'Haridwar' here 'Hari' means 'God' and 'Dwar' means 'Door'. Haridwar is one of the most sacred and holy cities of India. Situated at the bank of holy 'Ganga' river. Visiting in haridwar and bathing in Ganga is one of my childhood dream that i finally fulfilled. So from Amritsar we took our train around 10:00 in the night, as you know it was our strategy to travel more in night so that we can explore the city next day. On june 7,2017 we reached Haridwar in the morning as it was june (monsoon month) so as we have expected it was raining there but not heavily. We came out of the train and for a moment i just lost in my thoughts after having a look at the place which was very well supported by the beautiful weather that day. Guess what the first person whom we asked about how to reach at Ghats was a Sadhu and it was no strange as haridwar is home to lakhs of sadhus in India.
As we came out of the station we had breakfast namely, Kachori with potato curry and it was good. But as it was still raining so it was hard to find a tampo or rickshaw. (Suggestion - better take a umbrella or raincoat if your are travelling in the month of june to august mainly.)
During this time, after having kachori and looking for tampo we started talking to some locals asking about haridwar and its history. (its my favorite thing to do during travel as you learn alot of facts about the place and thats for free. ;) )
As the rain stopped we hired a tampo from railway station to ganga ghats and it charged us for something 20Rs. per person. As we reached near the Ghats it was like OMG! such rush as there were loats of people.