Top things to do in Haridwar

Top Choice Ghat in Haridwar

Har-ki-Pairi Ghat

Har-ki-Pairi (The Footstep of God) is where Vishnu is said to have dropped some divine nectar and left behind a footprint. Every evening, hundreds of worshippers gather for the ganga aarti (river worship ceremony). …
Top Choice Lassi in Haridwar

Prakash Lok

Don’t miss a creamy lassi at this Haridwar institution, famed for its ice-cold, best-you’ll-ever-have lassis served in tin cups (₹50). Just about anyone in the Bara Bazaar can point you to it.
Religious in Haridwar

Kumbh Mela

The largest religious gathering on earth, drawing millions of worshippers, the Kumbh Mela is an auspicious time to wash away sins in a sacred river. It's celebrated in Haridwar every 12 years, and is next scheduled …
South Indian in Haridwar

Dosa Plaza

While it's a chain that's gone global, Dosa Plaza offers a more contemporary choice than the gritty dhaba options close to the train station. There are 104 different types of dosa (including 20 trademarked varieties…
Indian in Haridwar

Hoshiyar Puri

Established in 1937, this place still has a loyal (and well-deserved) local following. The dhal makhani (black lentils and red kidney beans with cream and butter), lacha paratha (layered fried bread), aloo gobi (pot…
Indian in Haridwar

Haveli Hari Ganga Restaurant

The restaurant at this lovely heritage hotel is the classiest in Haridwar. Come for the thali lunch or buffet dinner.
Hindu Temple in Haridwar

Chandi Devi Temple

Chandi Devi Temple was built by Raja Suchet Singh of Kashmir in 1929, and sits on a hilltop just southeast of Haridwar.Many visitors and pilgrims combine this with a cable car to the crowded hilltop temple of Mansa …
Hindu Temple in Haridwar

Mansa Devi Temple

Take the cable car to this crowded hilltop temple dedicated to a wish-fulfilling goddess. You can walk up (a steep 1.5km), but beware of monkeys. Photography is forbidden in the temple.
Multicuisine in Haridwar

Big Ben Restaurant

Watch the passing parade through the big windows and enjoy some of Haridwar’s best food in this restaurant of mirrors, Hindi pop and polite bowtie-uniformed staff. It’s a solid choice for breakfast, with good coffee…
Landmark in Haridwar

Shiva Statue

This monumental Shiva statue is a Haridwar landmark that stands majestically on an island viewed from Har-ki-Pairi Ghat.