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Guess Who's Rich! Presenting, India's Richest Temples
Feast your eyes upon some of the richest temples of India. HolidayIQ Traveller share tips and tricks.

Guess Who's Rich! Presenting, India's Richest Temples:

  1. Harmandir Sahib, Amritsar (Punjab)
  2. Mata Vaishno Devi Temple, Vaishno Devi (Jammu & Kashmir)
  3. Meenakshi Temple, Madurai (Tamil Nadu)
  4. Sri Padmanabha Temple, Thiruvananthapuram (Kerala)
  5. Shirdi (Maharashtra)
  6. Siddhivinayak Temple, Mumbai (Maharashtra)
  7. Somnath Temple, Somnath (Gujarat)
  8. Tirumala Venkateswara Temple, Tirupati (Andhra Pradesh)

1. Harmandir Sahib, Amritsar

Harmandir Sahib, Amritsarsource: wikimedia

HolidayIQ Traveller Dainell says, "Absolutely majestic, will come here again & again. The place is so spiritual, so pure, so holy and so clean. When I was inside its premises, the rest of the world seemed unimportant to me, my world was confined to this sacred place. I did not want to get out of it. The pool that's just wonderful, the moment I stepped into it, I felt like all my sins were washed off was as clean as I was born. Really, a must visit for everyone."

2. Vaishno Devi Temple, Jammu

Vaishno Devi Temple, Jammusource: wikimedia

HolidayIQ Traveller Abhishek says, "It is the best place I have ever visited. It has a very kind and attractive atmosphere. Many people from different places visit it for their wellbeing. Very Religious Place and now the way to Vaishno Maa Bhawan is easy. Everyone should visit here once in his/her life."

3. Meenakshi Temple, Madurai

Meenakshi Temple, Maduraisource: wikimedia

HolidayIQ Traveller Gowri says, "Goddess Meenakshi was born as a princess in Madurai and married to Lord Sundareswarar (Lord Siva) and later went to Kailash fro Madurai history speaks so. Hence Madurai is also known as Meenakshi Pattinam (town). Madurai has its own heritage value. Mahatma Gandhi, when he first visited Madurai, saw group of shepherds walking in the street without wearing any shirt due to poverty, seeing them, he also decided to wear a 2 piece cloth - dhoti and a towel. This started in Madurai till his end. The Gandhi Museum, Nayakkar Mahal etc are noteworthy places to visit."

4. Sri Padmanabha Temple, Kerala

Sri Padmanabha Temple, Keralasource: wikimedia

HolidayIQ Traveller Kiran says, "Watch out for the timings before you leave, mornings and weekdays are good to avoid rush. The dress code is simple - males to wear plain Panche/Vesti/Lungi with/without towel around. No shirt to be worn/carried. Females can wear saree/wrap a lungi around; paper lungis are available nearby for both the cases. You cannot carry anything with you so just put all your belongings in a bag and keep some money in hand for the offerings and poojas."


5. Saibaba Temple, Shirdi

Saibaba Temple, Shirdisource: wikimedia

HolidayIQ Traveller Mangesh says, "Shirdi is a religious place to visit in any month of the year. All the temples are historic and very well-maintained. The stay at the hotel was excellent and food quality was great. The roads leading to Shirdi is only thing to worry. But overall experience is much much better."

6. Siddhivinayak, Mumbai

Siddhivinayak, Mumbaisource: wikimedia

HolidayIQ Traveller Kunal says, "If you're visiting Mumbai for a short trip and like religious places, then you should definitely visit the famous Siddhivinayak temple of Mumbai. If you're not a crowd person then you should visit the temple on any other day except for Tuesday and Saturday as these are the two days when there is always a lot of rush."

7. Somnath Temple, Gujarat

Somnath Temple, Gujaratsource: wikimedia

HolidayIQ Traveller Shailesh says, "An ancient temple of India. It is about 10 km away from Veraval, Gujarat and now Somnath is also a district name of Gujarat. Temple is nicely maintained and it's surrounding area is also very vast. You can visit nearby sightseeing like Bhalka tirth etc at a cheap rate by using local to risk bus and by a rickshaw. Accommodation is of no problem with a budget hotels and temple trusts lodging and boarding. One must visit this site as a pilgrimage."

8. Tirumala Venkateswara Temple, Tirupati

Tirumala Venkateswara Temple, Tirupatisource: wikimedia

HolidayIQ Traveller Pawankalyan says, "It is the second largest temple in world, here travellers should come for preplanned / Special Darshan available 300 per person. Pilgrims can come here in a passage of foot steps from lower Tirupati, buses are available from lower Tirupati at Rs 45 for adults and 25 for children. I finally advise travellers to come to this place through package trip only."


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