Chota Haridwar is a religious place located at NH 34, Muradnagar, Ghaziabad, Uttar Pradesh. Chota Haridwar has no mythological history but its religious significance is increasing in some years. Chota Haridwar has been built on the banks of Ganganahar. Haridwar is called Mukati Dham, but there is nothing like this in Chota Haridwar. This place has been made like Haridwar. In the evening on the banks of Ganganahar, the Aarti of Ganga goes as if it is done on Haridwar. The water coming to Ganganahar on Chota Haridwar comes from the Ganges only. Ganganahar was built by man, whose water is used for cultivation, etc.
The history here is not something special. At this time, Khachdo ji Maharaj used to worship on the bank of the Gang Canal. His samadhi too has been made here. The work of monitoring this place is done by Radha Rani Seva Samiti, Ghaziabad.
Ghats have been built on both sides of the canal for bathing in Ganganahar at Chota Haridwar. At this place, different Ghats have been made for bathing of women and men and there is a place for change of clothes for women. A clean toilet has been set up in Chota Haridwar, which is given full attention of cleanliness.
In Chota Haridwar has made effort to give like Haridwar environment and best facilities. This place has emerged as a picnic spot in the last few years. Thousands of people also come here for Ganesh immersion. Thousands of people come here every day in the summer on these ghats of Gang Canal. On Saturdays and Sundays, there are more people coming here.
With a team of divers all the time at 'Chota Haridwar', local management remains alert all the time to stop any untoward incident. It is also taken care of for the traveler coming to Ganganahar.