Haridwar is one of the holiest places for Hindu religion. Situated beside Holy Ganges river, thousands of Hindus visit this place for praying and taking a holy dip in Ganges.
Har Ki Pauri is the most significant ghat in Haridwar. There are several staying options in Haridwar, nearer you stay to the river the better.
Even if you are not staying in Har Ki Pauri, that is fine. There are many smaller ghats around. We stayed in Hotel Aditya, on Vishnu Ghat. A fairly decent, no frills accommodation.
If you have not booked a place, then just take an auto or rickshaw to Har Ki Pauri and look for accommodations.
Main Attractions in Haridwar:
1. Har Ki Pauri
As mentioned above, this is your main destination. Walk around the ghat, and there are so much to marvel and click (if you are a photographer). The evening aarti another must see here. This usually happens at 6pm everyday. Try to go there early and grab a place in front if you are looking for good pics and view. It gets pretty crowded.
2. Shops around the Ghats
There are huge lot of shopping options around the ghats. If you are good at negotiating and enjoy shopping, this is like a dream destination for you.
3. Other temples
Mansa Devi temple and Chandi Devi temple are other 2 popular destinations in Haridwar.