INDIAS 12 JYOTIRLINGA YATRA
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Duration : 18 Nights/19 Days
12 Jyotirlinga Darshan Yatra
In Hindu Mythology, there are 12 auspicious Jyotirlingas dedicated to Lord Shiva that are highly revered among hindus. A Jyotirlinga is a shrine where Lord Shiva is worshipped in the form of a Jyotirlingam. The Jyotirlinga means “The Radiant sign of The Almighty”. It is believed that the darshan and pilgrimage of them cleanse all sins and grant salvation.
The 12 Jyotirlinga Darshan Yatra tour is very important and quite tough as it is 20 days long tour with travelling to different states of India. It covers visit to all four directions of India. Travel to India offers their tourists a well-planned itinerary of 20 days Jyotirlingas Darshan tour that takes you to the 12 popular Jyotirlingas in India named as.
Kedarnath Jyotirlinga in Rudraprayag, Uttarakhand
Kashi Vishwanath Jyotirlinga in Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh
Ghrishneshwar Jyotirlinga in Aurangabad, Maharashtra
Bhimashankar Jyotirlinga in Maharashtra
Somnath Jyotirlinga in Gir, Gujarat
Mallikarjuna Jyotirlinga in Srisailam, Andhra Pradesh
Mahakaleshwar Jyotirlinga in Ujjain, Madhya Pradesh
Omkareshwar Jyotirlinga in Khanda, Madhya Pradesh
Baidyanath Jyotirlinga in Deoghar, Jharkhand
Ramanathaswamy Jyotirlinga in Rameshwaram, Tamil Nadu
Nageshwar Jyotirlinga in Dwarka, Gujarat
Trimbakeshwar Jyotirlinga in Nasik, Maharashtra
This is a perfect itinerary to seek blessings and dip in spiritual trip.
This is just a suggested itinerary of the 12 Jyotirlingas darshan tour package indicative of best route possible from Delhi. We also offer customization of the Jyotirlinga package for your specific needs and place of start for tour. Contact us if you want modifications in Jyotirlinga Yatra package to suit your and time.
Day 1 – Arrival in Jamnagar – Dwarka (130.2 km/2 hours 27 min)
Upon arrival in Jamnagar, meet our tour representative who will greet you with a warm welcome. Thereafter, hit the road to Dwarka. Considered as one of the seven holiest cities in Hinduism, the place is also highly revered as one of the sacred Char Dhams. One you reach, check in at the hotel and unwind yourself.
A sightseeing tour of Dwarka is scheduled in the afternoon. Explore the popular attractions in the town. Later on, head towards the famous Dwarkadhish Temple. Built around 1400-years ago, the 5-storied temple is dedicated to Lord Krishna. Marvel at the intricate carvings, have darshan and attend the mesmerizing aarti. Enjoy an overnight stay at the hotel.
Day 2 – Dwarka – Somnath (254.6 km/5 hours 5 min)
Wake up early in the morning to visit Bhet Dwarka or Beyt Dwarka. Dating back to the 19th century, the place is also known as ‘Kingdom of Lord Krishna’ because he stayed here with his wife Rukmini for a long time. En route pay homage at the Nageshwar Jyotirlinga. If you’re lucky enough, you get a chance to attend the holy abhishekam ceremony. Next on the list is an excursion to Rukmini temple. Subsequently, savor hearty breakfast.After all this, enjoy a road trip to Somnath. Upon reaching, complete the check-in formalities at the hotel. Later in the evening, get ready to explore well-known Somnath Jyotirlinga temple. Attend the evening aarti and seek the blessings of Lord Shiva. Cherish the spiritual bliss, admire the fascinating architecture, and learn about an intriguing history. Savor your dinner and head back to the hotel for an overnight stay.
Day 3 – Somnath – Rajkot (194 km/3 hours 39 min) – Mumbai
Satiate your hunger with delicious breakfast. Subsequently, checkout from hotel and proceed to Diu or Rajkot. Flights services to Mumbai are available from both the cities. Get comfortably transferred to the airport to board your flight. After reaching, complete the check-in formalities at the pre-decided hotel. If you want, you can go out to explore the city on your own. Take a tour of popular attractions or just soak in the comforts of your room.Dinner and overnight stay are planned at the hotel.
Day 4 – Mumbai – Bhimashankar (199 km/5 hours 9 min)
Day 4 of the 12 Jyotirlinga tour package starts with an appetizing breakfast at the hotel. Proceed to Bhimashankar by road. The temple is nestled at a distance of around 220km from Mumbai. Upon arrival, get an assisted transfer to the hotel where you can complete the check-in formalities.Afterward, head towards the Bhimashankar Temple, a holy abode of one of the 12 Jyotirlingas of Lord Shiva. Offer your prayers and attain the blessings. The lush greenery all around the temple will soothe your senses. Plan a visit to the Bhimashankar Wildlife Sanctuary in the evening.Return to the hotel for dinner and overnight stay.
Day 5 – Bhimashankar – Shirdi – Shani Shingnapur- Aurangabad (330 km/7 hours 30 min)
Check out of your hotel after having your breakfast early in the morning. Today you will be driving to Shirdi. The holy town in Maharashtra is a famous pilgrimage site renowned for Sai Baba. Millions of devotees visit here every year to seek blessings of Sai Baba. After reaching Shirdi, head towards Samadhi Mandir. Bow down in the shrine and experience the divine bliss. Next, you will visit Khandooba Temple and Shri Sai Baba Sansthan Complex. Located on the main road, the Khandooba Temple is the place where Sai Baba was welcomed by a Poojari when he came to Shirdi.
Devotees while visiting Shirdi usually don’t mind to drive an extra mile to reach another highly revered site. Thus, after having Darshan at Sai Baba Mandir, you’ll be taken to Shani Shingnapur. The holy site is dedicated to Lord Shanidev. Both the town and the temple are equally amazing. You will be surprised to see that none of the houses in the town have gates let alone locks. Drive to Aurangabad in the evening. An overnight stay is planned at the hotel.
Day 6 – Aurangabad – Grishneshwar – Nashik (257 km/5 hours 37 min)
Head towards the Grishneshwar Temple in the morning. Enshrining one of the 12 Jyotirlingas, the temple is not just divine but has a unique architecture that cast a spell. The historic shrine finds mention in Shiv Puran. Once you are done visiting the temple, head straight to Nashik. Enjoy a night stay at the hotel.
Day 7 – Nashik – Trimbakeshwar – Mumbai (200 km/4 hours 9 min) – Ujjain via Indore (55.4 km/1 hour 17 min)
Get ready in the morning to offer prayers at the Trimbakeshwar Shiva Temple. The ancient Hindu shrine is frequented by innumerable devotees of Lord Shiva every year. Located at the source of Godavari River, the Jyotirlinga here is in the form of a three-faced embodying Tridev, Lord Brahma, Vishnu and Mahesh (Shiva). Post worshipping, return to the hotel for breakfast.
Check-out from the hotel and proceed for the Mumbai airport. Board flight to Indore and after reaching, enjoy a road trip to Ujjain.
Complete the check-in formalities at the hotel and enjoy an overnight stay.
Day 8 – Ujjain – Omkareshwar (138 km/3 hours 10 min)
The day starts in the wee hours as you get ready to attend the famous Bhasma aarti held at the Mahakaleshwar temple at 4:00 am daily. Once you are done with performing pooja, be back at the hotel to relish tasty breakfast. Later on, check-out from the hotel and hit the road to Omkareshwar. Lying on the banks of River Narmada, the town mirrors the shape of the holy letter ‘Om’ and hence the name. Upon arrival, take rest for a while and in the evening, proceed towards the Omkareshwar Jyotirlinga temple to attend the aarti. The sacred ritual will evoke your spiritual side and make you feel blessed. Enjoy an overnight stay at the hotel.
Day 9 – Omkareshwar – Indore (83.3 km/2 hours 35 min) – Hyderabad – Srisailam (213 km/4 hours 26 min)
On day 9 of your 12 Jyotirlinga tour, wake up early in the morning to reach the Omkareshwar temple to attend the abhishekam ceremony. Subsequently gorge on appetizing breakfast, check-out from the hotel and brace yourself to reach Indore by road. On reaching, get a guided transfer to the airport to board a flight to Hyderabad. Upon arrival, start driving towards Srisailam.
Reputed to be one of the most ancient towns in India, Srisailam is home to one of the twelve Jyotirlingas Mallikarjuna. After reaching, satiate your hunger with sumptuous lunch and proceed to pay homage at Mallikarjuna Jyotirlinga Temple. Participate in the evening aarti and bask in the bliss. An overnight stay is arranged at the pre-booked hotel in Srisailam.
Day 10 – Mallikarjuna Temple – Hyderabad (23.3 km/1 hour 12 min)
The day commences with attending the early morning abhishekam ceremony at Mallikarjuna Jyotirlinga Temple. After pleasing the presiding deity, munch your breakfast and start your drive back to Hyderabad.
Famed as the ‘City of Nizams’, Hyderabad boast of a rich historical legacy. On reaching, visit the impressive Salarjung Museum – one of three national museums in the country. Next attraction you’re going to visit is Charminar – a most important landmark in Hyderabad. It looks truly astounding when it gets illuminated at night. Call it a day at the Mecca Masjid. Enjoy an overnight stay at the hotel.
Day 11 – Hyderabad – Madurai – Rameshwaram
Begin your day with flavorsome breakfast. This is followed by completing the check-out formalities and proceeding towards Madurai by flight. After reaching, delight in an excursion to the renowned Meenakshi Amman Temple. Flaunting wonderful architecture, the temple lures tourists from all over the world. Bow down and make a wish.
Thereafter, hit the road to Rameshwaram. Treasured as one of the holy Char Dham destinations, it is also known for housing one of the 12 divine Jyotirlingas of Lord Shiva. It takes around 3 and a half hour to reach Rameshwaram from Madurai.
On arrival, check-in at the hotel for dinner and overnight stay.
Day 12 – Rameshwaram – Madurai (172 km/3 hours) – Delhi
Proceed for the holy Mani Darshan at around 4:00 am. Next on the line is to take a holy bath in the sea. This is known as Samudra Snan. After that, complete the rituals of Kund Snan. Now you are ready to attend the abhishekam ceremony at the Rameshwaram Jyotirlinga Temple. After you have taken blessings of the lord, head towards the hotel to have your breakfast. Check-out from the hotel and return to Madurai by road. Reach the airport by 2 pm to board the flight bound to Delhi.
Once you arrive at Delhi, get transfer to the pre-decided hotel for an overnight stay.
Day 13 – Delhi – Haridwar (220 km/4 hours 2 min) – Guptkashi (207 km/7 hours 49 min)
In the morning, get transferred to New Delhi Railway station to board your train to Haridwar. You will reach your destination at around 11:30 am. Post this, begin your road trip to Guptkashi. Nestled on the western bank of River Mandakini, the scenic town flaunts a multitude of holy sites such as Vishwanath temple, Ardhnareshwar temple, Manikaran Kund, etc. Post reaching, complete the check-in formalities and enjoy the rest of the day leisurely. Go for an outing or unwind yourself. Savor tasty dinner at night.An overnight stay in arranged at the hotel.
Day 14 – Guptkashi – Phata (14.4 km/38 min) – Kedarnath – Phata – Guptkashi
You will be transferred to Phata helipad by road in the morning. From there, board the helicopter to Kedarnath, one of the Char Dham destinations. The town is home to the Kedarnath Temple which enshrines one of the 12 revered Jyotirlingas of Lord Shiva. According to legends, the Jyotirlinga is the humped form of Lord Shiva disguised as a bull. The holy temple of Kedarnath was built by the Pandava brothers of the great Hindu epic, Mahabharata and later revived by Adi Shankaracharya in the 8th-century.
After reaching, collect your priority tickets. Usually, it takes a long time to have Darshan at the temple, but with your priority tickets, you get a chance to do it as early as possible. After the holy Darshan, return to Phata by Helicopter. Here, your vehicle awaits to take you back to the hotel for dinner.Enjoy an overnight stay at the hotel.
Day 15 – Guptkashi – Haridwar (204 km/7 hours 7 min) – Varanasi
Much your breakfast and drive straight to Haridwar. Considered as one of the seven holy cities in Hinduism, Haridwar is an important pilgrimage site. Nestled in the foothills of the Himalayas in Uttarakhand, the holy town features River Ganga meandering through it. Upon arrival, you will be assisted with a guided transfer to the Haridwar Railway Station to board the train for Varanasi.
An overnight stay is arranged onboard.
Day 16 – Arrival in Varanasi
Disembark from the train at Varanasi railway station in the afternoon. Meet our tour representative who will help you with your transfer to one of our listed hotels. Check-in and unwind yourself. Get ready by the evening to marvel at a wonderful ceremony popularly known as the evening Ganga aarti held at Dashashwamedh Ghat.
The spectacular aarti starts just after sunset, as darkness begins to spread all over. For performing the mesmerizing ritual, priests in saffron-colored attires gather at the platform and raise huge heavy brass lamps in reverence of the River Goddess. Chanting of hymns, soulful tunes, the aroma of flowers and incense sticks transform your evening into a memorable affair. The entire scenario gives goosebumps and is absolutely worth watching. After attending the aarti, return to the hotel for an overnight stay.
Day 17 – Varanasi – Deogarh (432 km/6 hours 17 min)
Day 17 comes with amazing surprises for you. Wake up before sunrise to leave for an early morning boat ride on the river Ganges. Watch the world awake with the sun and observe people making way to the ghats for daily rituals. Relish scrumptious breakfast and proceed for sightseeing of popular temples in Varanasi. The first attraction of the day is the Durga Temple. From there, you will head towards Tulsi Manas Temple. Later on, visit Birla Mandir. Pay home at Visalakshi Temple dedicated to the Goddess of the same name. After worshiping, head to Annapurna Devi Mandir. Now, it is the time to visit the most famous Shri Kashi Vishwanath Temple, one of the revered 12 Jyotirlingas in India.
This is followed by an excursion to Sarnath, 10 km away from Varanasi. Hailed as the place where Lord Buddha preached his first sermon in the Deer Park, the town exude a matchless spiritual aura. The impressive remains, as well as modern temples fascinate you to the core. While on your tour to Sarnath, don’t miss the chance to explore outstanding masterpieces namely Dharmarajika, Chaukhandi and Dharnek stupas. Later in the evening, reach Varanasi railway station comfortably to board the train for Jasidih Railway Station and from there you will reach the Deogarh. Enjoy an overnight stay onboard.
Day 18 – Deogarh – Baidyanath – Basukinath (46.8 km/1 hour 10 min)
After reaching Jasidih Railway Station, you will start your journey for Deogarh. Upon arrival in Deogarh, complete the check-in formalities at the hotel. After straitening your backs for a while, leave the comforts of your room to visit Baba Baidyanath Jyotirlinga Temple. Perform puja archna and attend the abhishekam of the Jyotirlinga of Lord Shiva.
Next, you will be leaving to pay a visit to Basukinath Temple, one of the ancient temples in the area. The shrine is said to be the court of Baba Bhole Nath. The temples of Shiv and Parvati are located just in front of each other in the Basukinath Temple. The gates of both of these temples open in the evening, and it is believed that Lord Shiva and Mata Parvati meet each other at this time. Offer payers at the many other small temples of different Gods and Goddesses within the complex. After darshan, return back to the hotel and if time and energy permits, attend the evening aarti.Enjoy an overnight stay at the hotel.
Day 19 – Deogarh – Jasidih (8.4 km/18 min)
The last day of your 12 Jyotirlinga tour package starts with the early morning aarti at the Baidyanath Jyotirlinga Temple. Return to your hotel for having breakfast. Check-out from the hotel at 11:00 am and leave to visit the markets. Afterward, get transferred to Jasidih railway station to board the train for onward journey.
Package cost @ INR 85,000/- per person (Min 4 Per Person)+ 5 % GST
Place Hotels/Resorts Hotel Grade Nights
Rajkot Silver Palace 3 Star 00
Somnath Hotel Sun Plaza 3 Star 01
Dwarka Hotel Fortune Palce 3 Star 01
Mumbai Hotel Planet Residency 3 Star 01
Bhimashankar Hotel Parshuram 3 Star 01
Aurangabad The Manor Hotel 3 Star 01
Nashik Hotel Panchawati Elite 3 Star 01
Ujjain Hotel Royal Palace 3 Star 01
Omkareshwar Rewa Resort 3 Star 01
Srisaillam Hotel Rahul Residence 3 Star 01
Hyderabad Hotel Krrish Inn 3 Star 01
Rameshwaram Jiwan Residency 3 Star 01
Haridwar Hotel Ganga Lahari By Leisure 3 Star 01
Guptakashi Hotel Shrishti Choice 3 Star 01
Varanasi Hotel Vaibhav Harsh 3 Star 01
Deogarh Hotel Mahadeo Palace 3 Star 01
Inclusion / Exclusion
Pick up and drop from airport/railway/bus station./ Accommodation on double/twin sharing basis.
All breakfast included at hotels./ All transfers and sightseeing by private A/C vehicle.
Driver’s bata, toll, parking, road tax, fuel charges All applicable taxes.
Service Tax – 5% GST Extra./ Any air/bus/rail fare Any other meals not mentioned in package inclusions.
Any other destination not mentioned in itinerary./Any personal expenses such as laundry, room service, mini bar, telephone etc.Guide charges/boating charges/entrance fees for any sightseeing /Any services or activity charges other than those included in inclusions./ Supplementary cost for festival period, long weekend or peak season