Uttarakhand is a beautiful hill state in India. Its divided into two parts Garhwal and Kumaon. In Hindi and Sanskrit, Uttarakhand has the meaning of the northern region or part. Here you can try to know the history of Uttarakhand, beauty, culture, ancient religious traditions, religious places and the spiritual heritage of Uttarakhand.
People come from the country and abroad for Uttarakhand tour. Uttarakhand is famous all over India in terms of tourism. Due to sacred pilgrimages site and religious places, Uttarakhand is said to be the land of the Gods “Devbhoomi”. Uttarakhand is not less than a paradise for tourists as well as being a Devbhoomi.
Uttarakhand is famous for its folk culture, religious places and natural beauty. The mountain region here provides a serene natural view to tourists and pilgrims. In Uttarakhand state, the holiness of Hinduism and the two largest rivers of India are the origin site of Ganga and Yamunotri, as well as many important pilgrimage site of Vedic culture situated on their shores, among them Haridwar and Rishikesh is one of two popular religious places.
Both of these places are located on the banks of the holy Ganges river. From Haridwar and Rishikesh, Chardham yatra of Uttarakhand begins. If you are willing to visit Haridwar and Rishikesh then welcome to you Uttarakhand state.
Travel to Haridwar
Haridwar is one of the most sacred places in India’s Uttarakhand. This is a very ancient town, which is called the entrance of the holy Chardham yatra of Uttarakhand. The city of Haridwar is also known as Mayapuri and Gangadwar. The word Haridwar means “gate of Hari” means the door to reach near the Hari (Lord Vishnu).
It is a sacred religious place, situated on the banks of the holy Ganges river. In Hinduism, it is believed that any person who takes bath in the holy river Ganges in this place, all his sins are destroyed and he gets liberation easily from the world of life and death. According to legend, once the churning of the sea in the gods and demons.
During the sea churning, the nectar came out of it. Gods and demons started snatching nectar, then only a few bunds of nectar fell into Haridwar. For this reason “Kumbh Mela” is organized in Haridwar. There are many famous temples and ghats in Haridwar, where you can go to visit, and in the evening you can also join the Ganga Aarti in the “Har Ki Pauri“.
Haridwar is always regarded as the place to austerity on the rishis. According to the Hindu scriptures, In Haridwar from by Pind Dan on the banks of the Ganges, the soul of the ancestors gets peace, along with many rituals like Mundan on the banks of the Ganges.
Travel to Rishikesh
Rishikesh Garhwal is surrounded by the Shivalik range in the foothills of the Himalayas. Rishikesh is situated on the banks of river Ganges. Natural beauty and flowing Ganga river make this religious place Incomparable. There are many famous ashrams here, most people in these ashrams come for meditation and peace of mind.
Rishikesh is also called Yoga city, because here yoga and meditation are trained. In the year 1960, “Beatles” came here to study yoga, since then this city is called “Yoga City of the world”. There are many famous temples and ghat here, where you can visit, as well as be included in Ganga Arti near Parmarth Niketan.
Among them, Triveni ghat is a major ghat for bathing in Rishikesh. Many pilgrims dive in the sacred river Ganga in this ghat. It is said that there is a confluence of three major rivers Ganga, Yamuna and Saraswati here. According to the recognition, it is said that in order to cross the river Ganga, Laxman built a jute jhula bridge at this place, which was later again reconstructed of iron wires.
A famous religious guru, Adi Shankaracharya, visited this place in the 9th century and later Rishikesh gained prominence in the form of a religious place.