Hindu Pilgrimage Tour

Tour Code: Hindu Pilgrimage Tour - 001
Duration: 05 Nights / 06 Days
Departure: All through the year

Routing: Delhi – Mathura – Gokul – Agra

Day 01:- Arrive Delhi
Meet & greet on arrival then transfer to hotel. Afternoon half day city tour of Delhi, visiting Laxmi Narayan Temple, Hanuman Mandir, Gauri Shankar Mandir, India Gate and Chattarpur Mandir. Overnight at hotel.

Day 02:- Delhi - Mathura
Drive to Mathura - city associated with the most revered of Hindu Gods - Lord Krishna. Mathura is the birth place of Lord Krishna and the surroundings "Braj Bhoomi" is where Lord Krishna grew up. Afternoon visit Vrindavan, where Lord Krishna spent his childhood days, played the flute sporting with the Gopis and where Radha pined for her lover. Visit the Govind Dev Temple built in 1590 and a testimony to the architectural splendour of medieval India. Proceed to Rangaji Temple in Vrindavan's longest temple constructed in 1851 with a 50 feet tall "Dhwaja S Stambha" believed to be gold plated. Continue to Madan Mohan Temple situated near Kali Ghat, Glass Temple & the Bankey Bihari Temple - built in 1921. Overnight in hotel in Mathura.

Day 03:- Mathura - Gokul
Drive to Gokul where Nand Gopal was sheltered in Yashoda Maiya's home in secrecy to escape the wrath of tyrant Kansha. Also visit Gokul Nath Ji Temple. Proceed to Mahavan - believed to have cradled Lord Krishna. Visit "Assi Khambha" the temple dedicated to Mathura Nath Ji. Continue to Goverdhan - where Lord Krishna held aloft "Giriraj", the sandstone hill on his finger for seven days and nights to protect the people of Braj from the wrath of rain & thunder sent by Indra. Return to Mathura. Overnight in Mathura.

Day 04:- Gokul
Morning visit Nand Gaon - the house of Lord Krishna's foster father Nand, in whose memory stands the 19th century temple. A little beyond is Pan Sarovar - one of the four most celebrated lakes in Braj. Continue to Barsana - the birth place of Radha - with temples in reverence of Ladliji (Radha). Also visit the water tank "Prem Sarovar", the first meeting place of Radha and Krishna.

Day 05:- Gokul - Agra
Drive to Agra. Afternoon visit the world famous Taj Mahal built by the Moghul Emperor Shahjehan in 1630 for his Queen Mumtaz Mahal to enshrine her mortal remains. Later visit the Agra Fort containing the the Halls of Public and Private Audience. Overnight Agra. TAJ MAHAL IS CLOSED ON FRIDAYS.

Day 06:- Agra – Delhi - Departure
Breakfast at the hotel then free for shopping. After an early lunch leave the hotel & drive to Delhi. Upon arrival Delhi proceed to restaurant for dinner. After transfer to airport to take your return flight.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Tour Code: Hindu Pilgrimage Tour - 002
Duration: 05 Nights / 06 Days
Departure: All through the year

Routing: Kolkata – Puri – Bhubaneshwar

Day 01:- Arrive Kolkata
Meet & greet on arrival then transfer to hotel. O/N stay at the hotel.

Day 02:- Kolkata - Puri
Breakfast at the hotel then start sightseeing tour visiting Indian Museum housing a brilliant collection of Buddhist and Gupta art ; Victoria Memorial Museum an imposing white marble construction displaying paintings of the British Raj ; Fort William and Eden Gardens. Check out at 12 noon. Later transfer to rail-station to board train to Puri. O/N board the train.

Day 03:- Puri
Arrive Puri and transfer to hotel. Free for leisure. O/N stay at hotel.

Day 04:- Puri
Full day sightseeing tour of Puri , where the main attractions are the temples and the Mathas (monasteries); visit Jagannath Temple (Non Hindu & Foreigners are not allowed in this temple), Loknath temple , Indradyumna Tank , Garden House and beach. O/N stay at the hotel.

Day 05:- Puri - Bhubneshwar - Kolkata
Early morning drive to Bhubneshwar enroute visiting visiting the world famous, Sun Temple in Konark. Also known as Black Pagoda, standing in solitary splendor amongst the sand dunes, the temple is most striking example of Kalinga architecture. At this spot on our planet the solar eclipse took place in 1980, to the utter amazement of modern astronomers and scientists. 
Bhubneswar, the capital of Orissa , which takes its name from one of the titles of Lord Shiva, Bhuvaneshwar the Lord of creation. Afternoon city tour visiting the great temples of Lord Shiva the Lingraj Temple, Tribhuvaneshwar Temple, Parusurameshwara Temple, Bindusagar and Raja Rani Temple. Late evening transfer to rail-station to board train to Calcutta. O/N board the train.

Day 06:- Kolkata (Calcutta) -
Arrive Calcutta and transfer to hotel. Afternoon proceed to visit world famous Kali Mata Temple (Goddess Kali). After that visit Birla Temple. Evening transfer to airport to take your return flight.

Tour Code: Hindu Pilgrimage Tour - 003
Duration: 03 Nights / 04 Days
Departure: All through the year

Routing: Delhi – Jammu – Katra (Mata Vaishno Devi Temple)

Day 1: Delhi - Jammu
Early in the morning transfer to Delhi airport to take flight for Jammu. Meet & greet on arrival & transfer to hotel. Evening free for rest.
Overnight at the hotel. 

Day 2: Jammu - Katra
After breakfast Visit the Bahu Fort, Panch Peer, Amar Mahal Museum and Mubarak Mandi Palace etc. After the full day sightseeing we’ll progress to Katra during the sunset. Check-in at the hotel upon arrival. Enjoy your good night sleep. Overnight at the hotel. 

Day 3: Katra - Mata Vaishno Devi Temple - Katra
Embark your religious and spiritual day by commencing your trip to the Mata Vaishno Devi Shrine (13 kms). You may trek or hire pony, whatever suits your comfort. On the way stopover at the Adhkawari holy cave which is 6kms away from Katra. 

Also stopover at Sanjhi Chhat, after a little period of relaxation we’ll progress our trek to Bhawan again Offer your prayers and service at the shrine of Mata Vaishno Devi. Retreat to Katra after a spiritual day. O/N stay at hotel.

Day 4: Jammu - Delhi
After breakfast leave Jammu and go for Delhi. Enjoy shopping at the New Delhi & Old Delhi & in the evening shift you to the airport to take your return flight. 

Tour Code: Hindu Pilgrimage Tour - 004
Duration: 02 Nights / 03 Days
Departure: All through the year

Routing: Chennai – Tirupati

Day 1: Arrive Chennai
Meet & greet on arrival & transfer to hotel. During the noon we'll leave for sightseeing of the local tourist attractions such as the Freemasons Hall, Kamaraj Memorial House, Kamaraj Memorial House, Santhome Cathedral, Government Museum, War Memorials, and Thousand Lights Mosque etc. During the sundown go on a date with the second largest beach of the globe, the Marina Beach. After that retreat to the hotel and post dinner take a good night sleep. 

Day 2: Chennai - Tirupati
After breakfast leave the hotel & transfer to the airport to take flight for Tirupati. The Tirupati shrine is positioned on the Tirumala hills which are famous as the Seshachalam/ Venkatachalam. This Dravidian style temple architecture comprises of large and exquisite gopurams /towers. Upon arrival Visit the Lord Balaji for your prayer service. After the darshan stopover at the variety of temples at Tirupati. Enjoy sleepover at your hotel in Tirupati for the night. Overnight at the hotel. 

Day 3: Tirupati - Chennai
After breakfast leave hotel and shift to Cochin Airport for your return flight. 

Tour Code: Hindu Pilgrimage Tour - 004
Duration: 04 Nights / 05 Days
Departure: All through the year

Routing: Delhi – Haridwar - Rishikesh

Day 1: Arrival Delhi
Meet & greet on arrival & transfer to hotel. Afternoon free for rest. Overnight at the hotel. 

Day 2: Delhi – Kurushetra - Haridwar
Breakfast at hotel then drive to Haridwar. Enroute visit Kurushetra visiting Brahmasarovara Kurukshetra, Bhisma and Jyothisar Kunda, where Sri Krishna mewejangkan back Bhagawadgita Scripture. Then continue drive to Haridwar.
Upon arrival check in at the hotel.

Day 3: Haridwar – Rishikesh - Haridwar
Breakfast at hotel, then drive to Rishikesh visit Laksman Jhola, Shatrughan Temple, Pushkar temple, Swarg Ashram, Triveni Ghat, Muni ki Reti etc. Then attend the evening ceremony (Ganges Aarti) at Parmarth Ashram. Then drive back to Haridwar. O/N stay at the hotel.

Day 4: At Haridwar
Breakfast at hotel then proceed to sightseeing Har ki paudi, Parjapati Daksh Temple, Goddess Sati temple pilgrimage by visiting Dhaksa Mahadeva temple, Ciwa rudraksha, Temple Goddess and Goddess Mansa. After a holy bath in the Ganges, we will follow the sacred fire ceremony Ararthi Puja. O/N stay at the hotel.

Day 5: Haridwar - Delhi
After breakfast check out from hotel and abscond for an adventurous road trip to Delhi. Enjoy spree shopping at the old and New Delhi popular tourist attractions. Late in the evening transfer to the airport to take your return flight. 

Tour Code: Hindu Pilgrimage Tour - 005
Duration: 03 Nights / 04 Days
Departure: All through the year

Routing: Kathmandu - Pashupatinath

 

Day 1:- Arrive Kathmandu
Meet & greet on arrival then transfer to hotel. Evening free for leisure.
Overnight stay at hotel.

Day 2:- At Kathmandu (Pashupatinath Temple)
Breakfast at the hotel then proceed to full day sightseeing of Kathmandu valley including Pashupatinath Temple, Boudhanath Stupa, Patan Durbar Square and Bhaktapur Durbar Square. O/N stay at the hotel.

Day 3:- Kathmandu
After breakfast free for leisure activities and Shopping. Overnight stay at hotel.

Day 4:- Kathmandu - Departure
Breakfast at the hotel. Then transfers to airport for onward destination.

Tour Code: Hindu Pilgrimage Tour - 006
Duration: 02 Nights / 03 Days
Departure: All through the year

Routing: Aurangabad – Shirdi – Shani Shinganapur

Day 1:- Arrive Aurangabad - Shirdi (140 kms. / 3.5 hrs drive)
Meet & greet on arrival then drive to Shirdi. Upon arrival in Shirdi check in at hotel.
Later a visit to the temple complex to see the life size statue of Sai Baba in Samadhi and Dwarkamai mosque where Baba meditated. Overnight at hotel.

Day 2:- Shirdi – Shani Shinganapur - Shirdi
Breakfast at the hotel tehn drive to Shinganapur & visit the Shani Temple. (Shingnapur is also famous for the fact that no house in the village has doors, only door frames). After finish the sightseeing drive back to Shirdi. Evening visit the village & enjoy the activity. O/N stay at the hotel.

Day 3:- Shirdi - Aurangabad - Departure (140 kms. / 3.5 hrs drive)
Breakfast at the hotel then drive to Aurangabad airport for flight back home or onward destination. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Tour Code: Hindu Pilgrimage Tour - 007
Duration: 11 Nights / 12 Days
Departure: All through the year

Routing: Chennai – Tirupati – Kanchipuram – Mahabalipuram – Pondicherry – Tanjore – Trichy – Madurai – Trivandrum - Kanyakumari

Day 1:- Arrival Chennai
Meet & greet on arrival then transfer to hotel. Chennai - the gateway to southern India, established in 1639 by the East India Company, is one of the oldest cities of the country. Assistance and transfer to hotel Aruna. Afternoon city tour, visiting Gandhi Memorial, Kala Kshetra, Mylapore temple and Marine beach. O/N stay at the hotel.

Day 2:- Chennai - Tirupathi - Chennai
Breakfast at the hotel then drive to Tirupati - the ancient temple of Lord Venkateswara (Lord of seven hills or Balaji, as he is affectionately known ) on the top of the 860 mts high Tirumala hills. The temple of Lord Venkateswara is not only believed to be amongst the oldest temples in the country, but also the richest of them all. Legend has it that Lord Venkateswara borrowed money from the divine treasurer Kubera for his wedding expenses. He is still paying back this debt which is why the pilgrims donate generously to the temple funds. In the evening return to Chennai for Overnight stay.

Day 3:-Chennai - Kanchipuram - Mahabalipuram
Breakfast at the hotel then drive to Kanchipuram - the ancient capital of the Pallavas famous as a city of 1000 Temples and still has 124 shrines. The first temple dedicated to Shiva was built in the 7th and 8th century and has paintings on the walls. Temples of Ekambaswara, Kailasanatha, Sri Kamakshi and Varadarajaswamy are of interest. Kanchipuram is also famous for its silks. Later drive to Mahabalipuram. Built in 7th century, earlier called Mahabalipuram, this ancient Pallava port, is today the sight of several antique sculptural marvels. In this ancient seaside town , shrines and huge sculptures cut-out of rocks more than 1200 years back during the reign of Pallava Kings in the region can be seen. The rock carvings depicting mythological episodes - of demons, Gods and animals in battle and others - are truly poems in stone. The only shore temple which remains here is the spectacular two - spired shrine, unique because it houses both Lord Shiva and the Lord Vishnu in its sanctum-sanctorum. Overnight stay at the hotel.

Day 4:- Mabalipuram - Tiruvannmallai - Pondicherry
Breakfast at the hotel then drive to Tiruvannamallai a pilgrim centre with an ancient temple of Lord Shiva. Afternoon, proceed to Pondicherry, which carries a strong whiff of the French presence in India. This erstwhile French colony on the east coast of South India merged with the rest of the country in 1954. Legend says that Pondicherry is the place where St.Agasthaya settled down in hotel.

Day 5:- At Pondicherry
Breakfast at the hotel then proceed to visit Aurbindo Ashram, the city of dawn, which is 10 kms north of Pondicherry. This ashram promotes Aurbindo's ideas in bringing about a synthesis of Yoga and modern science, so as to unite the spirit and matter. Later visit Auroville - a unique experiment in international living and in creating a new environment where men and women of all nationalities live together in harmony. O/N stay at the hotel.

Day 6:- Pondicherry - Chidambaram - Tanjore
Breakfast at the hotel then drive to Chidambaram also called as Thillai, which has the famous Nataraja temple with the root of the sanctum-sanctorum covered with golden plates is located in the centre of the town covering an area of 40 acres. In this temple, postures from the Bharatnatayam form of dance are depicted in sculpture. Natraja is Lord Shiva as a cosmic dancer. Later drive to Thanjavur enroute visiting the Brass factory at Kumbakonam. Tanjore once the capital of Chola Kings, has the Brahadeswara temple (or the big temple of God). The temple tower rises to a height of 15 mts from a square base of 29 mts and then tapers off, making a total of 66 mts. O/N stay at the hotel.

Day 7:- Tanjore - Trichy (54kms / 02hrs)
Breakfast at the hotel then drive to Trichy, short name of Trichurapalli, situated on the banks of Kaveri river is a blend of history and tradition as well as pilgrim centre, it is famous for Ranganath temple at Srirangam. Visit the Rockfort and its temple at a height of over 23mts. Also visit Srirangam and Jambukeshwar Temple. O/N stay at the hotel.

Day 8:- Trichy - Madurai (133kms / 3.5hrs)
Breakfast at the hotel then drive to Madurai and check in at hotel Madura Park Inn The ancient city of Madurai, some 2600 years old is laid out in the banks of river Vaigai as a lotus flower with the Meenakshi temple in the centre. Afternoon city tour visiting - Meenakshi temple, King Tirumala's Palace, Great tank and Gandhi museum.
O/N stay at the hotel.

Day 9:- Madurai
Breakfast at the hotel. Then full day excursion to Rameshwaram and back. Drive to Rameshwaram- the most sacred temple town of India is an island hallowed by the epic Ramayana, where Lord Rama is said to have visited before going into battle of Srilanka. Legend has it that Lord Rama sent Hanuman to Mount Kailash to bring a Lingam for worship when he set foot after defeating Ravana. As Hanuman did not return when the auspicious hour was approaching, Sita made a sand Lingam so that worship could be performed in time, which is where the present day Ramanatha Swamy Temple stands close to sea on the eastern side of the island. One of the twelve Jyotirlingam shrines is also well known for its magnificent corridors and the massive sculptured pillars lining them. O/N stay at the hotel.

Day 10:- Madurai - Trivandrum (329kms / 08.50hrs)
Drive to Trivandrum and check in at hotel. Day free for leisure. O/N stay at the hotel.

Day 11:- Trivandrum - Kanyakumari - Trivandrum
Breakfast at the hotel then full day excursion to Kanyakumari and back. Drive to Kanyakumari - the land end of India where the water of the Arabian Sea , the Bay of Bengal and the Indian Ocean meet. An important pilgrim centre of India, it is famous for the Amman Temples - a symbol of unity and sanctity - deidicated to the virgin Goddess, Kanya Kumari. To its South East lies the famous Vivekananda Rock Memorial , a blend of all the architectural styles of India. Evening enjoy the beautiful sun set and later return to Trivandrum. O/N stay at the hotel.

Day 12:- Trivandrum
Breakfast at the hotel then transfer to airport to connect flight for onward journey.

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