Cultural Extravaganza- Haridwar Kumbh Mela 2021 is less than two weeks from now. Haridwar a major tourist place in Uttarakhand will host the grand event. Kumbh Mela, the event takes place every twelve years.
Haridwar Kumbh Mela is recognised as an intangible cultural heritage by UNESCO, offering an unmatched spectacle of Indian customs and practices. It’s held every twelve years in rotation at the four holy places: Nashik, Ujjain, Haridwar and Prayagraj.
Where to Stay for Haridwar Kumbh Mela
To witness and participate in Haridwar Kumbh Mela 2021 one is advised to make advance reservations. It is a grand spiritual gathering. To have a good time and experience, I would highly recommend staying at ‘The Haveli Hari Ganga’. I observed that this place is located in the old part of the city in Haridwar.
How to reach
At a time like this, during Maha Kumbh Mela it's very crowded and getting there would be by cycle/auto-rickshaw. The approach roads were narrow but upon reaching the entrance to this hotel we were taken in for a pleasant surprise.
The personal residence of the Maharaja of Pilbhit now serves as an exquisite hotel. Located very near to Har ki Pauri on the banks of Ram Ghat, guests can also witness the Arati ceremony.
Cultural Extravaganza – Haveli Hari Ganga, Haridwar
I liked the courtyards, the simple yet elegant interiors and also the balcony overlooking the holy river. Providing good service is another commendable aspect.
Staying in over a century-old building at haveli is always special. Situated at a walking distance from the main ‘Har ki Pauri’ was an added advantage. I know no other hotel (comfort/luxury category) that can command in this holy city of Haridwar.
Click here: To visit a South Indian pilgrim site on the banks of River Tungabhadra.
Make your bookings early at Haveli Hari Ganga.
Visitors are not encouraged to enter densely populated areas during the Mela.
Shahi Snan, Haridwar
Shahi Snan dates 2021 are
1. 11th March, Maha Shivaratri
2. 12 April, Somvati Amavasya
3.14 April, Baisakhi and
4. 27 April, Chaitra Purnima
View of river ganga from the balcony of The haveli Hari Ganga, Haridwar
River Ganga exits from the Himalaya foot hills at Haridwar
Haveli Hari Ganga situated on the banks of River ganga few metres away from Har ki Pauri
Starting place to go on Chardham yatra.
How to reach
Air – Nearest Airport is Jolly Grant Airport, Dehradun DED distance 39 km, DEL 228 km
Rail – Nearest Station in Haridwar, distance 1.8 km.
Road – Delhi distance 225 km, Chandigarh 223 km, Lucknow distance 500 km
Where to Stay
few 'dham' s offer comfort and facilities for pilgrims. there are enough guest houses for the Pilgrims and tourists alike.
Few hotels and homestay facilities are available and one can also book through airbnb
Nearby Places –
Rishikesh, Meerut, Pantnagar, Dehradun, Mussourie, Badrinath, Kedarnath.