Daily Destination Tour
Vedic history describes Haridwar as the land of salvation. This is the place where the Ganga joins the plains and forms an entrance to the various pilgrim centers of the holy land of Uttarachal (in the past) / Uttarakhand. This is the land of Lord Shiva as also the land of Lord Vishnu. It is also known as the land of power – Mayapuri.
This land, which vibrates with the constant chants of ‘Alakh Niranjan’, ‘Har Har Mahadev’ and ‘Jai Ganga Maiya’ and the sounds of bells from the temples, celebrates the devotion of the pilgrims from all over the world. It is a tangible proof of the Hindu culture, which strives continuously to seek salvation amidst chaos, pain and confusion. Haridwar is the ideal pilgrim spot for people who worry about death and desire mukti. This is also the first stop for religious scholars and intellectuals.
At some point of time in the past, the route of the Ganga was from Mayapur and Kankhal to Jwalapur. Today, buildings line that path. The ancient Haripad pilgrimage was renamed Haridwar. Also, the people of the Shaiv community called this place ‘Hardwar’ – named after Har or Shiva. They believed it to be the gateway to Daksheshwar and Kedarnath. The ‘Matsya Puran’ (200–400 BC) also describes the greatness of Haridwar and Ganga.
By the 15th century, this place was famous as both Hardwar and Haridwar. According to the story of the King Daksha and his religious sacrifice in the ‘Skanda Purana’, the navel of the destroyed body of Goddess Sati fell here. As a result, a council of the Goddess Sati came up in the area. Hence, Haridwar geographically developed as a natural area of the goddess. In recent times, if one assumes the Maya temple to be the main point of a triangle, then Chandi devi and Mansa Devi would be the other two points of the triangle. If one joins these three points, an inverted triangle is formed. Followers of the Goddess agree that the inverted triangle represents Shakti (Goddess Sati or power) and the upright triangle represents Lord Shiva.
Rishikesh is one of the most popular pilgrim centres and gateway to the Himalayan Shrines of Badrinath, Kedarnath, Gangotri and Yamunotri. The Yoga Centres of Rishikesh have enhanced the significance of the place. From this point on, the great Ganges leaves behind her mountain home and enters the vast plains of Northern India. Rishikesh is located at a height of about 1360 feet above sea level. It is believed that several yogis and sages lived and practised penance here. Rishikesh represents the site where Vishnu vanquished the demon Madhu.
The Lakshman Jhula, a 450 feet long suspension bridge was built in 1939. A newer bridge the Ram Jhula has been added recently. The Ganga abounds in fish. Offerings of puffed rice are made to these creatures. The freshness of the air, and sound of flowing water, the scenic beauty of the region and the distant sound of bell chimes create an unforgettable experience for those that visit this ancient pilgrimage town.
The hill resort of Mussoorie is often referred to as the "Queen of the Hills". Any tourist who experiences the magic of the hill resort will but agree with the sobriquet. Located in the foothills of the Himalayas, Mussoorie gets its name from the Mansur shrub that is commonly seen in the hill resort. The marvelous hill resort of Mussoorie is located in the foothills of the Himalayas. The hill station of Mussoorie is one of the most-loved tourist destinations of India. It has a number of waterfalls, picnic-spots, temples and tourist bungalows.
The main artery of Mussoorie, the Mall certainly responds to the influx of visitors in the same manner as a person fighting for life-sustaining breath revives after receiving oxygen. The Mall is lined with curio and antique shops, a revolving restaurant, various eating joints, metal ware and handicraft items and a number of other such interesting things. It runs right through the small town and is a delightful place for a late night stroll.
the capital city of the state of Uttarakhand is located in the Doon valley. The city is the headquarter of Dehradun District. Surrounded by the Himalayas in the North, Ganga River in the East, Sivalik Hills in the South and Yamuna River in the West, Dehradun is one of the enchanting places of Uttarakhand.
Apart from the home to ONGC Headquarters, Dehradun is also known for various important research institutes of ONGC such as GEOPIC (Geodata Processing and Interpretation Center); KDMIPE (Institute of Petroleum Exploration); IDT (Institute of Drilling Technology) The ICFAI University and so on. Forest Research Institute (FRI), Survey of India and educational institutions such as Indian Military Academy (IMA), Rashtriya Indian Military College, The Doon School, St. Thomas' College, St. Joseph's Academy, Welham Boys School etc. also add worth to this city.
The word Dehradun is derived by combining two words, one is Dehra means camp and other is Dun or Doon that is used for a river valley founded between Shivaliks and Himalayas. Dehradun was established in the early eighteenth century by the elder son of seventh Sikh Guru, Shri Guru Har Rai Ji and Shri Guru Ram Rai Ji.
The Climate of the Dehradun city is sub tropical, varies from severe cold to tropical. Due to the difference in the elevation, there is a variation of temperature. Warm springs, cool winters, hot summers and strong monsoon make the climate of this hilly place pleasant. Moreover, in winters the city also receives snowfall.