Haridwar is an ancient city and important Hindu pilgrimage site in Uttarakhand state, where the River Ganges exits the Himalayan foothills.The largest of several sacred ghats (bathing steps), Har Ki Pauri hosts a nightly Ganga Aarti (river-worshipping ceremony) in which tiny flickering lamps are floated off the steps.
Uttarakhand was formed in the year 2000 and since than Haridwar has emerged as a business city.As per India Brand Equity Foundation,Gross State Domestic Product of Uttarakhand will be INR 2,93,000 Crores (USD 41.99 billion) in 2020-21 with a compound annual growth rate of 10.94%. According to Department for Promotion of Industry and Internal Trade (DPIIT),total exports from the state stood at INR 16,398 Crores (US$ 2.35 billion) during 2018-19. The state is being developed as an ‘energy state’ to tap the hydropower electric potential of over 25,000 MW.
Distance between Haridwar & NCT of New Delhi is 211 KMS and nearest Airport is Jolly Grant Airport, Dehradun with just 38 KMS drive.
Source: Document - Uttarakhand Vision 2030, Department of Planning - Government of Uttarakhand, prepared by Institute of Human Development, New Delhi. http://des.uk.gov.in/