Jyotirlingam (3) - North Tour Package Register Now
Mahadev. Shiva. The Destroyer of Evil. Called by different names but ultimately the Supreme Being. Being a Hindu, most of the people come across the term “Jyotirlinga” quite a few times while growing up. Shiva’s Jyotirlinga is highly revered among the Hindus. A Jyotirlinga is a shrine where Lord Shiva is worshipped in the form of a Jyotirlingam. Now you would ask what a Jyotirlingam is? It is the radiant sign (phallus symbol) of The Almighty. A Jyotirlinga is a holy representation of Lord Shiva. The word ‘Jyoti’ means light and ‘Linga’ means sign. Jyotirlinga is the light of Lord Shiva.
The Legend of the "Jyotirlinga" is mentioned in the Shiva Purana. When Lord Vishu and Lord Shiva were debating over who is supreme, Lord Shiva had produced a vast pillar of light and asked both of them to find the end of the light in both directions. To which, Lord Brahma lied that he found the end, but Lord Vishnu accepted defeat. Lord Shiva then cursed Lord Brahma that even though he is the creator of the Universe, he won't be worshipped. And the Jyotirlingas here are believed to have appeared from that infinite pillar of light produced by Lord Shiva.
There are 12 Jyotirlinga in India. It is believed that Lord Shiva first manifested himself on Earth on the night of the Aridra Nakshatra, thus the special reverence for the Jyotirlinga. There is no unique appearance to mark the Jyotirlingas. Many people believe that you can see these lingas as columns of fire piercing through the earth after you reach a high level of spiritual attainment. Originally there were 64 Jyotirlingas out of which 12 are considered to be highly auspicious and holy. The 12 Jyotirlinga temples in India take the name of the presiding deity. Each considered a different manifestation of Lord Shiva. The primary image as all these lingas is the “lingam” representing the beginning and end stambh pillar or the infinite nature of Lord Shiva.
On your arrival at Dehradun airport around evening, our company representative will welcome you. After a short briefing, we will check in to the hotel at Deharadun for dinner and overnight stay.Day 02 :
After Breakfast check out from the hotel and drive to Rampur (250km - 8 to 9hrs journey - hilly drive) and check in to the hotel at Rampur for dinner and overnight stay.Day 03 :
Travelling to Kedarnath by pony/walk/doli: Around 4 am in the morning drive to Sonprayag (about 30 km drive). Alight from the vehicle and drive to Gourikund (about 4 km) by local jeep,
Trek about 21 km from Gourikund to Kedarnath by pony. You will have packed breakfast and lunch on the way. After reaching Kedarnath , alight from the horse and walk about 2 km and reach the Kedarnath Mandir and have Darshan. This is one of the Jothilingams. Immediately return back to Sonprayag after Darshan (By the same pony to Gourikund and jeep to Somprayag). Drive back to Rampur for dinner and overnight stay.
Trek about 21 km from Gourikund to Kedarnath by walk or doli. You will have packed breakfast and lunch on the way. You will reach Kedarnath in the evening and have Darshan. After Darshan, you will have dinner and overnight stay in the tent camp provided by the army at your own cost (cost for dinner and stay of the doli men should be also borne by you). Around 4 am in the morning, start returning to Sonprayag by the same doli and jeep. Reach Rampur at your own cost and have breakfast provided by us to you.
Travelling to Kedarnath by Helicopter:
Around 6 am drive to the helipad by your own cost and fly to Kedarnath. Alight from the Helicopter and walk about 2 km to reach and Darshan Kedarnath Mandir. You will have packed breakfast and lunch which you carry along. Return back to the helipad by the Helicopter and reach the hotel at Rampur at your own cost and followed by dinner provided by us and overnight stay.
NOTE: Please note that the above itinerary as per Day 3 will be subject to change, depending upon the weather conditions, land slides and other unforeseen conditions.Day 04 :
After Breakfast check out from hotel and proceed to Dehradun (250km - 8hrs drive) for dinner and overnight stay.Day 05 :
After breakfast drive to Dehradun Airport and Fly to Varnasi for dinner and overnight stay.Day 06 :
After breakfast darshan Kasi Vishwanath and proceed to Gaya (250km - 6hr to 7hrs drive) for dinner and overnight stay.Day 07 :
After breakfast proceed to Deogarh (230km - 6hrs drive) and Darshan Baba Baidhyanath and return to Gaya for Dinner and overnight stay in gaya.Day 08 :
After Breakfast proceed to Gaya airport for drop and bid farewell for your onward journey.
The package is inclusive of:
1. Pickup and drop at Airport
2. AC Accommodation on Twin share basis except Rampur
3. Delux Non AC Accomdation on twin share basis in Rampur
4. Vegetarian food for the entire trip (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner)
5. All transfer and temple visits by AC Vehicle(Ac will switched off during hilly Drive)
6. Vehicle permits, Toll, parking charges, driver allowance
7. Tour Manager and Guide charges for entire trip
The package excludes the following services
1. Onward Flight ticket to Dehradun
2. Return Flight ticket from Gaya
3. In between Flight tickets Dehradun-Varnasi
4. Entrance Tickets
5. Special Darshan Tickets in temples
6. Horse/Doli/Helicopter in/Kedarnath
7. Local auto charges in Varnasi
8. Any expenses of personal nature like tips, laundry, telecom, internet, mini bar, room service, tips and porter fees
9. Any other meal/food not mentioned in the inclusion like cool drinks, Milkshakes, fruit salad, fruit juice, Ice cream.
10. Travel insurance and Medical expenses
11. Any other destination not mentioned in the itinerary.
12. Any monument, camera fees, entrance Fees
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Itinerary may change at any time
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