Dwadashi (12) Jyotirlinga Temples Tour From North India
Route: Haridwar - Kedarnath – Kashi Vishwanath – Baidyanath – Mallikarjuna – Rameshwaram - Mahakaleshwar – Omkareshwar – Grishneshwar – Bhimashankar – Tryambakeshwar – Somnath – Nageshwar – Jamnagar Drop
Duration: 23 Nights 24 Days
For all those who reside in North India, they can begin their Jyotirlinga tour from Kedarnath in Uttarakhand. From Kedarnath, you can take this expedition to Kashi Vishwanath Temple in Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh. The distance between Gaurikund and Varanasi is 1216 km. Some 476 km from Varanasi, Baidyanath Temple in Deoghar, Jharkhand is the next stopover on this pilgrimage tour. Travelling a distance of around 920 km from Deoghar, you’ll reach Madhya Pradesh which is a home to two Jyotirlingas – Mahakaleshwar in Ujjain and Omkareshwar on Shivapuri Island. After visiting these two pilgrimages in Madhya Pradesh, proceed to your next destination – Maharashtra which would be some 697 km away. In Maharashtra, there exist three Jyotirlingas – Grishneshwar Temple at Ellora, Aurangabad; Trimbakeshwar in Nashik; and Bhimashankar in Pune.
Till Maharashtra, your three-fourth of the Jyotirlinga Yatra will be completed. Around 815 km from Maharashtra is your next destination is Gujarat. Saurashtra, the peninsula region of Gujarat houses one of the twelve Jyotirlingas – Somnath Temple. Somnath is one of the popular Hindu temples in India and as a reason of this, a large number of devotees flock every year to Saurashtra to offer their prayers at this revered holy site. The cultural land of Gujarat is also a proud home of another Jyotirlinga, esteemed as Nageshwar located in Dwarka which is your next stop after Somnath. Now, from West India, you’ll have to travel all the way to South India to cover the last two holy places. Your first destination in South India will be Srisailam where is located a famous Jyotirlinga, Mallikarjuna. After offering prayers at Mallikarjuna, your journey will finish at Rameswaram where the last Jyotirlinga, Ramanathaswamy Temple is located.
Note: Since the holy portals of Kedarnath opens for a limited time, i.e., either from late April or early May to the month of October, and hence, it is advisable for pilgrims from all the region to plan this tour accordingly.
Day 1: Haridwar - Guptkashi (206 km/ 7 hrs)
On arrival in Haridwar, meet our Representative / Driver who will take you to the Guptkashi For your onwards journey to Kedarnath. Overnight in Guptkashi.
Day 2: Guptkashi- Kedarnath
Early Morning Drive to Gaurikund . Upon arrival starts 14 kms Trek to Kedarnath . Overnight at Kedarnath.
Day 3: Kedarnath - Guptkashi - Haridwar - Varanasi Overnight Train
Early morning Trek Down to Gaurikund and Long Drive to Haridwar . Upon arrival Drop at Haridwar railway station to board Train for Varanasi . Overnight on Board.
Day 4: Varanasi - Vishwanath Temple
Upon arrival transfer to hotel. In evening drive to Kashi Vishwanath Temple and Sankat Mochan Temple to offer prayers. Overnight in Varanasi.
Day 5: Varanasi - Baidyanath Dham(By Road 480 kms ,09 hrs) OR (Varanasi- Jasidih Train)- Deoghar
Today in the morning, we will proceed to Jasidih, or drive to Deoghar (Baijnath Dham) and enjoy an overnight stay in the hotel.
Day 6 : Deoghar- Kolkata- Hyderabad
In the morning, we will leave to attend the abhishek pooja in Baba Baijnath Ji. Afterwards, enjoy the breakfast and leave to take train to Kolkata at 8: 30 am. On arrival in Kolkata in the afternoon, get ready to catch another train for Hyderabad. An overnight journey in train.
Day 7 : Hyderabad - Mallikarjuna - Rameshwaram
On reaching Chennai at 5 PM get freshen up at the station itself. Later board a train to Rameshwaram at night. An overnight journey in train.
Day 8 : Rameshwaram
On arrival in Rameshwaram in the afternoon check in at your already booked hotel. Rest of the day is free for leisure. Thereafter, enjoy dinner followed by an overnight stay in the hotel.
Day 9 : Rameshwaram- Madurai
In the morning, we will proceed for Mani darshan, samudra snan and kund snan abhisekham. Thereafter, come back to the hotel for lunch and leave for Madurai. In Madurai, we will visit the Meenakshi Temple in the evening. Later return back to the hotel in Madurai for dinner and an overnight stay.
Day 10 : Madurai - Pune
After enjoying the breakfast, we will drive to Madurai Railway station to take a train for Pune at 11 am. An overnight journey in train.
Day 11 : Pune
After reaching Pune, check in at the hotel. Rest of the day is free for leisure. You can enjoy shopping in the local markets during your free time. Have dinner and overnight stay in the hotel in Pune.
Day 12 : Pune- Bhimashankar- Trimbakeshwar
Today, we will drive from Pune to Trimbakeshwar in the morning. En-route, we will stopover in Bhimashankar for Darshan. On reaching Trimbakeshwar, check in at your hotel and enjoy an overnight stay.
Day 13 : Triyambakeshwar- Nashik- Shirdi
Today early in the morning, we will proceed for darshan in Triyambakeshwar. Thereafter, we will leave for Shirdi by road. En-route, we will stop in Nashik for sightseeing. On arrival at Shirdi in the evening, we will visit Sai Dham. Enjoy an overnight stay at the hotel in Shirdi.
Day 14 : Shirdi- Shani Shingnapur Dham- Aurangabad-Grineshwar Temple
Early morning, we will attend the Kakad Arti at Sai Dham. Thereafter, enjoy the breakfast and leave for Aurangabad by road. Take a halt in Shani Shignapur and visit Grishneshwar Mahadev. Later, we will board the train for Hyderabad in the evening. An overnight journey in the train.
Day 15 : Aurangabad- Ujjain
On arrival in Hyderabad, drive all the way to Srisailam. Check in at the hotel in Srisailam and get ready for darshan, abhishekam and sightseeing. Later return back to the hotel for a night stay.
Day 16 : Srisailam- Hyderabad
Today in the morning, we will proceed for the Abhishek Darshan and sightseeing. Afterwards, we will drive to Hyderabad Railway Station to take the train to Mumbai/Pune.
Day 17: Hyderabad -
Morning transfer to Railway station to board overnight train to Manmad .Overnight on board
Day 10 : Arrive Manmad
Manmad - Grishneshwar Temple ( by Road ) Upon arrival at Manmad and Drive to Grishneshwar .Visit Grishneshwar Temple. Overnight at Hotel .
Day 11: Grishneshwar - Nashik (By road)
Upon arrival check in at Hotel. Evening Trayambakeshwar Temple.Overnight at Hotel
Day 12 : Nashik - Bimashanker - Nashik
Today we visit Bimashanker and evening Drive back to Nashik. Overnight at Hotel.
Day 13 : Nashik - Mumbai ( by Road)
Mumbai - Indore ( by flight) Indore - Ujjain ( by road) Early morning Drive to Mumbai to catch the flight for Indore . upon Arrival Drive to Ujjain . Overnight at Hotel.
Day 5: Varanasi - Baidyanath Dham(By Road 480 kms ,09 hrs)
Morning drive to Baidyanath Dham. On arrival visit Baidyanath Dham.Overnight at Hotel.
Day 6: Baidyanath Dham - Varanasi(By Road 480 kms ,09 hrs)
Morning Drive back to Varanasi.On arrival check in to your pre - booked hotel.
Day 12 : Varanasi
On arrival in Varanasi, check in at the hotel. Later in the evening, attend the Ganga Arti. Afterwards return back to the hotel to enjoy dinner and an overnight stay.