The Soul of India lies in its diverse culture where people of different caste, color and creed reside. It has been a home to people with various religions and languages. Interestingly all the religions hold a significant place in the Indian household. Religion is still the dominant influence in people’s lives and sacred cities and pilgrim spots dot the land in surplus. The Divine land of India will bring all the faces of Indian devotions and one will be moved by seeing the unconditional faiths and beliefs of the Indians for the God, who may have any name or identity. Spirituality and Devotion in India holds a special place in the heart of every Indian. Religious beliefs attain new heights after a pilgrimage tour in India and one returns home enlightened, searching throughout your life. A pilgrimage is a long journey or search of great moral significance. People undertake pilgrimages so they can worship at special places which are connected to their religion. It is a journey to a sacred place or shrine of importance to a person’s beliefs and faith. Pilgrimage tourism is extremely popular in India. India has a rich heritage of all religions of the world. The great religions like Hinduism, Buddhism, Jainism, Islam, Christianity and Sikhism are the integral part of Indian culture and heritage whose values and faiths are mingled with the air, soil and the sky of India from Ajmer Sharif (Rajasthan) to Bodhgaya (Bihar). A visit to the Kedarnath or Badrinath will take you to the Himalayas which is believed to be the abode of 330 million gods and goddesses and you can feel the immense divinity in the air itself, It is widely believed that after breathing in the holy atmosphere of Varanasi or Haridwar or taking a dip into the sacred Pushkar Lake or river Ganges washes away the sins and helps one to attain Nirvana (salvation). The divine Buddha pilgrimages, Bodhgaya and Sarnath are the destinations of thousands of Buddhist pilgrims every year coming from each and every corner of the earth. All are commonly thought to be the oldest religion in the Pilgrim traffic reaches speak in summer turning minimum. Indian pilgrimage tour is famous for its adventure and trekking tracks. The pilgrimage tour in India includes places like Golden temple (Amritsar), Haridwar, Rishikesh, Vaishnodevi (Jammu), Amar Nath (Pahalgam). The pilgrim tour in India satisfies the tourist in every manner as Indians belief that visiting a pilgrim especially Char Dham implies the union with God and surety of true salvation. Some important sites are well known throughout India and attract number of pilgrims annually. The Bodhgaya temple- a Buddhist temple in Bihar – Bodhgaya is the place where Gautam Buddha attained Enlightenment. It is a place full of devotion and awareness and apprehension of nature of impermanence. Ajmer Sharif is the famous tomb of Hazrat Moinuddin Chishti, the founder of Chishti Sufi Order. The devotees offer flowers, velvet cloth, perfume (non-alchoholic) and sandalwood to dargah. The entire world’s major religions have a home in India and it even boasts of a beautiful Baha’i Temple. Several famous temples across the country also have their own unique festivals and yatras. In fact India is home to the largest religious gathering which takes place every 12 years – the Kumbh Mela. Whether it is a spiritual experience you seek or want to understand the depth and diversity of religion – this is the land with the answers. Pilgrimages in India:
  • Amarnath
  • Ajmer Sharif
  • Golden Temple
  • Vaishno Devi
  • Jagannath Puri
  • Haridwar
  • Pushkar
  • Bodhgaya
  • Mathura & Vrindavan
  • Tirupati Balaji
  • Shirdi Mahakaleshwar