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The tourist spiritual circuit under ultra modern digital umbrella.
Ahead of the Ram Temple consecration ceremony, Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath launched ‘Divya Ayodhya’, a mobile app centered on tourism, designed to enhance the navigational experience for devotees and tourists visiting Ayodhya.
India, honing it’s rich cultural heritage and diverse religious beliefs, has been a hub for spiritual seekers mainly sunce Swami Vivekanand ‘s mesmerizing speech at Chicago. But now it’s a quantum leap becoming apparent since slow and steady efforts made in the Modi-fied regime. The land of saints, sages, and gurus, Ayodhya now offers a plethora of spiritual experiences that attract tourists from all over the world with the Divya Avodhya App. From ancient temples and sacred rivers to yoga and meditation retreats, India is a haven for those seeking to connect with their inner selves and experience a spiritual awakening.
One of the most popular forms of spiritual tourism in India is pilgrimage and this initiative of the government makes far more convenient and organized. Every year, millions of devotees embark on a pilgrimage to various holy sites and sacred shrines scattered across the country but with lack of digital support this specific optimisation was the missing link. The Char Dham Yatra, which includes the four sacred sites of Badrinath, Kedarnath, Gangotri, and Yamunotri, is one of the most revered pilgrimage journeys in India. The Divya Ayodhya adds char dham algorithm to Ram Mandir as well. Other popular pilgrimage destinations include the holy cities of Varanasi, Rishikesh, Amritsar, and Haridwar and the circuit covers this entire motherboard with this much needed initiative.
Apart from pilgrimage, Ayodhya also offers a wide range of spiritual experiences through its ancient and diverse religions.
Visitors can immerse themselves in the rich cultural and spiritual heritage of India by visiting ancient temples, attending religious ceremonies, and participating in spiritual festivals.
Yoga and meditation are also integral parts of Indian spiritual tourism. The ancient practice of yoga, which originated in India, has gained immense popularity worldwide and has become a significant attraction for tourists. India is home to many renowned yoga schools and ashrams, where visitors can learn and practice different forms of yoga and meditation. Rishikesh, often referred to as the yoga capital of the world, is a popular destination for yoga and meditation retreats.
One cannot talk about spiritual tourism in India without mentioning Ayurveda and the mineral rich soil, flora and fauna now connects spiritual tourism for scientific research purposes as well. This ancient healing system, which originated in India over 5,000 years ago, is based on the belief that a balance between mind, body, and spirit is essential for overall well-being. Ayurveda treatments, which include massages, herbal remedies, and yoga, are believed to enhance physical, mental, and spiritual health. Many tourists visit India to experience the healing powers of Ayurveda and rejuvenate their mind, body, and soul. Ayodhya was the pioneer of Aurveda and this app is a next level nexus of revamping it.
The country is home to several natural wonders, such as the Himalayan mountains, the Ganges River, and the lush green forests and now this zone has come under the digital umbrella of the Divya Ayodhya App to project this unique soft power beyond the escape velocity. These natural landscapes serve as the perfect backdrop for spiritual practices and provide a tranquil environment for visitors to disconnect from the chaos of modern life and reconnect with nature.
In recent years, India has seen a significant rise in spiritual tourism, with the government actively promoting it as a form of tourism. The Ministry of Tourism has launched initiatives like the ‘Incredible India’ campaign, which aims to showcase the country’s spiritual and cultural diversity to the world. Additionally, the government has also taken steps to improve infrastructure and promote sustainable tourism in spiritual destinations.
North Indian spiritual tourism offers a unique and transformative experience for travelers looking to explore the spiritual side of life. With such a digital support, India continues to be a top destination for those seeking the ineffable.