Top pilgrimages of India

Here is a list of top pilgrimage spots of India, gleaned from a worldwide list produced by Alliance of Religions & Conservation, an organisation in the UK launched by Prince Philip, the Duke of Edinburgh. The absolute numbers given here can of course be endlessly debated, given India has very poor statistics for such things (eg. Wikipedia says Sabarimala gets 100mn pilgrims every year against the number here of 30mn). However, the larger picture is likely to be correct.

Name Location No of annual pilgrims
     
Sree Dharma Sasta Temple Sabarimala, Kerala 30mn
Golden Temple Amritsar, Punjab 13 mn
Tirumala Venkateshwara Temple Tirupati, Andhra Pradesh 10 mn
Sri Krishna Temple Dwarka, Gujarat 5 mn
Sri Kashi Viswanath temple Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh 1 mn

For the full international list: http://www.arcworld.org/downloads/ARC%20pilgrimage%20statistics%20155m%2011-12-19.pdf

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