Haridwar is located in Uttarakhand. Being one of the holiest shrines of our country, it is flooded with tourists and devotees from all over the world all year round. According to popular Hindu legend, it was here that Goddess Ganga when Lord Shiva released the mighty river from the locks of his hair. The Ganga river is worshipped by millions of Indians and outsiders during Ganga Aarti and Kumbh Mela. It consists of the char dhams(pilgrimages) – Badrinath, Kedarnath, Gangotri and Yamunotri. Including all the rush, Haridwar is the perfect place to find inner peace.
With a distance of around 240kms, it will take you around 4hours 20 minutes by travelling through the fastest train, Nanda Devi Express. The slowest train being the Delhi-Haridwar passenger, it will go via Shimla. So if you are in no hurry and you wish to enjoy your journey with such mesmerizing views then you should opt for this train. To know where is your train, use online tools to check train running status.
Other rains available being Shatabdi Express, Dehradun Express, Haridwar Express, Ujjaini Express, the number of trains are in abundance. I would recommend you to travel during the day as the journey is utterly beautiful and you wouldn’t want to miss it due to the darkness of the night. The tickets might cost you from INR 200-1000 depending upon the train and coach you choose.
Being budget friendly, Haridwar is highly preferred by families for a small outing. What better way to stay connected to your cultural roots while being not too harsh on your pocket.