Religious places in North India

Religious places in North India. Religion has great significance in India. Check out our list of the Some best spiritual places to see in North India. Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh. Bodh Gaya, Bihar. Amritsar Golden Temple, Punjab. Haridwar, Uttarakhand. Lotus Temple, New Delhi.Vaishno Devi Temple, Jammu & Kashmir. Ajmer Sharif Dargah, Rajasthan. Kedarnath Temple, Uttarakhand.Hindu pilgrimages in north India are extremely famous and attract pilgrims all year round. Devotees go through all kinds of pain for a visit to the shrines located at these places in the hope that their sins will be forgiven and they will be blessed by the Almighty. A tour of North India is incomplete without a visit to some of these famous religious destinations of the country.

  • Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh.
  • Bodh Gaya, Bihar.
  • Amritsar Golden Temple, Punjab.
  • Haridwar, Uttarakhand.
  • Lotus Temple, New Delhi.
  • Vaishno Devi Temple, Jammu & Kashmir.
  • Ajmer Sharif Dargah, Rajasthan.
  • Kedarnath Temple, Uttarakhand.

Hindus constitutes more than 80 percent of the North India’s population. Some of major religious places in north india

Varanasi is the holiest of all and it is favorite to lord Shiva, thus it is often referred as City of Lord Shiva.

Vaishno Devi: Perched at an elevation of 5,200 ft above sea level, Vaishno Devi shrine is located in Jammu and Kashmir. Dedicated to goddess Vaishno, the shrine is held in high esteem by Indians. The devotees enter a cave through a narrow opening and walk through ice-cold waters to reach the shrine to receive blessings.

Mathura-Vrindavan: These two holy places combined together are called Brajbhoomi where once upon a time Lord Krishna took birth and showed his cosmic leela. The devotees from across the world come to this pilgrimage site to attain enlightenment.

Kailash Mansarovar Yatra: Located to the north of the Himalayan barrier at an elevation of 6740 m, Kailash Mansarovar Yatra is the pilgrimage centre for four great religions; Tibetan Buddhism, Hinduism, Jainism and the pre-Buddhist animistic religion-Bonpo. This place is blest with an extremely wonderful scenic beauty.

Char Dham: The Char Dham Hindu pilgrimage consists of four sacred pilgrimage sites?Yamunotri, Gangotri, Sri Kedarnathji and Sri Badrinathji. It is believed that a visit to Char Dham frees one from the sufferings of birth and death.

Apart from this Buddhist Pilgrimages

The four important Buddhist pilgrimages are Lumbini, Bodhgaya, Sarnath and Kushinagar. Ladakh is an important Buddhist centre in North India, which is dotted with several Buddhist monasteries. Dargah Sharif: It is one of the most important pilgrimages of Muslims.