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7 Pilgrimages With Views to Die for

7 Pilgrimages With Views to Die for

A holiday plan with the gang coming up? Trek to the mighty Himalayas on a legendary route or get spritual while on an adventurous getaway, here are the perfect spiritual journeys in the hills that treat to to amazing views. 

1. Vaishno Devi

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HolidayIQ Reviewer Tanvi Gupta says, “There's something mystifying about almost every pilgrimage. They are so remotely located yet the laziest of the people are able to pull in their energies together and visit....Katra is the base station to start the trek to Vaishno Devi. ...The trek is at quite a height and is a little tiring, but there are views in between that keep you refreshed.... 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.”

HolidayIQ Reviewer Bharat gupta adds, “We can climb the mountain in many ways like via horse, helicopter or via foot. I would suggest to go via foot only as it is will fun and you can also some good nature scenes as well. I would also like to tell that you should also go Bhairoo temple above the Vaishno Devi temple. It will fun and you can enjoy various Scenes of nature too.”

2. Rishikesh

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HolidayIQ Reviewer DaMon Chaz says, “A very nice and religious place to visit I had visited several times and each and every time I visit it gives me more joy. In Rishikesh first we visited to Neelkanth temple you can find peace here and there after laxman jhoola and so many adventure you can do here like rafting trekking high jump and all. Rafting is very special here.”

HolidayIQ Reviewer Shaifali Mishra adds, “Hidden deep up in the forest This is one of a kind water fall. Hidden deep up in the forest with a difficult trek to get to it but once you are there, it's worth all the pain. The route to it is towards Mohanchatti. The route is difficult and a steep climb. You must wear good shoes, water proof recommended and should not be worried about getting them dirty. The waterfall is about an hour of uphill climb from the road. Mesmerizing and enchanting is the words that come to my head when I first laid my eyes on this beauty of nature. Must go well prepared. Sun does not come through the jungle but mosquitoes do. Carry mosquito repellent and wear comfortable footwear for the trek.”

3. Haridwar

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HolidayIQ Reviewer Parth Sabharwal adds, “Pauri is a Ganga Ghat to have holy bath on this purely refined water from mountains. One has to feel very much rejuvenated and energise after taking bath in Ganges. This time we could not bathe here because no Ganga Water here on particular days, because of cleanliness of the Ghat. We loved to have a holy dip in Ghat, but this time we went to Chandi Ghat to have the holy bath.”

HolidayIQ Reviewer Kiran sood Sood shares, “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. Even today people from all over world come here for purifying one's soul. ”

4. Tungnath

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HolidayIQ Reviewer Archi Banerjee shares, “Tungnath is a must visit. The 4 km trek to Tungnath starts from Chopta, a small hamlet in the foothills of Garhwals called the Switzerland of India. As you move up the concreted steep trekking route more and more of Chaukhamba is revealed to you and you feel more and more elated. At the top the entire Garhwal range is visible starting from Chaukhamba in far east to Yamunotri peaks in the far west. The sandhya arati inside the Tungnath temple in shivering cold is indeed memorable. Early morning trek to Chandrashila top to experience a heavenly sunrise, though the road can be bit hostile due to sub zero temperatures in the night”

HolidayIQ Reviewer Mohandas Muthalpuredeth says, “More than 12000 ft high Peak mountain, from there in good climate we saw the family of Kailasanathan images on Kailas, very fascinating scenario. Nature's gift, the journey was most interested, we hired pony and guide help. First time we had such journey in our life. Enjoyed the pilgrimage trip,”

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5. Badrinath

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HolidayIQ Reviewer Gauravi Tari shares, “the road to Badrinath temple are quite narrow and seems risky. For me it was only God's miracle that everyone who passed the roads reached safely. I remember seeing the huge mountains and the vehicles passing by. Inside the temple the experience is just divine.”

HolidayIQ Reviewer Ravi agarwal adds, “ There were some scary moments on the mountain sections of the road and that is not for the faint at heart.... Visit to Ushnakund, Alaknanda river were capped by a great darshan at the temple itself. I will remember it for life!”

6. Khajjiar

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HolidayIQ Reviewer Kavita P adds, “My first trip to Khajjiar was one of sweet surprise and lovely adventure. It is a huge green carpet which has a lake in the center surrounded by massive snow capped mountains...Shiva statue hidden in the middle of the forest near a temple. Now this was unheard of and we had no idea whether it was true, or were they simply asking for more time, meaning for money for their business.”

HolidayIQ Reviewer Rahul Mahajan shares, “ There is a thick Deodhar Forest on the slope and below the snowline. In winter it's freezing and absolute beautiful. In summer it lushes green and in the middle lies a lake. The Dhauladhar mountains can been seen surrounding the place. It's quite and romantic. Visit it once in lifetime”

7. Kailash Mansarovar

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HolidayIQ Reviewer Mohan Bhat adds, “Life time pilgrimage to Kailash Manasarovar ”

HolidayIQ Reviewer S.M.Bega Raaj shares, “This wonderful Mount Kailash is absolutely thrilling serene spiritually blissful place to experience Bliss. I and my friend trekked/hiked the whole parikrama of 3 days , first day from Yama Dwar to North face is a slightly easy trek of 12km and stayed overnight at Dirapuk, second day was the toughest to hike up to Dolma La pass and then down for a total distance of 22km and stayed overnight at Zulu puk, third was the easiest, only 8km level surface with gradual slope. ”

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