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Shiv Khori Yatra


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Shivkhori is a famous cave shrine of Hindus devoted to lord Shiva, situated in district Udhampur of Jammu and Kashmir state in India. In Udhampur district, there are many shrines such as Mata Vaishno Devi, Sudhmahadev, Pingla Mata, Mahamaya Chountra Mata, Merhada Mata, Baba Dhandar, Siad Baba.

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Shiv Khori is one of them located in village Ransoo of Pouni block in tehsil Reasi of the Udhampur district, which attracts lakhs of devotees in a year. Shiv Khori is situated in between the hillocks about 140 km north of Jammu, 120 km from Udhampur and 80 km from Katra.

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Buses and light vehicles go up to Ransoo, the base camp of pilgrimage surrounded by lush green mountains. People have to traverse about 3 km track on foot which is recently being constructed by the Shiv Khori Shrine Board, Ransoo duly headed by the District Development Commissioner,

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Udhampur as chairman and Sub Divisional Magistrate, Reasi as Member Secretary. 

About Cave 
Khori means cave ( Guffa ) and thus Shiv Khori denotes Shiva’s cave. The cave is a real wonder to be seen which according

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to the people is unending and believed to have led to Swami Amar Nath cave in Kashmir. As per assessment of local people, it measures nearly half a kilometer in length but Yatries are allowed to go only upto 130 meters. Rest part of the cave is still a mystery as no one could go further due to lack of oxygen.

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It is believed that some Sadhus who dared to go ahead never returned. The cave is in the shape of Lord Shiva’s Damroo i.e. wide at the two ends while very congested at the center. The width of the cave is so less at certain place that a person can barely crawl through whereas at places it over a hundred feet wide and quite high too.

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There are many features, which can be observed in the cave; however, the best of them is the natural water dripping from the top to the Shivlingum. 

The opening of cave is a mammonth hall of nearly 20 feet wide and 22 feet hight. It is nearly 80 feet in

Shiv khori

length. While entering into this mesmerizing hall one can see the natural depiction of gigantic snake like formation believe to be Sheshnag. Pigeons are also seen here like Amarnath cave. After crossing the narrow passage, yatry reaches in the main cave area where sanctum sanctorum is situated.

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The open part of cave has a four feet high naturally formed Shiv-lingam at the heart of the Sanctum Sanctorum. Just above the shivlingam a cow like formation is visible believe to be Kamdhenu and can be identified by her udders. The natural water dripping from nipples of udders on

Shiv khori Cave

the Shivlingum symbolizes the eternity of the holy river Ganga. It is believed that milk used to ooze out during old days but turned into water in Kaliyuga. 

To the left of Shivlingam Maa Parwati is sitting whose image can be identified by impression of her

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holy feet. Along the image of Maa Parwati, Gauri kund is also visible which is always full of holy water. Image of Kartikeya is also seen in left of Shivlingam. At nearly 2.5 feet above the Kartikeya , image of five headed Ganesha is clearly visible. To the right side of Shivlingam one can see Ramdarbar

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having images of Lord Ram, Lakhshman, Sita and Hanuman. The whole cave is abounds with a number of other natural images which have been described as images of 33 crores hindu deities and their vahanaas. The cave roof is etched with snake like formations, the

Shiva Lingam

water trickles through these in the cave. ‘ Three pronged lance ‘ ( Trishul ) ‘ Oum ‘ and ‘ Six Mouthed Sheshnaga ‘ ( Shkshthamukhi Sheshnag ) are seen on the roof of the cave.
The main part of cave roof has round cutting mark

scenic way to Shiv Khori from Katra

signifying construction of cave by Sudarshan Chakra of Lord Vishnu. In the second half of the main chamber Mahakali & Maha Sarswati is present. The potsherd of Mahakali is always full of holy water, which devotees use to sprinkle on themselves. Little above from the Mahakali, Panch –

Bridge during way of Shiv Khori

Pandava are present in natural rock form (pindies). Infront of the Mahakali on other wall of cave, natural rock image of Lord Shiva lieing down on floor is visible. A holy foot of Maa Kali is also visible on body of lord shiva. The whole environment inside the cave is so mesmerizing that a devotee feel himself

Lush Green Mountain

in abode of god’s place and whole nature appears turned spiritual.

Around Shiv Khori:
Dera Baha Banda Behadur
This place is a shrine of Baba Banda Bahadur, a famous Commander of Shri

Dera Baha Banda Behadur, Shiv Khori

Guru Govind Singh. It is situated on the bank of river Chenab near about 20 km away from Reasi. Thousands of devotees all over the State and neighboring States visits this holy Shrine Dera Baba Banda Bahadur throughout the year and especially on the

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occassion of Baishakhi, when a three day mela is also held here during the month of April. Number of Buses and other light vehicles are available from Reasi and Katra for this place. 

Aqhar Jitto
Aqhar Jitto, Shiv Khori

The Aghar Jitto is situated on Reasi Katra road about 6 kms from Katra and is a religious place where thousands of devotees irrespective of caste and creed or colour visits throughout the year. A 3 day fair is also held here during the month of June on

Peaks during winter season

the occasion of Jeshta Pvmitaa in the memory of Great revolutionary farmer Baba Jitto and his daughter Bua Kouri. Buses and other light vehicles can be haired from Katra and Reasi to reach this place. 

Nau Pindian 
Nau Pindia ia another pingrim stop  
Nau Pindian, Shiv Khori

situated quite on the Reasi Katra road about 8 kms away from Katra and 19 kms from Reasi. The Shrine is a naturally formed Nine Pindies symbolised the Nine Avtar of MahaShakti. Thousands of devetees especially the pilgrims of Shiv Khori visit this place throughout the year.

Dhansar Baba, Shiv Khori

Buses and other vehicles are available from Katra to reach this place.

Dhansar Baba 
This historic place is also situated on the Reasi-Katra about 10 kms from Katra and 17 kms from Reasi:, From the Main road one has to cover

Picturesque Mountain View - Shiv Khori

abovt 1 km distance by foot to reach this place. Thousands of devotees especially The shivKhoii devotees hailing from various parts of the country visit this place throughout the year. There is natural Shiv Lingam existing and droplets of water are automatically trapping on it. Buses and light vehicles can be had from Kata and Reasi to visit this place.

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Yamunotri Yatra 2010


Yamunotri Tour – The Ultimate Path to Salvation – Yamunotri, in the lap of the Tehri Garhwal region in Uttaranchal, is famous as the source of the river Yamuna. The river originates from the Champasar glacier near the Bandar Poonch and Shrikantha peaks. The Yamunotri temple is one of the main attractions here. Yamunotri also has a number of hot water springs and glaciers with medicinal properties.
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The common Hindu belief says that one must thank almighty in its varied fruitful forms and this is the reason even rivers are worshipped in India. It is a sweet gesture through which devotees express their gratitude towards God for availing optimum water. At Yamunotri one of such sacred rivers River Yamuna emerges in the form of a small streamlet.

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Situated at an altitude of about 3293 meters in the Garhwal Himalayas, Yamunotri is the seat of River Goddess Yamuna. Its sanctity has been ever escalating since it was added as one of the holy destinations of Chhota Char Dham pilgrimage. Yamunotri tour is a perfect way to explore the ethereal bliss of Himalayas and to bow the river deity who resides in the sacred shrine of Yamunotri.

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The tour to Yamunotri performed as a part of the pilgrimage is believed to be of the quality of cleansing the soul of all the sins.

The chief highlights of Yamunotri are the temple dedicated to Goddess Yamuna and the holy thermal springs of Janki Chatti. The temple constructed on the orders of Maharaja Pratap Shah is perched on the left bank of river Yamuna.

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Hindus has elevated the river to the stature of divine mother for it has played a significant role in nurturing and developing the surrounding populations.

On your Yamunotri tour packages you will trek up to high altitudes in Himalayas to reach the holy shrine of Goddess Yamuna. Reaching the main temple is a full day’s journey starting from the towns of Rishikesh, Haridwar or Dehradun and also involves a 13 kilometres of trek.

Yamunotri Tour

This trek begins at a small town of Hanuman Chatti from where a 6 kilometres of trek amidst lush valleys will take you to Janki Chatti. Keeping in mind the convenience of adult pilgrims and other disabled devotees here the services of horses, palanquin and ponies is also available for the trek.

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Setting on the trek from Hanuman Chatti to Yamunotri you will encounter natural splendour at its best.
This trek is particularly noticed for its breathtaking vistas and cascading waterfall. Two hot springs are situated at Yamunotri offering rejuvenating bath to the tired devotees at Gauri Kund. The pilgrimage is performed in between the months of May to November after Diwali festival during which the temple remains open at a stretch.

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The devout devotees can also choose to live here at the temple at the small ashrams and guest houses for a longer stay at the temple close to divinity.

The entire trek of the Yamunotri tour is very challenging for the elevation is very high and yet the enthusiastic pilgrims manage to scale them with their sheer will and the passion that they have in their heart to see the ultimate abode of their deity.

Char Dham Yatra 2010The sacred Char Dham Yatra is believed to be a very sacred entity which should be performed by all Hindus at least once in a lifetime. The visit to Yamunotri is however, not just known for its religious reasons, but now people also visit the region to explore another façade of divinity dissolved in the tranquility and beauty of Mother Nature. 

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Char Dham Yatra Package 2010


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Nestling in the lofty peaks are the four most holy pilgrimages of India -Yamunotri, Gangotri, Sri Kedarnathji and Sri Badrinathji, collectively referred to as the Char Dham ( or four pilgrimage centres) of Hinduism.
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Highlights : A Journey to the Inner World, Char Dham Yatra

Tour Duration: 12 Days / 11 Nights Ex Delhi (Yamunotri, Gangotri, Kedarnath & Badrinath)
About The Char Dham Yatra:
Nestling in the lofty peaks are the four most holy pilgrimages of India -Yamunotri, Gangotri, Sri Kedarnathji and Sri Badrinathji, collectively referred to as the Char Dham ( or four pilgrimage centres) of Hinduism.

Char Dham Yatra 2010

For centuries, saints and pilgrims, in their search for the divine, have walked these mystical vales known in ancient hindu scriptures as ‘Kedarkhand’. Char Dham Yatra 2010 – Detailed information about Char Dham Tour Packages in India for Kedarnath, Badrinath Yamunotri Gangotri Dham.

Day Wise Breakup
Char Dham Yatra

Day 1: Delhi – Haridwar (230 kms/6hrs)

Today we start our holy journey from Delhi reaching the Hari- dwar “Door to Vishnu”. Visit the Har ki Paudi, Ganga Mandir and the Haricharan Temple. Attend one of the most beautiful religious ceremony, an evening aarti at the Har Ki Paudi.
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Day 2: Haridwar – Barkot (220kms/7hr)

Today early in the morning post breakfast drive to Barkot. We enroute our visit through the beautiful landscapes of Dehradun and Mussoorie. Later drive to Barkot at an altitude of 1280 Mts a place with rich forests of pine and seasonal fruits like Apple and apricots.
Day 3 : Barkot – Yamunotri – Barkot
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Today we start our journey starting from Barkot to reach Phool Chatti via Janki Chatti and Hanuman Chatti. From here it is 9 Kms Trek to Yamunotri for which ponies, dandies and kandies are available. Near the temple there are three hot springs. The most important,

Surya Kund

Surya Kund, is a Tank full of boiling water into which rice and potatos are dipped to be cooked and taken as “prasad”. A bath in the Hot springs is very refreshing after a tedious walk. Workship the Divya Shila before workshipping the Deity. Later trek to Hanuman Chetti Later drive to barkot.

Day 4: Barkot – Uttarkashi (100kms/4hr)

Gomukh Gangotri

Today drive from Barkot to Uttarkashi an important pilgrimage centre, situated at an elevation of 1,150 mts. Located on the banks of River Bhagirathi. Some of the important Temples worth visiting are – Vishwanath Temple and Ekadash Rudra. Every year during the “Magh Mela” people visit Uttarkashi to take holy dip in Bhagirathi along with the image of their village deity.

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Day 5: Uttarkashi – Gangotri – Uttarkashi

We proceed to Gangotri (3048 mts) Where Ganga came down to earth. The picturesque pilgrimage of Gangotri where Ganga touched earth for the first time. The 18 th Century temple dedicated to the Goddess Ganga is an exquisite 20 ft. high structure made of white granite. After Gangotri Darshan we return to Uttarkashi.
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Day 6: Uttarkashi – Guptkashi (220kms/8hr)

Today our early morning drive takes us to Guptkashi. Guptkashi, The name was given to the place as it is said to be the hiding place of Lord shiva when he was unwilling to give darshan to pandavs. 46 Kms Off Kedarnath, Guptakashi is the shrine at a height of 1319 mtrs.
Day 7: Guptkashi – Kedarnath
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Today morning we drive to Gaurikund , from where we trek to Kedarnath (3584 mts) for which ponies, dandies and kandies are available. Amidst the dramatic mountanscapes of the majestic Kedarnath Range stands one of the twelve “Jyotirlingas” of Kadar ji or Lord Shiva. At an altitude of 3584 Mts. and on the head of river Mandakini, the shrine of Kedarnath is amongst the holiest pilgrimages for the Hindus. Stay at Kedarnath.

Char Dham YatraSpecial Instructions : Tour members should carry personal medicines, heavy woolen, tolietteries and clothes for an overnight halt at Kedarnath.

Day 8: Kedarnath – Pipalkoti
Today after breakfast, we trek down back to Gaurikund. We drive to Pipalkoti on our way we come across Three important Confluences – Rudraprayag, Karanprayag and Nandprayag respectively.

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Our drive takes us to Pipalkoti in the evening. Stay overnight at Pipalkoti.

Confluence of Alaknanda and Madakini rivers Rudraprayag.
Confluence of Alaknanda and Pinder rivers Karanprayag.
Confluence of Alaknanda and Mandakini rivers Nandprayag.
Day 9: Pipalkoti – Badrinath (80kms/4hr)
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An early morning drive from Pipalkoti takes us to Badrinath by the early afternoon. On our way we see the confluence of Alaknanda and Dhauliganga rivers at Vishnuprayag. Encircled by a beautiful valley, on the banks of holy river Alankanda. With the Neelakanth mountains as the backdrop, Badrinath Dham is one of the Holiest of the four shrines on the scared itinerary of every devour Hindu.

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After or before Darshan also visit the Mana villiage also considered to be the Last Indian Village before Tibet on this route. Nearby are – Vyas Gufa, Bhim Pul all forming an important part of the pilgrimage to Badrinathji. Stay overnight at Badrinath.

Day 10: Badrinath – Srinagar (150 kms/7hr)
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Early morning drive from Badrinath Ji will take us to Srinagar enroute via Joshimuth and Rudraprayag. Srinagar is an facinating old capital of Garhwal. It is an important cultural and Educational centre.




Day 11: Srinagar – Rishikesh (107kms/4hr)

Char Dham Yatra

Today we drive from Srinagar after a relaxed morning breakfast for Rishikesh. On our way we come across the confluence of Alaknanda and Bhagirathi rivers Deoprayag. Upon arrival check in and later in the afternoon visit Ram Jhula, Luxman Jhula, mandir and ashram. At evening enjoy Ganga Aarti at Triveni Ghat.

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Day 12: Rishikesh – Hardwar – Delhi (230kms/7hr)

Today we drive to New Delhi and enroute our journey with a stopover at Hardwar. Upon arrival drop at the railway Station/ Airport.

Chardham Yatra is the most popular spiritual yatra starting from April-May and continues till Oct-Nov every year in Uttarakhand India.This is the best time to visit Char Dhams and enjoy the scenic beauty of the environment and nature. It comprises of 4 destinations namely Yamunotri, Gangotri, Kedarnath and Badrinath.

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Thousands of pilgrims visit the shrines with a deep religious sentiment around the world each year. It is believe that going for a Chardham Yatra releases an individual from all sins.

As per official statistics of Uttarakhand Government it is expecting that more than 600,000 pilgrims will be visiting Chardham in 2010.

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Kailash Mansarovar Yatra- Reunite with Your Inner Self


Kailash Mansarovar Yatra
The country brimming with travel opportunities have long been known for its cultural and religious practices.  People of India, fondly given to religion and spirituality travel miles to reach the holy shrines of their deity in search of eternal bliss; these pilgrimage tours in India are also attempt to reunite with their inner soul.  The celestial abode of Lord Shiva, Mount Kailash is a sacred place for people of five faiths of the world, Kailash Mansarovar Yatra (tour) thus is a celebrated occasion frequented by people from both India and abroad. 
Kailash Mansarovar Yatra
A place endowing celestial bliss, Mount Kailash is the most significant peak in the world partially for its religious reasons and partially for it has never been climbed in deference to Buddhist and Hindu religions.
As per Hindu faith, the destroyer of evil and sorrow, Lord Shiva along with his wife Parvati resides at the peak of Mount Kailash where he sits in perpetual meditation.

Kailash Mansarovar Yatra

If Hindu mythology considers Mount Kailash as the spiritual centre of the world, the Jain devotees worship it for being the place of enlightenment of their first prophet.  The ancient religion of Bon claims its founder Shanrab to have descended from heaven at Mount Kailash.  For centuries pilgrims of various faiths have journeyed through this snow covered mountain ranges in quest of enlightenment and they all bow to the almighty in union here at Mount Kailash.  

Kailash Mansarovar Yatra

Kailash Mansarovar Yatra takes place every year in the months of May and June when out of thousands of applications a lucky few are selected for going on the pilgrimage.  The pilgrimage takes place in several batches and one has to first undergo a medical test to ensure person’s physical condition in good shape to be able to trek on an altitude of 20,000 feet above sea level.

Kailash Mansarovar Yatra

It is thus advisable to book for Kailash Mansarovar Yatra 2010 well in advance to brighten up the chances of being on this month long sacred journey.   The stunning snow clad mountains, peace and serenity of the high altitudes and the peace that surrounds transcends the pilgrims to the state of eternal ecstasy.  

Kailash Mansarovar Yatra

While on Kailash Mansarovar Yatra, vacationers can also visit other attractions nearby that would include a visit to Gauri Kund, a lake situated in close distance from Mount Kailash which is believed to be of celestial origin and a dip in it is considered very pious.  Also, a beautiful lake by the name of Mansarvoar Lake resides in the vicinity which is almost circular in shape with a circumference of 88 km and 90 meters of depth.

Kailash Mansarovar Yatra

The extreme cold weather conditions freezes the lake during winters and its pristine waters is believed to be blessed with healing properties.  Rakshash Tal is a 150 feet deep fresh water lake, known worldwide for being highest fresh water lake in the world.  

Kailash Mansarovar Yatra

As the common believe goes, Kailash Mansarovar Yatra is one that demolishes the sins and cleanses the soul of all follies.  Thus despite all hardships a large number of devotees and vacationers visit Mount Kailash in pursuit of eternal happiness. For more information you can Contact us at – 09717096542.



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Religion is one of the most significant entities of life in India; religion has been prevalent in the country since time immemorial. Diverse religions live in harmony and on their existence numerous cultures flourishes. People of various faiths believe in paying highest penance to attain salvation and thus these pilgrimage tours came into existence. 
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Devotees set on long journeys under highly challenging atmosphere to perform penance and ultimately attain salvation. India pilgrimage tours takes one to the holiest shrines of the almighty thereby getting one closer to that divine ambiance. For those desiring to set on a quest of spirituality or those wanting to see an off-beat route to the country these pilgrimage tours in India proves to be the best bet.
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Char Dham Comprising of four pilgrimage sites namely, Kedarnath, Badrinath, Gangotri and Yamunotri, Char Dham Yatra is considered one of the most pious pilgrimages of Hindus. Nestled in the soaring high Himalayas, a journey to these holy shrines is both challenging and soul stirring and thus is widely opted by devotees as well as tourists opting for India pilgrimage tour packages. The picturesque panorama surroundings and people chanting names of their deity together all creates an atmosphere of divinity that has the quality of cleansing all the malice of the soul and provides great peace.
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Kailash Mansarovar Yatra The Himalayan region mostly secluded and even inaccessible at many regions has retained its purity and has well preserved its pilgrimage sites and is thus rightly called “Land of Gods”. As per Hindu faith, destroyer of evil and sorrow, Lord Shiva once resided at a cave of Mount Kailash where he narrated the entire story of creation of the universe to his wife Goddess Parvati. A journey to Kailash Mansarovar also regarded pious by other faiths is thus considered one that demolishes evil and is capable of blessing the pilgrim with ultimate ecstasy.
The Bodhi Tree, Buddhist Pilgrimage
Buddhist Pilgrimage Sites Three of the sites in India related to the life of Lord Buddha are major Buddhist pilgrimage sites. Devotees of Buddhist faiths participate in the long journey of great moral value which takes them to these pilgrimage sites. Buddhist pilgrimage tours in India takes the devotees to the sites of Bodhgaya in Bihar which is the site where Buddha attained enlightenment, Sarnath in Uttar Pradesh where he preached his first sermon and Kushinagar in Uttar Pradesh where Lord Buddha had attained Mahaparinirvana.
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Rameswaram Temple in Tamil Nadu The journey to Rameshwaram temple is an important pilgrimage for Hindus. One of the Jyotirlingas (shrine of Lord Shiva where the deity is believed to reside) Rameswaram temple is a beautiful example of rich South Indian architecture. As the legend goes, Lord Rama along with his wife and brother had first installed a Shivlinga and worshiped it here at Rameswaram.
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These India pilgrimage tours through challenging terrain and uncertain climate are adventurous for tourists and are enlightening for those with a little spiritual bend of mind. The devotees performing tiring penance in the name of their lord and the ultimate darshan (beholding of the deity) in a dazzling sanctum. For more information you can Contact us at 09717096542.

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Vaishno Devi Yatra – 3 Days Packages


Vaishno Devi Yatra – 3 Days Packages

Beautiful Maa Vaishno Devi Hills in Night


Tour Details: Vaishno Devi shrine is nestled on the top of Trikuta Hills, 61 Kms north of Jammu. Mahakali, Mahalakshmi and Mahasarasvati the three forms of the mother goddess – are at the end of 30 meters long cave. This cave is just one and a half meters high.

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Highlights: The shrine of Vaishno Devi is approached from Katra, which is 13 KM from the shrine and is the base for the pilgrimage. Every year lakhs of people visit Vaishno Devi.

Best Time to Go: The Vaishno Devi shrine is visited all through the year, but it is advised that yatra would be bit difficult in peak winters due to snowfall.

Vaishno Devi Entrance

Important Note: To go on Vaishno devi yatra, you required to registered at the Yatra Registration Counter at the Tourism Reception Centre located at the Katra Bus Stand. The Yatra Slip is free but mandatory to commence the Yatra.

Day Wise Breakup

Trikuta mountain

Day 1
* Leave for Jammu from Delhi Airport
* Arrive Jammu, transfer by AC Car to Katra
* Check in at hotel
* Relax at hotel/ free for Katra sightseing

Day 2

* Depart early for visit to Vaishno Devi Shrine

* Return to Katra after darshan of Vaishno Devi shrine
* Relax & overnight at hotel

Day 3
* After breakfast, checkout from Hotel
* Leave Katra for Jammu
* Arrive Jammu, go for sightseing

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* Arrive at Jammu Airport in time for flight
* Arrival at Delhi

Optional Inclusions

Include a trip to Patnitop (85 kms from Katra), a small yet amazing hill station.
Accessibility to Vaishno Devi pilgrimage
By air – The nearest airport is at Jammu (48 km from Katra),
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The Yatra begins at Katra and pilgrims have to cover 13 km. of terrain on foot to reach the Darbar. One kilometer away from Katra, you would find Banganga, place where Mata quenched her thirst and at 6 km., the holy cave at Adhkawari.
Yatris are advised to obtain a yatra slip only from the Yatra Registration Counter at the Tourism Reception Centre, Katra Bus Stand and nowhere els.e. Without an authentic yatra slip, crossing of Banganga checkpost will not be allowed. The Yatra Slip is absolutely free but is necessary to commence the Yatra.

Vaishno Devi

You can obtain caps, canvas shoes, sticks etc. on hire for the Yatra. Pithus (people who carry weight on their backs) can be hired for carrying your luggage.
Those who have problems in climbing on the mountains, can hire the services of a pony or dandi (palenquin). Pithus can be hired for carrying the children on shoulders. It is advised that you should avail of the services of only registered people be it the pithu, pony or the dandiwalla and keep his token for the period he is engaged.

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The entire 13 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. Yatris are requested to keep the path clean.
Shelter cum sheds and shelter cum cafeterias are setup throughout the route. Pure vegetarian food is available at these outlets. Price charts are exhibited at all these outlets prominently.

Vaishno Devi

Drinking water has been made available all along the route, with water coolers and storage facilities.
Public utilities with automatic flushing systems along the track and at the Bhawan.

After 6 km. of trekking, you would reach Adhkawari, the holy cave where Mata meditated for nine months. Do visit the cave.
After 9.5 km., you would reach Sanji Chhat where you can rest for sometime. Accommodation is also available at this place. Bhawan is just 3.5 km. away.

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On reaching Bhawan, show your Yatra Slip at the Registration Office and obtain the Batch no. provided on the slip. This number is important as it will determine your place in the queue for darshan.

On reaching Bhawan, have a bath and change your clothes. Be sure to get your luggage and leather items booked in the cloak rooms and obtain the receipt. Book the valuables separately and obtain the receipt.
You can also get blankets on refundable deposit for Rs.100.

Vaishno Devi

Buy Prasad, Chunri and Coconuts from the shops situated at the entrance of the Bhawan.

Appropriate Season

The shrine is visited all through the year, but the path is difficult during the winters due to snowfall.

Location
Mata’s cave shrine is nestled in the mighty Trikuta mountain 61 kilometres north of Jammu at a height of 5,200 feet above the sea level in the state of Jammu and Kashmir, India.

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Access

Airway :

Nearest airport – Jammu (48 km from Katra)
Daily Flights are available from Delhi and Srinagar. These flights (Indian Airlines) connect Chandigarh & Amritsar on some days of the week.

Railway :
Nearest Railway Station – Jammu By rail, Jammu is directly connected cities like Calcutta, Delhi and Kanyakumari. Besides, it is connected with other major cities of the country.

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Roadways :

Jammu is the terminus of a large number of Inter State Bus Services.
Jammu to Katra :

Buses leave for Katra every 10 minutes from the main bus stand at Jammu between 5.30 am to 8.30 pm. During rush periods, additional buses are also pressed into service between Jammu and Katra.
Private Taxis are also available for hire between Jammu and Katra. These can be hired from Jammu Airport, Jammu Railway Station and the Tourist Reception Centre at Jammu.

Vaishno Devi Yatra


Stay Options
Jammu
Yatri Niwas managed by the Shrine Board. Various private hotels, the room rent ranging from Rs.300/- per day to Rs.3000/- per day.
Katra
Yatri Niwas managed by the Shrine Board, Rest Houses maintained by the Jammu and Kashmir Tourism Department, other hotels.

Vaishno Devi

Sarais, managed by the Shrine Board offer free accomodation at Adhkawari, Sanjichhat and Darbar. Dharamshala, run by various organisations offer reasonable accommodation to the pilgrims. Yatris are however advised to keep themselves away from touts promising free Dharamshala accomodation.
************************Maa Vaishno Devi Bhajan************************

Vaishno Devi Yatra

Saanchi jyotaan waali mata, teri jai-jai kaar -2.
Toone mujhe bulaayaa Sheraawaaliye, main aaya main aaya Sheraawaliye
O Jyotaanwaaliye, Pahadaanwaaliye, O Mehraanwaaliye || Toone ||

Saara jag hai, ek banjara, sabki manzil tera dwaara,
Oonche parvat lamba rasta -2, par main na rah paya Sheraawaaliye |
Main aaya main aaya Sheraawaliye ||

Vaishno Devi

Soone man mein jal gai baati, tere path mein mil gaye saathi,
Toone sabko darshan dekar -2, apne gale lagaya Sheraawaaliye |
Main aaya main aaya Sheraawaliye ||
Kaun hai raja, kaun bhikari, ek barabar tere saare pujari,
Munh kholun kya tujh se maangun -2, bin maange sab paaya Sheraawaaliye |
Main aaya main aaya Sheraawaliye ||

Vaishno Devi Yatra

Vaishno Devi Bhajan
Prem se bolo jai mata ki, saare bolo jai mata ki
Ho chalo yatra karne bhagton chalo chalen,
parvat parvat chadte jao, jai mata ki kehte jaao,
maa ke darshan karne bhakton chalo chalen… chalo yatra karne…

Ye Vaishno Maa ke dwara hai, yahan behti jal ki dhara hai – 2,
Ye teen pindiyon ka mandir hai, jo teen lok se nyara hai -2,
Yahan mile kinara doobe ko-2,
Bhavsagar se tarne bhakton chalo chalen… chalo yatra karne…

Jagdani mata Chamunda ke charnon ka mil ke dhyan dharo,
kalyan ho jaaye paapon se kalyani ke gungaan karo-2,
Maharani Kaangre wali ki…
Sab mil ke haajri bharne bhakton chalo chalen… chalo yatra karne…

Vaishno Devi

Maa Ambe mata jwala ki sadiyon se pooja hoti hai -2,
Mansa Devi bhakton ki har mansa poori karti hai,
Jo bina tel ki jalti hai, ye maa shakti ki jyoti hai -2,
Maa Chintapoorni ke dar pe,
Sab man ki chinta harne bhakton chalo chalen… chalo yatra karne…

Maa Mansa Devi bhakton ki har mansa poori karti hai,
Maharani Kalka rani ye sankat aur vipda harti hai,
Bhakton ke phal aur phoolon se…
Ye jeevan jholi bharne bhakton chalo chalen… chalo yatra karne…

Stuti

Sun meri devi parvat vasini, tera paar na paaya ||
Paan supari dhwaja nariyal, le teri bhent chadhaya ||
Suwa choli tere ang viraje, kesar tilak lagaya ||
Nange paanv tere akbar aakar, sone ka chhatra chadhaya ||
Oonche parvat bana devalay, neeche shahar basaya ||
Satyug, treta, dwapar madhye kaliyug raj sawaya ||
Dhoop, deep, naivedya, aarti mohan bhog lagaya ||
Dhyanu bhakt maiya tera gun gaave manvaanchhit phal paaya ||



Vaishno Devi Tour Packages
PKG.TYPE —————– PACKAGE COST
Ex-Jammu Deluxe ————– Rs. 7,999/- Per person
Ex-Jammu Luxury ————– Rs. 8,888/- Per person
Includes :-
* Welcome drink on arrival
* Airport Tranfers by A/c Car from Jammu to Katra
* Accommodation in 4 Star hotel in Katra including breakfast
* Return Helicopter Ticket From Katra Heliped- Sanjhichat
* Courtesy Pick up drop from Hotel – Katra Helipad
* Daily buffet breakfast & one major meal with Luxury Hotels
* All Meals package with Deluxe hotels. For more information you can Contact us at 09717096542.


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Maha Kumbh Haridwar 2010


Maha Kumbh Haridwar 2010

Haridwar: Haridwar, literally means ‘The gateway to the Gods’. It’s the place where the river Ganga descends to the plain. A Gateway to the four pilgrimage of Uttarakhand, Haridwar is variously mentioned as Mayapuri, Gangadwar, Mokhsadwar in the ancient Hindu scriptures and epics.
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A major Shaktipeeth from time immemorial, the place is believed to have both sanctified by the powerful trinity of Hindu mythology – Brahma, Vishnu and Mahesh.

This is why the place has been a ever-refreshing mystic venue for the purification of the mind, body and soul.

Maha Kumbh Haridwar 2010

The Kumbha Mela, happening once every 12 years and the Ardha Kumbha Mela (Coming once every six years) are big draws.

One of the oldest living cities, Haridwar has been in people’s mind from the period of Buddha to the British advent and now even in the 21st century.

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Besides being a religious place, it has served as the center for learning arts, science and culture. It’s unique Gurukul school of traditional education, scenic beauty, lush greenery (full with Ayurvedic medicines and herbal remedies, give the place a unique charm and flavor. For the wildlife lovers, the Rajaji National Park is a must among the solemn centers in a Travelmasti discoverer’s itinerary of Uttaranchal.
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The Kumbh Mela which happens to be the biggest gathering in history, attracting 70 million pilgrims is an once-in-a-lifetime experience for the lucky ones is going to take place in 2010!
Come and join the world’s largest act of faith with
Himalayan EDGE in Haridwar

Hotels —————– Room Type —————– Package Cost
Hotel Sun ————– Super Deluxe Room ——– Rs.16,999/-
Khanna Palace ——– Deluxe Room —————- Rs.12,999/-
Maha Kumbh Haridwar 2010

Inclusions:
Welcome drink on arrival (non alcoholic)
• 2Nights/ 3 Days Package
• Accommodation for a couple in Deluxe / Super Dlx room
• Assistance from Railway Station or Mela Parking Place
• Buffet Breakfast
• 2 Kids below 5 years complimentary in parents room without extra bed
• Lecture by Swami Yogi Buddhi Prakash on Hindusium and Maha Kumbh(For Groups Only) • Half day tour with our specialist Guide
• All taxes. For more information you can Contact us at 09717096542.

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kailash Mansarovar Yatra By Helicopter


Kailash Mansarovar Yatra 2010


Tour Details: Kailash Mansarovar Yatra By Helicopter – 11 Days
Highlights: It gives us divine pleasure in facilitating the pilgrimage of the all-faithful “Shiv-Bhakts” to Kailash Manas Sarovar.
Day Wise Breakup

Day 1 : Arrival in Kathmandu and transfer to the hotel.

Kailash Mansarovar Yatra 2010

Day 2 : Morning sightseeing tour of Pashupatinath darshan and afternoon fly to Nepal Gunj.
Day 3 : Early morning fly to Hilsa by Helicopter and trek half and hour to reach border and drive to Taklakote.
Day 4 : Day rest in Taklakote for acclimatization.

Day 5 : Early morning drive to Mansarovar for religious Pooja-Hawan etc. and continue drive to Darchen.

Day 6 : After breakfast, drive to Tarbnoche and start trek for Kailash Parikarama to Diraphuk (16,500 ft) 12 kms, light lunch on the way. Dinner and overnight at the camp.

Kailash Mansarovar Yatra 2010

Day 7 : Today, trek up to the 18,600 ft. (Dolmala pass). Dinner and overnight at the camp.

Day 8 : After breakfast we trek around 6 kms and will reach to the point where the jeep will be waiting for drive to Darchen. After lunch proceed to Lake Mansarovar. Parikrama of Lake Mansarovar, dinner and overnight at camp.

Day 9 : In the morning, attend religious pooja-hawan etc. In the afternoon drive to Taklakote.

Day 10 : Drive to border, trek to Hilsa and fly to Nepal Gunj by helicopter and then to Kathmandu.

Day 11 : Departure.
Package Cost : Rs. 1,60,000/- Per Pax

Kailash Mansarovar Yatra 2010

Package Include :-
• 5 star Hotel accommodation with all meals (Veg.) in Nepal • Airport transfers • Sightseeing tours of Kathmandu • Accommodation at best available lodges & camping during Kailash Yatra with all meals (Veg.) • Services of Sherpa staff, cook and helpers, dining tents & toilet tents • Services of our trekking staff and camping / trekking equipment including medical first aid kit and other life saving devices • Transportation by 4500 CC Japanese Toyota land cruiser -4 persons in each land cruiser • Support truck, permit to travel Kailash area and Tibet/ Chinese visa fees • Oxygen cylinder in each jeep and air compressor bag • English speaking Guide

Kailash Mansarovar Yatra 2010

Package Does Not Include :-
• Yak/ Pony charges during Parikrama • All extra arrangements if itinerary is disturbed by any natural or political activities including evacuation , personal expenses.
Notes:
1) Last date of application for Kailash Mansarovar shall be 30 Days prior to the date of Travel; 2) 5 Days prior to the date of Departure passports need to be send to the Delhi Office for Visa purpose; 3) Accommodations in Nyalam, Paryang, Mansarovar are standard with very basic Toilet facilities. 4) Rs. 500/- & 1000/- are not valid in Nepal and Tibet.

Kailash Mansarovar Yatra 2010

5) Best available hotels / lodges in Tibet. (Yak & Yeti or similar in Kathmandu, Zhangmu Hotel in Zhangmu, Shishapangma in Nyalam, Saga Hotel or Jialin in Saga, Parmath in Paryang, Mud House in Hor Qu, Manasarovar, Manasarovar Hotel or Sun & Moon in Darchen, Parmath Guest House in Diraphuk, Ashram accommodation in Zuthulphuk) 6) Single Supplement means single rooms in Nepal only. Please note that in Tibet it can be triple or quad sharing accommodation. 7) If the above dates are not suitable or you prefer a private tour, this can be arranged. 8) Rates are subject to change without prior notice 9) Also during the monsoon season the Arniko Highway linking Nepal-Tibet border is often disrupted by landslides. In such an eventuality any additional porter or transport charges incurred as such, will be borne by clients’ themselves 10) All departure dates are ex – Kathmandu 11) All prices quoted are valid for the year whole year 2010.

Kailash Mansarovar Yatra 2010

Highlights: Using latest 4500 cc land Cruisers, 4 passengers in each Cruiser, All accommodation in Lodge except 3 Days, Pure vegetarian hot meals, Services of highly experienced and motivated team.
How to book:
To make the reservation for the tour we shall need the following:
1) Passport details; Two passport size photographs
2) Rs. 10,000/- advance (Non-refundable)
3) Doctors certificate for Visa and medical fitness
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Amarnath Yatra – Travel Guide


Amarnath Yatra 2010

The Amarnath Yatra is organised every year by the J &K Govt. during the month of sharavan ( July and August); the dates however , vary every year looking at the weather conditions and according to Purnima (Raksha Bandhan) in the month of Sharavan (Vikrama Samwat).

Amarnath Yatra 2010

Yatra to Baba Amarnath Holy Cave for which one has to trek a height of about 14,500 ft is full of thrill and joy .The feeling of divine which is always beneath ones’ heart , burst out and one realises ‘Moksha’ as one attends the Cave and perform the prayer before the Shivlinga .

Surrounded by beautiful valleys, mountains , one will always feel His presence on the paradise of the earth, the memory of which hardly vanishes with time A journey which will rediscover the nature and its love which is always inside but one has never felt.

Amarnath Yatra 2010

Amarnath Climate
The climatic conditions are very uncertain . Rain or snowfall may take place at any time or place during the Yatra . It is to be particularly noted that abrupt changes in temperature might occur . Sunny weather may turn into rain / snow fall in a short time . The temperature may fall upto -5 degree C .

Amarnath Yatra 2010

Amarnath Location

Situated in a narrow gorge at the farther end of the Lidder Valley, Amarnath Holy Cave stands at 3,888 mtrs. and is 363 kms. from Jammu Via Pahalgam and about 414 kms. from Jammu Via Baltal.

Amarnath Yatra 2010

How To Reach Amarnath
Amarnath by Air: The nearest aerodrome is Srinagar. Srinagar is a beautiful valley having world famous sights to see, such as Dal Lake, Nagina Lake, Shankaracharya Temple, Mughal Gardens and what not. It is the most sought after tourist place. It is also known as “Paradise on earth”. Srinagar is summer capital of Jammu & Kashmir. There are daily flights to Srinagar from Delhi and Jammu. On some week days flights also pickup passengers from Chandigarh and Amritsar

Amarnath Yatra 2010

Amarnath by Rail: Jammu is the nearest Railway Station . Jammu is winter Capital of Jammu & Kashmir. Jammu is a beautiful city and is also known as “CITY OF TEMPLES”. One may visit old temples such as Raghunath Temple , Mahadev Mandir and other temples . It is well connected with all stations of India.
Amarnath by Road: Jammu and Srinagar are also connected through road. Buses and Taxies are also available for this part of the journey .These can be hired on daily as well as full tour basis. For more information you can Contact us at 09717096542.

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