Another category of NRIs who comes to
Dhiru 'Dave' Shah, aged 65, from
While his father could be taking a dip in the
The major Hindu pilgrimages to the mountain shrines - Vaishno Devi, Jwalamukhi, Kedarnath, Badrinath and Amarnath - happen in the summer. The temple of goddess Jwalamukhi, near Kangra in Himachal Pradesh, has flames from natural gas emitting from the mouth of the deity. The impact is awesome. No wonder Jwalamukhi is one of the most frequented 'yatras' in Himachal Pradesh.
The most famous yatras - Haridwar, Rishikesh, Badrinath and Kedarnath - are in Uttranchal. After the mandatory dip in the holy Ganges at Haridwar and Rishikesh, the devoted pilgrims head for the hills to the sources of the
The most arduous climb is to the Amarnath shrine with its massive Shiv Lingum that waxes and wanes with the moon. About 141 km from the Kashmir's capital
For the Sikhs, four major pilgrim centres are
The ultimate yatra is lunar landscape of