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Pilgrimage Spots


 
Shillong, Meghalaya
 
Easily accessible by a three-hour road trip from Guwahati in Assam, or by a short flight from Kolkata, Shillong is called the ‘Abode of Clouds’. It is a picturesque little city with a number of religious sites that are quite close to each other. Buddhism is the dominant
religion here and it is common to see robed monks strolling around. The highlight of the city is a Buddhist temple established in 1930,
where devotees can leave offerings or admire the statue of Buddha and get a bird’s eye view of the city at the same time. Just a few
minutes away is the famous Don Bosco church of Shillong, where people of all religions are welcome to enter, offer prayers, look around and find peace.
 
Shirdi, Maharashtra
 
269 km from Mumbai, Shirdi is world famous for being the home of the Guru Shirdi Sai Baba. The Shirdi Sai temple was built over Sai Baba’s tomb and has a life-sized sculpture of the saint. The shrine draws hundreds of devotees each day, all from different religions. There is a small alcove showing items used by the saint and photographs/paintings depicting his life. Shirdi is easily accessible by road, both from Mumbai and Pune.
 
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