Monday, 14 May 2012

Heritage Hotels Haridwar Spell Happiness

Haridwar, in Uttarakhand, one of the seven most sacred Hindu cities, is visited by over two million devout Hindus annually!

Heritage Hotels Haridwar have achieved a synthesis of architectural splendor with modern amenities and interior opulence reminiscent of erstwhile royal times, providing multicuisine dining with purely vegetarian delights to encompass varying gourmand sensitivities!   In rooms decorated with antique arabesque, regal beds made of stone and matching upholstery, modern amenities including air conditioning, running hot and cold water, televisions, telephones etc have been installed; facilities for Yoga and Ayurveda exist on hotel premises, generously offering a complete holistic experience with royal elan!

Religious tourism has melded seamlessly with commercial travel to considerably swell the coffers and some of the noteworthy visiting places in Haridwar are the temple of Chandi Devi atop Neel Parvat or Blue Mountain on the banks of the Ganga, dedicated to the powerful goddess Chandi and a few kilometers from Haridwar,  Har ki Pauri Ghat – constructed by King Vikramaditya, where priests perform the pre-sunset Aarti and float lit candles down the river in an enchantingly beautiful ceremony!  Situated on the southernmost hill of the Shivalik ranges, on Bilwa Parvat, is the Durga temple called Mansa Devi, accessible by foot or cable car and provides one with a panoramic view of Haridwar city with the Ganges flowing in its middle.  Sapt Rishi Ashram & Sapt Sarovar, where the
Ganges is believed to have divided itself into seven small streams to not to disturb the Sapt (seven) Rishis meditating and worshipping, deserves your attention too!

Explore in fascinated wonder the 240 sq kms scenic biodiversity Rajaji National Park nearby, which houses the Chila Wildlife Sanctuary and boasts an astonishing 315 fauna species!    Or travel 2 hours to salubrious Mussoorie with its spectacular Kempty Falls and Thousand Falls for some stunning sights!


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