Haridwar is one of the important holy city and this translates into "Gateway to Lord Vishnu". The place has passed through various dynasties in the ancient times such as Maurya and then Kushan.
As one of the oldest living cities, it finds its mention in the ancient Hindu scriptures. It has a rich and ancient religious and cultural heritage. There are many interesting sites in the city such as:
- Har Ki Pauri
- Chandi Devi Temple
- Mansa Devi Temple