Brief about the Destination: Haridwar  is one of the holiest places for Hindus in India. It is a city of great religious significance. The mighty Ganga hurries down from the hills. The Ganga is worshipped as the “holy mother”  and believed to be cleanser of all sins. Every person visiting  Haridwar also takes holy dip in Ganga. Yatris, who proceed on Char Dham Yatra,  also, first of all take holy dip at Har Ki Pauri, Haridwar and thereafter proceed for  journey to Himalaya Ke Char Dham i.e. Yamnotri-Gangotri-Kedarnath-Badrinath.

Rishikesh is another holy city,  just around 25 K.Ms from Haridwar and  is known  for studying Yoga and meditation. It is also  a Gateway to the Himalaya Ke Char Dham.

Places to  visit: Haridwar: Daksh Parjapati Temple, Har Ki Pauri, Ganga Temple, Mansa Devi Temple, Chandi Temple.

Rishikesh: Laxman Jhoola, Triveni Ghat, Ram Jhoola, Bharat Mandir

Location:     Haridwar  is located  within the  municipality  Limits of  Haridwar, in the  Haridwar District of Uttarakhand, India. Rishikesh is located   in Dehradun District of the Indian State Uttarakhand.

Route: Chandigarh-Ambala Cantt-Jagadhari-Saharanpur-Roorki-Haridwar-Rishikesh.

Distance from Chandigarh: Haridwar: 250 K.Ms

Rishikesh: 275 K.Ms

Accommodation: Hotels and Dharamshalas are available.




General Information:

  • Altitude above see level:


Haridwar: 294.7  Meters

Rishikesh: 356 Meters


  • Temperature (Average)-Degree Celcius

Season          Haridwar               Rishikesh

                        Max.    Min.               Max.  Min.


Summer          41       16                   43         16



 Winter             16         6                   25         10


  • Best season to visit: Though Haridwar and Rishikwsh can be visited throughout the year. However, the best season is from October  to March.


  • Clothing: Summer: Cotton cloth Winter: Woolen cloth


  • Language: Hindi, Garhwali and English.


  • Items to carry: Required medicines, Big towels to change clothes.


  • Any other information: Avoid intoxicants. Do not pollute Ganga.