11 Indian Spiritual Sites to Travel to for Their Gorgeous Architecture

Impressive buildings that are sacred by design.

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Sacred geometry is at the heart of the design of this structure, which looks unearthly with its shell of 1,415 gold discs. Meditating within its profoundly silent inner chamber can be a surreal experience, one that our Assistant Web Editor Saumya Ancheri wrote about here. This one should definitely be on your list if you’re seeking quiet time.

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India is home to some of the best architecture for worship. We’ve picked some of the most outstanding in this list below. Stop by these sacred spaces for lessons in design and maybe, inner peace.

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  • Fabiola Monteiro was formerly a member of National Geographic Traveller India's digital team. Since then, her words have featured in The Hindu, Mint Lounge, Roads & Kingdoms, The Goya Journal, and Condé Nast Traveller India. She tweets as @thefabmonteiro and is on Instagram @fabiolamonteiro.

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