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Haridwar

“The Gateway to Lord Vishnu” is what “Haridwar” a pious city located in Uttarakhand literally means. This city is considered to one amongst the seven holiest places i.e. Sapta Puri in the country as per Hinduism.  This city is also popular for a fair...
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Varanasi

Popularly known as “Banaras or Kashi” Varanasi is a sacred city that is located on the banks of the River Ganga in Uttar Pradesh. This city is considered to be the “Spiritual Capital” of India. It is also one of the cities in the “Sapta Puri” i.e. a...
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Jagannath Temple

Considered to be a part of the “Char Dham” pilgrimage and located in Puri, Odisha is a renowned temple called Jagannath. This temple is famous for its annual “Rath Yatra or chariot festival”. It is also known for its association to the “Vaishnava”...
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Varanasi

Varanasi, Discover Why Is It a Must Visit Indian Pilgrimage Site?

"Religion and spirituality" serve as two sides of the same coin when one talks about the rich culture of India. It is therefore not surprising that there exists in the country a large number of pilgrimage sites worth a visit. Now, one such site...
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Konark Sun Temple

Built during the 13th century AD and, located in Konark, Odisha is a renowned “Sun Temple” known as “The Konark Sun Temple”. This temple was supposedly built by King Narasimhadeva I of the Eastern Ganga Dynasty in the year 1255 AD. It is also...
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Hangseshwari Temple

A Hindu shrine devoted to an avatar of Maa Kali is located in the state of West Bengal and is known as Hangeshwari Temple. This “Kali Mata” temple is situated in the Hooghly district in a town called Banshberia. This temple has essentially been...
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Katra Masjid

Constructed between 1723 and 1724 is a mosque in West Bengal known as Katra Masjid. This mosque comprising of the tomb of Nawab Murshid Quli Khan is situated in the Murshidabad district. Apart from being a mosque it is also considered to be an...
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Saptabadri Temple

Comprising of a “group of seven temples” is a Hindu pilgrimage circuit known as Saptabadri. This “pilgrimage circuit” is devoted to Lord Vishnu and is located in the Garhwal district. The temples in this sacred Hindu pilgrimage circuit include...
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Tipu Sultan Shahi Masjid

Popularly known as “Tipu Sultan Masjid” is a Muslim shrine located in West Bengal known as the “Tipu Sultan Shahi Mosque”. Known for its magnificent architecture and cultural heritage this mosque is located in Kolkata also known as “The City of Joy”....
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Nizamat Imambara

Constructed in 1847 by Nawab Nazim Mansur Ali in close proximity to the Bhagirathi River in West Bengal is a renowned Shia Imambra (i.e. a type of congregation hall) called Nizamat. This Imambara is located in the Murshidabad district. Historically...
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St. John’s Church

Considered to be the “third oldest church” in the “City of Joy” i.e. Kolkata is a Catholic shrine (originally a cathedral) known as St John’s Church. This church constructed by the “East India Company” is located in the Kolkata district in close...
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Belur Math

Established by Swami Vivekanand is a Hindu monastery known as “Belur Matha”. This monastery renowned for fusing architectural motifs belonging to “Hinduism, Christianity and Islam” is situated in a town called Belur in the Howrah district. This matha...
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The Basilica of The Holy Rosary

Popularly referred to as “Bandel Church” is a Catholic shrine in the state of West Bengal known as “The Basilica of the Holy Rosary”. This church constructed by the Portuguese is located in small city called Bandel in the Hooghly district. This...
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Furfura Darbar Sharif

Also known as “Phurphura” is a village located in West Bengal known as Furfura Darbar Sharif. This popular pious Muslim village is situated in the Hooghly district in the Srirampore subdivision. This sacred village comprises of a mosque that has been...
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Taraknath Temple

Constructed in 1729 in the state of West Bengal is a Hindu shrine devoted to Lord Shiva known as the Taraknath Temple. This temple renowned for its typical “Bengali Architecture” is situated in a town called Tarakeshwar in the Hooghly district....
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St. James’ Church

Commonly referred to as “Jora Girja” meaning “twin church for its twin spires” is a Catholic shrine located in West Bengal called “St James’s Church”.  This church is located in Kolkata and considered to be “one of the most elegant churches in the...
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Church of the Lord Jesus

Originally a “Scottish Presbyterian Church” which became a “Jesuit Church” in 1969 is catholic shrine known as Church of the Lord Jesus. Locally referred to as “Prabhu Jisur Girja” this church is located in Kolkata in an area called “Taltala”....
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St Paul’s Cathedral

“The first Episcopal Church in Asia” is the best way to describe an Anglican Cathedral located in West Bengal known as “St Paul’s”. This “Gothic architecture” based cathedral is situated in the city of Kolkata on Chowringhee Road. In addition, this...
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Badrinath

Char Dham, and the four Pilgrimage sites

"Four abodes" is the literal English translation of the word Char Dham, which basically is a religious circuit that comprises of four most revered pilgrimage sites in India. Now, as per Hinduism visiting all the four sacred spots enables an...
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Tarapith Temple

Located in state of West Bengal is a Hindu shrine dedicated to Goddess Ma Tara called “Tarapith Temple”. This “Tantric” temple is situated in a small town called Tarapith in the Birbhum district. This temple has been constructed using red bricks and...
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