(Last Updated on : 20/06/2017)
Indian Holy Cities are considered as sacred from early era for the historical
rose into prominence for socio-political drama.
Ayodhya, Faizabad District, Uttar Pradesh
is believed to be the birthplace of Lord Rama
, who was known as greatest king of early history
. Ayodhya is a city
of many Hindu temples
. The place is also known as "Ram Janmabhoomi".
Mathura, Mathura District, Uttar Pradesh
is renowned as the birthplace of Lord Krishna
and it was developed near Yamuna
. The spectacular ghats
are located near river
bank where devotees take bath. Janmashtami
can be witnessed here.
Haridwar, Haridwar District, Uttarakhand
Haridwar is one among the four pilgrimage tourism
sites where drops of "Amrita
" (elixir) spilled over from the pitcher which was carried away by Garuda
, the vehicle of Lord Vishnu
Varanasi, Varanasi District, Uttar Pradesh
, also known as Kashi
is noted for Kashi Vishwanath Temple
(where Lord Shiva
reside). Ghats of Varanasi
, Sankat Mochan Hanuman Temple
and Durga Temple
are the popular places here.
Kanchipuram, Kanchipuram District Tamil Nadu
, is known as "Golden City of Thousand Temples". Here one can find the Pallava architecture
and the temples of Chola
era. Kailasanathar Temple
is the oldest existing temple of Kanchipuram
Ujjain, Ujjain District, Madhya Pradesh
is an ancient city
of temples and this region is noted for Kalidasa
, King Vikramaditya
and Raja Bhoj
, who made the city historically significant.
Dwarka, Dwarka District, Gujarat
was the dwelling place of Lord Krishna
. Here one can also find the monasteries
of Sri Adi Shankaracharya
Ajmer, Ajmer District, Rajasthan
is noted for the presence of mortal remains of Khwaja Muinuddin Chisti
which were buried in the Dargah Sharif
. Urs festival
is the cynosure of this place.
Amritsar, Amritsar District, Punjab
is place for Sikhs
, due to the presence of Golden temple
. This is historically notified for the Sikh temples in India
Bodhgaya, Gaya District, Bihar
marks the presence of Mahabodhi temple
, under the Bodhi tree
, where Gautam Buddha
, the founder of Buddhism, attained "Nirvana
". This place is very near to Rajgir
Kushinagar, Kushinagar District, Uttar Pradesh
is a significant destination of Buddhism in India
for being the place where Lord Buddha attained Mahaparinirvana. Nirvana Stupa
, Mahaparinirvana temple, Wai Thai Temple, Ramabhar stupa and Japanese Temple serve as the cynosure here.
Kundalpur, Damoh District, Madhya Pradesh
is noted for the presence of 63 Jain temples
along with Vardhamansagar Lake and Kundalpur Lake.
Udvada, Valsad District, Gujarat
Udvada is a Zoroastrian pilgrimage tourism destination for the presence of Iran Shah Atash Behram.