Beautifully located in the foothills of the Garhwal Himalayas, Uttarakhand, the Chardham circuit is one of the most famous and pious pilgrimage destinations of India. This circuit is named as Chardham because it cuddles the four holy sites - Yamunotri, Gangotri, Kedarnath and Badrinath. Dedicated to Goddess Yamuna, Goddess Ganga, Lord Shiva and Lord Vishnu respectively, a visit to these four dhams is regarded as a must for attaining redemption from all sins and lifecycle. Further, the Chardham yatra in Uttarakhand enlightens the devotees with different fascinating folklores; each of the destinations has a different legend that enchants the visitors.
Built by the Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan, Ajmer Sharif or better known as the Dargah Sharif is a shrine devoted to a Sufi saint Moinuddin Chishti. This mosque is located in Ajmer, Rajasthan and the most amazing fact about this place is that it is not just visited by Indians, but also by the people from different nooks and corners of the world. There is certainly something very majestic and spiritual about this holy place that people love to pay homage here. Further, there is a belief that all your wishes will come true if you wholeheartedly pray to the saint. Thus, blame it on this belief or on the ambience inside the shrine, it entices a lot of devotees every year.
Situated in Amritsar, Punjab, Golden Temple is the most famous Sikh Gurudwara. Golden Temple is basically the informal name given to the shrine, it is authentically known as the Harmandir Saheb or Darbar Sahib. This beautiful and pious temple was originally built by the fifth Sikh Guru, Guru Arjan in the 16th Century, and the present day shrine was constructed by Jassa Singh Ahluwalia with the help of other Sikh Misls, in 1764. Further, it is the Adi Granth (the main holy scripture of Sikhism) inside the Gurudwara, for which the devotees visit the place. As per the legends, this scripture was compiled by Guru Arjan.
In the starting of the content you read about the ‘Unity in Diversity’, but after reading the whole post, you must have got a justification for the respective term. These are the top five spiritual sites of India, and if you wish to know more about them, you have to visit them in real.