Religious/ Spiritual

Maa Mahakalika Temple


Maa Mahakalika Temple is both a Hindu and Muslim pilgrimage spot and is located at the top of Pavagadh Hills. This temple is situated amidst dense forests, on a cliff and is considered to be one of the 51 Shakti Peeths. The main deity in this temple is Goddess Kalika, who is believed to be the incarnation of Goddess Kali.

The Kalika Temple is located at a height of around 550 m above ground level and can be reached by using the ropeway. Apart from the ropeway, there are around 250 steps which lead to this temple.

Marunthuvazh Malai (Medicinal hill)


According to another Hindu legend, Lord Hanuman dropped a piece of earth as he was carrying a mountain with his life-saving herb, Mrita Sanjivani, from the Himalayas to Lanka (Sri Lanka) during the Rama-Ravana war. This chunk of earth is called Marunthuvazh Malai, which is literally translated to "hills where medicine lives".This is said to be the reason for the abundance of unique native medicinal plants in the area. Marunthuvazh Malai is located near Kottaram about 7 km (4 mi) from Kanyakumari town on the Kanyakumari-Nagercoil highway.

Bala Krishna Temple


In Hampi this is one of the must see sites. Balakrishna Temple was built by Maharaja Krishnadevaraya in 1515 A.D. He had defeated Prataparudra Gajapati, the ruler of Orissa in the battle and had seized an image of child Krishna and brought this back to Vijaynagar. To celebrate the victory he initiated the construction of new temple. Then the beautiful idol of Lord Krishna was consecrated in this temple. This is evident from the inscriptions on the slab. They describe the conquest and the consecration of this temple on 16 February 1515 by Maharaja Krishnadevaraya.

Gejjala Mantapa


The Gejjala Mantapa is associated with religious importance and the Vittala temple. This was once used as a place to keep idols of gods during the many festivals.

With the open pavilion and some pillars in addition to the elevation, the Mantapa is peculiar in nature. This monument is different from most others in both usage and structure.

The Gejjala Mantapa is on the left side of the path that leads to the Vijaya Vittala temple.



About 3 kms from Gadhi Chowk in Burhanpur is the Dargah-e-hakimi, a most sacred pilgrimage for Dawoodi Bohra Muslims. It is the mazar of Syedi Abdulqadir Hakimuddin. Hakimuddin came to Burhanpur in 1729 to spread the word of the Prophet. The entire complex is so well kept that locals refer to it as chhota Amreeka or "little America".

Radha Krishna Temple


Perched along the Keshi ghat at the banks of the river Yamuna, this ancient temple is one of the many dedicated to Lord Krishna and his lover Radha. The rather large temple has striking architectural features and seems untouched by time. The steps in front of it lead right into the river and are a site of a ritual called Aarti conducted daily to pay respects to the holy river. Though the history of the temple remains largely unknown, it's crowded for most parts of the day by devotees.