The adventure begins as soon as you sit behind the wheel and start the car towards your destination. Road trips are adventurous, and you can experience the climate more personally. Experience one of the best adventurous road trips in Uttarakhand starting from Mussoorie >> Haridwar >> Lansdowne >> Nainital >> Kausani >> Tungnath >> Auli Laga Joshimath >> Rudraprayag >> Rishikesh >> Dehradun
April is the ideal time to go on this road trip.
The best part about road trips whether it be in a group or solo trips is discovering unexplored places. We can experience different cultures, colors, food, diversity, and whatnot.
Mussoorie to Haridwar
The driving distance between Mussoorie and Haridwar is 84 km.
Haridwar is an important Hindu pilgrimage site in Uttarakhand state, where the River Ganges exits the Himalayan foothills. The top sightseeing places in Haridwar are Ganga Aarti in Haridwar, Har Ki Pauri, Chandi Devi Temple, Mansa Devi Temple, Bharat Mata Mandir, and Chilla Wildlife Sanctuary. Haridwar is also known as the Gateway to the Hindu pilgrimage sites of the ‘Char Dhams’ and attracts a huge number of tourists due to its amazing mountains, rivers, and ancient temples.
Top Attractions in Haridwar
- The Ganga Aarti in Haridwar is performed at the Har-ki-Pauri Ghat, which was built in the 1st century by King Vikram. Every day in the evening Aarti starts from 06:00 pm to 07:00 pm and in the morning it starts from 5:30 am to 6:30 am at Har Ki Pauri. Don’t miss Ganga Aarti when you visit Haridwar.
There are mainly four Ghats in Haridwar. Har Ki Pauri, Gau Ghat, Ashti Parvath Ghat, and Subash Ghat. Haridwar was previously known as Mayapuri which is because of the Goddess Maya Devi.
- Chandi Devi Temple – Maa Chandi Devi Temple one of the Shidhh Peeth is a Hindu temple dedicated to Goddess Chandi Devi in the city of Haridwar. This temple is situated at the top of the hill named Neel Parvat. Ropeway ride is one of the convenient ways to reach the top of the Chandi Devi Temple. Chandi Temple is located at the foothills of the Himalayas, which makes it the perfect destination for trekking.
Temple Timings: 06:00 AM – 12:00 PM and 03:00 PM – 06:00 PM
- Mansa Devi Temple – Mansa Devi Temple, located atop the Bilwa Parvat on the Sivalik Hills. This is a Hindu temple dedicated to Goddess Mansa Devi and one of the prominent Shakti temples of North India. The temple remains open from 08:00 am to 05:00 pm.
- Bharat Mata Mandir – Bharat Mata Mandir is also known as Mother India Temple, is one of the most visited temples located in Haridwar. A religious Guru, Swami Satyamitranand Giri constructed the temple. The eight-storied temple is located at a height of 180 ft.
Each floor of the shrine is dedicated to different Hindu deities and freedom fighters.
The most prominent amongst all is the idol of Bharat Mata on the first floor. The second floor features the Shoor Mandir, a tribute to the dedicated heroes of India while the third floor’s Matru Mandir beautifully honors the great women of India. The fourth floor is dedicated to the great Indian saints and the fifth floor displays the religions, history, and beauty of different parts of India. Various forms and incarnations of Goddess Shakti and Lord Vishnu can be seen on the sixth and seventh floor respectively. The eighth floor is a treat for both the nature enthusiasts and the spiritual souls as it holds a shrine of Lord Shiva from which one can witness an excellent scenic view of the Himalayas, Haridwar, and Sapta Sarovar
- Chilla Wildlife Sanctuary – Chilla Wildlife Sanctuary situated on the East banks of River Ganga, spread across 249 sq km. This wildlife sanctuary showcases varied wildlife such as elephants, tigers, bears, small cats, and playful birds. This sanctuary remains open from 15th November to 15th June and it will be closed during the monsoon season.