Top 40 Religious Tourism Places in India

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Top 40 Religious Tourism Places in India
Posted Date: 06/10/2021 12:17:52 Posted By: Sikh Tours

Explore the spiritual dimensions of India and experience the divinity...
India may justly be called the 'land of faith'. Walkthrough the mighty mountains and you will experience the divine presence or traverse the winding lanes where spirituality and history wait to quench your spiritual thirst.

Many temples, mosques, churches, gurudwaras, and monasteries in India invite pilgrims to visit a tolerant, spiritual, and most diverse but united nation. Spirituality has transformed many ordinary destinations in India into significant religious places. This has led to many pilgrims visiting these sacred places once a year, along with many travel enthusiasts. Tourism has grown manifold, and so has the fame of India.

Let’s explore different and vibrant religious tourism in India together with the Best Tour and Travel Company in India-Sikh Tours and learn about these fascinating religious tourism spots:


List of Top 40 Religious Tourism Places in India:

 

Golden Temple, Amritsar, Punjab Haridwar, Uttarakhand
Hemkund Sahib, Chamoli District, Uttarakhand Rishikesh, Uttarakhand
Govind Ghat, Chamoli District, Uttarakhand Paonta Sahib, Sirmaur, H.P
Hazur Sahib, Nanded, Maharashtra Joshimath, Chamoli District, Uttarakhand
Yamunotri, Garhwal Division of Uttarakhand Gangotri, Uttarkashi, Uttarakhand
Kedarnath, Uttarakhand Badrinath, Uttarakhand
Shirdi, Maharashtra Vaishno Devi, Jammu & Kashmir
DamdamaSahib, Talwandi Sabo, Punjab Anandpur Sahib Gurudwara, Punjab
Mathura, Uttar Pradesh Kashi Vishwanath Temple, Varanasi
Takht Sri Patna Sahib, Bihar Gurudwara Shri Dukhniwaran Sahib, Patiala, Punjab
Manali, Himachal Pradesh Tarn Taran Sahib, Punjab
Ghangaria, Uttarakhand Goindwal Sahib, Punjab
Tirupati, Andhra Pradesh Somnath Temple, Gujarat
Jagannath Temple, Odisha Dwarka, Gujarat
Ayodhya, Uttar Pradesh Bodh Gaya, Bihar
MehandipurBalaji Temple, Rajasthan Manikaran, Himachal Pradesh
Salasar Balaji, Rajasthan Akshardham, Gujarat
Jama Masjid, New Delhi Lotus Temple, New Delhi
ISKCON Temple, New Delhi Siddhivinayak, Maharashtra
Sun Temple, Odisha Birla Mandir, Telangana

 

1. Golden Temple/Harmandir Sahib/Darbar Sahib

“Experience the divine blessings of Waheguru”
Golden Temple is the incomparable reflection of the pious golden building on the ambrosial nectar (lake). The pilgrims flocking to the shrine complex urge one to visit this popular religious site in India.

Built by the fourth Sikh Guru, Guru Ramdas Ji, Gurdwara Harmandir Sahib is the most important Sikh pilgrimage site you should visit in India. The golden gilded temple commemorates several historical events of the Sikhs. As a bringer of peace, the Golden Temple is a true legacy in India. You must experience the divinity of the place, in your life. Want to go there? Book your Golden Temple Tour Packages now!

2. Hemkund Sahib, Chamoli District, Uttarakhand

“ Mountain peaks with the mighty power of GOD”
Situated in one of the most scenic spots in the country, Hemkund (also called Hemkunt) Sahib religious tours in India lends a unique charm. It is the crowning glory of the Chamoli District.
The devotion shown by the pilgrims here despite the adverse climatic conditions is impressive. The spiritual atmosphere at Hemkunt Sahib might tempt you to stay here a little longer.

3. Haridwar, Uttarakhand

“Dive into the serenity and discover a new you every time”

Haridwar, situated in the bosom of mystic Uttarakhand, is nothing less than an empire to the Hindus. The holy city, located on the sacred river Ganga, offers excellent peace of mind. Watch the flickering diyas floating on the glittering river in the evening along with the energetic Ganga Aarti and linger near Har ki Pauri to seek the incomparable divinity in Haridwar.

The Kumbh Mela, which takes place every 12 years, attracts millions of people to the city; yet the city is crowded with devotees throughout the year. Book your journey at Haridwar Rishikesh Tour Package From Delhi Now.

4. Rishikesh, Uttarakhand

“Explore the route to fitness with authentic yogic methods”
The emerald Ganga, countless Hindu temples, and the dense cluster of yoga centers- Rishikesh is where divinity has been redefined. Rishikesh preserves the ancient Hindu practice called yoga and opens the door to another level of spirituality in India.

In Rishikesh, one can praise nature in its most accurate form and grab the chance to lose oneself in it. Therefore, this extraordinary city is an incredible religious place to visit in India. It is one of the most amazing places in religion tourism in India. Book your Haridwar Rishikesh Tour Package From Delhi Now.

5. Govind Ghat, Chamoli District, Uttarakhand

“Natural beauty at its best”
The travelers can either go for trekking, village walks, or explore the wilderness. Ghangaria is rich and offers diverse flora & fauna and refreshing views of the sun-drenched Himalayas. The beautiful Valley of Flowers can be reached from here, a short hike of 4 km from Ghangaria. Moreover, Hemkund Sahib-the famous pilgrimage site of the Sikhs can also be visited. A short trek of about 6 km will take you to Hemkund Sahib from Ghangaria. This is the impeccable part of this religious tourism.

6. Paonta Sahib, Sirmaur, H.P

“Glamourised with the forest and Yamuna”
Paonta Sahib is a vibrant industrial city in the Sirmaur district of Himachal Pradesh. It not only houses major industries but is also a significant place of worship for the Sikh community.

In His memoirs, Guru Gobind Singh Ji described his time in the city as the happiest years of His life, during which He witnessed a wide variety of pleasures. On the site, where the Gurdwara stands today, Guru Ji lived with His family. The Gurdwara also houses a museum with the war antiques of Guru Ji and other weapons. The palanquin (palki) on which the Sikh religious text Guru Granth Sahib Ji is placed is made of pure gold.

 

7. Hazur Sahib, Nanded, Maharashtra

“House of the greatest warrior and King”
According to the Sikh story, the tenth Guru, Guru Gobind Singh Ji, departed from here for his heavenly abode. A Gurdwara was opened here in 1837 by the incomparable Sikh ruler Maharaja Ranjit Singh. Today Hazur Sahib stands for the soul of the city of Nanded. The Gurudwara is considered one of the holiest of the five "Takhts'' or seats of authority in the Sikh religion.

The architectural beauty of the sprawling temple complex is made of white marble, with ornate floors and a dome adorned with gold. Other significant Gurudwaras in and around Nanded are Bandaghat Langar Sahib, Mata Sahib Dewa, Maltekri Sahib, Naginaghat Nanak Puri, Shikar Ghat Gurudwaras and Sangat Sahib. You can book your Delhi To Hazur Sahib Tour Packages or Hyderabad To Hazur Sahib Tour Packages in Sikh tourism with the Best Tour and Travel Company in India.

 

8. Joshimath, Chamoli District, Uttarakhand

“Make your connection with the mighty God Here”
Joshimath is the winter residence of Lord Badri and is highly revered as Adi Shankaracharya built one of the four 'Maths' here in the 8th century. He witnessed the holy Kalpvriksha, which is believed to be more than 1200 years old. There are a few sanctuaries in the city, the most significant of which is dedicated to Narsimha and Gaurishankar, which draws in lakhs of fans each year. This makes the city one of the most important cities of Uttarakhand for pilgrims. Hence, the temples are the most important places to visit in Joshimath.

 

9. Yamunotri, Garhwal Division of Uttarakhand

“River that protects from premature death”
Located in a narrow gorge near the Yamuna spring, Yamunotri Temple is the Yamuna, the second holiest river after the Ganges. Yamunotri is part of Char Dham (along with Gangotri, Kedarnath, and Badrinath), the four most revered Hindu pilgrimage sites in the Himalayas.

The small hill hamlet with the Yamunotri Temple at its center attracts thousands of devotees every year and is the starting point of the Char Dham Yatra pilgrimage (May to October) that leads from Yamunotri to Gangotri and finally to Kedarnath and Badrinath. Bathing in River Yamuna is said to protect against premature death. Aficionados walk or ride a cart or horse to arrive at the sanctuary (around 3,233 m above ocean level) from Janki Chatti, a precarious climb of around 3 km that requires around 3 hours.

 

10. Gangotri, Uttarkashi, Uttarakhand

“Earth way of the Holy River Ganga”
Gangotri is a humble community based on the sanctuary of Gangotri and is one of the holy places among the four Char Dhams. It is the most noteworthy and most significant sanctuary of the waterway Ganga, venerating it like a goddess in India.

The beginning of the blessed waterway is at Gaumukh in the Gangotri Glacier which can be reached from Gangotri in a short 19 km walk. Notwithstanding, as indicated by Hindu folklore, Gangotri is where the stream Ganga plunged from the sky when Lord Shiva let the powerful waterway out of its lavish locks.

 

11. Kedarnath, Uttarakhand

“Shiva’s home everyone’s home”
If you can tear yourself away from the scenic beauty of Kedarnath, you must visit the temple. Located on the banks of the Mandakini River, the temple is one of the hottest religious places in the whole of India. However, it is open only between April and November.

Located at an altitude of 3584 m, it is one of the Do Dham Yatra one of the busiest pilgrimage centers at Garhwal Himalayas. It is believed that Lord Shiva hid in Kedarnath in the form of a bull to escape the Pandavas. When the Pandavas found him, he went further into the earth, leaving the hump on the surface. It is one of the most visited places in religious tourism in India.

 

12. Badrinath, Uttarakhand

“Way towards the heaven”
Settled in the flawless Himalayas, Badrinath Temple in Uttarakhand is a passage to unrivaled otherworldliness. It is where everything is touched by godlikeness. Badrinath is accepted to be the home of Lord Vishnu or Badrinath Ji, who had come here to ruminate subsequent to being censured by Narad for revealing a lot of common issues. So today, Badrinath offers confinement from the materialistic world and brings you one bit nearer to Supreme Power.

 

13. Shirdi, Maharashtra

“Get blessings for one who taught the world about ‘One God’”
Forget religion, caste, creed, and other forms of discrimination. Shirdi in Maharashtra is the gateway to pure spirituality. Throughout his life, the revered Sai Baba preached about the one God (Sab Ka Maalik Ek) and thus acquired many followers.
Today, many devotees visit his birthplace Shirdi, seeking peace and spirituality irrespective of religion, color or creed and paying homage to this great saint. Hence, Shirdi is one of the most visited religious places in India. Book your journey at Delhi to Shirdi tour packages now.

14. Vaishno Devi, Jammu & Kashmir

“Goddess who invites her devotees to get blessings”

From high up in the mountains, Mata Vaishno Devi calls to her followers. Located at Trikuta Hills in Jammu, the abode of Mata Vaishno is among the most popular pilgrimage sites in India.

Experience an indescribable pleasure as you undertake an arduous trek leading to the caves where the Goddess keeps watch and bestows innumerable blessings. Beautiful scenery, pervasive divinity, and thrilling adventure. This is one trip to India that you will remember forever.

 

15. Damdama Sahib, Talwandi Sabo, Punjab

“Proof of Sikhism History for the World”

At Damdama Sahib, Guru Gobind Singh produced the revised and authentic version of the Adi Granth, which the Sikhs now revere as Guru Granth Sahib, their eternal Guru or spiritual guide or teacher. He added the verses of Guru Teg Bahadur to the original version prepared by Guru Arjan Dev. A large number of new converts joined the Khalsa here. Guru Gobind Singh remained on Damdama Sahib for almost a year .

It is one of the five Takhats or seats of the authority of the Sikhs. This Takhat is situated at Bathinda in the Indian Punjab and is where Guru Gobind Singh, the 10th Guru of the Sikhs, created the total form of the Sikh Scriptures called Sri Guru Granth Sahib in 1705.

 

16. AnandpurSahib Gurudwara, Punjab

“Holy city to live in the closeness with Waheguru Ji”
The Anandpur Sahib Gurudwara is the main reason for the tourist interest in this place. Located in the western Indian state of Punjab, Anandpur Sahib is a holy city visited by thousands of Sikh Pilgrims throughout the year. It is most famous for the countless Gurudwaras or Sikh temples that are located here. The city is bordered by the majestic river Sutlej on one side and the towering Shivaliks. However, the rushing river and the snow-capped peaks lend an aura of natural charm to the town. 

 

17. Mathura, Uttar Pradesh

“Krishana resides even in the winds of Mathura”
The origination of Hindu God Krishna, Mathura, in Uttar Pradesh, can appropriately be known as a favored land. Today, the city is spotted with a few sanctuaries, including the Krishna Janmabhoomi Temple, which numerous lovers visit consistently. In any case, Janmashtami is a celebration when this unassuming community is packed at this point loaded with colors. It is the center of all the places of religious tourism in India.

 

18. Kashi Vishwanath Temple, Varanasi

“Oldest city ever discovered”

Otherwise called Golden Temple, it is devoted to Lord Shiva, the city's main divinity. Varanasi is where the primary Jyotirlinga, the blazing mainstay of light with which Shiva showed his incomparability over different divine beings, got through the world's outside layer and rose to paradise. To reach here, travelers need to go through Kashi Vishwanath Temple, known for its shops selling pooja things and desserts.
There is likewise a well-known ladies' corner in the path where travelers can search for modest things. Close to Kashi Vishwanath Mandir are Annapurna Temple, Dundiraj Vinayak, and Gyanwapi, which explorers consistently visit.

 

19. Takht Sri Patna Sahib,Bihar

“City to witness the Sikh empire”

Takht Sri Patna Sahib, otherwise called Takhat Sri Harimandir Ji, is a gurdwara close to Patna Sahib, India. It is said to celebrate the origination of Guru Gobind Singh, the 10th Guru of the Sikhs, in December 1666. It was worked by Maharaja Ranjit Singh, the principal Maharaja of the Sikh Empire, making numerous other gurdwaras in the Indian subcontinent.

The current holy place of Patna Sahib or Takht Sri Harmandirji Sahib was established in the 1950s. Guru Gobind Singh, the 10th Sikh Guru, was brought into the world in Patna, Bihar, on December 22, 1666. He likewise spent his initial a long time here prior to moving to Anandpur Sahib. It is one of the most divine places in Sikh tourism.
Patna Sahib rail line station, a railroad station of a similar name close by, is associated with numerous metropolitan urban areas in India by means of the Howrah-Delhi Main Line. The Best Tour and Travel Company in India i.e. Sikh Tours allows you to cover this in Do Takht Tour Packages.

 

20. Gurudwara Shri Dukhniwaran Sahib,Patiala,Punjab

“Get rid of all your Sorrows with the blessings of Waheguru Ji”

 Guru Dukhniwaran Sahib is located in Patiala City. The village of Lehal is now within the boundaries of Patiala City. One Bhag Ram, a Jhivar of Lehal, awaited SHRI GURU TEGH BAHADUR SAHIB JI during his stay in Saifabad (now Bahadurgarh) and requested him to visit his village and bless it so that the inhabitants would be relieved from a severe and mysterious disease that had been plaguing them for a long time.
Guru Sahib Ji visited Lehal on Magh Sudi 5, 1728 Bk/January 24, 1672, and remained under a banyan tree by the side of a lake. The sickness in the town died down.

Where GURU TEGH BAHADUR SAHIB JI had sat became known as Dukh Nivaran, which implies douser of affliction. The aficionados have faith in the mending properties of the water in the Sarovar appended to the sanctum named GURUDWARA DUKH NIVARAN SAHIB.

 

21. Manali, Himachal Pardesh

“Home for temples and monasteries”

Manali has its aesthetic beauty not only in geography but also in divinity. It is believed that the hill station got its name after the sage Manu. The religious sites in Manali, which are still filled with divine vibes, attract many tourists to this address in the Himalayas.

There is a bounty of strict locales in Manali, including sanctuaries, cloisters, gurudwaras, chapels, and old mosques. The most famous sacred sites in Manali are the Vashist temple, Manu temple, Hadimba Devi temple, Nyingma Monastery temple, Bijli Mahadev temple, etc.

 

22. Tarn Taran Sahib, Punjab

“House of Fifth Sikh Guru”
Guru Arjan Dev Ji is the fifth Sikh master - began excavating a sacred Sarovar in 1590 - 'Tarn Taran', meaning the boat that takes one across. Six years later, he laid the foundation stone of the city now known as Tarn Taran. In spite of the fact that Amritsar, the holiest of the Sikh towns, had as of now been established in 1577, the Guru felt the requirement for another town to arrive at voyagers and merchants and lecture the religion all over.

The site where Tarn Taran is found today was picked in light of its vicinity to the Lahore-Delhi street worked by Sher Shah Suri.
Pool Taran has been the locale central command since 2006 and has Goindwal Sahib and Khadoor Sahib towns in its area, where numerous Sikh Gurus spent basic long stretches of their lives. 

 

23. Ghangaria, Uttarakhand

“Where two divine rivers meet each other”
Ghangaria is a popular place of pilgrimage for Sikhs. It is a scenic spot at an altitude of 3050 meters above sea level. Ghangaria is located at the confluence of Pushpawati and Hemhanga River. Ghangaria is found about 6 km from Hemkund Sahib and 3 km from the Valley of Flowers at an altitude of 3049 meters above sea level. To reach Ghangaria, you have to take a leisurely hike of fewer than 11 km.

Ghangaria can be reached after an easy trek of 13 km from GovindGhat. During the winter season, many snowfalls here, and the region is closed from December to April. 

 

24. Goindwal Sahib, Punjab

“The starting point of Langar Pratha”
It is said that the third Sikh Guru Amardas Ji is here and preached for 33 years. It is also where the langar (free community kitchen) was introduced, which has become an important part of the religion over the decades. An 84-step well called Baoli was built here, and it is believed that those who dip in the water of this well while reciting the hymn "Japji" will attain salvation.

The architecture of the Gurudwara reflects Sikhism. The intricate carvings on the walls and surroundings reflect the age-old Sikh history of the time. Truly, one can vouch for a divine and heavenly experience. It is one of the most divine places in Sikh tourism.
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25. Tirupati, Andhra Pradesh

“See Lord Vishnu in Yoga Nidra with your naked eyes”

The hill of Tirumala opens a gate to the famous Tirupati Balaji Temple. The temple, also known as Sri Venkateshwara Swami, is the richest temple on this earth and receives donations from pilgrims. People have donated a lot of money here out of sheer devotion to their god. Mythology says that Lord Vishnu has manifested in this temple to guide the people in the Kalyuga. Hence, another name for this temple is Bholuka Vaikuntam, which means the abode of Vishnu on earth. Lord Balaji, also called Kaliyuga Pratyaksha Daivam, means the manifestation of the Lord of the Kali age.

 

26. Somnath Temple, Gujarat

“Feel Mahadev’s Power and dedicate yourself in his Sewa”

Considered the first Dwadash Jyotirlinga (pillar of light) of Lord Shiva, Somnath Jyotirlinga in Gujarat is an important place in India. Somnath Jyotirlinga has survived many attacks and is a source of divinity and spirituality for many Hindu pilgrims. Located on the banks of the Arabian Sea, this holy shrine calls the devotees from afar and bestows blessings countless times. Feel the power of spirituality and lose yourself in devotion at this sacred place in India.

 

27. Jagannath Temple, Odisha

“Where Lord Krishna’s Heart still beats”
Jagannath Temple is an important pilgrimage site in India and the most beautiful monument in Odisha. The principal deities presiding over the temple are Lord Jagannath, Balabhadra, and Goddess Subhadra. Though it is a popular pilgrimage site, Jagannath Temple comes alive during the annual Rath Yatra when many people flock to the temple. The holy shrine is considered to be an authentic reflection of Indian culture.

 

28. Dwarka, Gujarat

“A city in the lap of Sea”
Dwarka is situated on India's western tip (Gujarat) and is the land of incomparable spirituality. It is said that after he escaped from Mathura, Lord Krishna made the city of Dwarka his capital. Since then, this fascinating city has attracted devotees from all over the world.
This fascinating town of Dwarka will take you back to the time of Mahabharata. The 52-meter long flag of the Dwarakadesh Temple is a fascinating sight as it is changed five times a day by Guggali Brahmin, three times in the morning and twice in the evening. A visit to the divine temple of Dwarkadhish is a must to find eternal peace.

 

29. Ayodhya, Uttar Pradesh

“City to witness Lord Ram’s Life”
The city of Ayodhya is an important pilgrimage site for Hindus in India. Ayodhya is the birthplace of Lord Ram, an important deity in the Hindu pantheon. This small, quiet city attracts pilgrims from all over the country. Hindu pilgrims who visit Ayodhya during festivals and important religious events consider a holy dip in the sacred Saryu River very auspicious.
Ayodhya, which is considered the birthplace of Lord Rama, is a religious place in India surrounded by controversies for about a decade but still has so much color and spirituality to offer to its tourists who visit various places attractions like Ram Janmabhoomi and various other temples here.

 

30. Bodh Gaya, Bihar

“Every corner is dedicated to Buddhism”
Bodhgaya one of the most important pilgrimage sites for Buddhists is a village in the state of Bihar. Here, under the Bodhi tree, Gautama Buddha attained enlightenment. The place is full of pilgrims throughout the year who come here to pay their respects to the monasteries, shrines, and temples. The magnificent Buddha statue, the Mahabodhi Temple, and the Bodhi tree also attract tourists from India and abroad.
The Mahabodhi Temple Complex is one of the four sacred sites associated with the life of the Lord Buddha and, in particular, with the attainment of enlightenment.

 

31. MehandipurBalaji Temple, Rajasthan

“Temple in the Sands”
Mehandipur Balaji Temple is a Hindu sanctuary in the Dausa locale of Rajasthan state committed to Lord Hanuman (the divine force of solidarity). The mighty Hindu God is also known as Balaji, hence the name of the temple.
Many devotees believe that this place is endowed with magical powers, and so thousands of devotees flock to this pilgrimage site every day to get exorcised and rid of Magic. It is believed to offer the best counter curse to drive away ghosts and evil spirits.

32. Manikaran, Himachal Pradesh

“Fulfill all your wishes here”
Manikaran is a pilgrimage center for Hindus and Sikhs. This altar of Lord Shiva is situated at a height of 2650 meters above ocean level in Manikaran town in the Kullu area of Himachal Pradesh. Every visitor is amazed to find ice-cold water in Parvati River on one side and boiling spring on the other side. A visit to Manikaran Temple offers complete mental and spiritual fulfillment to every devotee.
Manikaran has located in the Parvati Valley along the banks of river Parvati in the Kullu District of Himachal Pradesh and is known as an important pilgrimage destination for both Sikhs and Hindus. The hot springs, religious tendencies, and beautiful surroundings attract many people.

33. Salasar Balaji, Rajasthan

Salasar Balaji Temple is a famous religious place for the followers of Lord Hanuman. It is located in the district of Churu in Rajasthan. Salasar Dham attracts innumerable Indian devotees throughout the year. On Chaitra Purnima and Ashvin Purnima, large fairs are held every year where more than 6 to 7 lakh people gather here to obey the deity. Hanuman Sewa Samiti looks after the administration of the temple and the fairs.

Dhunia of Mohandas Ji is where the sacred fire lit by the great Lord Hanuman devotee Mohandas Ji still burns. Hindu devotees and pilgrims take the sacred ashes from here. This place is said to be the Samadhi-Sthal of these two holy devotees.

34. Akshardham, Gujarat

“Beauty at its best”
Akshardham Temple is a spiritual complex in New Delhi and a popular Hindu temple in Delhi. This wonderful temple was built in the year 2005 in the Noida Mor region of New Delhi and is referred to as the Akshardham Temple or Swaminarayan Akshardham. The term Akshardham is made up of two words: 'Akshar' means 'eternal' and 'Dham' means 'abode'. Broadly speaking, it means the abode of the eternal values, virtues, and principles mentioned in the Vedas and Puranas of Hindu mythology.

Aside from this, the complex of Akshardham Temple in Delhi shows various conventional viewpoints, lovely engineering, Indian culture, and otherworldliness. The fundamental complex at the middle is based on the standards of Vastu Shastra and Pancharatra Shastra which is known as Akshardham Mandir.

 

35.  Jama Masjid,New Delhi

“A glimpse of Mughal Empire’s construction work”
Capital - Delhi. Built by Shah Jahan, the Jama Masjid shows another architectural splendor of the Mughals. The mosque is known as one of the largest and oldest in India. The Jama Masjid is open for tourists on all days except prayer times.
In the mosque, tourists are asked to unlace their shoes and cover their feet and arms before entering Jama Masjid. This is an act of reverence for the Muslim faith. Eid-ul-Fitr and Id-al-Zoha are two very special events that attract tourists and believers from all over the world.

 

36.  Lotus Temple, New Delhi

“Temple with floating flower construction”
Delhi's distinctive Lotus Temple belongs to the Baha'í faith and is one of the city's main attractions. It is estimated that an average of 10,000 people visits the temple daily. Most come to admire its unusual architecture, which resembles a floating lotus flower. The award-winning design has been widely praised and featured in numerous publications, documentaries, and even postage stamps. Originating in Iran, the religion propagates oneness and strives for world unity by eliminating all prejudice, including race and gender.

 

37.  Iskcon Temple, New Delhi

“Devotion to Lord Krishna”
The Iskcon Temple in Delhi, also known as Sri Radha Parthasarathi Mandir, is a Hindu temple of the Vaishnava sect dedicated to the worship of the deities Krishna and Radharani.
Apart from the idol worship, there is also a Vedic cultural center on the premises with attractions like animatronics, art galleries, and more. The cultural center also houses the largest printed version of the Bhagavad Gita, the Hindu religious scriptures.
With a library, bookstore, restaurant, and many other facilities, ISKCON Temple Delhi is sure to keep you busy and entertained!

 

38.  Siddhivinayak, Maharashtra

“Blessing of Wisdom”
Siddhi Vinayak Temple in the Prabhadevi region is an adored hallowed place committed to Lord Ganesha and one of the most significant and visited sanctuaries in Mumbai. This sanctuary was founded in 1801 by Laxman Vithu and Deubai Patil. The couple had no offspring of their own and chose to fabricate the Siddhivinayak sanctuary to satisfy the desires of other barren ladies.

The temple has a small sanctuary where the idol of Shri Ganesha stands. It is about two and a half feet wide and made of a single piece of stone. The temple is popular not only because Ganesha is believed to be worshipped in the temple in particular but also because of its popularity with film stars and bigwigs in the industry. It is also the richest temple in Mumbai, as it receives INR 100 million in donations every year from devotees all over the world.

 

39.  Sun Temple, Odisha

“Divine Architecture of Ancient time”
The masterpiece of Indian architecture, Sun Temple, is the epitome of exquisite architecture and unparalleled spirituality. Located in Konark, Odisha, Sun Temple is immense and an incredible example of genius. The Sun God seated on a majestic chariot represents the victory of King Narsimhadeva I (who defeated a series of Muslim invaders).

The incredible architecture with the 12 pairs of carved wheels, the sacrificial hall, the imposing pyramid roof, and the erotic scenes is the driving force for art lovers and travel enthusiasts visiting this place, making Sun Temple one of the best places to see on a religious trip in India with the Best Tour and Travel Company in India.

 

40.  Birla Mandir, Telangana

“One of the richest temples”
Have you ever heard of a Hindu temple where people of all castes are invited? Well, if not, then you must visit the Laxminarayan temple in Delhi. As the name suggests, the temple is dedicated to Lord Laxminarayan, better known as Lord Vishnu, or the sustainer of the Trimurti, consisting of Brahma, Vishnu, and Mahesh. It is also known as Birla Temple and is one of the largest Hindu temples in the city.

Lord Narayan is with his consort Goddess Laxmi (the goddess of prosperity); hence the temple is Laxmi Narayan Temple. This temple was built from 1933 to 1939 by industrialist Baldeo Das Birla and his sons and is more than just a religious destination. The temple was inaugurated by the father of Nation Mahatma Gandhi on the condition that it is open to people of all castes.

 

 Why is religious tourism important?

It is very important for human beings to feel closeness with their God and religious tourism is the medium for that. You can visit the house of your God and inherit the positive vibes to live a positive as well as healthy life.

Conclusion:

India is a place where people from all religions live together and make the country proud. In this blog, you will learn which are the top 40 religious tourism places in India and why they are in the top 40. If you are planning your trip to any of these places, you must visit Sikh Tours as it is the best tour and travel company in India. To share your journey or thoughts on this blog, please write to us in the comments section.

 

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