Monday, 30 April 2012

Hotels in Haridwar Sought after by Pilgrims

Haridwar is one of India’s most famous s well as most important pilgrimage city. It is located in the state of Uttarakhand. The city of Haridwar is considered to be holy by the Hindus as it is at this place that the holy river Ganges makes its entry into the plains of north India after travelling for over 250 kilometre from its source of origin, the edge of the Gangotri Glacier.

According to the Hindus, it is one of the seven holiest places. Har ki Pauri that translates to the footsteps of the Lord is considered to be the most sacred ghats of Haridwar.

Millions of devotees visit the city everyday throughout the year. Haridwar tourist places are thus, bustling with people irrespective of whatever season it may be. Pilgrims usually prefer to stay near Har ki Pauri and hence luxury hotels in Haridwar are usually most sought after by people.

The fact that the famous Kumbha Mela is celebrated every 12 years in Haridwar is another thing that attracts a large number of people, particularly Hindus. Hundreds of thousands of people perform the ritualistic bathing on the banks of the river Ganges to wash away their sins to attain salvage. During the Kumbh Mela hotels in Haridwar near Har ki Paudi are most crowded and so are the other Haridwar tourist places. Hence, bookings must always be made in advance for a peaceful visit.


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