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11 Jyotirling Yatra with Tirupati, Gangasagar, Shirdi Temple, Shanidev Temple, Puri, Allahabad, Ayodhya, Naimisaranya – 31 DAYS

Yatra at Glance

Mumbai – Bhimashankar – Nasik – Tryambakeshwar – Shirdi – Grishneshwar – Omkareshwar – Ujjain – Somnath – Dwarka – Ahmedabad – Chennai – Rameshwaram – Tirupati – Srisailam – Varanasi – Deoghar – Kolkata

Yatra Dates

DEPART      –      RETURN
18/11/2015 – 18/12/2015

09/02/2016 - 10/03/2016

 

Yatra Price

ADULT : from £2250 per person

 

 

Itinerary

 

 

Day 1 : UK Departure

 

Day 2 : Mumbai Arrival : Mumbai arrival, Day At Leisure. Afternoon Visit Siddhivinayak Temple to take the blessings of Lord Ganesha to 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 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 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 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, 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 (Night Train) [Mahakaleshwara our Fifth Jyothirlinga]

After breakfast drive to Ujjain, a historic capital of Central India in Madhya Pradesh is a venerated pilgrimage center enshrining Mahakaleshwara (Jyotirlinga), one of the Jyotirlinga manifestations of Shiva. Return back to Indore, we drive to the Railway station to board our Train to Ahmedabad.

Overnight in Train.

 

Day 10 Ahmedabad Arrival

Meet and arrival assistance at Railway station and transfer to Hotel, Rest of the day free at leisure. Or if travelling by road from Indore to Ahmedabad then after leaving Indore in the morning and arrive in the evening to Ahmedabad. O/N at Ahmedabad.

 

Day 11 Ahmedabad – Dwarka

After Breakfast Drive to Dwarka, Dwarka arrival by evening. Overnight in Dwarka.

 

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 drive 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 center held in great reverence throughout India. Somnath is situated on the south coast of Saurashtra. After darshan, back in Hotel, Overnight in Somnath.

 

Day 14 Somnath – Veerpur Jalaram Temple – Ahmedabad

Departing from Somnath to Ahmedabad by road. On the Way Visit JALARAM MADIR in Virpur (if temple is open). Arrival at Ahmedabad in the evening. Check-in at hotel. Overnight stay in Ahmedabad.

 

Day 15 Ahmedabad – Madurai via Chennai (By Flight)

Depart to Ahmedabad airport for flight to Madurai via Chennai. Meet and Arrival assistance at the Airport, check in and relax 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

Today morning board the flight to Chennai for and from Chennai drive to Tirupati, evening free to Relax at the religious center 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 06:00-13:45)

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) (Drive or Train)

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

 

Day 25 Deoghar-Varanasi (Drive or Train)

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

 

Day 26 Varanasi (Vishwanath, Our eleventh Jyotirlinga)

Boat ride at the Ganges this morning and return back to the hotel for Breakfast 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 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-London:

After breakfast, check-out and transfer to airport for flight back to London.

 

 

 

Inclusions

  • International economy class return air ticket
  • Economy Domestic flights (Ahmedabad to Madurai, Madurai to Chennai, Hyderabad to Bhubaneshwar, Lucknow to Delhi)
  • Accommodation in combination of 3 and 4 Star hotels including breakfast and Dinner (Where applicable)
  • All transfers and transportation by Deluxe A/c vehicle as per the itinerary
  • 1 bottle of mineral water
  • All Taxes included

Exclusions

  • Any Monument entry fee & camera fee (wherever Applicable)
  • Any expense of personal nature such as hard/soft drinks, laundry, phone/fax calls, tips etc.
  • Any other expense not mentioned in the “Package includes”.
  • Lunches
  • Any porterage at the stations
  • Single Supplement £550
  • Tips: £30 per person

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