Visit the Bhimgoda Tank which according to legend was formed when Bhim, one of the Pandava brothers, protagonists of the epic Mahabharata, with one blow of his horse's hoof, drew water from the rocks at this spot.
Take a bath in the holy Ganges. According to Hindu mythology, doing this removes all your sins and you will be able to achieve salvation. On an average, one billion people take a dip in the river every year and the number increases to 10 billion during the Kumbh Mela.
Attend the Ganges ceremony that Haridwar is famous for worldwide. The river is worshipped because it provides life in the form of water to millions of people. During festivals, the ceremony is attended by more than thousand people in a day. Photographers from all over the world come to capture the grand ceremony as well.
Seek peace amidst lush green forests and the holy Ganges. Haridwar provides a number of spectacular locations which are perfect for meditation. You can find a number of meditation centres in Haridwar with well-qualified instructors.
Being a sacred town, Haridwar is a spectacular place to buy items related to spirituality. There are several shops that sell holy stones, rudraksha, books and idols. Apart from that one can also buy beautiful Kurtas and Jhumkas from the local market.
Take a dip at one of the sacred and most visited Ghats in Haridwar. Vishnu Ghat is named after the Hindu deity Lord Vishnu. It is considered a sacred place as Lord Vishnu took bath at this spot and the water is said to relive all sins. Haridwar is often called the gateway to the Hindu pilgrimage sites of the 'Char Dhams' and attracts a huge number of tourists due to its amazing mountains, rivers and ancient temples.
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