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Answer Your Spiritual Calling! 7 Pilgrimages to go in a Group

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Want to take your whole troop on a soul cleansing trip? Allow HolidayIQ reviewers to list out some of the most powerful sites of divinity in the country. 

1. Amritsar

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HolidayIQ Reviewer Anbu Mathika says, “One of the most famous holy places in India, in Punjab, the Golden temple will give you a sense of peace and tranquillity if one visits it.”

HolidayIQ Reviewer Sankar Narayanan adds, “In the sanctum, the holy Granth Sahib is placed and worshipped. When you approach this holy place, you get the positive, soulful and peaceful vibration gripping you. There is no push and pull, people are very orderly and go round the Harmandir Sahib and exit through the back side. There are priests who sit there and recite holy Kirtans and fan the Granth Sahib. As you exit you are served with a small quantity of Prasad which is very delicious.

2. Puri

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HolidayIQ Reviewer Nilanjana Ghosh says, “The temple is huge and worth a visit! Jay Jagannath! It's better to visit early in the mornings before 9 am when the rush is low. Entering is free. There are various small temples of different deities inside the main temple premise.

HolidayIQ Reviewer Bineet Nayak adds, “Konark Sun temple shaped like a giant chariot is a 13th-century Hindu temple dedicated to the Sun God that marks the highest point of achievement of Kalinga architecture depicting the grace, joy and the rhythm of life.  A magnificent and marvellous piece of architecture and also well-managed, clean and not overcrowded. Guides are well-behaved and well-read.

3. Tirupati

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HolidayIQ Reviewer Neelima Nagabhusha shares, “Tirumala Tirupati Devasthanam is one of the well-known Venkateshwara temples 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. Once you reach the place you will forget all the hustle-bustles in your life as it offers a peaceful, fresh and divine breeze which refresh your body and mind. There are many other attractions to explore like Iskon temple, Govindaraja temple, Padmavathi temple, Tiruchanoor temple and many others.

4. Varanasi

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HolidayIQ Reviewer Ajey Balaji V says, “Vishwanath temple is bound to attract one like a flower beckoning a bee. The hustle-bustle around the temple, the hawker's endless calls, colourful shops which sell 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.

HolidayIQ Reviewer Ananth Pranesh says, “Temple complex has a shrine for Parvati Devi and also has an old well called Gyan Koop. There is also Annapurneshwari temple close to Vishwanath temple.

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5. Rameshwaram

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HolidayIQ Reviewer Satish Tripathi adds, “Previously there was a small shrine at this place, but now a new temple has been built at the same place.”

HolidayIQ Reviewer Murali Krishnan shares, “You will need a minimum of 1/2 a day for the main temple, 1/2 a day for Danushkodi and 1/2 a day for the rest of Rameswaram.

HolidayIQ Reviewer Satish Tripathi says, “There is a big statue of Lord Hanuman in black colour, having 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.

6. Haridwar

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HolidayIQ Reviewer Kamal Bahukhandi adds, “Har Ki Pauri is one of the most important places in Haridwar and is famous for its evening pujas. If someone really wants to visit Haridwar they should definitely go and see the Har Ki Pauri evening puja. You will totally get devoted into that if you once attend that moment.”

HolidayIQ Reviewer Abhishek says, “The journey itself is very beautiful. We have options of going to temple via Udan Khatola or by foot. We have some elderly peoples and some children with us. So we decided to let some of us go via Ropeway and some decided to walk to the temple.

HolidayIQ Reviewer Himanshu Bahukhandi says, “Chandi Devi temple is said to be one of the most spiritual places in Haridwar and I myself have visited there many times.

7. Dwarka

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HolidayIQ Reviewer ABHIJIT SARKAR shares, “One of the most ancient temples with many myths attached and everyone's favourite "GOD" Nand Lal who came to this side of Indian soil from Mathura and developed a place of Gold.

HolidayIQ Reviewer Jayesh Vaghela says, “This is the more than 5000-year old temple of Lord Krishna and beautiful architecture. We visited the temple both morning and evening session of aarti.

HolidayIQ Reviewer ABHINAV Kumar adds, “Beyt Dwarka is basically an island now, it is believed that Lord Shrikrishna gifted this legacy to his friend Sudama hence the name called Bhet (gifted) Dwarka.”

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