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Haridwar

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Propitiously located at the point where the Ganges River emerges from the Himalaya, Haridwar (also called Hardwar) is Uttarakhand’s holiest Hindu city, and pilgrims arrive here in droves to bathe in the fast-flowing Ganges. The sheer number of people gathering around Har-ki-Pairi Ghat give Haridwar a chaotic but reverent feel. Within the religious hierarchy of India, Haridwar is much more significant than Rishikesh, an hour further north, and every evening the river comes alive with flickering flames as floating offerings are released on to the Ganges. It's especially busy during the yatra (pilgrimage) season from May to October, in particular during July, when hundreds of thousands of Shiva devotees, known as Kanwarias, descend upon the city.

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A fascinating and somewhat off-the-beaten track town on the Ganges, Haridwar is easily accessible by rail from Delhi and, like Rishikesh, is one of India's seven Hindu holy cities.

Parul Balikere
India Travel Specialist

Best Time to Visit Haridwar

Best time to visit Haridwar is during October to March. The arrival of October marks the beginning of the winter season, which ends in March. The weather is pleasant during this time, with temperatures that vary from 6°C to 24°C. Owing to the cold weather, warm clothes and woolens are a must. The festivals that are celebrated in Haridwar make the entire city light up, with people enjoying with much gusto. Ram Navami and Buddha Purnima are the main festivals, but the most awaited festival is the Kumbh Mela, which occurs every 12 years in winter.
Max Temperature(ºC)
Jan
20
Feb
23
Mar
28
Apr
35
May
39
Jun
38
Jul
33
Aug
32
Sep
32
Oct
30
Nov
26
Dec
22
Rainfall (mm)
Jan
47
Feb
29
Mar
29
Apr
6
May
15
Jun
79
Jul
404
Aug
411
Sep
180
Oct
63
Nov
8
Dec
14
Month
Daily Max Temperature
Monthly Rainfall

JAN
20ºC
47mm

FEB
23ºC
29mm

MAR
28ºC
29mm

APR
35ºC
6mm

MAY
39ºC
15mm

JUN
38ºC
79mm

JUL
33ºC
404mm

AUG
32ºC
411mm

SEP
32ºC
180mm

OCT
30ºC
63mm

NOV
26ºC
8mm

DEC
22ºC
14mm

Suggested Itineraries

Our itineraries will give you suggestions for what is possible when you travel to Haridwar, and they showcase routes we know work particularly well. Treat them as inspiration, because your trip will be created uniquely by one of our specialists. Alternatively, if you would like to include a visit to Haridwar on a bespoke touring itinerary to India, do not hesitate to contact us.