Haridwar was created when a drop of nectar spilled over from the pitcher which was being carried by the celestial bird Garuda after the mythical Samudra Manthan (the churning of the ocean). Known as the ‘Gateway to the Gods’, Haridwar boasts of a rich cultural heritage. Touted as one of the oldest cities in the world, it is the first town from where the pious Ganges emanates from the mountains to reach the plains. With a host of historic sites that take you back in time and heritage buildings that are a true testament of its divinity.
The revered city of Haridwar abounds with stories, that are inspired by the Ganges and the timeless land. The holy town evokes an era with its setting by the ghats, its distinctive temples & ashrams and sacred rituals. This centre of spirituality & mysticism draws millions of faithful from all around the world and is mentioned venerably in ancient texts and scriptures. Pilgrims, devotees and tourists make this spiritual sojourn as an experience of many lifetimes.