Holy places in India

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India - Home of many major religions of the world, it is  ideal destination for a religious tour. Travel destinations for such tours may be broadly classified in the following major categories on the basis of destinations belonging to different religions.

Pilgrimage to holy place is one of the rituals in Indian culture. Through the centuries, devotes have been paying respect to holy places of worship.
There are thousands of places of worship but some of these are special for historical and spiritual reasons. The real spiritual culture of India presents an individual process of personal transformation and reinforcement for understanding yourself, your position in the natural world, and your relationship with the Absolute Truth, Supreme Lord.

Here are some of India's most visited pilgrimage places.

- Yamunotri, Gangotri, Kedarnath and Badrinath 
- Haridwar, Rishikesh and Varanasi 
- Pushkar 
- Mathura, Vrindavan, Dwarka 
- Allahabad, Ujjain, Nasik 
- Konark, Puri, Bhubaneswar 
- Khajuraho 
- Ayodhya, Rameshwarm


To have a correct understanding of the spiritual culture of Indiait is helpful to read the Srimad Bhagavatam, Sri Caitanya Caritamrita and Bhagavad-gita  which was spoken by Lord Sri Krishna to Arjuna on holy place of Kuruksetra.