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12 Jyotirlinga Darshan Yatra

Jamnagar – Dwarka – Somnath – Rajkot – Mumbai – Trimbakeshwar – Aurangabad – Grishneshwar – Bhimashankar – Pune – Indore – Ujjain – Omkareshwar – Indore – Hyderabad – Srisailam – Hyderabad – Madurai – Rameshwaram – Delhi – Haridwar - Kedarnath – Haridwar – Varanasi – Sarnath – Deogarh

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In Hindu Mythology, there are 12 auspicious Jyotirlingas dedicated to Lord Shiva, the darshan and pilgrimage of which is said to cleanse all sins and grant salvation. The Jyotirlinga means “The Radiant sign of The Almighty”. Though, India has a total of 64 Jyotirlingas, these 12 are most popular among the devotees.

The 12 Jyotirlinga Darshan Yatra tour is a well-planned itinerary of 19 days that takes you to the 12 popular Jyotirlinga in India such as Somnath, Nageshwar, Trimbakeshwar, Bhimashankar, Omkareshwar, Mahakaleshwar, Grishneshwar, Kashi Vishwanath, Kedarnath, Baidyanath, Rameshwaram and Mallikarjuna. Go through the detailed itinerary for complete details.

Note: This is just a suggested itinerary of 12 Jyotirlinga tour package indicative of what could be possible. We customize the Jyotirlinga package for your specific needs. Contact us if you want modifications so that we could tailor a Jyotirlinga yatra package to suit your need for a spiritual trip.

Trip Highlights
  • Evening Aarti and darshan at Trimbakeshwar Jyotirlinga
  • Darshan of 12 Jyotirlinga in India
  • Pray at Grishneshwar Mahadev Jyotirlinga
  • Attend Abhisheka ceremony at Nageshwar Jyotirlinga
  • Attend Pooja ceremony at Kedarnath Jyotirlinga
  • Participate in the pooja ceremony at Bhimashankar
  • Aarti at Dwarkadhish Temple
  • Early morning visit to Somnath temple
  • Visit to popular Ujjain temples-Mahakaleshwar Jyotirlinga and Bhairav Nath
  • Pay a visit to Omkareshwar Jyotirlinga Temple
  • Darshan of Mallikarjuna Jyotirlinga
  • Visit to the architectural gem of Madurai- Meenakshi Amman Temple
  • Mani Darshan and Kund Snan at Rameshwaram temple
  • Attend Evening Ganga Aarti at Haridwar and Varanasi
  • Visit to Rudraprayag- the Confluence of Mandakini River and Alaknanda River
  • Kashi Vishwanath temple Pooja
  • Early morning boat ride on Ganga
  • Explore the marvelous attractions of Sarnath
  • Visit Baba Baidyanath and Baba Basukinath Dham

Itinerary Details
Day 1: Arrival in Jamnagar – Drive to Dwarka

On your arrival in Jamnagar, begin your road journey to Dwarka. Named among the ancient seven holiest places in India, Dwarka is a highly revered Chardham destination. On arriving to the town, check-into the hotel and relax.

In the afternoon, leave for sightseeing. After exploring the town, proceed to the famous Dwarkadhish Temple. This 5-storied temple is around 1400-years old and is dedicated to Lord Krishna. Have a temple darshan and attend the glorious aarti.

Return to the pre-booked hotel for overnight stay.

Day 2: Dwarka – Somnath (Jyotirlinga Temple)

Begin the day early with a visit to Bhet Dwarka or Beyt Dwarka which dates back to the 19th century. Attend the holy abhishekam ceremony of Nageshwar Jyotirlinga. Later, pay a visit to Rukmani temple, after which you can proceed for breakfast.

Later, begin your drive to Somnath. On your arrival, check-in at the pre-booked hotel. The evening is planned with a visit to the well-known Somnath Jyotirlinga temple, one of the revered 12 Jyotirlingas of Lord Shiva. Have your darshan and attend the evening aarti. Blessed with a splendid architecture, spiritual bliss and intriguing history, the temple fascinates your soul.

After you have dinner, return for overnight stay at hotel.

Day 3: Somnath – Rajkot – Mumbai

Early morning after breakfast, checkout from hotel and proceed to Diu or Rajkot. Both cities have airports that will offer flights to Mumbai. Get assistance to the airport to board your flight to Mumbai. On arrival, check-in at the pre-booked hotel for dinner and rest overnight.

Day 4: Mumbai – Bhimashankar (216 Km/5 Hrs.)

Start with a hearty breakfast at the hotel. Later, drive to Bhimashankar, located at a distance of around 220km from Mumbai. On reaching Bhimashankar, drive to your hotel for check-in.

Visit the Bhimashankar Jyotirling Temple, one of the 12 highly respected Jyotirlingas in India and seek the blessings of Lord Shiva. The beauty of the temple is enhanced by the greenery all around. You can also plan a visit to the Bhimashankar Wildlife Sanctuary in the evening. Get back to the hotel for dinner and overnight stay.

Day 5: Bhimashankar – Shirdi – Shani Shingnapur- Aurangabad (340 Km/7 Hrs.)

After breakfast early in the morning, check out of your hotel. Drive to Shirdi, located at a distance of almost 183km from Bhimashankar. The holy town in Maharashtra is renowned for Sai Baba. It is one of the holiest pilgrimage sites for people all around the world, as millions visit it to seek blessings of Sai Baba.

On your arrival at Shirdi, pay a visit to Samadhi Mandir, Khandoba Temple and Shri Sai Baba Sansthan Complex. Later, drive another 65 km to reach Shani Shingnapur. Dedicated to Lord Shanidev, the city and temple is equally amazing.

In the evening, drive to Aurangabad for an overnight stay.

Day 6: Aurangabad – Grishneshwar – Nashik (183 Km/04-5 Hrs.)

In the morning, leave for a visit to Grishneshwar Temple. One of the 12 Jyotirlingas, the temple is not just divine but has a unique architecture that is bound to leave you captivated. After visiting this temple, drive towards Nashik. This is followed by a stay at the Nasik Hotel upon arrival.

Day 7: Nasik – Trimbakeshwar – Mumbai (170 Km/04-05 Hrs.) – Ujjain via Indore – Indore – Ujjain (56Km/1 ½ Hrs.)

Early in the morning, drive towards Trimbakeshwar. The holy temple is one of the 12 sacred Jyotirlinga, dedicated to Lord Shiva. One of the famous holy destinations, it is visited by a large number of devotees every year. Later, return back to the hotel for breakfast.

After breakfast, leave for Mumbai. Avail drop at the Mumbai airport. Board flight to Indore. On arrival, leave by road for Ujjain. Check-in at the hotel for overnight stay.

Day 8: Ujjain – Omkareshwar

Head towards the Mahakaleshwar Temple before 3:00 am to attend the Bhasm Aarti. After paying homage, return to the hotel for breakfast. This is followed by a road trip to Omkareshwar. The holy town is popular amongst devotees for its shape that mirrors that of the sacred letter 'Om'. Post reaching, complete the check-in formalities and unwind yourself.

The evening is reserved for visiting the Omkareshwar Temple. Also, get a chance to attend the Aarti.

Return to the hotel for an overnight stay.

Day 9: Omkareshwar – Indore - Hyderabad - Srisailam

Wake before the sun rises to attend the early morning abhishekam ceremony at Omkareshwar Jyotirlinga. Have a delicious breakfast and checkout from hotel. Later, begin your drive to Indore. Get transfer to the Indore airport to board flight to Hyderabad. On your arrival here, start your drive to Srisailam. After sumptuous lunch, proceed for a visit of the magnificent Mallikarjuna Jyotirlinga Temple and attend the evening aarti.

Overnight stay at the pre-booked hotel in Srisailam.

Day 10: Mallikarjuna Temple – Drive to Hyderabad

Attend the early morning abhishekam ceremony at Mallikarjuna Jyotirlinga Temple. After blessings of the lord, have breakfast. Later, start your drive back to Hyderabad. At the 'City of Nizams' visit the impressive Salarjung Museum, Charminar and the second biggest Mosque of India.

Stay the night at hotel in Hyderabad.

Day 11: Hyderabad – Madurai - Arrival Madurai – Rameshwaram

Start the day with healthy breakfast, after which check out of the hotel and proceed to Madurai. Board the flight to Madurai. On touchdown at Madurai, visit the renowned Meenakshi Amman Temple. Extremely blessed, the wonderful architectural gem lures tourists from all over the world. After the holy Darshan, get on the road to Rameshwaram. One of the holy Char Dham destinations, it is also known for one of the 12 divine Jyotirlingas of Lord Shiva. The drive to the island town takes almost 4 hours.

On arrival, check-into a hotel for dinner and overnight stay.

Day 12: Rameshwaram – Madurai - Madurai – Delhi

Start the day at around 4:00 AM. Proceed for the holy Mani Darshan. Next, take a holy bath in the sea known as Samudra Snan. Later, proceed for rituals of Kund snan. Also attend the abhishekam ceremony at the Rameshwaram Jyotirlinga Temple. After you have taken blessings of the lord, proceed for breakfast at the hotel. Complete your check-out formalities and begin your return journey to Madurai by road. Drive straight to Madurai airport at 2 PM, to board the flight for Delhi. On arrival at Delhi Airport, get transfer to hotel for overnight stay.

Day 13: Delhi Haridwar – Guptkashi

Today you will transfer to New Delhi Railway station to catch train for Haridwar. You will reach around 11:30 AM after which you can begin your journey to Guptkashi by road. Lying on the western banks of River Mandakini, the holy town is dotted with a number of temples such as Vishwanath temple, Ardhnareshwar temple, Manikaran Kund, etc. Check-in at a hotel or a guesthouse on arrival. The rest of the day is at leisure. Dinner and Overnight stay in the hotel.

Day 14: Guptkashi – Phata – Kedarnath – Phata – Guptkashi

Start the day early with road transfer to Phata Helipad. Board the helicopter to Kedarnath, one of the Char Dham destinations as well as one of the 12 revered Jyotirlingas of Lord Shiva. Spend 1-2 hours in darshan at the Kedarnath temple.

On your arrival at the Kedarnath Jyotirlinga Temple, you will be presented with priority tickets. According to legends, the Jyotirlinga is the hump 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 the holy Darshan, return back to Phata by Helicopter. Your vehicle awaits to take you back to the hotel for dinner and overnight stay.

Day 15: Guptkashi – Haridwar

After an early morning breakfast, start your drive back to Haridwar. Settled at the foothills of Himalayas by the River Ganga, the serene spiritual city. Get transferred to the Haridwar Railway Station to board the train for Varanasi for overnight journey by train.

Day 16: Arrival in Varanasi

Arrive at Varanasi railway station in the afternoon. Get assisted transfer to hotel and complete check in formalities. Relax for a while, after which you can proceed to take part in the famous evening Ganga Aarti at Dashashwamedh Ghat.

The spectacular Ganga Aarti starts just after sunset, as darkness begins to spread all over. As the aarti begins, saffron-clad priests take their positions at the platform and raise huge heavy brass lamps in reverence of the River Goddess. Chanting of hymns, music, aroma of flowers and incense make it a memory you cherish forever. The choreography of the entire event is excellent and worth watching.

Return to the hotel for overnight stay.

Day 17: Varanasi – Deogarh

Wake up before sunrise and leave for an early morning boat ride on the river Ganges. Watch the world awake with the sun, as people make way to the ghats for daily rituals. Have a hearty breakfast, after which you can proceed for visit to the holy temples. Start sightseeing with Durga Temple, Tulsi Manas, Birla Mandir, Visalakshi and Annapurneshwari etc. The highlight of the day is Shri Kashi Vishwanath Temple, one of the revered 12 Jyotirlingas in India.

Later, leave for an excursion to Sarnath, 10 km from Varanasi. The holy town is said to be the place where the Lord Buddha preached his first sermon in the Deer Park. The impressive remains, as well as a modern temple fascinates you. The outstanding masterpieces of Dharmarajika, Chaukhandi and Dharnek stupas must not be missed.

Later in the evening, get assisted transfer to Varanasi railway station to board the train for Deogarh.

Day 18: Deogarh – Baidyanath – Basukinath

Upon arrival in Deogarh, check into the pre-booked hotel and relax for a while. Later, leave for a visit to Baba Baidyanath Jyotirlinga Temple to take part in the rituals of abhishekam and puja archana.

Later, pay a visit to Basukinath Temple, one of the ancient temples in the area. Said to be the court of Baba Bhole Nath, at Basukinath Dham, the Shiv and Parvati temple are just in-front of each other. Pray at the many other small temples of different Gods and Goddesses also in the same compound. After darshan, return back to hotel and if time permits, attend the evening aarti.

Overnight stay at hotel.

Day 19: Deogarh – Jasidih

Today, attend the early morning aarti at the Baidyanath Jyotirlinga Temple. Return to your hotel for breakfast. At 11 AM, checkout from hotel and proceed to explore the markets. Later, avail the transfer to the Deogarh Airport or railway station for the onward journey.


FAQ'S of 12 Jyotirlinga Darshan

Ques: What is the price of 12 Jyotirlinga Darshan tour package?

Ans: The average cost of 12 Jyotirlinga Darshan tour package for per person will be around INR 50,000.

Ques: What are the temple timings?

Ans: The temples open for the Darshan from 5.00 A.M to 9.30 P.M.

Ques: What are Abhisheka’s timings?

Ans: The timings of the Abhishek ceremony are from 5:30 A.M to 2:00 P.M. While in the Bhimashankar Temple, the timings of the Abhishek ceremony during the all Monday's, Pradosh, Mahashivratri, Shravan mass, and Kartik mass is from 5:30 A.M to 5:00 P.M.

Ques: How many Jyotirlinga are there in Maharashtra?

Ans: There are three Jyotirlingas present in Maharashtra out of 12 Jyotirlingas. There are two more Jyotirlingas in Maharashtra which are hidden and their name is Aundha Nagnath and Parli Vaijnath.

Ques: Which is the most important Jyotirlinga out of 12 Jyotirlinga?

Ans: Mahakaleshwar Jyotirlinga is the most important Jyotirlinga out of 12 Jyotirlingas. It is situated in the Hindu pilgrimage destination Ujjain, Madhya Pradesh.

Ques: How to cover 12 Jyotirlinga in India?

Ans: First, you should visit Yamunotri temple, then Gangotri temple, followed by the Kedarnath temple, and finally fishing Badrinath There is a total of 12 Jyotirlingas in India such as Somnath Temple in Gujarat, Nageshwar Temple in Gujarat, Mallikarjuna Temple in Andhra Pradesh, Mahakaleshwar Temple in Ujjain, Omkareshwar Temple in Madhya Pradesh, Kedarnath Temple in Uttarakhand, Bhimashankar Jyotirlinga in Maharashtra, Vishwanath Temple in Varanasi, Baijnath Temple in Jharkhand, Ramanathaswamy Temple in Rameshwaram, Grishneshwar Temple in Maharashtra, Trimbakeshwar Temple in Nasik.

Ques: What is the history of a Jyotirlinga?

Ans: History of a Jyotirlinga: Jyotirlinga is the holy shrines that are being dedicated to Lord Shiva. It is believed that Lord Shiva has appeared as a powerful and fierce beam of light at those sites.

Ques: How many days are required to visit jyotirlinga in India

Ans: Minimum 20 days required to visit 12 jyotirlinga Darshan in India.

Ques: What is included in the jyotirlinga Darshan Package?

Ans: Our Jyotirlinga tour Package includes Transportation, accommodation, taxes, Tourist Permit, tour guide services, and other facilities as per the client's requirement.

Ques: How can I visit Jyotirlinga Darshan?

Ans: You can book Jyotirlinga Darshan tour package with us and you have a comfortable journey. Our 12 Jyotirlinga tour package will take you to the most revered and sacred sites of the country.

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