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Haridwar

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Things to do: historic sites, sightseeing, wildlife areas

Gateway to Gods

An ancient city on the banks of the Ganges, Haridwar has been an important Hindu pilgrimage center since time immemorial. Hosting religious festivities year-round, Haridwar tourism thrives with huge numbers of devotees. On a tour of Haridwar you can visit a temple with a sweeping view of the city, and take a footbridge to a famous ghat to observe the city from water. A large number of shops and bazaars across the city sell items of devotion and inexpensive ornaments, while a nearby bird sanctuary and a green dam area provide nice picnicking spots. The city has a yoga institute and a number of Hindu-based religious institutions. Plan how to spend your time in Haridwar and other destinations in India using our India trip itinerary builder.
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An important pilgrimage site, Nashik can accommodate large numbers of visitors from all walks of life, with a variety of lodgings from the upper end to small budget guesthouses. Most luxurious hotels follow the Nashik Freeway through the Uttan Nagar and Wasan Nagar areas, while mid-range options focus along Route 848 converging on the south bank of the Godavari River. Budget accommodations, called dharamshalas, can be found across the city. Some of the best mid-range hotels lie on the Agra-Pune highway and in Ambad.
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