from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • A city of northern India on the Ganges River north-northeast of Delhi. It is a Hindu pilgrimage center. Population: 185,000.


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  • On a single day, at the last Shahi Snan on April 14, more than 1.6 crore people bathed in the Ganga at Haridwar, which is a world record.

    The Times of India

  • Tan said the nine were part of a group of 14 who had travelled from Nepal and planned to stay for two days at Haridwar, which is about six hours by car from New Delhi.


  • Pankaj Nangia/Associated Press Indian yoga guru Baba Ramdev announced at a press conference he would continue his hunger strike in his ashram in Haridwar, India, June 5, 2011.

    India in Pictures

  • Manan Vatsyayana/Agence France-Presse/Getty Images Supporters of Indian spiritual guru Swami Baba Ramdev cover their mouths with black cloth in a sign of protest at the Pitanjali Yogpeeth in Haridwar on Monday.

    Asia in Pictures

  • Ramdev is continuing his campaign in Haridwar, the Hindu holy town in northern India where he was taken by police after being detained.

    India Faces More Anti-Corruption Protests

  • Adnan Abidi/Reuters A follower of India's Swami Ramdev performing yoga as she joins him in his fast against corruption in the northern Indian town of Haridwar Tuesday

    Asia in Pictures

  • Agence France-Presse/Getty Images Footwear of pilgrims are seen on the ground following a stampede that led to the death of 16 people near the Ganges in Haridwar, Tuesday.

    India in Pictures

  • Hindu devotees arrived to participate in a religious ceremony on the banks of the Ganges in the northern Indian city of Haridwar, Uttarakhand, Monday.

    India in Pictures

  • Hindu devotees in Haridwar, Manipur's blockade, the Pushkar Camel Fair, and more.

    India in Pictures

  • Saffronart The closest train station at Haridwar is a 20-minute drive, and the Dehradun Jolly Grant airport, which is served by most major commercial airlines in India, is about an hour's drive.

    A Luxury Villa on the Ganges


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