Tour Duration : ( 18 Nights / 19 Days )
Destinations Covered : Jamnagar – Dwarka – Somnath – Rajkot – Mumbai – Trimbakeshwar – Aurangabad – Grishneshwar – Bhimashankar – Pune – Indore – Ujjain – Omkareshwar – Indore – Hyderabad – Srisailam – Hyderabad – Madurai – Rameshwaram – Madurai – Delhi – Haridwar – Guptkashi – Kedarnath – Guptkashi – Badrinath – Rishikesh – Haridwar – Varanasi – Sarnath – Deogarh – Patna – Delhi
Day 1: Arrival in Jamnagar – Drive to Dwarka
Arrival in Jamnagar, begin your road journey to Dwarka. Named among the ancient seven holiest places in India, Dwarka is a highly revered Chardham destination. On arriving to the town, check-into the hotel and relax.In the afternoon, leave for sightseeing,after exploring the town proceed to the famous Dwarkadhish Temple. This 5-storied temple is around 1400-years old and is dedicated to Lord Krishna. Have a temple darshan and attend the glorious Aarti.Return to the pre-booked hotel for overnight stay.
Day 2: Dwarka – Somnath
Begin the day early with a visit to BhetDwarka or BeytDwarka which dates back to the 19th century. Attend the holy abhishekam ceremony of NageshwarJyotirlinga. Later, pay a visit to Rukmani temple, after which you can proceed for breakfast.
Later, begin your drive to Somnath. On your arrival, check-in at the pre-booked hotel. The evening is planned with a visit to the well-known SomnathJyotirlinga temple, one of the revered 12 Jyotirlingas of Lord Shiva. Have your darshan and attend the evening aarti. Blessed with a splendid architecture, spiritual bliss and intriguing history, the temple fascinates your soul.After you have dinner, return for overnight stay at hotel.
Day 3: Somnath – Rajkot – Mumbai
Morning after breakfast, checkout from hotel, and proceed to Diu or Rajkot,both cities have airports that will offer flights to Mumbai. Get assistance to the airport to board your flight to Mumbai. On arrival, check-in at the pre-booked hotel for dinner and rest overnight.
Day 4: Mumbai – Bhimashankar (216 Km/5 Hrs.)
Start with a hearty breakfast at hotel. Later, drive to Bhimashankar, located at a distance of around 220km from Mumbai. On reaching Bhimashankar, drive to your hotel for check-in.
Visit the Bhimashankar Temple, one of the 12 highly respected Jyotirlingas in India and seek the blessings of Lord Shiva. The beauty of the temple is enhanced by the greenery all around. You can also plan a visit to the Bhimashankar Wildlife Sanctuary in the evening. Get back to the hotel for dinner and overnight stay.
Day 5: Bhimashankar – Shirdi – ShaniShingnapur- Aurangabad (340 Km/7 Hrs.)
After breakfast early in the morning, check out of your hotel. Drive to Shirdi, located at a distance of almost 183km from Bhimashankar. The holy town in Maharashtra is renowned for Sai Baba. It is one of the holiest pilgrimage sites for people all around the world, as millions visit it to seek blessings of Sai Baba.
On your arrival at Shirdi, pay a visit to Samadhi Mandir, Khandoba Temple and Shri Sai Baba Sansthan Complex. Later, drive another 65 km to reach ShaniShingnapur. Dedicated to Lord Shanidev, the city and temple is equally amazing.In the evening, drive to Aurangabad for an overnight stay.
Day 6: Aurangabad – Grishneshwar – Nashik (183 Km/04-5 Hrs.)
Morning, leave for a visit to Grishneshwar Temple. One of the 12 Jyotirlingas, the temple is not just divine but has a unique architecture that is bound to leave you captivated. After visiting this temple, drive towards Nashik. This is followed by a stay at the Nasik Hotel upon arrival.
Day 7: Nasik – Trimbakeshwar – Mumbai (170 Km/04-05 Hrs.) – Ujjain via Indore – Indore – Ujjain (56Km/1 ½ Hrs.)
Early in the morning, drive towards Trimbakeshwar. The holy temple is one of the 12 sacred Jyotirlinga, dedicated to Lord Shiva. One of the famous holy destinations, it is visited by a large number of devotees every year. Later, return back to the hotel for breakfast.
After breakfast leave for Mumbai. Avail drop at the Mumbai airport. Board flight to Indore,on arrival, leave by road for Ujjain. Check in at the hotel for overnight stay.
Day 8: Ujjain – Omkareshwar
Start the day with breakfast at hotel. Complete the check-out formalities and start your road journey to Omkareshwar. Located around 4 hours away, the town is settled on the banks of River Narmada in the holy shape of 'Om'. The evening is planned for darshan of the OmkareshwarJyotirlinga. Also attend the auspicious Aarti.Return back to the pre-booked hotel for stay.
Day 9: Omkareshwar – Indore - Hyderabad - Srisailam
Wake before the sun rises to attend the early morning abhishekam ceremony at OmkareshwarJyotirlinga. Have a delicious breakfast and checkout from hotel. Later, begin your drive to Indore. Get transfer to the Indore airport to board flight to Hyderabad. On your arrival here, start your drive to Srisailam. After sumptuous lunch, proceed for a visit of the magnificent MallikarjunaJyotirlinga Temple and attend the evening aarti.Overnight stay at the pre-booked hotel in Srisailam.
Day 10: Mallikarjuna Temple – Drive to Hyderabad
Attend the early morning abhishekam ceremony at MallikarjunaJyotirlinga Temple. After blessings of the lord, have breakfast. Later, start your drive back to Hyderabad. At the 'City of Nizams' visit the impressive Salarjung Museum, Charminar and the second biggest Mosque of India.Stay the night at hotel in Hyderabad.
Day 11: Hyderabad – Madurai - Arrival Madurai – Rameshwaram
Start the day with healthy breakfast, after which check out of the hotel and proceed to Madurai. Board the flight to Madurai. On touchdown at Madurai, visit the renowned Meenakshi Amman Temple. Extremely blessed, the wonderful architectural gem lures tourists from all over the world. After the holy Darshan, get on the road to Rameshwaram. One of the holy Char Dham destinations, it is also known for one of the 12 divine Jyotirlingas of Lord Shiva. The drive to the island town takes almost 4 hours.On arrival, check-into a hotel for dinner and overnight stay.
Day 12: Rameshwaram – Madurai - Madurai – Delhi
Start the day at around 4:00 AM. Proceed for the holy Mani Darshan. Next, take a holy bath in the sea known as SamudraSnan. Later, proceed for rituals of Kundsnan. Also attend the abhishekam ceremony at the RameshwaramJyotirlinga Temple. After you have taken blessings of the lord, proceed for breakfast at the hotel. Complete your check-out formalities and begin your return journey to Madurai by road. Drive straight to Madurai airport at 2 PM, to board the flight for Delhi. On arrival at Delhi Airport, get transfer to hotel for overnight stay.
Day 13: Delhi Haridwar – Guptkashi
Today you will transfer to New Delhi Railway station to catch train for Haridwar. You will reach around 11:30 AM after which you can begin your journey to Guptkashi by road. Lying on the western banks of River Mandakini, the holy town is dotted with a number of temples such as Vishwanath temple, Ardhnareshwar temple, ManikaranKund, etc. Check-in at a hotel or a guesthouse on arrival. The rest of the day is at leisure. Dinner and Overnight stay in the hotel.
Day 14: Guptkashi – Phata –Kedarnath – Phata – Guptkashi
Start the day early with road transfer to PhataHelipad,board the helicopter to Kedarnath, one of the Char Dham destinations as well as one of the 12 revered Jyotirlingas of Lord Shiva. Spend 1-2 hours in darshan at the Kedarnath temple.
On your arrival at the KedarnathJyotirlinga Temple, you will be presented with priority tickets. According to legends, the Jyotirlinga is the hump form of Lord Shiva disguised as a bull. The holy temple of Kedarnath was built by the Pandava brothers of the great Hindu epic, Mahabharata and later revived by AdiShankaracharya in the 8th century. After the holy Darshan, return back to Phata by Helicopter, Your vehicle awaits to take you back to the hotel for dinner and overnight stay.
Day 15: Guptkashi – Haridwar
After an early morning breakfast, start your drive back to Haridwar. Settled at the foothills of Himalayas by the River Ganga, the serene spiritual city,get transferred to the Haridwar Railway Station to board the train for Varanasi for overnight journey by train.
Day 16: Arrival in Varanasi
Arrive at Varanasi railway station in the afternoon. Get assisted transfer to hotel and complete check in formalities. Relax for a while, after which you can proceed to take part in the famous evening Ganga Aarti at DashashwamedhGhat.
The spectacular Ganga Aarti starts just after sunset, as darkness begins to spread all over. As the aarti begins, saffron-clad priests take their positions at the platform and raise huge heavy brass lamps in reverence of the River Goddess. Chanting of hymns, music, aroma of flowers and incense make it a memory you cherish forever. The choreography of the entire event is excellent and worth watching.Return to the hotel for overnight stay.
Day 17: Varanasi – Deogarh
Wake up before sunrise and leave for an early morning boat ride on the river Ganges. Watch the world awake with the sun, as people make way to the ghats for daily rituals. Have a hearty breakfast, after which you can proceed for visit to the holy temples. Start sightseeing with Durga Temple, TulsiManas, Birla Mandir, Visalakshi and Annapurneshwari etc. The highlight of the day is ShriKashiVishwanath Temple, one of the revered 12 Jyotirlingas in India.
Later, leave for an excursion to Sarnath, 10 km from Varanasi. The holy town is said to be the place where the Lord Buddha preached his first sermon in the Deer Park. The impressive remains, as well as a modern temple fascinates you. The outstanding masterpieces of Dharmarajika, Chaukhandi and Dharnekstupas must not be missed.
Later in the evening, get assisted transfer to Varanasi railway station to board the train for Deogarh.
Day 18: Deogarh – Baidyanath – Basukinath
Upon arrival in Deogarh, check into the pre-booked hotel and relax for a while. Later, leave for a visit to Baba BaidyanathJyotirlinga Temple to take part in the rituals of abhishekam and puja archana.
Later, pay a visit to Basukinath Temple, one of the ancient temples in the area. Said to be the court of Baba BholeNath, at BasukinathDham, the Shiv and Parvati temple are just in-front of each other. Pray at the many other small temples of different Gods and Goddesses also in the same compound. After darshan, return back to hotel and if time permits, attend the evening aarti.Overnight stay at hotel.
Day 19: Deogarh – Jasidih
Today, attend the early morning aarti at the BaidyanathJyotirlinga Temple. Return to your hotel for breakfast. At 11 AM, checkout from hotel and proceed to explore the markets. Later, avail the transfer to Jasidih railway station to board train for onward journey.