Haridwar is known as the door to lord Vishnu heaven and as we move upward there is a feeling of heavenly in the surrounding air! If you want to get rejuvenated, go to Haridwar and Rishikesh. 
Hello People!
Yes, I know I am really late in sharing the stories from my trip to Haridwar & Rishikesh in Holi. But never mind, I am here with my stories.

Haridwar & Rishikesh Diaries – Part 1 – Perfect Places For Rejuvenation In India

Above image is of ME (of-course) standing at the private ghat of my Hotel Bhaj Govindam. 

Well, as this part 1 of Haridwar & Rishikesh Diaries, I will be sharing the best places to visit in Haridwar and Rishikesh.
So, here we go!!
Devotees flock from all across the globe to visit the Neelkanth Mahadev in Haridwar all throughout the year. Haridwar is located on the summit of the ranges of mountain across the sacred river Ganga. 
Haridwar & Rishikesh Diaries – Part 1 – Perfect Places For Rejuvenation In India
Above image is of the small shop in Rishikesh which sells vintage coins. By the way, I did not buy anything from here because I own almost all coins which are there in this shop. Will share my coin collection someday! 
Haridwar is rich in preserving religious and cultural heritage of our country. Sited in the foothills of the Himalayas, Haridwar is a tourist most favorite spot to visit anytime during the year, as the weather is very pleasnt and soothing. Entering Haridwar you will find a massive statue of Lord Shiva. Your breath will be taken away with the splendid temples located at the peak of the mountains, the mansadevi temple, the chandidevi temple. You can enjoy the ropeway ride here. 
Haridwar & Rishikesh Diaries – Part 1 – Perfect Places For Rejuvenation In India
 Above image, I clicked while enjoying the ropeway ride to Chandi Devi temple.

The clear blue sky above, with green trees and superb landscape along with the dusky air blowing so fresh and so exciting inside the ropeway is a must to experience and entertain. The whole city with the Ganga flowing looks really awesome. Just carry on click as many pictures as you can inside the ropeway.
Harki-ki-Pauri is present in the heart of Haridwar and you can see and hear the cluttering sound of the water of Ganga flowing just in front of you. So, lovely, and so unique to watch. Prayers, flowers along with lightened diya’s are offered in the name of persons who had and floated in the leaves of banyan made vessels. At night the sight of all the lightened candles, diyas and agarbattis will make you still for long.
Haridwar & Rishikesh Diaries – Part 1 – Perfect Places For Rejuvenation In India
Above image is of Hari-Ki-Pauri during the Divine Ganga Maiyya Aarti in the evening. Read more about it HERE.
The wildlife sanctuary, the daksh mahadev temple are som other tourist attractions.
The Kanva Rishi Ashram, Sapt Rishi Ashram, Shantikunj, Bharat Mandir are some famous spots which depicts the facts of history and mythology of saints and rishis. Trivenighat, where the pilgrimage takes their holy dip and offers arati in the evening.
Haridwar & Rishikesh Diaries – Part 1 – Perfect Places For Rejuvenation In India
Above image is of a Handicraft emporium in Rishikesh. I bought few necklaces from here. 
Rishikund, Lakshman Jhula, Ram Jhula are very renowned places to visit where the hanging bridge over the river Ganga is another superb establishment. There are numerous temples around the Jhula. Boating is another entertainment you can perform here for some time.
Haridwar & Rishikesh Diaries – Part 1 – Perfect Places For Rejuvenation In India
 I clicked this image of Lakshman Jhula from the motorboat while boating on the river Ganges.
All of these places are amongst the best places to visit in Haridwar and Rishikesh, which you must include in your must-visit list. You can stay at Hotel Bhaj Govindam. It is  heritage property which is over 100 years old and has a private Ghat. Read more about the hotel HERE.
 And yes, you must not miss having a lunch or dinner at Chotiwala in Rishikesh. You must eat there at least once. Read full story about Chotiwala and why I recommend it so much HERE.
Haridwar & Rishikesh Diaries – Part 1 – Perfect Places For Rejuvenation In India
So, that’s wrap! Stay tuned for more stories from my trips and journeys. 

Ciao! 

P.S: I have clicked all of these photos using my cellphone camera, because this trip was suddenly planned and I couldn’t get time to pick up my camera from the Nokia service center.

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