Temples in India

One of the world’s most ancient civic establishments, the rich legacy of India is a comprehensive association of the legends around the religions, tradition, and deep-rooted spiritual beliefs. The highlight of the Indian legacy lies in the fortune of its prehistoric craft, architecture, sculptures, fine carving, its flora, and fauna, and inherited spiritual beliefs. India has incredibly aced most of its ancient preservings’! Be it the innumerous sanctuaries, an antiquated structural style that has prospered over the centuries, or the harmony it shows as a country, the nation is sparkling through it all. The artfulness of Indian structures still inspires awe today amongst the spiritual and travel enthusiasts. The country is known to be the locale where various religions prospered and yet people from all faiths of life coexist in harmony and brotherhood.

This might be a lesser-known fact but Hinduism doesn’t have an originator however it is rather a combination of religions. Numerous primeval manuscripts and researchers depict Hinduism as a customary method of living, a religion whose start and finishing can’t be followed. India has a pilgrim center in almost every nook and corner of the country! In spite of that every temple and its architectural marvel has a distinctive history associated with it. Some of such temples and their history behind it have been simply breathtaking. For instance, the Kamakhya temple in Guwahati, Assam is dedicated to the Goddess Kamakhya who is famously known as the bleeding goddess. Unconventional, right?!

Drenched in religious mysticism, the Indian temples should be seen to be believed. Visiting these famous temples would introduce you to India’s deep-rooted faith, spirituality, and ample traditional beliefs that’ll be a journey of enlightenment in itself for you. This big circuit of shrines in India is a different world in itself. One should visit these pilgrim centers not just for spiritual revitalization but also to learn the magnificent histories, different perspectives towards life (and more).  “A place where divinity and serenity collide…” Even if a person isn’t much inclined toward the philosophical or spiritual end and is more of a traveler who appreciates scenic and architectural beauty, they can still have a worthful addition to their travel stories. These sites stand as an exemplary demonstration of ancient architectural skills and intricate carving.  

We all know that the Golden Temple in Amritsar is the most famous temple in India. It attracts pilgrims and travelers for its rich cultural and spiritual aura. However, this shrine isn’t the only shrine that steals attention for its heritage. Speaking of the most visited and most searched temples in India, the Isckon Temple in Bangalore and the ever so spiritual, the Sankat Mochan Hanuman Temple, Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh, single-handedly stands out in the race after the Golden Temple. But how would we know which are the most famous states for their temples? Well, today let’s me walk you through the list of most famous temple states you must add into your go-to lists and feel the authentic essence of Indian heritage and harmony. 

List of The Most Famous Temples in India by State


PunjabGolden Temple, Jayanti Devi Temple
Madhya PradeshSrisailam Temple, Khajuraho Temple, Sanchi Stupa
MaharashtraKailasa temple, Mahalakshmi Temple
GujaratSomnath Temple, Dwarkadhish Temple
UttarakhandKedarnath Temple, Badrinath Temple
Uttar PradeshRam Mandir, Kashi Vishwanath Temple
KeralaSabarimala Temple, Guruvayur Temple
DelhiAkshardham Swaminarayan Temple, Lotus Temple
Jammu and KashmirAmarnath Temple, Vaishno Devi Temple
KeralaSabarimala Temple, Guruvayur Temple
KarnatakaDurga Temple, Hampi Temple, Iskcon Temple Bangalore
Andhra PradeshVenkateshwara Temple, Lepakshi Temple
BiharMahabodhi Temple, Mundeshwari Temple
West BengalDakshineswar Kali Temple, Belur Math
Assamkamakhya Temple, Dirgheshwari temple
HyderabadRamappa Temple, Chilkur Balaji Temple
OdishaJagannath Temple, Konark Sun Temple
RajasthanRanakpur Jain Temple

Most Popular Temples in Punjab

Golden Temple

Golden Temple, Amritsar

Jayanti Devi Temple

Jayanti Devi Temple

Durgiana Temple

Durgiana Temple

Mukteshwar Temple

Mukteshwar Mahadev Temple

Most Popular Temples in Madhya Pradesh

Srisailam Temple

Srisailam Temple

Khajuraho Temple

Khajuraho Temple

Sanchi Stupa

Sanchi Stupa

Pashupatinath Temple

Pashupatinath Temple

Most Popular Temples in Maharashtra

Kailasa temple

Kailasa temple

Mahalakshmi Temple

Mahalakshmi Temple

Shirdi Sai Baba Temple

Sai Baba Temple

Siddhivinayak Temple

Siddhivinayak Temple

Most Popular Temples in Gujarat

Somnath Temple

Somnath Temple

Sun Temple

Sun Temple

Dwarkadhish Temple

Dwarkadhish Temple

Bala Hanuman Temple

Bala Hanuman Temple

Most Popular Temples in Uttarakhand

Kedarnath Temple

Kedarnath Temple

Gangotri

Gangotri, Uttarakhand

Hemkund Sahib

Hemkund Sahib

Badrinath Temple

Badrinath Temple

Most Popular Temples in Uttar Pradesh

Ram Mandir, Ayodhaya

Ram Mandir

Kashi Vishwanath Temple

Kashi Vishwanath Temple

Hanuman Temple

Sankat Mochan Hanuman temple

Radha Raman Temple

Radha Raman Temple

Most Popular Temples in Kerala

Guruvayur Temple

Guruvayur Temple

Padmanabha Swamy

Ram Mandir

Oachira Temple

Oachira Temple

Sabarimala Temple

Sabarimala Temple

Most Popular Temples in Delhi

Lotus Temple

Lotus Temple

Akshardham Temple

Akshardham Swaminarayan Temple

Jhandewalan Temple

Jhandewalan Temple

Kalka Mandir

Kalka Mandir

Most Popular Temples in Jammu and Kashmir

Vaishno Devi

Vaishno Devi

Amarnath Temple

Amar Nath

Raghunath Temple

Raghunath Temple

Panchmukhi Temple

Panchmukhi hanuman Temple

Most Popular Temples in Karnataka

Durga Temple

Durga Temple

Hampi Temple

Hampi Temple

Subramanya Temple

Kukke Subramanya Temple

Sharadamba Temple

Sharadamba Temple

Most Popular Temples in Andhra Pradesh

Balaji Temple

Balaji Temple

Kanaka Durga Temple

Kanaka Durga Temple

Lepakshi Temple

Lepakshi Temple

Mahanandi Temple

Mahanandi Temple

Most Popular Temples in Bihar

Mahabodhi Temple

Mahabodhi Temple

Mundeshwari Temple

Mundeshwari Temple

Aami Mandir

Aami Mandir

Pataleshwar Mandir

Pataleshwar Mandir

Most Popular Temples in West Bengal

Belur Math

Belur Math

Dakshineswar Temple

Dakshineswar Kali Temple

Bargabhima Temple

Bargabhima Temple

Kalyaneshwari Temple

Kalyaneshwari Temple

Most Popular Temples in Assam

Kamakhya Temple

kamakhya Temple

Dirgheshwari Temple

Dirgheshwar Temple

Bhairabi Temple

Bhairabi Temple

Umananda Temple

Umananda Temple

Most Popular Temples in Himachal Pradesh

Baba Balak Nath Temple

Baba Balak Nath Temple

Chintpurni Devi Temple

Chintpurni Devi Temple

Vashisht Temple

Vashisht Temple

Hadimba Temple

Hadimba Temple

Most Popular Temples in Hyderabad

Ramappa Temple

Ramappa Temple

Chilkur Balaji Temple

Chilkur Balaji Temple

Birla Mandir

Birla Mandir

Peddamma Temple

Peddamma Temple

Most Popular Temples in Odisha

Jagannath Temple

Jagannath Temple

Brahma Temple

Brahma Temple

Konark Sun Temple

Konark Sun Temple

Baladevjew Temple

Baladevjew Temple

Most Popular Temples in Rajasthan

Ranakpur Jain Temple

Ranakpur Jain Temple

Karni Mata Temple

Karni Mata Temple

Shrinathji Temple

Shrinathji Temple

Mehandipur Temple

Mehandipur Balaji Temple

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