Pilgrimage to Kashi 6N/7D



PLACES COVERED: VARANASI – GAYA – KASHI - AYODYA



On arrival at Varanasi airport, placard pick up & transfer to the hotel. Afternoon proceed on a half day temple tour of Varanasi visiting Bharat Mata Mandir, Durga, Tulsi Manas, Sankat Mochan Temple and the new Vishwanath Temple. Followed by Ganga Aarti at Dasaswamedh Ghat and overnight at hotel.
Distance is about 255 kms / takes around 5 hr

Early morning proceed on a boat tour on River Ganges visiting all the bathing ghats followed by walk through the narrow lanes visiting the Golden Temple (old Vishwanath Temple) and Annapurna Devi Temple. In case you wish to perform some rituals/ pinda dana for your ancestors you may perform this morning.

Return to hotel for breakfast. After breakfast proceed to Bodh Gaya and check in at hotel. Evening visit Mahabodhi Temple and other sites of Buddhist importance. Overnight in the hotel at Bodhgaya.
Early in the morning proceed to Gaya, 14 kms from Bodhgaya and visit the Vishnupad temple and perform the rituals (pinda) for your ancestors. Later in the afternoon drive to Varanasi. On arrival check into the hotel. Overnight in the hotel.
Distance is about 120 kms / takes around 3 hr

Breakfast in the hotel and drive to Kashi / Allahabad. En route visit Vindhyachal Temple at Mirzapur. On arrival at Allahabad proceed to Sangam for a holi dip and later visit other places of religious and historical importance. Overnight stay in the hotel at Allahabad.
Distance is about 130 kms - one way/ takes around 3 hr .

After breakfast at hotel drive to Chitrakoot (Madhya Pradesh). According to Hindu Mythology Lord Rama, Sita and Lakshmana spent eleven and half years of their fourteen years of exile. Visit Ramghat, Kamadgiri, Bharat Milap, Janaki Kund, etc. Later return to Allahabad and overnight stay in the hotel at Allahabad.
Ayodhya is about 170 kms / Ayodhya to Lucknow is about 130 kms

After breakfast at hotel proceed to Ayodhya. On arrival visit to Rama Janmbhumi – the birth place of lord Rama and other temples. Later proceed to Lucknow. On arrival check into the hotel and overnight stay in Lucknow.
Distance is about 90 kms – one way

After breakfast at hotel proceed to Naimisaranya. The Mahabhrata was composed by Maharsi Vedavyas in this forest. A dip in the river Gomati at this spot is considered to be very sacred ritual. Later return to Lucknow and drop at Lucknow for onwards journey.
Early morning, after Temple Darshan trek down to Sonparyag. Later, drive to Rudraprayag via Guptkashi. Check in Hotel at Rudraprayag. Night Halt.

Rudraprayag: Rudraprayag is one of the PanchPrayag (five confluences) of Alaknanda River, the point of confluence of rivers Alaknanda and Mandakini. Kedarnath, a Hindu holy town is located 86 km from Rudraprayag. The famous man eating Leopard of Rudraprayag hunted and written about by Jim Corbett (hunter) dwelled here.
Drive to Badrinath via Joshimath. Check in Hotel. Later at evening visit Badrinath Temple for Aarti. Overnight stay.

Badrinath one of the ‘Four Dhams’ is one of the most celebrated pilgrimage spots of the country and is situated at an elevation of 3,133 meters, guarded on either side by the two mountain ranges known as Nar & Narayan with the towering Neelkanth Peak providing a splendid backdrop. This revered spot was once carpeted with wild berries. Thus the place got the name “Badri van”, meaning “forest of berries”.
Early morning, pilgrims after having a bath in the Taptkund have the Darshan of Badrivishal.

Brahamakapalis significant for PinddanShraddh of ancestors (Pitrus). There are other interesting sightseeing spot like Mana, Vyas Gufa, Maatamoorti, Charanpaduka, Bhimkund and the “Mukh” of the Saraswati River. Just within the three kms of Badrinathjee.
Drive to Rishikesh, the ‘place of sages’ is a celebrated spiritual town on the bank of Ganga and is surrounded by Shivalik range of the Himalayas on three sides.

Later visit Rishikesh Temples & Sight Seeing – LaxmanJhulla, Ram Jhulla, TriveniGhat, Bharat Mandir, Shivananda Ashram. At evening visit Ganga Aarti at Parmarth Ashram. Overnight stay.
Drive back to Delhi. On Arr. Delhi, transfer to Railway Station / Airport. Tour Terminate.


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