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6 Low-Cost Pilgrimages For Family Getaways

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If you are looking to take the family on a divine holiday our HolidayIQ travellers have these 6 wonderful destinations in mind for a blessed time.

1. Vaishno Devi

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HolidayIQ Reviewer Jai Sharma adds, “There are various modes of transport available - horses, Doli for the aged and helicopter services from Katra to the top of the hill. We reached the top of the hill shrine in the night by 9 pm. As we were tired, we stayed in the guest rooms provided by Mata Sri Vaishnav Devi Shrine Board, which we had booked online. We had the darshan of the Devi early in the morning which was a thrilling and divine experience. We climbed down the hill in the evening. We made ourselves comfortable in the hotel room and proceeded to Jammu by taxi for our onward journey to Delhi by train. ” Read Full Review

2. Shirdi

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HolidayIQ Reviewer chethan sharma shares, “We had already booked for Darshan online and it helped us to get it quickly. Travellers, you can book online for Darshan by paying around Rs. 10 per person. Please check the website, as some days there are no special entries allowed. The place is divine and you can feel a positive vibe of energy. Can get Prasadam from the shop and you are allowed to take it inside, where you can hand it over to the priest near the sanctum. The Prasadam will be returned to you after seeking the blessings of Lord Sai Baba. It is a visual treat to see the Sai Baba Idol. It creates a very positive effect on the whole surrounding. ” Read Full Review

3. Ujjain

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HolidayIQ Reviewer Saurabh Gupta adds, “Our visit to Mahakaleshwar was wonderful and divine. It is one of the twelve Jyotirlinga Temples of Shiva in India. The Mahakaleshwar Temple is visited by thousands of pilgrims every day. The sanctum sanctorum of the temple is below ground level and the temples of other gods are in the ground level. A minimum of a 2 hr wait was necessary for me to get a Darshan even though it was morning. Though there were Poojaris offering a quick Darshan, I opted to stand in the queue. For some reason, the bird droppings outside the temple had not been cleaned properly resulting in a bad odour outside. But once we entered the complex, there was no problem at all. Standing in the queue, chanting the Lord's name was a divine feeling.” Read Full Review

4. Guwahati

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HolidayIQ Reviewer Bharati Bhattacharya adds, “1) The place is a must visit if you are in Guwahati. Kamakhya temple is one of the "Shakti Pith". Experience the divine feeling in the vicinity of Maa Kamakhya. 2) There are ticket facilities for everyone. If you are in hurry but want to do Darshan, buy a ticket for Rs. 500 and you can wrap it up within an hour. If you buy a Rs. 100 ticket, you will be given an entry in the common queue but directly inside the temple (the queue may be 1 km long outside the temple depending on the occasion and the time of visit). And if you are in no hurry or want to save bucks, stand in the common queue. ” Read Full Review

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5. Gokarna

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HolidayIQ Reviewer sujith shares, “It is a nice and Peaceful temple The temple is located precisely 100 km away from Gokarna. The place where the Murudeshwara temple is also has a beach and it feels awesome when you are there. The tide of the beach brings in a nice wind which makes you feel relaxed. Food on the beach is also nice. Try fish fry, it is nice. Try to negotiate while going for eating on the beach. You might get a cheaper rate too from another stall. Coming to Lord Shiva temple, it is big, clean, and awesome. A must visit if you are near Gokarna. ” Read Full Review

6. Nasik

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HolidayIQ Reviewer Heena Gokal shares, “Outside the main sanctum are 3 temples adjoining each other. They are the temples of Lord Ganesha, Lord Shiva and Shani Dev. A temple is also erected where Baba used to sit in meditation and here devotees can touch the holy feet of Baba to get His divine Blessings. Along the walkway to the temple, men sell roses which can be purchased to offer at the feet of Baba. Bundi prasad is distributed to all devotees before they enter the main temple where it becomes blessed. The temple is made of gold and it is believed to be one of the richest temples of India today.” Read Full Review

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