Our country India is blessed with the numerous abodes of God and among those the Shakti Peeths or shrines dedicated to Goddess Shakti or Ma Durgta hold special significance. This tour of 5 Mata Darshan takes you on a trip of the 5 distinct Shaktipeeths of Northern India state of Himachal Pradesh. A visit to these shrines will introduce you to the charm and potency of Ma Shakti and will uplift your soul.
Day 01 – Arrive Amritsar
Upon arrival at Amritsar railway station, you’ll be greeted by our tour representative who then escorts you to your hotel. Check-in, freshen up and later proceed to visit the Indo-Pak Wagah border, just 30kms away from the city of Amritsar. The retreat ceremony at Wagah border is a real spectacle to watch out for. Back to hotel for dinner and night stay.
Day 02 – Amritsar-Katra
Post breakfast we proceed for a short city of Amritsar and cover places like the Golden temple or Harmandir Sahib Gurudwara, the historical Jallianwala Bagh where the dark tragedy of Jallianwala Bagh had taken place in the year 1919, and the Maharaja Ranjit Singh summer palace. Post sightseeing, we drive our way to Katra via Jammu and Pathankot. On reaching, check into hotel for dinner and night stay.
Day 03 – At Katra
After breakfast we would start our trek to the holy shrine of Mata Vaishno Devi from Katra base camp. One way trek distance to this cave shrine of Mata Rani is about 13.5kms. The shrine lies atop Trikuta Parvat ranges and is one of the most important Shaktipeeths of the country. After Darshan trek back to Katra and then retire to hotel for dinner and night stay.
Day 04 – Katra-Dharamshala
Next morning post breakfast we drive to Mcleodganj in Dharamshala. On reaching check into hotel and later proceed to visit the Dalai Lama temple, handicrafts centre and . Back to hotel for dinner and night stay.
Day 05 – Dharamshala-Chamunda Devi-Kangra ji-Jwala ji
Next day post breakfast we head for Jwalamukhi and en route we visit the Chamunda Devi temple and Brajeshwari temple located in the Kangra valley. Chamunda Devi is the fierce, fearsome form of Goddess Shakti as enshrined in the temple of Chamunda Devi. Next we visit Kangra Brajeshwari temple belonging to the presiding deity of the region, Sati Mata. After Darshan we drive straight to Jwalamukhi and visit the temple of Jwalaji or flaming goddess; i.e. goddess Shakti who emits flames from her mouth. Post Darshan, we check into hotel and rest for the night.
Day 06 – Jwalaji-Chintpurni ji-Amritsar and departure
Next day we drive to Chintpurni Devi temple. Ma Chintpurni is another manifestation of Goddess Shakti also known by the name of Chinnamasta Devi. Post Darshan you are driven to Amritsar and dropped at airport/railway station where our representative sees you off and you depart for your onward journey back home.
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