Spirituality means different things to different people. For some, it’s religious significance, such as completing the Hajj to Mecca or setting foot on the summit of Mount Sinai, where Moses received the ten commandments. For others, it’s remote introspection, surrounded natural beauty; a reminder of the power of mother nature and the opportunity to find a quiet place to meditate. For others still, it’s a feeling beyond explanation; a place with an ancient mystery that remains unsolved, or a location with an energy that simply can’t be put into words.
In this list, we’ve included 20 spiritual places that represent all these varied definitions of the word, for travelers who are looking for a journey rather than a destination, and to travel deeper and further than ever before.
Do you prefer to find yourself with ocean views, immerse yourself in an ancient city of temples, or retrace the footsteps of a famous religious figure? Whatever your beliefs or curiosities, we hope this list of spiritual places has started you off on your own pilgrimage to discover something on a higher level in this world.