Places to Visit near Haridwar

Resplendent with temples and shrines, Haridwar adventure sports and scenic marvels as well, but everywhere you look in Haridwar, the architecture, the shops, the daily activities of the locals or even the general disposition of the locals going about their work, Haridwar emit a spiritual devotion in the air. But if the temples and shrines get too much to handle or the mood of the vacation becomes repetitive, Haridwar offers plenty in store to the tourists and locals for a one-day trip to the places around the city.

Rajaji National Park

Elephants at Rajaji National Park

If you are a nature lover, Rajaji National Park is the best way to get away from the hustle-bustle of the city with the bounties of nature surrounding you as you trek in the wild forests of the National Park. Famous for bird watching, you can relax here for an entire day amidst the green scenic beauty of the forests, the jungle safari and the relaxed atmosphere to enjoy a day out. Traveling by a cab or personal vehicle is the easiest and best way to reach Rajaji National Park from Haridwar. Read More about Rajaji National Park


The valley of rivers, Chamba is a beautiful hill station only 89 kms away from Haridwar. A one and a half hour drive through the hilly mountains on the way, the destination is as beautiful as the journey. Chamba is a hill station with a magnificent view of the adjoining hills and the glittering rivers and waterfalls amidst the hills forming a valley. Beautifully scenic, this hill station is a perfect getaway from Haridwar for a day if you wish to enjoy some quality time with your family over a picnic and some fun activities. There are a few local buses available that will make you reach the Chamba Valley from Haridwar in around 2-2.30 hours. You can even take a cab or travel by your own vehicle to reach Chamba valley in complete ease.


Lansdowne, 112 kms away from Haridwar, is a not so explored tourist destination just one hour forty minutes away from the city of temples. Since it is yet unexplored, the untouched beauty of this hill station will leave you breathless. Haridwar itself is a city of scenic beauty so for the locals of Haridwar to be swept away by natural beauty would take some spectacular views and Lansdowne offers just that. The wildlife in Lansdowne provides for a day-long safari that provides a great day full of nature, fun and adventure to recharge your spirits. Popularly visited by the locals of Haridwar, if you visit Haridwar be sure to enter it into your itinerary. Lansdowne is easily reachable by hiring a taxi or travelling by own vehicle.


Haridwar is surrounded by scenic mountains and glittering water which makes nearby locations of Haridwar a great one day trip to revive your spirits. Chakrata is a hill station only 150 kms away from Haridwar and is only a two and a half hour drive from the city. This distance can be easily covered by taking a cab or by travelling in your own vehicle. Resplendent with naturally landscaped gardens and waterfalls, Chakrata makes for a great one day trip from the city of Haridwar. Refreshing waters and calming environment of Chakrata offer a rejuvenating time to the locals and travelers like no spa can. Take a trip to this hill station and enjoy the unexplored beauties of this place in the various waterfalls and scenic gardens.

Places for One Day Trip from Haridwar

Haridwar is surrounded by a lot of tourist attractions. Here is an itinerary that can help you make a one day trip from the holy city of Haridwar and incorporate as much natural beauty in your schedule as you can: -
  • You can start your trip by visiting Sapt Rishi Ashram which is situated on the outskirts of Haridwar. This place is famous for the holy river breaking into seven streams. A scenic place for photo shoots and enjoying the cool clear waters of the Ganges, you can start your day by having breakfast on the banks of the river Ganges here.
  • Neel Dhara Pakshi Vihar: - a few kilometers from Haridwar, this bird sanctuary is famous for its Siberian cranes. Visiting the sanctuary early in the morning improves your chances of seeing exotic birds in the wilderness. This place is a must-visit in your itinerary if you are looking for some quiet and relaxing time in Haridwar.
  • The Dargah of Piran Kaliyar, just 23 kilometers south of the sanctuary near Roorkee, is a place of worship and known for its history and heritage.
  • Rishikesh: - 24kms away from Haridwar, Rishikesh is a popular tourist destination where you can enjoy various adventure sports and other relaxing activities like fishing etc. a perfect place to spend the day, Rishikesh offers everything to the tourists, adventure, relaxation, spiritual devotion, shopping, various eateries and history and heritage.

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