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Hardwar (Haridwar) stands as the gateway to the four pilgrimages of Uttarakhand. Geographically and geological, Haridwar, lying at the feet of Shiva's hills, i.e., Shivaliks, in the Haridwar district of Uttaranchal Pradesh, is a doorway. Suryavanshi prince Bhagirath performed penance here to salvage the souls of his ancestors who had perished due to the curse of sage Kapila. The penance was answered and the river Ganga trickled forth form Lord Shiva's locks and its bountiful water revived the sixty thousand sons of king Sagara. In the traditional of Bhagirath, devout Hindus stand in the sacred waters here, praying for salvation of their departed elder. It is doorway to the sources of the Ganga and the Yamuna, 3000 to 4500 meters up into the snowy ranges of the central Himalayas. The 'Aarti' worship of the Ganga after sunset and the floating 'dia' (lamp) is a moving ritual.

Population : 3,48142 (Urban) 1991
Area : 12,302 sq.kms.
Altitude : 294.7 mts.
Latitude : 29.58 degree north
Longitude : 78.13 degree east
Temperature :
Summer : 40.9-15.6 Degree Cel.
Winter : 16.6-06 Degree Cel.

Clothing :
Summer : Cotton &Tropical.
Winter : Woolen
Best Season : Round the Year.
S.T.D Code : 01334

Shopping :
Haridwar is a pilgrimage center and visitors come here to visit the temples so as such there is no particular item which can be recommended to be bought here. But Hardwar offers you some good handicraft items which can be kept as decorative pieces or can be used as gift items. In the markets surrounding the temples, one can find jewelery imitations which are very popular among the devotees. The bangles, chains, ear and nose rings are some items which can be bough there. Then the shops also have items made of stone. From Rishikesh Ganga enters the plains and in all this area it sheds its load of stones which are not only polished naturally but come out in amazing shapes and sizes. These stone are used to make small idols which are very neatly, delicately and intricately carved. Look out for Kitchen set toys made from stone. You can also get some items of talk stone. The main shopping centers are Moti Bazar, Upper Raod, Jwalapur, Kankhal. The UP handloom Emporium is near the Bharat Mata temple and the government Emporium, Gandhi Ashram is near the Haridwar post office. Banks :
State Bank of India, S.N.Nagar
Bank of Baroda, Upper Road.
Canara Bank, Railway Road
Central Bank of India, Railway Road
Punjab National Bank, Upper Road

Hospitals :

Har Milap District Hospital, Upper Road Ph : 226060
Chain Rai Female Hospital, Upper Road Ph : 227490
Ramkrishna Mission Hospital, Kankhal Ph : 227141

Yoga Centres :
Patanjali Ashram
Yogadham, Arya Nagar Chowk
Ram Mulakh Durbar, Kankhal
Maha Prabhu Yoga
National Medical Centre
Yoga Study Centre.

Fairs & Festivals :
Ardh Kumbh & Kumbh Mela : Though all the Hindu festivals are celebrated here with pomp and gaiety, it is the Ardh Kumbh & Kumbh Mela which attracts the mind of any tourist to this place. The Ardh Kumbh is held every six years and than after six years Kumbh Mela is held. It is said that a holy dip in the river Ganges during the Kumbh & Ardh Kumbh gives you Moksha or Nirvana. People gather in huge number to take the holy dip during these holy days. There are Saints, Naga Sadhus, Politicians almost every one is here. The city is overflowing with people. If going to Haridwar during the Kubh or Ardh Kumbh then avoid the over crowded ghats. Every there are reports of stampedes and the various factions or Akharas of Sadhus clash with each other. Ensure your accommodation well in advance if going during the Kumbh.

Kaavad Mela :
Ten days before Shivteras (during the months of Shravan & Phagun) thousands of devotees throng to Haridwar to collect holy waters of the river Ganga. Then they carry it back to their hometown & offer it at the local Shiv temple. Colourful shops spring up and Haridwar resounds to the chanting of hymns.

Kumbh Administration :
Mela Officer - 01334-265660, 226677
DIG Kumbh Mela, Haridwar - 01334- 221211
District Magistrate (D.M.) - 01334-239440, 239561, 239645
Addl.District Magistrate (A.D.M.) 09411194999
Addl.District Magistrate (A.D.M.) - 09412996322
City Magistrate, Haridwar - 01334-226400
Senior Superintendent of Police (S.S.P.), Haridwar - 01334-239777
Superintendent of Police City (S.P.City) - 01334-265722
Superintendent of Police Rural(S.P. Rural) - 01334-275755
Chief Medical Officer (C.M.O.) - 01334-266023
District Information Officer (D.I.O.) - 01334-226695
District Homeopathic Officer (D.H.O.) - 01334-265060
District Tourism Officer, Haridwar - 01334-265304

Blood Banks and Hospitals in Haridwar :
Civil Hospital - 01334-226060
B.H.E.L. Hospital - 01334-285247, 285225
Army Hospital Roorkee
District Mela Hospital - 01334-265525
District women Hospital - 01334-227490
Ram Krishna Mission Hospital -01334-244176,246141
Shardhanand Hospital - 01334-245782
Ganagamata Charitable Eye Hospital -01334-226090
Bhooma Nikatan Charitable Eye Hospital - 01334-260173,260722
Mehra Nursing Home New - 01334-226135
Shivalik Center, Tibri - 01334-225396-97
Sondhi Nursing Home - 01334-254212
Dr.Leela Gupta Nursing Home Jawalapur - 01334-250268
City Hospital - 01334-220180-82
Wadera Nursing Home, Jawalapur - 01334-254547
Dev Bhoomi Hospital - 01334-227390
Dr. Seema Gupta Mat. Home - 01334-254575

Ambulance :
Civil Hospital - 01334-226060
B.H.E.L. Hospital - 01334-285247, 285225
District Mela Hospital - 01334-265525
Lions Club Ambulance - 01334-254213 / 227506
Punjabi Yava Samiti Ambulance - 01334-250019 / 250952
City Hospital Ambulance - 01334-220182 / 220180
Call: 108 Emergency Services

69, Jaswinder Enclave | 
Bhupatwala, Haridwar
Uttarakhand (IN)

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