Looking for a place to visit this winter season? India is a land of different belief, cultures, traditions, and religions. With this, India is also home to some of the oldest temples that have been around for ages and have become world famous pilgrims. On that note, here are some temple towns in India that are worth visiting at least once in your lifetime.
Considered as one of the ancient pilgrimage centres in India, Puri is located on the Odisha coast and is also among the four sacred ‘Dhams’ of the Hindus. The Jagannath temple in Puri is world famous. Apart from being a temple town, Puri is also famous for its beach.
Apart from being known as the World Capital of Yoga, Rishikesh is also known for the Himalayan Shrines of Badrinath. Tourists from all around the world travel to this pilgrimage site that is also known for its ashram and wellness retreats. This tourist destination also offers fun activities like river rafting and bungee jumping.
Amarnath Cave is one of the most sacred temples in India that is dedicated to Lord Shiva. It is also one of the most visited pilgrim sites in India. Located at a height of 12,756 ft this place is surrounded by snowy mountains. The cave itself is covered in snow almost throughout the year but, it’s opened to pilgrims only during summers for a short period of time.
Varanasi is known as the holy city which is known to combine the cultural essence and spiritualism of India. Home to numerous temples, Varanasi is located on the banks of river Ganga and due to its geographical location, it’s undoubtedly one of the most popular pilgrimage sites in our country.
Situated in the Gulf of Mannar, Rameswaram lies at the very tip of the Indian peninsula. It’s also an important pilgrimage site for Hindus as it’s believed this is the place where Lord Rama built a bridge across the sea to rescue Sita. The Ramanathan Samy temple, located at the centre of the town also attracts pilgrims from all over the country.
Which of these temple towns do you want to visit?