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Haridwar Excursions
Rishikesh: Rishikesh is an ideal spot for white water rafting and camping on the river beach. Rishikesh comer under the shivalik range of the Himalayas and the place is also the home of numerous temples. It is one of the busiest places of Uttarakhand where lakhs of tourists visit every month throughout the year. Rishikesh is situated 25kms from Haridwar.

New Tehri: New Tehri is the only planned town of Uttarakhand state which was made during the construction of the Tehri Dam. Every month thousands of tourists visit Tehri to see the stagnant water of the massive Tehri Dam. The Dam is situated amidst high mountains many of which are submerged under water. New Tehri is very well connected with motorable roads. Tehri Garhwal is situated 98kms from Haridwar. There are many good hotels in New Tehri.

Devprayag: Devprayag is the sacred confluence of the two holy rivers Bhagirathi and Alaknanda making its water holier with the formation of Ganga River. Devprayag is one of the five confluences of Alaknanda River and the origin of Ganga River. Devprayag is the seat of the pundits of Badrinath Dham. Dev Prayag is located at an elevation of 472mts above sea level at the confluence of Alaknanda and Bhagirathi River. It is located 99kms ahead of Haridwar on NH58 connecting Badrinath Dham.

Dehradun: The city of Dehradun is the capital of Uttaranchal and the headquarters of Dehradun district. Dehradun is surrounded by the Himalayas in the north, the Shivalk Hills to the south, the Yamuna to the west and the Ganga to the east. Dehradun is the gateway to the famous hill station of Mussoorie and the pilgrimage spots of Haridwar and Rishikesh. It boasts of some of India's finest schools like the Doon School, Welham School for girls and boys and institutions like the Forest Research Institute, the Indian Military Academy and the Forest Research Institute. Dehradun is one of the oldest cities in India and is believed that Lord Rama and his brother did penance here for killing Ravana. It is situated 53kms from Haridwar.

Neelkanth Mahadev: Thousands of devotees visit Neelkanth Mahadev every month throughout the year. It is situated on the summit of the mountain across the sacred Ganga River. According to mythology this is the place where Lord Shiva drank the venom produced during 'Sagar Manthan' which turned his throat blue and was thus the place was named as Neelkanth. Neelkanth and Mahadev are names of Lord Shiva. It is situated 38kms from Haridwar.

Chamba: Chamba is one of the best excursion of Dehradun as the place offers panoramic views of the majestic Himalayan range and the sacred view of the Bhagirathi River. Chamba is situated 81kms from Haridwar at an altitude of 1676mts above sea level. Chamba is unlike Mussoorie as the place provides peace and tranquility. The place is quite and serene with pine and deodar trees everywhere.

Mussoorie: Mussoorie is a hill station which needs no introduction as it is one of the most frequently visited hill station of India. Mussoorie is set in the foothills of Himalayas in the Dehradun district of Garhwal region in Uttarakhand state. Mussoorie is situated 85kms from Haridwar and is set at an elevation of 2005mts above sea level. The place is situated amidst green hills and is rich in varied flora and fauna that's why Mussoorie is also known as 'queen of the hills'. Kempty Falls, the mall road, Bhatta falls, Gunhill and Lal Tibba are some of the popular places nearby Mussoorie.
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