India 12 Jyotirlinga Tour

Jyothir Linga Darshan

Duration: 26 Nights / 27 Days

Destination: Kolkata - Kiul - Baijnath Temple - Bodhgaya - Varanasi - Delhi - Rishikesh – Rudraprayag – Gaurikund – Kedarnath – Gaurikund – Rishikesh - Delhi - Indore – Ujjain – Indore – Nashik – Aurangabad – Pune – Rajkot - Dwarka – Somnath – Diu – Mumbai – Hyderabad - Mallikarjuna - Hyderabad – Kottayam – Madurai - Rameshwaram - Madurai – Chennai.


In Hinduism, jyotirlinga is considered as an emblem of lord Shiva. It is believed that there are 64 jyotirlingas in India but among them 12 jyotirlinga is presumed to be very auspicious & revered. All the devotees who cover the holy circuit including all twelve lingams of Lord Shiva are believed to get enlightenment & nirvana.

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Tour Overview

Days Palaces Highlights
01 Kolkata Arrival at Kolkata.
02 Kolkata Visit to Kalighat, Victoria Memorial, Town Hall, College Street and Botanical Gardens etc.
03 Baijnath Temple visit the famous Baijnath temple and other 22 temples.
04 Bodhgaya Visit to Mahabodhi Temple complex , Bodhi tree, Great Buddha Statue, Royal Bhutan Monastery, Chinese Temple and Ajapala Nigrodha tree.
05 Varanasi Morning enjoy boat ride , Kashi Vishwanath Temple, Durga temple, Bharat Mata temple and Banaras Hindu University.
06 Delhi Free for leisure.
07 Rudraprayag En-route visit Neelkanth Mahadev Temple, Triveni Ghat, Ram Jhula and Laxman Jhula.
08 Kedarnath Visit Kedarnath temple.
09 Rishikesh join morning Pooja Ceremony , balance day free for leisure.
10 Delhi Akshardham Temple, Lotus Temple, Jama Masjid, Red Fort,Humayun’s Tomb.
11 Indore – Omkareshwar Visit Omkareshwar Temple.
12 Ujjain Visit Mahakaleshwar temple.
13 Nashik Coin Museum, Ramkund, Muktidham Temple, Someshwar and Pandavleni Caves.
14 Nashik Visit Trayambakeshwar Temple.
15 Aurangabad Explore the Ajanta and Ellora caves.
16 Aurangabad Grishneshwar Jyotirlinga.
17 Rajkot Explore the Rajkot city.
18 Dwarka Visit to Nageshwar Temple.
19 Somenath Visit Somnath Temple.
20 Mumbai Explore the Mumbai city.
21 Hyderabad Golconda Fort, Charminar, Taramati Baradari, Birla Mandir, Salar Jung Museum and Shilparamam
22 Hyderabad Visit to Lord Mallikarjuna Temple.
23 Kottayam Travel in train.
24 Madurai Visit Gandhi Museum, Thirumalai Nayak Mahal, Pazhamundhir Solai, Vaigai Dam, Koodal Azhagar Temple and the world famous Meenakshi Temple
25 Rameshwaram Visit to Rameshwaram temple.
26 Chennai Marina Beach, Valluvar Kottam, Marundeeswarar Temple, Arignar Anna Zoological Park and the Besant Nagar Beach
27 Chennai Departure for home with pleasant experience.

Detail itinerary

Day 01: Arrival in Kolkata.

Arrival at Kolkata International airport, On arrival  traditional ‘Swagat’ (Welcome) our company representative would assist you at the airport & transfer to hotel for check-in.

Spend rest of the day at leisure. In the evening, explore the culture of Kolkata by taking a walk to nearby places. Later return to the hotel for a delicious meal and overnight stay.

Overnight stay at hotel.
Day 02: Kolkata – Kiul ( by train).

Today morning, after a healthy breakfast, enjoy the local beauty of Kolkata by taking a sightseeing tour of the city. Kalighat, Victoria Memorial, Town Hall, College Street and Botanical Gardens are some of the prime tourist attractions across the city.

In the afternoon, enjoy lunch at one of the hotels and in the evening get transferred to the Howrah Railway Station to board an overnight train to Kiul.

Overnight in Train.

 

Day 03: Kiul – Baijnath Temple  ( 140 Kms./02.3 hrs. drive approx).

When the dawn breaks, train enters the Kiul Railway Station. Disembark from the train and meet our representative for a smooth transfer to Deogarh, to visit the Baijnath temple.

 

On the way towards the temple enjoy the scenic beauty spilled across the terrain. On reaching Deogarh, visit the famous Baijnath temple to seek the blessings of Lord Shiva. The temple complex comprises a total of 22 temples and are white painted.

12 Joytirlingas are installed in the Baba Baijnath Temple. While in Deogarh, you may also visit Kathikund, Kundeshwari and Shivaganga. After the visit, drive straight to Bodhgaya and get accommodated at one of our listed hotels for dinner and overnight stay.

Overnight stay at hotel.

 

Day 04: Bodhgaya – Varanasi ( 255 Kms./05 hrs. drive approx).

On the next day after a splendid breakfast move out to explore Bodhgaya, it is the place where Lord Buddha attained enlightenment. Also, visit the famous Bodhi tree present in the Mahabodhi Temple complex. The tree is believed to be a sapling of the original Bodhi tree, which was taken away by King Ashoka’s daughter to Sri Lanka.

Great Buddha Statue, Royal Bhutan Monastery, Chinese Temple and Ajapala Nigrodha tree are some of the other prime tourist attractions of Bodhgaya.

After exploring Bodhgaya, move out to reach Varanasi. Upon reaching Varanasi, get accommodated in one of our listed hotels and enjoy a relaxing meal.

Overnight stay at hotel.

 

Day 05: Varanasi – Delhi.

On the following day, wake up a bit early to enjoy a soul-rejuvenating boat ride on the Holy River Ganges. Also, enjoy the sight of saints busy with their morning praying rituals on the Bathing Ghats of River Ganga. Pilgrims consider taking a Holy dip in this pious river will clean their souls.

Pay a visit to the famous Kashi Vishwanath Temple to offer prayer to the divine Lord followed by breakfast at the hotel.

Later in the afternoon visit the famous Durga temple, Bharat Mata temple and Banaras Hindu University for sightseeing. The holy city is famed for having more than 200 temples and shrines.

After the sightseeing tour, take a leisurely walk to explore the populated bazaars which are quite famous for selling Brocades and Banarsi silk saris. In the evening, get transferred to Varanasi Railway Station to board an overnight train to Delhi.

Overnight in train.

 

Day 06: Delhi.

Early morning the train reaches the Delhi Railway Station. After disembarking from the train, meet our representatives who will escort you to one of our listed hotels.After checking in the hotel, spend the entire day resting and relaxing in your cozy hotel room.

In the evening, take a walk and enjoy the local markets of Delhi, which are a perfect place to shop souvenirs for your family and friends.

Overnight stay at hotel.

 

Day 07: Rishikesh and Rudraprayag. ( 362Kms./07 hrs drive approx). 

Next day early morning, enjoy a healthy breakfast and fasten your seat belts to leave for Rudraprayag.

En-route visit and explore the holy place of Rishikesh. Neelkanth Mahadev Temple, Triveni Ghat, Ram Jhula and Laxman Jhula are some of the prominent religious attractions present in Rishikesh. The adventure enthusiasts can also enjoy bungee jumping at Jumpin Heights. After the visit resume the drive to Rudraprayag.

 

As you reach Rudraprayag, get accommodated at one of the listed hotels and enjoy the rest of the day relaxing at the hotel. Enjoy a lip-smacking dinner and a comfortable overnight stay at the hotel.

 

Overnight stay at hotel.

 

Day 08: Rudraprayag – Gaurikund – Kedarnath.  ( 65 Kms./02 hrs drive approx).

On the next day enjoy waking up in Rudraprayag, one of the Paanch Prayag of the Alaknanda river. After enjoying a lavish breakfast, drive straight to Gaurikund. After reaching Gaurikund, enjoy a trek to Kedarnath.

 

On reaching Kedarnath, get accommodated in one of our listed hotels and spend the afternoon relaxing in your hotel room. In the evening, attend the Pooja Aarti at the famous temple of Kedarnath. Set amidst the snow capped Himalayas, Kedarnath temple is visited by a large number of devotees to seek the blessings of Lord Shiva. Rich in legend and tradition, this ancient shrine is accessible only six months a year.

In the evening, enjoy a lavish dinner and a comfortable overnight stay at the hotel.
Overnight stay at hotel.

 

Day 09: Kedarnath-Gaurikund-Rishikesh  ( 246 Kms/ 07 hrs. drive approx).

Wake up early morning to attend the morning Pooja Ceremony at the Kedarnath temple. After the ceremony trek down to Gaurikund, to take a refreshing bath at Gaurikund hot springs.
Drive straight to Rishikesh and check into one of our listed hotels.

Move out and explore the natural beauty and the majestic landscapes of Rishikesh. The adventure lovers may opt for adventure activities like rafting to feel the adrenaline rush in their body.

Triveni Ghat famous for its Maha Aarti, beating drums, chanting of Bhajans, clap lamps and bells is a place you may like to visit in the evening. The famous practice of placing small oil-lit leaf lamps in the water by devotees is a soul calming view witnessed by the visitors.

Overnight stay at the hotel.

Day 10: Rishikesh – Delhi.  (235Kms./ 06 hrs. drive approx).

On the next day after breakfast drive back to Delhi. Upon reaching Delhi, check-in and relax as the afternoon is free for leisure activities. Akshardham Temple, Lotus Temple, Jama Masjid, Red Fort, Jantar Mantar, Humayun’s Tomb are some of the attractions to visit in Delhi if you opt for sightseeing.

Later return to the hotel for an extravagant dinner and overnight stay.

Overnight stay at hotel.

 

Day 11: Delhi-Indore ( by flight).

Today after breakfast, get transferred to the Delhi Domestic Airport to board a flight to Indore.

Upon reaching Indore meet our representatives and get escorted to one of our listed hotels. Check-in at the hotel. After taking some rest, do visit the famous Omkareshwar Temple, known for being a rare archaeological site. The pious temple is closely located from the city of Indore and is frequently visited by a large number of visitors.

Enjoy a boat ride on the Narmada River after offering your prayers at the Omkareshwar Temple. In the evening, drive back to Indore for dinner and overnight stay.

Overnight stay at hotel.
Day12: Indore-Ujjain-Indore. ( 65 Kms/ 01 hrs. drive approx).

After a healthy breakfast, embark a full day excursion trip to Ujjain. The pious landscapes of Ujjain are bounded by the holy waters of the Shipra River. Here you will visit mahakaleshwar temple.

Ujjain is considered as one of the major cities for the Hindu Pilgrimages. If the legends are to be believed, the origin of Ujjain is ascribed to the mythological legend of Sagar Manthan.

Overnight stay at the hotel.

 

Day 13: Indore – Nashik ( 420 Kms./ 06 hrs. drive approx).

Post breakfast travel to Nashik by road. Upon reaching, get accommodated at one of our listed hotels. After relaxing in your hotel room, move out to explore some of the prime tourist attractions. Coin Museum, Ramkund, Muktidham Temple, Someshwar and Pandavleni Caves are some of the prime attractions present in Nashik.

After exploring Nashik return back to the hotel for dinner and overnight stay.

Overnight stay at hotel.

 

Day 14: Nashik – Aurangabad (210 Kms. / 04 drive approx).

After an early breakfast, move out and pay a visit to the famous Trayambakeshwar Temple to offer your prayers to the eighth Jyotirlinga. The temple features a magnificent Indo Aryan Style Interior.

The inner temple complex is surrounded by the magnificently crafted sculptures and idols. The huge bull present in front of the temple along with the marble statue of Nandi is a must visit. Throughout the year, the holy water of the River Ganga trickles down on the Jyotir Lingam present inside Garbagriha.

Drive straight to Aurangabad and check-in at the hotel for dinner and an overnight stay.

 

Day15: Aurangabad.

Today after breakfast, enjoy a full day excursion to Ajanta and Ellora caves. A prime tourist attraction, the caves are nestled amidst Sahyadri hills and are cut into the curved mountain side.

The majestic Ajanta caves reside over the Wagohra river. Discovered by a group of British officers on a tiger hunting expedition, the caves are visited by a large number of visitors every year.

A total of 34, Ellora caves is a house to elaborated facades and exquisitely adorned interiors.
Overnight stay at hotel.


Day 16: Aurangabad-Pune-Rajkot.

Next morning after breakfast, visit Grishneshwar Jyotirlinga, a popular pilgrimage site and one of the domiciles among the 12 Jyotirlingas of Shiva.

After the visit, travel to Pune by road. On reaching Pune, check in at one of our listed hotels and take rest for a while. At a drive distance of 3 hours from Pune, pay a visit to the Lord Bhimashankar Jyotirlinga which is situated in the forest reserve.

After the visit, get transferred to the railway station to board an overnight train to Rajkot.

Overnight stay at hotel.

 

Day 17: Rajkot.

As the dawn breaks the train marks its arrival in Rajkot. After disembarking the train, meet our representative and get transferred to the hotel for check-in.

In the evening, explore the local beauty of Rajkot by taking a walk and later return to the hotel for a delicious dinner and overnight stay.

Overnight stay at hotel.

 

Day 18: Rajkot-Dwarka ( 220 Kms/ 04 hrs. drive approx).

After leisure Breakfast, pack your bags to leave for Dwarka. Upon reaching, check- in at the hotel and take some rest. After straightening your backs visit the Jyotirlinga present in the Nageshwar Temple, also believed to be the first Joytirllinga on the earth. The Shivalinga present inside the temple compound face south, while the Gomugam is on the east.

The Temple is visited by a large number of devotees offering their prayers to Lord Shiva during the festive celebration of Shivaratri.

Overnight stay at the hotel.

 

Day 19: Dwraka-Somnath (235 Kms./ 05 hrs. drive approx).

Next morning post-breakfast, drive straight to Somnath and get accommodated at one of our listed hotels.

After lunch, visit Somnath Temple prominent for its architecture, including silver doors, intricate carving and an impressive Nadi Idol. The legend says that Chandra Devan prayed to Lord Shiva at Somnath for nearly 4000 years in order to seek redemption from a curse given by Dakshan.

After offering prayers return to the hotel for dinner and overnight stay.

Overnight stay at the hotel.

 

Day 20: Somnath- Diu- Mumbai.

Attend an early morning Aarti at the Somnath temple. After breakfast, leave for the Diu airport to board a connecting flight to Mumbai.

At Mumbai airport, meet our representatives and get a smooth transfer to one of our listed hotels. The entire day is free for leisure activities.

Overnight stay at the hotel.

 

Day 21: Mumbai-Hyderabad. ( By flight).

On the following day, after breakfast board a flight to Hyderabad. Upon reaching the Hyderabad airport, get greeted by our representatives and get escorted to one of our listed hotels. After Lunch, move out for a sightseeing tour of Hyderabad.

Golconda Fort, Charminar, Taramati Baradari, Birla Mandir, Salar Jung Museum and Shilparamam are some of the prime tourist attractions.
Overnight stay at hotel.
Day 22: Mallikarjuna.

Post-breakfast, drive to the beautiful Srisailam town situated on the banks of Patalganga Krishna River to visit the Lord Mallikarjuna Temple.

The town of Srisailam is held in high esteem by the natives and is looked upon as the Kailash of South. The sculptures present in the inner complex of the temple narrate the great epic tales of the Mahabharata and Ramayana.

Overnight stay at the hotel.

Day 23: Hyderabad – Kottayam.

After a relaxing Brunch, get transferred to Hyderabad Railway Station to board an overnight train for Kottayam.

Overnight in train.

 

Day 24: Kottayam – Madurai.

Upon arrival in the afternoon, disembark from the train and get escorted by our representative for a smooth transfer to Madurai. As you reach Madurai, get accommodated in one of the hotels in our list. After relaxing, take a sightseeing tour of the city.

Gandhi Museum, Thirumalai Nayak Mahal, Pazhamundhir Solai, Vaigai Dam, Koodal Azhagar Temple and the world famous Meenakshi Temple are some of the prime tourist attractions in Madurai. Dinner and overnight stay at the hotel.

 

Day 25: Rameshwaram.

Travel to Rameshwaram by road and enjoy a full day excursion. The pilgrimage here rests on a large island surrounded by the sea in the southern part of India.

According to the Hindu Mythology, Lord Rama offered his prayers to Lord Varuna, the sea god to build a route to Lanka. Lord Varuna approved and diminished the intensity of the sea waves in order to help the construction of a stone bridge.

 

Enjoy visiting the landscapes and the picturesque beauty of Rameshwaram, along with seashores and the tranquil sea which is free from any waves.

 

Return to Madurai for the lip-smacking dinner and a comfortable overnight stay.

overnight stay at the hotel.

 

Day 26: Madurai – Chennai.

Post-breakfast, transfer to Madurai Railway Station to board a train to Chennai. Upon reaching Chennai, meet our representatives at the station and get transferred to the hotel for check-in.Spend the day exploring tourist attractions in Chennai including Marina Beach, Valluvar Kottam, Marundeeswarar Temple, Arignar Anna Zoological Park and the Besant Nagar Beach.

After a guided tour of the magnificent Chennai city head to the hotel for a sumptuous dinner and overnight stay.

 

 

Day 27: Chennai (Departure).

Explore the bazaars to buy souvenirs for your loved ones. Check out is scheduled at 12 noon. In the evening, board a flight for your destination.

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