Envis Centre, Ministry of Environment & Forest, Govt. of India

Printed Date: Sunday, September 22, 2019

Haridwar

 

 

 

 

Name of the place

Haridwar

State

Uttarakhand

District

Uttarakhand

Reason for sanctity

It is one of the seven sacred cities of India,and is located where the Ganges enters the north Indian plains.

Special features (if any)

Once in 12 years a religious fair called the Kumbh Mela attracts millions of pilgrims for a ritual bath in the waters of the Ganges.