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Uttrakhand is a state in Northern India and the state is also known as “Devabhumi”
due to the large number of pilgrimage sites found throughout the state. Today, we are
going to share a tour plan of the three most popular destination of this nature-rich state
of India- uttarakhand. The three destinations we would mention here are Haridwar, Rishikesh,
and Mossoorie. Let’s start the tour.
Day-1 On day-1 of your tour 1st reach Haridwar from
your home town. Haridwar is considered as one of the seven
holiest cities in India. This ancient city is located on the banks of River Ganga in
the Garhwal region of Uttarakhand. Haridwar can be reached both by train or air.
By train reach Haridwar junction station first and from there take a cab to reach your hotel.
The nearest airport of Haridwar is Jolly Grant airport. It is around 40 Km away from Haridwar
and it will take almost 1 hour 15 mins to reach Haridwar from Jolly Grant airport by
car. Upon reaching Haridwar check in to your hotel.
In the evening go to visit Har ki Pauri ghat and watch famous Ganga Arati there.
Har ki Pauri is one of the most sacred Ghats in Haridwar. It is a well-known landmark of
the place. The place is visited by devotees and visitor from all over the world and seek
the blessings of Holy Ganga by offering their prayers.
Har Ki Paudi is the place where River Ganga flowing through the Himalayas touches the
plains for the first time. In the evening Ganga Arati is performed here.
Ganga Arati is a religious prayer that takes places on the banks of sacred river Gganga.
The place looks most beautiful at this time. Day-2
On day-2 morning, after breakfast, go to visit Manasa Devi temple.
The temple is located on top of a hill and is one of the most sacred temples of Haridwar.
The place is also known as Bilwa Tirtha as it is situated on top of the Bilwa Parvat
or hill on the Shivalik hills. This Temple is dedicated to goddess Manasa. The temple
experiences a large number of devotees’ every day. You can enjoy a ropeway ride to
reach the top of the hill or can simply climb up the stair cases.
The surroundings of this temple needs a special mention.
From there go to visit Bilkeshwar Mahadev Temple
The temple is situated in the valley of Bilwa Parvat near Har ki Pauri ghat. This temple
is dedicated to Lord Shiva and his consort Parvati. It is believed to be the place where
Goddess Parvati worshipped Lord Shiva and he accepted to make her his wife.
From there go to visit Chandi Devi Temple. Surrounded by lush greeneries and located
on top of Neel parvat, this beautiful temple is dedicated to Goddess Chandi. It is one
of the five pilgrimages of Haridwar. As the temple is situated on top of Neel Parvat,
it is also known as Neel Teertha. From there go to visit Maya Devi temple. It
is one of the oldest temples of Haridwar built in 11th century. The temple is dedicated to
Goddess Maya, who according to Hindu mythology is the Goddess of divine power. It is also
one of the three Shaktipeeth, as per legend, it is believed to be the place where the heart
and naval of Goddess Sati fell. Day-3
On day-3 morning, 1st go to visit the Daksha Mahadev temple.
The temple is located in Kankhal in Haridwar. From there go to visit Ma Anandamayi Ashram.
Ma Anandamayi Ashram is a spiritual centre and ashram dedicated to Ma Anandamayi who
was a prominent spiritual personality. Next go to visit Vaishno Devi temple of Haridwar.
It is a replica of Vaishno Devi temple of Kashmir. There are tunnels and caves in this
temple which lead to the inner altar where you can see the shrine of Goddess Vaishno
Devi. From there go to visit Parad Shiva Linga.
Parad Shivlinga is a unique religious site inside Harihar Ashram in Haridwar. The place
is named so as the Shivalinga or the sacred symbol of Lord Shiva worshipped here is made
with Parad which means Mercury. After visiting these temples of Kankhal move
towards Rishikesh. Situated along the convergence of Ganga and
Chandrabhaga River, Rishikesh is a beautiful place located on the foothills of Himalayas.
It is the place where you can enjoy scenic beauty, tranquillity, some exotic spa and
yoga treatment and at the same time can experience some of the best adventure sports which will
surely give you some adrenalin rush. The road the leads to Rishikesh from Haridwar
is one of the most beautiful roads of India. Upon reaching Rishikesh first visit Ram Jhula.
Ram Jhula is a suspension bridge built in the year 1986. The bridge runs across the
sacred River Ganga and connects Shivananda Nagar to Swargashram. The bridge is 750 feet
long and is a purely engineering marvel. If you are an adventure sport lover then you
can enjoy adventure sports like river rafting and bunjee jumping here.
Next go to visit Lakshman Jhula. The Lakshman Jhula is a famous hanging bridge
across the river Ganga that connects two villages, Tapovan and Jonk. It is located 5 kilometres
northeast of the Rishikesh town. The entire bridge is made up of iron. The bridge is 450
feet long and 70 feet high from the river. The Lakshman Jhula is the most popular tourist
location of the region. From Lakshman Jhula go to Neelkanth Mahadev
Temple. Neelkanth Mahadev Temple is dedicated to Shiva
as Neelkanth is his another name. It is a famous temple of the region and the surrounding
area of the temple is really beautiful. Day-4
On day-4 morning go to moosoorie from Haridwar. Musoorie is a beautiful hilly town, commonly
known as the “Queen of the Hills”. The town is located 7000 feet above the sea level.
Serene Hills, green forests, snow covered Himalayan Mountain range are some of the things
which you can enjoy here. Well-known for its pleasant weather, Mussoorie can be visited
any time from September to June. Upon reaching Musoorie first check in to your
hotel. After that, go to vist Mall. The musoorie
Mall is the most happening place of the locality where you can find modern shops, video game
parlors, and skating rinks. From there go to visit Mussoorie Lake. It
is an artificial lake developed and maintained by the City Board and the Mussoorie Dehradun
Development Authority. Enjoy boating here. Day-5
On day-5, go to the nearby locations of Mussoorie city.
First, visit Gun hill. Gun Hill is the second highest point of Mussoorie. The altitude of
the place is 2024 meters. Enjoy a panoramic view of the Doon Valley from here.
From there go to Camel’s back road. The place offers a striking view of the Himalayan
mountain ranges. Next visit Company Garden. The Company Garden
is a popular tourist attraction in the mountain city of Mussoorie, located around 3km from
the main Mall Road. From there visit Kempty falls. Located on
the Dehradun-Mussoorie roads, Kempty Falls is a beautiful waterfall surrounded by high
mountain cliffs. It is situated at an altitude of nearly 4500 ft above the sea level.
Day-6 On day-6 return back to Deheradun station
or Jolly Grant airport for departure. Where to stay
There are many hotels available in Haridware and Mussoorie where you can put up for the
night. A typical mid-range hotel in haridware will charge around Rs 1500 to Rs2000 and a
hotel in Musoorie will charge around Rs 2500 to Rs4000. All these properties have online
booking facilities. For total package cost please check the description
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