The name of the town has two spellings: “Hardwar and Haridwar”. Each of these names has its own connotation.
In Sanskrit, Hara means “Lord Shiva” and Dwara means “gate” or “gateway”.Hence, Hardwar stands for “Gateway to Lord Shiva”.
Haridwar also spelled Hardwar is an ancient city and municipality in the Haridwar district of Uttarakhand, India. The River Ganga, after flowing for 253 kilometres (157 mi) from its source at Gaumukh at the edge of the Gangotri Glacier, enters the Indo-Gangetic Plains of North India for the first time at Haridwar, which gave the city its ancient name, Gangadwára.
Haridwar is regarded as one of the seven holiest places (Sapta Puri) to Hindus. According to the Samudra manthan,Haridwar along with Ujjain, Nashik and Prayag (Allahabad) is one of four sites where drops of Amrit, the elixir of immortality, accidentally spilled over from the pitcher while being carried by the celestial bird Garuda.
Best Sightseeing Destination in Haridwar are :-
1) Har Ki Pauri.
2) Rajaji national Park.
3) Chandi Devi Temple.
4) Mansa Devi Temple.
5) Maya Devi Temple.
Best Time to go to haridwar is- ” February, March, April, May, October, November” etc.