Right from the Vedic era to the present day, cremation of the dead boy has been in practice in almost all sects of the Hindus in India; the only exception being the ascetics or sanyasins, the infants or those suffering from some infectious diseases. Even owing to intensive mobility and inner migrations from rural areas to the metropolitan cities this practice of the last rite is followed. Although not much importance is attached to the place of one’s bringing up or childhood, yet wherever possible people do have choice of place to be cremated and for this purpose some times their bodies are transported to a holy place such as Varanasi, which is considered as the ‘grand crematorium’ or Mahashmashana. It is pertinent to note that every devout Hindu nurtures this desire to die or to be cremated in Varanasi, for it is believed that one who does so is liberated from the bondage. If this does not become feasible, the ashes and the bones of the dead are collected after burning the body in a pot and it is subsequently immersed in one of the seven holiest rivers or one of the seven holiest cities. Hence the strictest observance of the funeral rites is given more importance while place attachment is limited to the cremation of place and immersion of one’s ashes. However, there are variations in the choice of place of cremation by people depending on their religiosity, family ties, nature of family (e.g., nuclear, joint, extended) and family ties (loose vs. tight), socioeconomic status, and the place of residence etc. To study the choice of places for cremation or burial and its determinants, a questionnaire derived from the one applied in France, Spain and Brazil is being administered on approximately 80 participants of Bhopal, Central India. Taking into account the sociocultural and religious factors, the results will be discussed in terms of belief systems, social and family ties, socioeconomic status as well as the role of place attachment.