Maha Kumbh Mela Allahabad HaridwarShop: Tourists can always shop for the beaded jewelery, pooja samagri, brass and copper utensils, sweets, bangles, cane baskets, pickles and the range of the Ayurveda products can be bought from the Jwalapur, Bara Bazaar, Kankhal and the State Government emporiums.
Highlights/ Special Attractions: The special attraction at the Kumbh Mela is the holy bath at the divine water of Ganga, the temples at the Haridwar like Har ki Pauri, Chandi Devi temple, Mansa Devi temple, Bharat Mata Mandir, Maya Devi temple, Neel Dhara Pakshi Vihar, Daksha Mahadev temple, Parad Shivling etc.
Celebrations: There are more than 10 million pilgrims that comes to participate in the Kumbh Mela 2010. During the Kumbh Mela the Ganga ghats of Haridwar is over crowded with the pilgrims, saints, rishis, priests and yogis. The place Haridwar is known to be the most sacred destinations as the Ganga river makes the entry to the plains after originating in the Gaumukh glaciers.
Tourists Activities: The tourists who comes to visit Kumnbh Mela is having options in Haridwar to enjoy the trip like the visiting of temples like Har ki Pauri, Mansa Devi temple, Chandi devi temple, etc. to go on for the shopping, eating out in Haridwar and to go for the Ganga aarti that takes place in the evening and is also the most special attraction of the tourists.
Reaching there and Accommodations: Haridwar is now set to host the Kumbh Mela 2010. The city is cited as the holy as its located on the banks of river Ganga and also serves as one of the four major pilgrimages of the Uttranchal. The air link to Haridwar is from the Jolly Grant airport in Dehradun which is located at the distance of the 45 kilometers from the city from where the tourists can easily catch the buses, taxis to get to the holy city. Traveling to Haridwar through train can also be preferred by many of the pilgrims as the city is having the railway head of its own which is well linked by all the key cities of the country like Delhi, Mumbai, and even Kolkata. Reaching Haridwar through the roadways can also be an option for the traveler who loves to travel through roads. The city is linked by the NH 58 with the capital city of Delhi. Haridwar also shares the good network of roads with many cities of the country.