India is land full of historical places. But some places here have extreme spell bounding beauty, a few of them may have appeared in your history textbook.
Here are 5 Mythological places from India you must travel before you die
1. Rameshvaram Temple, Tamil Nadu
There are several ways to categorise a holy place in Hinduism. Rameshvaram comes under the category of dhama. Dhamas are the resting places for Gods (especially Vishnu), and among the four dhamas, this one is unique. Since this place is also a Jyotirlinga site, which manifests Lord Shiva, he is the resident deity here. The legend of Ramayana also mentions this place. When Rama was returning after killing Ravana, he played homage to Lord Shiva. The gigantic temple with the longest corridor is located just at the tip of India, bordering the seashore.
2. Trimbakeswar, Maharastara
Situated in the Nasik district and on the banks of the river Godavari, Trimbakeswar is a perfect place for some dharma and relaxation. It is also one of the Jyotirlinga sites. This is the perfect pilgrimage site for Shiva devotees.
3. Tapovan, Nasik
A holy place mentioned in the Ramayana, Tapovan is blessed with the footprints of Rama, Laxman and Sita who stayed here during their exile. The fascinating story of Laxman cutting off Suparnakha’s nose and ears took place in this very jungle. Surrounded by lush greenery and silence, it is the perfect place to get in touch with your spiritual self.
4. Bairath, Jaipur
Bairath plays an important role in the Mahabharata. It is the beauty of this place which attracted the Pandavas to spend a year of their exile here. The Bhim-Ki-Dungri or the cave of Bhim is also located here.
5. Kishkindha, Karnataka
This is the meeting point for Rama and Sugriva, situated on the northern bank of the river Tungabhadra. Locals fondly call it Kishkindha. This ancient place has a number of temples dedicated to Lord Rama, and a cave which bears the marks of Sita’s ormanent which fell when she was abducted by Ravana.