India is knitted with spiritual ethos. A spiritual journey can inspire travellers to make themselves more aware about self and gain knowledge and wisdom. Some of the destinations for travellers to experience the feeling of freedom and emancipation are:
Hemis Monastry, Ladakh
Hemis Monastery is the largest and richest Buddhist monastery in the Ladakh region. It features a collection of ancient statues, sacred thangkas, and other artefacts. During the tourist season, it is often recommended to participate in the Hemis Spiritual Retreat run by the monks.
Basilica of Bom Jesus, Goa
Declared as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, this is one among the most famous churches in India. Located in the beach city of Panjim, the church is around 300 years old. The church is said to hold the remains of St Francis Xavier and the body is opened for public display at a particular time of the year. During this period, thousands of believers come to this church, which includes even foreign tourists.
Moinuddin Chisti, Ajmer
The place occupies a prominent place among the spiritual healers of the world. The Dargah is named after a Muslim scholar who is considered to be the saint of Allah. People believe that tying a thread in Dargah can make their wishes come true.
The birthplace of yoga, Rishikesh is a popular place to meditate and relax. Situated on the banks of the river Ganga, surrounded by hills on three sides and close to Haridwar in Uttarakhand, Rishikesh is known to lure those seeking knowledge and peace with its numerous ashrams and yoga institutes.