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7 Places to Learn About India's Ancient Spirituality

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HolidayIQ reviewers take you to 7 Places where spirituality is as old as the land itself.

1. Varanasi

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Temple | Religious | Peace | Peaceful

HolidayIQ Reviewer bharat agarwal shares, “ It is a city of Temples and has a lot of ancient temples, where tourists from all over world visit. ...Must Visit Places in Benaras would include: Sarnath, various Ghats(particularly assi ghat), Dhammek stupa, Vishwanath, Sankat Mochan temple and Golden Temple. It is a place of joy and beauty. ” Read Full Review

HolidayIQ Reviewer Pritesh Mehta adds, “This temple is located in Ramnagar in Varanasi. It is very old temple. This temple is dedicated to Maa Durga. This building is built of square shape. It is built with stone and near a pond. It is very good looking and very ancient temple.” Read Full Review

2. Puri

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Temple | Religious | History | Architecture

HolidayIQ Reviewer Nainika Karmakar says, “Jagannath Temple Puri is one of the most ancient temples in India. ... Ratha-Jatra is the major attraction of this temple, which is celebrated in the month of Kinkily in every year.” Read Full Review

HolidayIQ Reviewer Santhosh Wilson shares, “ If you are ardently interested in sculpture, Konark has an array of beautiful carvings to offer, like any ancient temple in India, crafted from stone....When viewed the temple sideways from a distance, we get the whole view of the temple in the form of a chariot, drawn by horses, with twelve wheels on either side.” Read Full Review

3. Trichy

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Temple | Religious | Architecture | Shrine

HolidayIQ Reviewer Saranya Devanathan says, “Ancient temple with sculptural beauty...It is an ancient temple. If you take a guide and go you will enjoy the sculpture and the story behind Jumbukeshava. The God is in flowing water under a jamun tree. The spider and elephant story is sculpted in one of the four central pillars. ” Read Full Review

HolidayIQ Reviewer florien jones adds, “Srirangam Ranganathaswamy Temple...A magnificent living ancient temple citadel complex, across the river from Trichy. Contains exquisite carvings, sculptures and frescoes from the Chola, Pandya and Nayakar periods.” Read Full Review

4. Dwarka

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Temple | Sea | Religious | Sunset

HolidayIQ Reviewer ABHIJIT SARKAR adds, “One of the most ancient temples with many myths attached and every one's favorite "GOD" Nand Lal who came this side of Indian soil from Mathura and developed a place of Gold. The original glitter is untraceable but the believes have been left behind in this temple.” Read Full Review

HolidayIQ Reviewer Prakash Sheth shares, “Awesome darshan at Dwarka...Dwarka is located on western coast of Gujarat and one of the Dham of chardham yatra. Lord Krishna had rules from here. The festival of Janmastami and new year attracts lacs of pilgrims from all over India. Lord Dwarkadhish temple is ancient temple. I felt gratified by visit of the sacred place.” Read Full Review

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5. Kanchipuram

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Temple | Religious | Heritage | History

HolidayIQ Reviewer dr vijayakrishnan nair nair adds, “The temples of Kanchi...Important centre for Hindu Pilgrims. Visit during November to April since climate is more pleasant. Many ancient historical temples are there in the town....See the Vardharaja perumal Divyadesam Temple at Chinna Kanchi area and The Ekambrhanathar temple at Peria Kanchi area, in particular do not miss them, there are at least 20 other great shrines for both Vaishnavites and Shaivates, further there is a Sankara mutt and a Ahobhila mutt.” Read Full Review

HolidayIQ Reviewer Rizwanuddin Rafiq adds, “Jain's Heritage Temples In Kanchi ...Thiruparuthikundram is a village on the bank of the Palar river, a little off the Pillaiyar Palayam suburbs of Kanchipuram. In Thiruparuthikundram stand two great monuments of Kanchipuram ancient period of Jainism's heritage temples. In addition to the existing Siva Kanchi and Vishnu Kanchi, this area may be known as Jaina Kanchi. ...These temples and deities including all articles are well preserved. These ancient temples are of great interest for Jains and other tourists too find an attraction. These are famous for special art and architecture, mural paintings, fresco and lot.” Read Full Review

6. Mahabalipuram

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Temple | Sea | Sea Shore | Heritage

HolidayIQ Reviewer hn says, “the mystical beauty of waves lashing an ancient temple ...clearly see the waves breaking over a beautiful stone-sculpted temple. ...A port city of the Pallava dynasty, the monuments of Mahabalipuram provide a fascinating glimpse into ancient south Indian history. ” Read Full Review

7. Kumbakonam

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Temple | Religious | Heritage | Architecture

HolidayIQ Reviewer florien jones says, “Kumbakonam is a temple lovers paradise, in the Cauvery delta of Tamil Nadu. Surrounded by exquisite ancient temples in the Dravidian style, it is a delight for the pilgrim, historian and art lover alike. Very famous for the 12 yearly Mahamahamkulam festival, and the Navagraha circuit.” Read Full Review

HolidayIQ Reviewer ramasastry Patnala shares, “One should not miss this ancient temple in the itinerary...Gorgeous Vishnu temple Sarangapani Temple dedicated to lord Vishnu is situated in the heart of the Kumbhakonam city and easily accesable by one and all. The whole temple looks to be drawn by chariot with beautifully carved huge elephants on either side.” Read Full Review

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