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Excursions of Haridwar or Sightseeing of Haridwar

Excursions of Haridwar

Neel Dhara Pakshi Vihar(Bird sanctuary near Haridwar):

If you want to see heaven do visit Neel Dhara Pakshi Vihar as it is not less than a heaven for those who are bird lovers. Neel Dhara Pakshi Vihar is situated at a distance of four kms from Haridwar near Bhimgoda Tank. In winters you can see Siberian cranes and some other migratory birds visiting the sanctuary.

Rajaji National Park (Chilla wildlife sanctuary):

Rajaji National Park is situated in Uttarakhand State of India. In actual sense Rajaji national park (Chillapark) is situated between Haridwar & Rishikesh of Uttarakhand state The Park covers the total area of 820 square kms. It is located in Dehradun, Haridwar & Pauri Garhwal districts. The nearest cities to the park are Haridwar & Rishikesh. Rajaji National Park has highest number of elephants as compared to other national parks of Uttarakhand. You can also see animals like Tiger, Monkey, leopard, Barking deer, Sambar deer, Antelopes such as the Nilgai & Goral, Wild Boar in this park. The Rajaji National Park has more than 400 species of birds. Some of the popular species of birds found in the park are Scaly Thrush, Rusty-flanked Treecreeper, Pale-footed Bush Warbler, Snowy-browed Flycatcher, Tytler's Leaf Warbler, Green Avadavat and Reed Bunting, Black-necked Stork, , Northern Goshawk, Yellow-billed Blue Magpie Greater Scaup, Great Hornbill, White-naped Woodpecker, Pallas's Fish Eagle, Black-bellied Tern. River Ganga is also significant part of the Rajaji National Park. River Ganges flows 24 kms in the park. Those who want to enjoy the beautiful landscapes and wildlife and who are nature lovers nothing can be as best as Rajaji National Park. The migratory birds that cross Himalayas to enter India for them the park is the first staging ground. This park provides residence to the Himalayan Pied Kingfisher, Great Pied Hornbill and fire tailed sunbird. Rajaji National Park is to be visited between Novembers to June. You can enjoy two types of safari in the park, one is Jeep safari and the other is Elephant safari.

Other National Parks near Haridwar:

Jim Corbett National Park, Nandadevi National Park, Valley of Flowers, Govind National Park and Gangotri National Park .

Wildlife Sanctuary near Haridwar:

Kedarnath wildlife sanctuary (Kedarnath), Govind wildlife sanctuary (Uttarkashi), Vinog mountain quail sanctuary (Dehradun), Malan wildlife sanctuary (PauriGarhwal), Ascot wildlife sanctuary (Pithoragarh), Sonanadi wildlife sanctuary (Garhwal) and Binsar wildlife sanctuary (Binsar) .

Piran kaliyar Sarif:

Piran Kaliyar dargah (Tom) is situated at a distance of 07 km from Roorkee and at a distance of 18 km from Haridwar. This dargah is one of the popular and famous dargah in India. O this dargah both Hindus and Muslims go for prayer as it is most holy shrine for Hindus & Muslims. The dargah was built by Ibrahim lodhi, one of the rulers of Lodhi dynasty. You can visit the dargah on any day but Thursday is considered as the auspicious day to visit Piran Kaliyer sarif.

Top Things to do in Haridwar

Haridwar Kumbh Mela 2021 Date
Main Shahi Snan Dates/Special Bathing Dates
14/15 Jan 2021 Makar Sankranti
(1st Shahi Snan)
28 January 2021 Paush Purnima
11 February 2021 Mauni Amavasya (Main Royal Bath-2nd Shahi Snan)
16 February 2021 Basant Panchami
(3rd Shahi Snan)
27 February 2021 Maghi Purnima
11 March 2021 Maha Shivratri
12 April 2021 Somvati Amamvasya
21 April 2021 Ram Navami
27 April 2021 Chaitra Purnima

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