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India is a place of many religions. Hinduism, Islam, Christianity, Sikhism, Buddhism, and Jainism are followed in majority. Indians celebrate numerous festivals such as Diwali, Holi, Id, Christmas etc. throughout the year. With immense faith in their hearts people scale all geographical terrains to seek god’s blessings reach the places of religious tourism, then be it the high mountains or valleys they reach the places with great faith in their heart only with a wish that they seek blessings of the god. People do not mind standing in long queues to just get a glimpse of the deity residing there. With changing times these religious places have become a site for tourism, rather than a mere pilgrimage. Worshipers want safe and comfortable journey. They want security of food, shelter and health as an important part of their pilgrimage and thus to cater to their needs and demands, business houses, individuals, agencies, and even the government have started playing an important role in providing services to the pilgrims, creating a huge industry for Religious tourism. Religious tourism industry in India is yet to be explored to its full potential.

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