India is the land of religion and spirituality. In India religion is the way of life. It is an integral part of Indian society and traditions because it permeates every aspects of daily life. Here number of religions has started and flourished. It is the secular country where every religion is equally respected and treated. All religions here coexist in harmony which make India a multicultural land. Large number of spiritually inclined travellers and seekers from across the globe come here to feel the religious fervour of this place. The popular religions of India are Hinduism, Islam, Buddhism, Christianity, Sikhism and Jainism. Large number of devotees makes pilgrimage tour every year to visit several religious destinations of India. Although all religious destinations have its own significance but some of the most visited religious places are:
Vrindavan is the transcendental abode of Lord Krishna. It is situated 15 km from Mathura in the state of Uttar Pradesh. This place is known for its numerous of both ancient and modern Hindu temples. The mystic beauty of this place reminds the playfulness and lovable characteristics of Shri Krishna. It is one of the most popular religious destination of Lord Krishna followers. According to Hindu mythological scriptures it is said that Krishna eternally resides here and never leaves Vrindavan. The famous temples of this place are madan mohan, banke-bihari, radha vallabh and shahji.
This is an ancient and historical city situated in the Faizabad district of Uttar Pradesh. It is ranked among the important religious cities of India because it is the birth place of the Hindu God Rama an incarnation of Lord Vishnu. It is a thinly populated holy town which is visited by scores of devotees from several parts of the globe. Ramjanambhumi, temples and bathing ghats are the major tourist attractions of this place.
This is one of the most important and sacred Buddhist pilgrimage centre in the world. It was here under a peepal tree Gautama attained supreme knowledge and become Buddha the enlightened one. This place is situated in the southern part of Bihar on the bank of river Falgu. It one of the four most sacred destinations related to the life of Buddha. Large number of tourists as well as devotees comes here in search for tranquillity and solace. The popular tourist attractions of this place are mahabodhi temple, animesh lochan chaitya, bodhi tree, chankramana and ratnagarh.
It is the deer park where Gautama Buddha first taught the dharma after attaining enlightenment. It is one of the four most famous holy sites of Buddhism situated 16 km from Hindu pilgrimage centre Varanasi. Scores of tourists as well as devotees come here from across the globe to experience the religious fervour of Buddhism. The popular tourist attractions of this place are chaukhandi stupa, dhamekh stupa, mulagandha kuti vihar and sarnath museum.