The holy Dham is the most revered place during the Char Dham Yatra in Uttarakhand. This sacred shrine is one of the 108 Divya Desams dedicated to Lord Vishnu. You can fulfill your Badrinath darshan with VIP slips during the Chardham Yatra tour by helicopter organized by Indiapilgrimtours.com. This sacred pilgrimage site is located at a height of 3133 meters amid the serenity of the Garhwal Himalayas. Every year the Kapat opening ceremony in Badrinath is held in the month of April and the holy shrine remains open till mid-October or November.
Restored by Adi Shankaracharya in the 8th century AD, The holy Dham Kedarnath is believed to be built by the Pandavas thousands of years ago. Kedarnath darshan Yatra takes you to the most famous among the Char Dhams in Uttarakhand which is the highest Jyotirlinga located at an altitude of 3,583 m in the Garhwal Himalayas. You can easily travel to this sacred abode of Lord Shiva on the bank of the Mandakini River with a professionally designed Kedarnath tour package.
Amarnath - The ice Shivling
One of the most famous pilgrimage places in India, the Amarnath cave is the abode of Lord Shiva located 48 Km from the summer capital Pahalgam in Jammu and Kashmir. You can book well designed Amarnath tour packages for a hassle-free and safe journey to this sacred pilgrimage site. Also, visit Indiapilgrimtours.com for the online booking of Amarnath Yatra.
Kailash Mansarovar Yatra – Spiritual Lake
Standing at the foot of the sacred Mount Kailash, Mansarovar is regarded as the most famous Hindu Pilgrimage site outside India. Kailash Mansarovar Yatra takes you to the most sacred lake where Gods and Goddesses are believed to take bath. Devotees can travel to Kailash Mansarovar located in the Tibet Autonomous Region of China with organized religious tour packages in India.
Vaishno Devi - Mata Adi Shakti
Also known as Mata Rani, Vaishno Devi is an incarnation of Mata Adi Shakti or Maa Durga. Mata Vaishno Devi Darshan is one of the most famous religious trips in India. Devotees also enjoy the Himalayan beauty during the holy journey to this Shakti Peeth with Vaishno Devi darshan package. Pilgrims can witness holy Aarti of Mata Vaishno Devi either just before the sunrise or just after the sunset. For a comfortable tour of Mata Vaishno Devi temple, you can opt for the Mata Vaishno Devi helicopter package from Delhi.
Shirdi – Home of Sai Baba
This is the former home of Satya Sai Baba and a major pilgrimage place in Maharashtra. You can explore the Sai Baba temple, Samadhi Sthal, etc. with the Shirdi tour package.
Tirupati – Spiritual capital
This small city in Andhra Pradesh is home to the Sri Venkateswara Temple located in one of the seven peaks of the Tirumala hills. Thousands of devotees visit this famous pilgrimage site in South India to pay worship to the incarnation of Lord Vishnu. Pilgrims also explore Sri Venkateswara National Park and Zoological Park during their divine sojourn.
Rameswaram - A Holy Dham
This holy island town in Tamil Nadu is home to the Ramanathaswamy Temple, a famous Hindu pilgrimage site. This is one of the most famous religious places in South India where devotees take bath in the Agni Theertham and admire the huge decoration of huge stone carved pillars and corridors in the temple. Also, a Chakra in the temple complex bears the footprints of Lord Rama.
Gangotri - Where the Ganga Originates
One of the most sacred places in Uttarakhand, Gangotri Dham is from where the river Ganga originates. The most sacred place among Chardham, Gangotri temple is dedicated to Goddess Ganga located in Uttarakhand. The main attraction to experience during Gangotri Yatra is the sacred Ganga Aarti that helps to illuminate your soul with the divine light of thousands of Diyas. There are other sacred temples near Gangotri that devotees visit with the Gangotri Dham Yatra package.
Yamunotri – The Origin of Yamuna
One of the four sacred places of Chardham, Yamunotri is from where the river Yamuna originates and the temple of Goddess Yamuna is located. Pilgrims witness sacred Mangal Aarti and Shayan Aarti every day in this famous pilgrimage site during the Yamunotri Darshan tour.
Somnath and Dwarka – Abode of Har & Hari
Located within a distance of 232 Km from each other, Somnath and Dwarka are two major pilgrimage sites in Gujarat. The Somnath temple dedicated to Lord Shiva is located in Prabhas Patan and is home to one of the 12 Jyotirlingas. Where Dwarka is famous for the ancient Dwarkadhish temple where a black-marble idol of Lord Krishna is worshiped.
Amritsar – Golden Temple
Home to the holiest shrine the gilded Golden Temple or Harmandir Sahib Gurdwara, Amritsar is one of the most famous religious places in India. Millions of pilgrims visit this place every year and take a bath in the sacred pond Amrit Sarovar before offering prayer at the temple.
Jagannath Temple – The Blue Wheel Temple
Home to Lord Jagannath, an incarnation of Lord Vishnu, Jagannath Temple in beach city Puri, and Odisha is one of the most famous Hindu religious places in eastern India. Millions of devotees gather here during the Rath Yatra festival in Puri.
Mathura & Vrindavan – Land of Lord Krishna
Mathura and Vrindavan, the birthplace and playground of Lord Krishna are the holiest places in India. Located 150 kilometers away from Delhi, Mathura is spotted with many sacred and beautiful temples dedicated to Lord Krishna. You can visit these temples with the India pilgrimage packages that will allow you a hassle-free tour to the Braj-Bhoomi. The temples of Mathura describe the different phases of the life of Lord Krishna. The famous temples to visit in Mathura are Dwarkadheesh Temple, Shri Krishna Janmabhoomi, Vishram Ghat, and Gita Mandir.
Mathura's twin city Vrindavan is equally sacred a place located at a distance of 10 Km. Vrindavan is also spotted with many impressive temples such as Bankey Bihari Temple, Rangaji Temple, and the ISKCON Temple that you can visit during your Mathura Vrindavan tour.
12 Jyotirlinga Temples to visit in India for a Spiritual Sojourn
Somnath Temple in Gujarat
One of the most famous Jyotirlinga temples in India, Somnath is located in the state of Gujarat. This is one of the most sacred Hindu pilgrimages in India where devotees also admire the beautiful architecture of the Chalukya style. The temple remains open for Darshan from 6 AM to 9 PM and Aarti takes place at 7 AM, 12 noon and 7 PM. You can also attend the Light & Sound show 'Joy Somnath' that is held in the temple complex from 8 to 9 in the evening for a spiritual delight during your Jyotirlinga tour.
Nageshwar Temple in Gujarat
With the stunning views of the azure Arabian Sea, Nageshwar Jyotirlinga temple located in Saurashtra, Gujarat provides the best pilgrimage tour in India. The temple houses a 25-m tall statue of Lord Shiva and a beautiful garden offering a sacred aura amid the cool atmosphere caused by the Arabian Breeze. Devotees are allowed for darshan from 6 AM to 12:30 PM and 5 PM to 9 pm every day of the week. Nageshwar Jyotirlinga is regarded as the protector of humans and you can seek blessings of Nageshwar Mahadev sitting in the underground sanctum of the temple.
Bhimashankar Temple in Maharastra
Where art and spirituality combine offering a heavenly delight is Bhimashankar Jyotirlinga temple. This marvelous black stone temple on the bank of the river Bhima is constructed in the Nagara architectural design. You can visit this famous temple near Pune in Maharastra with India Pilgrimage Tour packages.
Trimbakeshwar Temple in Nasik
Located near Brahmagiri Mountain on the bank of the Gautami Ganga in Nasik, Maharashtra, Trimbakeshwar is one of the most powerful Jyotirlinga temples in India. This is the place where the river Godavari originates and the three pillars in the place symbolize three Gods Brahma, Vishnu, and Maheshwar.
Grishneshwar Temple in Maharastra
Located near Aurangabad in Maharastra, Grishneshwar Jyotirlinga Temple is one of the most sacred places for Hindus. The temple apart from spirituality also allows the devotees to admire the impressive 5 storied Shikhara style structure made of red stone. Along with Jyotirlinga, the temple also houses carved sculptures of Vishnu's Dashavatar.
Vaidyanath Temple in Jharkhand
This is one of the most revered Jyotirlinga temples in India located in Deoghar in Jharkhand, India. Known as Vaidyanath, Baidyanath or Vaijinath, this is also one of the 51 Shakti Peethas dedicated to Devi Durga.
Mahakaleshwar Temple in Ujjain
Located in Ujjain, Madhya Pradesh, this famous Jyotirlinga temple is surrounded by the verdant Mahakal forest. Mahakaleshwar Jyotirlinga is regarded as one of the seven Mukti-Sthal that makes it a popular Hindu pilgrimage place in India.
Omkareshwar Temple in Ujjain
One of the most sacred religious places in Ujjain, Madhya Pradesh, Omkareshwar Jyotirlinga is located on an island in the Narmada River. Devotees are allowed for Darshan from 5:30 AM to 12:20 PM and 4 pm to 8:30 PM every day. This mythologically significant place must be included in your India pilgrimage tour plan.
Kashi Vishwanath Temple in Varanasi
Built by Maharani Ahilyabai Holkar in 1780, Kashi Vishwanath temple is one of the most sacred pilgrimage places in India. This is known as the Golden Temple of Varanasi. Kashi Vishwanath holds one of the oldest Jyotirlingas in India that is believed to offer liberation and happiness to all creatures. During Kashi Vishwanath tour you can also witness Ganga Aarti and enjoy boating in Varanasi to soak in the ultimate spirituality.
Kedarnath Temple in Uttarakhand
One of the four sacred Dhams in Uttarakhand, Kedarnath shrine is located in the Rudra Himalayan Range. You can embark on a holy Kedarnath tour from May to October when the temple remains open for Kedarnath Darshan. You can also opt for Char Dham Yatra package to visit all the four Dhams Gangotri, Yamunotri, Badrinath, and Kedarnath all together as all of four holy shrines remain open during this time. It is believed that one can get rid of all the misfortunes by pouring milk on the Kedarnath Jyotirlinga.
Rameshwaram Temple in Tamil Nadu
This famous Jyotirlinga believed to be worshiped by Lord Rama must be included in your India Jyotirlinga tour packages. Located in the southern Indian state Tamil Nadu, Rameshwaram jyotirlinga temple offers beautiful architecture and the stunning views of the surrounding Indian Ocean.
Sri Bhramaramba Mallikarjuna Temple in South India
Famous as the Kailash of South India, Mallikarjuna is among the most visited Jyotirlinga temples in India. Located at the top of Shri Saila Mountain on the banks of River Krishna, Mallikarjuna temple offers great architectural splendor. Mallikarjuna is one of the greatest Jyotirlinga temples located in Andhra Pradesh which is also one of the 51 Shakti Peethas.