The most drop-dead-gorgeous temples in India, from a lotus-shaped temple to a gilded house of worship floating in the water.
When planning a trip to India, there are several attractions that must top every to-do list. Along with the usual suspects (Agra’s Taj Mahal, Goa’s beaches, and Jaipur’s street shopping vendors), there are also tons of sacred, drop-dead-gorgeous temples dotting the South Asian country.
Each presents something unique, but all offer a space for locals and tourists to congregate and find a moment of peace in an otherwise crowded, chaotic spot on the map. From a lotus-shaped temple to a gilded house of worship floating in the water, here are nine of the most beautiful temples in India.