|DURATION||06 NIGHTS / 07 DAYS|
|DESTINATION COVERED||DELHI – CHANDIGARH – MANSA – KANGRA – DHARAMSHALA – KATRA – AMRITSAR – DELHI|
During the Autumn season the festival of Navratri is celebrated on a grand scale, in different parts of India. Navaratri means nine nights and according to the Hindu mythology, there are nine manifestations of goddess Durga. It is considered really sanctified to make a pilgrimage tour to the Himachal Pradesh, home to several Devi temples. The 06 nights & 07 days Mata Darshan Yatra North India gives you an opportunity to embark on a religious tour during the auspicious time of the year. The tour takes you to the holy temples within a short span of time. Get to cover the nine main abodes of the Shakti Devi Seven in the state of Himachal, one in Jammu and the other one while starting the journey in Chandigarh. The main temples are: Mata Mansa Devi Temple, Chintpurni, Naina Devi Temple, Chamunda Devi Temple, Mata Jwala ji Temple, Brijeshwari Temple, Sheetla Devi Temple, and Vaishno Devi Temple. Embark on this tour to seek inner peace.
|NOTE||This is just a suggested itinerary indicative of what could be possible. We tailor holidays for your specific needs. Contact us if you want modifications so that we could tailor a holiday to suit your need for an unforgettable India tour.|
|Enjoy sightseeing at Chandigarh.|
|Seek blessings at Sheetla Devi Temple.|
|Enjoy sightseeing at Dharamshala|
|Visit to the Vaishno Devi Shrine.|
|Explore the attractions in Amritsar.|
DAY 01 : DELHI – CHANDIGARH via MANSA DEVI TEMPLE
On reaching Delhi, start driving to Chandigarh. En-route visit to Mata Mansa Devi (Panchkula) Mandir that is located near Mani Majra.
The temple holds immense religious importance among the Hindus and devotees from all across the county visit to seek the blessings of Maa Mansa. After Darshan at the temple, leave for Chandigarh.
On arrival, check-in at the hotel. Enjoy sightseeing at the popular attractions of Chandigarh like Sukhana Lake, Rock Garden and Tower of Shadows.
Stay overnight at the hotel.
DAY 02 : CHANDIGARH – NAINA DEVI – CHINTPURNI – SHEETLA DEVI – KANGRA
This morning, start driving to Naina devi Temple (Bilaspur). You can travel through the cable car that takes you right to the hill top where the temple is located. Naina Devi Temple is one of the most important places of worship in Himachal Pradesh.
The temple is one of the 51 Shaktipeethas where the eyes of Sati fell down. From Naina Devi Temple, start driving to Sheetla Devi Temple which is dedicated to Mata Sheetla Devi.
The temple is also known as a ‘Shakti Peeth’. Chintpurni Temple, located in Una district is a revered temple where it is believed that every wish asked from a true heart is fulfilled.
Stay overnight in hotel.
DAY 03 : KANGRA – JWALA JI – BHAGULA MUKHI – KANGRA DEVI – MATA KAPAL PATHRI / MATA KANGRA JI – MATA JAWALA JI
Start driving to Dharamshala in this morning. On reaching, check-in at your pre-booked hotel. Begin the day with Darshan at Mata Jwala ji Temple which is dedicated to Goddess Jwalamukhi.
The temple is believed to have nine permanent flames that have been named after goddesses Mahakali, Unpurna, Chandi, Hinglaj, Bindhya Basni, Maha Lakshmi, Saraswati, Ambika and Anji Devi.
Later, go to seek blessings of Maa Bhagula Mukhi who is known to be the source of every knowledge of the universe.
Also visit the Kangra Devi Temple where some parts of Sati fell. Maa Kangra is worshipped in the temple in the form of a ‘pindi’.
Spend the rest of the day at leisure. Stay overnight in hotel at Kangra.
DAY 04 : KANGRA – CHAMUNDA DEVI – DHARAMSHALA – DALAI LAMA MONASTERY
Leave for Chamunda Devi Mandir in the morning. Also known as Chamundi, Chamunda Devi is one of the seven mother goddesses.
People from all over visit the temple to seek the blessings of Maa Chamunda. In the afternoon, go for a sightseeing tour of Dharamshala and visit attractions like Dalai Lama Monastery and Bhagsu Nag temple.
Stay overnight in hotel.
DAY 05 : DHARAMSHALA – KATRA
This day, start driving towards Katra via Jammu. On reaching, check-in at the hotel. The day is free to spend at leisure.
You can explore the local places of Katra.
Return back and stay overnight in hotel.
DAY 06 : KATRA VAISHNO DEVI
This day is dedicated to Vaishno Devi Darshan. Start trekking to the Vaishno Devi Shrine early in the morning.
Vaishno Devi Temple is one of the most sacred Hindu Temples in India.
Maa Vaishno Devi, also called Mata Rani is considered a manifestation of Mother Goddess. It is believed that no prayer goes unanswered from the abode of Maa Vaishno.
After Darshan at the temple, trek return back to Katra and stay overnight in hotel.
DAY 07 : KATRA – AMRITSAR – AMRITSAR – DELHI
After breakfast, checkout from the hotel. On the way visit Harmandir Sahib, also known as the Golden Temple.
Also visit the popular Jallianwala Bagh, a historical area that commemorates the massacre commissioned by General Dyer during the British Rule.
Later, drop at Delhi airport or railway station and carry on with your onward journey.