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8 Holy Destinations in the South To Visit in Your 40s!

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HolidayIQ travellers recommend these 8 religious places in South India to visit your 40s and are looking for a divine experience.

1. Guruvayur ; For it's Guruvayur temple

Guruvayur ; For it's Guruvayur temple
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HolidayIQ Reviewer Sunil Kunnoth adds, “Guruvayurappan is the most loved, worshipped and visited god of the Keralites. The presiding deity of the Guruvayur temple's sanctum sanctorum is Lord Vishnu but in his avatar form of Lord Krishna. The temple is also known as Dwaraka of South India. It has another holy name 'Bhuloka Vaikunta, which means the Holy Abode of Vishnu on Earth. The temple in Guruvayur, a township in Kerala, is visited by millions of people and mostly from South India. Apart from Malayalees, a large chunk of devotees from Tamil Nadu Pondicherry, Karnataka and Andhra Pradesh also visit the temple. The most number of people come here during their annual pilgrimage to Sabarimala Ayyappa temple during the October-January season. ” Read Full Review

2. Tirupati ; For it's famous Tirumala Devasthanam

Tirupati ; For it's famous Tirumala Devasthanam
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HolidayIQ Reviewer Ramesh Balakrishnan adds, “We once went to this temple during sunrise. This temple has a lot of specialities during every Saturday of the week as its special to Lord Venkatesha. The climate of the temple and its surrounding is awesome as the temple is located at a hill station. They have both free and paid counters for entering the temple. Mobile phones are not allowed inside the temple. The temple is very safe and secure. They have a special complaints/suggestions cell where we can register our complaints and also get information about the temple. There are special buses available at free of cost, so there are no sorts of transportation problems around the temple.” Read Full Review

3. Varanasi ; For it's sacred Ganges Rivers

Varanasi ; For it's sacred Ganges Rivers
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HolidayIQ Reviewer Ajey Balaji V shares, “Be it an Indian or a guest from another country, the Kashi Vishwanath temple is bound to attract one like a flower beckoning a bee. The hustle and bustle around the temple, the endless calling of the hawkers, the colourful shops which sells trinkets and amulets, the meandering lanes and by lanes, it is all set to make your visit or pilgrimage an unforgettable one. The evening Aarti on the Dashashwamedh Ghat is soul enriching and makes your heart cry in pain when we see the pure and historical river being polluted endlessly. If you want to witness the Aarti at its best, make sure you reach the Ghats by 6.30, and hire a boat and go to the other side to watch the spiritual magic unfold.” Read Full Review

4. Rameshwaram ; For it's splendid Ramanathaswamy Temple

Rameshwaram ; For it's splendid Ramanathaswamy Temple
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HolidayIQ Reviewer Satish Tripathi adds, “Before coming to this temple I had already read about the mythology on Panchmukhi Hanuman. It is situated approximately 3 km from the main city of Rameshwaram. There is a big statue of Lord Hanuman in black colour with five different faces. Just in front of the statue is a small temple devoted to Him. We got inside and had quick darshan there. There is a small statue inside the sanctum. Photography is not allowed here. According to legend, Ahiravana, a great demon and brother of Ravana, took unconscious Lord Rama and His brother Laxmana to Patal Lok and hid them. ” Read Full Review

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5. Trichy ; For it's sacred sites

Trichy ; For it's sacred sites
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HolidayIQ Reviewer Pallavoor Subramanian shares, “The centuries’ old temple spread over 136 acres is awe inspiring. Braving the odds and waiting in the long queue of people is all worth it as the mere Darshan of Lord Ranganatha reclining in a majestic posture makes you forget all your troubles. Once inside the shrine, you are allowed to have peaceful darshan without any disturbance. One must visit the shrine at least once in lifetime. The temple is an architectural marvel with its huge gopurams, considered to be the highest in Asia; its huge corridors and thousand pillars mandapam are a sight behold. One cannot see the whole temple in a day if one has to get the celestial feeling. The prasadam available in the counter is a must have for its purity and taste.” Read Full Review

6. Coimbatore ; For it's Dravidian-style temple,

Coimbatore ; For it's Dravidian-style temple,
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HolidayIQ Reviewer Harsha Anjanappa adds, “Isha Yoga Center is well known for the Dhyanalinga temple. It is situated 30 minutes from the city of Coimbatore. Public transport is available. There is no entrance charge. At the entrance, there is a huge map of the place that will give you a good idea of what to visit and expect. One need not worry about the crowd - it is a moving crowd and the land area is huge enough to not have visitors congregating in one area/venue unless you are visit during a festival or event. You are not allowed to bring your phones into the complex - all mobile phones and footwear must be left at the entrance. Your footwear and mobile phones will be looked after well – they have a tagging system to ensure it is not returned to the wrong person. ” Read Full Review

7. Kanchipuram ; For it's Hindu temple with elephants

Kanchipuram ; For it's Hindu temple with elephants
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HolidayIQ Reviewer Jagdish Raval says, “This is one of the biggest and best temples of Lord Shiva in South India. It is believed that Mother Parvati got Lord Shiva by Tapasya under a Mango Tree which is believed to be 3500 years old and now a small part of so called tree is kept at the temple entrance in a showcase. The temple is huge and the doors are nearly 40 feet tall. The temple is proof of the architectural splendour of the bygone era. The present structure of the temple is about 600 years old, the work framed by the king of Vijayanagar. We were so pleased and blessed to be here – it cannot be expressed in words. ” Read Full Review

8. Mathura ; For it's deity Lord Krishna

Mathura ; For it's deity Lord Krishna
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HolidayIQ Reviewer Gourahari Pradhan shares, “Most of the people going to Braj are devotees and have spiritual intentions. So for them nothing else matters as long as they have a darshan of their beloved Lord. But the accompanying people, who might have a critical opinion, will not be disappointed either. The temple premises are huge, neat and clean, and beautiful. The idols of deities are beautiful; you can spend a whole day watching them. All the basic amenities like wash room and food stalls are available inside. There is a lift but it wasn't working when we went, probably due to maintenance issues! Don't miss the peda and lassi - delicious and economical. ” Read Full Review

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