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Spiritual India: 40 Most Famous Religion Places In India

Spiritual India 40 Most Famous Religion Places In India



India is known for its vivid culture, rich in holy places, traditions, and rituals, heritages, divine destinations, and spirituality. India is called as spiritual capital in the world. spiritual India 40 Most Famous Religion Places In India.
The spiritual air will bring the aroma of karma, dharma, And mercy in India- The Land Of Faith.
Religion endures a holy place in the spirits of each Indian.
One cannot surely tell the number of gods and divinities that live in the lands of This Spiritual country.




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Destinations For Religious and divine spirits
    


For many years India is on first preference by people all over the world for spiritual retreats.
Spiritual India: Destinations For Religious and divine spirit
If you feel empty within this busy world and want some fulfillment with spiritual treats and pleasure to eyes?
Then India is your Next Destination to look for!
Let's dig in And take a look at Must visit Divine destination in India.







1.Sabarimala, Kerala 


Ayyappa Temple


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Sabarimala: world's second-largest number of visitors


Sabarimala is a blend of Shaivism, Shaktism, Vaishnavism, and other Sramana cultures.
The world's second-largest number of visitors annually(about 30 million pilgrims) visits Sabarimala after the Hajj Pilgrimage of mecca.
Sabrimala is a Known for Ayyappa Temple.
The temple is located dense and forest eighteen hills surrounding the temple(Poongavanam).
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Religious Importance: The world-famous Ayyappa Temple(The temple is also known as Dharma Sashta), Makaravilakku, and Malikkappuram Devi Temple, and Makara Sankranti Festival.

Places to visit: 
  •  Ayyappa Temple
  •  Malikkappuram Devi Temple
  •  Erumeli
  •  Pampa Ganapathy Temple
  •  Makaravilakku
  •  Vavar Shrine

How To Reach:

Nearest railway station: Thiruvalla, about 102 km
Nearest airport: Thiruvananthapuram International Airport, about 180 km.




2.Haridwar, Uttarakhand 


Ganga Aarti at Ghats



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(source)  Haridwar



Haridwar is Gateway to the Char Dhams of Uttarakhand and Dev Bhoomi.
Haridwar is considered one of the seven holy Hindu cities in the country.
The five pilgrimages in Haridwar called as ‘Panch Tirth’ are Gangadwara (Har Ki Pauri), Kushwart (Ghat), Kankhal, Bilwa Tirtha (Mansa Devi Temple) and Neel Parvat (Chandi Devi).
This Hindu Temple Town gathers vast numbers of tourists across the country.
Taking a dip in the holy Har ki Pauri is considered as one of the fundamental and most divine things to do in Hindu Culture. The Belief is that once one takes a dip in the holy Ganges, then He would be relieved of all sins in life.
The chaotic lanes and the congested banks of the river, are common in Haridwar.
In Haridwar every evening thousands of devotees witness the famous Ganga Aarti at the ghats.
The world-famous Kumbh Mela( a Mega gathering) is also hosted by Haridwar along with Nashik, Ujjain, and Prayagraj.
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Religious Importance:
Haridwar is placed at the bank of the Holy Ganges and therefore an important pilgrimage site. And it is Host for Great Kumbh Mela.

Places to visit :
  • Har Ki Pauri
  • Chandi Devi Temple
  • Ganga Aarti in Haridwar
  • Chilla Wildlife Sanctuary
  • Mansa Devi Temple, Haridwar
  • Bharat Mata Mandir Haridwar

How To Reach:

Nearest Airport: Dehradun - 43 km from Haridwar
Nearest Train: Haridwar is well-connected with the railway system which is available to many cities. 
 By road: Haridwar is well connected to every major city in India by Road.



3.Allahabad(Prayagraj), Uttar Pradesh

Capital of Kuru rulers of Hastinapur


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Allahabad(prayagraj)



Prayagraj is a beautiful city situated with the gathering of the holy Rivers Ganga, Yamuna, and Saraswati. 
 Triveni Sangam is a place Holy place and Must visit for spiritual seekers.
‘Teerthraj’, the most divine pilgrimage center, and is a perfect place to have a soulful retreat.

Religious Importance: Prayagraj is one of the destinations which operates the Great Kumbh Mela, the world’s largest assemblage of adherents. Allahabad is quoted in Mahabharata as Kaushambi(capital of Kuru rulers of Hastinapur)
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Places to visit:
  • Triveni Sangam
  • Allahabad Fort
  • Allahabad Museum
  • Allahabad Pillar
  • Khusro Bagh
  • Anand Bhawan

How To Reach: 

Nearest Airport: Allahabad Airport (IXD)
Nearest Train: Allahabad is the headquarters of the North-Central division and is well connected by train from most of the major cities in the country. 
 by road: Allahabad comes on the NH-2 and it is part of the Golden Quadrilateral - so the drive connectivity is best.



4.Vaishno Devi, Jammu & Kashmir 

Moonh Maangi Muradein Poori Karne Wali Mata- Vaishno Devi


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Vaishno Devi

 Vaishno Devi is second most visited divine place in India after Sabarimala
More than 8 million believers visit the Vaishno Devi temple every year.
Settled inside a cavern, the temple is devoted to goddess Vaishnodevi.
The sanctum is located at an elevation of 5300 feet up sea level on the hills of the Trikuta Mountain range.
 The natural Pindies (stone structure), representing Goddess Saraswathi, Kali, and Lakshmi where The darshan of Maa Vaishno Devi occurs.
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Religious Importance:
It is believed that while the pooja and aarti of Maa Vaishno Devi, Goddesses appear at the Holy cavern to give their admiration to Mata Rani. Followers accept the goddess calls the devotees to reach here. 

Places to visit:
  • Vaishno Devi Mandir
  • Dera Baba Banda6. Shopping in Vaishno Devi
  • Katra
  • Ardhkuwari
  • Bhairavnath Temple Vaishno Devi


How To Reach:

Nearest Airport:  Jammu - 34 km from Vaishno Devi
Nearest Train: Shri Mata Vaishno Devi Katra railway station at Katra is the most approaching railway station from the divine cavern of Vaishno Devi.
 By road: from Katra, many buses roam around the pilgrimage at affordable prices. and Katra is well connected with major cities like Amritsar, Delhi, and more.




5.Kedarnath, Uttarakhand


Kedar is another name of Lord Shiva


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(Flickr source)  Kedarnath




In the range of Rudra Himalayas, at an altitude of 3,584 m above sea level, near the peak of river Mandakini, in Rudraprayag District And among 12 Jyotirlingas in India devoted to Lord Shiva, The holy Kedarnath Lies.
Kedarnath is one of the holiest pilgrimages in north India.
Kedarnath closes on the first day of the Hindu month of Kartik (October-November) and reopens in Vaishakh (April-May) every year.

Religious Importance:
It is believed that one who takes a journey to Kedarnath, It will open the Path to the Moksha(salvation).
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Places to visit :
  • Kedarnath Temple
  • Vasuki Tal
  • Shankaracharya Samadhi
  •  Agastyamuni
  • Sonprayag
  • Chandrashila

How To Reach:

Kedarnath by Helicopter:
Kedarnath is 3,584 m above from sea level, making it one of the highest located Temple in the Country.
Considering trekking is the only option by land to reach Kedarnath from Gaurikund; Nowadays some helicopter operators offer a service to easily reach Kedarnath, from the helipad in Phata village in Kedarnath.
The cost for one round trip per person is RS6500 with Extra taxes. ANd for One way it is Half the cost(RS3500).
Nearest Airport: Dehradun - 110 km from Kedarnath
Nearest Train: No Train And Roads are available
 By road: There is no access to Road to the temple and can only be approached through a difficult, climbing 18 km long trek which begins from The Gaurikund. 



6.Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh 

   The Spiritual Capital of India

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(source) Varanasi



Varanasi is less of a city and more of a dreamy experience. With an abundance of temples, sepulchers, and ghats, for anyone who seeks the blessings of the supreme, Varanasi, should be at the top of their priority list.
The city is positioned on the bank of River Ganga which has two branches in the city: Varuna and Assi; so the name Varanasi.

Banaras(Varanasi) is older than tradition, older even than legend and twice as old as both of them put together.—Mark Twain.

Varanasi prevails as the hub of cultural and holy liveliness. In the field of learning, particularly of Religion, Philosophy, Yoga, Ayurveda, Astrology, Dance, and Melody. The Banarasi Silk Sarees including Brocades are known globally for its class.

Religious Importance:
The World's oldest living city And Varanasi is one of Hinduism's seven divine cities. 

Places to visit:
  • Kashi Vishwanath Temple
  • New Vishwanath Temple, BHU
  • Tulsi Manasa Temple
  • Sankat Mochan Hanuman Temple
  • Assi Ghat
  • Dashashwamedh Ghat

How To Reach:

Nearest Airport: Lal Bahadur Shastri International Airport, Babatpur positioned at a range of 22 KM from Varanasi.
Nearest Train: The Varanasi, Manduadeeh, and Mughal Sarai are the important railway junctions, connected to all the major cities. 
 By road: National Highway 19 is the main connecting road.


7.Rishikesh, Uttarakhand 

Yoga Capital of the World


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Rishikesh

Rishikesh is a small town in the Dehradun district.
Rishikesh is called the gateway to the Garhwal Himalayas, of Badrinath, Kedarnath, Gangotri, and Yamunotri.

Rishikesh is the Hub of sadhus, teaching Spirituality in the Ashramas.
In every first week of March, The International Yoga Festival is held which attracts a large number of yoga practitioners across the globe.

 Rishikesh is also one of the pilgrimage and holiest regions for Hindus.
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The Town Is tranquil and pleasant and also has Known for its adventure activities like; whitewater rafting, bungee jumping, mountain biking, camping, and the rapidly Holy Ganges.

Religious Importance:
Rishikesh has been a spiritual center for many decades. It is told that the sage Raibhya Rishi did difficult penance here and as a pay, God appeared to him in the body of Hrishikesh, hence the name.
Places to visit 
  • Rafting in Rishikesh
  • The Beatles Ashram
  • Ganga Aarti, Rishikesh
  • Cliff Jumping
  • Lakshman Jhula
  • Triveni Ghat

How To Reach:

Nearest Airport:  Dehradun - 34 km from Rishikesh
Nearest Train: The most approaching railway station, Haridwar is 25 km from Rishikesh. And Haridwar is Well connected with all the major cities of the country.
By road: Rishikesh has daily bus aids from Delhi, Haridwar, and Dehradun.
Best Season: mid-Sept – Apr
Famous for: Pilgrim, Rafting




8.Gangotri, Uttarakhand 

 Source of River Ganges


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(Flickr source)  Gangotri

Situated In Uttarakashi, Gangotri is one of the chief sacred sites amongst the four Char Dham pilgrimage areas. 
Gangotri is very adjacent to the Indo-Tibetan border. 
The Gangotri Temple was constructed by a Gorkha chief in the 18th century.
River Ganga arises from the Gangotri icecap and is identified as Bhagirathi till it unites with Alaknanda at Devaprayag. 
In Mythology Goddess Ganga metamorphosed herself into a river to cleanse away all the sins of King Bhagirathi.

Places to visit :
  • Ganges Glacier
  • Harsil
  • Dodi Tal
  • Gangotri Temple
  • Kedar Tal
  • Auden's Col

Religious Importance: It is Source for Holy River Ganga and Gangotri is closely Associated with Goddess Ganga.

How To Reach:

Nearest Airport: Dehradun - 115 km from Gangotri
Nearest Train: The nearest railway station is placed in Rishikesh at a range of 250 Km
by road: Gangotri is well united with the towns like Mussoorie, Yamunotri, Tehri, etc



9.Amarnath, Jammu & Kashmir 

Amarnath Cave And Amarnath Yatra 


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(Flickr source) Amarnath


At 4175 m Height from sea level, A Major Hindu Pilgrimage for the adherents of Lord Shiva.
Amarnath Comprises of Two Hindi Words Amar-Chiranjivi(one who never Dies) And Nath-God.
Amarnath Cave The major Attraction Where Naturally formed Ice formation is called Shivaling which echoes Lord Shiva Is Heaven to eyes for Anybody. The shivaling will shine according to the climate; between May to august The shivaling will shine the most.
Amarnath Yatra; is hard to do but people will Climb the hard path with embracing the natural beauty of surroundings with devotion in their soul.
It usually takes up 3-5 days from Pahalgam. Nowadays Helicopter services are also available for convenience.
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Religious Importance: The Beleaf is that this place is considered to be the same cave where Lord Shiva shared the secret of life and infinity to Goddess Parvati.
Places to visit 
  • Amarnath Cave
  • Baltal
  • Amarnath Yatra
  • Pahalgam

How To Reach:

Nearest Airport: Srinagar International Airport which is 72 km to Amarnath
Nearest Train: The most approaching station is Jammu, at a distance of 178 km of Amarnath. ANd There is No direct connection to Amarnath By Road.
 By road: Amarnath is not well connected with road. You can reach to Jammu and to Srinagar followed by Baltal, From Which The trek is around 15 km.



10.Badrinath, Uttarakhand 

A peak for Lord Shiva

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Badrinath

Dedicated to Lord Vishnu; Badrinath Temple, near Alaknanda River, sliced among Nar and Narayan peak reaches In Garhwal region. 
Badrinath Temple is One among Char Dham For Yatras.
The sacred fame and pureness of Badrinath Temple attract several believers. the existing temple is considered to have been settled by altruist Adi Shankaracharya.
the black rock statue of Lord Vishnu is a meter high and is recognized to be one of the 8 swayam vyakta kshetras of Lord Vishnu.
The Beauty of this Holy Temple with Spectacular Scenery will Drives Many Tourists from across the world.
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Religious Importance: Badrinath Temple is One among Char Dham For holy Yatras.

Places to visit:
  • Badrinath Temple
  • Neelkanth
  • Vasudhara Falls
  • Tapt Kund
  • Bheem Pul
  • Charanpaduka

How To Reach:
Nearest Airport: Dehradun which is 148 km from Badrinath
Nearest Train: Rishikesh which is reached at 295kms from Badrinath.
 By road: Badrinath is well joined to major towns of Uttrakhand state by drive.



11.Ayodhya, Uttar Pradesh 
The birthplace of Lord Rama


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Flickr source    Ayodhya

Dwelled in the Faizabad district; A spiritual center on the edges of River Saryu, with its peaceful ghats and myriad temples; will Attract many devotees To Ayodhya.
Ayodhya is one of the seven sacred cities in Hindu theology.
Apart from the origins of Hinduism, Ayodhya has the obsolete parts of Buddhism, Jainism, and Islam. Five Jain Tirthankaras are assumed to have been yielded in Ayodhya, including the first Jain Tirthankara Rishabhadev. There are some interesting things to do in Ayodhya. 
In 1527, the Mughal Emperor Babari built a mosque on the birthplace of Rama. The mosque was destroyed in 1992. Prevailing history says that terrorism and mutual violence occurred in the wake of this.
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Religious Importance: Ayodhya is the most divine place for Hindus. Tourist places in and around Ayodhya are; The Nageshwarnath Mandir is also one of the few shrines. It is considered that it was built by Rama's son Kusha. There is a Tulsi Memorial Bhavan which has been created by the government in the name of Tulsidas, who inscribed the Chakra Harji Vishnu Mandir, Ramayana. 
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Places to visit:
  • Ram Janmabhoomi
  • Nageshwarnath Temple
  • Kanak Bhawan
  • Gulab Bari
  • Treta Ke Thakur
  • Hanuman Garhi, Ayodhya


How To Reach:

Nearest Airport: Chaudhary Charan Singh International Airport which is 130 km from Ayodhya
Nearest Train: Ayodhya Railway Station is placed on Mughalsarai-Lucknow line Board Guage, And can easily accessible.
 By road:  Ayodhya is well joined to major towns of Uttar Pradesh state by Road Networks.



12.Vrindavan, Uttar Pradesh 

Lord Krishna's childhood abode


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(source) Vrindavan


Vrindavan town, found on the banks of the River Yamuna, is a divine place for the Hindus especially Krishna Devotees.
This is because Sri Krishna spent most of his childhood here. The town is a declaration to the many leelas connected with Sri Krishna.
The place is living proof of Krishna's Lila. 
It is said that Sri Krishna, along with Radhe and the other mates, performed the religious dance kind called Rasaleela, a strong communication of love, in which the gopis had washed their bodies and ruined many devils. 
Vrindavan is attended by all saints of Hindus once in their lifetime. Visit Vrindavan once and see how people conduct their regular pursuits by making Radha Krishna chorusing.
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Religious Importance: Vrindavan is a revered pilgrimage hub for Hindus, with above 5000 temples. Vrindavana missed its endogeneity over time. But it was revived in 1515 by Lord Chaitanya Mahaprabhu. These saints visited Vrindavan and started examining numerous areas related to Sri Krishna. He settled his life in the solid forest of Vrindavan, seeking for the distances where the lilies of Sri Krishna were returned. 

Places to visit:
  •  Banke Bihari Mandir
  •  Prem Mandir
  •  Radha Raman Temple
  •  ISKCON Vrindavan
  •  Katyayani
  •  Sri Ranganatha Temple


How To Reach:
Nearest Airport:  Agra Airport which is at 54 km from Vrindavan
Nearest Train: Mathura railway station 
 By road: Positioned on NH 2; Vrindavan is quickly attainable by road.



 13.Ajmer Sharif, Ajmer  

A holy place in India for Muslims


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Flickr source Ajmer sharif


13 km from Pushkar, It comprises the tranquil lake of Ana Sagar and is Surrounded by Aravalli Hills.
Ajmer Sparkles the beauty of Mughal architecture in an aura of religiosity.
Ajmer Sharif Dargah of saint Muin-ud-din Chishti is Major Attraction in Ajmer.
The Ajmer Sharif Dargah, Taragarh Fort, Adhai Din Ka Jhonpda, Akbari Fort & Museum, Maqbara Shaikh Husain, Buland Darwaza, Anasagar Lake, Rangji Temple, Nareli Jain Temple, Prithviraj Smarak Monument, Nasiyan Jain Temple, etc are most famous tourist spots in Ajmer.

Religious Importance: Ajmer in Rajasthan is the most significant place of Islamic history and heritage.
Ajmer is also a well-known city for the Jain doctrine, maintaining a Beautiful golden Jain temple.

Places to visit: 
  • Ajmer Sharif Dargah
  • Nareli Jain Temple
  • Akbar's Palace
  • Clock Tower, Ajmer
  • Adhai Din ka Jhopra
  • Ana Sagar Lake



How To Reach:

Nearest Airport: The nearest airport is Jaipur International Airport, 132 km away from Ajmer city.
Nearest Train: The Ajmer Railway Station of Indian railways in Major one and is quickly available.
 By road: Ajmer is one of the main towns in the state of Rajasthan. So One can easily get bus Access to other major cities of the country. RSRTC buses to Ajmer from Jaipur, Delhi, and Ahmedabad are easy to access.




14.Dharmasthala, Karnataka 

The land of Compassion


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On the banks of the netravati river, in south Kannada district, the Beautiful temple town Dharmastala is Placed.
Dharmastala is a place for significant Manjunatheswara Temple(800 years old0. The Temple is devoted to Lord Shiva Which is Well-known for its Golden Linga. Manjunatheswara Temple hosts 'Lakshadeepa' - a festival of lanterns that takes place in November - December.
Another Major Attraction in Dharmastala is A single stone and 39 ft high Bahubali statue.
Dharmastala is gifted with natural beauty and devoutness in its nature.


Religious Importance: it is a popular pilgrim site for the Shaiva, Vaishnava, and Jaina communities. 


Places to visit :
  • Dharmasthala Temple
  • Manjusha Museum
  • Ram Mandir, Dharmasthala
  • Netravathi River Barrage
  • Bahubali Statue
  • Annappa Betta


How To Reach:

Nearest Airport: Mangalore International Airport which is 55 km from Dharmasthala.
Nearest Train: The most approaching railway station to Dharmsthala Putturu railway station (49 km). And Even bigger stations where you get trains often to all over the major cities in Mangalore Station.
 By road: Dharmastala is connected by KSRTC Buses from all over the state.




15.Sringeri, Karnataka 

A natural and spiritual paradise


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Flickr source Sringeri


At the shore of the Tunga river, The town with rich greenery; Sringeri which is known for the Sharada Peetham which was built by the great Adi Shankaracharya(Hindu theologian and example of the Advaita Vedanta philosophy) in the 9th century.
Sringeri will light up In Navaratri Festival with thousands of people's attendance.
Sringeri Placed on the banks of river Tunga set amidst picturesque surroundings and attracts many tourists.

Religious Importance: Sri Shankaracharya saw a frog in labor guarded against the blazing sunbeams by a raised hood of a cobra. Sankara was greatly affected by the scene, and thus get inspired to install the Goddess of learning, Sri Sharada, in Sringeri. 
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Places to visit: 
  • Sringeri Mutt
  • Horanadu
  • Torana Ganapati Temple
  • Vidyashankara Temple
  •  Kigga
  • City Roaming

How To Reach: 

Nearest Airport: Mangalore International Airport at 66 km of Sringeri
Nearest Train: Udupi, 80 km away.
 By road: KSRTC buses from Mangalore and Local Buses Are well encircled.


16.Shravanabelagola, Karnataka

Mahamastakabhisheka: An Propitious Event in the Karnataka State



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Flickr source Sravanabelagola
Shravanabelagola is placed amidst the popular Vindhyagiri and Chandragiri hills.
Shravanbelagola is a major Jain pilgrimage focus. With Countless cave, basadis, and inscriptions.
The Major Attraction of This Jain Center is A 57 m high unified carving of Lord Gomateswara designated as Bahubali statue.
'Belagola'. 'Bela' spells white and 'kola' indicates the lake in the Kannada language.
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mahamastakabhiskekam is a significant Jain festival held every 12 years in sravanabelagola.
The festival will take place in the greatness of A 3736 m high statue of bahubali.
The last was held in 2018, and the next ceremony is in 2030.

Religious Importance: Shravana Belagola is a significant Jain pilgrim center.


Places to visit:
  • Chandragupta Basadi
  • Chandragiri Hill
  • Akkana Basadi
  • Gommateshwara Statue
  • Kambadahalli
  • Bhadrabahu Cave


How To Reach:

Nearest Airport:  Kempegowda International Airport which is 139 km of Shravanabelagola
By road: Vans and buses are providing to Mysore and Hassan frequently. 


17.Bodh Gaya, Bihar 

The land of Enlightenment


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Flickr source Bodh Gaya



On the banks of the River Falgu In the Gaya District of Bihar, Where the Buddism religion was Begun.
Lord Buddha was walking near the shores of Falgu river endeavoring answers when he sat here under the Bodhi Tree.
It was here below the Bodhi tree(banyan tree) that Gautama Buddha accomplished enlightenment.
The day when he accomplished wisdom is marked as Buddha Purnima.
Many monks, novices, and travelers blend in spiritual unity in Bodhgaya Pilgrimage.

Religious Importance: Bodhgaya is where Buddhism originated.
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Places to visit:
  •  Mahabodhi Temple
  • Bodhi Tree, Bodh Gaya
  •  Tibetan Refugee Market
  •  Thai Monastery
  •  Great Buddha Statue
  •  Mahabodhi Temple Complex Book store

How To Reach:

Nearest Airport: Gaya Airport at 5 Km away, is the most approaching airport to the temple of Bodhgaya.
Nearest Train: Gaya Junction the nearest, which is 13 km distant from Bodhgaya.
 By road: Buses run to Bodhgaya of towns like Varanasi, Rajgir, and Nalanda within the (BSTDC)Bihar State Tourism Development Corporation. 



18.Sarnath, Uttar Pradesh 

 One of the most revered spots to the Buddhists


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Pixabay  Sarnath

Sarnath is a little village close to Varanasi in Uttar Pradesh. 
This is the earliest time when Gautama Buddha addressed a lecture.
 Due to its origins in Buddhism, Sarnath is one of the four pilgrimage positions of India.
The place is famous for its deer meadow. 
The famous emperor of India developed many stupas when the reign of Ashoka. The prestigious Ashoka Stupa and Dharma Stupa is established in Sarnath. 
The four lions in this Ashoka Stupa are the symbol of our democracy.
The chakra in the stupa is included amid our country dual. 

Religious Importance: Sarnath is a city of a traditional miracle with many Buddhist stupas, galleries, unearthed ancient sites, and exquisite temples for tremendous spectacle and amazement to sightseers because of their incredible and tranquil ambiance.

Places to visit:
  •  Chaukhandi Stupa
  •  Buddha Purnima in Sarnath
  •  Archaeological Museum, Sarnath
  •  Thai Temple
  •  Ashoka Pillar, Sarnath
  •  Tibetan Temple, Sarnath


How To Reach:

Nearest Airport: The nearest airport is about 25 km distant from Varanasi. 
Nearest Train:  Sarnath station Is the city station, and the best to visit Sarnath is Varanasi Junction often tracks from major cities.
 By road: Regular state-operated buses run to and fro by Varanasi.



19.Chitrakoot, Uttar Pradesh 

The hill of many wonders

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source Chitrakoot

Located in the Bundelkhand region, Chitrakoot has cultural, religious, traditional, and archaeological significance.
Chitrakoot comes in the northern Vindhya highlands covered over the lands of Uttar Pradesh and Madhya Pradesh.
Lord Rama gives a significant portion of his exile in Chitrakoot. According to the classic Ramayana, Chitrakoot is the spot where Bharat, an associate of Lord Rama got to visit him and invited him to come to Ayodhya and govern the kingdom.
The arti(ritual) Took place on River Payasvini soaks the atmosphere with a religious spirit, enabling visitants to soak themselves completely in the breath of Chitrakoot.
Chitrakoot is a comprehensive amalgam of divinity, tranquility, and natural beauty.
Chitrakoot Hill series has many places of prominent holy value as Bharat Milap Temple, Hanuman Dhara, Janki Kund.
Chitrakoot is a religious escape, crowded throughout the year by pilgrims, who have a propensity for the exotic places.
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Religious Importance: It is considered that the greatest Lords of Hinduism, (Brahma, Vishnu, and Shiva) exerted incarnations in Chitrakoot. The place is pointed with various temples and several holy positions. At Chitrakoot, everything is linked to Lord Rama. 
Stories say that Chitrakoot was the site where Lord Rama, his spouse Sita and his sibling Lakshmana remained for eleven and half of their fourteen years of exile.
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Places to visit:
  •  Kamadgiri
  •  Hanuman Dhara
  • Sati Anusuya temple
  •  Gupt Godavari
  •  Ramghat
  •  Sphatik Shila


How To Reach:

Nearest Airport: Bamrauli airport at Allahabad is the most next airport, 106.1 km. apart by Chitrakoot.
Nearest Train: Chitrakoot Dham [CKTD] is the most approaching railway station in Karwi and Chitrakoot.
 By Road: Frequent bus services provide to and fro the city of Chitrakoot. Buses work daily, within a well-connected system of state roadways(NH35). 




20.Guptakashi, Uttarakhand

Vishwanath Temple dedicated to 'Lord of the Universe'-shiva.


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Guptkashi is located 47km before the most sacred reliquary of Lord Shiva, Kedarnath. 
Guptakashi positioned on the way to Kedarnath on a hill on the west side of the Mandakini waterway canyon at an altitude of 1,319 mt over sea level. 
Guptkashi is a piously chief city of Uttarakhand as it houses antiquated temples as Vishwanath temple and Ardhnarishwar temple. 
Manikarnika Kund is a spot where two rivers of the Ganga and Yamuna meet In the main attraction in Guptakashi.
Guptakashi is also a favorite vacation spot with green forests, clean weather, and a spectacular view of Chaukhmaba Range.

Religious Importance: Pandavas were seeking for a sight of Shiva, Shiva first secreted himself in Gupt Kashi but next left of them distant up the gap to Kedarnath.

Places to visit: 
  •  Vishwanath Temple, Guptakashi
  •  Manikarnika Kund
  •  Ukhimath
  •  Chopta
  •  Ardhanarishwar Temple
  •  Gaurikund

How To Reach:

Nearest Airport: Jolly Grant Airport is the most coming Airport to Guptkashi established at a reach of 190km.
Nearest Train:  Rishikesh railway station is settled 168km before Guptkashi on NH58 Highway. Rishikesh is well attached by railway tracks with important cities in the country.
 By road:  Buses to Rishikesh and Srinagar are accessible from ISBT Kashmiri Gate. Guptkashi lies on National Highway 109 which combines Rudraprayag with Kedarnath.
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21.Ranakpur, Rajasthan 

A major destination for Jain pilgrims

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Ranakpur-Jain Temple

In Pali district of Udaipur Ranakpur is a small charming town in Aravali chains.
The village is famous for its 15th century Jain temple. The temple is one of the most prominent religious places of the Jains. The glory of the temple lies in its glittering pillars. The beauty of the temple conjurers with the backdrop of the desert.
Suryanarayana Temple, dedicated to Lord Surya, is one of the most important pilgrimage places in Ranakpur. On the polygonal walls of the temple are carvings of goddesses, horses, and warriors, painted by local artisans. Visitors visiting Ranakpur are also giving a visit to the popular Jain pilgrimage site, Sadri.
The Muchhal Mahavir Temple, devoted to Lord Ishwar, is another charm of the place.

Places to visit:
  • Ranakpur Jain Temple
  • Surya Narayan Temple
  • Muchhal Mahavir Temple
  • Sadri
  • Shopping in Ranakpur
  • Narlai

Religious Importance: Ranakpur is a major destination for Jain pilgrims.

How To Reach:

Nearest Airport: Udaipur which is 64 km from Ranakpur
Nearest Train: Udaipur and Phalna are the most next railway station to Ranakpur.  
 By road: Buses of the Rajasthan State transport corporation would circulate regularly.




22.Tawang, Arunachal Pradesh 

Birthplace of sixth Dalai Lama- Tsangyang Gyatso


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Tawang cuts borders with Tibet in the north, Bhutan in the southwest, and Sela array of West Kameng in the Eastern Divisions.
Tawang is located at an elevation of 3500 meters up the sea level. 
A 400-year-old Tawang Monastery is the holiest and most pious place for Buddism. And one of the oldest and the biggest monasteries in India.
Tawang is known for its scenic sites all over the town.
This Town is a perfect blend of Natural scenes and Spirituality.
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Religious Importance:  Tawang is the holiest and most pious place for Buddism.

Places to visit: 
  • Sela Pass
  • Tawang War Memorial
  •  Nuranang Falls
  • Tawang Monastery
  •  Gorichen Peak
  •  Madhuri Lake


How To Reach:

Nearest Airport: Lokpriya Gopinath Bordoloi International Airport which is at 166 km from Tawang
Nearest Train: The most approaching railway station is in Tezpur. Tawang has no any Its railway stations.
 By road: Tezpur and Bomdila are two major cities that are well connected with Tawang and Other cities of India.




23.Pushkar, Rajasthan 

THE TOWN OF FAIRS AND FESTIVITIES


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Pushkar


Situated at a height of 510 meters, Pushkar is surrounded by hillocks on three sides; Positioned to the northwest of Ajmer(15 km); Pushkar is one of the most beloved towns in India. 
 Pushkar is known as ‘the rose field of Rajasthan’, the quality of the famous Pushkar rose is transported all over the planet. 
Pushkar is a great option for Street Shopping fanatics.
With folk concerts, camel rides, music booms of each house of Pushkar Mela Will Make a festive atmosphere around the city.
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Religious Importance: Lord Brahma's unique temples, and the Amazing cows fair.
 Hindus count a journey to Pushkar to be the ultimate journey that must be initiated to accomplish redemption(salvation).


Places to visit: 
  •  Pushkar Lake
  •  Brahma Temple
  •  Varaha Temple
  •  Apteshwar Temple
  •  Atmeshwar Temple
  •  Pushkar Bazar


How To Reach:

Nearest Airport: Jaipur International Airport which is 130 km from Pushkar.
Nearest Train: the major station is Ajmer which c=is well connected with other major cities of the country.
 By road: National Highways 48 and 58 crosses within Pushkar which connect it to Jaipur and Ajmer apiece.




24.Puttaparthi, Andhra Pradesh 


Birthplace of spiritual guru Satya sai baba


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Puttaparthi is a small township in the Anantapur district of Andhra Pradesh. 
The spiritual guru Satya Sai Baba is a holy place for the Puthuparthi pilgrims who have settled here. 
Puttaparthi is a town that brings you back to the times of ashrams and the means of living in these conditions.
Situated on the banks of the Chitravati River, Puttaparthi sits at a height of 475 meters.
The history of Puttaparthi revolves around the birth and life of Sri Satya Sai Baba. Guttapalli was formerly a farming village in Puttaparthi. This means the house of the indifferent. 
After all, people followed him and accepted Satyasai Baba as a religious leader. A small village became a world-loving town. With the establishment of the Prasanthi Nilayam in 1950, the village has become a worldly city because of this ashram. 
Other nearby demonstrations in the village add the mosque, the Hanuman temple, and the Satyabhama Mandir built by the late Kondamaraju, the forefather of Satya Sai Baba. Another Satyabhama Mandir was newly constructed by Sathyamaraju's elder sibling Seshamaraju on the Bangalore route. 
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The meditation tree is also well-known for its row of hills overlooking the university. 

Religious Importance: Seeing the mysterious powers arising from the boy through different events, he was called the Satya Sai Baba by the people who believed him to be the reincarnation of Shirdi Sai Baba.

Places to visit: 
  • Chaitanya Jyoti Museum
  • Sri Sathya Sai Space Theatre (Planetarium)
  • Wish Fulfilling Tree
  • Shopping in Puttaparthi
  • Sathya Sai Ashram
  •  Meditation Tree


How To Reach:

Nearest Airport: Kempegowda International Airport which is at 108 km to Puttaparthi
Nearest Train: At 8 km away, Puttaparthi railway station is connected by train to capitals as Bangalore, Chennai, Hyderabad, Coimbatore, Mumbai, New Delhi, and Kolkata.
 By road: The Andhra Pradesh State Road Transport Corporation (APSRTC) bus aids from Puttaparthi bus station.



25.Rameswaram, Tamil Nadu 

A keen place for Hindu devotees


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Rameshwaram is a small island and one of the 12 jyotirlingas of the country, Rameshwaram is one of the most divine pilgrimages.
Rameshwaram is one of the Char Dhams for Hindu devotees'.
Rameshwaram is dedicated to Lord Shiva.
Rameshwaram awards you with captivating spectacular virtue and history.
Sri Ramanathaswamy Temple is popular for its array of Lingas, which were built up of sand, salt, stone, and other components. This traditional tourist attraction in Rameshwaram with the second-largest pillared hallway in the world.
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Religious Importance: Reflected to be the Varanasi of the South, it is generally considered that a trip to the pilgrimage Kashi is unfinished without a stay to Rameshwaram, Which Makes Rameshwaram tour a necessity for all followers.

Places to visit: 
  • Rameshwaram Temple
  • Annai Indira Gandhi Road Bridge
  • Dhanushkodi Temple and Beach
  • Agnitheertham
  • The Five-faced Hanuman Temple
  • Glass Boat Ride at Pamban Bridge


How To Reach:

Nearest Airport: Madurai airport which is around 170 km away and Tuticorian which is 142 km from Rameshwaram.
Nearest Train: Rameshwaram railway station is joined to major centers such as Chennai, Madurai, Coimbatore, Trichy, Thanjavur, etc.
 By road: There are regular buses to Rameshwaram from all the major cities of Tamil Nadu state.



26.Shirdi, Maharashtra 

The abode of Sai Baba(Sabka Maalik Ek)


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The Great saint who come to this town at the age of 16 and lived in the Khandoba Temple. Sai Baba lived here for 50 years. Sai Baba has been admired by people from different beliefs, backgrounds, ethnicities.
The little township is charged with religious places and pursuits which will calm and tranquilize your soul there.
Shirdi can be visited at any time of the year, October to November is the most suitable occasion to attend.
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Religious Importance:  Hundreds and thousands of followers of all religions congregate at Sai Baba Samadhi Mandir throughout the year, many of them walk numbers of miles to reach the Holy Temple.

Places to visit: 
  •  Shri Sai Baba Sansthan Temple
  •  Samadhi Mandir
  •  Gurusthan
  •  Dwarkamai
  •  Shani Shingnapur
  •  Lendi Baug


How To Reach:

Nearest Airport:  Aurangabad Airport which is at 96 km from Shirdi
Nearest Train: Sainagar Shirdi Railway Station which is just 10km from the Sai Baba temple.
 By road: Maharashtra State Road Development Corporation, Shirdi is well-connected to most capitals through a good system of roads.



27.Nasik, Maharashtra


Panchvati

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Nashik (Nasik), named after a relic associated with Ramayana, is a city in Maharashtra located on the banks of river Godavari.
Nasik is a place to lots of fascinating temples and is recognized in Hindu belief as to the spot where Ravana's associate(sister), Surpanakha, sought to lure Lord Ram and made her nose cut off by Lakshman in the means.
Temples and ghats on the cliffs of Godavari have reached Nashik one of the most revered spots for Hindus.
The city has enhanced as the core of attraction because of its exquisite surroundings and delightful atmosphere.
Distinguished poets like Valmiki, Kalidas, and Bhavabhooti have given rich recognition in Nasik.
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Religious Importance: 'Panchvati' the site where Lord Rama breathed with his companion Sita and brother Laxman when his 14-years of separation of Ayodhya, is a part of the wonderful city Nashik.
Nasik is a sacred Hindu town and host to the Kumbh Mela every 12 years.


Places to visit:
  • Panchvati
  • Sula Vineyard
  • Dudhsagar falls, Nasik
  • Saptashrungi
  • Trimbakeshwar
  • Nasik Caves

How To Reach:

Nearest Airport: Pune International Airport which is 130 km by Nashik.
Nearest Train: The Nashik Railway station has excellent accessibility to Mumbai, Delhi, Kolkata, and Hyderabad.
 By road: Numerous government and private buses run within Mumbai, Pune, other towns in Maharashtra.



28.Amritsar, Punjab


a most sacred place for Sikhs 


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The Name Amritsar is derived from Amrit Sarovar (pool of nectar).
Amritsar is the most sacred of Sikh shrines.
With its brilliant beauty of the iconic records of the Golden Temple measures behind to 400 years. It is the most important memorial in Sikhism. 
Baisakhi festivity delivers out Amritsar's glorious face with its most exquisite food and costumes.
If you are in Golden Temple Never Miss the lungar food (volunteer-run kitchen) Which serves for 40000 people every day for all people.
Amritsar is also known for its Jallianwala Bagh massacre; the most reminiscent memorial to India’s freedom fight.
 You can take time to see the boundary of Pakistan and view the everyday Wagah Border Ceremony.
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Religious Importance: Amritsar is the most revered localities for Sikhs in the world. 


Places to visit:
  • Golden Temple
  • Wagah Border
  •  Maharaja Ranjit Singh Museum
  • Hall Bazaar
  •  Guru Ke Mahal
  • Jallianwala Bagh


How To Reach:

Nearest Airport: Sri Guru Ram Dass Jee International Airport Which is at about 11 km is the nearest airport to Amritsar. 
Nearest Train: Amritsar Railway Station (ASR) is the main train station in the city.
 By road: Grand Trunk Road (GT Road) known as National Highway 1. It operates from Delhi to Amritsar through Chandigarh. 




29.Puri, Orissa 

Sri Jagannath Puri Temple


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One of the four Dhams of Hinduism, Dedicated to Lord Jagannath and a major block of pilgrimage in India.
Puri is a seaside city placed on the shoreline of Bay of Bengal which is one of the ideals tourists and Backpackers.
Puri has some attractions like The monument of Lord Jagannath temple, the Sun God at Konark are well-known.
The Rath Yatra (chariot festival) which takes place through the month of June-July must not be missed.

Religious Importance: puri is One of the four Dhams of Hinduism.

Places to visit:
  • Sri Jagannath Puri Temple
  •  Narendra Tank
  •  Lakshmi Temple
  •  Jagannath Rath Yatra
  •  Puri Beach
  •  Narendra Tank


How To Reach:

Nearest Airport: Biju Patnaik International Airport which is at 49 km from Puri
Nearest Train: Puri extends on the Calcutta-Chennai line and most of the trains stop here(Puri Railway Station). 
 By road: Buses are accessible from Bhubaneshwar, Vishakhapatnam, Kolkata.



30.Mcleodganj, Himachal Pradesh 

Birthplace of Dalai Lama - Little Lhasa


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Near Dharamshala, Mcleodganj is a beautiful hill town.
Mcleodganj is a fine blend of Tibetian culture and British Raj.
Mcleodganj is famous because it is the birthplace of spiritual leader 14 Dalai lama.
This hill town possesses of alluring hospitality such as charming trekking ways, peaceful climate circumstances, pastoral panoramas, and lively experience.
Namgyal Monastery is the center for learning, named the Namgyal Tantric College, where the skills of Kalachakra, Vajrakilaya, and several other Tantric manners are taught to the coming Namgyal Monks.
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Religious Importance: Mcleodganj the birthplace of spiritual leader 14 Dalai lama.

Places to visit:
  •  Bhagsu Falls
  •  Tsuglagkhang Complex
  •  Bhagsunag Temple
  •  Namgyal Monastery
  •  Trekking in Mcleodganj
  •  Triund


How To Reach:

Nearest Airport: Jammu which is at 146 km from Mcleodganj
Nearest Train: Kangra Mandir At 25 km is the nearest railway station and The nearest broad gauge railway station is-Pathankot which is 90 km to Mcleodganj.
 By road:  The Himachal Roadways and Himachal Tourism own frequent bus co-operation of Kashmiri Gate ISBT Delhi. 



31.Dwarka, Gujarat 

Kingdom of Lord Krishna-Devbhoomi Dwarka



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The sign Dwarka decodes to dwar meaning 'door' and ka meaning 'moksha' signifying the ‘door to salvation'. 
 It is the only site recognized in both one of the four important holy spots (Char Dham), as well as one of the seven old towns (sapta puris) to visit. 
Dwarka was a portion of the ancient empire of Krishna and Nageshwar Jyotirlinga Temple, one of the 12 Jyotirlingas.
Dedicated to Lord Krishna, Dwarkadhish Temple is one of the four pious pilgrimages in India and a significant traveler inclination in Gujarat.
For this cause, millions of sojourners and traditional learners have come here over the ages.


Places to visit: 
  • Dwarkadhish Temple
  • Dwarka Beach
  • Dwarka Lighthouse
  • Rukmini Devi Temple
  • Nageshwar Jyotirlinga
  • Bet Dwarka

Religious Importance: Dwarka is Birthplace Lord Krishna and Only the only site recognized in both one of the four important holy spots (Char Dham), as well as one of the seven old towns (sapta puris) to visit.

How To Reach:

Nearest Airport: 
The nearest airport from Dwarka is in Jamnagawhich is 137 km from Dwarka. 
Nearest Train: The major trains are Uttaranchal Express, BCT Duronto, and Pune Duronto Express.
 By road: Dwarka is well-Integrated with the important towns of Gujarat and other cities of the nation.


32.Vijayawada, Andhra Pradesh 

Vijayawada-The land of conquest


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Vijayawada The essence of the word is the land of conquest. The city is called after the town Goddess Kanaka Durga, also known as Vijaya. The town is also recognized as Bijawada.
 One must visit Vijayawada, one of the most important cities in Andhra Pradesh, which is so eye-catching and delightful. The virtue of the area is pretty diverse. 
Vijayawada is one of the most visited destinations in the country. 
Vijayawada is located in the Krishna district of the state of Andhra Pradesh. 
Vijayawada is encircled by water in three regions and has a hill on the fourth side. Overall, Vijayawada is appreciated for its rustic charm.
 The town lies on the cliffs of the Krishna River which flows south of the city, the Bay of Bengal to the east of Vijayawada, and the Indrakeeladri mountain to the west.
 On to the west extends the Kondapalli reserve forest, which has a vibrant green essence. 

Religious Importance: The title of Vijayawada city is considered in the Puranas in the history sheets. It is assumed that the excellent combatant Arjuna of the Mahabharata was spread by Lord Shiva on the Indrakeelari mountain. 
According to different historical thinking, Goddess Durga came to this region after the devil Mahishasura destroyed her and hence the name Vijayawada. 
According to another belief, at the behest of the goddess Krishna, Arjuna divided the mountain and made the river Krishna toward the Bay of Bengal, next apprehended as Vijayawada.
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Places to visit:
  • Bhavani Island
  • Undavalli Caves
  • Kondapalli Fort
  • Mogalarajapuram Caves
  • Kanaka Durga Temple
  • Subramanya Swamy Temple


How To Reach:

Nearest Airport: Vijayawada Airport which is 15.5 km away from the central city.
Nearest Train: Vijayawada Junction is the main railway station that assists the city of Vijayawada.
 By road: Frequent bus aids handle to and fro from the city of Vijayawada.




33.Madurai, Tamil Nadu 

The temple town of India


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Madurai


The city of Madurai is a demonstration of the flourishing Tamil literature, its cultures, traditions, shades, and opinions.
An aged city and the bottom of the omnipotent Pandya and Nayaka sovereignty, Madurai has been shining since the feudal time.
The sign Madurai is said to beget from Tamil term, Mathuram expressing sweetness.
It is also designated as the 'Lotus City' as it was projected and constructed in the configuration of a lotus.
Historical city Madurai is most commonly known for the distinguished Meenakshi Amman Temple or Meenakshi Sundareswarar temple. Its complex carvings, brilliance design stupefies any visitor.
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Religious Importance: According to some legends, during this time, God Shiva blessed the city and its people. It is believed that in his dream, nectar fell from heaven, from the locks of Lord Shiva, which lead to the name Madhurapuri, which later became Madurai.

Places to visit: 
  • Meenakshi Temple
  • Meghamalai
  • Thirumalai Nayakar Mahal
  • Alagar Koil
  • Vaigai Dam
  • Samanar Hills


How To Reach:

Nearest Airport: Madurai Airport which is 10Km away from the city center.
Nearest Train: It comes on the Madurai-Tiruchirappalli-Dindigul-Quilon line which is a major junction of the southerly railroads.
 By road:  Madurai lies in NH 44; Madurai is well connected to all sections of South India.



34.Ujjain, Madhya Pradesh 

The Place of Mahakaleshwara

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Ujjain is an ancient city that is settled in the Ujjain division of Madhya Pradesh. It is also named Ujjain which means big achievement. 
Ujjain is a focus of ethical activity and pulls people from all across the nation. 
The main reason for this is the temples. The city is positioned on the shores of the Shipra River and the most prestigious festivities are Shivaratri, Kumbh Mela, and Half Kumbh Mela.
It is also appreciated as the locality of Lord Shiva and is one of the seven sacred centers of the Hindus.
Ujjain is also homeward to the Mahakaleshwar Jyotirlinga, one of the twelve Jyotirlinga sepulchers to the lord Shiva.
The city is co-occurred by famous titles like Emperor Ashoka, poet Kalidasa, Vikramaditya, Varahamitra, and Brahmagupta.

Religious Importance:
There are many stories about the history of the city.
Once upon a time, Ujjain was governed by rulers like Asoka and Vikramaditya. 
The legendary poet Kalidasa also recorded his poems here. 
The Vedas also consider Ujjain and it is said that two sections of Skanda Purana were transcribed here. 
In the Mahabharata, the city is said to be the principal of the Avanti Kingdom.  
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Places to visit:
  • Mahakaleshwar Jyotirlinga
  • Kaliadeh Palace
  • Harsiddhi Temple
  • Kumbh Mela, Ujjain
  • Ram Mandir Ghat
  • Kal Bhairava Temple

How To Reach:

Nearest Airport:  Devi Ahilyabai Holkar Airport which is at 51 km from Ujjain
Nearest Train: Ujjain Junction Railway Station is the main railway station and joined to important stations of the country.
 By road:  Daily bus aids are accessible from important cities of MP to Ujjain.


35.Hemkund Sahib

Hemkund Sahib-lake of snow

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This place in Uttarakhand has Nourished the 'Highest Gurudwara in the World' At 4,329mts above sea level With the capped hills, which are together designated as Hemkund Parvat.
The gurudwara is accessible only for a few periods between May and October and lockdown when the severe wintertime.
To reach Hemkund sahib one needs to perform a trek of 6km starting from Ghangharia.
A star-formed gurudwara near the lagoon is attended by thousands of followers each month.

Religious Importance: Guru Govind Singhji, The tenth Guru of the Sikhs; mediated at Hemkund Sahib for many years.
A temple devoted to Lakshman, sibling of Lord Rama is also placed In Hemkund Sahib.
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Places To Visit:
  • Hemkund Parvat
  • World's highest placed gurudwara Gurudwara

How To Reach:

Nearest Airport: The most approaching airport to Hemkund Sahib is Jolly Grant close to Dehradun. From there, Govind Ghat can be reached by road, which is at 292-km from the airport terminal.
Nearest Train: Rishikesh Is the nearest railway station.
By road: Hemkund Sahib is well united till Govind Ghat and further which You have to trek of about 19-km to arrive at Hemkund Sahib.
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36.Tirupati, Andhra Pradesh 

Richest religious place in India


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Tirupati is in the hills of the Chittoor district of Andhra Pradesh. The area is one of the several culturally rich cities in the nation. 
Thirupathi is a noted divine center and draws thousands of believers and sightseers the same.
According to one reference, it is a union of the two terms "thiru" and "husband". Tiru in Tamil signifies honor. In the same method. The combination of both terms means 'responsible husband'.
Tirupati Temple is located in the Tirumala mount line. The mountain range is very close to the city center. Tirumala mountain ranks second among the world's oldest rocky mountains. There is no evidence of who built this attractive temple. But many leaders and emperors have refurbished the temple. 
Tirupati is not only famous as a religious focus. Preferably, it is a rich aesthetic capital.
 It is popular for its festivals. A good example is the Gangnamma fair held here in May. The enthusiasm and support here are surpassing expectations.
Brahmotsavam is one of the most popular festivals in Tirupati. This is the biggest celebration. The Vijayanagara festival is one of the other celebrations of the temple city. It is celebrated in the Chandragiri Fort.
The thorp of Tirupati is close to Kottoor. It was next moved to Govindaraja Swamy Temple. 
Now, The city has developed into a city of festivals and festivals.

Religious Importance: It is popular as a religious center, where devotees roam the temple premises and pray. It has the feeling of being the most powerful religious center. Followers keep a layer of sandalwood on their foreheads, offering hair to God by making a Kesha mundana.

Places to visit:
  •  Sri Venkateswara Temple
  •  Akasaganga Teertham
  • Silathoranam
  •  City Shopping
  •  Vedadri Narasimha Swamy Temple
  • Swami Pushkarini Lake


How To Reach:

Nearest Airport: Tirupati Airport at 15 Km from the city center.
Nearest Train: Renigunta, Tirupati Main and Anantarajupet are 3 railway stations in Tirupati which are well connected with the other major cities. 
 By road: Tirupati has frequent bus aids of nearby cities of Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka, and Tamil Nadu.
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37.Manikaran, Himachal Pradesh 

Boiling springs in Himachal

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Manikaran located at an altitude of 1737 m is a religious spot for both Sikhs and Hindus with A Gurudwara Manikaran Sahib(Sri Guru Nanak Devji Gurudwara) and quite number of temples.
Settled at 45 km of Kullu, in the state of Himachal Pradesh. This name ‘Manikaran’ points to a gem.
This place is also famous for its 3 natural hot boiling water bodies.
One being in the Gurudwara itself.
The water inside is supposed to be propitious and said to have healing features for the human body comprises of sulfur which can heal skin and other dysfunctions. 

Religious Importance: According to a legend, Wife of shiva; Goddess Parvati, missed a valuable ornament in a water mass in this area. When Parvati requested Shiva to see for it, he urged His disciples to seek for it. When they are incapable to obtain the ornament, Shiva dived into a ferocity an opened his third eye, which created a disturbance in the land which drove to the creation of countless valuable pebbles and gemstones.

Places to visit: 
  • Shiv Temple Manikaran
  • Harinder Mountain
  •  Lord Ramachandra Temple
  • Manikaran Hot Springs
  • Kulant Pith
  •  Manikaran Sahib Gurudwara

How To Reach:

Nearest Airport: Chandigarh Airport which is at 160 km by Manikaran Sahib
Nearest Train:  The most next station is Pathankot Station, Punjab where the current trains are Jammu Mail, Dauladhar Express, and Ravi Express, at 300kms. 
 By road: Manikaran is connected to Bhuntar via local state buses.


38.Nathdwara, Rajasthan

Gateway to Shrinathji


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positioned in the serene of Aravallis, on the cliffs of the Banas stream is the fascinating temple thorp of Nathdwara in Rajasthan.
Nathdwara is worshiped as a holy site devoted to the Hindu god Krishna or Vishnu and the Vaishnava sect of Hinduism.
While Nathdwara is crowded by thousands of adherents all the year who attend the pious sepulchers, it is also visited by history lovers attending Haldighati.
Nathdwara is also recognized for "Pichwai Paintings" which are inherited Rajasthani custom murals and terracotta craft. 
It is recognized as the center of classical handiworks and artifacts.
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Religious Importance: The Dwarkadheesh Temple which is dedicated to Lord Vishnu is prevailing in the region. 
Dwarkadheesh Temple is well-known for its brilliant red stone idol of the divinity. 
The Srinathji Temple is including a popular divine reliquary in the region. The impressive statue of the god in this shrine is formed from a single marble composition. 
The Eklingji Temple, committed to Lord Shiva, is one of the commonly attended sepulchers of the Nathdwara.

Places to visit:
  •  Charbhuja
  •  The Dwarkadheesh Temple
  •  Shrinathji Temple
  • Annakutta
  • The Eklingji temple
  • Shopping in Nathdwara


How To Reach:

Nearest Airport: Udaipur Airport which is at 40 km from Nathdwara
Nearest Train: The nearest railway is at Mavli Junction, 30 km away.
 And Udaipur City Railway Station, 50 km from the Nathdwara city.
 By road: Nathdwara can be reached by state-governed buses of nearby cities.



39.Samalkot, Andhra Pradesh

Holy Place for followers of Lord Shiva


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Samalkot

Samalkot is around 12kms from Kakinada.
Located in the East Godavari District of Andhra Pradesh. Samalkot attracts many people, especially of lord shiva devotees.
In Samalkot Lord Shiva with his wife, Goddess Parvati is revered the most. 
The Best season to visit the place is while Maha Shivratri when people and the city are at their best of charm.

Religious Importance: samalkot is a famous site because of one of the Pancharama Temples, Pancharama holding one of the orders of Lord Shiva known as Sri Kumararama Bheemeshwara Swami.

Places to visit:
  •  Kumararama Bheemeshwara Swamy Temple
  •  Annavaram
  • Abhishekam
  • Thalupulamma Thalli
  •  Rajahmundry
  •  Kakinada


How To Reach:

Nearest Airport: Visakhapatnam Airport which is at 135 km by Samalkot
Nearest Road: National Highway 5 crossing through connects Samalkot with the different main centers of the nation.
 By Train: Samalkot has its railway station and is well-connected to major cities by trains on a daily base.



40.Mathura, Uttar Pradesh
The Land of Eternal Love

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Mathura was known as 'Brij Bhoomi' or the Land of Eternal Love. Even to date, the city is admired by the people. 
The name originates from the event that Lord Shri Krishna gave his childhood times with the Gopika women, Laughing and smirking past.

The Rasaleelas of Sri Krishna resides in the souls of Hindu devotees forever.
The lilies of Sri Krishna can yet be observed in bhajans and paintings. There are many distinct varieties of the portrayal of Hindus that are born in Mathura.
Today, Mathura town is one of the most pious sections of Hinduism. There are numerous temples of Lord Krishna and Radha. Before the 8th century, the town addressed to Buddhism.

The town was homeward to above 3,000 Buddhists. Many Buddhist monasteries were devastated by the intrusion of Afghan leader Muhammad Ghazani. Later, in the 16th century, Aurangzeb demolished many temples and built mosques.
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Religious Importance: This consecrated city is the place where the time-long religious ocean streams. Particularly when the festivals of Holi and Krishna Janmashtami, the number of enthusiasts attending this area rises. The day of Lord Krishna born was celebrated as Krishna Janmashtami. It begins in August-September.

Places to visit:
  •  Lathmar Holi
  •  Govardhan Hill
  •  Vishram Ghat
  •  Dwarkadheesh Temple, Mathura
  •  Birla Mandir Mathura
  •  Shri Krishna Janmasthan Temple


How To Reach:

Nearest Airport: Agra Airport which is 47 km by Mathura and Kheria Airport in Agra is at a range of 62 KM from Mathura.
Nearest Train: Visitants can seat to the Mathura railway junction, settled 1 km apart from Mathura. 
 By road: Mathura is well-connected by buses to important towns like Agra, Delhi, Lucknow, and Varanasi. 



41.Guruvayur, Kerala 

 Home of Lord Sri Krishna and Lord Maha Vishnu.


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There is no deficiency of spirituality and faiths in India. There are also temples, churches, and mosques. The number of devotees coming here is high. But if you want to see all religions in one go, you need to come to Guruvayur, Kerala. 
The chief draw of the Guruvayur is the temples that are popular for bringing out various activities. 
Guruvayur is a plentiful town in Thrissur district.
Guruvayur is considered as the home of Lord Sri Krishna and Lord Maha Vishnu. A large number of enthusiasts gather In this town.
The temple is mentioned in mythological stories. Like the story today, Brihaspati is at the beginning of the Kali Yuga.
The idol of Lord Krishna is seen here for the first time. The place was called Guruvayur because these idols were found in one place.
The attractive icon of Lord Krishna Paranathama is the central pull of the Guruvayurappan Temple. In this model, Krishna has four arms, containing the shankha, sudarasana chakra, kumudaki, and lotus in his four arms.
Non-Hindus were banned inside the temple. Others were only allowed to look outside the temple.

Religious Importance: The Guruvayur Temple is considered as the fourth largest temple in India.
The temple is also recognized as the Vaikuntam Param, which indicates the abode of Lord Vishnu on earth. 

Places to visit:
  •  Punnathurkotta Elephant Palace
  •  Guruvayur Temple
  •  Institute of Mural Painting
  •  Parthasarthy Temple
  •  Mammiyoor Shiva Temple
  •  Statues of Maraprabhu and Guruyaur Kesavan


How To Reach:

Nearest Airport: Kochi Airpot which is 78 km by Guruvayur
Nearest Train: Guruvayur has its railway station which is related to the Madras-Mangalore chief line at Thrissur. 
 By road:  Kerala Road Transport Corporation (KSRTC) operates bus assistance by all main places of Kerala. And Taxis or cabs are the best options.
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42.Kanchipuram, Tamil Nadu 

Lord Vishnu has Worshipped here 


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Kanchipuram is the oldest city of Tamil Nadu that has yet maintained to preserve its old-world grace. 
The city is popular not just for its temples but also for signifying the capital of the Pallava emperors.
 The city is still appreciated today as its old title Kanchiyampathy and Kanjiwaram.
Kanchipuram is also known as the 'City of Thousand Temples' for foreign tourists.
Kanchipuram is positioned at a range of 72 km from the capital city of Tamil Nadu, Chennai.
Kanchipuram is a pious city for Hindus as it is one of the seven most sacred places that each Hindu person should attend in their lifetime. 
The most celebrated of these temples are the Varadaraja Perumal Temple for Lord Vishnu and one of the five temples of Lord Shiva symbolizing the five Panchabathas, Ekambaranarat Temple.
"Ka" denotes Brahman. The city is described as Kanchipuram as it is considered that "Anchi" means "adored Vishnu in this place". There are many Shiva shrines In Kanchipuram. 
The westward part of Kanchipuram is convened Shivakanchi and the east is Vishnu Kanchi as there are a huge number of Shiva shrines. 
Other famous temples in Kanchipuram are the Kailasanathar Temple, Kamakshi Amman Temple, Kachapeshwarar Temple, and Kumarakottam Temple.
Kanchipuram silk saris are appreciated all over the world. Silk thread spun with gold thong is a preference not only of the charming past but also of modern gentlewomen. it is also a traditional and aesthetic appearance of Tamils.

Religious Importance:  According to Hindu mythology, salvation is achieved by attending all the seven holy places.
A city is a holy place for the enthusiasts of Lord Shiva as well as for the devotees of Lord Vishnu.
Kanchipuram has numerous temples devoted to Lord Shiva and Lord Vishnu. 

Places to visit: 
  •  Kamakshi Amman Temple
  •  Devarajaswami Temple
  • Kanchi Kamakoti Peetam
  •  Kanchi Kudhil
  •  Kailasanathar Temple
  •  Varadharaja Perumal Temple


How To Reach:

Nearest Airport: The most approaching airport is Chennai International Airport (Meenambakkam) which is 2 hours ride on.
Nearest Train: Chennai Central railway station and Arakkonam railway station are the closest ones.
 By road: Kanchipuram is 75 km apart from Chennai and is well united by a good system of roads. There are bus aids from Kanchipuram to Chennai, Bangalore, Pondicherry, Thiruppathi, Thiruvannamalai.



43.Tiruvannamalai, Tamil Nadu

Abode to the Arunachala Temple

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Tiruvannamalai is one of the most revered places in Tamil Nadu.
Rested on tip of the Malai range, Thiruvannamalai is a religious town which is devoted to Lord Shiva where he revered in the formation of a Lingam.
Arunachaleshwar Temple has lounged crosswise 23 acres with nine columns and one Rajagopuram which is eleven stories high.
Brahmotsavam, which is the celebration of four principal festivities amid November and December every year.
A huge number of deepam comprising three tonnes of Ghee perched in the festival of Karthikai Deepam which is the main display during the celebration.
'Karthikai Festival is the classical Cattle Fair, which is a 4-day festival in which 20,000 animals are taken for sales. 
Other charms add Ramanar Ashram, Seshadri Ashram, Sathanur Dam, beautiful gardens, crocodile field.
Adventure and nature enthusiasts can trek to the beautiful Arunachala mountain.

Religious Importance: Lord Shiva where he admired in the formation of a Lingam.
 It is thought that Lord Shiva is still present here being as Agni (Fire) Lingam. Here, Goddess Parvati is revered in the formation of Unnamulaiyamman.
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Places to visit: 
  •  Sathanur Dam
  •  Virupaksha Cave
  •  Ramana Ashram
  • Skandashramam
  •  Annamalaiyar temple
  •  Gingee Fort


How To Reach:

Nearest Airport: The most coming airport to Thiruvannamalai is in Pondicherry at a gap of 87 km.
Nearest Train: Thiruvannamalai has its railway station. and it has ample connectivity with several cities.
 By road: NH-77 and SH-9A and 6 connect Thiruvannamalai with other cities in India.



In Conclusion:


India Is One of the Spiritual, cultural, and Traditional hubs in the Whole World.
Religion wears an eternal place in the breaths of every Indian.
These are a few of the must-visit and Important Places in India. 
If you are In India; Then every city will demonstrate one or another religion with Perfect harmony.
 And probably this is the reason why India will best suites for The sentence " Unity in Diversity".
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