Ambrosia Sarovar Portico, Haridwar
Haridwar, also known as 'the Gateway to the Gods', opens to four important pilgrimages of Uttrakhand namely, Rishikesh, Badrinath, Kedarnath and Yamunotri. Referred to as Mayapuri, Gangadwar, Kapila and Mokshadwar in the ancient scriptures and epics, Haridwar is one the first towns where river Ganga emerges from the mountains entering the planes and has always remained a major pilgrimage for the Hindus.
Haridwar is considered one of the holiest cities in India. It is believed that three Gods, Brahma, Vishnu and Mahesh have left their footprints and sanctified the city. The city is among the four places where Kumbh Mela is organised every twelve years and Ardh Kumbh every six years. Devotees from all walks of life and all corners of the world pour into the city to become a part of the largest congregation. Ash-smeared sadhus with flowing beards and knotted manes descend from their quiet retreats in the neighbouring hills and mountains to roam around the city on foot, cycles and motorbikes, participating in a festival that is considered to be the holiest in the land.
Besides its religious importance, the city of Haridwar has progressed to a temple of modern civilization. A massive industrial area, spread over 2000 acres, developed by State Industrial Development Corporation Uttaranchal Limited (SIDCUL), a state government body with corporates like Hindustan Liver Limited, Dabur, Mahindras, Havells, is set to develop into another industrial township within the city.
The nearest domestic airport is Jolly Grant in Dehradun, around 40kms away from the city. Regular scheduled flights connect the city to major metros namely Delhi, Mumbai, Bangalore and Kolkata.
Haridwar is well connected by trains to almost all the major cities in India. In fact, trains are the major source of the tourist inflow. The city's station is an important railhead on the line between Delhi and Dehradun and is only 15 km away. The hotel is accessible from the nearest Roorkee Railway Station, only 14 km away. Regular scheduled trains like Shatabdi, Jan-Shatabdi, Mail/Express, Shuttle/Passenger make commuting comfortable.
Ambrosia Sarovar Portico is 180 km by road from Delhi and is 30 km from Rishikesh, 60 km from Dehradun, and 90 km from Mussoorie. The hotel is only 11 km away from SIDCUL Industrial Area, 12 km from city centre and enjoys close proximity to National Highway 45 connecting the other neighbouring cities.
Nearby landmarks and their distance:
|Destination||Distance in Kms|
|Haridwar/Roorkee Railway Station||16|
|Haridwar/Roorkee Bus Stand||14|
|SIDCUL Industrial Area||08|
|Baba Ramdev Patanjali Yogpeeth||01|
|Crystal World Water Park||200 mtr|
|Har-ki-pouri/ Mansa devi/ Chandi Devi||18|