Overview: The temples are an abode of peace for those longing for relief; harmony and salvation. Famous among Hindus these temples attracts pilgrims from all over the country who seek the blessings of the Goddesses. Grand Fairs are also organized at respective temples fascinating the devotees in large numbers to these holistic destinations. Ambiance of the temples is an excellent venue for those who wish to meditate, pray and possess spiritual attainment.
|Duration||05 nights/06 days|
|Best Season||Throughout The Year|
|Maximum Altitude||2082 Metres|
On arrival at Jammu railway station / Airport pick up and get transferred to Katra situated in the foothills of the Trikuta Mountains, where the holy shrine of Mata Vaishno Devi is located. On arrival check-in at hotel. Overnight at hotel in Katra
After buffet breakfast start trek to the holy shrine. Vaishno Devi Ji resides in a Holy Cave located in the Trikuta hills. The shrine is a distance of approximately 14 kilometers (8.4 miles) from Katra. This trek requires a steep uphill climb upto Sanjichhat (around 3 Kms from Adkuwari) and then a downward climb for another 3 Kms till Bhawan. Vaishno Devi is an appearance of the Hindu Mother Goddess of MahaKali, MahaSaraswati and MahaLakshmi which is indicated to be nearly a million years old. After darshan, trek back to your hotel at Katra. Overnight at hotel in Katra.
Proceed to Dharamshala by road. Dharamshala also known a little Lahsa, is magnificently set to the background of the Dhauladhar Mountain range. The town has been the seat of his Holiness, the Dalai Lama, the leader of the Tibetans, since 1960. In the Evening stroll around Mcleodganj which is a charming Tibetan settlement. A giant prayer wheel ornaments the main street and in the monastery, a serene statue of the Lord Buddha presides over the gentle chanting of the monks. Also visit the Bhagsunag temple. Overnight at hotel in Dharamshala
After breakfast drive to Kangra enroute visiting Chamunda Devi temple which is the distinguished holy shrine of Goddess “Chamunda” who is the slayer of the demons Chanda and Mund. The Goddess is said to be the furious form of Durga who was granted the immense powers to kill the demons. The temple is positioned on the banks of Ban Ganga. After Darshan at Chamunda the journey continues to Brajeshwari Devi Temple. The temple also called as Kangra Devi is in the heart of the city amidst huge market hence easily approachable. This temple is believed to be more than 1000 years old. Sati’s charred breasts fell down at this part of Nagarkot village, making it a Sakthi Peeth. Late afternoon return back to Dharamshala. Overnight at hotel in Dharamshala
After breakfast continue your holy tour to Jwala Ji. According to mythology the half burnt tongue of Sati fell at this place, when Lord Vishnu cut through the corpse of Sati. No idol is placed in the temple and the flame is only worshipped which lights up naturally through rock as the manifestation of Goddess Jwalamukhi.
After Darshan continue to Chintpurni. Also known as Chinnamastika temple, it is here that the head of Sati fell here. Chinnamastika as the name suggests is the goddess without head. The temple is built in pyramid style of architecture where the image of Mata Chintpurni is placed in the form a pindi. In the Evening time you can join the Sandhya Aarti at the temple. Overnight stay at hotel in Chintpurni.
After breakfast drive to Chandigarh enroute visiting Naina Devi. Raja Bir Chand got this temple constructed in the 8th century. According to mythology her eyes fell at this place. Shri Naina Devi Temple is also known as Mahishapeeth because of defeat of demon Mahishasur by the Goddess. The Temple is located on a hilltop. The temple can also be reached by a cable car facility that moves pilgrims from the base of the hill all the way to the top. After darshan, continue towards Chandigarh. In time drop at Chandigarh Railway station or Airport for onwards journey. End of Services!!!