The merging of the objective and subjective sentiments of a devotee is the best way to define the essence of any sacred or divine destination. And when talking of India, the count of pilgrimages that fill the hearts of visitors with divine devotion and passion seems hard to be jotted under one article. The diversity of India also showcases numerous pilgrimage destinations that are praised for their architecture, religious significance, and any associated legendary story.
- Vaishno Devi
From high up in the mountains, Mata Vaishno Devi calls out to her devotees. Situated on the Trikuta Hills in Jammu, the abode of Mata Vaishno is amongst the most popular pilgrimage in India. Experience an indescribable delight in taking an arduous trek that further leads to the caves where the goddess presides over and bestows countless blessings. Beautiful landscape, pervading divinity and thrilling adventure, this is one journey in India that will restore its echoes into the walls of your memories forever.
Legends say that Tirupati is the place Lord Vishnu chose as an alternative to Vaikuntha, his celestial home. Not only this, but it is also regarded as one of the richest pilgrimage cities of any religious faith in the world! The city is located in Venkatadri Hills, about 152 km from northwest Chennai. For centuries, the beautiful city of Tirupati has been identified as a divine destination as it houses numerous temples dotted amidst the natural setting. Tirupati in its abode has an amazingly enchanting tale to tell about its history and charisma.
- Golden Temple
The epitome of religious passion and purity, Golden Temple, Amritsar is a charismatic pilgrimage destination in India. Harminder Sahib is also a common name for this religious structure. This charming and unique Sikh shrine appears even more captivating and beautiful during the night, as the golden tomb illuminates with lighting all around. The Harminder Sahib is constructed with a combination of Hindu, Muslim, and European style of architecture.
Haridwar is also an eternal spiritual destination, which holds a major significance amidst the 7 holiest places in India. Haridwar is blessed with the richness of cultural heritage and religious parameters. The destination is sought-after by devotees of three major Hindu deities. The most magnificent view is gained once every 12 years, during the great ‘Kumbh Mela’. The Mela draws undoubtedly adds up to the valour of this pilgrimage city attracting millions of devotees here as well as to bathe in the Ganges and purify themselves from sins.
- Ajmer Sharif
Khwaja Moinuddin Chishti lay in peace here, listening to people’s wishes and fulfilling them. Once you enter through the gate of the Dargah a queer peace takes over you. A sacred shrine in Ajmer, Dargah Sharif is visited by millions of devotees every year from all over the world. The Dargah for many reasons captivates one’s heart; there is certainly something that is magical about this place that people from different faith come and worship here. Although the dargah is always crowded, the place comes to life during the annual festival.
So, pay your reverence at these places the next time