Piran Kaliyar

  • District: Haridwar
  • Climate: Pleasurable round the year
  • Season: Throughout the Year
  • Clothing: Cotton round the year
  • Languages: Urdu, Hindi and English

Situated at a distance of 20 km from Haridwar and only 10 km from Roorkee on the banks of the river Ganga, Piran Kaliyar Sharif is a wonderful symbol of unity. Ibrahim Lodhi built the tomb of this dargah. It is situated towards the south of Haridwar. Famed for its mystical powers that fulfill the desires of the devout, the dargah is visited by millions of devotees from all over the world.

Piran Kaliyar, also known as Kaliyar Sharif, which is the burial place of a sufi saint named Alauddin Ali Ahmed Sabir Kaliyari. It is only a half hour drive from Haridwar, but the Islamic touch makes the feel of the place completely different.

One can see some of the detail work on the sides of the tomb. Aft The sidewalls have open grillwork, which allows one to peep in side and also allows the breeze to move through in the summer.

The veneration of saints in Islam is based on the belief that their piety brought them close to Allah, and that they can therefore act as channels of Allah’s grace. Not only people visit the saints to ask of favours, but also some strive to be buried near them. The tomb compound at Piran Kaliyar contains the graves of his numerous followers, whereas the smaller tomb is built outside the shrine.

The shrine of piran Kaliyar is the anchor and raison d’etre for the town of Kaliyar, which is little more than a collection of shops around the saint’s tomb for selling merchandise, souvenirs, food and offerings for the saint such as roses and sugar. The only time things get really busy is during the annual ‘Urs’, the festival celebrating the saint’s death anniversary.

Beyond Piran Kaliyar

Roorkee:

Situated 10 km from Piran Kaliyar, Roorkee is a quiet town of moderate size in the district of Haridwar Uttarakhand. It is located on the banks of the upper Ganga Canal, which takes off to Haridwar, 20 km away Roorkee is the gateway to the pilgrim centres of Haridwar, Rishikesh, Badrinath, Kedarath and the tourist attractions of Dehradun, Mussoorie and Roorkee is more known for the Indian Institute of Technology and Central Building Research Institute.

Haridwar:

Only 50 minutes drive to the gateway of the four dhams the holiest shrines in the Himalayas Kedarnath, Badrinath, Gangotri and Yamunotri.

Rajaji National Park:

Rajaji National Park is distinct for its pristine scenic beauty and rich bio-diversity. A paradise for nature lovers and wildlife enthusiasts. The wildlife of the park is blessed with elephants, tigers, leopards, deer and gorals as its best known life forms.

Getting there

By Air: The nearest Airport is Jolly Grant, Dehradun 53 km.

By Train: The nearest railhead is Roorkee 10 km well connected with all important cities of India, viz. Delhi, Agra, Howrah, Varanasi, Allahabad, Amritsar, Dehradun, Lucknow and others with express trains. Some of them are:

UP TRAINS
Trains No. From To Arrival Departure Time
3049 A Howrah – Amritsar 01:45 am
5011 A Lucknow – Saharanpur 11:18 am
351 Lucknow – Saharanpur Passenger 05:10 pm
9020 Dehradun – Bandra 02:40 pm
3151 Sealdah – Jammu Tawi 08:30 pm
1 Sm Moradabad – Saharanpur 10:08 pm
4609 Haridwar – Jammu Tawi 06:38 pm
DOWN TRAINS
Trains No. From To Arrival Departure Time
3050 Amritsar – Howrah 01:27 am
5012 A Saharanpur – Lucknow 08:32 pm
9019 Bandra Dehradun 01:17 pm
3152 Jammu Tawi Sealdah 06:51 am
352 Saharanpur Lucknow Passanger 09:30 am
2 SM Saharanpur Moradabad 04:20 am
4610 Jammu Tawi Haridwar 05:07 am

Railways Enquiry / Reservation Ph: 01332-277481

By Road: Roorkee on National Highways is well connected by bus services to all major cities and other parts of the North India. From where one can reach to Piran Kaliyar by Taxis, Tangas & Rickshaws available at Bus Stand and Railways Station.

Haridwar On National highway No. 58 is well connected to all Major cities and other part of the state.

Bus stand Roadways Enquiry – Ph:01332-272456

Taxi Stand Enquiry – Ph:01332-275173