• Haridwar
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    HARIDWAR! A Gateway to Gods!

    HISTORY: It is said to have been named ‘KAPILA’ after a sage with the same name. According to Hiuen Tsiang the place had a name ‘Gangadwara’. Prsent name Haridwar is the way to reach Hara [Lord Shiva, as claimed by Shaivites] or Hari [Lord Vishnu, as claimed by Vaishnavites]. Its main ghat is Hari Ka Charan or Hari Ki Pairi [Lord Vishnu’s footprints]. History has it that the ghats and around have also witnessed the massacre of Gosains, Bairagis and other devotees at different periods of time. When to go? All the year round. Avoid on weekends, public holidays and vacations because of crowd. If you wish to have peaceful…

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    Car Drive to Hills

    So you have finally decided to go to a hill station and you are going to drive. First thing that you need is the CONFIDENCE in yourself. Everybody drives on the hills for the first time and you are no exception. Go for it. Have faith on yourself and your lovely car. Which Car? Naturally you will take your own car. You can’t borrow because it is doubtful that somebody known to you will take that risk and secondly you will not be at ease on steering in a new [read other] car. So forget SUVs, 4*4 drives, off road cars if you don’t have them. Remember, locals mostly use…