Spirituality and India are the two faces of the same coin and while talking about the southern part of India, we find this statement to be absolutely incontrovertible. The rise of dynasties of Cholas, Pandyas or Pallavas led to the construction of variety of  temples, on the other hand rise of Bhakti Movement gave birth to a new era of religious purity. Today a huge number of temples, churches and durgahs are found in this part of the country which call upon the followers of all religious beliefs.

Here is the list of the best religious places to visit in South India:

  • Tirupati, Andhra Pradesh

A temple city in Chittoor District of Andhra Pradesh is popular among the tourists for the golden habitat of Lord Venkateshwara Swami. The literal meaning of Tirupati is the husband of Laxmi, i.e. Vishnu. It is claimed to be the most reputed religious sites in the world in terms of visitors and the amount of donation it gets every year. Hindu married women out of devotion often donate their hair in Tirupati.

  • Rameshwaram, Tamil Nadu

A popular town in the heart of Ramanathapura District of Tamil Nadu, is considered to be one of the most popular Hindu pilgrimage sites in South India. Lord Shiva is the presiding God of this temple. It is believed that Rama worshipped Shiva here in Rameshwaram to pay the killing of Ravana, the Brahmin.

  • Kanchipuram, Tamil Nadu

Kanchipuram is a city in the state of Tamil Nadu, located on the Vegavathy River, is counted among the seven Indian cities where one can attain moksha. Among the 108 temples of Lord Vishnu, 14 are found in Kanchipuram.

  • Kanyakumari, Tamil Nadu

The temple is counted among the 108 Shaktipeethas dedicated to the female form of supreme energy, Goddess Durga. The temple is visited by the unmarried girls in large numbers to get their desired life partner.

  • Pondicherry

This union territory might have bewitched you for its picturesque natural beauty, but I am sure, you have not explored all its religious destinations yet. If you are seeking mental peace, then go explore the temples of Kanniga Parameshwari Temple, Varadharaja Perumal Temple, Manakula Vinayagar Temple.

  • Nagapattinam, Tamil Nadu

If you are travelling to Nagapattinam district of Tamilnadu in Southern India, you will be amazed by seeing the number of international devotees gathering here. The town consists of one of the most popular churches in South India called Valankanni Church.

  • Madurai, Tamil Nadu

Located on the banks of the Vaigai River, Madurai is a city in the state of Tamil Nadu in India, also called the Athens of the East. Thiruparankundram, Koodal Azhagar Temple, Pazhamundir Solai are some of the most famous temples in Madurai.


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