Top Religious Places in India

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Religious Places in India include the Char Dham, the Golden Temple, Vaishno Devi, Tirupati Balaji. Puri, Badrinath, Kedarnath, Yamunotri, Gangotri, Dwarka and Rameswaram make up the Char Dham pilgrimage sites. Haridwar and Varanasi are famous religious places in India since the ancient times. Shirdi, Vrindavan, Ajmer are popularly known for religious tourism in India. Bodh Gaya and Mcleodganj are other spiritual sites with Buddhist connection that one must visit.

Here is the list of 43 Top Religious Places in India

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1. Vaishno Devi, Jammu & Kashmir

4.3

Known For : Vaishno Devi Temple | Ardh Kuwari Cave | City Shopping

Located in Trikuta hills 13 Kms from Katra at a height of 1560 m above sea level with shimmering clouds and thinning air, this town is the holy cave temple of Mata Vaishnodevi.

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2. Sabarimala, Kerala

2.1

Known For : Ayyappa Temple | Makaravilakku | Malikkappuram Devi Temple

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.

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3. Tirupati, Andhra Pradesh

3.5

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

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

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4. Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh

4.1

Known For : Kashi Vishwanath Temple | Dashashwamedh Ghat | Assi Ghat

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.

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5. Ajmer Sharif, Ajmer

Dargah Sharif, the tomb of Moinuddin Chishti is one of the holiest places of worship in India not only for the muslims but for followers of every faith.Being the final resting place of the Gharib Nawaz Moin-ud-din Chisti, it has had an enormous contribution in spreading the ethical and spiritual values of Islam amongst masses.

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6. Amarnath, Jammu & Kashmir

2.1

Known For : Amarnath Cave | Amarnath Yatra | Baltal

The Amarnath cave is haven to an enshrined image of ice called the Shivaling formed naturally, which resembles Lord Shiva and hence this is one of the most important pilgrimage in India.

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7. Ranakpur, Rajasthan

1.9

Known For : Ranakpur Jain Temple | Sadri | Surya Narayan Temple

Ranakpur is a small quaint town immersed with rich culture and nestled amid the secluded valley of Aravalli Ranges in Rajasthan.

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8. Haridwar, Uttarakhand

3.1

Known For : Chandi Devi Temple | Ganga Aarti | Mansa Devi Temple

Situated along the holy Ganges, Haridwar is famous for its temples and ghats where pilgrims bathe to relieve themselves of their sins.

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9. Allahabad, Uttar Pradesh

2.8

Known For : Triveni Sangam | Kumbh Mela 2019 | Allahabad Planetarium

Located at the meeting point of rivers Ganga, Yamuna and Saraswathi, Allahabad is a large metro city which plays host to the famous Kumbh mela every 12 hours and has numerous attractions for tourists.

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10. Kedarnath, Uttarakhand

3.8

Known For : Kedarnath Temple | Vasuki Tal | Shankaracharya Samadhi

Atop 3584 mts, this in one of the Char Dhams and thus one of the holiest pilgrim centres in the lap of Garhwali Himalayas.

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11. Badrinath, Uttarakhand

2.3

Known For : Badrinath Temple | Vasudhara Falls | Tapt Kund

Badrinath is a pilgrim centre (among one of the Char Dham) set in the backdrop of Neelkanth Mountain Peak dedicated to Lord Vishnu.

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12. Shirdi, Maharashtra

2.7

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

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.

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13. Golden Temple, Amritsar

4.0

Known For : Golden Temple | Jallianwala Bagh | Wagah Border

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

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14. Bodh Gaya, Bihar

4.0

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

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

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15. Puri, Orissa

3.7

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

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.

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16. Rishikesh, Uttarakhand

4.0

Known For : Adventure Activities in Rishikesh | Lakshman Jhula | Neelkantha Mahadeva Temple

Situated along the convergence of Ganga and Chandrabhaga, Rishikesh on the foothills of Himalayas is the hub of many ancient temples, popular cafes, yoga ashrams and adventure sports.

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17. Gokarna, Karnataka

3.9

Known For : Om Beach | Mahabaleshwara Temple | Water Sports in Gokarna

With its pristine beaches and breathtaking landscapes, Gokarna is a Hindu pilgrimage town.

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18. Pushkar, Rajasthan

3.8

Known For : Brahma Temple | Pushkar Cattle Fair | Pushkar Lake

One of the oldest existing cities of India, it has one of few existing temples devoted to Lord Brahma.

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19. Gangotri, Uttarakhand

2.2

Known For : Ganges Glacier | Kedar Tal | Dodi Tal

This pilgrimage destination situated in Uttarkashi is one of the Chhota Char Dham.

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20. Sravanabelagola, Karnataka

2.1

Known For : Gomateshwara Statue | Bhandaribasadi Temple | Vindhyagiri Temple

Located near Bengaluru, Sravanbelagola is an important Jain pilgrimage center with a 17 m tall sculpture of Lord Gomateswara called Bahubali statue as its prime attraction.

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21. Vijayawada, Andhra Pradesh

2.3

Known For : Bhavani Island | Undavalli Caves | Kanaka Durga Temple

With scrumptious fruits, sensational sweets and scenic marvels, Vijayawada literally translates to 'The Place of Victory'.

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22. Sarnath, Uttar Pradesh

2.7

Known For : Chaukhandi Stupa | Ashoka Pillar | Thai Temple

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

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23. Vrindavan, Uttar Pradesh

3.5

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

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.

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24. Madurai, Tamil Nadu

3.2

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

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.

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25. Ujjain, Madhya Pradesh

2.8

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

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.

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26. Hemkund Sahib

Nestled amid the Himalayan Ranges, Sri Hemkunt Sahib is a sacred pilgrimage revered by thousands of Sikhs every year. Adorned with beautiful scenic view, the holy place offers tranquility at such an altitude.

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27. Dwarka, Gujarat

2.5

Known For : Dwarkadhish Temple | Nageshwar Jyotirlinga Temple | Dwarka Beach

Famous for having one of the 12 Jyotirlingas, Dwarka is best known as the home of Lord Krishna.

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28. Nasik, Maharashtra

2.8

Known For : Dudhsagar falls | Sula Vineyard | Sita Gufa

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

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29. Mathura, Uttar Pradesh

3.7

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

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.

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30. Mcleodganj, Himachal Pradesh

4.4

Known For : Triund | Bhagsu Falls | Namgyal Monastery

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

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31. Samalkot, Andhra Pradesh

2.3

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

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

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32. Manikaran Sahib, Himachal Pradesh

2.3

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

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

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33. Nathdwara, Rajasthan

3.1

Known For : Charbhuja | Shrinathji Temple | Shopping in Nathdwara

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.

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34. Guruvayur, Kerala

2.7

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

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

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35. Kanchipuram, Tamil Nadu

2.5

Known For : Kamakshi Amman Temple | Varadharaja Perumal Temple | Kailasanathar Temple

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.

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36. Chitrakoot, Uttar Pradesh

2.9

Known For : Kamadgiri | Hanuman Dhara | Marpha

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.

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37. Puttaparthi, Andhra Pradesh

2.4

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

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.

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38. Rameswaram, Tamil Nadu

2.8

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

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

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39. Dharmasthala, Karnataka

2.7

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

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

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40. Sringeri, Karnataka

2.6

Known For : Kigga | Sringeri Mutt | Horanadu

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

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41. Ayodhya, Uttar Pradesh

2.6

Known For : Ramjanma Bhoomi | Kanak Bhawan | Hanuman Garhi

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.

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42. Tawang, Arunachal Pradesh

4.0

Known For : Tawang Monastery | Sela Pass | Nuranang Falls

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.

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43. Guptakashi, Uttarakhand

3.4

Known For : Vishwanath Temple | Manikarnik Kund | Ardhanarishwar Temple

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

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