Top 6 Religious Destinations That You Should Visit In A Spiritual Trip In India

Spirituality plays a very important role in everyday life in India. This secular country puts tremendous emphasis on karma, divinity, humanity and purity. India is the land of pious culture and enrich heritage that promotes pilgrimage tourism at its best. Here is a list of top 6 most renowned religious sites of the country.

 

  1. Varanasi

If it is religious tourism in India, Varanasi is the most prominent one among the lot. Varanasi or Benaras is often described as the ‘Hinduism capital of India’. Located on the banks of Ganga River, this city is the home to numerous ancient temples each with their own fascinating story to tell. Some of the famous temples of this city include Durga Temple, Kashi Viswanath Temple, Sankat Mochan Hanuman Temple, Tulsi Manas Temple and Dhanvantari Temple. Apart from temples, Varanasi features as many as 88 Ghats along the holy Ganga River. These ghats are the places where several spiritual rituals are performed and among them Ganga Arati in the evening is the most spectacular one.

 

  1. Rameshwaram

Rameshwaram, the temple town of the country, comes with a very strong connection with the mythologies of India. This place is particularly known to Hindu devotees as well as tourists for a number of things like Palk Strait, the Adam’s bridge, a rail route across the sea and scenic landscapes. Ramanathaswamy Temple is the most iconic and spiritual spot here that you can’t afford to miss during your pilgrimage tour package in India.

 

  1. Tirumala Venkateshwara, Tirupati

The world-famous Tirumala Venkateshwara Temple is a Hindu temple worshiping the Vishnu who is believed to be the controlling power of everything in the universe. This religious site is visited by millions of people all over the country. This temple is also known for its wealth and grandeur. Brahmotsavam Festival is the best time to schedule your religious trip to Tirupati.

 

  1. Amritsar

You will be amazed to learn that it is the Golden Temple of Amritsar that receives more tourists than the very famous Taj Mahal. Among Sikhs, a visit to the Golden Temple is considered to be an incredibly holy activity. If you include Amritsar to your list of pilgrimage tourism destinations in India, you would know that brotherhood and humanity don’t come with a religious tag. It is eternal and universal.

 

  1. Moinuddin Chishti, Ajmer

India is the land of cultural and religious diversity. Among the Sufi Dargahs in India, dargah of Khwaja Moinuddin Chishti at Ajmer is believed to be the most pious one. Khwaja Moinuddin Chishti was the most famous Sufi saint from Indian subcontinent. His dargah at Ajmer is believed to be the place where Mughal Emperor Akbar offered his prayer to get an heir for the throne. This dargah is visited by Muslims as well as Sikh pilgrims in millions just to offer their prayers so that it can be heard by Khwaja Ji.

 

  1. The Basilica of Bom Jesus, Goa

This is one of the most popular UNESCO World Heritage Sites from India which is known for its spiritual significance. The Basilica of Bom Jesus in Goa is the first minor basilica in the country and it is still the landmark in the history of Christianity in India.

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