Literally meaning “the radiant sign of the almighty”, the jyotirlingas are the shrines or sites where Lord Shiva appeared as a fiery column of light. The Jyotirlingas are considered to be the part less reality and is one of the most supreme forms of Shiva, making these sites immensely sacred for Shaivites and Hindus from across the globe. [AtlasTravel.in] presents you with an exciting opportunity at the best rates to explore the spiritually vibrant 12 Jyotirlinga Yatra Tour Package. This 24 days trip will take you on a soul-enriching journey through the east and west regions in India. It is believed that anyone who visits all of these sites attains purity and siddhi.
12 Jyotirlinga Tour Itinerary
|Tour Name:||12 Jyotirlinga Darshan Yatra Package|
|Tour Duration:||23 Nights / 24 Days|
|Destination Covered:||Mumbai – Rajkot – Dwarka – Somnath – Ujjain – Omkareshwar – Haridwar – Guptkashi – Sonprayag – Kedarnath – Rudraprayag – Haridwar – Varanasi – Jasidih – Deoghar – Kolkata – Chennai – Rameswaram – Madurai – Pune – Bhimashankar – Trimbakeshwar – Nashik – Shirdi – Shani Shingnapur Dham – Aurangabad – Hyderabad – Srisailam – Hyderabad|
|Tour Price:||On Request/- Enquire Now|
Day 01: Mumbai – Rajkot
Upon your arrival in Mumbai, our tour representative will transfer you to the railway station. Here you will catch a train to Rajkot which is an overnight journey.
Day 02: Rajkot – Dwarka (225 Kms / 4 Hours)
Upon your arrival in Rajkot and after a hearty breakfast meal, you will be taken to a hotel where you can freshen up and stretch your legs for a bit. You will be then taken to Dwarka which is at a distance of 4 hours.
Upon your arrival in Dwarka, you will be taken to your allotted hotel where you will be served a hearty lunch meal before heading out for a small sightseeing tour of the city.
The city’s sightseeing trip will begin with a visit to the Dwarkadhish ji and Nageshwar mandir.
Dwarkadhish temple is also known as Jagat Mandir which is dedicated to Lord Krishna, the king of Dwarka. Originally built by Lord Krishna’s grandson, Vajranabha, this temple became a part of the sacred char dham yatra after this place was visited by the Hindu theologian and philosopher, Adi Shankaracharya during the 8th century. On the other hand, Nageshwara is one of the 12 jyotirlingas which was mentioned in the Shiva Purana. This mandir is the first such shrine. These temples are heavily visited by devotees and pilgrims throughout the year.
After having completed your puja rituals and paying your respects to the Lord you will be taken back to our hotel for a fulfilling dinner and an overnight stay.
Day 03: Dwarka – Somnath (235 Kms / 4 Hours 30 Mines)
Early in the morning, after having a healthy breakfast you will be taken to Somnath by road. Upon your arrival in Somnath, you will be checked into a hotel where you will relax and be served a wholesome lunch meal. Post lunch you will head out for a visit to Somnath temple.
Located near Veraval in Saurashtra, the Somnath mandir is one of the most popular jyotirlinga pilgrimage sites. Constructed in the Chalukya style of architecture this temple has been continuously destroyed and rebuilt over centuries. This has always been one of the most highly revered Hindu pilgrimage shrines in India.
After offering your prayers and completing your rituals in Somnath mandir, you will be taken back to your hotel for having a fulfilling dinner followed by an overnight stay.
Day 04: Somnath – Ujjain
Your early morning will be reserved for Abhishek puja rituals. After the completion of this puja ritual, you will be served a delicious breakfast meal.
You will then be transferred to the railway station and board the train to Ujjain. The whole journey is an almost 14-hour long journey which means, an overnight journey in the train.
Day 05: Ujjain – Omkareshwar – Ujjain
Upon your early morning arrival in Ujjain, our tour representative will assist you and get you checked in to your allotted hotel. While you are in the hotel, you will get an opportunity to relax for a bit and freshen up from the tiring train journey.
Post lunch you will be driven to Omkareshwar, which is home to the 4th Jyotirlinga. The temple is located on an island called Mandhata upon the Narmada River. Along with the Shiva temple, there is also the sacred five-faced Ganpati Mandir along with a shrine dedicated to Goddess Parvati. It is said that the whole island is in the shape of an ‘om’.
After having offered your rituals and prayers to the Lord you will be driven back to your hotel, where you will be given a wholesome meal along with an overnight stay.
Day 06: Ujjain – Haridwar
Early in the morning after breakfast, you will be preceded for another round of spiritual visit to the temples. This will start with a visit to Mahakaleshwar Jyotirlinga temple.
This shrine houses one of the 12 jyotirlingas and is said to be the holiest among the other abodes of Lord Shiva. The main deity of the temple is facing towards south while the idols of Goddess Parvati, Lord Ganesha and Lord Karttikeya are installed in the western region, which is considered to be a unique tantric Shivnetra tradition. Along with the 5 levels of the temple, one is in the underground region is surrounded by massive walls.
The next leg of your Ujjain temple visitation journey will include visiting Bhairav Baba mandir where offerings of liquor are made and Ma Shaktipeeth Mandir which is one of the most important Shaktipeeth. These two temples are extremely highly revered by Hindu pilgrims and an extremely important pilgrimage site.
You will then be served a delicious lunch meal, after which you will be taken to the railway station, from where you will head on towards Haridwar which will be an overnight journey.
Day 07: Haridwar
After an 18 hour journey by train our tour representative will help you in getting checked in at your allotted hotel. Here you will relax and stretch your legs after a tiring train journey.
In the evening, you will be taken to the ghats by the mighty Ganga River to attend the popular and soul rejuvenating aarti.
You will finally return back to your hotel for a fulfilling dinner followed by an overnight stay.
Day 08: Haridwar – Guptkashi (205 Kms / 7 Hours)
After having a healthy breakfast meal in the morning, you will be driven to Guptkashi. Upon your arrival in Guptkashi, you will be checked into your hotel, where you will relax and stretch your legs for a bit. Post lunch you will be taken to one of the most popular temples in India, Ardhnarishwar Mahadev Temple.
The name “Ardhanarishvara” refers to the androgynous form of Lord Shiva and his wife Goddess Parvati. Depicted as half male and half female where the right half is Shiva and the remaining left side illustrates Goddess Parvati. After exploring the whole temple and offering your prayers in the shrine, you will be taken back to your hotel for dinner along with an overnight stay.
Day 09: Guptkashi – Sonprayag – Kedarnath
Early morning after having a healthy breakfast, you will be taken to Sonprayag via road.
Upon your arrival in Sonprayag, your trek towards Kedarnath will commence via Gaurikund, Bheem Bali and Garuechati.
Kedarnath is one of the most significant and important sites of Shiva worship and is situated in the Garhwal region of the Himalayan range. There are several methods of transport including pony and Machaan services. Being one of the 12 Jyotirlingas and is the highest among the 12 existing jyotirlingas. Devotees and pilgrims from all over the world flock at this temple during the On season, which occurs between April to November, to pay their respects to the deity there.
After performing your darshan there you will be served your dinner meal followed by an overnight stay at Kedarnath.
Day 10: Kedarnath – Sonprayag – Rudraprayag
Early in the morning, you will be made to witness the glorious morning aarti at the Shiva temple. After this, you will be served a breakfast meal. Post breakfast your descent trek will begin towards Sonprayag.
Upon your arrival in Sonprayag, our tour representative will drive you to Rudraprayag for dinner followed by an overnight stay.
Day 11: Rudraprayag – Haridwar – Varanasi
Early in the morning, after the temple darshan, you will be driven to Haridwar railway station from Gaurikund.
Upon your arrival in Haridwar, you will be served a lunch meal and then catch a train to Varanasi which will be an overnight journey towards your destination.
Day 12: Varanasi
Upon your arrival in Varanasi, you will be checked into a hotel where you will relax and be able to stretch your legs. Evening time will be reserved for your Ganga aarti experience, which cannot be missed out on. After attending the Ganga Aarti, you will be returned to your hotel where you will be served your dinner meal along with an overnight stay.
Day 13: Varanasi – Jasidih – Deoghar
Early in the morning after breakfast, you will be taken to visit two of the most sacred temples in Varanasi which are, Kashi Vishwanath and Sankat Mochan Temple.
These two ancient temples are some of the most auspicious and sacred temples in North India. Both the temples are located by the holy River Ganga and a must visit pilgrimage site for devotees and pilgrims of Shaivites. Kashi Vishwanath and Sankat Mochan Mandir is home to Lord Shiva and Lord Hanuman respectively.
After completing your puja rituals you will be given a fulfilling lunch meal. Post lunch you will be taken to the railway station where you will board the train to Jasidih which is located at a distance of almost 10 hours.
Upon your arrival in Jasidih, you will be transferred to the holy town of Deoghar via road.
Upon your arrival in Deoghar, you will be checked into your hotel for dinner and an overnight stay.
Day 14: Deoghar – Kolkata – Chennai
Early in the morning, before breakfast, you will be taken to Baba Baijnath ji mandir for the Abhishek pooja tradition. This temple houses one of the jyotirlingas in India and is considered to be the most sacred abode of Lord Shiva. Legend has it, that Ravana, the demon king, worshipped to Lord Shiva from this exact spot.
After attending the Morning Prayer rituals, you will be given a fulfilling breakfast meal and head straight to the railway station. From here you will board the 8:30 am trains to Kolkata, which is a 9-hour journey. Upon your arrival in Kolkata, you will then catch your next train heading towards Chennai, which will be an overnight journey.
Day 15: Chennai – Rameswaram
You will arrive in Chennai at 5pm in the evening. There are necessary facilities available in the Chennai railway station which will allow you to freshen up.
After a while, you will board your next train to Rameswaram which will be an overnight journey.
Day 16: Rameswaram
Upon your arrival in Rameswaram, you will be checked into your hotel. The remainder of your day is free for doing your leisurely activities in and around your hotel. After exploring in and around your hotel, you will be taken back to your hotel for a wholesome dinner and an overnight stay.
Day 17: Rameswaram – Madurai
After having a healthy breakfast meal in the morning, you will be taken for Mani Darshan at the Rameswaram temple followed by a Samudra snan and a kund snan Abhishekam. These puja rituals are an important part of the traditions that have been followed ever since the ancient ages.
After performing these puja rituals and offerings, you will be headed back to your hotel for a fulfilling lunch meal along prior to leaving for Madurai.
Upon your arrival in Madurai and post checking you into your allotted hotel, you will be taken for a temple visit to the Meenakshi mandir during evening time.
This ancient temple is located comfortably on the bank of Vaigai River and is dedicated to a form of Goddess Parvati, Meenakshi and her other half, Sundareshwar, who is a form of Lord Shiva. Later, after exploring this ancient temple and offering your prayers, you will be escorted back to your hotel for a wholesome dinner along with an overnight stay.
Day 18: Madurai – Pune
After having a healthy and delicious breakfast you will be headed to Madurai railway station where you will board the train heading towards Pune at 11am. This train journey will be an overnight trip.
Day 19: Pune
Upon your arrival in Pune out tour, a representative will get you checked into your allotted hotel. The remainder of the day is for performing your leisurely activities and exploring the surrounding areas. You can opt from shopping for some local souvenirs to gorging on the mouthwatering local food. You can also spend this time to relax in your hotel and rest for the evening.
You will then be served a fulfilling dinner followed by a comfortable overnight stay.
Day 20: Pune – Bhimashankar – Trimbakeshwar
Early in the morning after having a fulfilling breakfast meal you will be driven to Trimbakeshwar. On your way, you will stop and visit the famous and popular Bhimashankar mandir for darshan.
Located at a distance of just 50km from Pune, this ancient temple is one of the 12 most significant jyotirlingas. Situated within a lush green forest area the whole temple has a vibrant and positive ambience.
After completing your darshan, you will be taken to Trimbakeshwar, where you will be checked into a hotel where you will be served a dinner meal and a comfortable overnight stay will follow.
Day 21: Trimbakeshwar – Nashik – Shirdi
Early in the morning, you will be taken for darshan to Trimbakeshwar mandir. Dedicated to Lord Shiva, this ancient temple is one of the 12 jyotirlingas. Built by Balaji Baji Rao and nestled between three hills, Brahmagiri, Nilagiri along with Kalagiri and is home to 3 different lingams which represent Shiva, Vishnu and Brahma.
After your darshan in the iconic temple, you will be taken to Shirdi which will be by road. En route you will be taken to Nashik for a mini sightseeing expedition.
After spending some time in the local marketplaces of Nashik you will be taken to your final stop for the day at Shirdi. Upon your arrival in this holy town, you will be taken for a darshan at Sai Dham. Later, you will be checked into your hotel for dinner and an overnight stay.
Day 22: Shirdi – Shani Shingnapur Dham – Aurangabad – Hyderabad
Early in the morning, you will be taken to attend the famous Kakad aarti at Sai Dham. This aarti is important for all Sai devotees and is performed every day in the evening as a way of paying respect to the residing deity. One should attend this aarti on an empty stomach as a part of the protocol.
Later on, you will be taken to Aurangabad by road. En route you will have a brief stop at Shani Shingnapur, a small village which is famous all over the world where houses don’t have doors, but only door frames. It is a collective belief among villagers that Lord Shani will bestow his wrath on anyone attempting to steal. The central deity of the temple here is the ‘Swayambhu’, which is an iconic piece of black imposing stone which is said to have emerged from the earth.
Next, you will be headed for a visit to Grishneshwar temple, literally meaning lord of compassion, which are another one of the 12 jyotirlingas in India and an important site of Shaivite pilgrimage site.
After offering your prayers and post completion of your darshan you will be taken to the railway station to board the train to Hyderabad, in the evening. This train journey will be an overnight trip.
Day 23: Hyderabad – Srisailam
Upon your arrival in Hyderabad, our tour representative will escort you to the picturesque holy town of Srisailam. After your arrival in Srisailam, you will be checked into a hotel where after relaxing you will get ready for darshan, Abhishekam and local sightseeing of the area.
Home to one of the 12 jyotirlingas, this ancient temple worships Lord Shiva in a lingam form and goddess sati as a depiction of Bramaramba. This is the only temple present in India which serves as both shaktipeeth and jyotirlinga.
Later, after having a memorable experience at the temple and surrounding areas, you will be headed back to the hotel for an overnight stay along with scrumptious dinner meal.
Day 24: Srisailam – Hyderabad
Early in the morning, you will be taken to the temple for Abhishek darshan and a small sightseeing trip in the surrounding marketplaces. Later on you will be driven to Hyderabad railway station, where you will board to train going to your onward destination.
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