The divine land of Haridwar is one of the sacred cities of people of Hindu religion. Being one of the important pilgrimage centers, hundreds of devotees flock to the city all the year round to wash away their sins by visiting the temples and taking a dip the holy waters of River Ganges which flows through the heart of the city.
For the tourists, the sight of the Ganga arti in the dim light of dusk with flickering mud lamps being flown into the rivers amidst the cacophony of sacred chants offers a unique experience. Just a few kilometers from Haridwar is situated the Yoga capital of India- Rishikesh.
The city is home to numerous yoga centers and ashrams seeking attention of many tourists to attain spiritual and physical well being. Rishikesh also acts as magnet to many adrenaline junkies offering variety of adventure sports like bungee jumping and river rafting.