Spiritual Places in India
Top 10 Rishikesh Ashrams
Wondering which Rishikesh ashram to stay in? Learn about 10 of the most popular ones and what they teach in this article.
6 Important Bihar Tourist Attractions
Rural tourism and religious sites are important Bihar tourist attractions. Find out more about them in this article.
Maheshwar Madhya Pradesh Essential Travel Guide
Visiting Maheshwar in Madhya Pradesh? Plan your travel to the "Varanasi of central India" with this guide.
Should You Visit Haridwar or Rishikesh
Wondering whether to visit Haridwar or Rishikesh? These two holy places are located not far from each other but are vastly different in nature.
Char Dham Yatra Guide
After the snow clears at the foothills of the Himalayas in late April, pilgrims start flocking to the four ancient temples known as Char Dham. Find out options for going on a Char Dham yatra.
Top 5 Vipassana Meditation Centers in India
Feeling stressed? Many travelers like to take time out to study Vipassana in India. Here are the top centers for Vipassana meditation in India.
Review of Mahabodhi Temple in Bodh Gaya
The Mahabodhi Temple in Bodh Gaya is not just a temple that marks the spot where the Buddha was enlightened. This sprawling and immaculately maintained complex has a very soothing and serene ambiance that people from all walks of life can soak up and appreciate.
Guide to the Ganga Aarti in India
Every evening, as dusk descends, it's time for the Ganga Aarti to be performed in three of India's holiest cities. Where can you see it and what's its meaning?
The Best Destinations for Seeing Spiritual India
Spiritual India, rich in holy places, traditions and rituals, offers much for those seeking knowledge and awareness. Visit these sacred places to maximize your spiritual experience in India.
5 Places to Find Magnificent South Indian Temples
When it comes to south Indian temples, the state of Tamil Nadu dominates with its many ancient Dravidian masterpieces. These temples, which display some of India's greatest temple architecture, are the backbone of Tamil culture.
10 Must See Buddhist Monasteries in India
Planning on visiting Buddhist monasteries in India? You'll find hundreds of them in the remote north, some with spectacular settings. This guide reveals 10 of the best ones.
Popular Religious and Spiritual Places of Bangalore
Bangalore is rich in religious and spiritual cultures, which can be seen in the numerous religious places echoing Kannada art, culture and tradition. Bangalore is also the home of many of India's spiritual gurus.
Guide to Visiting Mahakaleshwar Temple at Ujjain
The Mahakaleshwar temple at Ujjain is an important pilgramage place for Hindus, and it has the only Bhasm-Aarti (ash ritual) of its kind in the world. However, does it live up to its hype?
Bodh Gaya Travel Guide
Bodhgaya, where the Buddha became enlightened, is the most important Buddhist pilgrimage place in the world. Visit Bodhgaya and see some incredible Buddhist temples.
Temple Vacation Planner - Important Temples in India
India's eclectic temples, representing many different religions, are scattered all over the country. Here's where to find some of the most well known ones.
Haridwar Travel Guide
Planning on visiting Haridwar India? This Haridwar travel guide has plenty of information and tips for your trip to one of the holiest seven cities in India.
Varanasi Travel Guide
Varanasi in India is another sacred Hindu city with a very old history. Travel to Varanasi and see this mystical city reveal its rituals along the banks of the Ganges River.
Amritsar Travel Guide
Amritsar is the spiritual capital of Sikhs. Marvel at the exquisite Golden Temple there, which is beautifully illuminated at night.
Rishikesh Travel Guide
Planning on visiting Rishikesh India? This Rishikesh travel guide contains plenty of travel information and tips for your trip to the birthplace of yoga.
Himalayas: Abode of Gods
The God-souled Himalayas have a deep significance in Hindu tradition for a myriad reasons.
Top 10 Tantra Temples of India
Your guide to the top 10 Tantra temples of India. Followers of the tantra path of Hinduism as well as people of the "bhakti" tradition attach great significance to these Hindu shrines.
Guide to Visiting Mansa Devi Temple Haridwar
The temple of wish fulfilling Goddess Mansa Devi sits high on a hill in Haridwar. Find out how to best visit it in this guide.
How To Embark on a Pilgrimage
Going on a pilgrimage is considered not only auspicious (for it is believed to cleanse one's sins) but it can also be reinvigorating to the mind. Here's how to do it.
Madurai: Athens of the East
The southern Indian city of Madurai is famous for its beautiful temples. One of the oldest in the sub-continent, it's more than just a place for pilgrims. Manoj Sadasivan writes about the many marvels of Madurai's Meenakshi temple.
Along the Ghats of Varanasi
Why do we visit Varanasi? Is it not perhaps to experience the closeness of life and death? This reflective article by a Swedish journalist has some fascinating insights.
Mahabodhi Temple Website
The Mahabodhi Temple Complex, located in Bodhgaya in the state of Bihar, is one of the four holy sites related to the life of the Lord Buddha. It's also a UNESCO World Heritage site.
Sacred Sites of India Website
This useful website contains a map and listing of 89 sacred sites in India. There's also detailed information on many of them.
Haridwar or Rishikesh - Which Do You Prefer?
Have you visited Haridwar or Rishikesh? What was your experience? Which place did you prefer? Share your views here and read the views of others.
Shirdi Travel Guide
Planning on visiting Sai Baba in Shirdi India? This Shirdi travel guide will help you prepare for your trip.
Your Visit to Shirdi - Share Your Experience
Have you visited the temple complex dedicated to Sai Baba in Shirdi? What was your experience like? How and when did you go, and was it crowded?
3 Sacred Orissa Buddhist Sites and Attractions
You could be forgiven for not knowing about the sacred Buddhist sites in Orissa (Odisha). After all, they've only been excavated relatively recently and are largely unexplored.
5 Must See Bhubaneswar Temples
Bhubaneshwar, Odisha's capital, is renowned for being an ancient city of temples -- after all, there are more than 700 of them there! The majority of these temples are dedicated to Lord Shiva.