30 Famous Temples in India You Must Visit

Mark Twain once said that India is the land of two million Gods.  Indian civilization has grown for more than a couple of thousand years and this length gives out incredible diversity in customs, traditions, dialects, and others. This, in turn, gave out a wide spectrum of religions in the country.

Indian religion has a God for everything; starting from health to ultimate destruction. And, Indians made it a point to incorporate that custom into their lives. Here are the Top 30 Temples in India you ought to visit to enjoy that custom and tradition during your vacation.

1. Golden Temple, Amritsar

The Harmandir Sahib temple (Golden Temple) of the 16th century is open to all religions and creed. This is the iconic religious structure for Sikhs. The structure holds an old clock tower, main sanctum, museum, temple office, langar, and others. The langar (community kitchen) serves more than a hundred thousand people, every day.

The pool around the temple is said to have spiritual purification powers. The temple is also famous for mural paintings, frescoes, floral designs, and others. A tree located inside the shrine is said to cure leprosy. There is a museum inside the complex dedicated to the Sikhism religion.

Golden Temple, Amritsar
Golden Temple, Amritsar
  • Entry Fee : None
  • Visiting Timing : Open throughout the day
  • Best Time To Visit : October - November

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Suggested Tour: 10 Days - Golden Triangle Tour with Amritsar (Golden Temple)

2. Maa Vaishno Devi Temple and Cave, Jammu & Kashmir

To visit this temple, pilgrims have to trek for 12 km from the base camp at Katra. This cave is located 5200 feet above the sea level, on the Trikuta Mountain. The main deity of this temple is Maa Vaishno Devi, who is represented as three heads made with rock, the Pindies. It is said that only those who are destined and decided by the deity can visit the temple. The temple is open throughout the year.

Vaishno Devi Temple, Jammu and Kashmir
Vaishno Devi Temple, Jammu and Kashmir
  • Entry Fee :None
  • Visiting Timing : 5 am to 12 pm; 4 pm to 9 pm
  • Best Time To Visit : March - October

Also Read : A Trip to Jammu Kashmir and Ladakh

3. Kedarnath Temple, Uttarakhand

Kedarnath Temple is located in Garhwal region in the Himalayan ranges. This temple is considered as one of the best holy sites to worship Lord Shiva. The temple has a mythological link to Mahabharata, which states that Pandavas built this temple to get rid of the sins of taking lives during their war with Kauravs.

The structure you see today was built in the 8th century. The temple is located 2.583 meters above sea level, surrounded by glaciers. Pilgrims have to trek for 14 km along hill region to reach this temple or take a pony ride. The temple is open only from April to November.

Kedarnath Temple, Uttarakhand
Kedarnath Temple, Uttarakhand
  • Entry Fee : None
  • Visiting Timing : Closes only between 3 pm and 5 pm. Until 3 pm, pilgrims are allowed to touch the deity and perform any rituals.
  • Best Time To Visit : May and June, and September and October. The temple is closed during winter season. If you wish to see the idol in winter, visit Ukhimath, where the deity is shifted during winter.

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Suggested Tour : 12 Days - Chardham Tour Package

4. Siddhivinayak Temple, Mumbai

Siddhivinayak Temple receives more than 20,000 visitors, every day. The main deity of the temple is Lord Ganesh. This temple was built in 19th century and holds numerous shrines inside the temple. The deity of the temple has a unique structure than the other Ganesh deities around the world. The temple is also famous for holding a digital library related to spirituality and other genres.

Siddhivinayak Temple?
Siddhivinayak Temple?, Mumbai
  • Entry Fee :None
  • Visiting Timing : 5:30 am – 9:50 pm
  • Best Time To Visit : October to March

Also Read : Most Famous Temples Near Mumbai

5. Sri Venkateswara Temple, Tirupati

This is one of the most famous and richest temples of India. The main deity of the temple is Lord Vishnu. The temple receives around a hundred thousand pilgrims, every day. This Dravidian temple holds many inscriptions from different dynasties like Yadaarayas, Pallavas, Pandyas, Cholas, and others.

Numerous festivals and unique rituals take place in this temple. Tonsuring and dedicating the hair to the deity is the main pilgrimage activity. The main delicacy of the temple is a special variety of laddoo, which is quite famous.

Sri Venkateswara Temple, Tirupati
Sri Venkateswara Temple, Tirupati
  • Entry Fee : No entry fee. For special darshan – INR 300 per head
  • Visiting Timing : 2:30am to11 pm
  • Best Time To Visit : September and October

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Suggested Tour: 15 Days - South India Temple Tour Package

6. Kashi Vishvanath Temple, Varanasi

Kashi Vishvanath Temple is one of the oldest temples in the Varanasi city and an iconic structure for spirituality for Hinduism. This temple is found closer to Dashashwamedh Ghat. The temple gets its popularity by being one of the twelve jyotirlinga temples. Over history, the temple was destroyed several times before being rebuilt to the current structure.

A well inside the temple is said to hold the purest water of River Ganges. According to local folklore, if you wish upon the golden spire of the temple, your wish will be granted.

Kashi Vishwanath Temple, Varanasi
Kashi Vishwanath Temple, Varanasi
  • Entry Fee :none
  • Visiting Timing : 4:00 am to 11 pm
  • Best Time To Visit : October to March

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7. Dilwara Temples, Mount Abu

This is one of the famous tourist attractions of the land. This 11th century temple complex holds numerous temples and small shrines. The five main temples of the complex are dedicated to Lord Rishabhdeo, Lord Parshvantah, Lord Adinath, Lord MahavirSwamy, and Lord Neminath. The temple complex is also famous for carvings, entranceways, doorways, arches, and others.

Dilwara Temple, Mount Abu
Dilwara Temple, Mount Abu
  • Entry Fee :None
  • Visiting Timing : 6 am to 12 pm for Jain pilgrims, and 12 pm to 5 pm for tourists
  • Best Time To Visit : October to March

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Mount Abu Travel Guide

Suggested Tour : 5 Days - Rajasthan Tour

8. Swaminarayan Akshardham Temple, Delhi

This 21st century temple is located on Delhi. This temple is famous for its theme garden, IMAX film presenting the life and work of Swaminarayan, boat ride, and others. The temple has numerous carved statues and the architecture is built with Rajasthani pink sandstone and Carrara marbles from Italy.

The temple also holds 148 elephant statues in the life-size, weighing 3000 ton together. The main deity of the temple is Swaminarayan and apart from that, it holds more than 2000 deities.

The innovative attraction of the structure is the Sahajanand Darshan, which has a robotic display of religion, work of Swaminarayan, and others. The temple is built over 100 acres and holds the world records for its size.

Akshardham Temple, Delhi
Akshardham Temple, Delhi
  • Entry Fee :None for entering temple. Cost of exhibition – INR 170 and cost of musical fountain – INR 30
  • Visiting Timing : 9:30 am to 6:30 pm (closed on Mondays)
  • Best Time To Visit : October - February

Get Complete Guide : About Akshardham Temple, Delhi

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9. Meenakshi Amman Temple, Madurai

Meenakshi Amman Temple of Madurai has been shortlisted for adding to the list of world wonders. The architectural beauty of the structure and the deity are spellbinding. This temple was built between 1st and 6th century, and rebuilt in 17th century.

The main deity of the temple is Meenakshi Amman. The four daily rituals of the temple; sacred bath of deity, food offering, the lamp ceremony, and the Veda recital are very famous among pilgrims.

Meenakshi Amman Temple, Madurai
Meenakshi Amman Temple, Madurai
  • Entry Fee : No entry fee for the temple
  • Visiting Timing : 5 am to 12:30 pm, and from 4 pm to 9:30 pm
  • Best Time To Visit : April to May for enjoying chariot festival, Meenakshi Thirukalyanam, float festival, and so on. If you wish to visit during milder climate, choose November – March.

Also Read: 8 Best Places to Visit in Madurai

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10. Kandariya Mahadev Temple, Khajuraho

The temples in Khajuraho group of monuments are famous for beautiful carvings, sculptures, and interesting architecture. The best of all is the Kandariya Mahadev Temple, which is the tallest and largest in the group.

The main deity of the temple is lord Shiva. The structure of the temple resembles a mountain. According to mythology, this temple resembles Mount Meru. There are more than 900 sculptures apart from the marble lingam, the main deity.

Kandariya Mahadev Temple, Khajuraho
Kandariya Mahadev Temple, Khajuraho
  • Entry Fee : INR 40 for Indians and citizens of BIMSTEC and SAARC. Entry fee for foreigners is INR 600
  • Visiting Timing :  6 am to 10 pm
  • Best Time To Visit : October to March is the best time to visit. Tourists prefer to visit in February and March to enjoy the Khajuraho dance festival.

Also Read : Most Famous Temples in Khajuraho

Khajuraho Travel Guide

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11. Belur Math, Kolkata

Belur Math was inaugurated by Swami Vivekananda. This pilgrimage site is located on the banks of Hooghly River Kolkata. This campus holds temples of Swami Vivekananda, Sri Ramakrishna and his consort Sarada Devi.

The campus has a mixed architecture of South Indian temple style, European style central dome, Buddhist element, Christianity styles, and so on.

Apart from the temples, there is a large museum with artifacts from the lives of Swami Vivekananda, Ramakrishna, and Sarada Devi.

Belur Math Kolkata
Belur Math, Kolkata
  • Entry Fee : No Entry Fee
  • Visiting Timing : From April to September; 8:30 am to 11:30 am, and, 4 pm to 6 pm, From October to March: 8:30 am to 11:30 am, and 3:30 pm to 5:30 pm
  • Best Time To Visit : Throughout out the year

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12. Sri Padmanabhaswamy Temple, Trivandrum

Dedicated to Lord Vishnu, this is the world’s richest religious site, with trillions of dollars of treasures in its vaults. The temple is built with Dravidian architecture in 16th century. Only Hindus are allowed inside the temple and strict dress codes are implemented and strictly followed.

Every morning, the deity is woken up by a conch sound and by several priests chanting SripadaSooktham. This ritual is the most important part of the daily routine and numerous pilgrims visit this temple early in the morning to witness the ritual.

Sri Padmanabhaswamy Temple, Trivandrum
Sri Padmanabhaswamy Temple, Trivandrum
  • Entry Fee :None. In case of special darshan- INR 150 per head
  • Visiting Timing : 3:30 am to 12 pm and from 5 pm to 7:20 pm
  • Best Time To Visit : October – November, and March-April

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13. Amarnath Cave & Temple, Jammu Kashmir

This temple is located inside the Amarnath Cave, at 3,888 m above average sea level. This cave is covered with layers of snow and is open only during summer season. The cave is more than 5000 years old, and the ice deity of the cave is quite famous.

The temple can be reached only by a five-day trekking tour covering 40 miles on foot. Now, people can opt for helicopter services to take you from the base camp to the cave temple, for a price.

Amarnath Cave Temple, Jammu
Amarnath Cave Temple, Jammu
  • Entry Fee :None
  • Visiting Timing : 4 am to 11 pm
  • Best Time To Visit : June to August

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14. Shore Temple, Mahabalipuram

The shore temple of 8th century gets its name from the Mahabalipuram beach where it is located. This temple was built to express the wealth of the land to the traders who visited southern India via the port closer to Mahabalipuram.

The temple has three small shrines and is rich with inscriptions, sculptures, bass reliefs, and others. This temple is a part of heritage site, famous for being one of the ancient stone cut temples in southern India. The temple is made by cutting granite.

Shore Temple, Mahabalipuram
Shore Temple, Mahabalipuram
  • Entry Fee : INR 10 for Indians and INR 250 for foreigners.
  • Visiting Timing : 6 am to 6 pm
  • Best Time To Visit : November to February

Read More : Top Places to Visit in Mahabalipuram

Suggested Tour : Full Day Mahabalipuram Trip

15. Sri Jagannath Puri Temple, Odisha

This temple is a part of Char Dham (four holy sites of India) and that main deity of the temple is Lord Krishna. You can also find other deities inside the complex. The main attraction of the temple is an interesting deity structure with vibrant colors, big eyes, and others. The deities are made with Daru Brahma, a unique type of wood, which is changed once every 12 years.

The main festival of this temple is RathYatra, which attracts millions of people.  This 12th century temple dresses the deities with different clothing based on the season. Non-Hindus are not allowed inside the temple complex. There are more than 120 smaller temples and shrines in this complex.

Jagannath Temple Puri
Jagannath Temple Puri, Odisha
  • Entry Fee : None
  • Visiting Timing : 5 am to midnight
  • Best Time To Visit : July to March

16. Sri Krishna Janmabhoomi Temple Complex, Mathura

Sri Krishna Janmabhoomi temple complex or Krishna Janmasthan temple complex is a collection of Hindu temples built in the area where Lord Krishna is believed to be born. There was an important temple in the area, which was destroyed in 6th century. Later, in 20th century, the Keshavdev Temple was built, later, GarbhaGriha temple closer to it.

Apart from these two temples, you can find BhagavataBhavan and PotraKund. Garbha Griha temple is built at the spot of prison cell, where Lord Krishna was born. Bhagavata Bhavan is a collection of five shrines to Jagannatha, Subhadra, Balarama, Ram with Lakshman and sita, and Hanuman. PotraKund is said to be the pond where Lord Krishna was given a bath for the first time.

Prem Mandir Mathura
Prem Mandir Mathura
  • Entry Fee : None
  • Visiting Timing : 5 am to 12 pm and from 4 pm to 9:30 pm (in summer), 05:30 am to 12 pm and from 3 pm to 8:30 pm (in winter)
  • Best Time To Visit : October to March

17. Shri Sai Baba Sansthan Temple, Shirdi

The temple town of Shirdi receives around 25,000 pilgrims, every day. This town is the home of spiritual leader, Sai Baba. The temple holds his tomb inside a large house. The plants around the temple were grown by Sai Baba.

You can find portraits of the saint, his utensils and other artifacts in the temple. The neem tree inside the complex is said to have sweet-tasting leaves. This temple is one of the richest religious structures in the country and it receives two to four crores of donations, every week.

Shirdi Sai Baba Temple, Maharashtra
Shirdi Sai Baba Temple, Maharashtra
  • Entry Fee : None. If seeking for VIP darshan, the cost varies between INR 300-INR 1500 based on the ritual
  • Visiting Timing : 4 am – 11:15 pm
  • Best Time To Visit : September and October

18. Brahma Temple, Pushkar

It is not common to spot a temple for Lord Brahma. This is why the Pushkar Brahma temple is quite famous. The temple has a distinctive red pinnacle and motif. The pillars of the temple are painted in vibrant blue color. The main deity of the temple is Brahma with Gayatri (the Goddess of Milk). This temple is quite famous for Kartik Poornima festival.

The structure you see now belongs to 14th century. The original temple’s construction date is unknown, yet literature says that Sage Vishwamitra built this temple. Later, in 8th century, the temple was renovated by Adi Shankara. This temple is recognized as one of the most religious sites in the world and one of the top five sacred places in the world for Hindus.

Brahma Temple Pushkar
Brahma Temple, Pushkar
  • Entry Fee : None
  • Visiting Timing : 06:30 am to 08:30 pm (in winter), and 06:00 am to 09:00 pm (in summer)
  • Best Time To Visit : October – February (November is the peak time)

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19. Dwarkadeesh Temple, Gujarat

Dwarkadeesh/ Dwarkadhish Temple (one of the Char Dham – four major pilgrimage site) is located on the banks of Gomti River. This is also called as Jagat Mandir, where Krishna is worshipped as the king of Dwarka. This temple is famous for its two doors, called the gateway of heaven (SwargDwar) and the gateway to salvation (Moksha Dwar).

The temple flag of this structure is changed five times a day. The structure stands with five levels and 72 pillars, and is more than 2200 years old. The structure you see today was renovated in 15th century. This limestone temple is also famous for being the spot where Saint Meera Bai became unified with the deity. Interestingly, the dome of this temple has carvings of Shiva’s dancing poses.

Dwarkadhish Temple Gujarat
Dwarkadhish Temple, Gujarat
  • Entry Fee :None
  • Visiting Timing : 6 am to 8 pm
  • Best Time To Visit : October to February

20. Neelkantha Mahadeva Temple, Rishikesh

This is a Shiva temple located at an elevation of 1330m above mean sea level. This temple is surrounded by lush forest and bordered by mountains. According to legends, the temple is built at the spot where Lord Shiva consumed poison.

The main deity of the temple is Neelkanth Mahadev (The one with the blue throat). The temple holds a natural spring, which is used by the devotees to take a holy dip.

Neelkanth Mahadev Temple Rishikesh
Neelkanth Mahadev Temple, Rishikesh
  • Entry Fee : None
  • Visiting Timing : 6 am to 9 pm
  • Best Time To Visit : February and March, and July and August

Must Read: Top 10 Things To Do In Rishikesh

21. Sri Ranganathaswamy Temple, Srirangapatna

This 6th century Dravidian style temple is famous for its hall of more than 1000 pillars, medieval inscriptions, alluring courtyards, tall temple towers, nine pools, and so on. The temple conducts numerous dance and music festivals throughout the year. This temple holds 50 shrines and 21 towers.

This is one of largest temple complexes in the world. The main deity of the temple is Ranganathar, a form of Lord Vishnu. The structure you see today was rebuilt in 14th century. In terms of architectural beauties, top elements to spot in this temple are Rangacilasamandapam (mural art), Kilimandapam (intricate carvings), Garuda mandapam (portrait sculptures), Sesharaya hall (carvings), and others.

Sri Ranganathaswamy Temple, Srirangapatna
Sri Ranganathaswamy Temple, Srirangapatna
  • Entry Fee :None. For special darshan – INR 250 per head
  • Visiting Timing : 6 am to 9 pm
  • Best Time To Visit : During the Margazhi festival that takes place in December and January

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22. Ayyappa Temple, Sabarimala

The Sabarimala Ayyappan Temple is the temple of 18 hills. Every year, more than fifty million people visit this temple. Not everyone can visit this temple. Only men and girls less than ten years or more than fifty years can enter the temple after taking part in 41 days of ritual.

The temple is open only for 41 days and for the first five days of every month (Malayalam calendar). This temple is located inside the Periyar tiger reserve. This temple is one of the world’s largest annual pilgrimage sites. The main deity is Ayyappan.

Ayyappa Temple Sabarimala
Ayyappa Temple, Sabarimala
  • Entry Fee : None
  • Visiting Timing : 5:30 am to 10 pm
  • Best Time To Visit : December and January

23. Kamakhya Temple, Guwahati

Kamakhya Temple is one of the unique Hindu temples dedicated to Shakti (Goddess Kamakhya). This temple was built in 8th century and was renovated several times. The temple is an ancient sacrificial site for the people. It is said that people bring livestock to the temple for sacrifice, in the past.

The main offering of the temple is Sindoor from the rock, which is said to be a form of blessing from the deity. According to mythology, this is one of the places where a part of Shakti fell, when Vishnu shattered the remains of Shakthi. This is a famous temple among tantric followers.

Kamakhya Temple, Guwahati
Kamakhya Temple, Guwahati
  • Entry Fee :None
  • Visiting Timing : 8 am to 1 pm, and 2:30 pm to 5:30 pm
  • Best Time To Visit : June (Ambubachi Festival)

24. Gomateshwara Statue Temple, Shravanabelagola

The Gomateshwara temple is famous for the large Lord Bahubali statue, which is the largest monolithic structure of the world. The statue is built completely with one large slab of granite with a height of 58.8 ft. The temple closer to the statue is famous for the Mahamastakabhisheka celebration, a festival that takes place once in 12 years.

During this festival, the statue is smeared with turmeric, saffron paste, vermillion, and others. This 10th century temple and statue are famous pilgrimage destinations of Jains. The temple is accessible via 600 steps, which would get scorching hot during mid-day. So, plan accordingly.

Gomateshwara Temple, Shravanabelagola Karnataka
Gomateshwara Temple, Shravanabelagola Karnataka
  • Entry Fee : None
  • Visiting Timing : Throughout the day
  • Best Time To Visit : October to March

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25. Virupaksha Temple, Hampi

Virupaksha is one of the temples found in the ruins of Hampi, Karnataka. This temple is a famous heritage site and a religious destination. The main deities of this temple are Lord Shiva and his consort Lord Pampa.

This temple is also called as Pampapathi Temple. This temple is famous for marriage ceremonies. Local believe it to be auspicious to conduct weddings in this complex. The temple was built in 7th century as a small shrine. The concept of Fractals (mathematic concept) was used in building and decorating this temple.

Virupaksha Temple, Hampi
Virupaksha Temple, Hampi
  • Entry Fee : None
  • Visiting Timing : 9 am to 9 pm
  • Best Time To Visit : October to February

Also Read: 20 Most Famous Temples in Karnataka

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26. Birla Temple, Jaipur

Birla Temple in Jaipur is one of the many temples built by Birla Family around the country. This temple is called the Laxmi Narayan Temple, and hold Lord Vishnu and Laxmi as main deities. The structure is completely built in white marbles and you can also find statues of many philosophers like Socrates, Confucius, and others.

The temple was built in 20th century and has three domes, representing three religions of the country. The glasses of the windows are painted with mythological stories.

Birla Temple, Jaipur
Birla Temple, Jaipur
  • Entry Fee : None for the temple or the museum
  • Visiting Timing : 8 am to 12 pm, and from 4 pm to 8 pm
  • Best Time To Visit : October - March

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27. Lotus Temple, Delhi

Lotus Temple is famous for its novel architecture, which represents a giant lotus, which is about to bloom. This temple has no concept of religion. Anyone can follow any religion in this temple. No spiritual sermons or meetings are allowed. Mild music is played throughout the day.

The temple has nine entrances, representing the nine anatomical openings in a human body. The temple, nine ponds, and the garden around it are famous for the serenity.

Lotus Temple, Delhi
Lotus Temple, Delhi
  • Entry Fee : None
  • Visiting Timing : 9:30 am to 5:30 pm(winter) or 7 pm (summer and monsoon)
  • Best Time To Visit : October to March

Also Read: 20 Most Famous Temples in Delhi

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28. Sun Temple, Odisha

The Sun Temple is also called the Konark Temple. This 13th century temple resembles the massive chariot that the Sun God rides, according to Hindu mythology. This temple belongs to 13th century and was built by Narasimha Deva.

The temple is almost in ruins and the standing structures are famous for artwork, erotic carvings on thewall, illustration of Kalinga architecture, and so on. This temple is also called the Black Pagoda, because of the dark colored tower.

  • Entry Fee : INR 40 for Indians, SAARC citizens, and BIMSTEC citizens. INR 600 for foreigners.
  • Visiting Timing : 6 am to 8 pm
  • Best Time To Visit : September to March
Sun Temple Konark, Odisha
Sun Temple Konark, Odisha

29. Trimbakeshwar, Maharashtra

Trimbakeshwar Shiva temple is one of the ancient Hindu temples in Maharashtra. The main deity is Shiva and it is one of the twelve Jyotirlingas. The temple complex has a small sacred pond Kusavarta, which is believed to be the source for Godavari River, the longest river of the country.

The entire temple is built with black stones. The deity is decorated with a crown, which is said to belong to the time of Pandavas. The crown is decorated with diamonds, emeralds, and others. The crown is displayed on every Mondays.

Trimbakeshwar Temple Maharashtra
Trimbakeshwar Temple, Maharashtra
  • Entry Fee :None
  • Visiting Timing : 5:30 am to 9 pm
  • Best Time To Visit : October to March

30. Ranakpur Jain Temple, Ranakpur

Located amidst Aravalli ranges, this 15th-century temple (Chaturmukha Dharana Vihara) is dedicated to Tirthankara Rishabhanatha, a Jain leader in Ranakpur. This temple has three floors filled with painting and sculptures.

The temple has more than 1444 pillars and none of the two pillars are identical. This is one of the famous and largest Jain pilgrimage sites in India. Important temples inside this complex are Chaumukha Temple, Amba Temple, Suparshvanatha Temple, and others.

Ranakpur Jain Temple
Ranakpur Jain Temple, Ranakpur
  • Entry Fee :None
  • Visiting Timing : 7 am to 7 pm
  • Best Time To Visit : October to February

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Apart from these, there are numerous other temples dedicated for iconic and unique deities. Do you know that there is a temple for rat in India? If you are looking for a culturally distinguished site, India is the right place to visit.

Frequently Asked Questions

Q. Which state is famous for temples?

A. In all over India temples are playing a vital role with great spirituality. In the whole nation, Uttarakhand is famous for temples. You will find all major temples here like Haridwar, Badrinath, Sidhivinayak, Har Ki Pauri, Gangotri, and Yamunotri are major temples to visit in Uttarakhand.

Q. Which state has maximum temples in India?

A. No doubt to say that Tamil Nadu is having maximum number of temples all over India. In the state of Tamil Nadu, you can see from small temples to large temples with great history and well-constructed. Some of the famous temples are Meenakshi Amman, Ramanathaswamy, Nellaiappar, Sri Ranganathaswamy, Anjaneya and many are popular here.

Q. Which is the richest temple in the world?

A. Padmanabhaswamy Temple is known as the richest temple in India which is located in the Thiruvananthapuram state of Kerala. The temple is constructed in Dravidian and Chera style. There are some famous festivals are there related to this temple like Panguni, Alphasy, Navratri where the rituals are conducted in a holy manner.

Q. Which is the richest temple in India?

A. In India Padmanabhaswamy temple is the richest and most popular temple which is in the state of Kerala. In this temple, Lord Vishnu was devoted as their deity. Apart from Padmanabhaswamy, there are some richest temples like Tirupati VenkateswaraSwamy temple in Andhra Pradesh, Sai Baba Shrine in Shiridi and many.

Q. Does Pakistan have Hindu temples?

A. Yes, Pakistan has Hindu temples. In the time of partition, Pakistan is having more than 400 temples in it. Now all the temples are get vanished and some temples are using for their government purpose. Here we have some ancient and famous temples in Pakistan, Hinglaj Mata temple, Kalat Kali temple, Saidpur temple, Shiva temple, and Araya temple.

Q. Where is the largest Hindu temple?

A. The largest Hindu temple in the world is Angkor Wat temple which is located in the country of Cambodia. The temple is covered over 820,000-meter square in area and it is also considered as a UNESCO World Heritage centre. This temple is dedicated to Lord Vishnu.

Q. Which city is known as the city of temples?

A. Literally, Bhubaneshwar is known as the ‘city of temples’ in India. Here you can see so many historical temples are constructed centuries ago. In Bhubaneshwar, most of the temples are devoted to Lord Shiva.

Q. Which state is famous for the temple in India?

A. When you are looking for famous temples all over India then it will be Tamil Nadu to be the perfect state to visit. Some of the famous temples are Ramanathaswamy temple, Siddivinayak temple, Birhadeeswara temple and many.

Q. How old is Badrinath temple?

A. The Badrinath temple was established in the 7th century by Adi Shankara. In this temple, Lord Vishnu was devoted to great daily rituals. Badrinath temples open only 6 months in a year.

Q. Which is the oldest temple in the world?

A. Gobekli Tepe is known as the oldest temple in the world. The temple is located in the country of Turkey and the height of the temple is above 300 m. The temple is consistent over 200 pillars in a recent survey.

Q. How many types of temples are there in India?

A. India has its own unique and popular temples all over the world. Most of the temples are constructed in three main styles and they are Nagara, Dravida, and Vesara styles. Some of the regions have their own styles of constructions.

Q. Which is higher Kedarnath or Badrinath?

A. Comparing the heights of both Kedarnath and Badrinath, Kedarnath is having a high altitude of 3584 meters than Badrinath having 3133 meters.

Q. Why is Badrinath famous?

A. Badrinath is one of the most visited tourist spots in India and it is one of the Char Dham which is located in the district of Chamoli in Uttarakhand. This place has its own unique nature and picturesque which makes it’s so famous.

Q. What are the famous temples in North India?

A. In North India there are so many famous temples are there to visit like Amarnath cave Temple, Golden Temple, Swaminarayan Akshardham Temple, Vaishno Devi Temple, Badrinath Temple, Kedarnath Temple, Bhima Kali Temple, Chandi Devi Temple, Gangotri Temple, Vishwanath Temple, and many.

Q. What are the famous temples in South India?

A. In South India, there are several popular and unique temples are there like Tirumala Venkateswara Swamy Temple, Meenakshi Amman Temple, Virupaksha Temple, Pattadakal Temple, Lepakshi Temple, Ramanathaswamy Temple, Padmanabhaswamy Temple, Brihadeswara Temple, Sri Krishna Temple, Chamundeswari Temple, Shore Temple, Suchindrama Temple, Ranganathaswamy Temple, and many.

Q. Which temple is the oldest in India?

A. Witness the oldest temple in India is Mundeshwari Temple above a height of 600 ft on the Piwara Hill in the district of Kaimur in Bihar. The main attraction of the temple is the eastern section of this temple has the idol of goddess Mundeshwari.

Q. Where is the biggest Buddha temple in the world?

A. The biggest Buddha temple is located in Indonesia and it is Borobudur Temple, which has a great history. The temple was constructed in between 778 and 850 CE. The architecture of the temple is in the stepped pyramid with three major levels.

Q. How many famous temples are there in India?

A. In India, temples are playing a vital role. There are more than thirty famous temples are there with great history and well architecture. Some of the famous temples are Badrinath Temple, Padmanabhaswamy Temple, Birhadeeswra Temple, Kedarnath Temple, Pamba Temple.

Q. Which are the famous temples in Karnataka?

A. Karnataka has unique temples which are popular like Durga Temple, Sri Mahabaleshwar Swamy Temple, Sri Chamundeshwari Temple, Belur Sri Chennakeshava Temple, Hanuman Temple, Ranganatha Temple, AngalaParameshwari Temple, Shri Varasiddhi Vinayaka Temple, Sri Rama Aprameya Swamy Temple, Chowdeshwari Temple, Kottureshwara temple and many are so famous.

Q. Which are the famous temples in Rajasthan?

A. Rajasthan is also famous for temples. Here we some of the famous temples in Rajasthan Birla Temple, Ambika Temple, Brahmaji Temple, Karni Mata Temple, Birla Temple, Jagdish Temple, Kalika Temple, Achaleshwar Temple, Kunj Bihari Temple, Shrinathji Temple, Laxman Mandir, and many.

Q. Which are the famous temples in Tamil Nadu?

A. One of the best places in India where you find so many historical temples with so many daily rituals is Tamil Nadu. Temples like Chintamani Vinayagar Temple, Brihadeeswar Temple, Sri Ranganatha Swamy Temple, Sri Ashtalakshmi Temple, Kalisanathar Temple, Meenakshi Amman Temple are so famous here.

Q. Which are the famous temples in Delhi?

A. Delhi is having some famous temples like Shri Kalka Ji Temple, Hanuman Ji Temple, Shri AdyaKatyayaniShaktipeeth Mandir, Yogmaya Temple, Iskcon Temple, Lord Shiva Temple, Nili Chhatri Temple, Shri Jagannath Mandir are so popular.