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12 Jyotirlinga Yatra Tour

26 Nights / 27Days

Places Covered : Mumbai - Nasik - Shirdi - Aurangabad - Indore - Ahmedabad - Veraval - Somnath - Dwarka - Chennai - Madurai - Srisailam - Hyderabad - Deoghar - Varanasi - Haridwar - Guptkashi - Kedarnath - Rudraprayag - Rishikesh - Delhi

Itinerary


Day 01:- Arrival
Mumbai arrival, Day At Leisure. Afternoon Visit Siddhivinayak Temple to take the blessings of Lord Ganesha to start the pilgrimage. Night Stay at Mumbai

Day 02:- Mumbai
Mumbai to Bhimashankar is 110 kms and Bhimashankar to Nasik is 175 Kms, Drive to Bhimashankar, an ancient shrine, Bhimashankara (Our First Jyothirlinga) is one of the 12 Jyotirlingas of Shiva. It is in the Ghat region of the Sahyadri hills. Bhimashankar is also the source of the river Bhima, which flows south east and merges with the Krishna river near Raichur. Arrive Nasik by Late evening, Night Stay at Nasik.

Day 03:- Nasik
Today we drive from Nasik to Tryambakeshwar (Our Second Jyothirlinga) and then to Shirdi. Tryambakeshwar located in Maharashtra is revered as one of the 12 Jyotirlinga shrines of Shiva. Tryambakeshwar is the source of the river Godavari. This is an ancient shrine, however the current structure is a result of the reconstruction efforts undertaken by the Peshwa Balaji Bajirao in mid 18th century.

Day 04:- Shirdi
In Shirdi, visit the Khandoba Mandir, Samadhi Mandir Dwarakamai Mandir. Shirdi the divine land where Shirdi Sai Baba spend most of his life. Afternoon drive to Aurangabad, O/N at Aurangabad

Day 05:- Aurangabad
Grishneshwar (Our Third Jyothirling) is an ancient pilgrimage site revered as the abode of one of the 12 Jyotirlingas of Shiva. It is located at a distance of 11 km from Daulatabad near Aurangabad in Maharashtra. Daulatabad was once known as Devagiri. Overnight at Aurangabad.

Day 06:- Aurangabad
After early breakfasttransfer to airport to board the flight to Indore. Arrive Indore and transfer to hotel. Rest time free at leisure. Overnight at Indore.

Day 07:- Indore

After Breakfast drive to Omkareshwar (Our Fourth Jyothirlinga) located in Madhya Pradesh, on the Mandhata hill on the banks of the Narmada is one of the 12 revered Jyotirlinga shrines of Shiva. It is located at a distance of about 12 miles from Mortakka in Madhya Pradesh. Return back to Indore.

Day 08:- Indore
Ujjain, a historic capital of Central India in Madhya Pradesh is a venerated pilgrimage center enshrining Mahakaleshwara (Our Fifth Jyortirlinga), one of the Jyotirlinga manifestations of Shiva. After darshan drive to Indore to board the flight for Ahmedabad. Overnight at Ahmedabad.

Day 09:- Ahmedabad
Morning transfer to railway station to board the train to Veraval. Arrive Veraval in evening and drive to Somnath. Overnight at Somnath.

Day 10:- Somnath
Today we visit the Somnath (Our Sixth Jyothirlinga), at Somnath Patan, near Veraval in Gujarat is a pilgrimage center held in great reverence throughout India. Somnath is situated on the south coast of Saurashtra. Overnight stay at Somnath.

Day 11:- Somnath
Today, we drive from Somnath to Dwarka in the morning (230 Kms) by road. Upon arrival check in at the Hotel. Nageshwar (Our Seventh Jyotirlinga) is regarded as one of the 12 Jyotirlinga Shrines of Shiva. It is located on the route between Dwarka on the coast of Saurashtra in Gujarat. The Rudra Samhita sloka refers to Nageshwar with the phrase 'Daarukaavane Naagesham'. O/N at Dwarka. We will proceed to the temple of Nageshwar. The Temple of Nageshwar is 18Kms from the hotel

Day 12:- Dwarka
Drive to Ahmedabad, Rest of the day at leisure. Overnight in Ahmedabad.

Day 13:- Ahmedabad

Depart to Ahmedabad airport for flight to Chennai. Meet and Arrival assistance at the Airport, check in and relax at the hotel. Overnight at the Hotel.

Day 14:- Chennai
Meet and arrival assistance at the Railway Station and drive to Hotel, The city got its name from the drops of nectar (Mathuram) that fell from Shiva's locks when he came to bless its people for constructing a temple for him, City tour begins with a visit to the Sri Meenakshi Sundareshwara temple with its towering gopurams and rare sculptures. Admire The highest point of the temple the hall of 1000 pillars built around 1560 BC, touch the sculpted pillars depicting the story of the beautiful princess of Madurai and her marriage to Lord Shiva. Evening, watch the pooja ceremony in Meenakshi Temple, Night Stay at Madurai.

Day 15:- Madurai
Wake up to the chant of hymns is proud of the magnificent Meenakshi-Sundareswara Temple, Move from Madurai to Rameshwaram. Rameshwaram is one of the most significant pilgrimage centers in South India for both Shaivites (Shiv followers) and Vaishnavaites (Vishnu Followers). It was here that Rama offered thanks to Shiva.

Day 16:- Madurai
Morning transfer to airport to board the flight to Hyderabad. Arrive Hyderabad and drive to Srisailam. Overnight at Srisailam.

Day 17:- Srisailam

This is one of the greatest Salivate shrines in India and it constitutes one of the 12 Jyotirlingam shrines of Shiva. The presiding deities here are Mallikarjuna (Shiva) and Bhramaramba (Devi). After darshan drive back to Hyderabad. Overnight at Hyderabad.

Day 18:- Hyderabad
Morning transfer to airport to board the flight to Patna. Arrive Patna and transfer to railway station to board the train to Jasidih (10 kms from Deoghar). Arrive jasidih at night and transfer to hotel in Deoghar. Overnight at Deoghar.

Day 19:- Deoghar
Full day in Vaidyanath Jyotirlinga. Evening transfer to railway station to board the overnight train to Varanasi. Night on board.

Day 20:- Varanasi
Today visit some of the holy temples of the city which encapsulates the ambiance and the spirit of the city. The Durga Temple, better known as the 'monkey temple' on account of the large number of monkeys residing there (only Hindus can enter the inner sanctum.) and the Temple of Vishwanath (or Visheshwar, Lord of the Universe, popularly known as the Golden Temple), This Jyotirlingam is one of the twelve jyotirlingams of India. If time permits before returning to the hotel visit some of the silk brocade and weaving centers - a specialty of Varanasi. Overnight in Varanasi.

Day 21:- Varanasi

Boat ride at the Ganges this morning and return back to the hotel for Breakfast. After breakfast transfer to airport to board the flight to Delhi. Arrive Delhi and transfer to railway station to board the train to Haridwar. Overnight at Haridwar.

Day 22:- Haridwar
Today our early morning drive takes us to Guptkashi. Guptkashi, The name was given to the place as it is said to be the hiding place of Lord shiva when he was unwilling to give darshan to pandavs. 46 Kms Off Kedarnath, Guptakashi is the shrine at a height of 1319 mtrs.

Day 23:- Guptkashi
Today morning we drive to Gaurikund (32kms by road & 14kms Trek), from where we trek to Kedarnath (3584 mts) for which ponies, dandies and kandies are available. Amidst the dramatic mountanscapes of the majestic Kedarnath Range stands one of the twelve "Jyotirlingas" of Kadar ji or Lord Shiva. At an altitude of 3584 Mts. and on the head of river Mandakini, the shrine of Kedarnath is amongst the holiest pilgrimages for the Hindus. Stay at Kedarnath.

Day 24:- Kedarnath
Today after breakfast, we trek down back to Gaurikund. From Gaurikund we drive down to Rudraprayag. Confluence of Alaknanda and Madakini rivers Rudraprayag.

Day 25:- Rudraprayag

Today we drive from Rudraprayag to reach the Rishikesh . Visit Ram Jhula, Lakshman Jhula. Attend one of the most beautiful religious ceremony, an evening aarti at the Triveni Ghat.

Day 26:- Haridwar
Morning depart to Delhi via Haridwar. Arrival at Delhi. Check-in to hotel. Overnight at Hotel

Day 27:- Departure
Morning transfer to airport for flight back to your home country...