Haridwar, a hub of Hinduism and a blessed town by the divine trinity of Brahma, Vishnu and Mahesh (Shiva), is a sacred city in the northern Indian state of Uttarakhand. Situated on the banks of pious Ganges River and home to religiously-divine Har ki Pauri, it's a place where people attain Mosksha, get rid of their sins by a holy dip and enjoy the world's biggest religious gathering- Kumbh Mela- held once in 3 years.
Haridwar holds profound significance for religious tourists who want to get past their worldly desires, materialistic thoughts and lingering anxieties of death and birth. Temples are prime attractions in Haridwar, and the Chandi Devi temple- one of the Shaktipeeths of North India- is foremost of them. The Daksha Mahadev temple, dedicated to Lord Shiva, is placed among the existing ancient temples of India.
Har Ki Pauri is the most popular place in Haridwar, and most visited too for being a profoundly holy site. Hindus have a faith that bathing or taking a dip in Har Ki Pauri rids one of all their sins. The Mansa Devi temple, atop the Bilwa Parvat and dedicated to Goddess Mansa, is a popular spot and in fact, among the most visited temples of India.