We all know, the life journey of Lord Rama who was sent into an exile by his own father Lord Dasharatha and being an obeying son, Lord Rama journeyed through different parts of India for 14 long years. Many remember his epic adventure and as much revered the result of his journey where he killed a demon to protect the people of earth from his wrath. The journey started from his homeland i.e. Ayodhya and finally concluded after 14 years in Sri Lanka.
With our 17 Days and 16 Nights Shri Ramayana Yatra, you will be walking on the very same journey on which Lord Rama once travelled. During this journey, you will cover all his place like Ayodhya, Nandigram, Sitamarhi, Janakpur, Varanasi, Prayagraj, Chitrakoot, Nasik, Hampi, Rameshwaram, Madurai. And IRCTC will be customizing this auspicious journey for you so, enjoy the best ever experience.
|Tour Name:||Ramayana Yatra by IRCTC|
|Tour Duration:||16 Nights / 17 Days|
|Tour Price:||On Request/- Enquire Now|
Day 01 – Departure from Jaipur for Ayodhya
The tour package starts from Jaipur where you were required to report at a particular timing at the Jaipur Railway Station. Upon everybody’s arrival at the Railway Station, you will be greeted by our tour representative who will be a guide for you during this whole journey.
Then, you will board the train and enjoy a nice and quiet night journey to Ayodhya.
Day 02 – Officially embark on Shri Ramayana Yatra from Ayodhya
You will reach Ayodhya early in the morning, there will be a bus service waiting just outside the Ayodhya Railway station for you with which you will travel all the spiritual abodes of Lord Rama. But firstly, you can fresh yourself from last night’s tiredness. Enjoy a nice cup of tea and snacks.
Then, you will be escorted to the very famous place in Ayodhya which is supposed to be the birthplace of Lord Rama. The Ram Janmabhoomi is considered a very revered pilgrimage site in India and people come to pay their due respect to the idols of Lord Rama, Lord Laxman, and Goddess Sita.
Next, you will visit Kanak Bhawan which is also a temple but it is famous for exhibiting two beautiful scriptures of Lord Rama and Goddess Sita, who are embodied with gold jewelry from head to toe. Then, you will visit Nageshwarnath Temple which is believed to be built by Lord Rama’s son Kusha as a token of appreciation for his admirer. Lord Shiva is worshipped in this temple and is preserving the decade-long architecture in a most spiritual way.
Then, you will make an overnight stay at Ayodhya.
Day 03 – Nandigram
Next, you will move to a small town of Nandigram which is famous for its holy Kund where many devotees take a spiritual bath to wash away their past sins. And, it is also believed to be the very place where Lord Rama’s brother Lord Bharat did meditation for his return from exile and ruled the kingdom on his behalf.
Later in the afternoon, you will move next to Sitamarhi which is about 470 km away from Nandigram and takes about a night to reach there.
Day 04 – Sitamarhi – Janakpur
On the next morning, you will reach Sitamarhi and you can go through a freshen up session in order to refresh yourself from last night’s slumber. Sitamarhi is a beautiful town in Mithila region of Bihar and as per Hindu Mythology, Goddess Sita was born at this place.
And you will visit a temple built in the honor of Goddess Sita. So, worship the idol of Goddess and ask for her healthy blessings. Next, you will move towards Janakpur which is about 60 km away from Sitamarhi.
Janakpur, the city is talked as a highly religious and cultural city in Nepal and attracts many pilgrims every year. Here, you will visit the very famous Janaki Palace which is believed to be the palace of King Janak (father of Goddess Sita).
Next, you will follow an overnight journey to the city of Varanasi.
Day 04 – Varanasi
Upon your arrival in Varanasi, you will first perform all the check-in formalities as you will staying for an overnight stay in Varanasi.
Then, you will visit the famous attraction in Varanasi like Tulsi Mana Mandir – where the famous poet and philosopher Tulsi Das wrote the whole storyline of Ramayana, Sankat Mochan Mandir – which is a very popular temple dedicated to Lord Hanuman and people come here for healthy blessings, Dashashwamedh Ghat – where you can watch the auspicious Ganga Aarti ritual.
Then, come back to your hotel room for an overnight stay.
Day 06 – Departure from Varanasi – Prayagraj
Next morning, you will first do Lord Shiva’s Darshan at the very popular Kashi Vishwanath Mandir. And then, you will move to your next destination which will be Prayagraj.
Prayagraj or you could say Allahabad is about 200 km away from Varanasi so, it will take about 5 hours journey to reach there. Then, you will check into your hotel room for your overnight stay.
Day 07 – Prayagraj
When you finish your breakfast, get ready to go on a spiritual sightseeing tour of Prayagraj. You will visit the Sangam point, which is a confluence of three rivers i.e. Ganga, Yamuna, and Saraswati. And the next visit will be Hanuman Mandir where a beautiful idol of Lord Hanuman adorned with gold jewelry is worshipped.
You will then follow your footsteps to Bharadwaj Ashram which was a hermitage of a very popular sage who is presumed to have met Lord Rama and had a conversation with him.
Next, you will move to your next location – Chitrakoot, which is only about 134 km away from Prayagraj. Once you reach Chitrakoot, you will enjoy an overnight stay in this city and resume your journey the very next day.
Day 08 – Chitrakoot – Nashik
On this day, you will visit all the spiritual points in Chitrakoot like Ramghat – which is the very place where the famous poet Tulsi Das met Lord Rama, Goddess Sita, and Lord Laxman, Gupt Godavari – from here stream of water flows through a different cave and once, Lord Rama and Lord Laxman held their private meetings here, Kamadgiri – which is a forested hilly area surrounded by multiple Hindu temples and people come here to pay their homage to Lord Rama.
You will move to your next location – Nashik, which is about 1000 km away from Chitrakoot and will take up to 24 hrs to reach there.
Day 09 – Nashik
Welcome to Nashik, which is another place that Lord Rama visited during his exile. You will arrive a bit late here in Nashik so, you will just check-in to your hotel room and get a good night sleep.
Day 10 – Sightseeing in Nashik
Nashik is a small religious and cultural city in the state of Maharashtra which also celebrates the biggest spiritual gathering of India ‘Kumbh Mela’ every 12 years. You will first visit Trimbakeshwar Temple which is counted among the twelve Jyotirlingas of India and here, an idol of Lord Shiva is worshipped fervently. The temple is perched atop the Brahmagiri hills from where you can witness the panoramic view of the city of Nashik.
Next, you will visit Panchvati which is a small town located near Nashik and is famous among the devotees of Lord Rama. Here, the two most famous Ramayana sites are Kalaram temple and Sita Gufa.
In the evening, you will depart for Hospet in Karnataka.
Day 11 – Hospet – Hampi
In the morning, you will reach a small near Hampi – Hospet which is famous for accommodating centuries-old Lord Rama temple where you can also see the historic carvings that depict the life history of Lord Rama.
In the evening, you will move to your next destination i.e. Hampi which is only 12 km away from Hospet and enjoy a nice overnight stay there.
Day 12 – Hampi
Hampi is a small ancient town famous for harboring the ruins of Lord Rama’s journey and it also has a 7th-century temple. The popular sites to visit in this town are – Virupaksha Temple, which is famous for its South-Indian architectural style that has three Gopuras and Lord Shiva in a different form is worshipped here, Vithala Temple – a temple which is popular for its stone chariot, Monkey temple – a temple built atop a hill which is believed to be the birthplace of Lord Hanuman.
In the evening, you will move towards your next destination i.e. Rameswaram
Day 13 – Rameswaram
Because Rameswaram is about 953 km away from Hampi so, it is needless to say that you will reach there late in the evening.
And straight away, enjoy the overnight stay.
Day 14 – Rameswaram
There are many places in Rameswaram to roam around like – Rameswaram Temple, which is again a famous Jyotirlinga temple so, a huge idol of Lord Shiva is worshipped and it also boasts a unique architectural style, Dhanushkodi temple where it is believed to have the footmarks of Lord Rama.
After the spiritual sightseeing tour, you will move towards your next location i.e. Madurai.
Day 15 – Madurai
In the morning, you will reach Madurai which is another colorful town where Lord Rama once travelled. The famous spiritual places you will visit in Madurai are – Meenakshi Temple where Goddess Parvati is worshipped with great fervor and it also registers the highest number of holy offerings, Thirumalai Nayakar Mahal which is a centuries-old palace where you can witness the warmth of old-Dravidian style architecture.
In the evening, you will move to your final destination i.e. Chennai.
Day 16 – Chennai
Once you reach Chennai, you will finally de-board a return train to Jaipur.
Day 17 – Jaipur
Today, you will be greeted a warm goodbye by our tour representative for successfully finishing this auspicious journey.
- Return train tickets from a particular destination.
- Accommodation in dormitories (when suggested in the itinerary).
- Comfortable Bus ride for transfers.
- Vegetarian meals with a bottle of water per day.
- Any personal shopping charges.
- Entrance fees to all the temples.
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