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Amritsar :
Ritco ToursAmritsar meaning "holy pool of nectar" is home of spiritual and cultural centre of the Sikh Religion - the Golden Temple. Also known as Sri Harmandir Sahib, the Golden Temple was initiated by the fourth Guru of Sikhs, Guru Ramdas Ji and completed in the year 1601 by his successor Guru Arjan Dev Ji. Today, Golden Temple a major travel and pilgrimage destination with Raja Sansi International Airport connecting it to few of the major cities of the world. The international airport at Amritsar receives flights from Birmingham, London and Singapore.

How to Reach ?
Since the city owns an international and domestic airport, it is easily accessible by air from few major cities of India and world. The Indian railways offers good number of trains to the city, so for those who are looking for train travel can access the city very easily. From the nearby cities and neighboring states one can also take a bus or private vehicle to Amritsar.

What to See ?
The Golden Temple, Jalianwala Bagh, Durgiana Mandir, Baba Atal Rai Tower, Wagah Border



Vrindavan :

Ritco ToursAt a distance of 15 km from the holy city of Mathura lies another holy place - Vrindavan. Vrindavan is another major place of pilgrimage in India. Noted for its numerous temples - both old and new, the name of Vrindavan evokes the playfulness and lovable character of Lord Krishna. This is the place where Lord Krishna frolicked with the gopis and tenderly wooed Radha. Today this mythologically revered place is noted for its numerous temples and spiritual ambience.

How to Reach ?
Vrindavan is connected to Mathura and all other places of interest in Braj by rail and bus services and is on direct road link from Delhi & Agra.

What to See ?
The Madan Mohan Temple, The Banke-Bihari Temple, Radha Vallabh Temple.



Mount Abu :
Ritco ToursSituated at the highest peak of the Aravali at an altitude of 1220 meters, Mount Abu is the only hill station in the desert state of Rajasthan. Mount Abu is religiously significant for the Jains as well since Jain scriptures record that Lord Mahavira, the 24th Jain Tirthankar (spiritual leader), also visited Mount Abu and blessed the city.

Apart form being one of the prettiest hill stations in the country, Mount Abu is also a major Hindu and Jain pilgrimage center. Till 11th century, Mount Abu was an important Vaishnav and Shiva pilgrimage center, but now it has gained importance as a Jain pilgrim center. Rich vegetation and thick forest dominates this hill station making it an oasis in the arid surroundings. The pleasant climate picturesque surroundings attracts tourists in large numbers for pleasure trips and relaxation.

How to Reach ?
The nearest airport is at Udaipur and the nearest railhead at Abu road. Mount Abu has well defined roads which links it to almost all the cities of Rajasthan.


What to See ?
Gaumukh Temple, Delwara Jain Temple, Adhar Devi Temple, Nakki Lake are some of the attractions which you should not miss.



Pushkar :
Ritco ToursPushkar is a quiet little town of eastern Rajasthan, located about 11 km from Ajmer. Set on the edge of a small and beautiful lake, Pushkar is a city of 400 temples and 52 bathing ghats, which are the major attraction of the place. The only temple of the Hindu God of Creation, Brahma is located at Pushkar, which draws large number of pilgrims to the place. In the month of October-November (Hindu month of Kartik), Pushkar comes alive with the vibrancy and colour of the famous Pushkar Fair and the full moon (Kartik Purnima) festivities at the Ghats.

How to Reach ?
Nearest airport is at Jaipur, nearest railhead at Ajmer (11km) and Pushkar itself has good network of roads, which connects it to rest of the state.

What to See ?
Pushkar Lake, the holy lake has 52 ghats and pilgrims taking a ritual dip in the lake is a common sight, temples among which the Brahma Temple is the prime attraction. Pushkar Fair is another attraction held on Kartik Purnima (October - November).


:: Spiritual Cities in India ::
Amritsar   |   Vrindavan   |   Mount Abu   |   Pushkar   |   Rishikesh   |   Haridwar   |   Leh
Bodhgaya   |   Varanasi   |   Dharmshala   |   Pondicherry   |   Kedarnath






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