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Culture Haridwar

The glimpses of culture of Haridwar is seen in its fairs and festivals. It is the perfect fusion of history, mythology, beliefs and holiness and the Ganga has been witnessing all this for centuries . Located amidst in hilly surroundings it offers a view of Indian style of architecture which comprises in its old havelis,temples and buildings. It is eminent centers of art and music. Many folk songs are dedicated to the incident when Lord Vishnu set his footprints on this holy city. Coming to the Fairs and Festivals, they are an integral part of the culture. Kavad Mela, Somvati Amavasya Mela and Kumbh Mela are celebrated with much enthusiasm.


Kumbh Mela which is also acknowledged as the largest festival of humanity is celebrated in Haridwar once after twelve years. Its made a record of 70 million in 1998. Kumbh Mela is rotated between Haridwar and Allahabad, Ujjain and Nashik.

Kanwar Mela

It is celebrated in the month of July and the largest annually festival. Every year nearly three lakh pilgrims visits this fair.

Karthik Purnima

It is organized for 15 days after Deepawali on the first night of the full moon in November.

CUISINES (Eating Out Places) in Haridwar

A variety of cuisine is available from street food to restaurants. It should be noted that all type of non-vegetarian food and alcoholic drinks are strictly prohibited here. The cuisine is ranging from North Indian Food to Bengali and South Indian Food. The famous eating out places in Haridwar are:

Bhagwati's Chhole Bhature

This restaurant is famous for its lip smaking Chhole Bhature, Kheer, Lassi etc. It is located at 10 minutes walking distance from Laltarao Bridge. Mohan Puri Wala Situated at the regular gate of Har ki Pauri, this place is popular for its Puri with Aloo Bhaji.

Chotiwala Restaurant

This eating out place is known for its tasty dishes at affordable prices. Thali is the most famous offering of Chotiwala Restaurant which consists of plain rice, chapatis (or puris), vegetable curries, pickle and dal. Besides North Indian Dishes, Chotiwala Restaurant also serves South Indian Dishes.

Brij Mathura Walla

This place is famous for wide range of sweet dish here which includes Rasmalai, Halwa, Rabri etc. It is located in Bara Bazar.

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