A prominent Hindu pilgrimage site in the North Indian state of Uttarakhand, Haridwar is the city where the Ganges make their way out of the Himalayan foothills. The city is truly a sight to behold during the Kanwar Mela where devotees of Lord Shiva gather on the banks of the Ganges to collect holy waters. Haridwar has grown way beyond its religious significance, owing to the rapidly developing SIDCUL industrial estate and the Bharat Heavy Electricals township. Haridwar is a melting pot of Indian history and culture and therefore, finds tourism thronging in large numbers almost all year round. Getting to Haridwar is also easy as it has a neatly-developed system of roadways (NH 56, NH 74), railways (Haridwar Railway Station), and airways (Jolly Grant Airport at Dehradun). Being a major tourist/pilgrimage destination in the state, there are plenty of family hotels in Haridwar for you to choose from. Finding hotels in Haridwar for family stays is not as difficult as it used to be. A superb set of amenities are provided at family hotels in Haridwar which include a games room/area (where children get to play indoor/outdoor games), an on-site restaurant offering a menu for kids, have child-friendly ambiance apart from providing complimentary meals for children under a certain age. A cradle/cot may also furnished in the rooms, for toddlers. At some luxury family hotels, a swimming pool (with a coach and a shallow area for children) may also be available. These hotels also arrange/organize activities and events for families to keep them occupied during the entirety of their stay. Haridwar boasts plenty of tourist spots such as Har ki Pauri, Rajaji National Park, Mansa Devi Temple, Chandi Devi Temple, Kankhal, Maya Devi Temple, Pawan Dham, Bharat Mata Mandir, Bilkeshwar Mahadev Temple, Vaishno Devi Temple, Sree Ganga Mandir, and Prem Nagar Ashram. Popular restaurants in Haridwar where you can dine with family include Chotiwala Restaurant, The Village Restaurant, Invitation Restaurant, Fun N Food, and Dada Boudir Hotel. For shopping, head to Pentagon Mall or Raghunath Mall.
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