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6 Destinations to Experience the True Spirit of Ramadan

6 Destinations to Experiences the True Spirit of Ramadan forums.understanding-islam.com
The month of reverence for the Muslim community is around the corner. The food and evening celebrations are definitely a highlight. Take a trip to understand what makes this season so colorful!

6 Destinations to Experience the True Spirit of Ramadan:

  1. Jktdc Huts Srinagar, Srinagar (Jammu & Kashmir)
  2. Homestay Delhi9, New Delhi (Delhi)
  3. Ajmer Sharif Hotel, Ajmer (Rajasthan)
  4. The Oberoi Amarvilas, Agra (Uttar Pradesh)
  5. Courtyard by Marriott, Hyderabad (Telangana)
  6. Mumbai Metro Hotel, Mumbai (Maharashtra)

1. On the shores of Dal, the Hazratbal Shrine in Srinagar

On the shores of Dal, the Hazratbal Shrine in Srinagarsource: www.kmsnews.org

The reflection of the white marble on the waters of the Dal Lake make this seat of spirituality a very beautiful place. Believed to house a hair of the holy prophet Mohammad, this shrine is visited by many tourists every year between April and October. The local cuisine influences some of the best Iftars to be had.

Syed: It is an unique shrine located on the banks of the Dal Lake. The mosque is an architectural beauty. We had a good time going there.

Do not miss the gigantic deep fried paranthas!

Budget stays: Grand Hotel

Mid-range stays: Batra Hotel And Residences

Luxury stays: RK Sarovar Portico

2. Amazing food and reverence since ancient times, Jamma Masjid, Delhi

Amazing food and reverence since ancient times, Jamma Masjid, Delhisource: maps.mapmyindia.com

The Jama Masjid has been centric to islam in India since ancient times. The splendid Mughal Architecture, towering minarets, a hundred uniquely constructed domes all add an element of awe when you visit this place. The month of Ramadan is the best time to visit this place.

Shehzad: Interesting architecture - on a grand scale as ever! So much detail just stand and gaze at the wonder of it! Peaceful place in the middle old Delhi. One of the largest mosque in India.

Stroll around the bylanes of the mosque and Chandani chowk, for the best food during the evenings of Ramadan!

Budget Stays: Bloomrooms Hotel

Mid-range Stays: Alpina Hotels & Suites

Luxury Stays: The Leela Palace

3. The most revered, Ajmer Sharif, Ajmer

The most revered, Ajmer Sharif, Ajmersource: islamiczone3.blogspot.com

Ajmer Sharif is a sufi shrine (Dargah) of revered saint, Moinuddin Chisti. The shrine allows visitors and pilgrims of all faiths, who come to learn about its unique architecture. This is among the most revered muslim shrines in India and it’s believed none of the prayers here go unanswered.

Evenings of Ramadan are a community affair with folklore and delicious iftar.

Tahera: Have no words to describe I went because of the Dargah and everything just fell in place. Came looking for answers but got even more. The peace, the tranquillity, the experience has taken me to another level.

No one goes hungry in Ajmer during Ramadan!

Budget stays: Chitvan Hotel

Mid-range stays: Fort Barli - a heritage hotel

Luxury stays: The Pratap Palace

4. Sheikh Salim Chisti’s Dargah at Fatehpur Sikri

Sheikh Salim Chisti’s Dargah at Fatehpur Sikrisource: www.pbase.com

Commissioned by the Mughal Emperor Akbar, this white marble shrine is of Sheikh Salim Chisti. It is one of the most significant sufi sites in the country. It is believed that barren women are blessed here. The shrine lights up during Ramadan.

Samiran: This location is divided into two parts, Fatehpur which is a Fort and Sikri which has masjid and tomb of Sheikh Salim Chishti, a saint whose blessings helped Akbar to get his heir, Salim whom we know by name Jahangir.

The mughlai cuisine is amazing here!!

Budget stays: Clarks Shiraz Hotel

Mid-range stays: Radisson Blu Hotel Agra Taj East Gate Road

Luxury stays: The Oberoi Amarvilas

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5. Charminar at Hyderabad

Charminar at Hyderabadsource: www.omtexclasses.com

An extraordinary monument, mosque and landmark in Hyderabad dates back to old days of the Mughal empire. Today it's surrounded by some of the very best hyderabadi cuisine! This place truly comes alive during Ramadan. The warmth of Hyderabad’s culture makes the trip memorable!

Sachin: Charminar is a historical place. Charminar is situated in Hyderabad. In the past Nizam Kings were ruling and they only constructed this Charminar means 4 pillars.

Budget stays: Courtyard Hyderabad

Mid-range stays: Trident Hotel

Luxury stays: Park Hyatt Hyderabad

6. Haji Ali, Mumbai

Haji Ali, Mumbaisource: s1031.photobucket.com

Built on a rocky islet, this is a notable attraction in terms of Islam and a landmark of Mumbai. Pilgrims of all religions visit this place year round. The food stalls and flea market during Ramadan is a spectacle in itself.

Nishita: Haji Ali Dargah is a very beautiful religious place which is located in the Mumbai shores. Amazing architecture. It is located in the middle of the sea which is the best part. even non Muslims are allowed inside the Dargah.

Budget stays: The Regale by Tunga

Mid-range stays: Taj Lands End

Luxury stays: The Oberoi

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