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Haridwar is place where the river Ganges enters in plain areas north India after flowing 250 km from its origin Gaumukh (Gangotri Glacier).
Haridwar is the place where people from all over the world come for pilgrimage and take a dip in the holy Ganges River.
Along with this, they experience the complex culture of India, various Hindu rituals and ancient civilization. The lush green forests of the river Ganges and the crystal clear water and the backdrop of the mountains form the fascinating beauty of this holy city. Everyday hundreds of people come here for the Ganges ceremony (Ganga Aarti). During some festival days it is visited by more than million people in a day.
In Haridwar there are so many ashrams where you can learn and practice yoga.
Rishikesh is best option if you want to experience the Ashram life. Stay in ashram, eat satwik (organic) food, take part in ashram activities, listen the lecture on Hinduism and how to live peaceful life.
Rishikesh is became an adventure hub since last 10 years. Challenging rapids, Muntains and dense forest is here to test your skills physical and mental strenght. Rishikesh has Rafting, camping, trekking, Rock climbing, Rappelling and bungee jumping are famous adventure activities which you can enjoy here.
Rajaji National Park or Chilla park is Just 25 kms far from Rishikesh. If you are interested in wildlife this is nearest National park. Elephant, deer, birds and tigers (only few) are key animals of the park