North India Temples

List of north Indian temples with detail information, architectural styles, history, photos. Explore famous temples of North India with Best Tour Packages.

India is very well known as the country of religions and has many temples, Dhams, Gurudwaras, and holy rivers. The temples in North India would be the most mainstream of the Hindu faith in India.

Most of the North Indian temples have been designed in Nagara style temple architecture. In the Nagara style architecture the temple structure consists of two buildings, one is the main shrine and the other mandapa. The main shrine is taller and the adjoining mandapa is shorter. The main difference between shrine and mandapa is the shape of Sikhara and the well shaped structure adds the height. In all the Hindu temples there is always the Kalasa situated at the top and the Ayudha or emblem of the presiding deity.

Golden Temple, Amritsar
Golden Temple

The temple architecture of India is mainly divided into two styles ie Northern Style and Southern style which has defined by the form and shape of the Shikhara of the temple and uniqueness of its decoration. In the south India style temples the shikhara tend to be made up of separate horizontal levels that reduce to form a rough pyramid. Each level is highlighted with miniature temple roof tops. The shikhara of the North India temples are resembles an upturned cone and decorated with miniature conical shikharas.

Famous Temples of North India

  • Vaishno Devi Temple, Katra, Jammu and Kashmir
  • Amarnath Cave, Pahalgam, Jammu and Kashmir
  • Chamunda Devi Temple, Palampur, Himachal Pradesh
  • Brajeshwari Mata Temple, Kangra, Himachal Pradesh
  • Naina Devi Temple, Bilaspur, Himachal Pradesh
  • Golden Temple, Amritsar, Punjab
  • Swaminarayan Akshardham Mandir, Delhi
  • Lotus Temple, Delhi
  • ISKON Temple, Delhi
  • Gurudwara Bangla Sahib, Delhi
  • Badrinath Temple, Badrinath, Uttarakhand
  • Kedarnath Temple, Kedranath, Uttarakhand
  • Gangotri Temple, Gangotri, Uttarakhand
  • Yamunotri Temple, Yamunotri, Uttarakhand
  • Neelkanth Mahadev, Rishikesh, Uttarakhand
  • Mansa Devi Mandir, Haridar, Uttarakhand
  • Chandi Devi Mandir, Haridar, Uttarakhand
  • Kashi Vishwanath Temple, Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh
  • Krishna Janmasthan Temple, Mathura, Uttar Pradesh
  • Bankey Bihari Mandir, Vrindavan, Uttar Pradesh
  • Dwarkadheesh Mandir, Mathura, Uttar Pradesh
  • Prem Mandir, Vrindavan, Uttar Pradesh

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