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SAPTA JYOTHIRLINGA DARSHAN - 12


Tour Code           :SJD 12
Ex   :Bengaluru
Distance :5200 Kms
Duration :By Train 12 Days / By Flight 10 Days 
Vehicle Used         :By Bus
Accommodation :Twin sharing basis Standard rooms
States Visited         :Maharashtra, Madhya Pradesh
Places Visited       :Pune, Bhimashankar, Nasik, Traimbakeshwar, Shirdi,Shanishighnapur, Ellora, Grishenshwar, Aurangabad, Ajantha, Omkareshwar,Ujjain. Aundha Naganath, Parli Vaidyanath.


Departure dates:
    DEP DATES:. APR 7, 21. MAY 19. AUG 4. SEP 1, 15, 29. OCT 6, 27. NOV 10, 24. DEC 8, 22. JAN 5, 19. FEB 2,16. MAR 2, 16.

COST :In Rs...
Adult
Twin Sharing
29500*
Adult
Single Sharing
39825
Child
(2-11 Years)
22125
Child
(2-11 Y)
14750*
Without Bed & Seat
Advance
Amount
10000*

NOTE :
  • For Infants 2-24 months(2 Years) Please send enquiry.
  • Charges for children mentioned applies only if they accompanied by 2 adults. If the child is accompanied by single adult full amount will be charged.
  • Children 2-11 Years will be charged 75% of the tour Cost with full-seat, without extra bed.
DAY 1     BANGALORE / HUBLI - PUNE
  Dep from railway station.
DAY 2     PUNE
  Morning Reach Pune Junction railway station transfer to hotel. Free time  Night halt at Pune.
DAY 3     PUNE– BHIMASHANKAR - NASIK
  Morning dep to Bhimashankar Jyothirlinga darshan, Night halt at Nashik
DAY 4     TRAIMBAKESHWAR – NASHIK - SHIRDI
  Morning  Traimbakeshwar- Jyothirlinga darshan, In Nashik visit Panchavati, Kala rama mandir,  Evening in Shirdi - Sri Sai baba darshan. Night halt at Shirdi.
DAY 5     SHIRDI - SHANI SHIGHNAPUR - ELLORA GRISHNESHWAR - AURANGABAD
  Morning after breakfast dep to  Shani Shighnapur - Shanishwar darshan, Ellora Grishneshwar – Jyotirlinga darshan. Visit to Ellora Caves( optional). Night halt at Aurangabad.
DAY 6     AURANGABAD – AJANTA - OMKARESHWAR
  Morning dep to  Omkareshwar, On the way if time permits Visit to Ajanta caves(optional). Evening reach Omkareshwar. Night halt at Omkareshwar.
DAY 7     OMAKARESHWAR - UJJAIN
  Morning have darshan of Omkareshwar, Mamaleshwar Jyothirlinga Darshan on the bank of  River. After lunch proceed to Ujjain.
DAY 8      UJJAIN
  Mahakaleshwar Jyothirlinga darshan, have darshan of Kalimata, Kala bhairava temple, Harsiddi mata, etc . Night halt at Ujjain..
DAY 9     UJJAIN - AURANGABAD
  Morning dep to Aurangabad. Night halt at Aurangabad.
DAY 10     AURANGABAD - AUNDHA - PARLI
  After breakfast dep to Aundha Naganatheshawr, Jyothirling darshan, Evening visit Parli Vidhyanatheshwar darshan. Night halt at Parli.
DAY 11     PARLI - PUNE
  Morning after breakfast dep to Pune. Night halt at Pune.
DAY 12     PUNE - BENGALURU / HUBLI
  After breakfast transfer to railway station, Reach Hubli.
DAY 13      BENGALURU
  Morning Reach Yeshwanthpur railway station.
Bhimashankar (jyothirlinga) : Bhimashankar is an ancient shrine, one of the 12 Jyotirlingas of Shiva. The traquality of the surrounding, the dense forests surrounding the high ranges of Sahyadri Ranges are an abode for rare species of flora and fauna. Situated at the extreme end of the Sahyadri Ranges, this place gives a wonderful view of the world around the rivers, and hill stations. Bhimashankar is the source of the Bhima River, which flows southeast and merges with the Krishna River. With endless stretches of virgin forests, lofty peaks that seem to reach out to the heavens, and the whispering waters of the Bhima River, Bhimashankar is definitely one of God's choicest creations. One can see within the temple precincts there is a small shrine dedicated to Lord Shani Mahatma (also called Shaneeswara). The image of Nandi Lord Shiva's vahanam is installed, just at the entrance of the temple. There is a shrine for Siva Ganams, Shaakini and Daakini who assisted Shiva in the battle against the demon. Kaushika Maha Muni is said to have done 'Tapas' (penance) there. The place where he bathed is called Mokshakund thirtham, which is located behind the Bhimashankara temple.
Triambakeshwar : is one of the holiest and sacred place for Hindu pilgrims and is revered as a one of the 12 Jyotirlingaas shrines of Lord Shiva. It is located at the source of the Godavari River, the longest river in peninsular India. The Godavari River, which is considered sacred within Hinduism, originates from Bramhagiri mountains and meets the sea near Rajahmundry. Kusavarta, a kund is considered the symbolic origin of the river Godavari, and revered by Hindus as a sacred bathing place. The current temple was built by Peshwa Balaji Baji Rao. Trimbakeshwar is a religious center having one of the twelve Jyotirlingas. The extraordinary feature of the Jyotirlinga located here is its three faces embodying Lord Brahma, Lord Vishnu and Lord Rudra. The entire black stone temple is known for its appealing architecture and sculpture and is at the foothills of a mountain called Brahmagiri.
Grishneshwar : is one of the 12 Jyotirlinga shrines mentioned in the Shiva Purana . Grishneshwar is believed as the Last or 12th (twelfth) Jyotirlinga on the earth. This pilgrimage site is located at a village called Verul which lies at a distance of 11 km from Daulatabad and 30 km from Aurangabad. It lies at a close proximity to the Ellora caves. Ahilyabhai Holkar constructed the Grishneshwar Temple, who also re-constructed the Kasi Viswanatha temple at Banaras and the Vishnu Paada temple at Gaya.
Aundha Nagnath Temple : is an ancient Shiva temple, considered to be one of the Jyotirlinga, located at Aundha Nagnath in Hingoli district of Maharashtra. It is an important place of pilgrimage. The present temple is said to have been built by Yadavas of devagiri and dates to 13th century. The first temple is said to be from time of Mahabharata and is believed to have been constructed by Yudhishthira, eldest of Pandava, when they were expelled for 14 years from Hastinapur. It has been stated that this temple building was of seven-storyed before it was sacked by Aurangzeb. It was called ‘Darukavanam’, or the forest of Daruka. Daruka was a demon, who, in spite of being a devotee of Lord Shiva, troubled the hermits who resided in the forest and made their lives miserable. The hermits prayed to Lord Shiva who himself destroyed the demon. Before he died, Daruka repented for his actions and asked that he and his misdeeds be remembered forever, as a warning to others, and thus Shiva agreed to stay on in the forest, which henceforth was called ‘Darukavanam’.
Parli Vaidyanath : Baidyanath shrine is revered as one of the twelve Jyotirlingams of Shiva. Devotees of Lord Shiva believe that by sincere worship of Vaijnath Jyotirlinga a person is relieved of all worries and miseries in life. It is also said that by worshipping in the shrine a person attains Moksha and all types of happiness. This village is located on the slopes of Meru or Naganarayana Mountain. Parali is an ancient village located near three rivers, Brahma, Venu and Saraswati, because of the presence of one of the twelve JyotirLingas of Shankara, it has become famous. This village is also known as Kantipur, Madhyarekha Vaijayanti or Jayanti.
Ujjaini Mahakaleshwar One of the 12 Jyotirlingas in India, the lingam at the Mahakala is believed to be swayambhu (born of itself) deriving currents of power shakti) from within itself as against the other images and lingams which are ritually established and invested with mantra-shakti. Mahakal of Ujjayini is known among the twelve celebrated Jyotirlingas in India. The idol of Mahakaleshwar is known to be dakshinamurti, facing the south. This is a unique feature upheld by tantric traditions to be found only in Mahakaleshwar among the twelve Jyotirlingas. The idol of Omkareshwar Shiva is consecrated in the sanctum above the Mahakal shrine. The images of Ganesh, Parvati and Karttikeya are installed in the west, north and east of the sanctum sanctorum. To the south is the image of Nandi. The idol of Nagchandreshwar on the third storey is open for darshan only on the day of Nag Panchami. On the day of Maha Shivaratri, a huge fair is held near the temple and worship goes on through the night.The glory of Mahakaleshwar temple has been vividly described in various Purans. Starting with Kalidasa, many sanskrit poets have eulogized this temple in emotive terms. Ujjain used to be the central point for calculation of Indian time and Mahakala was considered as the distinctive presiding deity of Ujjain.
 
Shirdi : Shirdi is popularly known as the home of popular guru Shirdi Sai Baba. It is one of the richest temple organizations. Shri Saibaba of Shirdi lived between 1838 and 1918, whose real name, birthplace and date of birth are not known. An Indian spiritual guru and a fakir, Shri Saibaba in Shirdi was regarded with great reverence by both Hindu and Muslim followers. Lord Sai lived in a mosque and after death his body was cremated in a temple. Sri Shirdi Sai philosophy ingrained 'Shraddha' meaning faith and 'Saburi' meaning compassion. According to god Sai, Shraddha and Saburi were the supreme attributes to reach the state of godliness.

Shanishignapur: It is a village in the Indian state of Maharashtra. Situated   in Nevasa taluka in Ahmednagar district, the village is known for its popular temple of Shani, the Hindu god of the planet (graha) Saturn. Shingnapur is 35 km from Ahmednagar city.

Shingnapur is also famous for the fact that no house in the village has doors, only door frames. Despite this, no theft is reported in the village. Villagers never keep their valuables under lock and key. Villagers believe that the temple is a "jagrut devasthan" (lit. "alive temple"), meaning that the god here is very powerful. They believe that god Shani punishes anyone attempting theft. The deity here is "Swayambhu" (Sanskrit: self-evolved deity) that is self emerged from earth in form of black but imposing stone. Though no one knows the exact period, it is believed that the Swayambhu Shanaishwara statue was found from times immemorial by shepherds of the then local hamlet. It is believed to be in existence at least since Kali yuga.

Ellora (Optional Tour): The Ellora caves, locally known as ‘Verul Leni’ is located on the Aurangabad-Chalisgaon road at a distance of 30 km north-northwest of Aurangabad, the district headquarters. The name Ellora itself inspires everyone as it represents one of the largest rock-hewn monastic-temple complexes in the entire world. Ellora is also world famous for the largest single monolithic excavation in the world, the great Kailasa (Cave 16). The visit to these caves is enjoyed maximum during monsoon, when every stream is filled with rainwater, and the entire environ is lush green. The monsoon is not only a season of rains in this part, the local visitors are attracted to visit these ideal locations to have a glimpse of the mother nature in full bloom. It is regarded as World Heritage site.

Depending upon the interest in ancient art. & time a visitor has at his disposal three to four hours, then the Cave nos. 10 (Visvakarma Cave), 16 (Kailasa), 21 (Ramesvara) and 32 & 34 (Jaina group of caves) should not be missed. Thus, by visiting these caves, one can have a glimpse of the representative art of Buddhism, Brahmanism and Jainism. If a visitor has an entire day at his disposal, the Cave nos. 2, 5, 10 & 12 of the Buddhist group; Cave nos. 14, 15, 16, 21 & 29 of the Brahmanical group and Caves 32 to 34 of the Jaina group should be visited.

Note : Ellora caves  Closed on Tuesday.
Ajanta(Optional Tour) : caves are famous rock-cut Buddhist cave monuments. The caves include paintings and sculptures described by the government Archaeological Survey of India as "the finest surviving examples of Indian art, particularly painting", which are masterpieces of Buddhist religious art, with figures of the Buddha and depictions of the Jataka tales.  The site is a protected monument in the care of the Archaeological Survey of India,[5] and since 1983, the Ajanta Caves have been a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The Ajanta caves are cut into the side of a cliff that is on the south side of a U-shaped gorge on the small river Waghora (or Wagura), and although they are now along and above a modern pathway running across the cliff they were originally reached by individual stairs or ladders from the side of the river 35 to 110 feet below. 

Note : Ellora caves  Closed on Monday.
Omkareshwar : is a Hindu temple dedicated to Lord Shiva. It is one of the 12 revered Jyotirlinga shrines of Shiva. It is on an island called Mandhata or Shivapuri in the Narmada river; the shape of the island is said to be like the Hindu “OM” symbol. There are two temples here, one to Omkareshwar (whose name means "Lord of Omkaara or the Lord of the Om Sound") and one to Amareshwar (whose name means "Immortal lord" or "lord of the Immortals or Devas"). But as per the sloka on dwadash jyotirligam, Mamleshwar is the jyotirling, which is on other side of Narmada river.
 

INCLUSION

  • Second sleeper Train Tickets for Bangalore-Pune -  Bangalore.
  • Deluxe bus for Sight seeing.
  • Guidance from experienced Tour Escort
  • Accommodation on twin sharing a/c standard rooms 
  • Vegetarian Food by our cooking Staff ( Tea/coffee/ Breakfast /Lunch /Dinner)

 

EXCLUSION

  • Special Pujas & darshans.
  • Entry Tickets , Boating, Camera Charges
  • Government Service Tax as applicable ( GST 5%)
  • Food during the train journey
  • Laundry
  • Telephone calls
  • Mineral water
  • Any other expense incurred other than which are mentioned in Tour cost includes list.