Famous Temples of North India

Famous Temples of North India | Explore the vibrant culture and tradition of North India

North India, famous for its rich culture and ancient traditions houses several holy temples that showcase their trust in the divine. From Holy River Ganges to the Chardham Tour Packages of Uttarakhand, from the ancient city of Banaras to the holiest shrine in Sikhism, the Golden Temple, North India is a spiritual haven for all the travelers looking to lift their spiritual self.

Between this beautiful region of North India, sitting are some of the famous temples of North India that will make your journey more enticing and in touch with the divine. Sharing a list of some of the famous temples of North India that stand as a symbol of devotion and spirituality, and with our India Pilgrimage Tour Packages you can get a glimpse of these famous temples.

Famous Temples in North India

1. Kedarnath Temple, Uttarakhand

Kedarnath Temple is one of the most famous and most visited temple in Uttarakhand, dedicated to Lord Shiva it is often visited by young generations and the millennial. To reach this temple you have to trek through the Rocky Mountains, starting from the base camp your trek will be started from the Gaurikund and to reach the temple you have to do the trek of 16 km. approx.

Throughout your trek you will be accompanied by thousands of devotees chanting the name of the divine, boosting your determination to climb. Once you reach the temple, get a glimpse of the holy shrine of Lord Shiva, and the views from up above is really magnificent. No doubt Kedarnath is one of the most famous temples in North India. You can visit Kedarnath with our Kedarnath Badrinath tour package, in which you’ll also get to visit the Badrinath Temple.

Things to remember:
- It gets cold after the sunset, so make sure to carry warm clothes
- People who are not medically or physically fit should take extra precautions
- Consulting with your doctor before trekking through Kedarnath.
- Due to extreme weather conditions during winters, the Kedarnath Temple is open to devotees between April and November.

2. Vaishno Devi Temple, Jammu & Kashmir

Vaishno Devi Temple is considered as one of the holiest pilgrimage sites in North India, situated at the top of the Trikuta Hills in Katra it attracts millions of devotees. The trek to Vaishno Devi Temple is 14 km, and throughout your journey you will be accompanied by chanting of the devotees ‘Jai Mata Di’, mesmerizing views and tranquil forests.

Vaishno Devi Temple has three forms of deities fulfilling and forgiving the wishes and sins of devotees. Apart from the holy shrines the temple premises provides all the necessary amenities like resting spots, medical aid etc.

Things to remember:

- The base camp to start the trek to Vaishno Devi Temple is Katra, you can reach their by several means of transport
- If one is not physically fit services like mules, Palki, ropeway, Pithoo and helicopter are available
- Carry clean clothes with you, as you might need to take a bath after trekking and before entering the temple

3. Badrinath Temple, Uttarakhand

Badrinath Temple is one of the famous temples in North India, situated between the stunning landscapes of Uttarakhand. The Temple of Badrinath is dedicated to the preserver of Universe, Lord Vishnu. The mesmerizing views and the stunning lakes and rivers make the trek to Badrinath more remembering and fruitful.

As you start your journey to the Badrinath Temple, with each step your determination will start boosting itself, and once you reach the premises you will feel instant connection. The Badrinath is also among the Chardham of Uttarakhand along with Kedarnath, Yamunotri and Gangotri. You can visit Badrinath with our Chardham Yatra  from Delhi, giving you the time to relax and focus on your trek.

Things to remember:

- The temple of Badrinath is accessible by road, you can drive there.
- Due to harsh weather, Badrinath gets a six month closure, the closure period starts from November and ends in April.

4. Shri Harmandir Sahib/ Golden Temple, Amritsar

The Shri Harmandir Sahib, also known as the Golden Temple situated in Amritsar is one of the famous temples in North India. As the name suggests the temple’s dome is covered with 750 kg of pure gold and surrounded the Gurudwara is a stunning Amrit Sarovar.

Golden Temple is the holiest shrine in Sikhism, it attracts thousands of devotees and tourists everyday. The environment there is very serene and peaceful, and the hymns of the Gurubani echo through the air making you feel close with the divine. One can also consume the Langar that runs through the donation from the Sikh Community and other well-wishers.

Things to remember while visiting Golden Temple:

- One must remove their shoes and socks before entering the premises and wash their feet
- If you’re an outsider, cover your head with a Handkerchief or a chunni- a long traditional piece of scarf worn by Indian Women. Your head must be covered at all times during your visit at any Gurudwara

Amritsar Golden Temple

5. Kashi Vishwanath Temple, Varanasi

Situated on the western banks of the holy river Ganges, the Kashi Vishwanath temple is one of the 12 Jyotirlingas dedicated to the supreme deity Lord Shiva and draw devotees from around the world. Kashi Vishwanath temple is no doubt one of the holy temples in Varanasi and in North India. You can witness the Aarti ceremony that takes place at the scheduled timings.

Aarti timings of Kashi Vishwanath Temple:

Mangala Aarti- 3:00 AM – 4:00 AM
Bhoga Aarti- 11:15 AM – 12:20 PM
Sandhya Aarti- 7:00 PM – 8:15 PM & Shayana Aarti- 10:30 PM – 11:00 PM

Things to remember while visiting Kashi Vishwanath Temple:

- Dress virtuously and please avoid any leather items inside the temple premises
- If you want to take a Sparsha Darshan- which enables the devotees to touch the Shivling and take blessings of it, you need to wear modest clothes and have to book the slot available online

6. Amarnath Cave Temple, Jammu & Kashmir

Situated in Jammu and Kashmir, the Amarnath Cave Temple is no doubt one of the famous temples in North India. Dedicated to Lord Shiva, this temple attracts millions of devotees from around the world. The Amarnath Cave Temple is considered to be more than 5000 years old and is located on a height of above 3,000 meters.

The journey through the Amarnath Cave temple is both physically and mentally tough, but through the determination and the chanting of the divine you will reach there. Upon reaching you’ll get a glimpse of the ice Shiva Lingam.

Things to remember while visiting Amarnath Cave Temple:

- The Amarnath Cave Yatra starts during the months of July and August, devotees can reach it through two routes which are through Pahalgam and Baltal. Although the Baltal route     is short but is more demanding, the route from Pahalgam to Amarnath Cave Temple is long in distance but is more picked on
- If you’re travelling with senior citizens, the helicopter services are also available, but is required to book the helicopter services prior to your visit

7. Birla Mandir Temple, Jaipur

The vibrant city of Jaipur houses this beautiful temple, which is also one of the famous tourist attractions in Jaipur. The Birla Mandir was constructed with pure white marble and dedicated to the Lord Vishnu and Goddess Lakshmi. The temple also serves as an architectural marvel, with its intricate marble carvings with the beautiful white marble feel will soothe your mind.

Situated away from all the chaos, Birla Mandir is one of the famous temples in North India. Constructed by the Birla Mandir foundation, this beautiful and serene temple was built in the year 1988.

Things to remember while visiting Birla Mandir:

- Although there is no dress code, it is required that you should dress accordingly
- One should respect the rules and regulation of do not click pcitures inside the holy premises

8. Chamunda Devi Temple, Himachal Pradesh

Situated between the beautiful landscape of the state of Himachal Pradesh, the Chamunda Devi Temple is no doubt one of the famous temples in North India. The temple is dedicated to the fierice avatar of Maa Durga, through the chanting, Sadhna and Aarti the atmosphere here becomes serene, best for you if you want to witness the closeness with divine.

Chamunda Devi Temple is one of the 51 shakti Peethas and also an architectural marvel, a trip to Chamunda Devi Temple gives you a chance to lift your spiritual self-up by visiting this beautiful temple.

Things to remember while visiting Chamunda Devi Temple:

- You can visit it during the weekdays or during the working days if you like to experience it quitter
- The complex of the temple provides all the necessary amenities like changing rooms, restrooms, and a guest house for resting.

9. Mansa Devi, Haridwar

Dedicated to the Goddess Mansa Devi, the Mansa Devi Temple situated on the top of Bilwa Parvat in Haridwar, the Mansa Devi Temple is also one of the Panch Tirths of Haridwar, thousands of devotees visit this holy temple and they firmly believe that Mansa Devi will fulfill all their wishes. It is the place where several devotees have fulfilled their wishes and that’s why it is said as a Siddha Peetha.

Along with the Chandi Devi Temple and the Maya Devi Temple it forms the three peethas in Haridwar. The Mansa Devi Temple holds an immense value and importance in Hinduism. If you want your journey to be more spiritual you can check out our Golden Triangle with Haridwar and Rishikesh Tour.

10. Ram Mandir, Ayodhya

Ayodhya is said to be the birthplace of the Hindu deity Lord Rama, and their stands this majestic temple solely dedicated to Lord Rama. After being in conflict for decades, the Ram Mandir was finally inaugurated on 22 January, 2024 as one of the third world’s largest Hindu Temple.

It is built upon the remnants of the Babri Masjid that once stood and due to some political dispute it was demolished, Ram Mandir is no doubt one of the famous temples in North India to lift your spiritual self. The temple is designed in the Nagara Style architecture and the beautiful Ram Lalla idol crafted out of a black stone perfectly. Check out our Varanasi Bodhgya Allahbad Ayodhya Tour.

11. Jwala Devi Mandir, Himachal Pradesh

Being one of the 51 Shakti Peethas, the Jwala Devi Shaktipeeth is one of the famous temples in North India. It is believed that the tongue of Mata Sati fell here, and the temple was built by the then King Bhumichand.

Considered as an auspicious place, the famous Mughal Emperor Akbar had also witnessed its greatness, as asking for forgiving him he presented a golden umbrella to the shrine, but due to a miracle the umbrella got turned into a strange kind of metal which is still unknown. No doubt Jwala Devi Mandir should be in your list for a visit if you want to witness miracles.

12. Krishna Janmabhoomi, Mathura

Situated in Mathura, Uttar Pradesh, the Krishna Janmabhoomi temple is no doubt one of the famous temples in North India, it is believed to be the place where Lord Vishnu manifested himself as an avatar of Krishna. The temple now attracts thousands of tourists on daily basis and holds an immense significance in the Hindu culture. Thus, a visit to Krishna Janmabhoomi temple is one of the best things you can do while your Tour to North India.

The holy shrine of Krishna Janamabhoomi houses three main temples which are Keshavdev Temple, Garbh Griha and Bhagvata Bhavan. If you want to embark on a spiritual journey to Mathura and Vrindavan our 3 Days Agra Mathura Vrindavan Tour is for you.

Things to remember while visiting Krishna Janambhoomi:

- Cloak rooms are available to keep your stuff, nobody is allowed to enter the premises with shoes on and with any stuff.

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