Jammu is often called as the city of temples. Plain or gilded spires rise from every corner of this ancient town which can bring alive all the faith, one can only experience and rarely express. According to the epic Mahabharata, Jammu is regarded as one of the most sacred places of Hindu pilgrimage. It is a city whose deep-rooted history, charm and character bear testimony to the unbroken civilization of India.
Here is how you will spend your time
Day 1: Arrival At Jammu To Katra
On arrival at Jammu railway station, you will be greeted by Pretty Planet Travels representative and depart for Katra. Reach Katra by the evening. Check into the hotel. Rest of the day is free at leisure.
Overnight in the hotel.
Day 2: Mata Vaishno Devi Darshan
After Breakfast,Proceed on a trek to Vaishno Devi Bhawan. After Bhavya Darshan of Mata Shree Vaishno Devi Temple, return back to Katra en route visiting Bhairon Nath Temple.The Yatra (pilgrimage) begins at Katra and pilgrims have to cover 15 km of terrain on foot to reach the Darbar. One kilometer away from Katra, is Banganga, place where Mata quenched her thirst and at 06 km further down, is the holy cave at Adhkawari.
The entire 15 km route is quite wide and tiled. Besides, the whole path is lit up every night by powerful sodium vapour lamps. The whole route is swept and cleaned from time to time throughout the day.
When you reach Bhairav Ghati you need to go to the temple named as Bhairav Temple which is situated at Bhairav Ghati itself. Once you are in the Temple and you have seen the...
Kal Bhairav Temple, Katra
Day 3: Katra To Dharamshala
After breakfast, check out from the hotel. Drive to Dharamshala. Nestled in the western Himalayas, the hill station of Dharamshala is a visual treat for those intending to sojourn here. Dharamshala with its pine and deodar forests, pure water bodies and snow covered mountains will completely enthrall you. Transfer to hotel and check-in to the Hotel.
Later move to the excursion to Dal Lake, McLeod Ganj, Church of St. John.
St. John Church in Dharamshala is also known as St. John Church in Wilderness. St. John in the Wilderness is an Anglican church dedicated to John the Baptist built in 1852, ...
Road to Naddi Village from McLeod Ganj, Dharamsala, Himachal Pradesh 1...
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Travel from Katra to Dharamshala
Day 4: Dharamshala Sightseeing
Proceed the Special day with the Darshan and Blessings of Famous Shaktipeeth Shree Chamunda Devi Temple. Chamunda is a fearsome aspect of Devi, the Hindu Divine Mother and one of the seven Matrikas (mother goddesses). She is also one of the chief Yoginis, a group of sixty-four or eighty-one Tantric Goddesses, who are attendants of the warrior Goddess Durga.
Then proceed to Darshan of Mata Shree Brajeshwari Devi Ji, located in the Kangra Township of the state of Himachal Pradesh, the Bajreshwari Devi Temple was built over the charred breasts of Sati. This shrine was renowned for its great wealth. Over the ages it has been plundered relentlessly by many Mughal emperors. Later Emperor Akbar visited the temple with his Dewan, Toder Mal and restored its former grandeur. An earthquake in 1905 annihilated the temple but a new temple was raised on the same year. An eleventh century shikhara style temple dedicated to goddess Vajreshwari, the stunning Bajreshwari Devi temple is a stupendous example of superior stone carving.
Later visit famous Aghanjar Mahadev temple dedicated to Lord Shiva, This is the place where Arjun worshiped shiv ji. A small water fall was just behind temple. after passing through small bridge we reached a cave. Inside the cave a shivling is present. This temple is more than 500 years old. Then visit Norbulingka Institute. This is famous for traditional Tibetan handicrafts. Norbulingka means “Jewel of Garden”.
The Aghanjar Mahadev Temple has a gorgeous location near the scenic Khaniyara village surrounded by forests, mountains and a charming stream that flows right next to it. This...
Khaniyara village, Dharamshala, Himachal Pradesh, India
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Day 5: Dharamshala To Chandigarh
After check out from the hotel and drive to Shimla. Enroute Darshan of Mata Shree Jwala Ji Temple. Jai Jwala Maa The best known Jwala Ji shrine is located in the lower Himalayas in Jawalamukhi town of the Kangra district of Himachal Pradesh state of India. According to the legend, when Sati's body was divided into 51 parts, Sati Mata's tongue fell here. The flames/ Jyotis are the representation of the same. Jwalaji (flame) or Jwala Mukhi (flame mouth) is probably the most ancient temple discussed here besides Vaishno Devi. It is mentioned in the Mahabharata and other scriptures. There is a natural cave where eternal flames continue to burn. Some say there are seven or nine flames for the seven divine sisters or the nine Durgas. It is here that Sati's tongue fell which can now be seen in the form of the flame.Overnight at the hotel.
The Chintpurni Temple dedicated to Mata Chintpurni Devi is located in District Una of Himachal Pradesh. Mata Chintpurni Devi is also known as Mata Shri Chhinnamastika Devi. ...
Chintpurni, Himachal Predesh, India
Travel from Dharamshala to Chandigarh
Day 6: Chandigarh To Haridwar
Check out from hotel. Proceed journey to Haridwar. Reached Haridwar. Check into Hotel. In the evening visit Har-ki-Pauri to view the holy Ganges Aarti. This is the place where the main bathing takes place. The place is called Brahma Kund, the myths says this is the place where the nectar can dissolved in the holy water of river Ganges. If wish, have a dip here later after viewing Aarti visit the market near the place.
The Ganges is the most sacred river to Hindus and is also a lifeline to millions of Indians who live along its course and depend on it for their daily needs.It is worshipped ...
Rishikesh,uttarakhand , India
Travel from Chandigarh to Haridwar
Day 7: Haridwar To Rishikesh
Morning visit Haridwar local sightseeing Daksh Prajapati Temple, Ananand Mai Ashram, Parad (Mercury) Shivling in Kankhal Region, Mansa Devi and Chandi Devi (both by ropeway), Maya Devi, Pawan Dham, Bhuma Niketan, Parmarth, Bharat Mata Mandir, Shanti Kunj, Saptrishi Ashram and others.
Later drive to Rishikesh another ancient place which is famous for its Ashrams and for grand viewing of Ganges. Visit Ashrams, some of which are internationally recognized as centre of Philosophical studies, yoga and meditation. Check in Hotel. In the evening visit Triveni Ghat to view the holy Ganges Aarti. Later back to your Hotel. Over night stay at Rishikesh.
Pawan Dham Temple is one among the most visited pilgrimage shrines in Haridwar. Devotees who come to Haridwar can never afford to miss a visit to Pawan Dham Temple. The temple...
Dehradun Rishikesh Raod, 3 Km from Har-ki-Pauri, Haridwar, India
Travel from Haridwar to Rishikesh
Day 8: Rishikesh To Chandigarh
After breakfast, check out from the hotel and proceed the journey towards Chandigarh/Ambala. Later dropped to railway station Chandigarh/ Ambala Cantt Junction to board train for onward journey back home.