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7 Pilgrimages That Are True Testimony to India's Diversity

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HolidayIQ reviewers take you to holy destinations that showcase the India that everyone must be proud of. 

1. Tirupati

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Temple | Religious | Hill | Pilgrimage

HolidayIQ Reviewer Neelima Nagabhusha adds, “Great holy place in AP Tirumala Tirupati Devasthanam is one of the well known venkateshwara temple that located in Chittoor district in Andhra Pradesh. Tirupathi turned as a famous Hindu pilgrim city because of Tirumala temple, which welcomes lakhs of people in a day.” Read Full Review

HolidayIQ Reviewer Sunil Rola shares, “It is one of most beautiful, clean, well managed pilgrimages in India. It is on top of hill with all facilities for devotees. There is rush of devotees but due to queue system and bands, darshan are very majestic.” Read Full Review

2. Amritsar

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Temple | Golden Temple | Religious | Serene

HolidayIQ Reviewer Sankar Narayanan says, “ The Harmandir Sahib is the holy place for the Sikhs. In the sanctum the Holy Granth Sahib is placed and worshiped. When you approach this holy place, you get the positive, soulful and peaceful vibration gripping you.” Read Full Review

HolidayIQ Reviewer AMANPREET SINGH says, “I often visit the place. Golden Temple is a well known pilgrimage site in India. It is the best place where you find solace. One must visit the site during their lifetime. You will definitely feel contented and find yourself closer to the almighty. ” Read Full Review

3. Varanasi

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Temple | Religious | Peaceful | Heritage

HolidayIQ Reviewer Ajey Balaji V shares, “The hustle and bustle around the temple, the hawkers endless calls, colourful shops which sells trinkets and amulets, the meandering lanes and by lanes, is all set to make your visit or pilgrimage an unforgettable one....The evening aarti on the Dashashwamedh Ghat is soul enriching ” Read Full Review

HolidayIQ Reviewer priyanka chatterjee adds, “Most Hindu holy place Varanasi, known as Kashi Viswanath Dham, the land of Shiva.” Read Full Review

4. Haridwar

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Ganga | Ghat | Peaceful | Pilgrimage

HolidayIQ Reviewer Kiran sood Sood adds, “The pilgrimage to Chaar dham is not complete without holy dip on Ganga at hardwar. Har Ki Pauri is sacred point where Rishi Bhagirath did tapas to bring Ganga on earth for salvation of thousands of people. ...The best time to visit Har Ki Pauri is sunset when Ganga Arti is performed by designated purohits. Light of diyas reflecting in holy waters of Ganga gives delight as well as deliverance from karmas.” Read Full Review

HolidayIQ Reviewer anjan kumar mitra adds, “Budget pilgrimage near the Ganges Great solace to mind when you sit at the ghat. We saw ganga arati from very near as there was less people due to off season. Food is good specially bengali food at restaurants near ghat.” Read Full Review

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5. Rameshwaram

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Temple | Sea | Bridge | Pilgrimage

HolidayIQ Reviewer Satish Tripathi shares, “Rameswaram is a small island city but abounds in large number of Tirthas, may be more than thirty. Wherever Lord Rama His brother Laxmana and His ally moved or stayed, that place became a Hindu pilgrimage place ( Tirth-Sthan). ” Read Full Review

HolidayIQ Reviewer suresh babu adds, “After visiting Kasi (Varanasi), one has to visit Rameshwaram and take a dip in the Rameswaram Sea, then only the pilgrimage of both places is completed. ...Ramanatha Temple at Rameshwaram This is a historical temple, where Sita and Hanuman established the Shiva Lingas as per the guidelines of Lord Rama.” Read Full Review

6. Vaishno Devi

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HolidayIQ Reviewer Tanvi Gupta says, “There's something mystifying about almost every pilgrimage....Katra is the base station to start the trek to Vaishno Devi. ...The view is spectacular and reaching the main temple is a significant delight after the trek. To add a cherry to the cake try to plan your trek so that you reach around the aarti-time.” Read Full Review

HolidayIQ Reviewer Rahul Kumar shares, “Mata Vaishno Mandir is a holy place in Katra, Jammu. It is a religious place and gives immense joy in your heart. The hills attracts very much around the temple. Everyone can go for the visiting because facilities are available for old persons and children. Barro Mandir is also near to this temple.” Read Full Review

7. Velankanni

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Church | Beach | Religious | Pilgrimage

HolidayIQ Reviewer Winston DSouza shares, “Velankanni - A relaxing pilgrimage. Velankanni is basically a pilgrimage destination, especially for the Christian traveller. ...Once you get off the main road (which is in terrible shape) and enter the complex of churches and shrines, it is a very beautiful place in terms of architecture. Somehow, I could not help comparing it to Lourdes, in France. ” Read Full Review

8. Palitana

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HolidayIQ Reviewer Rajat Shah says, “A pilgrimage place filled with lush greenery It's a pilgrimage place filled with lush greenery and big temples in Palitana city and Palitana station few km away, you can take train, bus, private vehicle to reach this place. Palitana city has lots of dharamshala to stay in. ” Read Full Review

HolidayIQ Reviewer Jinil Sanghavi shares, “An awesome religious place to visit Shatrunjay tirth(mountain) is the most holy place for the followers of Jainism, situated in village named Palitana. According to the followers of Jainism the one who successfully reaches the top of the mountain has capacity to attain moksha. ” Read Full Review

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