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Pilgrimage Sites in India



India is a place of mixed cultures, ethnicity and religions. In fact Buddhism, Jainism and Sikhism have their roots here. A tour to India is generally undertaken for its cultural inclinations; but the religious facet of the nation no less excites people all over the world. Some of the prime Pilgrimage Sites in India are as follows:

  • Vaishno Devi
    Located in a cave in the upper Trikuta Mountains in Jammu-Kashmir, it is associated with goddess Mahalakshmi. more...

  • Tirupati Balaji
    Set on a hill at Tirumala, a group of seven hills known as Seshachalam in south India, with an elevation of 2,800ft above the sea level, it is one of the richest temples in the world. more...

  • Golden Temple
    Situated in Amritsar, Punjab, the Golden Temple or Darbar Sahib, it is steeped in the history and ideology of Sikhism. more...

  • Hemkund Sahib
    World’s highest shrine, it lies at an altitude of 4329 meters. It is one of the most sacred destinations of the Sikhs. more...

  • Bodhgaya
    Most significant of all the Buddhist pilgrimage destinations in India, it is a significant archaeological site, and a vital Buddhist centre. more...

  • Rishikesh
    Located barely 24 Kms from Haridwar at the base of the lower Himalayas, it is a scenic and spiritual paradise with the Holy Ganga flowing through. more...

  • Haridwar
    Set along the right side of the bank of the holy Ganga, it is associated with both Lord Shiva and Lord Vishnu, and is one of the four venues for the famous Kumbh Mela. more...

  • Varanasi
    One of the oldest living cities in the world, it is one of the prime India pilgrimage destinations. more...

  • Kanyakumari
    Lying at the junction of the Indian Ocean and the Bay of Bengal it is associated with goddess Devi Kanya, an incarnation of Shiva’s wife. more...

  • Madurai
    Also called the Meenakshi Temple, it is located along river Vaigai. Believed to have been set up by the Pandyan King, Kulasekara in the 6th century BC, it is also referred to as the Athens of the East. more...

  • Mathura
    Set along the right banks of the Yamuna this town has a continuous line of ghats (riverbanks) which is picturesque in itself. more...

  • Hampi
    One of the earliest Hindu pilgrimage destinations of India, Hampi has many temples, flaunting Hindu style of architecture. more...

  • Shirdi
    This sacred site of Sai Baba is located 260 kms from Mumbai, 130 kms from Aurangabad. more...

  • Puri
    Set along the Bay of Bengal, Puri offers the great temple of Lord Jagannath for several Hindu pilgrims. more...

  • Pushkar
    Pushkar is famous for its biggest cattle fair which falls in the month of Kartik. It commences two days before the full moon of the month and ends a day after it. Men and women congregate from all over Rajasthan and other nearby places with their horses, camels and cattle to buy and sell. In addition to its commercial importance, the fair is also a window to the cultural richness of Rajasthan. Days before it begins, tradesmen, craftsmen, troupes of dancers and singers, all gather here. more...

  • Puttaparthi
    Birthplace of Sri Satya Sai Baba, it is one of the religious destinations on your India tour. more...

  • Ranakpur
    One of the five most significant pilgrimage sites of Jainism, it is located about 60 km north of Udaipur in Pali district.more...

  • Churches of Goa
    Owing their roots mostly to early Portuguese settlers, Goan churches are fine examples of late 16th and early 17th century art and architecture. Basilica of Bom Jesus and Goa Se Cathedral are the most prominent among them. more...

  • Hemkund Sahib – World’s highest shrine, it lies at an altitude of 4329 meters. It is one of the most sacred destinations of the Sikhs.

    Hindu or Muslim; Sikh or Christian; Buddhist or Jain – each of the pilgrimage sites is a source of deep spirituality and serenity.

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