India is considered as one of the most religiously affiliated places in the world, making it an ideal place for religious tourism. If you are looking to go on a Pilgrimage Tour, then the India Travel Packages are undoubtedly your best option. Millions have come to find themselves, and found the meaning of life itself. |
India – The Centre of Spirituality
The most famed of all pilgrimage tour options, by far, is the “Char Dham Yatra”. This is the most sought-after holy journey in India, with a massive total distance of 8000 kilometres. This pilgrimage tour takes the devotee through four of India’s most sacred temples, starting with the Jagannath Puri temple in Orissa, located on the coast of the Bay of Bengal. The temple, which was built around a 1000 years ago, is believed to enshrine Lord Krishna, celebrated as Lord Jagannath in the state of Orissa. The next temple is at the southern tip of the Indian peninsula, located in the state of Tamil Nadu, and goes by the name of Rameshwaram. According to legend, this is the point from where Lord Ram built the Ram Setu to Lanka – a bridge that connected India with modern-day Sri Lanka – from where he rescued his wife.
The pilgrimage continues in the traditional clockwise direction (used throughout Hinduism for circumambulation) to Dwarka. Dwarka is located on the western tip of India, in the state of Gujarat. This legendary city was the dwelling place of Lord Krishna. The ancient city of Dwarka is believed to have been damaged and destroyed six times previously due to the choppy sea (into which it extends generously), and the present-day establishment is the seventh of its kind.
The final destination in this pilgrimage will take you to one of the most scenic locations in the entire subcontinent. This is a place that will truly justify this pilgrimage tour, and overshadow any other India travel package – Badrinath. Situated in the lap of the Himalaya mountains, this place of monumental sanctity is located in the state of Uttarakhand, on the banks of the Alaknanda river. It is the conclusive temple in the Char Dham tour.
Nurture your Soul
The Char Dham Yatra is as fantastic as it gets, when it comes to pilgrimages. However, if you find yourself overwhelmed by the scale of it all, do not worry. There are plenty of other pilgrimage tours in our India travel package for you to take a liking to.
Noshir Lavangia has been developing India Travel packages for the last 5 years. A travel buff with vast knowledge of tours to India, he knows exactly how to ferret out last minute travel deals. Noshir advises Cox & Kings on developing customised Pilgrimage Tours.
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