Geography & Weather of Haridwar

Weather of HaridwarGeography Of Haridwar

Haridwar District covering an area of about 2360 km², is situated at height of 249.7 m from the sea level between Shivalik Range in the North and Northeast and Ganges River in the South. Haridwar is also the first town at which Ganges falls from the mountains to touch the plain. There are many other small streams flowing that are seasonal. A large part of the ares is under forest cover. One can easily go to nearest Wildlife National Park- Rajaji National Part and Also see the Cheela hydro power plant. This national park is famous for wild elephants.

Weather of Haridwar

Haridwar City has the temperature similar to that of Delhi, that is extreme climate. The winters are very cold and summers are hot. However situated on the river bank and proximity to Shivalik range, the temperature is not that much unbearable as in Delhi. The maximum temperature goes up to 40 ºC in summers and in winters, the temperature falls down to 16 ºC in winters. The average rainfall throughout the year is around 2315.4 mm.

In recent times with developments of industries, pollution and increase in the number of visitors, the Weather of Haridwar has changed and degraded.

Haridwar Travel Tip- Haridwar is visited throughout the year and the dip in the cold water at har ki pauri is refreshing in summers while the weather of haridwar for sightseeing in winters is awesome.

Har Ki Pauri Haridwar

Har Ki Pauri at haridwar was constructed by King Vikramaditya in memory of his brother Bhrithari. The most important ghat within Har ki Pauri is Brahmakund. A majority of present ghats were largely developed in the 1800s.

The evening Aarti at dusk offered to Goddess Ganga at Har-Ki-Pauri is an enchanting experience for all the devotees. A spectacle of sound and colour is seen when, after the ceremony, pilgrims float diyas and incense on the river, praying for their deceased ancestors.

The ghat of har ki paudi is regarded the most sacred and auspicious point to bathe in the Ganga during the Kumbh held after 12 years and Ardh Kumbh after 6 years.

Millions of people from all round the world do make a point to attend the evening prayer along with the holy dip on their visit to Haridwar.

One can easily reach there by taking a rickshaw or a vikram that will drop you at har ki pauri. Try to negotiate with the driver as they over charge heavily.