Embark on a journey of life changing experience and achieve spiritual calmness through our 14 days and 13 nights 'Mark of Shiva' package. The package takes you to various enchanting locations and temples where Lord Shiva is revered by the devotees. Places like Delhi, Khajuraho and Varanasi are considered as the abode of Lord Shiva. The Lord Shiva temples in these places are situated in nature's lap perfect for the devotees seeking peace and enlightenment. To make most out of your tour, right planning and advice is required. Our expert representatives are here to lend you a helping hand and will take care of all your requirements from accommodation to commutation. Our especially designed package offers you a perfect opportunity to experience the magic of utmost devotion to Lord Shiva and enjoy a fulfilling.
Day 01: Delhi
Upon arrival at Delhi International airport meet with our company representative at the airport arrival lounge. After meet and greet we will transfer you to the hotel. Overnight stay at hotel.
Day 02: Delhi
After breakfast we will go for a full day temple tour of Delhi visiting Laxmi Narayan Temple, Hanuman Mandir, Gauri Shankar Temple, India Gate, Qutab Minar, Chattarpur Temple, Bahai Temple and Akshardham Temple.
Laxmi Narayan Temple: Laxmi Narayan Temple or Birla Mandir, is one of Delhi's major and oldest temples. The temple is dedicated to Goddess Laxmi, the goddess of prosperity and the lord Narayana, the preserver. The temple was built by the industrialist G.D. Birla in 1939 and inaugurated by Mahatma Gandhi, the father of nation.
Nowadays it is major tourist attraction for the people who comes to visit Delhi, and located in the west of Connaught Place.
Visiting hrs: 04:30am to 1:30pm and 02.30pm to 09.00pm.
Hanuman Mandir: Located at Baba Kharak Singh Marg in Connaught Place, is one of the oldest Hanuman Temple in India. It is believed that the temple was built by Raja Jai Singh around 1724 AD.
The Main Idol of Hanumana is facing south with holding a gada in his left hand and his right hand rests on his chest in veneration to the adjacent idols of Rama, Lakshmana and Sita. The deity Hanuman destroys all the evils with his Gada.
Gauri Shankar Temple: Located in Chandni Chowk, the Gauri Shankar temple is of 800 year old and dedicated to Goddess Gauri and lord Shiva.
The temple has an 800 year old brown Lingam (phallus stone) encased in a marble representation of a female organ. The Lingam is surrounded by snakes made up of silver and represents a cosmic pillar, the centre of universe or life. The temple was built by Apa Gangadhar in promised to Lord Shiva, As Apa Gangadhar injured in a battle and prayed to Lord Shiva for his survival. He survived against all odds and then build the temple. The best time to visit the temple is during the festive of Shivaratri.
Chattarpur Temple: The Chhatarpur Mandir, a Hindu temple is dedicated to goddess Katyayani. The temple was founded by Sant Shree Nagpal Ji in 1974. He was died in 1998 and his samadhi shrine lies in the premises of the Shiv-Gauri Nageshwar Mandir within the temple complex. The temple has been built in both south and north Indian style of temple architecture.
Bahai Temple: Bahai temple or Lotus temple is built in the shape of a lotus flower and is the last of seven Major Bahai's temples built around the world. The temple is made up of pure white marble. The architect of Lotus temple, Fariborz Sahba chose the lotus as the symbol common to Hinduism, Buddhism, Jainism and Islam. Lotus temple is the perfect place to meditate and enjoy the silence being in the bustling city of Delhi. It remains closed for visit on Monday.
Akshardham Temple: Having record of the world’s largest comprehensive Hindu Temple. Here once can visit the exhibitions center which features the incidents from the life of Swaminarayan in his teenage and the early history of India. The temple remains closed for visit on Monday.
Later in the evening transfer to the hotel for overnight stay.
Day 03: Delhi - Ajmer - Pushkar
Early morning transfer to the railway station to board the Shatabdi train for Ajmer. Upon arrival at Ajmer railway station meet with our representative and proceed to visit the Hazrat Khwaja Moinuddin Chishti Dargah of Sufi saint. The Dargah Khwaja Gharib Nawaz (R.A) has several tombs, buildings, Daalaans and courtyards are of Mughal architecture. It is believed that who visit Ajmer Sharif and pray with pure faith and loyalty will get fulfill his / her wishes.
The annual Urs commences with Flag Hoisting at Buland Darwaza on the appearance of the moon for the month of Rajab, there comes a change in daily routine which is generally held at the Holy Shrine.
Further we will leave for Pushkar. Upon arrival check into the hotel. In the evening we will lord Brahma temple for evening aarti. Return to hotel for overnight stay.
Day 04: Pushkar - Jaipur
Today we will visit the Brahma temple again for its morning aarti followed by a visit to the sacred Pushkar lake. Later return to hotel for breakfast.
After breakfast we will leave for Jaipur. Upon arrival check into the hotel. After fresh-n-up we will proceed for sightseeing tour of Jaipur visiting its massive forts, palaces and Temple. In Jaipur we will visit the City Palace, Palace of Winds, Natural observatory, Birla Temple etc. In the evening we will have an excursion to Amber fort.
Later return to hotel for overnight stay.
Day 05: Jaipur - Fatehpur Sikri - Agra
After a quick breakfast we will leave for Agra. En-route to Agra we will stop to visit Fatehpur Sikri, the Mosque built by Emperor Akbar in the memory of Sheikh Salim Chishti.
Further continue drive to Agra. Upon arrival check into the hotel.
After fresh-n-up we will visit the Agra fort, built by Akbar in 1565 as a military establishment. The Fort was made by red sandstone. During the reign of Shah Jahan it was partially converted into a palace.
Further we will visit the famous Taj Mahal at dusk. Taj Mahal was built by Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan as a memorial to his queen Mumtaz Mahal, made out of white marble took 22 years to complete (1630-1652 AD).
Evening return to hotel for overnight stay.
Day 06: Agra - Jhansi - Orchha - Khajuraho
Early in the morning we will transfer to the Agra railway station to board the Shatabdi train for Jhansi. Upon arrival at Jhansi railway station meet with our representative and leave for Khajuraho. En-route we will visit Orchha which boasts of its palaces and temples built by its Bundela rulers in the 16th and 17th century. Jahangir Mahal, a tiered palace crowned by graceful chhatris has a spectacular view of soaring temple spires and cenotaphs.
Further continue drive to Khajuraho. Upon arrival check into the hotel. Overnight stay at hotel.
Day 07: Khajuraho
Today we will have full day temple tour of Khajuraho visiting its Eastern & Western group of temples. These temples of Khajuraho were built by the Chandela kings between 950 AD and 1050 AD. Starting our tour with a visit to Eastern group of temples, including the most important temples like the Chausath Yogini Temple dedicated to Goddess Kali, The Mahadev Temple, Chitragupta or Bharatji Temple with a lovely image of 11 headed Vishnu, Vishvanath and Nandi Temples, Lakshmana Temple, Visha Temple of Shiva, which is the largest & most typical of temples.
Further we will visit the Eastern group of temples visiting the Parsvanath Temple - the only Jain Temple surviving at Khajuraho and has excellent sculptures on the outer walls of the Sanctum, the Javeri Temple dedicated to Vishnu. Here we will also visit the temples dedicated to lord Brahma, goddess Yamuna and lord Adinath.
Evening one can enjoy light and sound show (Optional). Overnight stay at hotel.
Day 08: Khajuraho - Varanasi
Morning at leisure. In the afternoon we will transfer to the airport to board the flight for Varanasi - the religious capital of Hindus since times immemorial and a place of devotion and worship with hundreds of temples doting the city.
Upon arrival at Varanasi airport meet with our representative and transfer to the hotel. Overnight stay at hotel.
Day 09: Varanasi
Morning boat cruise at the river Ganges to observe the way of life of pilgrims by the Ghats. Later we will have an excursion to Sarnath. It enjoys the extraordinary privilege of Lord Buddha delivering his first sermon after attaining enlightenment 2500 years ago. It is about 10 km from Varanasi and holds a number of Buddhist sites that include the famous Dhamekh Stupa, the seat of the holy 'Buddha'. You can also visit the ruins of Dharmarajika Stupa and Mulagandha Kuti Temple, where Lord Buddha is said to have rested and meditated while in Sarnath. The Ashoka Pillar built by the emperor Ashoka is a must see in Sarnath. The Lion Capital on top of this pillar is now the National Emblem of India and stands apart for its excellent artistry and carvings.
In the evening visit aarti darshan (light offering) at river bank. After aarti visit return to the hotel for dinner and overnight stay.
Day 10: Varanasi - Kathmandu
Morning transfer to the airport to board the flight for Kathmandu the capital of Nepal. The Kathmandu valley is the political and cultural heart of the Kingdom. The urban sprawl that makes up modern Kathmandu is in fact two cities, Patan and Kathmandu. Upon arrival check into the hotel. Overnight stay at hotel.
Day 11: Kathmandu
Today after breakfast we will proceed for temple tour of Kathmandu visiting the Pashupatinath temple a UNESCO world heritage sites. This is the place where holy sadhus pray and cremations on the Bagmati River are carried out. It is one of the most significant Hindu temple and oldest in Kathmandu. Pashupatinath Temple's existence dates back to 400 A.D. The richly-ornamented pagoda houses the sacred linga or holy symbol of Lord Shiva. Further we will visit the holiest shrine for the Buddhist culture in Nepal, the Boudhanath stupa, the UNESCO world heritage monument. The Buddhist stupa of Boudhanath Stupa is one of the largest in the world. The influx of large populations of refugees from Tibet has seen the construction of over 50 Tibetan Gompas around Boudhanath. This is the place where all devout Buddhists come for a pilgrimage. Later return to Kathmandu for overnight stay.
Day 12: Kathmandu
Morning after breakfast we will go for an excursion to Patan, also known as Lalitpur. The city of beauty is separated from Kathmandu by Bagmati River and is the second largest town in the valley. The city is fragmented from other cities due to its substantive architectural ancient masterpieces. Here we will visit the Patan's central Durbar Square which is absolutely packed with temples: It’s an architectural center point with a far greater concentration of temples per sq. meter than in Kathmandu or Bhaktapur. Within the city also lies the Tibetan refugee center, home to most of the valley's Tibetan population. While technically refugees, the Tibetans are some of the wealthiest people in the valley because of the carpet industry they operate. For those looking to bring home a fine Tibetan carpet, this is the place to shop.
While on our return we will visit the Swayambhunath the golden spire of the 5th century Swayambhu stupa is adorned with a colorful fluttering of prayer flags; it crowns a hill overlooking the Kathmandu Valley and offers fantastic views over the city of Kathmandu. Swayambhunath is one of the most recognizable symbols in Nepal and the painted eyes of Buddha watch all who ascend the worn stone steps.
Later transfer to the hotel for overnight stay.
Day 13: Kathmandu - Delhi
Morning free to enjoy some local shopping in Kathmandu. Later in the afternoon transfer to the international airport to board the flight for Delhi. Upon arrival meet with our representative and transfer to the hotel. Overnight stay at hotel.
Day 14: Delhi - Departure
Transfer to the international airport on time to board the flight for onward destination.