Top Religious Places in India

Showing 30 Top Religious Places in India

4.1

Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh

Famously known as Banaras or Kashi, the holy city of Varanasi is located on the banks of river Ganga and is considered one of the holiest cities in India owing to its location and the numerous temples in it.

Known For : Kashi Vishwanath Temple | Dasashwamedh Ghat | Asi Ghat

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Vrindavan, Uttar Pradesh

Believed to be the place where Lord Krishna grew up, the city of Vrindavan hosts hundreds of Lord Krishna and Radha temples scattered throughout, the most famous ones being Banke Bihari temple, ISKCON temple.

Known For : Banke Bihari Mandir | Prem Mandir | ISKCON Temple

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Madurai, Tamil Nadu

Madurai is one of the oldest cities of India and was ruled by Pandya kings over most of its history. The city is constructed in the form of a lotus and is known as lotus city too.

Known For : Meenakshi Amman Temple | Alagar Koil | Vaigai Dam

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Shirdi, Maharashtra

The home of great saint Sai Baba, Shirdi is a religious site close to Nasik with various temples apart from the famous Sai Baba temple and a few historical sites.

Known For : Shri Sai Baba Sansthan Temple | Gurusthan | Shani Shingnapur

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Ujjain, Madhya Pradesh

Ujjain considered to be one of the holiest cities of India, is the home to Mahakaleshwar Temple and is also one of the four sites for the Kumbh Mela.

Known For : Mahakaleshwar Temple | Kal Bhairava Temple | Ram Mandir Ghat

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Nasik, Maharashtra

Nasik is a religious Hindu city, abode of Maharashtra's most revered saint Shirdi Sai Baba and also makes for a perfect wine tour destination

Known For : Dudhsagar falls | Sula Vineyard | Sita Gufa

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Tirupati, Andhra Pradesh

The holy town of Tirupati is one amongst the 8 most scared places of Lord Mahavishnu and is highly revered, glorified and worshiped.

Known For : Sri Venkateswara Temple | Swami Pushkarini Lake | Akasaganga Teertham

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3.7

Mathura, Uttar Pradesh

Supposed to be the birthplace of Lord Krishna, Mathura is a city located on the banks of river Yamuna and draws flocks of Hindu tourists every year looking to visit the numerous temples in the city.

Known For : Govardhan Hill | Sri Krishna Janmabhoomi Temple Complex | Dwarkadheesh Temple

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Tawang, Arunachal Pradesh

Located at a height of about 3048m, Tawang is known for many important and beautiful monasteries and is famous as the birth place of Dalai Lama.

Known For : Tawang Monastery | Sela Pass & Lake | Bap Teng Kang

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Amritsar, Punjab

Home to the famous Golden Temple, the historical city of Amritsar is a famous pilgrim centre.

Known For : Golden Temple | Jallianwala Bagh | Wagah Border

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Sarnath, Uttar Pradesh

Known for its Buddhist connection, Sarnath is a religious town with many beautiful stupas and imposing temples worth visiting.

Known For : Chaukhandi Stupa | Ashoka Pillar | Thai Temple

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2.3

Samalkot, Andhra Pradesh

Situated in the East Godavari District of Andhra Pradesh, Samalkot is regarded as holy by the devotees of Lord Shiva.

Known For : Kumararama Bheemeshwara Swamy Temple | Thalupulamma Thalli | Kakinada

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Bodh Gaya, Bihar

Believed to be the world's most sacred Buddhist pilgrimage center, Bodh Gaya is believed to be the place where Gautam Buddha achieved Enlightenment.

Known For : Mahabodhi Temple | Great Buddha Statue | Bodhi Tree

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2.7

Guruvayur, Kerala

A small town in the district of Thrissur, Guruvayoor is most famous for the Guruvayoor Temple- India's third largest temple housing Lord Krishna.

Known For : Punnathurkotta Elephant Palace | Guruvayoor temple | Mammiyoor Shiva Temple

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Kanchipuram, Tamil Nadu

Widely known for its 'Kanchipuram sarees' and also referred to as the 'golden city of thousand temples', Kanchipuram has various temples of religious and cultural importance spread all over the city.

Known For : Kamakshi Amman Temple | Varadaraja Temple | Kailasanathar Temple

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Sualkuchi, Assam

Sualkuchi is a small sleepy village that displays the culture and traditions of Assam in its best form.

Known For : Shopping in Sualkuchi | Hatisatra | Sidheswar Devalaya

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Nathdwara, Rajasthan

Located in the backdrop of the Aravalli hills and on the banks of the Banas River in the state of Rajasthan, Nathdwara is a religious abode for Hindus.

Known For : Charbhuja | Shrinathji Temple | Shopping in Nathdwara

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Sabarimala, Kerala

More than 30 million pilgrims visit the temple in Sabarimala annually, making it the largest in India and second largest in the world, after Haji Pilgrimage of Mecca in Saudi Arabia.

Known For : Ayyappa Temple | Makaravilakku | Malikkappuram Devi Temple

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Chitrakoot, Uttar Pradesh

Legends have it that Chitrkoot was the place where Lord Rama, his wife Sita and his brother Lakshmana stayed for eleven and half of their fourteen years of exile.

Known For : Kamadgiri | Hanuman Dhara | Marpha

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Puttaparthi, Andhra Pradesh

The holy abode of the apocryphal figure, Saythya Sai Baba, Puttaparthi is a town which takes you back to the days of ashrams and the ways of living in those times.

Known For : Sathya Sai Ashram | Chaitanya Jyoti Museum | Wish Fullfilling Tree

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Bageshwar, Uttarakhand

Bageshwar, tucked inconspicously in the Himalayan rang, becomes one of the most underrated, and hence by default, one of the most untouched destination by humans.

Known For : Baijnath | Bagnath Temple | Kanda

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Bhadrachalam, Andhra Pradesh

An extravaganza, Bhadrachalam is believed to have been the stage to many important and historic events of the epic Ramayana.

Known For : Papi kondalu Hills | Bhadrachla Rama Temple | Parnasala

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Rameswaram, Tamil Nadu

Rameshwaram is one of the holiest places and is located on a beautiful island.

Known For : Rameshwaram Temple | Agnitheertham | Dhanushkodi Temple and Beach

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Dharmasthala, Karnataka

A famous pilgrim location for the Shaiva, Vaishnava and Jaina communities, Dharmasthala is a perfect place to understand the Indian cultural heritage.

Known For : Bahubali Statue | Manjunatha Temple | Netravathi River Barrage

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Ayodhya, Uttar Pradesh

Assumed to be the birthplace of Lord Rama, Ayodahya has been in controversy since about a decade now but has so much to see for its tourists, including Ram janmabhoomi and various other temples.

Known For : Ramjanma Bhoomi | Kanak Bhawan | Hanuman Garhi

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Sringeri, Karnataka

Known for numerous historical temples, Sringeri is a town on the banks of river Tunga in the Chikmagalur village.

Known For : Kigga | Sringeri Mutt | Horanadu

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Puri, Orissa

One of the four must-visit pilgrimage sites for Hindus (Char-Dham), Puri is a beach city with its most famous attraction as the Jagannath temple and other attractions such as Chilka Lake, Konark sun temple etc.

Known For : Sri Jagannath Puri Temple | Puri Beach | Jagannath Rath Yatra

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Manikaran Sahib, Himachal Pradesh

Manikaran is a small hilly town close to Kullu and Manali, famous for its temples, gurudwaras and the hot springs.

Known For : Hot Springs | Sri Guru Nanak Devji Gurudwara | Kulant Pith

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Guptakashi, Uttarakhand

A holy town adorned with the many ancient temples and believed to be a part of epic Mahabharata, is a place called Guptkashi.

Known For : Vishwanath Temple | Manikarnik Kund | Ardhanarishwar Temple

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Mcleodganj, Himachal Pradesh

Mcleodganj is a hill station near Dharamshala, popular among trekkers and with a heavy Tibetan culture with British influence.

Known For : Triund | Bhagsu Falls | Namgyal Monastery

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