Have you ever wanted to get in touch with your inner ‘Eat, Pray, Love’ guru and embark upon a romantic spiritual journey somewhere around the globe?
There’s no time like the present to get to it. Here are five of the best spiritual journeys for couples to take.
1. The Ganges, India
Many people find spiritual solace in India, and it’s no wonder. India’s brightly romantic culture has been calling travel-hungry honeymooners for years and years. One must-visit site on any Indian itinerary is the Ganges River, a sacred site of the Hindu faith. Visit and see locals bathe in the water and make offerings of flowers and petals to the gods. See how this river truly nourishes a nation.
2. Santiago de Compostela, Spain
Take this Spanish pilgrimage, also known as the Way of St James, and prepare to be changed. The World-Heritage listed route stretches on for 780 kilometres across Europe with almost 2,000 significant historical sites and buildings along the way. The whole walk takes about a month – though some people cycle or go by horseback – but you can also opt to walk smaller sections. It’s a unique way to spend some romantic time with your sweetheart, but one you’ll never forget. Read more with this real story from Paulene and Trevor, a couple who took on The Camino in their 70s!
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3. Jerusalem, Israel
When it comes to spiritual journeys there’s nowhere quite like Jerusalem. Visit sites with huge religious significance such as the Western Wall, the Church of the Holy Sepulchre and the Dome of the Rock. Visit the “Way of Sorrows” where Jesus walked and visit the sight of crucifixion. No matter their faith, couples will cherish the time spent in such a spiritual location.
If you’re looking to get back in touch with nature then Bali is the place to visit. With an array of stunning resorts, beautiful beaches and mystical forest escapes, plus destination spas that make use of traditional Balinese healing and massage techniques, you’ll reach a new level of enlightenment in no time. Plus, we all know how exciting a Balinese honeymoon or romantic getaway is… definitely put this on the must-stop list.
5. Delphi, Greece
Delphi in Greece was incredibly important to ancient Greek religion, known as the sacred home of the god Apollo.
Visit the site at Mt Parnassus and explore the ruins of the Temple of Apollo, Altar of the Chians, theatre, pools and baths and more. You’ll soon realise why this site was so sacred to Greeks as you take in the mysterious quiet of the mountains. The view and the vibe will lend a mystic tone to your romantic getaway or honeymoon.
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