Religious & Pilgrimage Places
Famous Holy Destinations In India-Religious & Pilgrimage Places
The country of India is particularly known for its cultural diversity and various traditions. The country is home to many religions, cultures, and traditions all living together, because of which there are a lot of gods and goddesses worshipped in this subcontinent. The temples and shrines of these deities are spread all throughout the country and there are many pilgrimage destinations and religious tours in various cities and states.
Because of the beauty of these religious destinations and the strong belief of people in the gods and goddesses, a large number of people from all over the world visit these pilgrimage and religious sites. These sites and destinations are considered to be one of the most holy ones, and a visit to these sacred places not only purifies your souls and minds, but it also gives you peace and relaxation of the mind.
The cities like Ajmer, Amarnath, Allahabad, the Golden Temple in Amritsar and Akshardham are some of the top religious and pilgrimage sites in the city. The northeastern state of Uttarakhand also has a beautiful collection of ancient temples in cities like Badrinath and Kedarnath, which are also part of the most famous religious tours in the country, the Chaar Dhaam. The cities of Varanasi and Dwarka are also of great importance in terms of famous temples and of course, the holy and sacred river of Ganga.
The southern part of the Indian subcontinent is equally rich in cultural and religious heritage and is a host to various beautiful temples, which include the famous Konark Temple and Rameshwaram Temple in cities like Madurai, Kanyakumari, and Mahabalipuram. Shirdi and Ganpatipule in the state of Maharashtra are destinations with great religious importance and attract devotees from all over the world in huge numbers.
These pilgrimage sites and temples are now turning into tourist destinations as well, with large numbers of shops and local markets coming up around them. These shops sell beautiful handmade products, statues as well as pictures of the various gods and goddesses. These sites have become shopping centres for tourists where they can buy many attractive items and also explore the local culture as well as the traditions of the people.