Haridwar - The Gateway to Gods
Haridwar is one of the major pilgrim destination in India. The city is a part of the Hindu mythological legends, widely believed as a blessed site by the holy trinity of Brahma, Vishnu, and Mahesh. Years have only helped contribute to the mystique and allure of this city located in the Himalayan foothills of Uttarakhand.
The Maha Kumbh Mela, a festival which brings millions of devotees to the banks of Ganges, is held every 12 years in Haridwar. A similar festival, the Ardh Kumbh, is held every 6 years. The two festivals are world famous and bring vast numbers of tourists and spirituality seekers from around the globe to India.
Haridwar literally translates to 'the gateway to the Gods', and the Hindu faith considers taking a dip in the Ganges here, akin to cleansing away one's sin and sorrows. The city is one of the oldest continuously inhabited cities in the world and repeatedly finds mention in scriptures and texts from earlier eras. The city is surrounded by picturesque hills and valleys, making it a popular destination for nature and adventure tourism as well.
Leisure Hotels have taken the initiative to provide luxury accommodations for travelers looking for a heritage experience of Haridwar, through the Haveli Hari Ganga Hotel and the Ganga Lahari Hotel, both of which are located in prime locations by the ghats of Ganges.