If someone ever asks me to describe the beauty of India, it would be a bit hard to define it in words. The reason being, this is the country where you can see people speaking more than 22 languages, have different cultures and beliefs, and when it comes to the religious side, this spiritual land has given birth to so many various languages. Karma, Dharma, Purity, Forgiveness, and Humanity is all that makes a person spiritual. People from every corner of India follows a religion and one of the wishes that are always present on their wish list is to go on religious tourism.
Take a closer look at the history of the country and you’ll see a number of ancient and modern sacred places, every place has its own story, in fact, some of the places are only devoted to religious buildings. Every year thousands of people visit these places, offer their gratitude, and learn more about their history and traditions. So, if you wish the same, see some of the renowned religious tourist places covered by routeprints.com who would surely love to visit.
Talk about the mythologies of India and Rameshwaram will definitely hit the list. Rameshwaram is majorly known as the place where people come and wash off their sins. Ramanathaswamy Temple is the main pilgrimage site of the city and is considered the most iconic site here. I don’t know if you know this, India has 4 Shiva Temples situated at every corner of the country and Ramanathaswamy Temple is the southernmost part, which is also an important religious spot. Besides this temple, you can visit the famous Kothandaramaswamy temple and Gandhamathana Parvatham. Also, if you’re on a small vacation and have enough time to explore the town, you must visit its other crucial elements like rail route over the sea, Adam’s bridge, and Palk Strait.
Not just the temples but this very famous historic town is even known for its silk articles. The place is home to a number of classical stone temples that include Kailasanathar Temple, Kumarakottam Temple, Vaikunta Perumal Temple, Varadharaja Perumal Temple to name a few. The city is the land to a lot of Vishnu and Shiva temples. Also, you can visit the Ekambareswara Temple which is the country’s tallest temple tower. Not just this, but the city even has beautiful Jain and Buddhist temples. And if you follow Jainism you can find two of the iconic 3rd century Trilokyanatha Temple and Chandraprabha Temple here. In case, you love to learn about the real culture of the place, try to stop-off at the mutts, and enjoy a different kind of stay.
No one out there would think of Goa as a religious site in India. Why though, because the place is mainly famous for its nightlife, gorgeous beaches, and a place to spend their mandatory bachelor’s trip or honeymoon. A very few of you must be aware of the fact that the place is home to ancient as well as modern churches and Basilica. Goa was once ruled by the Europeans and the leaders then built these churches, which are still famous for its amazing architecture and calm environment. Also, Bom Jesus Basilica is one such site that has mortal remains of St. Francis Xavier. You can visit the country’s largest church called the St. Cathedral Church. Besides this, Goa allows you to explore some other famous churches like Lady of Rosary Church, Monte Hill, Church of Our Lady of the Immaculate Conception, St, Catherine Chapel and many more.
If there’s heaven on earth, it’s definitely in Kashmir. This one of the best honeymoon destinations in the country, Kashmir is also known for its mind-blowing sacred and religious sites. Once in the city, you should visit some of its main temples Sharika Devi Temple like that is famous in the category of ruins and is one of the most sacred sites, Awantipur, Shankaracharya Temple that was built in 250 BC and many other. If you’re visiting Kashmir during May, you should go to Kheer Bhawani, where locals believe that if you offer milk and delicacies to this small sacred spring, the water will turn into black color as it prevents you from disasters. Besides these, you can also visit different mosques and Sikh temples in Kashmir.
Your tour to the religious side of India would remain half-done if you do not consider Varanasi in your list. This Hinduism Capital of India holds a unique position in the heart of the Indians. Varanasi is home to a number of splendid ancient and modern temples that include Dhanvantri Temple, Durga Temple, Vishwanath Temple, Tulsi Manas Temple, Sankat Mochan Hanuman Temple, and Kashi Vishwanath Temple. You would be amazed to learn that apart from these ancient temples, the city is also a land of 88 ghats, which lead to the Ganges. The neighboring city of Varanasi, hosted the biggest festival of Hindu the Kumbh in 2019. You can be a part of the very famous Ganga Arti. The place even has some amazing mosques like Hazrat Sayyed Salar Masud Dargah, Bibi Razia, Abdul Razzaq, Alamgir to name a few.