The ancient historic city of Hyderabad is dotted with many ancient monuments and minarets which spell loud of the richest bygone eras. Tourist attractions abound in the city and pull tourists from far and wide each year. Even devout pilgrims are drawn to Hyderabad, especially to Srisailam of Hyderabad where stands the much-venerated shrine of Lord Shiva; the shrine of Mallikarjuna. Out of the 12 Jyotirlinga shrines, Mallikarjuna Jyotirling is a divine shrine of Lord Shiva, located on the Nallamalai Hills, 215 kilometers from Hyderabad in Andhra Pradesh. It has been a popular site among Saivites for centuries. Srisailam is a kshetra considered to be very old. It is also referred to as Kashi of the south. The temple is a huge construction that houses Mallikarjuna and Bharmaramba Devi as the presiding deities. Monsoon is the best season to visit this place as the view is spectacular with lush green flora and fauna scattered all over.
The deity is believed to be self-manifested and the Goddess is considered as one of the 18 Mahashaktis. The place is both Jyotirlinga and Shakti Peeth that attracts thousands of devotees from all over the country to atone their past sins and seek blessings. Darshan by a photometric system has helped the devotees to prevent languishing in queues for a long time.
The 4 days and 3 night’s tour includes a divine Darshan of Mallikarjuna and lots of historical sites in Hyderabad that can leave you awestruck. The itinerary can be tailored as per your taste and comfort. This kshetra is well-connected with all the major cities of the country. The closest airport, railway station and bus stand are located at Hyderabad. Embark on this short pilgrimage tour of Mallikarjun to get a unique, soul-elevating experience.
Day 01 – Arrive Hyderabad and Sightseeing
Upon your arrival at Hyderabad railway station/airport you’ll be greeted by our tour representative who then escorts you to your hotel. Check in, freshen up and later proceed to make a city tour of Hyderabad. Hyderabad has a royal splendor about it as this had been a princely state in the yesteryears when the typical Nawabi culture prevailed all across the city. The places we visit today include Salarjung museum, Charminar, Lumbini Park, Chowmahalla palace, Mecca Masjid. In the evening you could also enjoy the amazing boating laser show. Back to hotel for dinner and night stay.
Day 02 – Excursion to Srisailam
Next morning we make an excursion Srisailam and visit the Mallikarjun temple of Lord Shiva. The temple is one among the 12 holy Lord Shiva Jyotirlingam that our country has and is also one among the 275 holy Paadal Petra Sthalams. The temple is an east facing temple and has many fascinating legends to support its history. You stay for the whole day, take a walk around the holy site to feel the positive vibration scattered all around and get drenched in the divinity. Paid Darshan is less exhausting than free Darshan. You can touch the Shivlinga and perform Abhisheka which is done prior booking. All these experiences are overwhelming. We return to Hyderabad after full day temple Darshan tour and retire to the hotel for dinner and night stay.
Day 03 – Ramoji Film City Tour
Next day is completely reserved for a tour of the Ramoji Film City. This film city came into being in the year 1996 and covers a sprawling area of about 2000 acres. The Ramoji Group took the initiative to found this amazing film city that takes you on a magical celluloid journey each day. This has been certified by Guinness World Records as the world’s largest film studio complex. It’s tough to step out of the city without visiting this studio. You get overcharged as you enter the studio. It is a feast for eyes to the people with a passion for films. It is a full-day excursion and stunning as well to see the huge sets, gardens, lakes, hills, hospitals, railway stations, airports, churches, temples, artificial waterfalls, European and US settings, Urban and rural dwellings, shopping plazas, and many more. It is spread in the area of 2000 acres and is squeaky clean. You will get tired physically, but will desire to remain for some more time. After completing the film city tour we return to the hotel for dinner and night stay.
Day 04 – short Hyderabad Sightseeing and Departure
The next morning after a toothsome breakfast in the hotel, we set out for a short city tour again during the first half. The places we visit include Snow world and Golkonda palace. Later you are dropped at Hyderabad airport/railway station where our representative sees you off and you proceed for your onward journey back home with lots of happy memories of the tour.
A/C cars for transport are available keeping in mind the temperature of India. Accommodation is provided in a plush hotel with a classic breakfast included. All taxes and parking charges are taken care by the agency. Sightseeing and transfers are managed according to the itinerary. Driver allowances and Darshan passes are the agency’s headache. Pickup and drop facility from the airport, railway station or the bus stand is given to the guests.
Other than breakfast, the rest of the meals are not included in the package. Entry tickets to Ramoji film city and other monuments, parks, and sanctuaries are chargeable. Personal expenses are unbearable by the package. Camera fees, Donations at the temple, phone calls, tips, and laundry are your botheration. Airfares and Train fares must be your concern. 5% GST and sudden changes in fuel price or any other change must be looked after by you.
- Booking must be done perfectly
- Preserve the public property
- Be accustomed to the language, geography, and climate of the place
- Take care of health, belongings, and children
- Behave in an orderly manner with the locals while traveling
- Smoking and liquor consumption are not entertained in any vehicle of the agency
- Carry your regular medicines and other necessities
- Do not travel if unhealthy
- Maintain the timing of traveling as the flight or train does not wait for anyone
- Be updated with the current political and other issues to enjoy your trip in high spirit
- Foreigners are requested to produce their visa and passport and Indians must carry their voter ID/driving license/pan card/photo identity, any of these.
- Cancellation of the tickets must follow the policy
- 100% payment must be done at the time of booking
- Follow the rules set by the Indian airlines and Railways
- Travel insurance for safety is a must
- The government or the travel agency does not bear responsibility for any kind of loss
- Abide by the law and order of the country or state
- If you have any reason of complaint against the services, you must immediately inform the person in charge to avoid further inconvenience
A perfect way to plan a tour during the weekend to Srisailam Hyderabad and boost your religious faith. Explore this unique city hassle-free and take home some captivating memories to cherish.
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