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Rekindle Your Spirituality At These 8 Hills With Your Better Half

1. Vaishno Devi: For enlightenment of your soul

Vaishno Devi: For enlightenment of your soul
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HolidayIQ Reviewer Kundan Kumar adds, “Very religious place for Hindus. It's the divine abode of Maa Vaishno Devi. The walk of 14 km from Katra to Bhavan is awesome. We started on foot at 9 pm and it took almost 6 hours to reach the holy cave en route Charan Paduka, Ardhkumari. We took new way from Ardhkumari. It was clean. We were lucky enough to go through an old cave which remains closed for the most part of the year.Read Full Review

2. Mount Abu: For its ashrams and peace of mind

Mount Abu: For its ashrams and peace of mind
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HolidayIQ Reviewer Rishi Raghav shares, “Worth visiting; spirituality and nature at its best. Visited there on a dense foggy, cloudy day. The ashram is situated about 700 stairs down from the parking area. We saw a couple of huts of present-day sadhus with holy cow resting there, at a small distance before the parking area. Holy river Saraswati's origin is claimed to be at this ashram. Water can be seen continuously pouring into a small tank, from where it goes underground.” Read Full Review

3. Dharamshala: For its calmness and profound beauty

Dharamshala: For its calmness and profound beauty
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HolidayIQ Reviewer Manoo Joshi adds, “Built in a traditional old Tibetan architectural style, this place has so much to offer - peace, calmness, spirituality, love, beauty, knowledge & much more that words can't describe. However, one needs to be open to receive what this place offers. One has to have a love & appreciation for nature, arts & cultures, without that this place can't be loved, enjoyed, admired & understood.” Read Full Review

HolidayIQ Reviewer Sudha Kapoor says, “Very beautiful and peaceful place to spend the day when one is in Dharamshala. It's lush green, quiet place to relax and meditate. It's a beautiful place that makes us forget about time. The place is a couple of minutes away from Dharamshala.Read Full Review

4. Nandi Hills: For its fort, temple and sunrise

Nandi Hills: For its fort, temple and sunrise
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HolidayIQ Reviewer Chitrangad Thakur says, “After 2 hrs journey from Bangalore we reached a beautiful place called Nandi hills. It has a fort of that belongs to king Tipu Sultan on top of the hill. We enjoyed several viewpoints and an old Shiv Temple in Nandi hills.” Read Full Review

HolidayIQ Reviewer Sulav Kumar shares, “Just after you see the sunrise at Nandi hills, you'll come across an old temple managed by the ASI. It is really well maintained. The architecture and carvings are very similar to the Lepakshi temple. The temple also has a pond inside which is really perfect for photography.Read Full Review

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5. Uttarkashi: For the sight of the mighty Ganges

Uttarkashi: For the sight of the mighty Ganges
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HolidayIQ Reviewer AS shares, “This place is completed packed with tourist, devotees, locals, and foreigners. We reached there on a bus and the place was completed packed. After crossing a kilometer long temple market selling puja items, you will reach the main temple. On the left is the main building and on the right, you'll find the steps that take you the river.  Here you will see many devotes taking a dip in the Ganges in its purest form. Further, you will notice a beautiful waterfall there, a tourist told me that this is the first ever waterfall in Ganga river. It starts from Gaumukh, 19 km from here.” Read Full Review

6. Mahabaleshwar: For its ancient ruins

Mahabaleshwar: For its ancient ruins
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HolidayIQ Reviewer Kaushik Saha says, “Hardly looks like a fort anymore; If one goes there with the usual idea of what a fort should look like, with their ramparts, cannons, armories, stables for horses and elephants, prisons or dungeons, etc. one is bound to be hugely disappointed. It only has rows and rows of private settlements of shop owners who sell wares in their shops inside the fort. The three mentionable aspects are the steep climb of stairs to the top, the magnificent view of the surrounding hills and countryside from the top and above all, the extraordinary statue of Chhatrapati Shivaji at the top. The fort is not well maintained at all.Read Full Review

7. Lonavala: For its valley and dam

Lonavala: For its valley and dam
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HolidayIQ Reviewer Virinder Vaid adds, “The road from Shivaji Chowk to Amby valley has some excellent viewpoints. Starting with Bushi dam (popular only during rainy season), and the Lion point on the highest point, followed by Shivling point a few km further. It's approximately 13 km from Lonavala town center. Though the view of hills and valley are great from Lions point, the crowds and the fast food shacks don't let one enjoy the serene beauty of peace. Even parking is available at high rates.Read Full Review

HolidayIQ Reviewer Shiva Ukali shares, “Lohagad Fort is an awesome place located in Lonavala. This fort was ruled by Chatrapati Shivaji Maharaj in the 16th century. It tells about the boldness of Shivaji Maharaj.” Read Full Review

8. Pachmarhi: For its hills and temples

Pachmarhi: For its hills and temples
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HolidayIQ Reviewer Rizwanuddin Rafiq shares, “Queen Of Satpura hides many marvels, one among them is known as Pandava cave, though it was a Buddhist Temple, man-made and also known as Five Rock Cut temple. Caves are cut at low hills and a wonderful garden is developed in front of the hills. The facade of each cave is adorned with several columns and pilasters with simple adornments. It is a great attraction for tourists as it is located in heart of the town. On the top of the cave, a Stupa (like Sanchi) mark is visible, which was built using clay bricks.” Read Full Review

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