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7 Places to go When You Are in Search of Nirvana!

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Looking for a getaway to get in touch with your spiritual self? Find peace in the Himalayan wilderness or search for divinity in an ancient church, these destinations hand you those positive vibes to last a while to come. HolidayIQ reviewers suggest 7 pilgrimages you can take to find your inner self!

1. Church on the coast: Velankani

Church on the coast: Velankani
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HolidayIQ reviewer Ramesh shares, "Velankanni is known for the shrine ‘Lady of Health’. Devotees offer candles to the Mother to get their illness cured." 

HolidayIQ reviewer Vipin says, "This place is surrounded by hotels for every budget, additionally, to it the shrine management also provides rooms and dormitories for the pilgrims. The Shrine is close to the Vellankani beach."

HolidayIQ reviewer Ramesh shares, "It is known for the shrine to ‘Lady of Health’. Devotees offer candles to the Mother to get their illness cured."

HolidayIQ reviewer Vipin says, "This place is surrounded by hotels for every budget, additionally, to it the shrine management also provides rooms and dormitories for the pilgrims. The Shrine is close to the Vellankani beach."

2. Spirituality the Sufi way: Dargah Sharif

Spirituality the Sufi way: Dargah Sharif
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HolidayIQ reviewer Tahera says, “Have no words to describe, I went because of the Dargah and everything just fell in love with the place. Came looking for answers but got much more. The peace, the tranquillity, the experience has taken me to another level.”

HolidayIQ reviewer Adesh says, “It is an old Dargah and people from different religions come to visit this holy place. The Dargah is located at the heart of the city and it is approachable by foot.”


3. A journey of epic proportions: Amarnath

A journey of epic proportions: Amarnath
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HolidayIQ reviewer Rohit say, ”One of the toughest pilgrimages to take in India, this temple sees a mass of ice grow every year in the shape of a Shivlinga. Incidentally, this site was discovered by a Muslim shepherd.”

HolidayIQ reviewer Chirag says, “Narrow Path, Stunning Views, ever changing weather. 15 odd kms of tests your enthu and endurance.”

4. In the scenic Aravallis: The Ranakpur Jain Temple

In the scenic Aravallis: The Ranakpur Jain Temple
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HolidayIQ Traveller Anish Ballwala shares, “Ranakpur Temple was made by Seth Dhanna Shah. It is a Jain temple having Lord Adheswara as the mooknayak main deity. The temple has around 1400 pillars and is an architectural marvel. Every pillar has a different carving. The place is really silent and peaceful.”

HolidayIQ Sudhir says, “This is perfect place to relax, it's historical, romantic, good for one or two night stay, you can enjoy jungle safari by keep day or night, simply awesome place to visit once in a life.”


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5. Monasteries close to the heavens: Hemis Monastery

Monasteries close to the heavens: Hemis Monastery
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HolidayIQ reviewer Hemanth says, "The Hemis Monastery is one of the wealthiest monastery in India and famous for its rich collection of Buddhist relics. During the tourist season, it's possible to stay at the monastery and participate in the Hemis Spiritual Retreat run by monks.” 

HolidayIQ reviewer Devi Nair says, "The Hemis monastery is considered the largest and richest monastery in Ladakh. Thangka paintings dating back to the second century & Buddhist statues, the Kalachakra and the Lords of the Four Quarters, idol of Sakyamuni Buddha along with many Buddhist relics are seen at Hemis. This two storied monastery is painted in vivid colours & the cold waters of River Jhelum flows behind the monastery. I would definitely like to revisit the monastery."

6. A powerful Jyotirlinga: Thimbakeshawar

A powerful Jyotirlinga: Thimbakeshawar
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HolidayIQ reviewer Krishna says, Triambakeshwar is one of the Jyothirlingams in India. A holy shrine. Lord Shiva is here. This temple has a hill backdrop, you will feel divine the moment you enter this temple. Brahmagiri hills with a backdrop for temple, you feel going to the ancient times the moment you enter the premises of the temple.”

HolidayIQ reviewer Abhishek says, “Triambak is a place which has one of the 12 Jyotirlinga, it's very near to Shirdi and a place to visit if you to do quick darshan of a Jyotirlinga. “

7. Gurudwara in the wilderness: Hemkund Sahib

Gurudwara in the wilderness: Hemkund Sahib
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HolidayIQ tourist Donarun says, "A steep trek of 6 km from Ghangria is Hemkund Sahib. Nestled between 7 peaks, this is one of the holiest shrines for the sikhs. The trek itself is as memorable as the destination."

HolidayIQ Traveller Jatinder Jit Singh says, “This gurudwara is just out of the world. It is nature at its best at the height of about 15500 feet, between 7 mountain peaks. Water in the Amrit Sarovar is at its cleanest and the gurudwara sahib is just wonderful.”

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