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11 Jyotirling with Shirdi, Shanidev & Tirupati Yatra – 28 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: 18/11/2014, 09/02/2015

RETURN: 15/12/2014, 08/03/2015

Yatra Price

ADULT : £2150 per person

ADULT : FOR USA / CANADA PAX: $3440 per person / JULY :  $3600 per person (joining from U.K.)

ADULT : FOR USA / CANADA PAX: $2890 per person / JULY: $3050 per person (joining from Mumbai)

Itinerary

 

 

Day 1 : UK – Mumbai: Depart from U.K. Airport to Mumbai.

 

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 3 : Mumbai – Bhimashankar – Pune [Bhimashankar First Jyotirling] After breakfast, 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 Pune in the Evening. Overnight in Pune.

 

Day 4 : Pune – Grishneshwar – Aurangabad : [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 Aurangabad.

 

Day 5 : Aurangabad-Shani Mandir- Shirdi: (128 Kms / 4hrs) : After breakfast, We visit Shanimandir on the way to Shirdi. In Shirdi, visit the Khandoba Mandir, Samadhi Mandir Dwarakamai Mandir. Shirdi the divine land where Shirdi Sai Baba spend most of his lie. Overnight in Shirdi.

 

Day 6 : Shirdi- – Tryambakeshwar- Nasik : [Tryambakeshwar, Our Third Jyothirlinga] Today we drive from Shirdi to Tryambakeshwar (Our Third Jyothirlinga) 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 7 : Nasik – Indore : Drive to Indore, Indore arrival by evening. Overnight in Indore.

 

Day 8 : Indore – Ujjain – Indore : [Mahakaleshwara our Fourth Jyothirlinga] : Ujjain, a historic capital of Central India in Madhya Pradesh is a venerated pilgrimage center enshrining Mahakaleshwara (Jyortirlinga), one of the Jyotirlinga manifestations of Shiva. Return back to Indore. Overnight In Indore.

 

Day 9 : Indore – Omkareshwar- Indore – Ahmedabad : [Omkareshwar Our Fifth 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. Dinner, We drive to the Railway station to board our Train to Ahmedabad or if not travelling by train then overnight in Indore.

 

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

 

Day 12: Somnath [Somnath, Our Sixth Jyothirlinga] – Dwarka [Nageshwar, Our Seventh Jyotirlinga] : Today 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, depart to Dwarka, Arrival, Check-in at hotel. Visit Dwarka Temple in The Evening. Nageshwar (Jyotirlinga) is regarded as one of the 12 Jyotirlinga Shrines of Shiva Overnight in Dwarka.

 

Day 13: Dwarka – Bet Dwarka – Dwarka: After breakfast, morning depart to visit Rookmany Temple, Afternoon visit Bet Dwarka, Overnight in Dwarka

 

Day 14 : Dwarka – Ahmedabad : Drive to Ahmedabad, Rest of the day at leisure. Overnight in Ahmedabad.

 

Day 15 : Ahmedabad – Chennai [By Flight]: Depart to Ahmedabad airport for flight to Chennai. Meet and Arrival assistance at the Airport, check in and relax at the hotel. Overnight in Chennai.

 

Day 16 : Chennai – Madurai: 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, Overnight in Madurai.

 

Day 17 : 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 centers 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 18 : Madurai – Chennai – Tirupati [By Flight] : Today morning board the flight to Chennai for and from Chennai drive to Tirupati, evening free to Relax at the relegious center of India. O/N at Tirupati

 

Day 19 : Tirupati : Visit the temple of Tirupati and the adjoining temples. Overnight in Tirupati.

 

Day 20 : 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 21 : Srisalem – Hyderabad: Drive to Hyderabad. Upon arrival transfer to the Hotel. Overnight in Hyderabad.

 

Day 22 : Hyderabad – Kolkata [By Flight] : After breakfast, transfer to airport, meet and arrival assistance at Kolkata Airport and transfer to hotel, Later visit Kali Mata Mandir and relax, Overnight in Kolkata.

 

Day 23 : Kolkata excursion to Ganga Sagar : Full day excursion to Ganga Sagar by road and then by ferry. Evening return to Hotel. Overnight in Kolkata.

 

Day 24 : Kolkata – Baidhyanath (Our Tenth Jyothirlinga) (Drive or Train) : After breakfast drive or by train towards Baidyanath. Overnight in Baidyanath.

 

Day 25 : Baidhyanath – 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 – Delhi [By Flight] : Today Flight from Varanasi to Delhi, Meet and arrival assistance at Airport and transfer to hotel. Overnight in Delhi.

 

Day 28 : Delhi – UK: Transfer to Delhi airport for flight back to U.K.

 

 

Inclusions

  • International economy class return air ticket
  • Economy Domestic flights (Ahmedabad to Chennai, Madurai to Chennai, Hyderabad to Kolkata, Varanasi to Delhi)
  • Accommodation in 3 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

Yatra Photos

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