Famous Holy Places In India Where You Find Inner Peace

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India is known for its culture, mannerly nature, and the diversity in religions and casts.  Also known as the land of gods Tourists from all around the world come to India to explore its extensive beauty, including temples, monumental buildings, or rituals. Here, in this article, we are sharing the most famous holy places to visit in India where you can meet your inner peace.

Vaishno Devi

Vaishno Devi shrine is set in the lap of Trikuta hills in Jammu city. It is the temple of goddess Durga and believed that she constructed this temple to hide from Bhairo Nath who wanted to kill her. Though Vaishno Devi is open to pilgrims throughout the year, its temperature will determine the best time to visit. Vaishno Devi temperature differs according to the month; in January month, it is 11 degrees Celsius during the day and 1 degree Celsius at night, and in February, the temperature is 15 degrees Celsius during the day and 4 degrees Celsius at night. June month would be a good time if you want to ignore cold winds. In June, the temperature is 31 degrees Celsius during the day and 18 degrees Celcius at night. Millions of devotees go to Vaishno Devi to pray to the goddess. Devotees spend memorable time, chanting goddess Durga and meeting their inner piece.


There are seven holiest places in India and Haridwar is one of them. It is one of the major Hindu pilgrimage sites, set where the holy river Ganga emerges from the Himalayas in Uttarakhand. Har Ki Pauri the largest of multiple sacred ghats, hosts Ganga Aarti every night. Flickering lamps are floated in this ceremony. The annual Kanwar Mela could be the time when you find lots of people filling their pots, and bottles to shower lord Shiva. People go to Haridwar to immerse the ashes of their dead relatives and they believe that taking a dip in the holy Ganga will wash away their sins. There are also several, Yoga and cultural centers. Puranic legends say Haridwar is one of the four places where drops of amrita (the elixir of immortality) accidentally spilled from a pitcher when Garuda was carrying it. The spot where Amrita felled is known as Brahma Kund, located at Har Ki Pauri.


The Word came from the Sanskrit words kara (field) and natha (lord), and it means “the lord of field”. Mandakini River flows near the temple. Extreme weather conditions are seen in Kedarnath hence, the temple is open between April and November for the other six months, the deity is carried down from the temple and worshipped in Ukhimatha. Kedarnath is believed to have been built by Pandavas, who were supposed to please lord Shiva by penance therefore, they constructed it. The temple is not reachable directly by road however, Pony, mule, and manchan services are available that will take you to the temple. This is one of the four Chota Char Dham pilgrimages and the first in Panch Kedar pilgrimage sites. Also, Kedarnath temple is the highest among the other 12 jyotirlingas.


Bodhgaya city is in the Gaya of Bihar. Lord Buddha attained enlightenment here under the Bodhi tree. Lord Buddha was originally known as Siddharth but when he got enlightenment, people started to call him Buddha. It took him three days and nights to attain enlightenment. People can visit Bodhgaya in two days, multiple holy temples can be found here, where the Mahabodhi temple is the supreme temple. The best time to visit Bodhgaya is Budhh Jayanti. On this day, a ceremony is organized to celebrate lord Buddha’s birthday. Mahabodhi temple is decorated with numerous candles. There are multiple ways to reach Bodhgaya; you can take a flight to Gaya Airport or by rail you can deboard at Gaya Junction. You can also travel by bus and visit the place. 


India is known as the land of gods and there are several holy places to visit. At every place, you will find peace and joy. Not all of these shrines are open throughout the year. You can visit any of these places and have fun.