Indian Pilgrimage Tour
India is the land of seers and saints. This is a land
where tradition and modernity have fused seamlessly into one composite
whole. Now-a-days there is hardly any time or place for relaxation in professional or
personal life. Under the circumstances more and more people are going for pilgrimmage tours to find peace of mind.
South India Temple Odyssey
on the seventh peak of the Tirupati Hill, Sri Venkateswara temple
is perhaps the most sacred of South Indian temples. The term “Venkateswara”
in local vernacular means Lord of the Venkata Hill. The temple is
a classic example of South Indian temple architecture. The Tirupati
temple is extremely valuable in terms of architectural genius that
went into its making. The rock-cut rathas (chariots) of Mahabalipuram
is magnificent in terms of its architectural beauty. The Shore
Temple as its name suggests is situated on a rocky out-crop and
is the most fascinating landmark that you will ever see anywhere
in the world. The mandapas are decorated with sculptures of Gods,
Goddesses and mythological figures. Of the seven most sacred cities
of the Hindus, Kanchipuram is one of them. This city of a thousand
temples is a fine pilgrimage spot and wherever you go in South India,
the journey will remain incomplete without a visit to Kanchipuram.
Churches Of Goa
of Goa have been given the status of world heritage site. The Churches
are extremely beautiful in design and Goa attracts a lot of foreign
tourists every year who come for pilgrimage. Modeled on the original
design of St. Peter’s Church in Rome, Church of St. Cajetan
is one of the many places in Goa that people love to visit. The
Se’ Cathedral is complete with Tuscan exterior and the Renaissance
influence is very much evident. Located at the west of India, Goa
has evolved as a very popular pilgrimage destination. The hospitality
industry in this state is excellent and you can have a hotel
of your choice at a very reasonable price. These Catholic institutions
have withstood the ravages of time and are a testament to the missionary
activities that took place for centuries along the shores India.
Retracing The Steps Of Lord Buddha
fascinating journey of Lord Buddha will slowly unfold as you visit
the places that are linked with some of the important events in
the life of Lord Buddha. The journey touches places like Sarnath, Kushinagar, Bodhgaya,
Nalanda, Rajgir and Vaishali. Lord Buddha attained enlightenment
while meditating under the Bodhi tree. It has now become a sacred
place for the Buddhists. You will love the place for its quietness.
At Sarnath, Buddha preached his first sermon and from that time
onwards, Sarnath has become a prominent pilgrimage spot. Nalanda
was one of the finest seat of ancient learning. Students from across
the world would come to gain knowledge on theology and Buddhist
scriptures. Today the ruins of Nalanda attract thousands of visitors
every year. People who see the ruins understand the massive effort
that went into the making of one of the largest universities of
ancient India. Lord Buddha left for heavenly abode at Kushinagar.
This too has become one of the favorite pilgrimage spots.
is the place where pilgrimage and adventure meets. No wonder it
is one of the most sought after tourist destinations in India and
people from all over the world come here to get to Kailash mountain.
The glacier is the source of the four big sub-continental river
Indus, Brahmaputra, Sutlej and Kanonali. It is popularly believed
that all the sins committed by man will be cleaned after the arduous
journey is completed. The beautiful southern route, will take you
over the picturesque Tibetan pastures with people rearing heard
of sheep and yaks roaming freely. From Kathmandu you will have to
travel for 32 km to Mount Kailash at an average altitude of 18000
feet. The Mansarovar Lake is one of the most spectacular sights on earth that
you will ever see.
Punjab and Sikhism
Sahib is one of the holiest shrine of the Sikhs. At an altitude
of 4329 meters, this is the highest Gurudwara of the world. There
is a hot water spring at Manikaran and it is famous for its healing
properties. The challenge that the terrain pose, spurs the human
capabilities to overcome the limitations of the body in search of
blessedness and mental peace. The sacred city of Poanta Sahib is
visited by thousands of pilgrims to honor the tenth Sikh Guru, Guru
Govind Singh. Anandpur Sahib is yet another favorite tourist spot
where the pilgrims flock.