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10 Must Visit Places For Sanskari Young Indians!

10 Must Visit Places For Sanskari Young Indians! wikimedia

India is land of diversity of landscapes and religions too. HolidayIQ Travellers list down 10 religious destinations in India that are perfect for a pilgrimage.

10 Must Visit Places For Sanskari Young Indians!:

  1. Jammu (Jammu & Kashmir)
  2. Tirupati (Andhra Pradesh)
  3. Mumbai (Maharashtra)
  4. Sabarimala (Kerala)
  5. Amritsar (Punjab)
  6. Goa
  7. Shirdi (Maharashtra)
  8. Puri (Odisha)
  9. Ranakpur (Rajasthan)
  10. Bodhgaya (Bihar)

1. Vaishno Devi, Jammu

Vaishno Devi, Jammusource: wikimedia

Vaishno Devi Mandir is a very popular Hindu temple dedicated to the Hindu Goddess, located at the Trikuta Mountains in Jammu & Kashmir.

HolidayIQ traveller Harmandeep Singh from Amritsar shares, “Vaishno devi is a good and mythological place. Many people come there to see the beauty of vaishno devi. It is located in jammu and kashmir. The valleys in jammu and kashmir is so fantastic and the people in jammu and kashmir are very kind. Those who want to travel in vacation, vaishno devi is the good destination.”

2. Tirumala Venkateswara, Tirupati

Tirumala Venkateswara, Tirupatisource: wikimedia

Sri Venkateswara Swamy Temple is a landmark vaishnavite temple situated in the hill town of Tirumala at Tirupati in Chittoor district of Andhra Pradesh, India. The Temple is dedicated to Lord Venkateswara, an incarnation of Vishnu, who is believed to be appeared here to save mankind from trials and troubles of Kali Yuga.

HolidayIQ Traveller Raja Kumar from Tirupati shares, “This holy temple can be visited again and again for the blessings of Lord Venkateswara for all. Believers after long long queues and security check all pain and suffer is gone when Darshan happens and visually strong too. In Spite of huge crowds and hot environment you will wish to spend more and more time in the presence of lord Balaji.”

3. Siddhivinayak Temple, Mumbai

Siddhivinayak Temple, Mumbaisource: flickr - Will Will

The Shree Siddhivinayak Ganapati Mandir is a Hindu temple dedicated to Lord Shri Ganesh. Built  1801 it is one of the richest temples in Mumbai. The wooden doors to the sanctum are carved with images of the Ashtavinayak (the eight manifestations of Ganesha in Maharashtra). The inner roof of the sanctum is plated with gold, and the central statue is of Ganesha.

HolidayIQ Traveller Yoginder Gulaiya from New Delhi shares, “Siddhivinayak Temple is very beautiful temple of lord Ganesha, very peaceful and holy place. Camera and mobile is not allowed, photography is also prohibited, we shot some photos from outside temple and prayed to lord Ganesha for his blessing.”

4. Lord Ayyappa Temple, Sabarimala

Lord Ayyappa Temple, Sabarimalasource: wikimedia.org

The meaning of Sabarimala is the mountain of Sabari, who was a prominent Hindu mythological character. Sabarimala is the most famous and important religious destination in Kerala. Surrounded with forests and streams, Sabarimala is situated on the banks of the holy river Pampa, amidst Sahyadri Mountains in Western Ghats, and is 468 metres above sea level. The temple of Ayyappan is nestled within 18 hills and forests. Temples are situated in each of the hills, some of which are Nilackal, Karimala and Kalakheti.   

HolidayIQ Traveller Sudheer Kopparapu from Guntar shares, "Tough to reach this place from Pamba as one should walk for 5-6 kms on a road which is not proper. Gives us an experience of walking in deadly forest and in the end when you see the god it's amazing. One can start early in the morning from pamba and can come back by evening if properly planned and no time wasting."


5. Harmandir Sahib, Amritsar

Harmandir Sahib, Amritsarsource: wikimedia

The Harmandir Sahib was designed by the fifth guru, Guru Arjan, who had the cornerstone laid by the Muslim Sufi saint Sai Hazrat Mian Mir on 28 December 1588. Guru Arjan completed the Adi Granth, the holy scripture of Sikhism, in 1604 and installed it in the gurdwara.

HolidayIQ Traveller Krishna Rajesh from Noida shares, “The power of the temple is apparent from the fact that it is perennially crowded. We went on a weekday and it took us about 2 hours to gain entry into the sanctum sanctorum. The temple is clean and there are many volunteers there who will help you in whatever manner they can. Prominent by a total absence of touts or those who want to make a fast buck from tourists. The pond is very serene and imposing and the overall atmosphere of thousands of devotees is electrifying. This place has a magnetic attraction for people from all religions and sects.”

6. Basilica Of Bom Jesus, Goa

Basilica Of Bom Jesus, Goasource: wikimedia

The Basilica of Bom Jesus or Borea Jezuchi Bazilika (Portuguese: Basílica do Bom Jesus) is located in Goa, India, and is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The basilica holds the mortal remains of St. Francis Xavier. The church is located in Old Goa, which was the capital of Goa in the early days of Portuguese rule.

HolidayIQ Traveller A S from Hyderabad shares, “This is a heritage place and one of the most popular tourist attractions of south Goa. The building and the park is really very scenic and you will find many tourist getting pictures clicked in from of the building. This place is popular because of St. Francis Xavier's relics and saying is the nails are still growing. It is kept at a particular height so the view would not be that great but you are allowed to click pictures and on special occasion they bring it down when the relics is visible properly. Ensure you take a guide to know some interesting stories around it.”

7. Sai Baba, Shirdi

Sai Baba, Shirdisource: ineedsai.org

The Shirdi Sai Baba temple complex is the main attraction of Shirdi, the temple complex includes Khandoba, Gurusthan, Samadhi Mandir, Dwarkamai, Chavadi and Lendi Baug.   

HolidayIQ Traveller Mangesh Kolaskar shares, “Shirdi is a religious place to visit in any month of the year. All the temples are historic and very well-maintained. The stay at the hotel was excellent and food quality was great. The roads leading to Shirdi is only thing to worry. But overall experience is much much better.”

8. Lord Jagannath Temple, Puri

Lord Jagannath Temple, Purisource: wikimedia

The temple is an important pilgrimage destination for many Hindu traditions, particularly worshippers of Krishna and Vishnu, and part of the Char Dham pilgrimages that a Hindu is expected to make in one's lifetime. Even though most Hindu deities that are worshiped are made out of stone or metal, the image of Jagannath is wooden. Every twelve or nineteen years these wooden figures are ceremoniously replaced by using sacred trees, that have to be carved as an exact replica. The reason behind this ceremonial tradition is the highly secret Navakalevara ('New Body' or 'New Embodiment') ceremony, an intricate set of rituals that accompany the renewal of the wooden statues.

HolidayIQ Traveller Sanjay Sen from Kolkata shares, “The most holy place for every Hindu, it is a Vishnu temple where lord used to take his food. It's a huge temple surrounded by cluster of temples and attracts lakhs of devotees everyday throughout the year. In the main temple Lord Jagannath is accompanied with sister Subhadra and Balabhadra. Lord used to take chappan bhog everyday. In the evening we got the anna prasadam and its taste is incomparable. In the evening, every visitor must see the ritual of flag hoisted in the roof of the temple.”


9. Ranakpur Jain Temple, Ranakpur

Ranakpur Jain Temple, Ranakpursource: wikimedia

The renowned Jain temple at Ranakpur is dedicated to Tirthankara Adinatha. Local legend has it that Dharma Shah, a local Jain businessperson, started construction of the temple in the 15th century following a divine vision. The temple honors Adinath, the first Tirthankar and founder of the Jain religion.

HolidayIQ Traveller Rajul Shah from Ahmedabad shares, “One of the best carved and sculptured holy place in the world. Magnificently carved pillars, "Garbh-Gruh" and the magically architectured temple, you can't believe without seeing it yourself. Just go and feel the heritage.”

10. Mahabodhi Temple, Bodhgaya

Mahabodhi Temple, Bodhgayasource: wikimedia.org

The Mahabodhi Vihar a UNESCO World Heritage Site, is a Buddhist temple in Bodh Gaya, marking the location where Siddhartha Gautama, the Buddha, is said to have attained enlightenment.

HolidayIQ Traveller T Muralidhar Rao from Chennai shares, “Real Peace atmosphere. It was worth visiting the temple. To our interest we rate the place on the top of our travelling in India. The one who loves Buddha must visit this place. The place has the sacred power can be felt.”

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