A famous ancient city in the himalayan range, Haridwar is situated in the state of Uttarakhand, and is one among the seven holiest places in the Hindu religion. The city is on the banks of the Ganges, and also marks the point at which the river finally enters the indo-gangetic area of north India.
Haridwar is the largest city in the district, and has grown beyond its religious significance. The city today houses, many industrial complexes including the State Industrial Development of Uttarakhand estate.
Its main attractions however, remain its temples, and religious spots, most important Har Ki Pauri, Chandi Devi Temple, Mansa Devi Temple, Kankdal, and the scores of other temples that dot the city. Haridwar is best seen at evening, when the city is lit up with lamps, or by the cable car which provides excellent views of the region.