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Velankanni

Located on the Coromandel Coast in the Bay of Bengal is a holy town called Velankanni. This town is situated in the Nagapattinam district in Tamil Nadu. It is popular for a Roman Catholic Basilica dedicated to Our Lady of Good Health. It is also...
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Madurai

“Athens of the East” is a sobriquet given to Madurai a religious city located in Tamil Nadu. This city is apparently the third largest city by area and by population in the state. It is located on the banks of the River Vaigai. It is also said to be...
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Kanchipuram

Popularly known as Kanchi, Kanchipuram is a city located in the state of Tamil Nadu. It is located in the Kanchipuram district at a distance 72 km from Chennai. According to a tradition in Hinduism called “Vaishnavism” this city is one among the...
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Ranakpur

Renowned to be the home of the most magnificent Jain Temple in the country, Ranakpur is a small hamlet located in the Pali district in Rajasthan. This village is located in between Jodhpur and Udaipur. It also has a small Sun temple that is...
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Pushkar

There is a sacred town called Pushkar in Rajasthan that is considered to be one among the five most sacred pilgrimage sites for Hindus in the country. This site is also popularly known as “Tirthraj Pushkar” i.e. king of pilgrimage sites. This town is...
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Pandharpur

The renowned “Vithoba Temple” that attracts about a million pilgrims every year is located in a pious city called Pandharpur in Maharashtra. This city is located on the banks of River Bhima in the Solapur district. It is also elevated at 1502 feet...
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Panchavati

Located in the Nashik district in Maharashtra is a small town called Panchavati which literally means “garden of five banyan trees”. This town is associated very closely to the epic Ramayana especially to Lord Ram, his wife Sita, and his younger...
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Shirdi

The song “Shirdiwale Sai Baba” from the Amitabh Bachchan blockbuster “Amar Akbar Anthony” essentially describes a renowned pious town called “Shirdi” located in the Ahmednagar district in Maharashtra. This town has attained cult religious status over...
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Bawangaja

“52 yards” is what a famous Jain pilgrimage site called “Bawangaja” located in Madhya Pradesh literally means. This religious site is located in the Barwani district. It is also known for a magnificent 84 feet statue (carved out of a mountain) of...
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Ujjain

“The city of Temples” is the sobriquet given to a city in Madhya Pradesh known as Ujjain. This city is considered to be the largest city in the Ujjain district. It is located on the bank of the Kshipra River and, is an important pilgrimage center for...
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Maihar

“Necklace of a mother” is what Maihar a small pious city located in Madhya Pradesh literally means. This metropolis is renowned for a temple devoted in reverence of Goddess Sharda i.e. Devi Sati. This temple is located on the Trikuta Hill. There are...
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Omkareshwar

Yet another temple renowned for being “one among the twelve revered Jyotirlinga sites of Lord Shiva” is Omkareshwar located in Madhya Pradesh. This temple is situated on an island that takes the shape of the Hindu symbol “Om”. This island is called...
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Sonagiri Temple

At a distance of about 60 km from Gwalior lies a popular Jain pilgrimage site known as “Sonagiri Jain Tirth”.  This sacred site is located in the Datia district.  This site is also popular among devotees and ascetics with regards to attainment of...
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Chitrakoot

“Hill of many wonders” is what Chitrakoot a city possessing a spiritual legacy located in Madhya Pradesh literally means. This city is situated at the border of the Chitrakoot district in Uttar Pradesh. It is also popular for ayurvedic and yoga...
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Thrissur

“Cultural Capital of Kerala” is how Thrissur or Trichur a renowned metropolis located in Kerala is commonly referred to as. This city is situated in the Thrissur district and, once upon a time was the capital of the “Kingdom of Cochin”. It is also...
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Sabarimala

Renowned for a temple dedicated to Lord Ayyapan i.e. the son of a fused avatar of Lord Vishnu/Lord Shiva is a town called Sabarimala. This town is located in the Pathanamthitta district in Kerala. The famous temple of Lord Ayyapan is located in this...
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Hampi

Located in the northern part of Karnataka is a renowned temple town known as Hampi.  Once upon a time this town was considered to be one of the richest and largest towns in the world. It is located in the ruins of the Vijayanagar Empire. It is also...
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Shravanabelagola

A very important “tirtha” i.e. a pilgrimage center in Jainism known as Shravanabelagola is located in the Hassan district in Karnataka. This pilgrimage site is renowned for the statue of Gommateshvara Bahubali. It apparently also is the site where...
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Manikaran Sahib Gurudwara

Built in the honour of Guru Nanak Dev’s visit, is a gurudwara in Himachal Pradesh known as Manikaran Sahib. This gurudwara is located in a “holy” town known as Manikaran. According to a popular legend Guru Nanak once decided to travel through the...
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Vyas Gufa

Situated on the (left) bank of the River Sutlej in Himachal Pradesh is an important religious site known as Vyas Gufa. This site essentially is a cave is located in the Bilaspur district, and is elevated at an altitude of 610 meter above sea level....
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