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Top Places To Travel For Spiritual Growth
With our hectic schedules and a world that’s more connected than ever, sometimes it’s easy to lose sight of your own place and purpose in the world.
Unplugging and taking a break is great way to not only rejuvenate, but to refocus as well.
Here is a list of some of the best places to travel to for spiritual growth:
McGregor, South Africa
Situated in McGregor, South Africa is Temenos Retreat. Temenos is a Greek word that translates to “sacred space” and here is where you will find self-guided retreats to help you embrace inner stillness and silence.
Temenos offers yoga, mediation, aromatherapy, South African flower essences readings, and more.
Assisi is regarded as both luxurious and sacred. Its reputation for being sacred comes from the fact that it was built on a holy spring and is the birthplace of Saint Francis of Assisi.
St. Francis was known to have abandoned a life of luxury for a life devoted to Christianity after reportedly hearing the voice of God to rebuild the church and live in poverty.
Despite its Christian roots, Assisi is popular among tourists mainly because of its openness to all walks of faith and spirituality. The time spent in Assisi involves meditation and a spiritual pilgrimage no matter what religion you practice.
Located in the foothills of the Himalayas, Rishikesh is regarded as the world’s yoga capital, attracting hundreds of thousands of tourists each year.
This holy city offers spiritual retreats known as ashrams. The purpose of ashrams are to go back to the basics to become independent from regular habits, patterns, and indulgences.
Keep in mind that if you plan to visit Rishikesh, the city is a vegetarian city by law, as well as an alcohol-free city.
Rishikesh has also banned use of plastics bags by shopkeepers and vendors.
A visit to Córdoba will make you a quite a believer in peace and the reason has to do with a piece of architecture that defines peaceful tolerance.
Cordoba is located in the southern part of Spain where a beautiful temple known as La Mezquita, which translates to The Mosque, lies.
The Mosque started out as a place of worship for the Muslims during the Islamic conquest but a Catholic cathedral was built inside during after Christians reclaimed it.
Today, the Mosque serves as a place where Islam, Christianity, and Judaism coexist and for you, that means it’s a great place to find serenity, even if you don’t identify with the mentioned religions.
Adam’s Peak, Sri Lanka
If you’re looking to make a spiritual transformation, then consider climbing the Adam’s Peak in Sri Lanka.
As a rule, explorers start going up the “Sri Pada” at night to encounter the grand sunrise.
The trail goes up to around 2,244 meters of steep steps and involves a scenic view of tea bequests, long drops, and holy places, and more.