Depart: 01/05/2020 Return: 25/05/2020 Tour Highlights: Visit Shirdi Temple, Visit Shanidev Temple Visit to Ganga Sagar in Kolkata Veg Meals Early departure & stopover in India available (extra charges might be applicable)
- Tour Itinerary
- Trip Includes
- Trip Excludes
- Visit Shirdi Temple,
- Visit Shanidev Temple
- Visit to Ganga Sagar in Kolkata
- Veg Meals
- Early departure & stopover in India available (extra charges might be applicable)
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UK - DelhiDepart from London Heathrow to Delhi.
Delhi Arrival, Akshardham Temple VisitArrive at Delhi International airport in the morning. Upon arrival, clear Immigration, collect your luggage and follow the sign for an exit. The representative will direct you to the coach and transfer you to Hotel. In the afternoon proceed to visit Akshardham the kind of the world. Overnight stay will be at Delhi.
Delhi – Haridwar (215 Km 06 HRS.) :Today after breakfast check – out from the hotel and proceed to Haridwar by road Haridwar. On arrival at Haridwar check – in to the hotel. Later proceed to Har ki Pauri. Ganga Aarti Haridwar is performed at Har Ki Pauri Ghat in Haridwar. Ganga Aarti in Haridwar is one of the most famous in Haridwar. Visit to Haridwar is not complete if you have not seen its Ganga Aarti. Back to hotel and dinner and overnight stay will be at Haridwar.
Haridwar – Guptakashi (204 KMS 07 -8 HRS.) :After breakfast in the morning, we will drive to Guptkashi. Check in at the hotel in Guptkashi. Later, proceed to visit the Ardh Nareshwar Mahadev Temple. After exploring the temple, return back to the hotel to enjoy dinner followed by a night stay.
Gupatkashi – Kedarnath:Morning drive to Sonparyag upon arrival trek start Kedarnath via Gorikund, Bheembali, Garuechati, on Arrival Pooja and Darshan, Overnight stay at Kedarnath.
Kedarnath – Gupatkashi –Rishikesh (184 KMS 6 -7 HRS.) :Morning after pooja & Darshan trek down, Upon arrival at Sonprayag , Proceed to Rishikesh. Dinner and Overnight stay will be at Rishikesh.
Rishikesh – Haridwar – Varanasi (Overnight Train) :After breakfast check – out from the hotel and proceed to sightseeing of Haridwar, Chandi devi Temple, Mata Mansa Devi Temple. Later drive to Haridwar Railway Station. Enjoy the dinner in Haridwar and catch the train to Varanasi. An overnight train journey.
Varanasi :On arrival at Varanasi railway station, transfer to hotel, check –in to the hotel. Evening you will proceed to Varanasi sightseeing, visit some of the holy temples of the city which encapsulates the ambiance and the spirit of the city. 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. Dinner & Overnight stay will be at Varanasi.
Varanasi – Deoghar :After breakfast check –out from the hotel and proceed to Deoghar by train. On Arrival at Deoghar check – in to the hotel. Evening visit Baba Baidyanath (Jyothirling): Baidyanath Jyotirlinga temple, also known as Baba Baidyanath dham and Baidyanath dham is one of the twelve Jyotirlingas, the most sacred abodes of Shiva. It is located in Deoghar in the Santhal Parganas division of the state of Jharkhand, India. It is a temple complex consisting of the main temple of Baba Baidyanath, where the Jyotirlinga is installed, and 21 other temples. Back to hotel dinner and Overnight stay in hotel in Deoghar.
Deoghar – Kolkata:Today morning take pack breakfast, check – out from the hotel and proceed to Jasidih railway station to board the train to Kolkata. On arrival at Kolkata railway station, transfer to hotel. Evening visit Kali Mata Mandir: Kalighat Kali Temple is a Hindu temple in West Bengal, India dedicated to the Hindu goddess Kali. It is one of the 51 Shakti Peethas. Kalighat was a Ghat (landing stage) sacred to Kali on the old course of the Hooghly river (Bhagirathi) in the city of Calcutta. The name Calcutta is said to have been derived from the word Kalighat. Drive back to hotel, Dinner & Overnight stay will be at Kolkata.
Kolkata – Gangasagar – Kolkata :After early packed breakfast drive to full day excursion to Ganga Sagar by road and then by a vessel, starting from Namkhana. Ganga Sagar: About 100 km south of Kolkata Gangasagar or Sagardwip, is a place of Hindu pilgrimage. Every year on the day of Makar Sankranti (14 January), hundreds of thousands of Hindus gather to take a holy dip at the confluence of river Ganges and Bay of Bengal and offer prayers (puja) in the Kapil Muni Temple. Drive back to Kolkata. Overnight in Kolkata.
Kolkata – Madurai – Rameswaram :After breakfast check –out from the hotel and proceed to Kolkata aiport to catch the flight to Madurai. On arrival at Madurai direct drive to Rameswaram. Ramanathaswamy Temple (Jyothirling), the temple is considered one of the four destinations covered in Real Char Dham Pilgrimage. There are 22 holy springs in the temple premises which are believed to have medicinal effect Rameshwaram is one of the most significant pilgrimage centres in South India for both Shaivites (Shiv followers) and Vaishnavaites (Vishnu Followers). It was here that Rama offered thanks to Shiva. Dinner and Overnight stay will be at Rameswaram.
Rameswaram – Madurai – Hydearbad:After breakfast check - out from the hotel and proceed to Madurai. On arrival at Madurai, visit Meenakshi Temple. 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. Later proceed to airport to catch the flight to Hyderabad. On arrival at Hyderabad, proceed to pre-booked hotel. Dinner & overnight stay at Hyderabad.
Hyderabad – Srisailam :After morning breakfast drive to Srisailam. On arrival check – in to hotel. After freshen up proceed for darsan of Mallikarjuna Jyotilinga: The shrine of Lord Mallikarjuna picturesquely situated on a flat top of Nallamalai Hills, Srisailam is reputed to be one of the most ancient kshetras in India. It is on the right side of the River Krishna in Kurnool District of Andhra Pradesh. This celebrated mountain is also named as Siridhan, Srigiri, Sriparvatha and Srinagam. It has been a popular centre of Saivite pilgrimage for centuries. The presiding Deities of this kshetram Lord Mallikarjuna Swamy is one of the twelve Jyothirlingas and Goddess Bhramaramba Devi is one of the eighteen Mahasakthis and both are self-manifested. The unique feature of this kshetram is the combination of Jyothirlingam and Mahasakthi in one campus, which is very rare and only one of its kind. 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.
Srisailam – Hyderabad :After breakfast drive to Hyderabad. Hyderabad: Hyderabad is the capital of southern India's Telangana state. A major center for the technology industry, it's home to many upscale restaurants and shops. It’s a former diamond-trading center that was once the Qutb Shahi dynastic capital. The Charminar, a 16th-century mosque whose 4 arches support towering minarets, is an old city landmark near the long-standing Laad Bazaar. Upon arrival transfer to the Hotel. Evening free for leisure and shopping Overnight in Hyderabad.
Hyderabad – Pune (by Flight) - Bhimashankar – Chakan :After breakfast check – out from the hotel and proceed to Hyderabad airport to catch the flight to Pune. On arrival at Pune, direct drive to Bhimashankar (Jyothirling): Bhimashankar an ancient shrine, Bhimashankar is one of the 12 Jyotirlinga 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. After Pooja and Darsan, continue your road journey to Chakan. On arrival, Check-in to a hotel. Dinner and Overnight stay will be at Chakan.
Chakan – Shani Temple – Aurangabad :After breakfast, depart to Aurangabad, On the way visit Shani Temple: The presiding deity of Shinganapur, Sri Shaneshwara or Lord Shanidev- the personification of the planet Saturn is worshipped with utmost reverence and devotion by multitudes of people from all over the world. The spectacle of the deity in black stone is overwhelming. A unique aspect of this place is, that no temple structure houses the Shanidev. There is only a simple platform on which stands the swayambhu idol, in black stone. After darsan, continue your road journey to Aurangabad. On arrival at Aurangabad check -in to the hotel. Dinner and Overnight in Aurangabad.
Aurangabad – Grishneshwar – Shirdi – Nasik :After breakfast, you will proceed for Grishneshwar (Jyothirling). 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. After Pooja and Darsan, continue your road journey to Shirdi. Shirdi: Shri Sai Baba is revered as one of the greatest saints ever seen in India, endowed with unprecedented powers, and is worshipped as a God incarnate. (SAI meaning Sakshaat Ishwar) - GOD THE ABSOLUTE. On arrival Shirdi, Check-into a hotel. In the evening, visit Sai Baba Samadhi temple for VIP Darshan (Own Cost). Later continue drive to Nasik. Dinner and Overnight stay will be at Nasik.
Nasik – Trimbakeshwar – Indore :After breakfast check – out from the hotel and proceed to Triambakeshwar (Jyotirlinga). Triambakeshwar located in Maharashtra is revered as one of the 12 Jyotirlinga shrines of Shiva. Triambakeshwar is the source of the river Godavari. Trimbakeshwar is a religious center having one of the twelve Jyotirlingas. The extraordinary feature of the Jyotirlinga located here is its three faces embodying Lord Brahma, Lord Vishnu and Lord Rudra. After Pooja and darsan proceed for Nasik, On the way we will visit The Anjaneri (or Anjneri) mountain, located 7 km from Trimbakeshwar in the Nasik district, is also claimed as the birthplace of Lord Hanuman ji, (time permitted). Later continue journey to Indore. On arrival at Indore check – in to the hotel. Dinner and Overnight stay will be at Indore.
Indore – Omkarehswar – Indore:After breakfast drive to Omkareshwar (Jyotirlinga) located in Madhya Pradesh. It is located at a distance of about 12 miles from Mortakka in Madhya Pradesh. Omkareshwar: Omkareshwar is a Hindu temple dedicated to God Shiva. It is one of the 12 revered Jyotirlinga shrines of Shiva. It is on an island called Mandhata or Shivapuri in the Narmada river; the shape of the island is said to be like the Hindu ॐ symbol. There are two temples here, one to Omkareshwar (whose name means "Lord of Omkaara or the Lord of the Om Sound") and one to Mamleshwar (whose name means "Immortal lord" or "lord of the Immortals or Devas"). But as per the sloka on dwadash jyotirligam, Mamleshwar is the jyotirling, which is on other side of Narmada river. After Pooja and darshan, Return back to Indore. Evening free for leisure. Dinner and overnight stay will be at Indore.
Indore – Ujjain – Night train to Somnath:After breakfast check – out from the hotel and drive to Ujjain,Ujjain Ujjain is an ancient city beside the Kshipra River in the central Indian state of Madhya Pradesh. An important Hindu pilgrimage destination, it’s known for the centuries-old Mahakaleshwar Temple, a towering structure with a distinctively ornate roof. Nearby, Bade Ganesh Temple houses a colorful statue of Ganesh, the elephant-headed Hindu deity. Harsiddhi Temple features a pair of tall dark pillars studded with lamps. On arrival at Ujjain and visit Mahakaleswar Temple (Jyotirlinga): Jyotirlinga is one of the most famous Hindu temples dedicated to Lord Shiva and is one of the twelve Jyotirlingams, which are supposed to be the most sacred abodes of Lord Shiva. It is located in the ancient city of Ujjain. The presiding deity, Lord Shiva in the lingam form is believed to be Swayambhu, deriving currents of power (Shakti) from within itself as against the other images and lingams that are ritually established and invested with mantra-shakti. After Pooja and darshan you will proceed to Ujjain sightseeing include Harsiddi Mata Temple, Kal Bhairav temple. Dinner at Restaurant and transfer to Railway station to board the overnight train to Somnath.
Somnath :On arrival at Somnath Railway station check – in to the hotel. Dinner and Overnight stay will be at Somnath.
Somnath – Dwarka – Nageshwar – Dwarka :Early morning we will go 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. In the Shivapurana and the Nandi Upapurana, Lord Shiva is quoted as saying, 'I am omnipresent, but I am especially in twelve forms and places.' These places are known as jyotirlingas, and Somnath is the first to be found in the world. Around the linga the moon god Soma built a mythical temple of gold as an ode to Lord Shiva's glory and compassion. Like the waxing and waning moon, and fittingly for a place associated with Lord Shiva's cosmic dance of creative destruction, the Somnath temple has risen unfailingly from repeated acts of devastation. After darshan and Pooja back in Hotel, Check – out from the hotel and drive to Dwarka. On arrival at Dwarka direct drive to Nageshwar (Jyothirling), Nageshwar Located on the route between Dwarka city and Bet Dwarka Island on the coast of Saurashtra in Gujarat is this important Lord Shiva Temple. It is enshrined by one of the 12 swayambhu (self-existent) jyothirlingas in the world, in an underground sanctum. A 25 m tall statue of a sitting Lord Shiva. After Pooja and darshan of Nageshwar temple proceed to Bet Dwarka. Bet Dwarka: Bet Dwarka, also known as Bet Shankhodhar, is a small island and was the main port in the region before the development of Okha. Dwarka as the original abode of Lord Krishna. In order to get there from Dwarka, one might need to first get to Okha port jetty. On the way visit Rukmani temple. Check – in to the hotel. Dinner and Overnight stay will be at Dwarka.
Dwarka – Ahmedabad :Early morning we will go Dwarkadhis temple, Dwarkadhish Temple, the main temple at Dwarka, situated on Gomti creek, is known as jagat mandir (universal shrine) or trilok sundar (the most beautiful in all the three worlds). Originally believed to be built by Vajranabh, the great grandson of Lord Krishna, more than 2500 years ago, it is a glorious structure seeming to rise from the waters of the Arabian Sea. Its exquisitely carved shikhar, reaching 43 m high and the huge flag made from 52 yards of cloth, can be seen from as far away as 10 km. There are two gateways: swarga dwar (gate to the heavens), where pilgrims enter, and moksha dwar (gate to liberation), where pilgrims exit. Then back to hotel, breakfast at hotel and check – out from the hotel and drive to Ahmedabad. Dinner and Overnight stay will be at Ahmedabad.
Ahmedabad – London:After breakfast, check-out from hotel. Transfer to airport for onward flight.
- International Economy class Return Air ticket
- Economy class Domestic Flight Tickets (Hyderabad to Pune)
- Accommodation in 3 Star hotel in standard room on twin / double / triple sharing basis (3* hotel wherever available, else best available (Guest House / Tents) option will be provided. Triple room will have mattresses for Third person)
- Daily Breakfast & Dinner
- 1 Bottle of Water per person per day during vehicle journey
- Services of Tour Manager
- A/c Train tickets as per Itinerary ( 3 Tier / 2 Tier)
- All transfers by Private A/c Vehicle Basis
- Visa fee
- Travel insurance
- Expenses of personal nature like laundry, telephone bills, drinks, laundry etc.
- Pony / Doly / Porter during Trekking
- Helicopter ticket to Kedarnath
- Tips and Porterages
- Any items not mentioned
- Any entrance fees / Monument charges
- Expenses caused by factors beyond our control like rail and flight delays, roadblocks, vehicle mal-functions, political disturbances, weather conditions etc
- Tips £40 per person
- Single Room supplement: £725