The spiritual places of India reflects the of region,rituals,people and religions. India is home to many spiritual places .we are listing of top most spiritual places of india.
Bodhgaya is the most important Buddhist pilgrimage place in india. Located in the state of Bihar, it’s here that Lord Buddha became enlightened during intense meditation under a Bodhi tree. The exact spot is now marked by the sprawling Mahabodhi Temple complex. The town is also home to dozens of Buddhist monasteries.
For Buddhists, Bodh Gaya is the most important of the main four pilgrimage sites related to the life of Gautama Buddha, the other three being Kushinagar, Lumbini, and Sarnath. In 2002, Mahabodhi Temple, located in Bodh Gaya, became a UNESCO World Heritage Site
Amritsar is the spiritual capital of the Sikhs and the major attraction is the Golden Temple. It was founded in 1577 by Guru Ram Das, the fourth guru of Sikhs .The temple looks mesmerizing at night and even worth a visit at day time for prayer. Pilgrims take a bath in the Amrit Sarovar, a scared water pool around the golden Temple. Volunteers prepare free meals for pilgrims and the temple is open to people from all religion and faiths. Also take a trip to Wagah Border between India and Pakistan. The parade of troops and the change of guard is a must watched ceremony.
Rishikesh is a town nestled at the foothills of Himalayas It is the birthplace of yoga, is a popular place to come and meditate, do yoga, and learn about other aspects of Hinduism. It’s situated on the banks of the Ganges River, surrounded by hills on three sides.
Rishikesh is becoming a popular spot for white water rafting enthusiasts, both from India and abroad, as the Ganges offers medium to rough rapids rated class 3 and class 4. The rafting season starts in March and ends in September. Rishikesh is also a center forbackpacking, bungee jumping, hiking, kayaking, mountain biking, rock climbing, rappelling, and zip lining.
As tourists from all over the world are attracted to Rishikesh for yoga, rafting, and traveling, Rishikesh has become an international attraction. Rafting in Rishikesh is a popular sport in summer, but due to violations of rules most rafting camps in Rishikesh cause pollution to the river.
Haridwar is known as the “Gateway of God” and one of the oldest living and holiest cities in India. It is located at the foothills of the Himalayas in Uttarakhand. Haridwar is the place of origination of river Ganges. it’s particularly popular with Hindu pilgrims who come to take a dip in the holy waters of the fast flowing Ganges River and wash away their sins. Every evening locals and tourist lit lamps and sent them floating down the river after prayer and evening ‘Ganga Aarti’.
Varanasi is the oldest city in india. It is also known as Kashi or Benaras. Varanasi is located in Uttar Pradesh. It is Known as the city of Lord Shiva, the god of creation and destruction, it’s believed that anyone who dies here will be liberated from the cycle of reincarnation. The fascinating thing about this mystical city is that its rituals are revealed openly to along the many riverside ghats. Vishwanath Temple is very famous temple in varansi , built in 1776, a popular Hindu holy place . City glows in the light of spirit and magic in winter, when river banks are decorated with small lamps and people take a holy bath.Every few years, a grand spiritual fair called the Kumbh Mela is held in this legendary town where sadhus and pilgrims from all over the country come here to re-discover themselves after taking a holy dip in the Ganges.