The birth place of many religions, no one can deny India’s richness in culture and history. Religious attractions in India are plenty and absolutely glorious. These popular and sacred destinations of various faiths is not only the spiritual sites for local and international believers but also impressive tourist attractions. These attractions are usually located on beautiful locations, with perfect frames for photography and intriguing origins. In this article, we’ll show you some of the most incredible religious landmarks of India to add on your travel list.
Swaminarayan Akshardham – New Delhi
Swaminarayan Akshardham is a top-list Religious Landmarks of India. In Indian language, ‘Akshardham’ means the divine abode of God. Therefore, it is a Hindu house of worship, and a spiritual and cultural campus dedicated to devotion, learning, purity and harmony. The enormous building is 42 meters high, 94 meters wide, and 106 meters long. And all the facing was done by hand in five years totally with voluntary support. The outer surface of the temple is made with pink sandstone, while the inner surface is made from white marble. In fact, pink color symbolizes love for God while white color symbolizes absolute purity and peace in Indian cultural.
The whole temple complex covers up 12 hectares of land. The attraction also includes tseveral parks, a museum, a large cultural center, water canals, where you can take a little boat trip, and lots of cafes and souvenir shops. There is also a laser show with dancing fountains on Swaminarayan Akshardham grounds in the evening. Thanks to its enormous scale, the temple is included in the Guinness Book of World Records. Unimaginable architechture, stunning details, great theme show, Swaminarayan Akshardham is absolutely a fantastic site to visit.
Golden Temple – Amritsar
Also known as Harmandir or Darbar Sahib, the temple is a white and gold majestic building. It is dedicated to the Muslim saint, Mian Mir, an admirer and friend of Guru Arjun. The legendary Golden Temple is actually just a small part of a huge gurdwara complex. The top structure of the temple is covered with pure gold leaf, creating its sparkling shine standout in the middle of a holy lake. Spiritually, the focus of attention is actually the water surrounding the gleaming central shrine. It is said to have healing powers, you can find pilgrims from across the world come to bathe in this sacred waters.