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North India Pilgrimage

Hinduism is also known as Sanatana Dharma in Sanskrit . Hinduism is the oldest religion in the world. Hinduism is rated as the third largest religion in the world after Christianity and Islam.The pilgrimages undertaken by the Hindus are not easy as they require a lot of devotion and determination. All the Hindu pilgrimage spots have their own importance, which make them famous all over. India being the country, where Hinduism was founded has various Hindu pilgrimage spots. According to the ancient mythology, an individual by going on a pilgrimage can wash away all his sins and be free of them. Pilgrimages are mostly undertaken in groups in a certain part of the year. According to the customs of Hinduism, Char Dham is the chief pilgrimage circuit of the Hindus it is situated in North india.The North India, strategically, most important part of India has shaped the course of India’s historical and cultural evolution over the last 3500 years.

North India Pilgrimage Destinations:

Allahaba,Amarnath,Ayodhya,Bodhgaya,Badrinath,Bhubaneswar,Dwarka,Gangotri’Haridwar,Kedarnath Khajuraho,Konark,Lumbini,Manikaran,Mathura,Nalanda,Omkareshwar,Puri,Pushkar,Rishikesh,Sarnath Yamnotri,Shirdi,Vaishali,Varanasi,Vrindavan

North India Temples & Religious Monuments:

Ajanta Ellora,CavesAkshar Dham,Ajmer Sharif,Anandpur Sahib, Bahai Temple, Baijnath Temple,Bodhi Temple,Chattarpur Mandir,Dwarkadhish Temple,Golden TempleHaji AliKashi Vishwanath TempleJagannath TempleMukteswara TempleVaishno Devi Sun TempleOrcha Temple, KonarkLotus Temple,Shankracharya Temple,Udaygiri CavesSanchi Stupa,Kailash Temple,LingarajaJwalamukhi Temple,Temple Omkareshwar Temple,Naina Devi Temple,Maha Bodhi TemplePilgrimage Yatra :

Amarnath Yatra:The of the most important event during July/ August, is Amarnath Yatra to the Holy Pilgrimage. This is an annual event when thousands of Hindus from different corners of the Globe visit Amarnath caves. The pilgrims trek from Pahalgam to these caves and worship the great ice Lingam. Legend has it that Shiva recounted to Parvati the secret of creation in a cave in Amarnath. Unknow to them, a pair of mating doves eavesdropped on this conversation and having learned the secret, are reborn again and again, and have made the cave their eternal abode. Many pilgrims report seeing the doves-pair when they trek the arduous route to pay obeisance before the ice-lingam (the phallic symbol of Shiva). This is an event you certainly will talk about for the rest of your life.

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Himalaya Vacation Destinations

Major Himalayan Hill Stations

Gulmarg & Sonamarg
The beauty of this place can only be seen to believe. No words, no phrases would be enough to capture the sheer brilliance of this unimaginable canopy crafted by the God. Resembling a huge bowl of meadow, lush and green, where the only voices that you hear are the cowbells tinkling away in the fields, Gulmarg looks like a fantasy world.

Srinagar
This place is the capital of Jammu and Kashmir and is also the largest city in the state. Situated at an altitude of 1730 meters from the sea level, this place is world famous for its Dal Lake and the floating House Boats in its waters. Also home to one of the most exquisitely designed landscape of flora and fauna; Mughal Gardens, the city has a sleepy yet energetic charm about it.

Ladakh
A land like no other, Ladakh is guarded on both sides by two of the world’s mightiest mountain ranges, the Himalayas and the Karakoram Range. A place full of breathtaking sights, Ladakh is a different world with its strange Gompas perched on heights; the barren and rocky surfaces sprayed with patches of grass in between, and also the patches of white powder snow that seem too hard to resist for the on-lookers to play with.

Shimla
Just think of anything beautiful related to the mountains, and the chances are, that you will see and hear all those sights and sounds here in this Capital of Himachal Pradesh. The amazing town of Shimla, which was also the summer capital in pre-independence era of the British Raj, is certainly full of with all the natural beauties that you can imagine.

Perched on a scenic hill location overlooking a deep valley, the hill town has plenty of green pastures around it. The added Luxury beauty of this place is the Narrow Gauge rail that connects it from the town of Kalka located in the foothills.

Kullu
Once known as Kulanthpitha, the end of the living world, Kullu is nestled in the valley on looking the vast Himalayan range. Situated on the banks of the Beas River, this town is famous for the Kullu Dussehra which is annually held with celebrations lasting almost a week.

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