One of the most esteemed religious places in the country, Tirupati temple, the common name of Sri Venkateshwara Temple, is reportedly the most visited...
Tirupati: One of the most esteemed religious places in the country, Tirupati temple, the common name of Sri Venkateshwara Temple, is reportedly the most visited pilgrimage site in the world. The deity here is popularly known as Lord Balaji popularly and is believed to be the incarnation of Lord Vishnu. The town seems to be blessed with an incomparable aura of piousness and spirituality. Its majestic appearance and architectural beauty mesmerise every visitor.
Golden Temple: The exquisite Golden Temple attracts pilgrims from all over the world, it is not only a central religious place of the Sikhs but also a symbol of human brotherhood and equality. While the temple complex is lined with copper and marble, the shrine within was laid with actual gold foil by Maharaja Ranjit Singh in the year 1830. It looks particularly arresting at night when it’s beautifully lit up, with its imposing pure gold dome illuminated.
Konark Temple: The Konark Sun Temple is the most popular tourist destination in Orissa and has been a World Heritage Site since 1984. It is located in the village of Konark, which is 35km north of Puri on the coast of the Bay of Bengal. The Konark Sun Temple takes the form of a huge chariot for the sun god Surya, with 12 pairs of stone-carved wheels and a team of seven galloping horses. The temple also symbolises the passage of time, which is under the sun god's control.
Rishikesh: Rishikesh, the birthplace of yoga, is a popular place for meditation and to do yoga and learn about other aspects of Hinduism. It’s situated on the banks of the Ganges River, surrounded by hills on three sides, not far from Haridwar in Uttarakhand. Rishikesh lures those seeking knowledge and peace with its numerous ashrams and yoga institutes.
Ajmer Sharif Dargah: Ajmer Sharif is a Sufi shrine of a Sufi saint, Moinuddin Chishti located at Ajmer, Rajasthan, which is popular as Dargah Sharif. It is among the most popular places to see in the country and a preferred pilgrimage destination. The Dargah compound is captivating. The celebration of Urs at Ajmer Sharif is the main attraction of the place.
Courtesy Confirmtkt and Travelyaari.