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iXiGOers Dec 09 2012

Which are the popular tourist destinations around Haridwar?

Ravinder Malik DEC 10 2012
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We know Haridwar is a great hill station, but what makes it even better are the places around it, don't you think? Oh, I forgot, you don't know about them yet. Well, let me tell you that all of these places are not very far and are waiting for you to explore them. So, if you are excited, just read on to know what these places have for you.

  • Rishikesh

    Located in the foothills of the majestic Himalayas, Rishikesh is settled in the picturesque state of Uttarakhand. Just 18 km from Haridwar, Rishikesh is perfect for a weekend trip where you can indulge yourself in a variety of adventure sports like rafting, hiking, bungee jumping etc. Besides, Raja Ji National Park is just 16 km away which attracts the wildlife lovers too. The famous Laxman Jhula and the gigantic statue of Shiva meditating in the Ganges attract millions of devotees every year. The place emerged as the World capital of Yoga when the Beatles paid a visit to the ashram of Maharishi Mahesh Yogi.

  • Dehradun

    Blessed with astounding natural beauty, Doon Valley is one of the oldest cities in India. Known for its culture, temples, educational centers and scenic views, Dehradun is a crowd puller. The growing capital city of Uttarakhand, is a symbol for adventure, serenity, beauty and culture. It is situated between the two most important rivers in India, the Yamuna and the Ganges. This bustling town is home to the Indian Military Academy and the Forest Research Institute. In close proximity to the spellbinding hill station, Mussoorie, which is a popular summer retreat. With a fascinating history related to the Mahabharata, Dehradun has found a special mention in Hindu mythology and epics. Commercial yet raw, the city station has retained its natural essence and refreshing beauty. The beautiful town is located around 56 km away from Haridwar.

  • Mussoorie

    Known as the Queen of the Hills, Mussoorie is one of the most famous hill stations in India. Located 2000 meters above sea level this picturesque hill station offers enchanting view of capacious green grasslands and snow clad peaks of Himalayas. A sublime valley adorned with flowers of different colours, cascading waterfalls and streams is just a feast to eyes.
    From plush flora and fauna to rich cultural heritage, this hill station located around 86 km away from Haridwar has everything to attract any traveler. The number of places to visit in Mussoorie are more than anyone can wish for. Destinations like Kempty Falls, Lake Mist, Mussoorie Lake and Jwalaji Temple are just the tip of the iceberg. The scenery and environment in and around Mussoorie attracts millions of travelers from across the globe each year.

All of these places are truly unique and leave a lasting impression on the mind. Great for both honeymoons and family vacations, visit to these places will always remind you of good times.

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