A couple of days ago, I was in Haridwar-Rishikesh, on the banks of the Holy Ganges. As most of you would already know that pilgrims come to Haridwar to take a ‘dip’ in the river to wash off their sins and thus, the little town is usually busy. Rishikesh, on the other hand, is known for its temples along the Ganga, as well as…river rafting! I was there for neither!
On my way back, I had a couple of hours to kill at the Haridwar Railway Station and thus decided to train-spot. On the Delhi Dehradun railway line, Haridwar is a major junction and thus remains busy throughout the day. It is catered by the Shatabdi Express, as well as trains like Dehradun Express, Hemkunt Express, LTT Express as well as many passenger trains between Roorkee and Rishikesh. I wandered and took pictures of these trains as they came and went, and at the same time absorbed the various activities of the travelers.
Mind it…it is a crowded station and most of the passengers travel without a ticket, so make sure your belongings are safe and that you have a reservation.