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Ramayana Trail in India

Ayodhya – Prayagraj – Chitrakoot - Panchvati (Nashik) – Hampi (Kishkindha) – Madurai - Rameshwaram (Ramsethu)

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Overview

Ramayana Trail is an 11 days, 10 nights pilgrimage tour that offers you an opportunity to get a sneak-peek into the details of Lord Rama’s journey during his exile. This tour starts from Ayodhya in North India - the birthplace of Lord Rama and takes you to Rameshwaram in South India from where Lord Rama entered Sri Lanka and brought back Devi Sita. 

The tour takes you to the places where Lord Rama spent 14 years of his exile with his brother Lakshman and his wife Devi Sita. While enjoying an insightful trip, you will get smooth transfers, cozy accommodations, sightseeing opportunities, and delectable meals. 

So, embark on this sacred trip and visit the significant spots of the most important part of Ramayana. 

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Trip Highlights
  • Visit Hanuman Garhi, Swarg Dwar, and Treta ka Thakur in Ayodhya
  • Attend Ganga Aarti at Sangam in Allahabad
  • Enjoy a sightseeing tour of Chitrakoot
  • Embark on a soulful excursion of Nashik
  • Pay a visit to Trimbakeshwar Temple in Nashik (optional)
  • Enjoy a city of Hampi (Kishkinda in old days)
  • Seeks blessings at Sri Ramanathaswamy Temple in Rameshwaram
Itinerary Details
Day 1 : The Holy Tour Commences

Attractions: Hanuman Garhi, Swarg Dwar, Treta Ke Thakur

On your arrival in Lucknow, our tour representative will greet and escort you to Ayodhya. Once you reach, complete the check-in formalities at the hotel and unwind. Thereafter, you will be taken to a sightseeing tour to the sites related to Ramayana. Visit Hanuman Garhi, Swarg Dwar, and Treta Ke Thakur. If time allows, you can visit other temples dedicated to Lord Shri Rama.

After the sightseeing tour, return to the hotel by evening for dinner and overnight stay.

The Trail Tale: After Lord Ram left Ayodhya with Maa Sita and Laxman, they reached the banks of Ganga. Nishadraj Guha, the ruler of the Nishad kingdom ferried them to the southern bank of Ganga.

Optional: Visit to other temples (charges extra)

Distance from Lucknow to Ayodhya: 140 km

Travel Time: 2 hours, 30 minutes (approx.)

Day 2 : A soulful evening at Triveni Sangam

Attractions: Hanuman Temple, Attend Ganga Aarti at Triveni Sangam

After having a sumptuous breakfast and checkout from the hotel. Now, head towards Allahabad, also known as Prayagraj. Apart from being mythologically one of the world’s oldest cities, Allahabad is among the revered places which Lord Ram, Sita, and Lakshman had visited during the exile.

On arrival, you will be transferred to the hotel. Register yourself at the hotel and relax. You can Go shopping and buy souvenirs. Later, visit Hanuman Temple in the city.

In the evening, attend Ganga Aarti at Triveni Sangam - the confluence of Ganga, Yamuna, and Saraswati Rivers. Witness the religious ceremonies and soak in the serene aura of this majestic place.

After a great day, return to the hotel for dinner and slip into your cozy bed for sound sleep.

The Trail Tale: After crossing the river Ganga; Lord Shri Rama, Devi Sita, and Laxman reached Prayag's Triveni Sangam. Sage Bharadwaj advised them to stay near Chitrakoot. They crossed the river Yamuna on a raft and walked to reach Chitrakoot.

Distance from Ayodhya to Allahabad: 170 km

Travel Time: 4 hours (approx.)

Day 3 : Take a day trip to Chitrakoot

Attractions: Ram Ghat, Bharat Milap Temple, Gupta Godavari cave, Spatik shila

Greet the day with a delicious breakfast and head towards Chitrakoot for a day-visit. It is believed to be a place where Lord Ram, Sita, and Lakshman spend 12 years of their exile. This holy town is situated on the bank of Mandakini River. During the sightseeing tour, visit Ram Ghat, Bharat Milap Temple, Gupta Godavari cave and Spatikshila.

In the evening, return to the hotel in Allahabad for dinner and a night of restful sleep

The Trail Tale: Chitrakoot was the site of ‘Bharat Milap’. But when Lord Shri Rama refused to take the throne, Bharat took his slippers to Ayodhya and placed the same on the throne until Lord Rama's return to the kingdom. Lord Rama had spent 11 years in Chitrakoot.

Distance from Allahabad to Chitrakoot: 130 km

Travel Time: 3 hours (approx.)

Day 4 : Enjoy a leisure day in Nashik

Attractions: Leisure activities

Start your day with a toothsome breakfast, checkout from the hotel, and head towards the airport to board a flight to Mumbai. On arrival in Mumbai, you will meet our tour representative and get transferred to Nashik in a private cab. This ancient city is one of the Hindu pilgrimage sites where Kumbh Mela is held every 12 years. It is located in the Western Ghats along the Godavari River.

Upon your arrival, complete the check-in formalities at the hotel. The rest of the time is at your leisure. If time permits then you can enjoy shopping, visit Nashik Caves, Dudhsagar Falls, and Jain Temple (at your own cost).

Have a scrumptious dinner at the hotel and overnight stay in Nashik.

The Trail Tale: Chitrakoot was the site of ‘Bharat Milap’. But when Lord Shri Rama refused to take the throne, Bharat took his slippers to Ayodhya and placed the same on the throne until Lord Rama's return to the kingdom. Lord Rama had spent 11 years in Chitrakoot.

Optional:Shopping, sightseeing (charges extra)

Distance from Allahabad to Mumbai (by air): 1162 km

Travel Time: 2 hours, 30 minutes (approx.)

Distance from Mumbai to Nashik (by road): 170 km

Travel Time: 3 hours, 30 minutes (approx.)

Day 5 : Visit Panchvati and other religious sites

Attractions: Panchvati, Kalaram Mandir, Sit Gupha, Goraram Mandir, Ram Kund, Trimbakeshwar Temple

Kickstart your day with a nutritious breakfast and embark on a full-day sightseeing tour of Nashik which includes Panchvati (situated on the left bank of River Godavari). You will also visit Kalaram Mandir, Sit Gupha, Goraram Mandir, and Ram Kund.

You can also visit Trimbakeshwar Temple, which is located 30 km from Nashik at the base of Brahmagiri Hills. Dedicated to Lord Shiva, the temple is one of the twelve Jyotirlingas.

When the sun sets, return to the hotel, savour a delectable dinner and slip into your bed for a refreshing sleep.

The Trail Tale: Sage Agasthya directed Lord Rama, Devi Sita, and Laxman to stay in Panchvati during their exile. Panchvati is a part of Dandakaranya Forest. The trio on exile moved deep into the forest, visited the hermitage of Atri, and sought his blessings. His wife, Anusuiya gave jewellery to Devi Sita as gift that she dropped in Kishkindha, while being abducted to Sri Lanka.

It was in Panchvati, where Suparnakha (Ravana’s sister) got disfigured by Laxman. Her brothers Khar and Dushan were killed by Rama and Laxman when they came to avenge their sister. Thus, Ravana hatched the plan to abduct Sita and executed it in Panchvati itself.

Day 6 : Enjoy a leisure day in Bangalore

Attractions:Leisure activities

Wake up to a lovely day and refuel yourself with a wholesome breakfast. Complete the check-out formalities at the hotel. Now, head towards Mumbai airport to board a flight to Bangalore.

Your arrival in Bangalore is marked by our tour representative’s greetings at the airport. From here, you will be assisted to the hotel. After completing check-in formalities, was away the journey fatigue.

Rest of the time is at your leisure. You can indulge in shopping at MG Road, visit ISKCON Temple, Lal Bagh Botanical Garden, and Cubbon Park (at your own cost).

Refuel yourself with a filling dinner and hop on to your cozy bed for the night.

Optional:Shopping and visiting the city’s attractions (charges extra)

Distance from Mumbai to Bangalore (by air): 845 km

Travel Time: 1 hour, 50 minutes (approx.)

Day 7 :Arrival in Hampi, the erstwhile Kiskinda Nagri

Attractions:Leisure day

Begin the day with a hearty breakfast and checkout from the hotel. Now, proceed to Hampi, renowned as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. This city is surrounded by almost 1,600 ancient monuments, temples, forts, palaces, and captivating architectural remains of the Vijayanagar Empire.

On your arrival in Hampi, you will have an assisted transfer to the hotel. Complete the check-in formalities and unwind yourself. The remaining day is at leisure and you can choose to explore the nearby attractions or stay in the resort.

When the sky turns gray, savour a delectable dinner at the hotel and surrender yourself to the dreamworld.

Distance from Mumbai to Bangalore (by air): 342 km

Travel Time: 5 hours, 55 minutes (approx.)

Day 8 :Explore the attractions in Hampi

Attractions:Kishkinda Falls, Rishimukh Falls, Monuments and Temples

‘Break’ the night long ‘fast’ and set on to a sightseeing tour. Once known as Kishkindha, Hampi is the place where Lord Ram met Lord Hanuman while in search of Goddess Sita, whon Ravan had abducted.

The city tour includes Kishkinda Falls, Rishimukh hills, monuments, and temples. After the tour, return to the hotel by the evening for a hearty dinner and a sound sleep.

The Trail Tale: After Ravana abducted Devi Sita, Lord Rama and Lakshman reached Kishkindha in pursuit to find her. Bali, the elder brother of Sugreeva, ruled this region when Shri Rama and Lakshmana arrived there and befriended Bali, Sugreeva, and Hanuman. Thereafter, they joined Lord Rama to bring Devi Sita back.

Day 9 :Back to Bangalore

Attractions:Leisure day

Enjoy a scrumptious breakfast and check out from the hotel. Now, you will get a cab transfer to Bangalore. On arrival, you will have an assisted transfer to the hotel. Complete the check-in formalities at the hotel and freshen up. Enjoy the day at leisure, relaxing inside the resort premises and indulge in activities of your choice.

As the day gets over, have dinner and enjoy overnight stay at the resort.

Distance from Hampi to Bangalore (by road): 342 km

Travel Time: 5 hours, 55 minutes (approx.)

Day 10 : Off to Rameshwaram via Madurai

Attractions:Sri Ranganathaswamy Temple and Agniteeratham

Savour breakfast early today, checkout from the hotel, and get transferred to the airport. From here you will board a flight to Madurai. Once you reach, our tour representative will meet and escort you to Rameshwaram. The town is connected to the Indian mainland with a 2 km long Pamban bridge. Rameshwaram is a place where Lord Rama created a bridge across the sea to visit Sri Lanka.

Complete check-in formalities at the hotel and take rest. Later, visit Sri Ramanathaswamy Temple, where Lord Rama is believed to have worshipped Lord Shiva. Also, visit Agnitheertham that is revered as a place where taking a bath cleanses you from sin.

After a joyous day, return to the hotel for a sumptuous dinner and overnight stay.

The Trail Tale: Dhanushkodi is believed to be the place where Lord Rama marked a spot with his bow (dhanush) to build a bridge (Ramsetu) connecting Rameshwaram Island (Tamil nadu) and Mannar Island (Sri Lanka) to rescue Devi Sita from Ravan.

Distance from Bangalore to Madurai (by air): 344 km

Travel Time: 1 hour, 25 minutes (approx.)

Distance from Madurai to Rameshwaram (by road): 172 km

Travel Time: 3 hours, 10 minutes (approx.)

Day 11 :A temple tour in Madurai before culmination of the trip

Attractions:Meenakshi Temple

Savour one more breakfast of the holy trip and checkout from the hotel. Our representative will assist you in your transfer to Madurai in a private cab.

On arrival in Madurai, visit Meenakshi Temple and other famous temples. In the evening, you will be transferred to Madurai Airport to board your flight back home.

Distance from Rameshwaram to Madurai (by road): 172 km

Travel Time: 3 hours, 10 minutes (approx.)

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