12 Most Visited Religious Places Across India

The religious places of India reflects the diversity of region,rituals,people and religions. India is home to many religions of different faiths and considered as the most religiously diverse nations in the world. The religious sites of India includes Haridwar- one of the Most visited place of worship,Kumbh mela the largest gathering in the world, 12 Jyotirlingas, Meenakshi Temple and Char Dham yatra.

Vaishno Devi -Jammu


The holiest Hindu temples dedicated to adi Shakti, situated in the hills of Katra in Jammu and Kashmir. Vaishno Devi temple is second most visited religious place in India after the world famous Tirumala Venkateswara Temple. Maa Vaishno Devi shrine also known as Mata Rani is located at an altitude of 5300 feet is a manifestation of the Mother Goddess Durga.

Tirumala Venkateswara -Tirupati


The world famous Tirumala Venkateswara Temple or Tirupati Balaji is a Hindu temple dedicated to god Vishnu. Tirupati Balaji temple is the richest pilgrimage center in India followed by Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple,Vaishno Devi and Shirdi Sai Baba. Brahmotsavam festival is best time to visit Lord Venkateswara Temple, the celebration attracts pilgrims from all over the world.

Siddhivinayak -Mumbai


The Siddhivinayak temple is dedicated to Lord Shri Ganesh or the elephant god,located in the capital of Maharashtra, Mumbai. Shree Siddhivinayak Ganapati Mandir is the richest temples in Mumbai and one of the in Maharashtra, other are famous Dagdusheth Ganpati Pune,Mahalakshmi Temple of Kolhapur and Shirdi wale Sai Baba.

Sree Ayyappa -Sabarimala


Sri Lord Ayyappa swami Temple of Sabarimala is located in Sahyadri mountain ranges or Western Ghats in Pathanamthitta District of Kerala. The Sabarimala temple is dedicated to Hindu God Ayyappan and the largest annual pilgrimage in world. Sabarimala Sree Ayyappa Temple is situated on a hilltop of Sahyadris ranges at an altitude of 468 m (1535 ft) and surrounded by dense forests and mountains hills.

Moinuddin Chishti -Ajmer


Khwaja Moinuddin Chishti was the most famous Sufi saint in Indian Subcontinent. The dargah of Moinuddin Chishti is situated in Ajmer and visited by Muslim pilgrims as well as Hindus and Sikhs. Dargah of Moinuddin Chishti is one of the major religious site in India.

Harmandir Sahib -Amritsar


The golden temple or Harmandir Sahib is a prominent Gurdwara and one of the historical heritage monuments of India, located in Amritsar city of, Punjab. Sri Harmandir Sahib is holiest place for Sikhs, surrounded by a beautiful lake and four doors. Vaisakhi,the most important festivals of Punajb is best time to explore the culture and tradition of great Punjab.

Basilica of Bom Jesus -Goa


The Basilica of Bom Jesus church is one of the UNESCO World Heritage Site located in old Goa. Basilica of Bom Jesus is India’s first minor basilica and the most popular church in India and a landmark in the history of Christianity. This world heritage monument is one of the oldest churches in India as well as in Goa.

Sai Baba -Shirdi


The most popular Sai Baba of Shirdi located at Shirdi town in Maharashtra. Shirdi Sai temple is a most beautiful shrine built over the Samadhi of Shri Sai Baba. Sai Baba is a very popular saint worshiped by people of Hindu,Zoroastrian and Muslim all around the world.

Mahabodhi -Bodhgaya


The Mahabodhi Mahavihara Bodhgaya Temple is located in Gaya district of Bihar state. Mahabodhi Temple is world famous Buddhist temple where the Buddha have attained enlightenment. The Mahabodhi Temple Complex also has a holy Bodhi tree and the Bodhimanda Vihara monastery.

Ranakpur -Pali


The Ranakpur Jain Temple is located in Pali district of Rajasthan,between two beautiful cities Jodhpur and Udaipur. The spectacular Jain temple of Ranakpur is dedicated to Adinatha and known for its Light colored marbles. Jain temple of ranakpur is one of the grand jain temple and most visited place in jainism.

Amarnath Dham -Srinagar


The cave of Amarnath is considered to be most famous and holiest shrines of great God, Lord Shiva in Hinduism. Amarnath Temple cave situated at an altitude 3,888 m (12,756 ft) near Srinagar and surrounded by snowy mountains. An ice stalagmite Lingam formed annually in the caves due to freezing of water during the month of sharavan.

Lord Jagannath -Puri


The Lord Jagannath temple is located in coastal town of Puri in Orissa, dedicated to Lord Jagannath. Shree Jagannath is a Hindu temple and one of the fourth pilgrimage destination for Hindu, Char Dham. The Rath Yatra of Jagannath Puri temple is well famous annual festival celebrated in the month of June.