12 Jyotirling Yatra with Tirupati and Jagganathpuri – 37 Days

37 Days
  • Kedarnath
  • 5

 

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International Economy class Return Air ticket
Economy class Domestic Flight Tickets (Ahmedabad to Madurai, Madurai to Chennai, Hyderabad to Bhubaneshwar & Lucknow to Delhi)
Accommodation in 3 Star hotel in standard room on twin / double / triple sharing basis (3* hotel wherever available, else best available (Guest House / Tents) option will be provided. Triple room will have mattresses for Third person)
Daily Breakfast & Dinner
1 Bottle of Water per person per day during vehicle journey
Services of Tour Manager
A/c Train tickets as per Itinerary
All transfers by Private A/c Vehicle Basis
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Visa fee
Travel insurance
Lunches
Expenses of personal nature like laundry, telephone bills, drinks, laundry etc.
Pony / Doly / Porter during Trekking
Helicopter ticket to Kedarnath
Tips and Porterages
Any items not mentioned
Any entrance fees / Monument charges
Expenses caused by factors beyond our control like rail and flight delays, roadblocks, vehicle mal-functions, political disturbances, weather conditions etc
Tips £40 per person
Single Room supplement: £725

 

 

Day 1:

UK Departure

 

Day 2: Mumbai arrival:

Arrival at Mumbai airport, pickup and transfer to hotel. Afternoon visit Siddhivinayak Temple to take the blessings of Lord Ganesha before start the pilgrimage. Overnight in Mumbai

 

Day 03: Mumbai – Bhimashankar - Pune (First Jyotirlinga)

After breakfast, Drive to Bhimashankar, an ancient shrine, Bhimashankara (Our First Jyotirlinga) is one of the 12 Jyotirlinga of Shiva. It is in the Ghat region of the Sahyadri hills. Bhimashankar is also the source of the River Bhīma, which flows south east and merges with the Krishna River near Raichur. Arrive Pune in the evening. Overnight in Pune.

 

Day 04: Pune - Shani Mandir - Aurangabad

After breakfast, depart to Aurangabad, on the way visit Shani Temple. Later proceed to Aurangabad. Overnight in Aurangabad.

 

Day 05 Aurangabad-Grishneshwar-Shirdi [Grishneshwar, Our Second Jyothirling]

After breakfast Grishneshwar, an ancient pilgrimage site revered as the abode of one of the 12 Jyotirlingas of Shiva. It is located at a distance of 11km from Daulatabad near Aurangabad in Maharashtra. Daulatabad was once known as Devagiri. Overnight in Shirdi.

 

Day 06 Shirdi-trimbekeshwar-Nasik [Tryambakeshwar, Our Third Jyotirlinga]

Today we drive from Shirdi to Tryambakeshwar (Our Third Jyotirlinga) Tryambakeshwar located in Maharashtra and is revered as one of the 12 Jyotirlinga shrines of Shiva. Tryambakeshwar is the source of the river Godavari. Overnight in Nasik.

 

Day 07 Nasik - Indore

Drive to Indore, arrival by evening. Overnight in Indore.

 

Day 08 Indore – Omkareswar – Indore [Omkareshwar Our Fourth Jyothirlinga)

After Breakfast drive to Omkareshwar (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. After darshan, depart to Indore. Overnight in Indore.

 

Day 09 Indore – Ujjain - Ahmedabad (by Train / by Road) [Mahakaleshwara our Fifth Jyothirlinga]

After breakfast drive to Ujjain, a historic capital of Central India in Madhya Pradesh is a venerated pilgrimage centre enshrining Mahakaleshwara (Jyotirlinga), one of the Jyotirlinga manifestations of Shiva. Return back to Indore. If taking train to Ahmedabad, transfer to Railway station for Overnight Train to Ahmedabad. If going by road, transfer to hotel in Indore for Overnight Stay.

 

Day 10 Ahmedabad Arrival (by Train Option) / Indore – Ahmedabad (by Road option)

If taking Overnight train from Indore, arrival Ahmedabad in the morning, pickup and transfer to hotel. Rest day free for leisure / shopping activities. If arriving by road, check-out from Indore Hotel early in the morning and depart to Ahmedabad. Arrival in the evening. Check-in at hotel. Overnight stay.

 

Day 11 Ahmedabad – Dwarka

Early Morning, after breakfast, proceed to Dwarka. Arrival, Check-in at hotel. Overnight stay.

 

Day 12 Dwarka - Nageshwar - Bhet Dwarka – Dwarka (Our sixth Jyotirlinga)

After breakfast visit and darsan of Dwarkadhish Main Temple. Then afternoon drive to Nageshwar Jyotirlinga, Nageshwar (Jyotirlinga) is regarded as one of the 12 Jyotirlinga Shrines of Shiva. After darshan of Nageshwar temple proceed to Bet Dwarka. Overnight in Dwarka.

 

Day 13 Dwarka – Somnath (Our Seventh Jyotirlinga)

After breakfast drive to Somnath, arrival and Check-in at hotel. Evening, we visit the Somnath (Jyothirlinga), at Somnath Patan, near Veraval in Gujarat is a pilgrimage centre held in great reverence throughout India. Somnath is situated on the south coast of Saurashtra. After darshan, back to hotel, Overnight in Somnath.

 

Day 14 Somnath - Virpur Jalaram Temple – Ahmedabad

Departing from Somnath to Ahmedabad by road. On the way visit JALARAM MANDIR in Virpur (if temple is open). Arrival at Ahmedabad in the evening. Check-in and overnight stay at hotel.

 

Day 15 Ahmedabad - Madurai via Chennai (By Flight)

Depart to Ahmedabad airport for flight to Madurai via Chennai. Arrival at the Airport, check in at the hotel. Evening Madurai. 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, Overnight in Madurai.

 

Day 16 Madurai – Rameshwaram - Madurai (Rameshwaram, Our Eighth Jyotirlinga)

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 centre’s in South India for both Shaivites (Shiv followers) and Vaishnavaites (Vishnu Followers). It was here that Rama offered thanks to Shiva. Overnight in Madurai.

 

Day 17 Madurai-Chennai (By Flight) Tirupati

Morning flight to Chennai then drive to Tirupati, evening free to Relax at the religious centre of India. O/N at Tirupati.

 

Day 18 Tirupati

Visit the temple of Tirupati and the adjoining temples. Overnight in Tirupati.

 

Day 19 Tirupati-Srisailam [Srisailam, our Ninth Jyothirlinga]

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). Overnight in Srisailam.

 

Day 20 Srisailam - Hyderabad

Drive to Hyderabad. Upon arrival transfer to the Hotel. Overnight in Hyderabad.

 

Day 21 Hyderabad – Bhubaneswar - Puri (By Flight)

After breakfast, transfer to airport, meet and arrival assistance at Bhubaneswar Airport and transfer to Puri hotel, later visit Jagannath Mandir and relax, overnight in Puri.

 

Day 22 Puri -- Kolkata (By Train Time)

After breakfast drive or by train towards Kolkata, meet and arrival assistance at Kolkata Railway station and transfer to hotel, later visit Kali Mata Mandir and relax, overnight in Kolkata.

 

Day 23 Kolkata – Gangasagar - Kolkata

Full day excursion to Ganga Sagar by road and then by a vessel, or by chartered luxury vessels starting from Namkhana. Or day for shopping. Overnight in Kolkata.

 

Day 24 Kolkata-Deoghar (Our Tenth Jyothirlinga) (by Train / by Road)

After breakfast drive or by train towards Baidyanath. Overnight in Baidyanath.

 

Day 25 Deoghar-Varanasi (by Train / by Road)

After breakfast drive or by train towards Varanasi. Overnight in Varanasi.

 

Day 26 Varanasi (Vishwanath, Our eleventh Jyotirlinga)

Early morning boat ride on the Ganges then return to the hotel for breakfast. Today visit some of the holy temples of the city which encapsulate the ambiance and 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 centres, a specialty of Varanasi. Overnight in Varanasi.

 

Day 27 Varanasi - Triveni Sangam - Allahabad

Breakfast at hotel. Check-out and proceed to Allahabad. Arrival, proceed to visit Triveni Sangam, Allahabad. Later check-in at hotel. Overnight Stay.

 

Day 28: Allahabad - Chhapiaya - Ayodhya

After Breakfast drive to Chhapiaya. This is the birth place of Lord Swaminarayan (1781-1830) and the main attraction of this place is the shrine of Swaminarayan. The saint was born here on 2nd April 1781, named as Sahjanand. Swami passed his early childhood in Chhapiaya then migrated to Ayodhya. Then drive to Ayodhya on arrival panoramic sightseeing of famous places like Ram Janmabhoomi, Hamumangarhi etc. Later check-in at hotel. Overnight Stay.

 

Day 29: Ayodhya - Naimisharanya Temple – Lucknow

Breakfast at hotel. Proceed to visit Naimisharanya Temple. Later drive to Lucknow, Overnight at Lucknow.

 

Day 30: Lucknow - Delhi (By Flight)

Breakfast at hotel. Transfer to airport for flight to Delhi. Arrival, transfer to hotel. Evening free for Shopping, Overnight stay.

 

Day 31: Delhi – Haridwar:

Morning transfer to Haridwar, arrive in the afternoon. Evening, enjoy Ganga Aarti at Har – Ki - Paudi. O/N at Haridwar

 

Day 32: Haridwar – Guptakashi:

Today our early morning drive takes us to 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. 46km off Kedarnath, Guptakashi is the shrine at a height of 1319m.

 

Day 33: Guptakashi – Kedarnath (Our Twelvth Jyothirlinga):

Today morning we drive to Gaurikund (32km by road & 14km trek), from where we trek to Kedarnath (3584mt) for which ponies, dandies and kandies are available. Amidst the dramatic mountainscapes of the majestic Kedarnath Range stands one of the twelve “Jyotirlingas” of Kadar ji or Lord Shiva. At an altitude of 3584mt and on the head of river Mandakini, the shrine of Kedarnath is amongst the holiest pilgrimages for the Hindus. Stay at Kedarnath.

 

Day 34: Kedarnath – Rudraprayag (75 Kms / 3 hrs):

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

 

Day 35: Rudraprayag – Rishikesh:

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 36: Rishikesh - Haridwar – Delhi:

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

 

Day 37: Delhi – UK:

Morning transfer to airport for flight back to U.K.

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