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Jyotirlinga : Jyotirlinga are set of 12 Shiva Temples spread all over India and considered holiest for Shiva devotees.

1)  Trimbakeshwar near Nashik, Bhimashankar, Off Pune and Grineshwar near Ellora caves are three temples in Maharashtra. To add to this there is also        Nagnath at Aundha and Parli Baidyanath that are considered by many one of the Jyotirlingas.

2)  Somnath at Veraval in Gujarat and Nageshwar at Dwarka some people consider it to be Jyotirling.

3)  Rameshwaram in Tamilnadu.

4)  Srisailam in Andhra Pradesh.

5)  Omkareshwar near Indore and Mahakaleshwar at Ujjain in Madhya Pradesh.

6)  Vaidhanath in Deoghar in Jharkhand.

7)  Kashi Vishwanath in Varanasi in Uttarpardesh.

8)  Kedarnath in Uttarakhand.

Maharasthra Jyotirling Itinerary. 3 Jyotirling

How to Visit : These three temples are best visited as a part of Itinerary (ex-Pune or Ex-Mumbai or Nashik) as depicted under:

                      Bhimashankar              Grishneshwar              Trumbakeshwar
Day 1: Start from Mumbai to Trimbakeshwar (About 150 kms and 200 kms from Pune). After darshan reach Aurangabad by evening (About another 200 kms).

Day 2: Start from Aurangabad for Grineshwar near Ellora Caves. After Darshan proceed to Shirdi (144 kms from Aurangabad). Shirdi Sai Baba Temple Darshan in the evening. Overnight at Shirdi.
Day 3: From Shirdi visit Bhimashankar. Bhimashankar is about 150 kms from Shirdi and 130 kms from Pune or 220 kms from Mumbai.

Optional Extensions :

Aunda nagnath   

Aundha Nagnath Temple near Nanded is also considered as a Jyotirlinga Temple. Above Itinerary can be modified further (by adding 1 more night) to include Aundha Nagnath Temple. Guest can also visit the famous Gurudwara at Nanded alongwith Aundha Nagnath Temple.
Parli Baidyanath Temple at Parli in Dist. Beed (130 kms before Nanded) is also considered one of the Jyotirlinga Temples by many.

To cover above extensions following route is recommended.

Starting from Nashik.

Day 1 : Arrival at Nashik. Visit Trimbakeshwar. Overnight at Nashik or Sinnar.
Day 2 : Shani Shinganapur - Shirdi and overnight at Bhimashankar (300+ kms)
Day 3 : Bhimashankar - Nanded via Parli (350+ kms)
Day 4 : Visit Aundha and then transfer to Aurangabad (360 kms),
Day 5 : Visit Grineshwar (30 kms) and return back to Mumbai/ Pune or any onward destination.

Starting from Pune.

Day 1 : Arrival at Pune- Transfer to Bhimashankar (65 kms). Overnight at Bhimashankar
Day 2 : Transfer to Nashik (160 kms). Trimbakeshwar visit. Overnight at Nashik or Sinnar.
Day 3 : Shani Shinganapur - Shirdi and overnight at Ahmadnagar (Total about 300 kms)
Day 4 : Ahmadnagar- Nanded (250 kms) via Parli Baidyanath Temple. Overnight at Nanded.
Day 5 : Visit Aundha and then transfer to Aurangabad (Total about 360 kms), Overnight at Aurangabad.
Day 6 : Visit Grineshwar (30 kms). Back to Mumbai/Pune or any onward destination.

Gujarat Jyotirling Itinerary. 2 Jyotirling

Day 1 : Arrive at Veraval and Proceed to Somnath (10 kms). Visit Somnath temple and overnight at Somnath. Day Sightseeing to other temples around (Bhalka Tirth, Prabhas Patan Museum, Triveni Tirth, Surya Mandir, Ahilya Mandir) can be planned.
Day 2 : Proceed to Dwarka (250 kms). Visit Dwarkadhish Temple in the evening.
Day 3 : Visit Rukmini Devi Temple, Gomati Ghat Temples, Nageshwar Mahadev Temple, BET DWARKA
Day 4 : Proceed back by Train from Dwarka or Jamnagar (148 kms) for the flight

Madhya Pradesh Itinerary. 2 Jyotirling

                                               Omkareshwar Indore                           Ujjain Mahakaleshwar

Day 1 : Arrive at Indore (Railway station and Airport) and Proceed to Mandu (100 kms - upto 3 hours). Visit fort in the evening.
Day 2 : Visit Maheshwar / Omkareshwar Jyotirlinga Temple (Full day visit). Come back to Mandu for overnight stay or stay at Omkareshwar or move back to Indore.
Day 3 : Proceed to Ujjain (55 kms from Indore) and visit Mahakaleshwar Jyotirlinga Temple and from thereon reach Bhopal (180 kms - 4 hours) by evening.
Day 4 : Visit Sanchi (46 kms) in the morning and do local Bhopal Shopping / sightseeing / Boatride in the afternoon / evening.
Day 5 : Take a flight or train back from Bhopal.

Tamilnadu. Rameshwaram

Rameshwaram in Tamilnadu is one of the Jyotirlinga Temple.

How to Visit : Rameshwaram at 160 kms (3 hours) from Madurai is visited alongwith Meenakshi Temple in Madurai or as a part of a Tamilnadu Itinerary.

Andhra Pradesh. Srisailam

Srisailam in Andhra Pradesh is one of the 12 Jyotirlinga Temples.

How to Reach : Air Hyderabad - 240 kms. Rail Nandyal on Guntur-Hubli Route - 158 km.

Jharkhand. Vaidyanath

Vaidyanath in Deoghar in Jharkhand is one of the 12 Jyotirlinga Temples.

How to reach : Calcutta 373 kms, Giridih 112 kms, Patna 281 kms

Uttarpradesh. Vishwanath.

Kashi Vishwanath Temple at Varanasi is one of the 12 Jyotirlinga.

How to Reach : Varanasi / Mughal Sarai Station are on the Delhi-Bagodgra Rajdhani Route and gets overnight trains from all over the country. Varanasi is visited as a part of central India heritage itinerary or as a standalone flight getaway (ex-Delhi).

Uttarakhand. Kedarnath

Kedarnath is one of the 12 Jyotirlinga and is typically visited as a part of Char Dham Itinerary.

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