Often people have thoughts about a particular path to be followed to visit the Nau Deviyan of the North, or which Devi should be visited first and which next. We at 3 marg believe that it is all in the heart and in your piousness. All mothers are equal and it should not be an issue which one you visit first and which last. No Maa should mind if you visit her next to the other.
Here is how you will spend your time
Day 01: Arrival At Jammu
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 02 : Mata Vaishno Devi Darshan By Surface
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.
Vaishno Devi Temple : Faith has moved mountains. From a cave shrine tucked away deep in the Trikuta Mountains of Kashmir to a bustling religuous centre, the call of Mata Vaishno Devi has drawn and converted many a non-believer. Those who come as tourists leave as staunch followers singing her praises. This is the ultimate refuge of the helpless. The one place that answers your prayers. Where all dilemmas are resolved.
The holy cave shrine of Vaishno Devi is nestled in a beautiful recess of the Trikuta Mountains forming a part of the lower Himalayas. It is located 61 km north of Jammu at a height of 5,200 feet above the sea level in the state of Jammu and Kashmir. In the cave there are images of three deities viz. the Mahakali, Mahalakshmi and Mahasaraswati. The shrine is visited all through the year, but the path is difficult during the winters when the route is often blocked by snow-fall.
The YatraRoute : 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 03: Katra To Dharamshala By Surface (230 Km – 05 Hours)
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...
Phone: + 91 94 1808 6608
Travel from Jammu to Dharamshala
Day 04: Darshan Of Famous Shaktipeeth Mata Shree Chamunda Devi Temple, Mata Shree Brajeshwari Devi Temple
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 Tantricgoddesses, 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 morethan 500 years old.
Then visit Norbulingka Institute. This is famous for traditional Tibetan handicrafts. Norbulingka means “Jewel of Garden”.
Norbulingka Institute promotes the traditional arts and literary studies of Tibet. It was founded in 1988 as part of the the Department of Religion and Culture of the Central...
Norbulingka Institute PO Sidhpur (Nr Dharamsala) Distt Kangra HP 17605...
Phone: 91 1892 246405
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Day 05: Dharamshala To Chandigarh Enroute Darshan Mata Shree Jwala Ji Temple And Shaktipeeth Chintapurani Mata Ji Temple By Surface (236km Approx. – 6 To 7 Hours)
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.
JwalamukhiTemple : (The Flaming Goddess) recognized as one of the 51 Shaktipeeths of India, Jwalamukhi's Devi Temple, tended by the followers of Goraknath, is set against a cliff. The picturesque temple, built against a wooded spur, in the Indo-Sikh style, has a dome that was gilded by Mughal Emperor Akbar. An eternally burning flame that issues from a hollow rock in the sanctum is considered the manifestation of the goddess Devi.
Later visit Shaktipeeth Mata Sree Chintapurani Temple.
ChintapurniTemple : A winding road goes up to the temple dedicated to 'BhagwatiChinmastika' or Goddess 'Chintpurni' who grants all wishes.
Later proceed to Chandigarh for onward journey. Check into the hotel. Rest and relax!
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 06: Chandigarh To Haridwar (205 Km – 04 Hrs Approx)
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 Haridwar Ganga Aarti is held at Hari-ki-Pauri ghat. The name of this famous ghat literally means "Feet of the Lord". A footprint on a stone wall there is said to belong to...
Har Ki Pauri, Haridwar, Haridwar 249401, India
Phone: +91 7351173388
Travel from Chandigarh to Haridwar
Day 07: Haridwar - Rishikesh (24kms/1hr Approx)
Morning visit Haridwar Local Sight Seeing i.e 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 for night stay.
Triveni Ghat: A sacred bathing spot on the bank of the river Ganga where devotees take holy dips and offer prayers. Devotees bathe here with the belief that the water has the power to purify them. Triveni Ghat is also called because it is believed to be the confluence of the Ganga, the Yamuna and the legendary Saraswati river. It is an interesting place to be at dawn when people make offerings of milk to the river and feed the fish. After sunset, as a part of the Aarti ceremony, lamps are floated on the water and provide a spectacular view.
Maya Devi Temple, Haridwar is a Hindu temple dedicated to goddess Maya in the holy city of Haridwar of Uttarakhand state in India . It is believed that the heart and ...
Near Har ki Pauri, Haridwar, India
Travel from Haridwar to Rishikesh
Day 08: Rishikesh To Chandigarh / Ambala Cantt (210 Kms/ 4 Hr Approx.)
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.