Hotel "Park Grand"
Delhi-Haridwar Bypass Road,
NH-58, Kankhal, Haridwar-249408, Uttarakhand, INDIA.

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IN & AROUND
Local Area and Places of Attraction

Located in the serene Uttarakhand, our landmark hotel "PARK GRAND" is just two minutes away from the "Har-Ki Pauri". Haridwar has a lot to offer. Discover a broad range of natural sites like "Shivpuri" for white water rafting to Jungle Safari in Rajaji National Park, some of the best temples, and excellent old styled shopping areas.

Haridwar also known as 'the Gateway to the Gods' opens to other four important pilgrimages of Uttrakhand namely, Rishikesh, Badrinath, Kedarnath and Yamunotri. Referred to as Mayapuri, Gangadwar, Kapila and Mokshadwar in the ancient scriptures and epics, Haridwar is one the first towns where river Ganga emerges from the mountains entering the planes and has always remained a major pilgrimage for the Hindus.

Haridwar is considered one of the holiest cities in India. It is believed that three Gods; Brahma, Vishnu and Mahesh have left their footprints and sanctified the city. The city is among the four places where "Kumbh Mela" is organised every twelve years and "Ardh Kumbh" every six years. Devotees from all walks of life and all corners of the world pour into the city to become a part of the largest congregation. Ash-smeared Sadhus with flowing beards and knotted manes who had descended from their quiet retreats in the neighbouring hills and mountains roam around the city on foot, cycles and motorbikes, participating in a festival that is considered to be the holiest in the land.

In Haridwar, there is assuredly, a lot to see and do. Our hotel concierge will be pleased to assist you in making the most of your time here by suggesting the best places to visit and the best ways in which to travel, should you choose to explore the city. Meanwhile, here's a listing of some prominent tourist spots in and around the city
Local Attractions

Har Ki Pauri (3km):
It is a famous ghaat (river bank) on the river Ganges in Haridwar in Uttarakhand state in India. This revered place is the major landmark of the holy city of Haridwar. Literally, "Har" means "Lord Shiva", "Ki" means "of" and "Pauri" means "step". Lord Shiva and Lord Vishnu are believed to have visited the Brahmakund in "Har-ki-Paudi" in the vedic times. There is a large footprint said to belong to Lord Vishnu on a stone wall.

It is believed that it is precise spot where the Ganges leaves the mountains and enters the plains. The ghat is on the west bank of Ganges canal through which the Ganges is diverted just to the north. Har-ki-pauri is also the area where thousands of pilgrims converge and the festivities commence during the Kumbha Mela, which takes place every twelve years, and the Ardh Kumbh Mela, which takes place every six years.

It is also said that King Vikramaditya is said to have built it in 1st century BC in the memory of his brother, Bhatrihari who had come to meditate here on the bank of the Ganges. An area within Har ki Pauri, where the evening Ganga Aarti takes places and which is considered most sacred is known as Brahamakund. It is considered to be the spot where the drops of Amrit fell over from the sky, while being carried in a pitcher by the celestial bird, Garuda after the Samudra Manthan.

Every day, Har Ki Pauri ghat witnesses people taking a dip in water of the Ganges. The place is considered very auspicious. Over the years the ghats have undergone major extension and renovation as the crowds increased in subsequent Kumbh Melas. Several temples have come up on the steps, most built in late 19th century.

Each evening at sunset priests perform "Ganga Aarti" at "Har-Ki-Pauri", when lights are set on the water to drift downstream. This is the most amazing and soul touching spectacle. A large number of people gather on both the banks of river Ganges to sing its praises. The priest hold large fire bowls / diyas in their hands, the gongs in the temples at the Ghaat start ringing and the chants flowing out of lips fill the air. People float earthen diyas, with burning flickers and flowers in them as a symbol of hope and wishes .The golden hues of floral diyas reflected in the river Ganges present the most enchanting sight.
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Chandi Devi Temple (5km):

The Temple is located at a distance of 4 kilometres (2.5 mi) from Har ki Pauri. To reach the temple one has to either follow the three kilometre trekking route from Chandighat and reach the shrine by climbing a number of steps or climb the recently introduced rope-way (cable car) service. There is a dense forest on the other side of the hill and the ropeway offers scenic views of the Ganges River and Haridwar.

The temple is run by the Mahant (Priest) who is the presiding priest of the temple. On a normal day, the temple is open during the day till evening. The morning aarti at the temple begins at 5.30 am. Leather accessories, non vegetarian food and alcoholic drinks are strictly prohibited in the temple premises.
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Mansa Devi Temple (5km):

Mansa Devi is one of the most popular and most visited temples of Haridwar, Uttarakhand. The temple is dedicated to Mansa Devi, a form of Shakti (Power). Located at the top of Bilwa Parvat (Hill).

Mansa Devi Temple can be reached by taking local buses, rickshaws or by hiring from Haridwar. In order to reach the hill-top, one can either go for trekking or for cable-car.

Mansa Devi Temple is an ancient temple that attracts people from both far and near due to its significance. It is believed that the Goddess full-fills all the wishes of a sincere devotee. Actually, the term 'Mansa' is the altered form of word 'Mansha', which means 'wish'. On the top of the hill, there are many shops where coconuts, fruits, marigold garlands and incense sticks are available.
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Pawan Dham Temple:

The Pawan Dham temple in Haridwar, Uttaranchal, India is located at a distance of 2km from the town and is known for the glasswork that is done on the temple walls. The Pawan Dham Temple is known for the elaborately decorated idols and is a must visit during your temple tours to Haridwar in Uttaranchal in India.

Parmeshwar Mahadev Temple :
The Parmeshwar Mahadev Temple is located at a distance of 4 kilometers from the main Haridwar city in Uttaranchal, India. This temple has a huge stone lingam that has been made of mercury.

Maya Devi Temple:
This is an ancient temple of Maya Devi the Adhisthatri deity of Haridwar, known as one of the Siddhpeethas. Said to be the place where the heart and navel of goddess Sati had fallen.

Daksha Mahadev Temple :
The ancient temple of Daksha Mahadev is situated in the south Kankhal town .The mythological story about this place is that King Daksha Prajapati, father of Sati (Lord Shiva 's first wife ) performed ygya at this place. Daksha Prajapati did not invite Lord Shiva and Sati felt insulted . Therefore she burnt 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 .

Lal Mata Temple:
The Lal Mata Temple is an important tourist attraction in Haridwar, India and is quite like the temple at Vaishno Devi in Kashmir, India. The Lal Mata Temple is situated atop an artificial hill and has a frozen Shiva lingam.

Piran Kaliar (35km):
The tomb Piran Kaliar of Shabir Shahib in Roorkee is a living example of religious harmony in India which is visited by the people of all religious sects from all over the world. 'URS' festival is organized every year on the holy dargah in summer.

Other Places of Interest :
Haridwar has several other beautifully made Ashrams/temples of significance such as ShantiKunj, Jairam Ashram, Bhuma Niketan, Bharat Mata Mandir, Vaishnav Devi Temple, Radha Krishan temple, Shravan Nath Math, Pawan Dham, Doodhadari temple, Bilkeshwar Mahadev temple, Shahi Gurudwara, Parmarth Ashram, Prem Nagar Ashram, Ma Anand Mai Ashram etc. All of these places are worth seeing.

Gurukul Kangri University:
It is situated on the Haridwar-Jwalapur bypass road . It is an old institution known for following a unique system of education in India. The Ved Mandir Museum with archaeological exhibits in display can also be seen.
Rajaji National Park (7 km):

Rajaji National Park is situated in the state of Uttarakhand. The picturesque beauty and rich biodiversity of the park serve as its major attractions for both nature lovers as well as wildlife enthusiasts. In the year 1983, Rajaji Wildlife Sanctuary of Uttarakhand was merged with Motichur and Chilla wildlife sanctuaries and made into Rajaji National Park. The park has been named after Late Sri C. Rajgopalachari (also known as Rajaji), a famous freedom fighter and first governor general of India . Rajaji National Park of India spreads over an area of 820.42 sq km and is open to visitors only from Mid-November to Mid-June every year.
Rajaji National Park is situated along the hills and foothills of Shivalik ranges in the Himalayan foothills and represent the Shivalik eco-system. Combining three sanctuaries, namely Chilla, Motichur and Rajaji - Rajaji National Park is spread over the Pauri Garwal, Dehradun and Saharanpur districts of Uttaranchal. The Motichur and Rajaji sanctuaries are contiguous, and are separated from the Chilla Sanctuary to the south-east by the Ganges River and the Chilla River.
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Rishikesh (30km) :

It is associated with Lord Rama. According to legend, Lord Rama came on the advice of sage Vasishtha to do penance for killing Ravana, the king of Lanka. There are scores of ancient temples and ashrams affording spiritual solace to pilgrims, the important among them being temple of Bharata Pushkar temple, Shatrughan temple, Lahkhsmana temple, Geeta Bhawan and the Punjab Kshetra. Rishikesh, also known as the "place of sagas" is a spiritual town situated 24 kms upstream from Haridwar, at the confluence of the Chandrabhaga and Ganga. It is believed that God by the name of "Rishikesh" had appeared as an answer to the hard penances by Rabhiya Rishi and henceforth the place derived its name.
Rishikesh is the starting point for the Char Dham pilgrimage and an ideal destination not only for pilgrims but also for the people who are interested in meditation, yoga and other aspects of Hinduism. For the adventure seekers, Rishikesh is the suggested place for starting their trekking expeditions to the Himalayan peaks and for White Water Rafting. Also, International Yoga week which attracts participation from across the world, is held here, every year, in February on the banks of the Ganga. Laxman Jhula and Ram Jhula - Historical hanging bridge over the Ganges River are worth visiting.
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INDUSTRIAL HUB /CORPORATE OFFICES

Besides its religious importance, the city of Haridwar has progressed to a temple of modern civilization. The city has become home to many enterprises like Bharat Heavy Electricals Ltd (BHEL), Hindustan Unilever Limited, Dabur, Mahindra & Mahindra, ITC and Havells and many other corporate including pharmaceutical. A massive industrial area, spread over 2000 acres, developed by State Industrial Development Corporation Uttaranchal Limited (SIDCUL).
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