India is a very spiritual country. When people set their mind to seek God, nothing can stop them. There are pilgrimages scattered in every corner of our vast nation. But there are some centers of worship that test the strength, patience and devotion of every devotee. Some of these pilgrimages are in high altitudes and perched on mighty mountains. Some of them are accessible only for a brief period in a year. But it is common knowledge that when man sets his mind on something, nothing in the world can stop him. We have for you today some of the toughest pilgrimages in India.
It is without doubt one of the most peaceful places in the world. The temple dates back to the 8th century and is one of the most revered places for Hindus. You have to trek almost fourteen kilometers on foot to reach it.
Amarnath Cave Temple
State: Jammu & Kashmir
You need to be very strong in the head and tough in the body in order to complete this pilgrimage. This Shiva temple is located at 3888m above sea level and in a very treacherous location. It is one of the toughest pilgrimages in the country.
Kartik Swami Temple
This temple is very popular among the devotees and those who are looking for adventure and thrill. The surroundings and the location of the temple will take your breath away. The temple overlooks a deep valley and it has the mighty Himalayas in the background. The temple is dedicated to Lord Kartikeya.
Shikhar Ji Temple
It is one of the most revered sites for the Jains. They believe that 20 Tirthankaras had attained Nirvana at this location. Trekking for almost fifteen miles can only access the temple.
The temple is on the bank of river Alaknanda. The temple is dedicated to Lord Vishnu. He is worshipped in the form of a big black stone here.