Birupaksha temple Hampi

Spiritual and religious tourism in India

For more than 4,000 years, India the land of the Vedas and the most ancient civilization is one of the most spiritually enriched places on this planet. India, its people, beliefs, cultural diversity and its very soil encourage and nurture spiritualism, allowing a number of religions to thrive, flourish and prosper.

Every major religion in the world, as well many of their off-shoots and facets, get support and nourishment from India. Religions like Hinduism, Jainism, Buddhism and Sikhism were conceived in India, and others sought refuge in India after being persecuted in their own countries.

Apart from religions, numerous saints, philosophers, spiritual leaders and founders of religions also sought and received sanctuary and enlightenment in India’s soil and spirit. This trend continues even today after hundreds of years, the reason being as the people across the world veer towards the materialistic way of life, whereas in India people still give preference to spiritual fulfillment. People across the globe travel to India to find the solutions to their problems in materialistic world.

Content updated in January 2020