It is no denying that India is a land of Gods where thousands of people come every day from all over the world to dwell deeper into that spiritual aura and finally, find themselves behind those negative thoughts that surround their world. There is not a single place in India where spirituality cannot be found and if the words of an old wise man to be believed then, they say it is the faithful spirituality of this country that attracts millions of people from everywhere.
There are many spiritual destinations in India where you could go and get lost in the peaceful celebration of God and his creation. Below, is the list of top 6 spiritual destinations in Uttar Pradesh where you can enjoy that divine melody.
Varanasi is a place which is often considered as the ‘Gateway to God’, thousands of people not only Indian local but people from around the world come to this sacred land and enjoy the religious celebration of God. Varanasi is a spiritual city located on the banks of River Ganga where there are many sacred Ghats, temples, religious monument, etc and you will see many people paying their homage to the supreme divine at these places. It is said that it was this place where Lord Buddha preached his first sermon to his disciples so, many religions like Buddhism, Jainism, Hinduism, Islam found their spiritual abode here at this place. The famous places that you should visit in this city are ShriKashiVishwanath Temple, ManikarnikaGhat, Durga temple, Gyanvapi mosque, etc.
Mathura is a place where Lord Krishna was born and fought against Lord Kansa to free his land from his evil powers. This place holds a very special place in the hearts of people of India and in a small town named as ‘Vrindavan’ of this district is where Lord Krishna spent his childhood days. It was during ‘Holi’ festival that millions of people come to this city to join in the celebration of good over evil. It is also believed that thousands of foreigners stay in this city to study the spirituality of this city. So, the must-see places of Mathura are BankeBihari Temple, PremMandir, RadhaDamodar temple, Madan Mohan temple, KusumSarovar, Shree RadhaRasBihariAshtasakhi temple, ISKCON Temple, etc.
Allahabad or now named as ‘Prayagraj’, situated on the holy confluence of three rivers Ganga, Yamuna, and Saraswathi is also considered the most sacred city of India. This place is also the venue of ‘KumbhaMela’ which is the largest conglomeration of saints and pilgrims that is held in every 12 years. This city played a very important role during the Mughal period as the provincial capital and many trades outsourcing took place from here. The must-see places of this city are Hanuman Temple, Narayani Ashram, Kalyani Devi Temple, Lalita Devi Temple, Shankar VimanaMandapam, SomeshwarMahadev Temple, etc. You can also book our famous Allahabad Chitrakoot package with which you can visit all the religious places of these cities.
Ayodhya is another holy place in Uttar Pradesh located on the banks of river Sarayu and is believed to be the birthplace of Lord Rama. As per legends, many religious texts and manuscripts have also made a mention of this city is a very sacred place in India. Diwali, one of the biggest festivals in India also found its root at this place when Lord Rama came back here after his 14 years into an exile, then people of this city celebrated his arrival with the birth of this festival. You can visit this city during festivals like Ram Navami, Diwali, Dussehra because they are celebrated with great fervor and pomp here at this place. The must-see places of this city are Ram JanamBhoomi, KanakBhavan Temple, Hanuman GarhiMandir, NageshwarnathTemple, etc.
Kushinagar is considered a very spiritual place by the people of Buddhism. it is a very small town located only 400 km away from Kanpur and is believed to be the place where Lord Buddha left his holy soul behind in order to find a spiritual abode in heaven. That is why thousands of pilgrims come here every day to pay their heartily homage to Lord Buddha and asks for wishes. Hindu religion also has a very spiritual significance tied to this place so it also attracts a fair share of pilgrims of Hindu religion every year. The must-see places in this town are ParinirvanaStupa, Nirvana Chaitya,Mahaparinirvana temple, Mathakuar temple, Myanmar temple, Dalai Lama Bell, Buddha Ghat.
Vindhyachal is a small town located in the Mirzapur district of Uttar Pradesh which is considered a very pious site by the people of Hindu community. The town is famous because it is home to the holy temple of Vindhyavasini and attracts thousands of people every year who often roam around all over this place in order to find spirituality. Holy river Ganga also flows through this town and is home to many temples where pilgrims can pay their spiritual homage to the supreme divine and can ask for wishes. The must-see places of this city are MaaVindhyavasiniMandirVindhyachalDham, Kamakhya Temple, LalBhairab Temple, Ganga AartiAsthal, etc.