5 Himachal Devi Darshan
Duration : ( 11 Days / 10 Nights)
Major Temples to be Visited : Mansa Devi, Naina Devi, Chintpurni, Jwala Ji, Bagla Mukhi, Brajeshwari Devi, Chamunda Devi, Hadimba Devi, Kalka Ji, Raghunath Temple
Tourist Spots : Dalhousie, Khajjiar, Dharamshala, Mcleodganj, Manali, Shimla, Kufri, Solang Valley
Himachal Devi Darshan from Katra offers you a complete Five Devi Darshan with Dalhousie, Manali ,Khajjiar, Dharamshala and Shimla sightseeing. The tour covers Maa Mansa Devi, Naina Devi, Chintpurni Devi Temple, Jwala Ji, Chamunda Devi, Brajeshwari Devi, Kalka Ji, Hadimba Devi, Dalhousie, Khajjiar, Dharamshala and Manali. These destinations are home to some of the most revered shrines that hold religious importance and are visited by devotees from all across the world.
Five Devi Darshan Yatra from Katra with Dalhousie Manali Dharamshala & Shimla Sightseeing along with Khajjiar 10 Nights / 11 Days Package with accomodation & cab.
The tour itinerary of this beautifully crafted Five Devi Darshan from Katra with Dalhousie Manali and Dharamshala Package includes sightseeing and visit to Naina Devi, Chintpurni Devi, Bagla Mukhi, Jwala Ji, Brajeshwari Devi and Chamunda Devi temple along with Mansa Devi, Kalka Ji Temple. The package also includes private cab for transfers and sightseeing , meals as per itinerary. Some of the key attractions covered in this Five Devi Darshan Package from Katra are Dalhousie, Khajjiar, Dharamshala, Manali, Mcleodganj, Solang Valley, Shimla & Kufri.
5 Himachal Devi Darshan Itinerary
Day 1: Katra - Pathankot-Dalhousie Local
Our Devi Darshan expert Driver / Representative will pick your parents or you from Katra and later drive towards Dalhousie. The route followed will be Katra-Jammu-Pathankot-Dalhousie. The drive from Pathankot towards Dalhousie is very enchanting & you will be mesmerized by the magnificient views of RanjitSagar Lake.After driving for about 83 kms from Pathankot you will reach the beautiful hill station Dalhousie, located at a height of 9000 feet and rich in colonial architecture. On reaching Dalhousie, check in to your pre-booked hotel & relax.
In the evening you can browse through shops at Tibetan Market located near Gandhi Chowk of Dalhousie for souvenirs or stroll at The Mall .Overnight stay at hotel.
Distance from Katra to Dalhousie: 225 kms Approx| Journey Time: 5 hours 30 minutes
Day 2: Dalhousie - Khajjiar- Mcleodganj ( 6 Hours | 150 kms Journey)
Wake up fresh in the morning and have your scrumptious breakfast at the hotel.Post breakfast proceed for Khajjiar “The Mini Switzerland in India” and enjoy the lush green meadows surrounded by thick pine and cedar forests.Later visit the temple of Khajji Nag & Pandav tree near the temple which has six shoots of same height representing five Pandavas and their common wife Draupadi.Later
Later drive to Dharamshala and admire the mesmerizing scenery, the cool breeze and the verdant greenery sprinkled all around.In the evening after reaching Dharamshala(Mcleodganj) check in to your hotel & enjoy your sleep.
Day 3: Mcleodganj - Chamunda - Brajeshwari Devi - Bagla Mukhi- Jwala Ki - Chintpurni ( 4 Hours | Approx 100 Kms)
Post breakfast visit Dalai Lama's Temple, Mcleodganji Market, Church and then drive for about 50 minutes to reach Chamunda Devi dedicated to the wrathful form of Goddess Durga or Chamunda who in Hindu Mythology is the symbol of female power. The idol of Goddess Chamunda in the temple is considered so sacred that it is completely hidden beneath a red cloth and is kept so always. According to the legend Chamunda emerged from an eyebrow of Goddess Durga with an aim to kill demons Chanda and Munda. After that drive for about 26 kms to reach Bajreshwari Devi ( Kangra Devi). The main deity of this temple is Bajreshwari Devi who is also known as Vajrayogini or Nagarkot Dhaam . She is also the incarnation of Parvati, the Goddess or Aadi Maya on the Earth. It is one of the 51 Shaktipeeths of Devi Mata Ji.It is said to be built over the ashen and charred breasts of Goddess Sati. The sacred and holy shrine is known for its extreme wealth it has gathered overages.
Later we will drive towards Jwala Ji Temple situated at a distance of 33 kms. Jwala Devi is the presiding deity present in the form of flames. Due to this fact, the goddess is also referred as the 'Flaming Goddess'. As per the legends Jwala Ji Devi temple is also one of the 51 Shaktipeeths where the mouth or tongue of Devi Sati fell here at the time of self-sacrifice. Ever since, the Goddess occupied the place and she manifested in nine flames that are named as Mahakali, Annapurna, Chandi, Hinglaj, Vindhya Vasini, Mahalakshmi, Saraswati, Ambika and Anji Devi respectively.Seek the divine blessings from Jwala Mata Ji & spend some time visiting the nearby temples such as Gorakh Dibbi & Garbh Grih.It is said that centuries ago, a shephard saw the flames for the first time and Raja Bhumi Chandra, the ruler of the area had the original temple built. The Mughal Emperor Akbar installed a gold parasol and Maharaja Ranjit Singh had the dome gilded. Across the courtyard is Devi`s bed chamber and above the temple is the shrine of Baba Gorakhnath.
Late in the evening we will drive for about one hour from Jwala Ji to Chintpurni Temple situated at a distance of 33 kms. Night stay at hotel in Chintpurni.
Day 4: Chintpurni Darshan- Naina Devi Darshan-Mandi (Chhoti Kaashi ) Night stay
Check out from hotel and have darshan of Chintpurni Shaktipeeth, also known as Mata Shri Chhinnamastika Devi. Visit Garbha Griha & have darshan of Mata Ji.According to legend the head of Devi Sati fell at this place and is thus considered one of the most important of the 51 Shakti Peeths. The Goddess is depicted in a pindi (phallic) form at the temple & is also known as Shri Chhinnamastika Devi who takes away all the worries of her devotees. The term 'Chhinnamastika' means 'without the head'.
Later drive for about 3 Hours to reach Naina Devi Shatipeeth. The temple is actually located atop a hill, like any revered Devi shrine, and can be reached via a curvy road. A series of concrete stairs lead to the main shrine. A cable car facility is also available for better mobility of the pilgrims from the base point to the hill top. There is also a trekking route for the pilgrims to reach the summit of the hillock where the shrine of Naina Devi is located. The eyes of Devi Sati fall at this place. Later we will drive for about 3 hours to reach Chintpurni Shaktipeeth located at a distance of about 110 kms from Naina Devi Ji.
After darshan proceed for Mandi, night stay at hotel.
Day 5 :Mandi-Kasol-Manikaran Hot Water Springs & Gurudwara- Manali
In the morning we will drive to Manikaran(1760 m) located in the Parvati Valley along the banks of river Parvati. This small town is famous for its hot springs, temples & Gurudwara. The Hindus believe that Manu recreated human life in Manikaran after the flood, making it a sacred area. Later visit Gurudwara & Ram Mandir at Manikaran and also take dip in Hot Water Springs. The water cures skin ailments.
On way back from Manikaran visit Kasol-"Mini Israel in Himachal". Kasol is an ideal destination for backpackers, trekkers and nature enthusiasts due to its scenic valley, untouched mountains and great climate throughout the year. It is an important base for trekking towards SarPass, Yanker Pass, Pin Parbati Pass and Khiriganga. In the evening check in to your hotel at Manali for night stay.
Day 6: Manali- Solang Valley- Vashisht Temple- Hadimba Devi- Manali
The sixth day is most thrilling with a trip that helps you explore Rohtang Pass, Kothi Gorge, Marhi and Gulaba. You will love playing with snow at the very snowy Rohtang Pass.The name Rohtang means ‘ground of corpses’due to the number of people who lost their lives trying to cross it. The Rohtang Pass is on the Pir Panjal Mountain Range of the Himalayas and serves as gateway to the Lahaul-Spiti,Pangi valley & Leh region.It offers beautiful sights of glaciers, peaks, Lahaul Valley and the Chandra River. The twin peaks of Geypan are also visible from Rohtang. You will also visit the Solang Valley, locally known as Solang Nullah, renowned as the preferred location for adventure activities. If weather doesn't permits we will see the World's Highest Motorable Highway Tunnel - "The Atal Rohtang Tunnel." Later return to the hotel at Manali for the night stay.
Please Note: National Green Tribunal( NGT ) is allowing only limited vehicle to Rohtang pass per day.Rohtang pass trip is subject to availability of permit from the SDM Office Manali on the spot with additional cost.
Day 7 : Manali Local Sightseeing
Wake up fresh in the morning & enjoy your breakfast.Later proceed for Manali Sightseen & visit Hadimba Temple which is an ancient cave temple dedicated to Hadimba Devi, sister of Hadimb, who was a character in the Mahabharata.After seeking blessings from Hadimba Devi you will be visiting Vashist Hot springs and temple situated on the bank of Beas River that turns towards Rohtang. Taking a dip in this water is considered sacred by many. Later visit Van Vihar & Tibetan Monastery which serves as an important gathering place for Buddhists from Lahaul, Spiti, Kinnaur, Ladakh, Nepal and Tibet. Van Vihar is a is situated in front of the Tibetan market on Mall Road. In the lake located within the park, tourists can opt for boating. The park is adorned with big deodar trees. Evening is free for strolling on Mall Road and Shopping in local Market. Late in the evening drive back to hotel for night stay.
Day 8 : Manali- Vaishno Devi Temple - Raghunath Temple-Kullu- Hanogi Mata- Shimla
Check out from the hotel and drive for about 40 Kms to reach Vaishno Devi Temple at Kullu. Later we will visit Raghunathji Temple at Sultanpur Kullu. A long, low building behind the royal palace, this temple houses the idol of Raghunathji (a manifestation of Lord Rama), the presiding deity of Kullu. It is said that the king of Kullu Raja Jagat Singh brought the idol from Ayodhya. After darshan we will proceed for Shimla. On the way visit Hanogi Temple. In the evening check in to your pre-booked hotel at Shimla for night stay.
Distance from Manali to Shimla : 280 kms | Travel Time: 8 - 9 Hours
Day 9: Shimla sightseeing with Kufri
On day 9 of your Itinerary you will go for the sightseeing in the most romantic hill station of North India. Start your day with a tasty breakfast and then get ready to visit the major tourist attractions of Shimla, including Kufri, Himalayan Aviary, Jakhoo Temple, and Sankat Mochan Viewpoint.
If you enjoy walking, then you’ll definitely love Shimla. As its main street is an east-west pedestrian called ‘The Mall’. Here, you find you’ll find yourself in the middle of what looks like a traditional English town, with its little shops and larger buildings in Tudor, Victorian and Edwardian styles. It is an ideal spot for contemplating the sweeping views of the mountains and valleys. From here you’ll find every spot picture perfect. Ridge is crowned by Christ Church. The stately yellow edifice features tall, arched stained- glass windows surrounded by fresco and inside, tablets commemorate British officers and citizen’s of the colonial period. Then you’ll see Gaiety Theatre. The whole time you’ll be in Shimla you’ll feel like you are travelling to and fro between modern India and vintage England, an amazing experience to have. Head back for a quiet, intimate dinner and stay overnight at the hotel.
Day 10 : Shimla - Kalka Ji - Mansa Devi - Chandigarh
In the morning check-out from hotel. Then the final part of the adventure will begin. A drive back from Shimla to Chandigarh, which in itself is very exciting. On your return journey you will visit Kalka Devi Ji Temple dedicated to Godess Kaali. After darshan drive towards Mansa Devi Shaktipeeth. Seek blessings from Goddess Mansa Devi. Devotees horde this place to the tie a thread around the tree as it is believed that wishes of people come true by doing it. Later visit Sukhana Lake and after that check in to your hotel located near the City Centre, Chandigarh. You can do shopping at the famous Sector 22 Market.
Day 11 : Drop at airport / railway station
In the morning we will drop you at the airport or railway station.
Note: All our tours are customizable meaning if you also want to spend more days in Dev Bhumi Himachal, all you need to do is ask! The team at Tour Trip Mart.com would like to thank you for choosing to visit Devi Temples in Himachal with us.
Package can be customized from Ambala, Pathankot or Chandigarh according to your ease and train ticket availability.
1 Night stay at Dalhousie with breakfast.
1 Night stay at Mcleodganj with breakfast.
1 Night stay at Chintpurni without breakfast.
1 Night stay at Mandi without breakfast.
3 Nights stay at Manali with breakfast.
2 Nights stay at Shimla with breakfast.
1 Night stay at Chandigarh.
Visit to Mansa devi, Naina Devi, Chintpurni Devi, Jwala ji, Brajeshwari Devi (Kangra), Chamunda Devi, Bagla Mukhi, Hadimba Devi, Hanogi Mata, Raghunath Temple, Kalka Ji.
Dalhousie, Khajjiar, Dharamshala, Mcleodganj, Manali, Solang Valley sightseeing.
All transfers by private cab according to category chosen.
All driver allowances,toll,parking & fuel charges.
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