India is the most religious country in the world and here is the list of Top 7 famous BEAUTIFUL PLACES (Temples) in India.
1.Akshardham Temple, Delhi
Akshardham temple is situated in New Delhi, and also known as Swaminarayan Akshardham Temple.
Amazing facts about these beautiful places:
It is one of the biggest Hindu complexes in India.
It was inaugurated on 6th November 2005. The temple is built over an area of 85,000 square feet area.
Akshardham temple includes 325 feet wide, 355 feet long and 150 feet high monuments, which are highly attractive.
Interesting Facts about Akshardham temple
1. Akshardham temple is surrounded by Narayan Sarovar, which is a lake and carries water from 151 lakes in India.
2. It consists of over 250 sculpted stone figures of India’s sages, monks, Acharyas, and divine incarnation.
3. It comprises of 250 ornately carved pillars, 10 ornate domes, Gajendra Pith and over 25,000 statues of holy figures of India.
4. Akshardham temple has 10 divine gates, which represents 10 directions and goodness will continue to come in from all the directions.
5. The Magnificient Temple holds its place in the Guinness Book of World records on 17 December 2007,
for the largest comprehensive Hindu temple in the world.
6. The temple has the beautiful musical fountain Show it is the center of attraction for the audiences,
which is also known as the Circle of life.
7. Akshar temple has 11 feet high beautiful statue of Lakshmi Narayan, Shiv Ji, Parvati Ji, Radha Krishna Ji, Sita Ram Ji within in the memorial.
It is one of the most famous temples in India.
Akshardham temple is said to be one of the most beautiful places in Delhi, India.
you will be mesmerized by the beauty of the temple then you have to visit this once in a lifetime.
Nearest Metro Station: Akshardham Temple
Location: Noida Mor, Pandav Nagar, New Delhi, Delhi 110092
Timings: 9:00 AM TO 6:30 PM (Monday Closed)
2. Jagannath Puri Temple
Jagannath Puri temple is situated in a temple dedicated to Lord Vishnu, in puri and one of the most beautiful places in Puri.
Some interesting facts about these beautiful places
It is situated in the state of Odisha in the eastern part of India.
The temple is built in 859 AD and its architectural style is Kalinga.
The temple is an important pilgrimage destination for all the devotees.
Planes and birds don’t fly over the temple as it is declared a no-fly zone.
The reason behind is the temple looks like Sudarshana chakra, its a strange fact but yes it is true.
The temple is of utmost importance to the Hindu devotees as it is one of the Char-Dham Pilgrimages.
It also serves as a mighty historical structure built about millennia ago, in the year 1078.
Millions of people visit Odisha to gain Lord Jagannath blessings.
The temple is famous for its annual Rath Yatra which is witnessed by millions as the three colossal chariots carry the deities.
Mahaprasad of the temple is certainly the thing you don’t miss at any cost because they serve the lip-smacking food and it is offered to thousands of devotees every day.
There are many vibrant religious festivals of town allure tourists in large numbers.
The most famous is the Rath yatra celebrated with immense gusto and the colorful ambiance, interesting rituals, vim and vigor of the pilgrims is worth watching.
You should visit these beautiful places of joy once in your lifetime it will be a delightful trip of yours.
3. Jwala Devi Temple
Jwala Devi temple also known as Jwala Ji is located in Shaktonagar which is the Kangra district of Himachal Pradesh.
The Mythology states that the Jwala Devi temple connected with Goddess Sati.
The history behind this beautiful Temple
She was the daughter of Prajapati Daksh and wife of Lord Krishna.
Once, Prajapati Daksh organized a huge gathering in a Yagya.
These interesting stories have bound the faith of its pilgrims in it.
Everyone was invited to attend the Yagya, except Lord Shiva.
This act of Prajapati Daksh offended Goddess Sati.
She was so agitated that she decided to jump into the fire that was set in Hawan Kund.
That’s why Jawala Ji is famous for its burning flame which never gets defused on any condition.
Hindus believe that a visit to Jwala Devi Temple leads to end all their problems and commencement of happy days.
So you also have to visit here once in your lifetime and experience this one of a kind temple in Himachal Pradesh.
On the top of Jwala Devi temple, there’s a dome covered with gold over it.
Jwala Ji history, lore, and reverence are good enough to attract not only the local tourists but also tourists from all over the world.
You should visit these beautiful places for once in a lifetime experiences.
How to reach:
The nearest railway to Jwala Devi Temple is Una, Which is located at 60km from the temple.
You can hire a taxi or take any cab or Buses to the address of the temple.
Timings: 5 AM to 8 PM
Location: Jwala Ji Temple Road, Kohala, Jwalamukhi 176031
Ramanathaswamy temple is situated in Rameshwaram. It is a small town in Tamil Nadu.
Ramanathaswamy temple is one of the four holiest pilgrimage places (Char Dham) of the Hindus.
The history behind the beautiful Ramanathaswamy temple
That Lord Rama along with his wife Sita b first landed on its shore after defeating the demon Ravana (who was also a Brahmin).
Lord Rama to seek atonement for killing a Brahmin, Rama wanted to pray Lord Shiva.
That’s the reason why this temple is so famous in India.
Ramanthaswamy Temple is dedicated to Lord Shiva.
The temple is one of the 12 Jyotirlinga shrines, where lord Shiva is worshipped in the form of Jyotirlinga ‘pillar of light’.
The most famous saints Nayanmars (Saivite Saints), Saint Appar, Saint Sundarar, and Saint Tirugnana Sambandar.
Fames this temple with its songs. It is one of the 275 Paadal Petra Sthalams.
In the 12th century, this temple was built by the Pandya Dynasty.
This temple is a holy pilgrimage site for Shaivites, Vaishnavites, and Smarthas.
You should visit here and be part of this historic place.
It has its own dynasty and culture you should experience these beautiful places once in your lifetime.
Timings: 5 AM to 6 PM
Location: Rameshwaram, Tamil Nadu 623526
5. Kedarnath Temple
Kedarnath is a town in Uttrakhand and it has gained immense popularity throughout the world because of Kedarnath Temple.
It is said to be one of the most beautiful places in India for all the Devotees around the world.
Kedarnath Temple is a Hindu temple dedicated to Lord Shiva.
But tourists from all over the world visit here once in their lifetime. To gain the blessings of Lord Shiva.
The weather of Kedarnath is a bit dicey it can be extreme at any point in time.
Due to this the temple is open to the general public only between the months of April and November.
Kedarnath Temple is famous because Pandavas were supposed to pleased Lord Shiva by doing penance in Kedarnath.
And this place is one of the four major sites in India’s Char Dham Yatra pilgrimage of Northern Himalayas.
Kedarnath Temple is 3000 years old and it is one of the 12 Jyotir Lingams.
The history behind Kedarnath Temple:
Kedarnath Temple‘s mythological significance is also the reason why this place attracts thousands of visitors every year.
There is an amazing incident mentioned in the Koti Rudra Samhita of the Shiva Purana.
It states that Nar and Narayan, twin brothers, and avatars of Lord Vishnu.
Had worshipped Lord Shiva by constructing a temporary Shivling in the village of Badrika.
They undertook severe penance, part of which was standing on one leg for thousands of years.
Impressed with their unending devotion and hard penance, Lord Shiva finally appeared and asked them to make a wish.
Nar and Narayan asked Lord Shiva to make this place his permanent abode in his original form.
Granting that wish, he stayed there as Jyoti (radiance) in a place called Kedar.
That is how this place came to be known as Kedarnath.
In the year 2014, there was massive destruction happened due to floods.
But in the present Kedarnath Temple is believed to be re-constructed by Adi.
All the things are in working and in better condition than before.
So there is no need to worry you will find every useful resource out there and it also includes accommodation.
People also believed that a journey of Kedarnath Temple opens up doorways to ”Moksha” or salvation.
Nearest Airport: Dehradun
Timings:5 AM to 9 PM
Location: Kedarnath, Uttarakhand 246445
6. Vaishno Devi Temple
Vaishno Devi is also known as Mata Rani, Trikuta, and Vaishnavi.
This place is known as one of the most beautiful places in India for all the pilgrims.
These all are the name of Mother Goddess of Mahakali, Mahasaraswati, and Mahalakshmi.
Vaishno Devi Temple is a Hindu pilgrimage and it is located at Katra, Jammu.
Vaishno Devi Temple is known for that Mata Vaishno Devi, to pray for the victory of Lord Rama against Ravana.
Thus, due to Rama’s blessings that Mata Vaishno Attained Immortality and it now attracts thousands of pilgrims to the shrine each year.
If you want to visit here you can find many accommodations facilities here.
Amazing facts about Vaishno Devi temple:
Bhairo Nath, who chased Mata Vaishno Devi and pestered her to marry him, was actually sent by Gorakh Nath, who was a Mahayogi.
Gorakh Nath had a vision of the conversation between Lord Rama and Vaishnavi.
Led by curiosity to know more about Vaishnavi, the Mahayogi sent his prime disciple to collect information about the Goddess
Mata Vaishno Devi had an Ashram on the foothills of Trikuta.
The ashram was constructed on the instructions of Lord Rama,
who ensured Vaishnavi to built an ashram where they will live after getting married in the Kaliyug.
Navaratri is considered the most auspicious time to visit Mata Vaishno Devi cave temples.
Visiting Vaishno Devi during the Navaratras is believed as being one step closer to attaining heaven.
If you want to visit India’s top beautiful places(temples) then this place is surely on your bucket list.
The nearest railway station is Katra where you can a taxi or cab to reach near Dham or your hotel.
Timings: Sun – sat 12:00 AM to 11:00 PM
Location: Bhavan, Katra, Jammu and Kashmir 182301
7. Meenakshi Temple
Meenakshi temple is situated in Madurai, Tamil Nadu, India, and one of the holiest beautiful places.
Some facts about these beautiful places
It is one of the most visited and important temples in South India. Meenakshi temple is more than 2,500 years old.
The temple has built over an area of 14 acres of land and has 4,500 pillars and 14 towers- it’s humongous
Meenakshi temple has four main towers and each of them faces one of the four directions (north, south, east, west).
The tallest one, the southern tower, stretches nearly 175 feet (54 mt) high.
The temple also contains a 1,00 pillared hall, temple art museum, holy golden lotus tank, musical pillar.
It also contains 30,000 sculptures on the towers.
The sheer size of the temple means that it’s easy to get lost inside, and there’s so much to see inside
Meenakshi-Sundareshwarar temple is dedicated to goddess Meenakshi, the consort of Lord Shiva.
There’s a legendary story behind why temple named After her:
It describes a Pandya king, Malayadhvaja, who hoped for a son and heir.
He carefully performed a fire ceremony requesting that the gods fulfill this wish.
Instead, he was granted a daughter, Meenakshi, who was born with three breasts.
The gods told the king not to worry, but to raise Meenakshi as a brave warrior, just as he would a son.
And that when she grew up and met her true love, her third breast would disappear.
Meenakshi proved herself gifted in battle, conquering armies in all directions of the battlefield.
Meenakshi Ji was a devotee of Lord Shiva.
Thousands of devotees come here once in their lifetime to seek the blessings of Goddess Meenakshi and Lord Shiva.
So, you should also visit here once and you will also feel the divine power of these beautiful places.
Location: Madurai, Tamil Nadu
Timings: Sun-Sat 4:00 AM to 10:00 PMFollow me for latest updates