Pilgrimage Tours in South India
As far as India is concerned, tourism is one of the fastest growing industry. Tourism here is rich and exuberant. The variety in culture makes it more rich and colourful. The country believes in unity in diversity as it possess people from different religious concepts. There are Hindus, Islam, Christians, Sikhs, Jains, Budhists etc. But, over 80% of the population believes in Hinduism and forms the majority. For the same reason, India has a great number of temples. Temples can be considered as one of the most attractive spots for tourism. The architectural arts in the temple buildings make them more attractive and historical.
From Delhi to Tamil Nadu, there are quite a large number of holy spots in India. The holy Ganges that flow abundantly in North India is a very popular destination for the devotees across the world.
Like North India, Western India, Eastern India and Southern India have got their own religious beliefs and cultures. The Western part, especially Goa has got a mixed culture. It has beautiful churches, temples and mosques. Whereas, Gujarat has more Jain temples and shrines. Neminath temple is one of the most popular Jain Shrine of Gujarat.
Some of the popular pilgrimage centres in Maharashtra are Hazi Ali Tomb, Shirdi, Gurudwara etc. The Eastern India, including West Bengal, Orissa, and Jahrghand have many popular temples and religious centres.
When compared to other parts of India, the Southern part has more religious centres. South India possesses a great number of temples. There are many that are world famous. Some of them include Amaravati, Meenakshi temple, Kalpathi temple, The thousand pillars temple, Udupi, Guruvayoor temple, and Sabarimala temple. Despite this list, India has many other Hindu religious places and temples. The culture of Indian population is more sensitive as it gives more importance to religious and spiritual aspects. This makes Indian Temple tourism more attractive and catchy.