A pilgrimage is a journey or search of great moral or spiritual significance. Typically, it is a journey to a shrine or other location of importance to a person's beliefs and faith. India has always been known as the land of spirituality. Here we find the religions like Buddhism, Jainism, Sikhism. It is a multi-religious nation.
In religion and spirituality, a pilgrimage is a long journey or search of great moral significance. Sometimes, it is a journey to a sacred place or shrine of importance to a naat faith. Members of every major religion participate in pilgrimages. A person who makes such a journey is called a pilgrim. Unlike some other religions, Hindus are not required to undertake pilgrimages during their lifetime. However, most Hindus who can afford to go on such journeys travel to numerous iconic sites including those below: Puri, Rameswaram, Dwarka and Badrinath.
The most important places of pilgrimage in Buddhism are located in the Gangetic plains of Northern India and Southern Nepal, in the area between New Delhi and Rajgir. This is the area where Gautama Buddha lived and taught, and the main sites connected to his life are now important places of pilgrimage for both Buddhists and Hindus. However, many countries that are or were predominantly Buddhist have shrines and places which can be visited as a pilgrimage.
There are many Jain Tirtha or pilgrimage sites throughout the Indian subcontinent, many of which were built several hundred years ago. Many of these temples are classified according to Jain sects. Many Jain Temples are found in other areas of the world. This article lists and documents prominent Jain temples and Tirthas around the world.
Sikh Pilgrimage to Pakistan is a book by Anup Singh Choudry and Hardip Singh Chowdhary, published by Gurbani Centre, UK, in 1985 and printed in Great Britain by Jarrold and Sons Ltd, Norwich. This a short book aimed at visitors of Sikh shrines in Pakistan. With the recent relaxation of the visa requirements for Indian citizens, more and more visitor now travel to Pakistan every year.