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Important Pilgrimage Centers in India

By Amitkumarana Subscribe to RSS | January 9th 2012 | Views:
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People who go to tour India can see its many faces and different aspects that make it a favorite destination for tourists. India is also a favored destination for many travelers who come in search of spirituality and religion. India is the birthplace of many Eastern religions such as Hinduism, Jainism, Sikhism, Buddhism etc. There are many important religious shrines belonging to all these religions found in different places across India. Apart from these, people can also visit many important religious places belonging to the Islam and Christianity. Many travel India packages can take you to such pilgrimage centers which are famous in India. The most famous among them are:

Char Dham - The char dham journey consists of journey to four places, which are very important in Hinduism and these four places are Puri in Orissa, Rameswaram in Tamil Nadu, Dwarka in Gujarat and Badrinath in Uttaranchal. Journey to these 4 different places, which are situated in different corners of India, will take you through many different phases of India and Hindusim itself. All the tourists looking for spiritual relief should visit these places during their India tour. Many ‘Tours India’ packages contain journey to these places.

Varanasi - This town is integral to the religion of Hindusim and one can get to the see many different temples which are claimed to thousands of years old and constructed by Hindu Gods and Deities. It is located in the Indian state of Uttar Pradesh. Many other sacred Hindu places, such as Ayodha and Mathura (birth place of Lord Ram and Lord Krishna respectively), are not too far away from Varanasi. You must visit this place during your India tours.

Tirupati - Situated in the Indian state of Andhra Pradesh, the Venkateshwara Swami temple there is one of the richest temples in the world and is one of the few places where the idol of Lord Vishnu is worshipped. It is situated on a hill and attracts many tourists every year. Many travel India packages will take you to this place. India travel cannot be complete without visiting this place.

Golden Temple - Located in the city of Amritsar in Punjab, it is the holiest place in Sikhism and is a beautiful temple which is covered with gold on the outside and so, it is called the Golden Temple. It looks spectacular at night and many tourists visit it every year.

Bodh Gaya - This is one of the holiest places in Buddhism. Situated in the Indian state of Bihar, it is the town where Lord Buddha supposedly achieved Enlightenment. The Buddhist temple there, has been declared a world heritage site and is very popular with tourists the world. Buddhists from different countries visit this place during their India tours.

Shikharji - Situated in the hilly Girindh district of the Indian state of Jharkand, it is the holiest pilgrimage center in Jainism. It is believed that 24 Jain teachers had achieved Nirvana (Moksha) from this place in the past.

There are many pilgrimage centers in India that people can visit during their India tours, through travel India packages.

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