Sometimes traveling is more than just a sightseeing adventure. Some travelers seek enlightenment. Spiritual, physical, or mental enlightenment can come in many forms, and some places in the world just feel like they bring you closer to that metaphysical plane.
If you’re looking for something, but you’re not sure exactly what it might be, take a few moments to open your mind to the possibilities. Read through a brief overview of some spiritually charged travel destinations you won’t want to miss.
Bali has long been a place for the spiritual traveler to find retreat. Immerse yourself in the colorful culture of the area, and become well acquainted with the volcanic mountain forests, renewing rice paddy fields, gorgeous beaches, and live-giving coral reefs.
Explore the many historical religious sites like the cliffside Uluwatu Temple, and experience the comfort of popular resort areas like Seminyak. Relax, and feel the pulse of the people of Bali as you expand your spiritual horizons in paradise.
Roswell, New Mexico
Your first thought concerning Roswell, New Mexico probably has something to do with alien life forms and UFO sightings, but that’s not all the area has to offer a traveling soul. The natural landscape of Roswell is enough to give you a feeling that’s out of this world.
Spend a few nights in the perfect silence of the desert, and learn what it feels like to understand just how small you are in the universe. There are no city lights to obstruct the glory of the heavens in Roswell.
Mt Kailash, Tibet
The peak of Mt Kailash, Tibet is highly revered as a holy place in more than one religion around the world, and there’s no doubt why when you first lay eyes upon its beauty. Buddhists, Hindus, Bonpos, and Jains all put their bodies to the test trekking the holy pilgrimage to the mountain’s peak.
The Golden Temple, India
India is a spiritual country in its origin, and there is no shortage of places to explore your inner self. Visit the Golden Temple in Amritsar, India. The holiest site in Sikhism, the Golden Temple glows brightly beneath the Punjabi sun.
Spiritual pilgrims often bathe in the waters of the holy Amrit Sarovar pool, and relish in the awe-inspiring marble finishes that trim the edges. Visitors are always welcome to this enlightening arena.
Mount Athos, Greece
To visit Mount Athos (also referred to as the Holy Mountain), you’ll have to first meet the requirements. You also have to make somewhat of a reservation. So many spiritual seekers flood to this holy spot each year, that the foot traffic must be heavily regulated to preserve the integrity of the site.