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Jyotirlinga Tour



Duration 25 Nights / 26 Days
Destination Covered New Delhi, Varanasi, Chennai, Madurai, Indore, Ujjain, Mumbai, Nashik, Pune, Gaya, Kolkata, Dwarka, Rishikesh, Kangra, Somnath, Rudraprayag, Baijnat
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Tour Itinerary

Day 1: Kolkata

Arrive Kolkata the third largest city of India, meet and greet with our office representative, assistance and transfer to hotel check in. Rest time free for personal activities, relax etc. Overnight at hotel.

Meals : Breakfast

Day 2: Kolkata

Breakfast at hotel, Half day city tour of Kolkata Visit Calcutta’s historical landmarks - the magnificent Fort William still out of bounds for visitors. Victoria Memorial: The Victoria Memorial reflects colonial power in Calcutta, once the capital and most profitable center of British rule in India. The monument dates from the early twentieth century and is today a museum for relics of the Raj. At one end of the Maidan (An open pitch of huge dimensions was kept as a free fields of fire for Fort William's guns. It is still a favourite area for thousands in the early morning) is Calcutta's most imposing and monumental 'dream in marble'. It is a treasure trove of Raj relics and offers tree-lined walks in splendid parks and houses a number of superb statues including that of Queen Victoria. Howrah Bridge: Calcutta's most enduring symbol, and a very important communicating link across the banks of Hooghly is the Howrah bridge, the largest cantilevered structure in the world and built in 1941. Afternoon visit local market etc.

Meals : Breakfast

Day 3: Kiul - Visit Baijnath Temple (Vaidyanathan)

Arrive early in the morning at Kiul Railway Station. Meeting on arrival and continue driving to Deogarh to visit Baijnath temple (Your first Jyotirling). {The legend of Vaidyanathan goes something like this. The demon lord from the Ramayan, the devout Ravana meditated hard in order to invoke Lord Shiva, and requested him to come over to Sri Lanka, in order that his capital may become invincible. It is said that he attempted to lift the holy mountain, Lord Shiva's abode, Mount Kailash and take it with him to his capital; however Shiva crushed him with his finger, and Ravana prayed to him and sought his mercy, after which Shiva gave him one of the twelve Jyotirlingams with the condition that if it was placed on the ground it would take root immediately and hence Ravana had to carry it back on his trek to his capital. Varuna the God of water, entered Ravana's belly, and caused him to feel the need to relieve himself. Vishnu then came down in the form of a lad and volunteered to hold the Jyotirlingam as he relieved himself. But before Ravana could return, the young lad placed the jyotirlingam on the ground to which it became rooted. A disappointed Ravana offered severe penances to Shiva here, and cut off nine of his heads as a part of his repentance. Shiva revived him and joined the heads to the body, like a Vaidya or a physician, hence this Jyotirlingam goes by the name Vaidyanath. The same legend holds at Gokarnam in Karnataka} since we do not have quality / good accommodation at Baijnath, will continue driving to Bodhgaya for overnight stay. Overnight at Bodhgaya.

Meals : Breakfast

Day 4: Bodhgaya - Varanasi - By Surface

Morning visit Bodhgaya - it is a place where Lord Buddha attained enlightenment. Visit Bodhi tree, Mahabodhi Temple- which marks the spot where Buddha gained enlightenment and set out on his life of preaching, Monasteries. Late morning drive to Varanasi and check in at the hotel.

Meals : Breakfast

Day 5: Varanasi - Delhi - By Overnight train

Early morning sunrise boat cruise over holy river Ganges will take you to its famous bathing ghats (banks) where hundreds of pilgrims can be seen cleansing their souls by taking a holy dip. Also visit its burning ghats where bodies are cremated after performing the last rites according to ancient Hindu customs. Later you would be taken to the Kashi Vishwanath Temple (your second Jyotirlinga) where you can perform pooja etc. Return to the hotel for late breakfast.
Afternoon city tour of Varanasi-This sacred city over two thousand years old is the holiest city of the Hindus and a great center of learning and civilization. It has now more than 200 temples and shrines. Visit Bharat Mata temple, Durga temple, Banaras Hindu University etc. Drive past the bazaars, brocades & famous Banarasi silk sari shops.
Later today you would be transferred to the Railway Station in time to board the overnight train to Delhi.

Meals : Breakfast

Day 6: Delhi

Arrive at Delhi Railway Station. On arrival meet with our representative and transfer to hotel. Rest of the day free at leisure and visit local market.

Meals : Breakfast

Day 7: Rishikesh - Rudraprayag - By Surface

drive to Rudraprayag via Rishikesh. On arrival at check-in at hotel. Rest of the day free at leisure. Overnight at hotel.

Meals : Breakfast

Day 8: Rudraprayag - Gaurikund - Kedarnath

Morning drive to Gaurikund (72kms/ 2hrs approx) and commence trek to Kedarnath (Apprx. 04-05 hrs). On arrival Check-in at Hotel. Evening Pooja Aarti at the temple of Kedarnath - the Northernmost of the Jyotirlingas (Your third Jyotirlinga), nestled in the snow clad Himalayas is an ancient shrine rich in legend and tradition. It is accessible only six months in a year. Overnight at Kedarnath.

Meals : Breakfast

Day 9: Kedarnath - Gaurikund - Rishikesh

After morning Pooja trek drown to Gaurikund. After refreshing bath at Gaurikund hot springs we will drive to Rishikesh (212kms/ 5hrs approx) and check in at hotel. Overnight at Rishikesh.

Meals : Breakfast

Day 10: Rishikesh - Delhi

Breakfast at hotel, drive to Delhi check-in at the hotel.
Afternoon drive past Red Fort & Chandni Chowk Bazar, Khari Baoli spice market. Visit Jama Masjid (Mosque). Shah Jahan (King of the World) founded the city of Shahjanabad, now referred to as Old Delhi, in 1648. Opposite the fort is the Jama Masjid, one of the largest mosques in the world, built by Shah Jahan to dominate his city. Raj Gath; The memorial of Mahatma Gandhi where he was cremated after his assassination. Qutab Minar: The building complex dated back on the onset of Muslim rule in India and are fine examples of Afghan architecture. Himayun’s Tomb: Build by wife of Humayun, the second mughal king. It is an early example of Mughal architecture. India Gate; The 42m high stone "Arch of Triumph", erected in the memory of Indian soldiers who died in the First World War; Drive through Rajpath "Kingsway" a VVIP area of Delhi including Rashtrapati Bhawan. Overnight at Hotel.

Meals : Breakfast

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