Here are the top ten sacred spots of the Indian Sub Continent, each promising a memorable time to the visitors.
Lying on the banks of the River Ganges in North India, Varanasi is one of the oldest cities in the world and is generally regarded the spiritual capital of India, attracting Hindu pilgrims from all
over the world. New Vishwanath Temple, Kathwala Temple and Kashi Vishwanath are some of the popular Hindu temples here.
Golden Temple, Amritsar
The famous Sikh shrine, Golden Temple is the most renowned tourist attraction of Amritsar,
Punjab. The incredible architecture of the temple and the mesmerising lake attract travellers from all over the world.
Faisal Mosque, Islamabad
Lying at the foot of the Margalla Hills in Islamabad, Faisal Mosque is the largest mosque of Pakistan visited by a large number of tourists every year. It holds the attention with its eclectic
blend of traditional and ultramodern Islamic architectural designs and its Bedouin tent-like shape.
Dambulla Cave Temple, Sri Lanka
With five caves, three statues of Sri Lankan kings and 153 statues of the Lord Buddha, Dambulla Cave Temple is the largest cave temple complex of Sri Lanka. The temple invites Buddhists and
others from all corners of the world. Also known as Jumbukola Vihara, it is situated in the north west of Kandy.
Bhaktapur Durbar Square, Nepal
Home to several pagoda and shikhara-style temples, Bhaktapur Durbar Square reflects the historical and cultural heritage of Nepal. The most stunning architectural delight of the
Kathmandu Valley and one of the most popular tourist attractions of Nepal, it remains a must visit for all.
Rishikesh is a holy Indian city, well known all over the world – credit goes to the Beatles who used to frequent the city in the late ’60s! It is the yoga capital of the world and features a
distinctive old world charm with many ashrams, temples and yoga institutes. Moreover, the city is famed for offering a number of adventure sports.
Bodh Gaya, India
Bodh Gaya, in the Indian province of Bihar, is one of the most prominent Buddhist pilgrimage sites. It is where the Lord Buddha gained enlightenment under the famous Mahabodhi tree.
Home to dozens of Buddhist temples, monasteries and shrines, it is bustling with pilgrims all throughout the year.
Basilica De Bom Jesus, Goa
A 400-year old church in Goa, Basilica De Bom Jesus has the Baroque architectural style and remains one of the most visited churches in the tiny Indian state. It is home to the mortal
remains of St. Francis Xavier, which are displayed once every ten years.
Dhakeshwari Temple, Dhaka
The national temple of Bangladesh, Dhakeshwari Temple is the primary Hindu temple in the country built by Ballal Sen, the King of the Sena dynasty in the 12th century. Situated in Old
Dhaka, it has a permanent altar outside the main temple premises which houses four identical structures dedicated to Lord Shiva.
Jama Masjid, Delhi
The largest mosque in India, Jama Masjid was built by Shah Jahan, the Mughal Emperor who built the Taj Mahal. Built in the 17th century, it is a true Islamic architectural wonder with a
courtyard that can accommodate over 25,000 people, three large gates, four towers and two 40-metre high minarets.