Gangotri, the origin of the River Ganges and seat of the goddess Ganga, is one of the four sites in the Chota Char Dham pilgrimage circuit. The original Gangotri Temple was built by the Nepalese general Amar Singh Thapa.
Holy Fairs: The Kumbh Mela is one of the holiest of Hindu pilgrimages that is held four times every twelve years; the location is rotated among the four cities of Prayagraj, Haridwar, Nashik, and Ujjain. Shravani Mela of Deoghar and Pitrapaksha Mela of Gaya are also notable holy fairs.
- Katra, home to the Vaishno Devi temple
- Puri home to Vaishnava Jagannath temple and Rath Yatra celebration
- Tirumala – Tirupati, home to the Tirumala Venkateswara Temple
- Sabarimala home to Swami Ayyappan
- the Shakti Peethas
- the twelve Jyotirlingas
- the seven Sapta Puri
- the Pancha Bhoota Stalam