Chila Wildlife Sanctuary
Situated at a distance of just 10 kms. from Haridwar, the Chila Wildlife sanctuary is a part of the Rajaji National Park and it houses some rare species Himalayan flora and fauna. However, the sanctuary remains closed for tourists from June 15 to November 15 each year.
Kanva Rishi Ashram
The Kanva Rishi Ashram is located at a distance of 42 kms. from Haridwar. It lies along the forested road towards Kotdwar. The Malini River flows along side the Kanva Rishi Ashram.
This s a temple which is dedicated to Lord Shiva. Situated at a height of 1,700 metres, it takes about 4 hours on foot to reach from Rishikesh. Legends have it that this is the place where Lord Shiva drank the poison that was churned out of the cosmic ocean. The Shivratri fair that is held here, each year is a famous festival, all over India.
The town of Rishikesh is considered as the ashram capital of Hindus, much like the same way as Haridwar is considered as the town of temples. Located about 28 kms. from Haridwar, Rishikesh is a sacred spot where the great sage Rabhya performed penance. At present, Rishikesh is a centre of Vedic yogic, herbal medication and meditation studies. Many ashrams are located along the eastern bank of the river. The surrounding of the place is very quiet and serene while the river is beautiful and the air has a fragrance of freshness in it.
Sapta Rishi Ashram
The Sapta Rishi Ashram is located very close to the main Haridwar town. It is a very important excursion spot for the tourists visiting Haridwar. According to legends, Sapta Rishi is believed to be the meditation ground of the seven sages, namely; Kashyap, Vashit, Atri, Vishwamitra, Jaindayani, Bhardwaj and Gautam. Legends also have it that since the holy river Ganga did not want to disturb the sages in their meditation, so she split herself into seven streams.
The Triveni Ghat is an important bathing ghat for the tourists visiting Haridwar. People come to worship the river and use milk and diyas for the same. Priests perform religious rites after sunset and set floating lamps on the water, which marks the Aarti.
Har Ki Pauri
This is a sacred ghat which was constructed by King Vikramaditya in memory of his brother Bhartrihari who came to Haridwar to meditate. This place is also called Brahmakund. It is one of the most important ghats by the river Ganga. Every devotee makes it a point to take a holy dip here, for sure.