India is a land full of religion and spirituality from North to South , East to West. Indian pilgrimage is as old as Indian civilization. There are many holy and sacred places to visit in India like Vaishno devi Temple in Jammu and Kashmir, Mathura, Vrindavan in U.P, Rameshwaram Temple in Madurai , Bodh Gaya in Bihar etc. There are numerous temples built in our country and several of them are being classified as UNESCO world heritage sites. North India is huddled with numerous religious places.
Vaishno Devi Temple:
This is the city of Mata Vaishno Devi where spirituality and vibrancy lingers in the atmosphere. Revered and highly believed in, thousands of pilgrims come here to seek the blessings of Mata Vaishno Devi and show their unflinching faith. It is located in Katra at the Trikuta mountains. The holy cave is 13 Km from the base camp Katra. There are no idols or statues inside the cave of Mata Vaishno Devi Temple and the Darshans are open around the clock throughout the year. For those who are elderly and are of ill health, mule and pony rides are available to negotiate the steep incline.
Haridwar and Rishikesh:
Uttarakhand is a city known for it’s beautiful sightseeing and sacred places. There are two most religious places to visit- Haridwar and Rishikesh. Haridwar in Uttarakhand , one of the seven holiest places in India is “ the abode of Lord Vishnu”. It is located in the Garhwal district of Uttarakhand and is known as a land of legends and Myths. It is a perfect holiday option for anyone seeking for spirituality and wants to get indulge in and get closer to nature. Har Ki Pauri Brahmkund is the place where people dip into the Ganges and wash their sins. Rishikesh is an another pilgrimage spotted in Uttarakahand, famous for two bridges.”Ram Jhula”and “Lakshman Jhula” are the two important landmarks to visit in Rishikesh.
Amarnath Temple is an another pilgrimage in North India which is also located in Jammu and Kashmir is like a heaven due to an enshrined image of ice, known as “Shivaling” which gets formed naturally and resembles Lord Shiva. This place is regarded to be the same cave where Lord Shiva shared the secret of life and eternity to goddess Parvati. People of Hindu faith in India consider this religious journey as a major task of their life which can lead them to heaven. The holy visit to this religious temple is made in the month of July to August in Savan.
Badrinath Temple is also one of the sacred and holy places of North India which is located in Uttarakhand at the backdrop of Neelkanth Mountain Peak and is a holy place of Lord Vishnu. Badrinath will also give you the most splendid and magnificient sceneries and an abosolutely awe inspiring natural beauty. It can also be our domain for numerous exciting activities. As this place is located at a high altitude, helicopter rides are also offered here for those who wish to take it. After getting the beautiful aerial site through helicopter, people pray to the lord and take bath in the river and wash their sins.
One of the most important pilgrimage sites for Buddhists and is a village in the state of Bihar. It is under the Bodhi tree where Buddha attained enlightenment. The place is always huddled with a number of pilgrims who come to pay their homage in monasteries, shrines and temples. It also attracts tourists from India and abroad owing to it’s magnificient Buddha statue, The Mahabodhi Temple and the Bodhi tree. It is said about this place that one meets his/her inner self her and experiences peace. Millions of people flock at this place to do Pind Daan.
It is a land imbued with Hindu mythology linking to Lord Brahma, Lord Vishnu, Goddess Sati and Lord Shiva. There is a belief that it is a divinity of 33 god and goddess where they reside. The place is located on the banks of the River Gomati, located in Sitapur district. Chakratirth is the most attractive place in Naimisharanya. Chakratirth is the place where Lord Brahma’s wheel cracked through the earth developing a large source of water. This spot is surrounded by a boulevard dotted with shrines honoring many Hindu deities and this tour gets covered under Naimisharanya tour package.