India has one of the richest cultures of the world. This means India has its own set of gods, tradition, clothing, religion and language. This is what makes our country incredible.
Globalisation introduced a lot of changes to the country, but the native culture of India is still growing strong.
If you feel the need to visit the real India, you need to visit these cities. They might help you to know the real person in you.
Shirdi is known for being the home of the popular saint of the late 19th century, Sai Baba.
The organisation that manages the temple is one of the richest temple organisations.
The site is associated with the Mahabodhi Temple Complex in Gaya district in the Indian state of Bihar. It is famous as being the place where Gautama Buddha found enlightenment.
Amritsar has a lot to offer apart from the food and the rich culture. The popular Golden Temple, is a fine piece of art. It is head of all the Gurudwaras of the world.
Ajmer is the pilgrimage centre for the shrine of the Sufi Saint Khwaja Moinuddin Chishti. Along with it, it is also the base for visiting Pushkar (11 km), an ancient Hindu pilgrimage city, famous for the temple of Brahma.
State: Andhra Pradesh
Tirupati is considered one of the holiest Hindu pilgrimage sites because of Tirumala Venkateswara Temple. It is referred to as the “Spiritual Capital of Andhra Pradesh”.
It has been selected as one of the hundred Indian cities to be developed as a smart city under Smart Cities Mission by Government of India.
It is named after the 12th-century Jagannath Temple located in the city.
Puri is one of the original Char Dham pilgrimage sites for Hindus. It has been chosen as one of the heritage cities for Heritage City Development and Augmentation Yojana (HRIDAY) scheme of Government of India.
State: Jammu and Kashmir
The Amarnath cave is one of the most famous and holiest shrines of great God, Lord Shiva in Hinduism. An ice stalagmite Lingam formed annually in the caves, due to freezing of water during the month of Sharavan.
Sabarimala Sree Dharma Sastha Temple, dedicated to Lord Ayyappa, is the most famous and prominent among all the Sastha temples in Kerala. The shrine at Sabarimala is an ancient temple of Ayyappan also known as Sasta and Dharmasasta.
State: Tamil Nadu
Meenakshi Amman Temple is a historic Hindu temple located on the south side of the Vaigai River in Madurai and is one of the most prominent landmarks of the city. It is dedicated to Meenakshi and her consort, Sundareswarar.
Along with it, Madurai is an important industrial and educational hub in South Tamil Nadu.
State: Uttar Pradesh
The city is a Hindu pilgrimage site having the temple of Vindhyavasini, who according to Markandeya Purana had incarnated to kill the demon Mahishasur.
The Indian Standard Time (IST) line passes through the Vindhyachal railway station.