India is a country of abundant religions and beliefs. There are innumerable places of worship spread throughout the nation. People from all over the world visit India to experience a spiritual retreat. The places mentioned below will give you more than just a little knowledge about your holy connections. These are the 15 religious places in India which will give you a dose of enchanting spirituality.
1. Vaishno Devi
Vaishno Devi Temple is located in Jammu & Kashmir. One of the most important Hindu pilgrimages, this place will take you on a devotional journey through its strong environment. Vaishno Devi yatra is considered quite virtuous by the Hindus.
Another holy escape called Amarnath Cave is located in J&K. The stalagmite or the Shiva Linga is situated inside this cave. The journey itself is highly daunting but is worth the effort. This place is snow-covered for most of the year except for a month or two during summer.
3. Manimahesh Lake
A lot has been said about the legend of Manimahesh Lake. The lake is located in Himachal Pradesh. One has to cover a day’s trek to reach this place of peace and tranquillity. Manimahesh Temple is where you can see a ‘Mani’ shining under the early morning light.
4. Golden Temple
If you want to see the grandeur of spirituality, Amritsar is the place to be. Golden Temple shows the magnificence of belief in its most charming way. The shining Gurudwara under the sunlight shows the glory of this place.
5. Hazrat Nizamuddin
6. Ajmer Sharif
The Ajmer Dargah is dedicated to the Sufi saint Moinuddin Chisti and is located in Rajasthan. It is believed that a person seeking something with his/her heart truly gets it after visiting this place with full devotion.
Kalighat lies in Kolkata. One can witness the energies of this place through its cultural bonanza. The famous Kalika Temple is situated here. Kalighat itself has a very strong vibe to it which is believed to be a gift of this Shaktipeeth to its visitors.
Haridwar’s importance is known to all, yet the spiritual delight it gives to the visiting pilgrims is something to look forward to. Set along the virtuous Ganga River, Haridwar has its visitors surprised with its purity every time.
Mathura is the birthplace of Lord Krishna and Vrindavan is where he was brought up. The place gets truly enlightened especially during the festivities of Holi though the celebrations never end in this part of the country.
10. The Bom Jesus Basilica
11. Shanti Stupa
Shanti Stupa lies in Ladakh division of J&K. The Stupa is a mark of peace in itself. A meditation session amidst the sound of the prayer drums is truly introspective and enchanting. The Stupa depicts a treaty of peace between Japan and India.
Kedarnath is located in Uttrakhand and is still a very enthralling place for peace and spirituality lovers even after the flash floods which had a destructive effect on this area. Kedarnath has a temple located in the middle of the Himalayas; the ultimate abode of peace.
Bodhgaya is a holy pilgrimage of the Buddhists. This is where Gautam Buddha is said to have attained enlightenment under the devout Bodhi Tree. Peace is all that is felt in this quite religious escape located in Bihar.
14. Tirumala Venkateshwara Temple
Tirumala Venkateshwara Temple has a lot of secrets hidden under the layers of its architectural brilliance. Lord Venkateshwara is the main deity who is offered prayers here. This is the most important temple of the south with its exact location in Andhra Pradesh.
15. Mecca Masjid
Mecca Masjid is a grand Islamic pilgrimage in Hyderabad. The Masjid is built by using the pure soil of Mecca which is the holiest place for Islam. This is why the aura of this place has the essence of Mecca in it.
So, if you really want some peace and lone time in order to have a deep interaction with your soul, these 15 places have to be on your list of spiritual breaks while going on a religious voyage to India.