Sometimes, we may instinctively embark upon a spiritual path, a place where we can renew our spirit, refresh our mind and feel a connection with the “Divine.” Such places hold a mystical allure that may act as a catalyst for rejuvenation. These places provide a sense of awakening and an experience to treasure for eternity. These could be awe-inspiring natural places; sites where miracles have been reported, or places connected to a god or a saint.
Listed below are a few of the best-known spiritual spots across the globe. Book airline tickets and head to these places to attain the state of bliss and nirvana.
Cassadaga, Florida, USA
Referred to as the “Psychic Capital of the World,” Cassadaga is a spiritualist camp that was officially established in 1894. The community is inhabited by psychics and spiritually gifted beings. It was founded by the famous spiritualist, George Colby, who was guided by spirit forces to the area. Visitors of the community opine that although the community looks nothing extraordinary, there is an unnerving, yet soothing feel throughout.
Assisi is the birthplace of the famous Catholic figure, St. Francis. Even before his birth was regarded as holy, the place had a spiritual vibe. The ancient town was built around a holy spring. The town is frequented by the devotees of St. Francis who visit Assisi seeking transcendence in the sacred temples and sites in the city. The town is also home to various spiritual and wellness centers.
India is one of the world’s most spiritual countries. Varanasi is a city that’s most popular among seekers of spirituality. Varanasi fits the definition of a typical Indian city — culture-rich, vibrant and holy. Tracing its roots to 11th century BC, the city is a major Hindu pilgrimage site drawing millions of visitors each year who bathe in the holy waters of River Ganges and perform sacred rituals.
Shikoku is a sacred island in Japan. It has its own pilgrimage path called Shikuko Henro. The pilgrims travel about 750 miles and visit 88 temples on the route. The locals offer various items of food and drinks to the visitors on the route. All the sacred spots on the island date back to ancient times that served as the training grounds of monks and other religious leaders.
Holy Isle, Isle of Arran, Scotland
Spanning across 2 miles, Holy Isle is a Buddhist spiritual site that is visited by both Buddhist and non-Buddhist travelers. Visitors participate in the open-air meditation sessions and workshops that provide them a deeper insight into Buddhist meditation and religious traditions. Machrie Moor, a holy site on the island features various erected stone sites including a few stone circles, the origin of which is unknown. A few Scottish legends attribute them to the mythical figures.
Located in close proximity to the party city of Cancun, Tulum has a very different culture and ambience. Apart from offering several attractions to its visitors, this archaeological site is home to various spiritual retreats. A former Mayan City, visitors can discover ancient Mayan ruins near the beautiful beaches along the Caribbean Sea. Pack your bags, book a few last minute flights and embark on your spiritual journey.