The Haridwar city with the divine name, lives by its reputation, as the city has many temples and many Ganga ghats, with Har Ki Pauri being the most famous one. Among the popular temples in Haridwar, Chandi Devi temple and Mansa Devi temple are the most popular ones, located on hill top, with the facility to reach using roapway.
Lots of tourists visit Haridwar as the station to continue their onward journey to chardham yatra and to the hills of Uttarakhand for tourism or trekking.
Haridwar is located next to Rajaji National Park, which is famous for the flora and founa and wild life. Many tourists visit Rajaji National Park, whose entry point is 24km from Haridwar.
Haridwar also has the reputation of being a popular place to perform the last rights after the death of a person, especially among Hindus. Haridwar has some Ganga ghats, especially for the last rights purpose.
Every evening Haridwar becomes lively, with oil lamps burnt all around the city at major Ganga ghats of Haridwar. The little lamps along with flowers and incense sticks are used for Ganga Aarti which is performed at the sunset time. The most famous Ganga Aarti, which is not worth the miss is at Har Ki Pauri.
Every year in the month of July, lots of Shiva devotees visit the city of Haridwar to collect Ganga Jal, to offer it to shivlinga. The devotees travel on foot miles and miles to do so. The major roads to Haridwar are blocked to aid the movement of Shiva devotees, commonly known as Kanwariyas.