India is adorned with numerous temple towns which have a trail of mythology associated with their existence. Numerous ancient temples reflect the religious and cultural diversity of India. Various archaeological marvels are spread across the breadth and length of the country. Some are famous for their exquisite artwork and distinct patterns while others telltale a strong connection with ancient history. Some temple towns of India are famous for a rich archaeological legacy while others depict a story of survival against the pace of time. Irrespective of their origin, the temples exemplify strong devotion and eternal spirituality.
Who is not aware of the magnificence and glory of the Tirupati Balaji Temple? Often known as Sri Venkateswara, the temple is dedicated to Lord Vishnu, famous by the name Balaji in Northern India. The temple is located atop the seventh (called Venkatachala) among the seven peaks (Sapthagiri) of the Tirumala hill. Hence, Lord Venkateswara is also lovingly called by the name of Lord of the Seventh Hill. According to Hindu mythology, the seven peaks are believed to represent the seven hoods of the serpent Adishesha under which Lord Vishnu resides in the Vaikunth Dham. The temple has a divine sanctity in Hindu Vedas and Puranas. It is believed that worshipping Lord Venkateswara in the Tirupati Balaji temple provides mukti or freedom from the cycle of birth and death. Our Tirupati Temple tour takes you on a journey of devotion, enlightenment, and spirituality to an admirable and most sacred pilgrimage site. Many anecdotes and fables of miracle are famous about the Tirupati Balaji Temple. According to ancient legends and inscriptions of Varaha Purana, Lord Sri Rama (from Ramayana in Treta Yuga) resided in the temple along with Devi Sita and brother Lakshman while returning from Lankapuri. The inside of the temple has various inscriptions in different languages like Sanskrit, Kannada, Telugu, and Tamil. These inscriptions specify the contribution of different empires like Pallava Kingdom, Chola Kingdom, and Vijayanagar Empire in the maintenance and upgrade of the temple. Despite a long journey through the pages of time, the temple has sustained its glory and grandeur. Located in the city of Chittoor, Andhra Pradesh, Tirupati Temple attracts many visitors from all over the world. Embark on an awe-inspiring journey of devotion and witness the splendour of the temple with our Tirupati Temple tour.
Hindu culture is so amazing and full of surprises that you can hardly get away from its magic. At some places, it reflects in the form of amazing anecdotes and mythological beliefs. At others, it shows up as astonishing rituals and religious practices. In some cases, it leaves its remarks in the form of historical marvels that telltale the epics of an ancient epoch. Our Varanasi Allahabad tour takes you on an enchanting journey through beautiful anecdotes, amazing spiritual practices, and impressive historical marvels. Varanasi is a soulful city located on the banks of river Ganga, often known as the spiritual capital of the country. Varanasi invites many pilgrims throughout the year who come to the ghats of river Ganga to wash away their sins and balance their Karmic accounts. Many visitors come to the Ganga ghat to cremate their family members and loved ones. According to Hindu mythology, a person who leaves his soul in the sacred city of Varanasi is believed to attain salvation and gets liberated from the cycle of birth and death. Every nook and corner of the city is filled with welcoming vibes, colourful sights, and astounding religious rituals. You can smell spirituality in the atmosphere of Varanasi. Located at the confluence of river Ganga and river Yamuna, Allahabad is the oldest and the holiest city in Uttar Pradesh. Situated at the site of the ancient holy city of Prayag, Allahabad is religiously important as the cynosure of the Kumbh Mela held every year in the city and attended by thousands and millions of devotees from all over the world. Embark on a journey of surprises, exhilaration, excitement, enlightenment, devotion, and salvation with our Varanasi Allahabad tour package.
If you go by anecdotes, Bodhgaya has served as a crucible for the genesis of Buddhism. It is the place that witnessed the transformation of Prince Siddhartha into Lord Buddha after attaining enlightenment under a bodhi tree. This tiny temple town is the most auspicious pilgrimage site of the Buddhists. Every year, thousands of pilgrims from all over the world, visit the religious town to pray, study, and meditate. Despite the prime attraction of the town is the bodhi tree planted inside the Mahabodhi temple complex, there are various beautiful monasteries and Buddhist temples which are equally famous among the tourists. The ambience of the town provides a sense of monastic tranquillity along with backpacker comforts. The small-town hustle and the intense devotion make the town even more interesting for the visitors. Bodhgaya has been declared a world heritage site by UNESCO. Since its inception, Buddhism has been growing as a religion that emphasizes renunciation, simplicity, and empathy for every living soul. All Buddhist disciples abide by the preachings of Lord Buddha. The simplicity, sagacity, and magnificence of the Buddhist preachings can still be sensed in the air of Bodhgaya. Perceive the tranquillity with our 4-days spiritual tour to Bodhgaya.
Everyone is familiar with the greatness and glory of Vaishno Devi Shrine. Since ages, millions of devotees visit the Vaishno Devi temple to seek the blessing of Maa Vaishno Devi. It is believed that every desire a devotee asks for in the temple of Vaishno Devi is fulfilled by the deity. The eternal faith and devotion in the greatness and magnificence of Maa Vaishno Devi attract millions of devotees from all over the world throughout the year. Our Vaishno Devi Yatra tour takes you on a mesmerising journey to the Vaishno Devi temple. The journey to the shrine is equally majestic. The scenic beauty of the surroundings, the bliss of the sun peeking through the mountains and the magic of the greenery all around fill every soul with eternal joy. The pilgrims include small children to elderly people. It is believed that the deity bestows the necessary strength and courage for climbing the 16 km trek from Katra to every visitor who comes with devotion and love. It feels great to trek the stretch with many other pilgrims walking along the same path. As you enter Katra, you can feel the vibes of spirituality and vibrancy in the atmosphere of the town. Vaishno Devi is one among the 108 Shakti Peeth of goddess Durga located in a cave. The way uphill to the Vaishno Devi cave is reverberated with the sounds of ‘Jai Mata Di’ by the groups of pilgrims as they move forward towards the temple. The entire trekking path is paved with many small shops that sell refreshing drinks, snacks, religious products, and food items for the pilgrims. All along the trek pilgrims march the way singing in the praise of their deity Maa Vaishno Devi. The experience of being in the group is one of a kind and not to be missed. Be a part of the mesmerising journey with our Vaishno Devi tour.
One of the 29 states in eastern India, Odisha is adorned with mesmerising natural beauty. Odisha is a land of fascinating tribal culture and amazing historical emblems. The natural reserves of the state are home to many endangered species like rare dolphins, sea turtles and a myriad of nesting birds. Odisha is a foodie delight with fingerlicious regional flavours. You will find various ancient Buddhist Universities, prehistoric rock carvings, and time-worn Hindu relics scattered throughout the state which telltale stories of the past. Odisha is a zen for adventure seekers who like to traverse an off-the-beaten-track. Our Odisha tour takes you on an awe-inspiring journey through time disclosed by various centuries-old historical marvels. Located on the border of the Bay of Bengal, Odisha is a soulful state with various religious emblems and myriad of tourist attractions. Odisha has its historical roots descending from the kingdom of Kalinga. The state is an epitome of diversely rich culture which is reflected not just in the traces of history but in current religious rituals as well. The three important cities of Bhubaneswar, Puri, and Konark; popularly known as the golden triangle, gratify the state for most of its character. With amazing anecdote behind every carving and a chronicle deciphering the journey of every relic, Odisha indeed is the soul of incredible India. Embark on a journey of exhilaration, excitement, and enlightenment in the land of surprises with our Odisha tour.
Chitrakoot, also known popularly as the Hill of Many Wonders, is a small religious town in the state of Uttar Pradesh with an awe-inspiring spiritual legacy. Chitrakoot is a beautiful town located at the banks of river Mandakini or the Paishwani river. The town has special significance in Hindu mythology. According to ancient scriptures, Chitrakoot is the place of the incarnation of Lord Brahma, Lord Vishnu, and Lord Mahesh. According to an ancient anecdote, Lord Rama, Goddess Sita, and Lakshman from the epic Ramayana spent about 11 years in Chitrakoot during the 14-year period of exile. They also met Sati Anasuya and Hermit Atri amidst the lush green forests of Chitrakoot. Various gods and goddesses are believed to visit Chitrakoot to meet Lord Rama as he performed the final rites for his father. Lord Rama refused to leave the place as he was utterly mesmerised by its natural beauty. Legend has it that the priest Vashishta also forgot to complete the immersion chant mesmerised by the surroundings. It is believed that Gods decided to reside in the town permanently. Goswami Tulsidas, the famous poet also witnessed Lord Rama in Chitrakoot after pleading to Lord Hanuman. Our 5-days Chitrakoot tour package takes you on a spiritual retreat through ancient times to explore the amalgamation of history and culture. Explore your penchant for the unknown and dive in the serenity, divinity, and blissful natural beauty of Chitrakoot with our 5-days tour package.
Buddhism is more of a tradition than a strong religion which focuses on the spiritual enlightenment of every living being. Since ages Buddhists have been practising meditation and other intellectual practices for spiritual development. Buddhist practices work on the belief that in order to develop virtues of kindness, wisdom, and awareness, one must change himself at the core. Founded by Lord Gautam Buddha, Buddhism is preached by thousands of devotees today who strive to achieve ultimate enlightenment. Buddhism believes in the fact that an enlightened soul can witness the reality of things absolutely clearly and can live in accordance with nature and a clear outlook. The traces of Buddhism can be seen in various places in our country with its roots lying in the ancient kingdom called Magadh in eastern India. Our short Buddhist tour from Varanasi to Gorakhpur provides you with a glimpse of the rich cultural history and amazing preachings of Buddhism. Take a dip in spirituality and visit astonishing architectural marvels with our 5-days short Buddhist tour package from Varanasi to Gorakhpur.
The water of river Ganga is believed to be sacred like an elixir. Since ages, pilgrims and devotees from all over the world assemble at the ghats of river Ganga to wash away their sins and receive blessings. Haven’t you heard about the famous Kumbh Mela in which millions of people take a dip in the sacred water of river Ganga amidst the blissful smell of fuming joss sticks and mesmerising holy chants of the sadhus? According to ancient mythological legends, demigods and demons had a war for the possession of elixir that was believed to provide eternal life. A few drops of the elixir fell on four places currently known as Prayag, Ujjain, Nasik, and Haridwar. The fallen drops of elixir gave mystical powers to the four places. Kumbh Mela is celebrated in each of these four places to remember their divinity and holiness. In fact, Kumbh Mela has been acclaimed to be the largest religious gathering and an intangible cultural heritage by UNESCO. Ardh Kumbh Mela is organized in every six years at Allahabad (Prayag) and Haridwar, on the basis of planetary movements. Millions of people from all over the world gather enthusiastically to be a part of the celebration. In the coming year 2019, the Ardh Kumbh Mela will be held in Allahabad located on the confluence of river Yamuna, Ganga, and Saraswati. It is believed that devotees who take a dip at the confluence move a step closer to Moksha and become free from worldly pleasures. The Ardh Kumbh Mela to be held in Allahabad in 2019 is expected to offer a lot to the devotees. Here, you will witness bare bodied Naga Sadhus covered with ash. And you will also witness the royal bath and joyous evening aartis. So mesmerising is the power of faith that results in the congregation of millions, irrespective of their cast and creed, in the Ardh Kumbh Mela every six years. Be a part of the exhilaration and excitement of the Ardh Kumbh Mela 2019 and witness the magic of devotion and faith.
The temple towns of India are primarily famous for the extraordinary magnificence, unbelievable architecture, and intricate craftsmanship depicted through its various glorious temples. All these emblems of devotion represent a marvelous era of magnificent engineering. The temples are always brimming with devotees participating in the endless rituals throughout the day. A mere visit to the temple towns instills a sense of elation, excitement, and spirituality. Every famous temple town of India has a unique character with something special that can hardly be found at any other location. This unique experience makes them even more special for the devotees.
Millions of devotees from all over the world come to visit the famous Indian temple towns and pay homage to the deity. They appreciate the detailed engineering and amaze at the magnificent architecture of the ancient temples. They learn about the anecdotes associated with the temples and stand mesmerized by their soulful spirit and vibrancy.
The geography of India has various landmarks representing a mark of faith, devotion, and spirituality in the form of various temple towns scattered throughout the country. Millions of devotees from all over the world assemble to witness and participate in the celebration of spirituality at the various eminent temples. They participate in the puja rituals, pay homage to the deity, hum with the devotional hymns, and embrace the zeal of spirituality. The aroma of flowers, the scent of burning joss sticks, and scared holy chants by the priests fill every heart with devotion and tranquillity. The ambiance of the temples overpowers every soul transforming them into a sense of awakening and calmness.
Our tours to the temple towns of India take you on an awe-inspiring journey of devotion, elation, excitement, and fun. Explore the trails of famous anecdotes, admire the unbelievable architecture and appreciate the complex craftsmanship at the most popular temples at various temple towns.