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5 Pilgrimages You Should Make in 2017 to Nurture Your Soul

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Pilgrimages bring a much needed peace and stability in your life. The spiritual vibes translate into a positive energy that can carry you through the year. What better way to start the year than going on a pilgrimage. Here are five spiritual journeys you can take!

5 Pilgrimages You Should Make in 2017 to Nurture Your Soul:

  1. Hemkund (Uttarakhand)
  2. Velankanni (Tamil Nadu)
  3. Dargah Sharif , Ajmer (Rajasthan)
  4. Kanyakumari (Tamil Nadu)
  5. Amarnath (Jammu & Kashmir)

1. Hemkund Sahib

Hemkund Sahib
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six kilometer trek away from the village of Ghangaria and on the shores of the Hemkunt lake is this important Gurudwara. The Chamoli valley nearby is gorgeously lush and uplifts your spirits. 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."

2. Velankanni

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Velakanni has a significant Roman Catholic shrine and has a church dedicated to “Our Lady of Good Health, Mother Mary". It is one of the most important churches in India and is frequented by Christians over the country. HolidayIQ traveller Sandeep says, "A great place for pilgrimage. Once you visit the place it gives you a strong urge to come back for pilgrimage to the same place again. Great experience."

3. Dargah Sharif

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Dargah Sharif is the tomb of Khwaja Muin-ud-din Chishti and is venerated by both Hindus and Muslims. The sufi values can be felt coming to life in this spiritual place. HolidayIQ traveller Sanjeev says, "The Dargah Sharif is one of the biggest religious places in India and also a very nice place to be. One feels blessed whenever he/she is there. Although you can visit the place any time of the year but the visit planned during winters are more welcomed as the weather is good."

4. Kanyakumari

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Kanyakumari was under the rule of several dynasties including the Cholas, Pandyas, Cheras and Nayaks. The architecture of temples in the region is testimony to the art and culture of these dynasties. HolidayIQ tourist Bineesh says, "I heard about Kanyakumari, from an old woman, who told me that the sunset at the beach was a heavenly experience. I thought she was exaggerating, but I was wrong. I went to the beach around 5:30pm & studied the sunset for an hour." 

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5. Amarnath

Amarnath
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Amarnath stems from from Amar, which means Immortal and Nath, which means God. Dedicated to Lord Shiva, Amarnath is among the most sacred Hindu pilgrim sites in the entire subcontinent. HolidayIQ traveller Rohit says, "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. Every year so many pilgrims came here. This zone is fully protected by army."

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