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12 Jyotirlinga Darshan

Duration : 20 Nights

Destination Covered : Jamnagar - Dwarka - Somnath - Diu - Mumbai - Trimbakeshwar - Nasik - Bhimashankar - Shani Singnapur -Shirdi - Aurangabad - Indore - Omkaresjwar - Ujjain - Maheshwar - Hyderabad - Mallikarjun (Sriselam) - Madurai- Rameshwaram -Delhi Haridwar - Guptkashi – Phata - Kedarnath – Phata - Joshimath – Badrinath - Joshimath – Rudraprayag - Rishikesh - Varanasi

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An Introduction

According to Hindu mythology, there are 12 Jyotirlingas which are dedicated to Lord Shiva, and visiting them is said to cleanse the body and minds of all sins. There are a total of 64 Jyotirlingas in India, of which 12 are highly visited by devotees. The 12 Jyotirlinga Darshan consisting of 21 days takes you to the 12 most popular Jyotirlingas in India and let you seek blessings at each of them in the best way possible. It’s a deeply spiritual journey which brings you closer to God and lets you seek his divine blessings.

It fulfills your dream of visiting the most revered holy pilgrimage destinations in India in the most comfortable and efficient manner. You are not only given the opportunity of visiting the holiest pilgrimages sites in India, but also get to enjoy sightseeing during the course of the tour.

Trip Highlights
  • Enjoy aarti and darshan at Dwarkadhish Temple
  • Seek blessings at the historic Somnath Jyotirlinga temple
  • Attend an early morning puja at Bhimashankar Jyotirlinga Temple
  • Attend the Abhishekam ceremony at Mallikarjuna Jyotirlinga Temple
  • Visit the Charminar in Hyderabad
  • Witness the Ganga aarti in Haridwar
  • Go for a temple tour in Varanasi
Itinerary Details
Day 1
Arrival in Jamnagar - Drive to Dwarka

After arriving in Jamnagar, start your road journey to Dwarka. One of the seven ancient towns of India, it is also a highly revered Char Dham destination. After reaching, complete your check-in formalities at the hotel. Enjoy sightseeing later in the afternoon. In the evening, enjoy the aarti and darshan at the famous Dwarkadhish Temple. This temple, with its 5 stories, is believed to be around 1,400 years old and dedicated to Lord Krishna.

After darshan, return to the pre-booked hotel for an overnight stay.

Day 2
Dwarka - Somnath

Your day starts early with a visit to Bet Dwarka or Beyt Dwarka which dates back to the 19th century. Attend the Abhishek of Nageshwar Jyotirlinga and visit the Rukmini Devi temple. After completing your darshan, enjoy your breakfast. Then, drive your way to Somnath. After reaching, complete your check-in formalities at the pre-booked hotel. In the evening, visit the famous Somnath Jyotirlinga temple for aarti and darshan. One of the 12 revered Jyotirlingas in India is housed inside this temple shrine. The temple wears a blissful aura and displays immense wealth and incredible architecture.

Enjoy your dinner, followed by an overnight stay at Somnath.

Day 3
Somnath – Rajkot - Mumbai– Trimbakeshwar - Nashik

Enjoy your breakfast and then check-out from the hotel. Make your way to Rajkot and then get transferred to the airport. After reaching the Mumbai airport, start your journey to Trimbakeshwar Shiva Temple in Nashik by road. If time permits, enjoy aarti and darshan at the Trimbakeshwar Shiva Temple. After that, proceed to your hotel and complete the check-in formalities.

Enjoy your dinner and an overnight stay.

Day 4
Nasik – Trimbakeshwar – Aurangabad

Early in the morning, attend the Abhishekam ceremony at the Trimbakeshwar Jyotirlinga Temple. After your puja, enjoy your breakfast and continue your journey with a visit to another Jyotirlinga in Aurangabad. After arriving, complete your check-in formalities at the hotel and in the evening, visit the visit Grishneshwar Jyotirlinga Temple and attend the aarti there.

Overnight stay at Aurangabad.

Day 5
Aurangabad – Grishneshwar Jyotirlinga Temple - Bhimashankar

Attend an early morning puja at Grishneshwar Jyotirlinga Temple. Enjoy your breakfast and then complete your check-out formalities at the hotel before proceeding to Bhimashankar Temple. After arriving, complete your check-in formalities at the hotel, and if time permits, visit the Bhimashankar Temple.

Overnight stay at hotel.

Day 6
Bhimashankar – Pune - Arrival Indore – Ujjain

Attend an early morning puja at Bhimashankar Jyotirlinga Temple. After that, enjoy your breakfast and checkout from the hotel to make your way to Pune. After reaching, get transferred to the airport to catch a flight for Indore. After arriving at Indore, continue your road journey to Ujjain. After reaching Ujjain, get transferred to the hotel for some rest and relaxation. After resting, enjoy darshan at the Mahakaleshwar Jyotirlinga. After darshan, return to the hotel.

Overnight stay at the hotel.

Day 7
Ujjain - Omkareshwar

Post-breakfast, make your way to Omkareshwar by road, which is a 4 hours’ drive, approximately. In the evening, get ready for a darshan of the Omkareshwar Jyotirlinga and attend the aarti as well.

Overnight stay at Omkareshwar at the pre-booked hotel.

Day 8
Omkareshwar – Indore - Hyderabad - Srisailam

Your day starts at dawn where you are taken to attend the Abhishekham ceremony early in the morning at Omkareshwar Jyotirlinga. After receiving the Lord’s blessings, enjoy your breakfast and then complete your check-out formalities at the hotel. Then, proceed to Indore and get transferred to the airport. Arrive in Hyderabad and then depart by road to Srisailam, located at a distance of almost 240km. After lunch, visit the spectacular Mallikarjuna Jyotirlinga Temple. Attend the aarti in the evening.

Overnight stay at Srisailam.

Day 9
Mallikarjuna – Hyderabad

Attend the Abhishekam ceremony early in the morning at the Mallikarjuna Jyotirlinga Temple. After that, enjoy your breakfast and proceed towards Hyderabad, which lies at a distance of almost 240km. Visit the various attractions in Hyderabad such as the Salar Jung Museum, which has the biggest one man collection, and Charminar, which is also known as the Arc de Triomphe.

Overnight stay at Hyderabad.

Day 10
Hyderabad - Madurai - Rameswaram

Post-breakfast, get transferred to Hyderabad airport for your flight to Madurai. After reaching Madurai, visit the famous Meenakshi Amman Temple. Not only does it wear a blissful aura but is also an excellent piece of architecture. After enjoying your darshan, drive your way to Rameswaram, one of the Char Dham destinations. The drive takes around 4 hours. After arriving, complete your check-in formalities at the hotel.

Enjoy your dinner followed by an overnight stay.

Day 11
Rameswaram – Madurai - Delhi

You will leave your hotel room at around 4:00am. The religious sites which you will visit at the Rameswaram Jyotirlinga Temple are Mani Darshan, Samudra Snan and Kund Snan, along with Abhishekam. After visiting the religious sites, enjoy your breakfast at the hotel. Later, return to Madurai by road. Make your way to Madurai airport at 2:00pm to catch the flight for Delhi. After arriving at the Delhi airport, get transferred to the hotel.

Overnight stay at the hotel.

Day 12
Delhi – Haridwar

After enjoying your breakfast, checkout from the hotel and make your way to Haridwar. After arriving at the holy city of Haridwar, complete your check-in formalities at the hotel and after relaxing for some time, proceed to explore Haridwar, also known as the Gateway of God. Haridwar is one of the famous religious destinations in India which is visited by people to experience spirituality and take a holy dip into the holy river Ganga. Besides being one of the most ancient cities in India, it is also one of the four places where the Kumbh Mela is organized. Rest for some time and then visit Har ki Pauri for attending the famous Ganga aarti.

Dinner and overnight stay at the hotel.

Day 13
Haridwar – Guptkashi

After enjoying your breakfast, check-out of the hotel and make your way to Guptkashi by road. After arriving, check-in at a hotel or a guesthouse. You have the rest of the day to your own leisure. Guptkashi lies on the western banks of River Mandakini. Explore the various religious towns on your own. Guptkashi is dotted with several temples like Vishwanath temple, Ardhnarishwar temple and Manikaran Kund.

Dinner and overnight stay at the hotel.

Day 14
Guptkashi – Phata - Kedarnath – Phata - Guptkashi

Get an early morning road transfer to Phata Helipad for boarding a helicopter to Kedarnath. This is one of the four Char Dham destinations as well as a Jyotirlinga. Spend almost 1-2 hours at the Kedarnath temple and enjoy darshan.

After reaching Kedarnath Jyotirlinga Temple, get priority darshan tickets upon arrival. This is only available for helicopter passengers. This famous temple is believed to have been constructed by the Pandava brothers of the Mahabharata, the great Hindu epic and later revived by Adi Shankaracharya. Return back to Phata by helicopter. Enter the helicopter from the helipad and return to the hotel.

Dinner and overnight stay at hotel.

Day 15
Guptkashi – Rishikesh

Check-out of the Guptkashi hotel at around 8:00am. Make your way to Badrinath via Joshimath, driving past several beautiful ghats along the way. Badrinath is another Char Dham destination. Complete your check-in formalities at the hotel. Rest for some time and treat yourself to some refreshments. Go for darshan in the evening at the Badrinath Temple which is dedicated to Lord Badri (Vishnu).

You should also visit the holy site of Tapt Kund or Hot Spring after visiting the temple. Enjoy a bath here. Shri Badrinath Ji temple is almost 15m in height and constructed in the form of a cone with a small cupola of a gilt bull and spire. Return to the hotel.

Dinner and overnight stay at Badrinath.

Day 16
Rishikesh – Haridwar - Varanasi

Enjoy an early morning breakfast and begin the drive to Rishikesh, a serene and peaceful spiritual city, also known as the “Yoga Capital of the World”. After reaching, begin the city tour of Rishikesh, including the famous Ram Jhula and Laxman Jhula. In the afternoon, commence your journey to Haridwar. Get transferred to the Haridwar Railway Station to board the train for Varanasi.

Overnight journey by train.

Day 17
Arrival – Varanasi

In the afternoon, arrive at the Railway Station at Varanasi and get transferred to a hotel. Complete your check-in formalities at the hotel and after some relaxation, make your way to take part in the famous Ganga aarti.

Evening AARTI at Ghat

Aarti starts just after sunset, with the arrival of darkness. The ghat starts receiving people as early as 5:00am. We will also reach there before time and occupy our places as the crowd increased with time. Dashashwamedh Ghat buzzes with activity during this time, with people waiting for the aarti to begin, and in the meantime, buying flowers and other things from a nearby shop or performing pooja. When the aarti begins, the men standing at the platform begin swinging the lamp to the chants of the pooja. The sight of the shining lamps dispelling the darkness, is simply surreal. The entire ceremony is brilliantly synchronized and a true spectacle to watch.

Return to the hotel for an overnight stay.

Day 18
Varanasi – Deogarh

Take a boat cruise early morning at the river Ganges and enjoy the magnificent sunrise. This is also a good way of observing the way of life of the pilgrims by the ghats. After breakfast, set off for a temple tour including Durga Temple, Tulsi Manas, Birla Mandir, Shri Kashi Vishwanath Jyorilinga, Vishalakshi Temple and Annapurneshwari Temple, besides many others. Later, you can enjoy an excursion tour to Sarnath, which lies almost 10km from Varanasi. This is where the Buddha preached his first sermon in the Deer Park. It is home to several impressive remains along with a modern temple. Some of the attractions worth watching are Dharmarajika, Chaukhandi and Dharnek stupas.

Get transferred to the railway station in the evening to catch the train for Deogarh.

Day 19
Deogarh - Vaidyanath – Basukinath

After arriving at the railway station, complete your check-in formalities at the hotel. After reaching Deogarh, get transferred to your pre-booked hotel. Relax for some time and then visit the Baba Vaidyanath Jyotirlinga Temple to attend Lord Shiva’s Abhishek and Puja archana. Afterwards, visit the Basukinath Temple. This temple is believed to be the court of Baba Bhole Nath. In Basukinath Dham, the Shiva and Parvati temple stand in front of each other. In the evening, when the gates of both the temples are opened, then the devotees are advised to move away from the gates as there is a widespread belief that Lord Shiva and Goddess Parvati meet each other during this time. Basukinath is also one of the most ancient temples in India, and houses within its compound several small temples belonging to different gods and goddesses. After enjoying the darshan, return to the hotel and if time permits, take part in the aarti.

Overnight stay at the hotel.

Day 20
Deogarh – Patna

Attend the early morning aarti and return to your hotel for breakfast. Check-out from the hotel at 11:00am and then proceed to visit the nearby market. In the evening, get transferred to the railway station to catch a train for Patna.

Overnight journey by train.

Day 21
Patna – Delhi

Reach Patna Railway Station and get transferred to Patna airport for your onward journey to Delhi. After reaching Delhi, catch a flight for your home town.


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