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10 Religious Destinations In India You Should Visit Before You Die

India is known for its religious diversity. Our culture encompasses various religions. Here is the list of such amazing religious travel destinations in India that are considered highly auspicious and are visited by large number of people across the country.

Vaishno Devi is the holiest and strenuous pilgrimage. Vaishno Devi 'yatra' has become easier now. The pilgrims can hire horses and mules. And can use helicopter service as well. Vaishno Devi 'darshan' is considered to be the most auspicious during Navratri.

Haridwar is the gateway to two holy shrines of Shiva and Vishnu in Badrinath and Kedarnath. Har-ki-Pauri ghat is one of the most sacred Ghats as Maha Arti is performed there. Famous for its Ganga Aarti that is conducted at 7 pm everyday. Other places to visit here are Mayapuri and Kankhal near Haridwar. Mansa Devi is a temple located on top of a hill called the Bilwa Parvat. One can reach the temple, by the ropeway. Or one can take the normal trekking route to the top.

Haji Ali Dargah is one of the most recognisable landmarks of Mumbai. The dargah has the tomb of Sayed Peer Haji Ali Shah Bukhari. Haji Ali is visited by people belonging to all religions alike. Haji Ali Dargah fills every visitor with hope and faith.

Shirdi is best known as the home of Shirdi Sai Baba. It is one of the richest temple organisations. Other place to visit is Nashik Trimbakeshwar Temple, one of the most visited pilgrimages.

Banaras is the most visited pilgrimage of India. One of the seven Holy Cities. One of the twelve Jyotir Linga sites. And a Shakti Pitha. Mythology tells that the water of Ganga is considered to be the fluid medium of Shiva's divine essence. So, a bath in the river is believed to wash away sins.

Sri Venkateswara Swamy Temple is a landmark Vaishnavite temple. The Tirumala Hills are part of Seshachalam Hills range. On special occasions and festivals, the annual Brahmotsavams the number of pilgrim shoots up to 500,000. Which makes it the most-visited holy place in the world.

Rameshwaram is a Hindu temple dedicated to God Shiva located on Rameswaram, Tamil . It is one of the twelve Jyotir Lingas. Holy pilgrimage site for Shaivites, Vaishnavites and Smarthas. 

Harmandir Sahib Gurudwara commonly known as "Golden Temple". It  is regarded as the abode of God's spiritual attribute. The ceiling of the Golden Temple is made of gold and precious stones.Thus, "Golden Temple".

Akshardham is a shrine located in the heart of Gandhinagar.  Home state of Mahatma Gandhi, Sabarmati Ashram is a must visit.

Ujjain is blessed with temples that are considered holy. The Mahakal temple is one of the most holy and auspicious temples. Ujjain is a religious hub for Shivaites, Vaishnavites and Shaktas. Ujjain Simhastha is very holy, and one could find huge number of people bathing in the holy water during Simhastha that is organised in 12 years. Other places to visit are Chintamann Ganesh, Mangalnath, Kal Bhairav mandir, Iskon temple. One could also visit Indore that is on a driving distance from Ujjain.