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Sacred sites of the Indian sub-continent

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Sacred sites of the Indian sub-continent

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As the birthplace of several world religions, India is home to countless sacred and holy sites. Some of the most notable ones include:



  • Haridwar and Rishikesh, Uttarakhand — spiritual twin cities, the Gateway to the God, and the Yoga capital of the globe respectively.
  • Madurai, Tamil Nadu — site of the spectacular Meenakshi Temple
  • Tirupati, Andhra Pradesh — one of the most sacred places for Hindus with Golden Temple on Seven Hills.
  • Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh — considered the most sacred Hindu city, located on the banks of the Ganges, one of the oldest continually inhabited cities of the world.
  • Vrindavan, Uttar Pradesh — the birth place of Krishna, also known as the City of Widows.




Sites sacred to more than one religion

  • Ellora and Ajanta, Maharashtra — spectacular rock-cut cave monasteries and temples, holy place for the Buddhists, Jains and Hindus.