CONTENTS:- 1. Holy places and pilgrimages in India: the emerging trends and bibliography. 2. The message of place in Hindu pilgrimage. 3. The Kamakhya Devi temple: symbolism sacredscape and festivities. 4. Pilgrimage landscape and sacred environment: Mata Vaishno Devi. 5. Sacred performances sacred landscapes: connection and cacophony. 6. Sacred landscapes of Govardhan in Braj India: imagined enacted and reclaimed. 7. Perceptions and images of tourists and pilgrims in banaras. 8. Ritualscapes of Gaya the city of ancestors. 9. Rituals and sacred space of Pandharpur India. 10. Development and sustenance of Shirdi as a centre for religious tourism in India. 11. Delhi Yatra: Indias Capital as a sacred symbol for political discourse. 12. Pilgrimage and religious tourism in India: countering contestation and seduction.