Religion has great significance in India. Pilgrimages are extremely famous and attract pilgrims all year from around the world. Devotees go through all kinds of pain for a visit to the shrines in the hope that their sins will be forgiven and they will be blessed with good wishes. Following are some of the most belief pilgrimage.
Haridwar is situated at the base of the Shivalik hills, where the Ganga, comes down from the mighty Himalayas meets the plains. Haridwar literally is “The Gateway to the Gods”.
It is one of the Hindu holy places in India located on the bank of the Ganga River. Haridwar attracts a lot of Hindu pilgrims from all over the world. Haridwar is often called the gateway to the Hindu pilgrimage sites of the ‘Char Dhams’ and attracts a huge number of tourists due to its amazing mountains, rivers and ancient temples.
Vrindavan is a town in the Mathura district of Uttar Pradesh, India. It is the site where Lord Krishna spent his childhood days. Vrindavan is considered to be a holy place of Hinduism. It is a center of Krishna worship and the area includes places like Govardhana and Gokul that are associated with Krishna. Millions of devotees of Radha Krishna visit here in a large number to seek the blessings of the lord Krishna. It is one of the most belief pilgrimages.
Rishikesh is a holy town on the banks of the Ganga. Rishikesh is also spelled as Hrishikesh, Rushikesh or Hrushikesk, is a city of Dehradun, Uttarakhand. It is surrounded by three other districts namely Tehri Garhwal, Pauri Garhwal and Holy City Haridwar. Rishikesh is not only popular for its religious significance, but also popular for the devotees on their journey to the Char Dham Yatra. There is many more sight seeing places for tourist in Rishikesh like ram jhula, lakshman jhula, triveni ghat and many more places. Every year a large number of tourists came here to visit and it is one of the best stoppages for the tourists and devotees who are going to visit the Himalayas and have a visit to pilgrimage spots.
Orchha is a town in district of Madhya Pradesh state, India. Orchha lies on the Betwa River, in Uttar Pradesh. Orchha was founded by the Bundela Rajput chief, Rudra Pratap Singh, who became the first King of Orchha, and also built the Fort of Orchha. The Chaturbhuj Temple was built during the reign of Emperor Akbar, by the Queen of Orchha Ganeshi Bai. It is also considered as one of the most famous pilgrimage in Delhi.
Vaishno Devi Mandir is a Hindu temple dedicated to the Hindu Goddess, located in the mountains of Trikuta, Jammu. It is the temple which attracts thousands of tourists, from all over the country. Mata Vaishno Devi is also known as Mata Vaishnavi and Mata Rani in Hinduism. It is India’s second most visited religious place of tourists and devotees. For reaching up to their destination the devotees first reached to Jammu by air or by train and from their you can took an alternative mode of transport to reach on the desire destination.
Mathura is a city in the North Indian state of Uttar Pradesh. Mathura is the birthplace of Lord Krishna which is located at the centre of Braj or Brij-bhoomi, called Shri Krishna Janma-Bhoomi, literally: ‘Lord Krishna’s birthplace’. Mathura was the capital of the Surasena Kingdom, ruled by Kansa the maternal uncle of Krishna. Mathura has been chosen as one of the heritage cities by the Government of India. The famous food of Mathura is Pede, a form of sweet dish made from condensed milk. The famous festival of Mathura is Krishna Janmasthami Mahotsav which is celebrated with great enthusiasm every year. It is one of the best tourist spot around Delhi.
Rudraprayag is a town in the Indian state of Uttarakhand. Rudranath Temple in Rudraprayag is named after Lord Shiva and temple of lord Rudranath is situated at the confluence of Alaknanda and Mandakini. According to mythology Narada Muni worshiped god Shiva here to learn music from him. The god then taught him music in his form of Rudra. It is one of the most famous pilgrimages in Delhi.
Devprayag is a town in the state of Uttarakhand, India. It is considered as one of the Panch Prayag of Alaknanda River where Alaknanda and Bhagirathi rivers meet and take the name Ganga or Ganges River. “Devprayag” means “Godly Confluence” in Sanskrit. Devprayag has much natural beauty other than Sangam and Raghunath Ji Temple in Devprayag, one can visit sacred places like Mata Bhuvneshwari temple at nearby village Pundal followed by Dhaneshwar Mahadev temple, Danda Naggaraja (Lord of Snakes) temple and Chandrabadni temple. It is an important place of pilgrimage for devout Hindus.
Amritsar is also called Ambarsar is a city in the northwestern Indian state of Punjab. Amritsar is one of the most ancient and fascinating cities of India. It is an important seat of Sikh history and culture. Amritsar also known as Ramdaspur. Amritsar is known mainly for its Golden Temple which was initiated by Guru Ram Das Ji, the fourth Sikh Guru and the founder of the city, and completed in 1601 by his successor Guru Arjan Dev Ji. Amritsar, a pool of Nectar derives its name from Amrit Sarovar. There are many more places to visit in Amritsar. Amritsar is today a major pilgrimage center for Sikhs and a tourism center for anyone.
Pushkar is the city in the Indian state of Rajasthan. It is fully surrounded by the Aravalli Mountains. One can observe stars and constellation at night. Market is full of stone curved sculptures, Zari, Gotta, Kinari, Kundan and Miniature paintings. It is a popular tourist destination in India. In Pushkar Rajasthani food is so famous and “Dal Baati Churma” is one of the special dishes of Pushkar, Rajasthan. The main language of Pushkar is Rajasthani, Dhundhari and Marwari. It is also considered as one of the best pilgrimage around Delhi.