To choose the most religious places in and around India is the toughest task that one can consider while writing on the religious places or pilgrimage destinations in and around the country of India. India and many surrounding places in India are historically famous for their long historical lineage as spiritual destinations. Many of the great world religions have sprung from the land of India and developed into world religion throughout many centuries. This is the reason why India and few places around it are considered to be traditional pilgrimage destinations or religious tourism attractions that draws millions of tourists from all over the world. We would introduce here some of the most famous religious places in and around India.
Kailash and ManasSarovar in Tibet, China
According to most of the Indian and Tibetan myths the Himalayan peak of Kailash and one of the highest mountain lakes of the world is called divine places and abode of one of the three main gods of Hinduist tradition Shiva. As per the belief of the thousands of years that are sustaining among the Indian and sub continental population and according to the traditional faith structures one who goes to the foothill of the Kailash and takes bath at the famous ManasSarovar becomes completely purified and blessed for several lives. The great snow covered mountain of Kailash in the far-off region of Tibetan plateau and the blue water crystal transparent water of the fascinatingly long and majestic lake of ManasSarovar made this place really a heavenly abode and a place of lifetime pilgrimage that any religious traveler dream about.
Kedarnath Mandir(Temple) in Uttarakhand, India
Kedarnath Temple is one of the Holy pilgrimage or religious places among the famous char dham in the Uttarakhand Himalayas and it is situated in an altitude of more than three and half thousand meter above the sea level and very close to some of the loftiest mountain range in the upper Himalayas. It is unarguably one of the most famous religious places in and around India because of the great spiritual tradition attached with this place with majestic views of snowy high peaks and colorful rhododendron valleys and lofty pine forests.
Ajmer Sharif Dargah in Ajmer, Rajasthan, India
This Sufi shrine is one of the most popular religious places in and around India irrespective of cast and creed and religious beliefs. The shrine was established in the memory and surrounding the grave of the famous Sufi saint MoinuddinChisti. The dargah is belived to have magical power to fulfill the honest wishes of the devotees from all over the world and is unavoidable in our consideration of the famous religious places in and around India.
Jama Masjid, Delhi
Jama Masjid is believed to be the most historical masjid in India with one of the greatest historical lineage and spiritual tradition. This gigantic masjid in the north Delhi was built on the seventeenth century and until now it is considered as one of the most sacred spiritual places in India.
Tabo Monastery in Lahul and Spiti in Himachal Pradesh, India
Tabo is one of the highest towns in the Himalayan high altitude bin the district of Lahul and Spiti in India and home to one of the oldest monastery in the whole subcontinent. Tabo monastery houses the some of the glorified and remarkably marvelous religious heritage items from thousands of years before and preserves the tradition of one of the oldest Tibetan Buddhist School. The monastery and its natural setting in the high altitude cold desert and the mountain streams and snowy peaks makes it one of the most exotic destinations among the most famous religious places in and around Shimla.