that when Raibhya Rishi did
hard penances, God appeared by the name of " Hrishikesh " and this
area hencefirth came to be known as Rishikesh.
Rishikesh is an ideal destination not only for pilgrims but also for
those who want to delve deeper into meditation, Yoga and other
aspects of Hinduism. The spiritual haven of the various ashrams is
on the eastern side of the Ganga, at Swargashram (on the other bank
is the noisy business centre). The ashrams provide lectures and
courses to suit everyone's need and quench their thirst for
knowledge for fooding and lodging at a reasonable cost.
Dehradun : (55 Km)
Dehradun the Capital of Uttaranchal Pradesh is one of the most
beautiful resort in the submountain tracts of India, known for its
salubrious climate and scenic surroundings. Doon, aside often
called, has been a favorite setting ground of the elit for nearly
two centuries through its history steches back to many millennia.
The name Dehradun appears to be a collection of two word "dera"
acmping ground, the Drnocharaya the common Guru of the Pandavas and
Kaurava of the Mahabharat and the illustrious son of goddess Ganga,
set up an ashram here, near the village of Dwara to perform his
devotions at a lonely spot. The place came to be know as Dron
Ashram, which eventually became Dun.
Earliest tangible evidence of the history of Dehradun is glimpsed
from a rock in scrimption of Emperor Ashok, 3rd century, BC, that
was discovered in 1860 AD by a Britisher, Mr. Forrest, near Kalsi.
The region then formed part of the Emperor's domain, After
disappearing from history, perhaps, because it was deserted, it
re-emerges in the territory of the Katyuri dynasty of Garhwal. In
late 18th century it was conquered by the Gorkhas of Ran Bahadur of
Nepal, who were replayed by the British in 1815 AD. Under the
British, Dehradun became an elite town with many a fine institution
like Forest Research Institute, Doon and Welham Schools, Many more,
like the ONGC and Wdia Institute of Himalayan Studies, were added in
time. Dehradun has now became an important tourist destination, too
for its surroundings offer to interest a visitor.
Mussoorie : (90 Km)
Mussoorie is a fascinating Hill Resort commanding a wonderful view
of the extensive Himalayan range and at night the gilliering views
of Doon Valley. It is pleasant in summer (April to June) and
clouding in (July to Aug.) and cool and serene in autumn (Sept. to
Nov.) and winter months of Dec. to Feb. is severely bitty cold a
time of snow fall, Mussoorie is called "Queen Of Hills" today it is
one of the most popular summer destination in the northen hills.
Ever since 1823 AD., when Capt. Young of the British Army, over
whelmed by the natural beauty of the wooden ridge, laid the nucleus,
Mussoorie has developed into one of the most popular summer
destinations in the northern hills. That nucleus was the Mullingar,
the house that Capt. Young built and owed with the advantages of
proximity to plans, 4 km on the Ghat road from Dehradun, and
abundant scenic beauty, more and more people began to built their
summer retreats here. Means of entertainment and diversion followed.
Mussoorie has a wide choice of good accommodation from 3 star to
economy class and the best restaurants offer the most delicious
dishes to the visitor from all over India and abroad.
Kanva Rishi Ashram : (42 Km)
The ashram is situated on the banks of the Malini river along the
forest road to Kotdwar.
Piran Kaliyar : (23 Km)
The Dargah of Hazrat Makhdum Alluddin Ali Ahmed "Sabir", lies on the
outskirts of Roorkee. It is revered by Muslims and Hindus alike.