Rajasthan Attractions

Popular Indian Pilgrimages

Ajmer

Ajmer is the 5th largest city in Rajasthan. Ajmer is surrounded by the Aravalli Mountains. It is a pilgrimage centre for the shrine of the Sufi Saint Khwaja Moinuddin Chishtiand is also the base for visiting Pushkar (11 km), an ancient Hindu pilgrimage city, famous for the temple of Brahma.


Amritsar

This important Sikh shrine attracts more visitors . The city is the most loved tourist destination due to the existence of several religious sites.


Ayodhya

According to the Ramayana, the city is 9,000 years old, and was founded by Manu, the first man in the Vedas, and law-giver of the Hindus. Ayodhya is one of the most ancient Hindu cities.


Badrinath

Badrinath Temple, sometimes called Badrinarayan Temple, is situated along the Alaknanda river, in the hill town ofBadrinath in Uttarakhand .


Banaras

Varanasi is a city on the banks of the Ganges (Ganga) in Uttar Pradesh. It is holiest of India.Hindus believe that death at Varanasi brings salvation.According to history, Varanasi was founded by the god Shiva.


Haridwar

Haridwar is an important pilgrimage city. Haridwar is one of the holiest places to Hindus. Lakhs of pilgrims, devotees, and tourists congregate in Haridwar to perform ritualistic bathing on the banks of the river Ganges to wash away their sins to attainMoksha.


Katra

Katra or Katra Vaishno Devi, is small town in Jammu and Kashmir. Katra serves as the base camp for pilgrims who visit Vaishno Devi. It has a thriving tourism industry that offers plenty of hotels, guest houses, restaurants, dhabas, fast-food joints that fit all kinds of budgets.


Khajuraho

The Khajuraho Group of Monuments in Khajuraho, a town in the Indian state of Madhya Pradesh, located in Chhatarpur District, is one of the most popular tourist destinations in India. The Khajuraho temples are made of sandstone.


Lumbini

Lumbini was where the Buddha lived until the age of 29. Lumbini has a number of temples, including the Mayadevi temple, and others under construction.


Mathura

Mathura is a city in the North Indian state of Uttar Pradesh. It is located approximately 50 km north ofAgra, and 145 km south-east of Delhi; about 11 kilometers from the town of Vrindavan and 22 kilometers from Govardhan.


Puri

It is also known as Jagannath Puri after the 11th century Jagannath Temple located in the city. According to Hindu teachings, a pilgrimage of the temples of India is not considered complete without a journey to Puri.


Pushkar

Pushkar is a town in the Ajmer district. The place where the lotus fell was called Pushkar. Pushkar word may be derived from word 'Pushkarni'means- lake.


Rishikesh

Rishikesh is a city situated in Dehradun state of Uttarakhand. . Rishikesh has been a part of the legendary 'Kedarkhand'. Rishikesh is the starting point for travelling to the four Chota Char Dham pilgrimage places — Badrinath, Kedarnath,Gangotri, and Yamunotri.


Shillong

Shillong is the capital of Meghalaya. The city lies in the centre of the plateau and is surrounded by hills. Shillong has a sub-tropical climate with mild summers and chilly to cold winters.


Shirdi

The Samadhi temple is the focal point of Shirdi pilgrimage and people stand in long serpentine queues to get a glimpse of Sai Baba's last mortal remains.


Tirupati

Tirupati is a major pilgrimage and cultural city. The temple draws millions of pilgrims and is the busiest pilgrimage center in the world. Tirupati is a major educational hub in Andhra Pradesh.


Varanasi

Varanasi is a city on the banks of the Ganges (Ganga) in Uttar Pradesh. It is holiest of India.Hindus believe that death at Varanasi brings salvation.According to history, Varanasi was founded by the god Shiva.