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.
According to the Hindu mythology the Dwadash jyotirlinga darshan tour is admitted as a pilgrimage that removes all your sins committed in past and makes your soul pious & pure, also very beneficial to relax your mind & body.
As the twelve lingams are located around all over the country, this 12 jyotirlingam darshan tour package allows you to travel in all four directions from East to West & north to South-India.
Day 01 : Arrive in Kolkata
In the morning after arriving at the Kolkata International airport, meet our representative who’ll escort you to one of our listed hotels. Check-in at the hotel to rest and relax in the cozy comforts of your hotel room.
Spend the rest of the day at leisure. In the evening you may take a leisurely walk to explore Kolkata, the cultural city of India. Later return to the hotel for a lavish dinner and a comfortable overnight stay .
Day 02: Kolkata – Kiul
Next morning after a sumptuous breakfast, embark on a sightseeing tour of Kolkata. There are a large number of tourist attractions sprinkled across the countryside of Kolkata.
The prime tourist hotspots to visit in Kolkata include Kalighat, Victoria Memorial, Town Hall, College street and Botanical Gardens.
In the afternoon enjoy lunch at one of the city hotels. In the evening get transferred to the Howrah railway station to board an overnight train to kiul.
Day 03: Kiul – Baijnath Temple
As the dawn breaks the train chugs into the Kiul Railway Station. Disembark from the train and meet our representative who will arrange a smooth transfer Deogarh to visit the Baijnath temple. Sit back in the car and enjoy the scenic beauty spilled across the terrain as the car traverses through the winding roads.
On reaching Deogarh attend Darshan at the famous Baijnath temple to seek the blessings of Lord Shiva. The temple complex comprises of a total of 22 temples. The main temple is the Baba Baijnath temple where 12 joytirlinga are installed. All the temples in the complex are painted white.
While being in Deogarh you may also visit Kathikund, Kundeshwari and Shivaganga. After the visit drive straight to Bodhgaya. Upon reaching Bodhgaya, get accommodated at one of our listed for dinner and overnight stay.
Day 04 : Bodhgaya – Varanasi
On the following day after a sumptuous breakfast move out to explore Bodhgaya, the place where Lord Buddha attained enlightenment. Pay a visit to the famous Bodhi tree present in the Mahabodhi Temple complex.
The tree is believed to be the sapling of the original Bodhi tree, which was taken away by King Ashoka's daughter to Sri Lanka. The other prime tourist attractions to visit in Bodhgaya include Ajapala Nigrodha tree, Chinese Temple, Great Buddha Statue and the Royal Bhutan Monastery.
After exploring Bodhgaya, move out to reach Varanasi. Upon reaching Varanasi, get accommodated at one of our listed hotels to enjoy a lip smacking dinner and overnight stay.
Day 05: Varanasi – Delhi
Next day wake-up a bit early to enjoy a morning sunrise boat cruise over the holy Ganges. Enjoy the sight of the Ganga bathing ghats where saints are busy with in their morning prayer rituals. Pilgrims consider taking a holy dip in this pious river will clean their souls.
After enjoying a boat ride on the Ganga River pay a visit to the famous Kashi Vishwanath Temple for offering prayers to the divine Lord followed by breakfast at the hotel.
Later in the afternoon move for a sightseeing tour of Varanasi. This holy city is famed for having more than 200 temples and shrines. The major temples to visit include Durga temple, Bharat Mata temple and Banaras Hindu University etc.
After the sightseeing tour take a leisurely walk to explore its populated bazaars which are famous for selling brocades and Banarasi silk saris. In the evening get transferred to the Varanasi Railway Station to board an overnight train to Delhi.
Day 06: Delhi
Next day, early morning you reach the Delhi Railway station. After disembarking from the train, meet our representatives who will escort you to one of our listed hotels.
Check-in at the hotel. Spend the entire day resting and relaxing in the cozy comforts of your hotel room. In the evening you may visit the world popular Delhi markets which are the ideal place to pick souvenirs for your loved ones back home.
Day 07: Delhi – Rishikesh – Rudraprayag
In the morning after enjoying breakfast fasten your seat belts and leave for Rudraparayag. En-route visit the holy place of Rishikesh. Enjoy exploring the prominent religious attractions present in Rishikesh.
The prime places to visit in Rishikesh include Neelkanth Mahadev Temple, Triveni Ghat, Ram Jhula and Laxman Jhula. The enthusiastic adventure travelers can enjoy bungee jumping at Jumpin Heights. After the visit resume the drive to Rudraprayag.
As you reach Rudraprayag, get accommodated at one of our listed hotels. The rest of the day is free for leisure activities. Enjoy dinner and a comfortable overnight stay at the hotel.
Day 08 : Rudraparayag – Gaurikund – Kedarnath
On the following day, enjoy waking up in Rudraparayag, one of the Panch Prayag of of Alaknanda River. After enjoying a lavish breakfast, drive straight to Gaurikund. After reaching Gaurikund, enjoy a trek to Kedarnath.
On reaching Kedarnath, get accommodated at one of our listed hotels. Spend the afternoon, relaxing in your hotel room. In the evening attend the Pooja Aarti at the temple of Kedarnath. The World famous Kedarnath temple is set in the midst of the snow clad Himalayas and is an visited by a large number of devotees to seek the blessing of Lord Shiva.
This ancient shrine is rich in legend and tradition and is accessible only six months in a year. In the evening enjoy a lavish dinner and comfortable stay at the hotel.
Day 09: Kedarnath – Gaurikund – Rishikesh
In the morning revisit the Kedarnath temple to attend the morning Pooja ceremony. Trek down to Gaurikund. After a refreshing bath at Gaurikund hot springs, drive straight to Rishikesh. On reaching Rishikesh, check-in at one of our listed hotels.
After straightening your backs for a while, move out to explore the natural beauty sprinkled around the majestic landscapes of Rishikesh. The adventure lovers may opt for adventure activities like rafting to feel the adrenaline rush in their body.
In the evening you may visit to Triveni Ghat for Maha Aarti. This aarti is accompanied by chantings of bhajan, beating drums, bells and the clap lamps. It is a spectacular sight to see devotees release small oil lamps placed on leaf boats in the water.
Later return to the hotel for dinner and overnight stay.
Day 10: Rishikesh – Delhi
In the morning after breakfast, drive back to Delhi. Upon reaching Delhi, check-in at the hotel and take some rest. The afternoon is free for leisure activities. You may opt for a sightseeing of Delhi. The prime attractions to visit in Delhi include Red Fort, Jama Masjid, Lotus Temple, Akshardham Temple, Humayun's tomb, Jantar Mantar etc.
In the evening you may revisit Red Fort for an impressive light and sound show. Later return to the hotel for dinner and overnight stay.
Day 11: Delhi – Indore
On the following day after a sumptuous breakfast get transferred to Delhi Domestic Airport to board a flight to Indore.
As you reach Indore meet our representatives who’ll escort you to one of our listed hotels. Check-in at the hotel. After taking some rest, set off to visit the famous Omkareshewar Temple. The pious temple is closely located from the city of Indore. The place is frequented by a large number of visitors for its being a rare archaeological site.
After offering prayers at the Omkareshwar Temple enjoy a boat ride on the Narmada River. In the evening drive back to Indore for dinner and overnight stay.
Day 12: Indore – Ujjain – Indore
In the morning after breakfast, embark on a full day excursion trip to Ujjain. The pious landscape of Ujjain is bounded by the holy waters of the Shipra River.
Ujjain, is considered as one of the seven major cities for Hindu pilgrimage. If the legends are to believed Ujjains origin is ascribed to the mythological legend of Sagar Manthan. After the visit return to the Indore hotel for dinner and a comfortable overnight stay.
Day 13: Indore – Nashik
Post breakfast leave Indore to reach Nashik by surface. Upon reaching Nashik, get accommodated at one of our listed hotels.
After straightening your backs for some time you may move out to explore the tourist attractions present in Nashik. The prime tourist attractions to visit in Nashik are coin Museum, Ramkund, Muktidham Temple, Pandavleni Caves and Someshwar.
In the evening return to the hotel for a lip-smacking dinner and a comfortable overnight stay.
Day 14: Nasik – Aurangabad
After breakfast, move out to explore the other tourist attractions present in Nashik. Pay a visit to the Trayambakeshwar Temple for offering the prayers to the eight Jyotirlinga. The temple features magnificent Indo Aryan style.
Inside the temple complex there are excellent adornments of sculptures and idols. Also visit the huge bull present in front of the temple along with a marble Nandi. Inside the Garbagriha a Jyotir Lingam is present at the center and the holy water of river Ganga trickles on it continuously throughout the year.
After the visit drive straight to reach Aurangabad. As you reach Aurangabad, check-in at the hotel for dinner and overnight stay.
Day 15: Aurangabad
Next morning after breakfast enjoy a full day excursion to Ajanta and Ellora caves. The world famous caves are nestled in the midst of the Sahyadri hills and are cut into the curved mountain side.
A little above the Waghora river resides the majestic Ajanta caves. These have been visited by a large number of tourists from all around the world.
The caves were accidentally discovered when a group of British officers went for hunting the tiger in the adjacent areas discovered this artistry of yore. The sculptures in the cave greatly depict the story of Buddhism which spanning the period 200 BC to 650 AD.
There is a total of 34 caves in Ellora group. These caves house elaborated facades along with exquisitely adorned interiors. After the visit to these majestic caves return to the hotel for dinner and overnight stay.
Day 16: Aurangabad – Pune – Rajkot
Next morning after breakfast, set off to visit the Grishneshwar Jyotirlinga which is a popular pilgrimage site which makes for one of the abode of one of the 12 Jyotirlinga of Shiva.
After the visit, get transferred to Pune by road. On reaching Pune, check-in at one of our listed hotels. After resting for a while pay a visit to the Lord Bhimashankar Jyotirlinga, which is situated in a Forest Reserve. This significant Joytirlinga lies at a drive distance of 3 hours from Pune.
In the evening after the visit get transferred to the railway station to board an overnight train to Rajkot.
Day 17: Rajkot
In the morning as the dawn breaks the train marks its arrival in Rajkot. After disembarking from the train get transferred to one of our listed hotels. Spend the entire day resting and relaxing. In the evening you may stroll through the nearby area. Dinner and overnight stay at the hotel.
Day 18: Rajkot – Dwarka
On the following morning, pack your bags and leave for Dwarka another holy shrine. Upon reaching Dwarka, get accommodated at one of our listed hotels. After taking some rest set off to visit the Nageshwar Temple.
The jyotirlinga present in this temple is believed as the first Jyotirlinga on the earth. The Shivalinga present inside the temple compound face south while the Gomugam is on the east.
During the festive celebration of Shivaratri, the temple is visited by a large number of tourists for offering prayers to Lord Shiva. Enjoy dinner and overnight stay at the hotel.
Day 19: Dwarka – Somnath
Next day post breakfast, drive straight to Somnath and check-in at the hotel. In the afternoon move out from the hotel to pay a visit to Somnath Temple. The majestic temple of Somnath was commissioned by the Chandra Devan who was cured by Dakshan to dwindle in power and beauty.
After the he asked Dakshan to forgive he told him only Lord Shiva could free him of the curse. After this Chandran descend to Somanath and prayed to Lord Shiva for 4000 years.
The temple features an imposing architecture which includes silver doors, intricate carving and the impressive Nadi idol. At the center of the temple lies a massive mandapa.
After the offering prayers at the temple return to the hotel for dinner and overnight stay.
Day 20: Somnath – Diu – Mumbai
Leave your bed early in the morning to attend aarti at the Somenath temple. After attending aarti, leave for the Diu airport to board a connecting flight to Mumbai.
On arriving at the Diu airport, meet our representatives who will arrange a smooth transfer to one of our listed hotels. Spend the entire day resting and relaxing in the cozy comforts of the hotel room. Dinner and overnight stay at the hotel.
Day 21: Mumbai – Hyderabad
On the following day after enjoying a lavish breakfast board a flight to Hyderabad. On reaching the Hyderabad airport, get greeted by our representative who will escort you to one of our listed hotels.
After resting for a while in your hotel room , move out for a sightseeing tour of Hyderabad. The prime tourist attraction which you may visit on a sightseeing tour Hyderabad include Golconda Fort, Charminar, Taramati Baradari, Birla Mandir,Salar Jung Museum, Shilparamam.
After the sightseeing tour return to the hotel for dinner and overnight stay.
Day 22 : Mallikarjuna
Today the day is reserved for a visit to Lord Mallikarjuna Temple. Post breakfast drive to the beautiful Sirsailam town which is situated on the banks of Patalganga Krishna River.
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 temple complex narrate Mahabharata and Ramayana, the great Hindu epics.
After the visit return to the hotel for dinner and overnight stay in the hotel in Hyderabad.
Day 23 : Hyderabad – Kottayam
Morning to be spent in leisure activities. In the afternoon get transferred to Hyderabad railway station to board an overnight train for Kottayam.
Day 24 : Kottayam – Madurai
Next day in the afternoon the train chugs into Kottayam railhead. After disembarking from the train meet our representatives who’ll arrange a smooth transfer to Madurai. As you reach Madurai, get accommodated at one of our listed hotels in Madurai.
After resting for a while pay a visit to the world famous Meenakshi Temple. The other tourist attractions to visit in Madurai include Gandhi museum, Vaigai Dam, Thirumalai Nayak Mahal, Pazhamudhir Solai and the Koodal Azhagar Temple.
After the sightseeing tour of Madurai return to the hotel for dinner and overnight stay.
Day 25 : Rameshwaram
Next day enjoy a full day excursion to Rameshwaram. This pilgrim place is ideally situated on a large island surrounded by sea in the southern side of India.
According to Hindu mythology, Lord Rama offered his prayers to Lord Varuna, the sea god to build the route to Lanka. To which Lord Varuna approved and promised to diminish the intensity of the sea waves in order to help him construct a stone bridge.
Enjoy visiting the seashores of Rameshwaram which has picturesque surroundings. It is delightful to see the tranquil sea which is free from any waves.
After the visit return to the hotel in Madurai for a sumptuous dinner and a comfortable overnight stay.
Day 26 : Madurai – Chennai
Next morning after breakfast, in time transfer Madurai Railway Station to board a train to Chennai.
On reaching Chennai, meet our representatives who will escort you to one of our listed hotels. Spend the rest of the day at leisure. You may explore the prime tourist attractions sprinkled across its captivating landscapes.
Some of the major tourist attractions to visit in Chennai include Marina Beach, Valluvar Kottam,Marundeeswarar Temple, Arignar Anna Zoological Park and the Besant Nagar Beach.
After the guided tour of the magnificent Chennai city head to the hotel for a sumptuous dinner and overnight stay.
Day 27 : Chennai (Departure)
The morning is free to explore the major tourist attractions of Chennai on your own. Later check out from the hotel at 12 noon. Later in the evening transfer to airport to board a flight for your onward destination.