Tryst with the North Indian Deities!

When you are finalizing a North India travel package it is a good idea to include the popular temples in the region. This region is a well-known pilgrimage hub where the followers of Buddhism, Jainism, and Hinduism visit every year.

The structure and the layout of the North Indian Temples are built in the traditional Nagara architecture. The sanctuary of the temple is the most important part and is known as the Vimana. Similarly, there are other specifications as well, that you will discover on your trip.

North Indian Temple tours are not only famous among the senior citizens but also among the youth. This is owing to the prominence of the new age and spiritual studies. Selecting a tour of the North Indian temples is simple and easy. It’s always best to check with your travel agent and have a look at the options that they are providing.

If you have less time at hand then it is best to opt in for a package tour. Temples tours allow you to explore the site, and attend the “puja” and the “evening arati” that is held. It is always advised to choose a temple tour package that will allow you to spend considerable time at each site.

The famous temples of North India are:-

  • Akshar Dham
  • Bahai Temple
  • Baijnath Temple
  • Birla Mandir
  • Bodhi Temple
  • Chattarpur Mandir
  • Dilwara Temple
  • Dwarkadhish Temple
  • Eklingji Temple
  • Golden Temple
  • ISKON Temples
  • Jagannath Temple
  • Jwalamukhi Temple
  • Kailash Temple
  • Kashi Vishwanath Temple
  • Khajuraho Temples
  • Lakshmi Narayan Temple
  • Maha Bodhi Temple
  • Lingaraja Temple
  • Lotus Temple
  • Mukteswara Temple
  • Naina Devi Temple
  • Omkareshwar Temple
  • Orcha Temple
  • Shankaracharya Temple
  • Somnath Temple
  • Sun Temple – Konark
  • Sun Temple – Modhera
  • Vaishno Devi

Whilst on your trip the north India temple architecture is something to watch out for. Each monument would have its intrinsic features. The sanctum sanatorium is known as Garbhagriha. This is where the main deity of the temple is kept.

There is often a flight of stairs that leads to the temple. Other features would include a porch towards the entrance and the carved pillars. The roof atop the Garbhagriha is known as the Shikhara, meaning the roof. Few North Indian Temples initially were small shrines which later developed into complex structures. Holy shrines have a mandap or the hall that leads you to the sanctum sanctorum.

A standard North India temple travel package tour would last for nine to ten days. Sometimes you can even extend a few days more than that as per your requirement. The major destinations covered are Delhi, Rishikesh, Haridwar, Varanasi, Agra, and Mathura.

As you explore the temples and their intricate structures, you will notice religious folklore and tales being scripted on the walls in the form of carvings. Some temples even have their Vedic slokas imprinted on the walls.

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