Uttarakhand is also appreciated as the 'abode of gods' because of the numerous revered ancient temples situated here. It is believed that every mountain, every rock, and every stream of Uttarakhand is in some way associated with the mythological background of India. The sacred shrines of Char Dham, holy Panch Prayag, Lord Shiva's Panch Kedar, Lord Vishnu's Panch Badri, and numerous other renowned temples are also stationed in Uttarakhand. Below we’ve compiled a list of top religious places in Uttarakhand.
Honoured as one of the seven holiest places of India, Haridwar is the 'Gateway to Lord Vishnu' and is cradled on the banks of river Ganga. Also, Maha Kumbh is held at Haridwar every 12 years. Devotees from around the world visit Haridwar to witness Kumbh Mela.
Of all the four Dhams, Badrinath is the most important Dhams in India where Lord Vishnu is worshipped. The temple remains open for 6 six months only and stays covered with snow for the remaining time period.
The famous Kedarnath temple lies between the majestic snow-capped Himalayan ranges on the banks of river Mandakini and is flooded by lakhs of pilgrims every year.
Situated on the banks of the holy Ganges, Rishikesh is one of its kind destinations in the entire world that is equally renowned for pilgrimage, yoga, and adventure sports.
Devprayag is the last holy confluence of the Alaknanda River. From here the confluence of Alaknanda and Bhagirathi River is known as Ganga.
Gangotri Temple is a famous pilgrimage place that is a part of the Chota char Dham. The origin of the Bhagirathi (Ganga) River is at Gaumukh glacier that is situated at a distance of 18kms from Gangotri and you cannot miss to cover this distance on foot.
The above discussed are some of the top religious places to visit in Uttarakhand also known as the ‘Land of the Gods’. If you are planning to take a pilgrimage trip anytime soon, then consider taking a read at this list and finalizing your next travel itinerary.