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About Religious Vacations
The Indians are ardently religious and spirituality is profoundly embedded in the psyche of its people. The deep reverence towards the almighty is amply visible in the countless number of shrines, temples, mosques, churches, gurudwaras etc. built and attended to by thousands of people across the country. Incredible India is home to myriad religions with each being given equal importance and its own special places of worship. From the teachings of Buddha and Jesus Christ to the preachings of Gurunanak and lord Rama, each have coexisted harmoniously with each other for thousands of years in this kaleidoscope of cultures.
Religious vacations in India introduces you to the amazing fervor and undulating enthusiasm of the devotees. Witness the committed accomplish amazing feats in the name of religion and get introduced to the festive environs which accompany the religious celebrations. Experience an altogether unique and spiritual experience by visiting a place of faith during the off season when most of these places remain quieter and offer an atmosphere where you could rediscover your inner self. A religious tour to any of the destinations across India can be a spiritually uplifting experience.
We at vacation-india present you with the opportunity to be a part of this cloudless treasure called religion. The tours are especially designed keeping in mind the needs of various communities and travel groups, whether you are an atheist, agnostic or even a nature lover, for the tours entail some of the most pristine and picturesque locales in India.
The prominent centres of worship in India for the followers of Hindu religion are the cities of Haridwar, Rishikesh, Badrinath, Kedarnath, Gangotri and Yamunotri in the lap of the mighty Himalayas, the architectural wonders and pilgrimage centres of Rameshwaram, Kanyakumari, Kanchipuram, Tirupati, Mahabalipuram and Tiruchirapalli down south and the western Indian wonders entailing Lord Krishna's Dwarka, Somnath, Pushkar, Nasik, Shirdi and Tryambkeshwar. The eastern part of the country is marked by Varanasi, Ayodhya, Gaya, Vaidyanath and Jagannath Puri.
Buddhism in India traces its past back to the 6th century B.C. when a young prince named Siddhartha Gautama sat to meditate beneath a shady tree and vowed not to rise until he had attained the ultimate knowledge and spiritual enlightenment. Buddhism in India flourished after the legendary King Asoka took to it and spread it across the length and breadth of the country. Some of the prominent Buddhist Pilgrimage sites in India entail Lumbini, Bodhgaya, Sarnath, Shravasti, Sankashaya, Nalanda and Rajgir.
Sikhism is comparatively a new religion with its roots going back to 1469, when Guru Nanak was born into a Hindu family in the Punjab region. Since childhood, he loved to travel and explore religion. In his quest for spirituality, Guru Nanak found a new religion, which also inculcated in it the belief patterns of two most prominent religions in Punjab, Hinduism and Islam. The followers of Guru Nanak deeply rever the places of worship of Sikhism which include the Golden Temple in Amritsar and Anandpur Sahib.
Christianity has had glorious relations with India dating back to AD 52 when St. Thomas sailed here from Eastern Asia to spend the last few years of his life. The colonisation of the country at the hands of European powers during the 15th century further led to the mass influx of Christians and subsequently to the development of Christian places of worship. Some of the churches of ancient India display exquisite architecture typical of the Christian style, that could compete with any of the European Churches. Some of the prominent centres of Christian pilgrimages in India include the states of Tamil Nadu, Kerala and Goa.
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