Friday, 28 August 2015

Haridwar – A gateway to heaven (Part – 2)

In the last post of this series I had narreted how we arrival to Haridwar and performed Ganga Snan at Har Ki Pouri. Now we were free from Har ki Pouri and walked to our cab. Driver informed us that now he was taking us to Mansa mata temple.

Mansa Devi Temple is a Hindu Temple dedicated to goddess Mansa Devi in the holy city of Haridwar in the Uttarakhand state of India. The temple is located atop the Bilwa Parvat on the Sivalik Hills, the southernmost mountain chain of the Himalayas. Bilwa Tirth is one of the Panch Tirth (Five Pilgrimages) within Haridwar.

Waiting for our turn at Cable car office

Tuesday, 18 August 2015

Haridwar - A gateway to heaven..

It has been really a long time since I last posted any travelogue on my blog. Due to various official as well as domestic engagements I couldn’t write any post since almost 10 months. Though writing posts was stopped but ghumakkari was continuously going on.

In last few months I have visited Haridwar and Rishikesh and recently I had been to my dream destination Jammu and Kashmir, so I have many stories to share with you. Let us start with Haridwar- Rishikesh trip.
Huge statue of Lord Shiva located on bank of Ganga and visible from every corner of Haridwar...
After our last trip to Himachal Pradesh in May 2014, 5-6 months were passed and our ghumakkar heart started beating for a new trip. On the Rakshabandhan in August, 2014 we had visited my parents place to celebrate the festival of Rakhi and at a fine evening we all family members together were having chat on various subjects, obviously including our ghumakkari. During the discussion I asked my mother to join us in our next trip and she agreed happily which I didn’t expect because she merely agrees on going outside her place.