Mahakaal Ujjain Tour Package With Bhopal Indore Mandu Maheshwar Omkareshwar7 Days 6 NightsPackage Code: HTPC000719
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Mahakaal Ujjain Tour Package With Bhopal Indore Mandu Maheshwar Omkareshwar
Mahakaal Ujjain Tour Package With Indore Bhopal: Overview
Mahakal is one of the most famous Hindu temples dedicated to Lord Shiva and is one of the twelve Jyotirlingams, which are supposed to be the most sacred abodes of Shiva.
It is located in the ancient city of Ujjain in the state of Madhya Pradesh, India. The temple is situated on the side of the Rudra Sagar lake. The presiding deity, Shiva in the lingam form is believed to be Swayambhu, deriving currents of power (Shakti) from within itself as against the other images and lingams that are ritually established and invested with mantra-shakti.
Oct-01 To Mar-31
Apr-01 To Sep-30
Dec-20 To Jan-05
6N/7D Economy 2 Star
Chd-Hotel Rajhans, Bhopal / Hotel Pearl, Indore / Hotel Rama Krishna, Ujjain / Hotel Narmada Retreat, Maheshwar
6N/7D Delux 3 Star
Chd-Hotel Lake view Ashok, Bhopal / Hotel Somdeep Palace, Indore / Hotel Mittal Paradise, Ujjain / Hotel Narmada Retreat, Maheshwar
6N/7D Luxury 5 Star
Chd-Hotel Noor Us Subah, Bhopal / Hotel Radisson Blu, Indore / Hotel Anushree Inn, Ujjain / Ahilya Fort, Maheshwar
6 nights Accommodation with Breakfast
Complimentory Tickets for Mahakal Bhasm Aarti - 2 Nos (Self Purchase from Mahakal Office)
Private Pooja at Sanctum Sanctorum - Perform Abhishekam of the Mahakal (self purchase)
Ujjain Site Seeing
Omkareshwar & Maheshwar Darshan
Bhopal Site Seeing
Mandu Site Seeing
Airport/rail station pickup & drop
AC sedan car for 7 days
Lunch & Dinner
Any entry ticket to monument
Any personal shopping
Mahakaal Ujjain Tour Package With Indore Bhopal: Hotels
Hotel Pearl - TA Rank 3.5 - Certificate in Excellence
Hotel Somdeep Palace - TA Rank 4.0 - Certificate in Excellence
Hotel Radisson Blu - TA Rank 4.5 - Certificate in Excellence
Hotels In Bhopal India
Hotel Rajhans - TA Rank 3.5 - Certificate in Excellence
Hotel Amar Vilas - TA Rank 3.5 - Certificate in Excellence
Noor Us Sabah Palace - TA Rank 4.5 - Certificate in Excellence
Hotel Devraj Palace - TA Rank 3.5 - Certificate in Excellence
Hotel Narmada Retreat - TA Rank 4.5 - Certificate in Excellence
Ahilya Fort - TA Rank 4.5 - Certificate in Excellence
Hotel Aamantran Avenue - TA Rank 3.0 - Certificate in Excellence
Hotel Mittal Paradise - TA Rank 4.0 - Certificate in Excellence
Hotel Shanti Clarks Inn - TA Rank 4.5 - Certificate in Excellence
Tour starts form Bhopal, the city of lakes. You will be picked up from the location of your choice in Bhopal and transferred to the hotel.
A half-day site seeing is arranged in Bhopal. Bhopal city is also referred to as the City of Lakes because of the two beautiful lakes. Visit Indira Gandhi Rashtriya Manav Sangrahalaya (National Museum of Mankind), Birla Temple, Gauhar Mahal, Bharat Bhawan.
Later in the evening, you may also opt to visit Chowk bazaar. In the heart of the city, the Chowk is lined with old mosques and havelis are reminders of a bygone era. The shops in its narrow alleys are treasure troves of traditional Bhopal crafts: silver jewelry, exquisitely fashioned beadwork, embroidered and sequined velvet fashioned purses and cushions.
Stay in Bhopal tonight.
After Breakfast, start journey early in the Morning to visit the ancient city of Ujjain, The venerated pilgrimage center of Mahakaleshwara, one of the Jyotirlinga manifestations of Shiva.
Reach Ujjain in the afternoon, check-in to the hotel.
In the evening, proceed to Mahakaleshwara temple for the darshan of Shree Mahakaleshwara. One of the twelve Jyotirlingas in India, the lingam at the Mahakala is believed to be born of itself (swayambhu) deriving currents of power (shakti) from within itself as oppose to the other images and lingams which are ritually established and invested with the mantra-shakti .
Rest of the Evening at your Leisure, Night Stay in Ujjain
In morning - at 04:00 AM proceed for the Bhasm Aarti at Mahakal temple. We will secure VIP tickets for you for Bhasm Aarti and Private Abhishek of the Mahakal. Seek Blessings from the Mahakal.
About Bhasm Aarti at Mahakal temple
Bhasm-Aarti is the most special and first ritual conducted everyday at the temple starting from 04:00 AM to wake the God Shiva and perform “Shringar” followed by first aarti of the day to Lord. The unique thing about this aarti is, “Bhasm” or ash from funeral pyres for Shringar of Lord shiva. This fresh Bhasm is must and without the same, Aarti will not start.
The entire Bhasm Aarti lasts for about 45 minutes to One hour. In The first part of the aarti, Shringar is done followed by “Bhasm”, women are asked to cover their eyes. After Mahakal is adorned in the Bhasm, the actual aarti begins, with the offering of the lamps. Aarti is usually accompanied by chants of praises to Mahakal.After Aarti, priests come out to give sacred tilak.
Back to hotel for Breakfast and proceed to Ujjain Site Seeing Tour. Full day Ujjain Site Seeing Tour. Cover all major attractions like Kal Bhairav Temple, Harsiddhi Temple,ISKCON Temple,Jantar Mantar,Ram Mandir Ghat
Night Stay in Ujjain Hotel
This morning you will proceed for Omkareshwer by sharp 7 am and will stop for breakfast on khandwa road then move to omkareshwer. You will reach omkareshwer by 11am and you can visit Omkareshwar Temple, Mamleshwar Temple, Ahilya Ghat, 24 Avatars Group of Temples. After lunch leave for Omkareshwar, located at 60 kms away, the Tour takes approx 1.5 hours. Spend two hours in maheshwer while visit Ahilyeshwar Temple, Kashivishwnath Temple in Maheshwar. After maheshwer siteseeing transfer to hotel. Night stay in Maheshwar
After breakfast you will proceed to indore that is 96 kms away, it takes 2.5 hours to reach Indore. Checkin to hotel and after lunch you will visit indore siteseeing. The city was built by a Holkar Rani Ahilya Bai, one of the famous queens of India. Here you will be visiting some of the famous historical monuments and religious centers – Rajwada, Kanch Mandir and Bada Ganapati. and Visit the main Indore City attractions like Khajrana Ganesh Mandir, Rajwada Indore,Gomatgiri. By evening you can go for shopping.
Stay in Indore tonight.
Morning after Breakfast, Proceed for Mandu Site Seeing. The trip takes 2.5 hours. Once in Mandu, Explore all attraction and corners of Mandu. We have full day today for Mandu, we will see Ship Palace (Jahaz Mahal), Rani Roopmati Pavillion, Baz Bahadur's Palace, Hindola Mahal (Swing Palace), Jami Masjid, Hoshang Shah's Tomb, Echo Point, Dilawar Khan's Mosque
In the evening, Return to Indore..
This morning after Breakfast, we will be driving back to Bhopal. Tour end
About Bhasma Arati at Mahakal - Ujjain
Bhasam Aarti - Guide - Mahakaleshwar
For booking the Bashma Arthi, the forms are distributed at 1030 -1200 hrs. First get the form from the counter ( near the main entry to the temple). 4 persons are allowed in a group. The person has to show his Photo ID proof to collect the form. VoterID/ Govt issued IDs/Passports are accepted. Please note PAN card ID is not accepted. You will have to produce the original and a photo copy at the counter to get the form.
If u need pass for more persons suitably carry ID proofs for such group. Normally they issue around 100 forms which allows around 400-500 persons. This is worth trying as it is a one time experience. The passes can be collected in the evening around 1930 hrs. U will have to carry ur original ID proof at all time ; to get the form; to collect the pass & also while entering temple in the morning. Men shoud wear dhotis.
One Must Attend Mahakal Bhasm Aarti at least once in their life time.
Bhasm Aarti Main Points
1. Please carry original ID Proof.
2. Fill the form and submit along with photo copy of ID Proof between 10.00 AM to 1.00 PM for the next day dharshan. It is very limited and on first cum first basis.
3. Collect the token between 8.00 PM to 11.00 PM by verifying the name in the list displayed.
4. Be in the queue around 2.00 AM early morning.
5. Need to dhothi & for ladies to be with saree.
6. Temple Authorities will start verifying your pass from 2.30 and allow inside.
7. Perform Jal Abhishek on shiva linga and then sit in the hall residing opposite to Main gopuram. It will be good if you sit as straight to idol, so that it view is clear
8. Abishekam will be performed first and then starts harathi with lots of damarukha sounds. It will be amazing to see and lures us to dance.
9. After completion of harathi you can go for dharshan with in the premises.
Laghu Rudrabhishek Guide - Mahakaleshwar Ujjain
Laghu Rudrabhishek charge is Rs. 1500, it can be done through temple management committee for which you need to pay Rs. 1500 and take a receipt from counter (Counter is located just adjecent to the main enterance gate) the comittee will send a pandit with you, who will take you to the temple through short route and he will make you do abhishek for 5-10 minutes.With this abhishek receipt only you can enter the Garbhagruh, otherwise you will be bound to take darshan from outside (Sometimes it is allowed for everyone to enter the garbhagruh but there is no guarantee, its purely on your luck).
In the campus there is a temple of Navagruha where nine shivlings are located to represent navagrahas and its worth seeing (Your father in law will be happy to see). Also there are many small temples inside the campus.
The famous Bhasm arti is carried out at 4:00 AM and you need to be in queue from 12 to 1 AM in night, it becomes difficult to attend the Bhasm arti with small kids in midnight.
About Shayan Arti - Omkareshwar - Must Attend
- You must attend the Shayan Aarti at 9:30 PM in evening at Omkareshwar Jyotirling temple.
- Shayan arati s held in the sanctum Sanctorum of Omkareshwar Jyotirling Temple.
- There is a beautiful bed and a palna on which it is believed that lord Shiva sleeps at night.
- The shayan aarti is carried out with only instruments (Not vocal) and the prominent instrument played during aarti is Damru.
- A chousar / Chopad (An ancient game played in india like chess ) is placed and it is believed that in the morning the settings of the game is found changed as lord.Shiva plays Chosar in the night.
List Of Jyotirlinga Temples In India
1. Somnath Jyotirling in Somnath Distt. Junagarh (Gujarat).
2. Mallikarjuna Jyotirling in Srisailam Distt. Kurnool (Andhra Pradesh)
3. Mahakal Jyotirling in Ujjain Distt. Ujjain (M.P.)
4. Mamleshwar Jyotirling in Omkareshwar Distt. Khandwa (MP)
5. Vaijnath/Vaidyanath Jyotirling in village Parli Distt. Parbhani (Maharashtra)
6. Bhimashankar Jyotirling in village Bhimashankar near Pune Distt. Bir (Maharashtra)
7. Rameshwar Jyotirling in Rameshwaram Island Distt. Ramanathpuram (Tamil Nadu)
8. Nageshwar Jyotirling in Nageshwar Distt. Dwarka (Gujarat)
9. Vishweshwar Jyotirling in Varanasi Distt. Varanasi (UP)
10. Triyambak Jyotirling in Nashik (Maharashtra)
11. Kedareshwar Jyotirling In Kedarnath (Uttara Khand)
12. Ghrushneshwar Jyotirling village verul near Ellora Distt. Aurangabad (Maharashtra )
How to Reach Mahakal Temple
Mahakaaleshwar temple is located in Ujjain town of Madhya Pradesh. Ujjain is very well linked with Indore city and can be reached easily by road and train. Accessibility information is given below:
By Train: Ujjain falls in Western Railway Zone, and well connected to all major railway stations in India like, Ahmadabad, Mumbai, Indore, Jabalpur, Delhi, Banaras, Hyderabad, Jaipur. Direct train services are available to Bhopal, Indore, Pune, Malwa, Delhi and many other cities.
By Road: There are many buses ply between Ujjain to Indore (55km), Gwalior (450km), Ahmadabad (400km) and Bhopal (183 km).
By Air: Ujjain don’t have its own Airport, Ahilya-devi airport in Indore, is the nearer one which is about 60 km from city Ujjain, this airport has wide domestic & international air connectivity; there are frequent flights for national capital Delhi, Mumbai & other major cities of India.
Best time to visit Mahakal Ujjain
Though one can visit this eternal place of Grand Lord Shiva, at any time throughout the year, as thousands of devotees comes here everyday, but during the festive time and that too in Grand-Night of Shiva called Maha-shivaratri, which comes during February to March, brings a lofty numbers of visitors from around the globe, and so this can be the best time to explore the real divine charm of the city.
Places to visit in Package
Mahakaleshwar Jyotirlinga: Mahakaleshwar Jyotirlinga is one of the most famous Hindu temples dedicated to Lord Shiva and is one of the twelve Jyotirlingams, which are supposed to be the most sacred abodes of Shiva. It is located in the ancient city of Ujjain in the state of Madhya Pradesh, India. The temple is situated on the side of the Rudra Sagar lake. The presiding deity, Shiva in the lingam form is believed to be Swayambhu, deriving currents of power (Shakti) from within itself as against the other images and lingams that are ritually established and invested with mantra-shakti.
Kal Bhairava: According to the Saivite culture, the veneration of the eight Bhairavas is an integral feature of the Hindu customs. The main among these Bhairavas is the Kal Bhairava, assumed to be constructed by the monarch Bhadresen, near the riverbanks of Shipra. This shrine has been cited in the Avanti Khanda of Skanda Purana.
Rajwada Palace : Rajwada is the historical palace of the Holkars. It was built about two centuries ago and is located near the Chhatris in the main square. It is a seven storied structure, which serves as the living example of the grandeur of the Holkars. Rajwada stands in the centre of the city.
Kanch Mandir: The Kanch Mandir, as the name suggests, is a temple which is entirely made up of glass and mirrors. It is also known as the Seth Hukamchand Temple, as it was built by the "Cotton King" Sir Hukamchand Seth in the early 20th century. It is primarily a Jain temple and is a wonder in glass.
Lal Baag Palace: Lal Baag Palace is one of the most spectacular buildings in Indore. It stands on the outskirts of the town, towards the southwest. It is a three storey building on the bank of the River Khan. The palace was built by Maharaja Shivaji Rao Holkar during 1886-1921.
Moti Masjid: Moti Masjid of Bhopal bears a prominent resemblance to the Jama Masjid of New Delhi. Built by Sikandar Jahan, the daughter of Kudsia Begum, in 1860, this staggering mosque brilliantly displays the heights attained by Islamic art and architecture during the Nawabi era. Fabricated with red sandstone, the highly stylized structure of the mosque is typical of Muslim architecture. It has an arresting marble façade, with two red minarets crowned by golden spikes.
Upper and Lower Lakes: These lakes highly contribute towards beautifying the landscape of Bhopal and are credited as the artwork of Raja Bhoj. The Upper Lake is 6 sq. km. in area and is divided from the Lower Lake by an over bridge. MP Tourism's Yacht Club provides facilities and warrants exciting trips by sail, paddle and motor boats at the Upper Lake. 'Van Vihar' (safari park) and the fish-shaped aquarium near the place also contribute towards its popularity amongst the locals and tourists.
Laxmi Narayan Temple: Also known as Birla Temple, Laxmi Narayan temple was built by the Birlas and is commemorated to the Hindu deities, Laxmi & Vishnu. This sandy-yellow edifice, embellished with idols of many Hindu Gods and Goddesses, poses a magnificent sight. Birla Museum, adjoined to its precinct, is a storehouse of art and artifacts that date back to the 12th century. The beautifully carved archway and the trailing green lawns of the place make it a famous tourist draw of Bhopal.
Fair and Events in Ujjain
Ujjain Kumbh Mela
Kumbh Mela in Ujjain 2016, 22 April – 21 May 2016
Festive occasions and fairs are an important part of the lives of people in Ujjain. An ancient religious centre, Ujjain is famous for the Kumbh Mela, a month-long fair attended by thousands of Hindu devotees. Locally known as Sinhast,the fair is held every 12 years, beginning on the full moon in the month of Chaitra (March-April) when Jupiter is in Scorpio and the Sun is in Aries.
Ujjain Ardha Kumbh (half Kumbh)
The Ardha Kumbh(half Kumbh) is held every six years. Legend has it that a kumbh (pot) containing nectar arose from the depths of the ocean because of a tug-of-war between the gods and the demons. The ocean was churned with the help of the snake Vasuki, and Mount Meru.
A fight broke out between the gods and the demons over the pot of nectar. In the ensuing conflict, drops of nectar fell on the places that are now Prayag(Allahabad), Nasik, Hardwar and Ujjain.
The age-old festival of Shivaratriis dedicated to Shiva, the Destroyer in the Hindu Holy Trinity of Creator-Preserver-Destroyer. Devotees flock to the temples at dawn and make special offerings of berries and belpatra or leaves of the wood apple. The Shiva linga (Shiva’s symbolic phallus) is bathed with milk and honey and worshipped on Shivaratri.
Centre of Cultural Activities
Centre of Cultural Activities – Madhya Pradesh tourism also promotes other cultural activities held in Ujjain. The state is the centre of cultural activities and festivals such as the Malwa Utsav, a festival of folk and classical music, and the All IndiaKalidasa Festival. These festivals are held annually in Ujjain by the government of Madhya Pradesh. Dedicated to the 4th century poet Kalidasa, the Kalidasa Festival honours the creative talent of authors, poets and playwrights.
Moreover, the Theatre Academy of Madhya Pradesh also has its centre at Ujjain.
Ganesh Temple ( Khajrana), Indore
Annapurna temple, Indore
Bada Ganpati, Indore
Kanch Mandir, Indore
Bijasen Tekri, Indore
Iskcon Temple, Indore
Indore Famous Food Places
Madhya Pradesh’s business capital,it might as well be called the food capital too. Indore’s street food is a much-discussed and drooled over topic in foodie circles. It is not unusual to find foodies heading to this city for the delicious local food on offer, most of which comes to life after 8:30 PM at night. From a night street food market at Sarafa to Chappan, a string of 56 shops serving crispy jalebis and soft poha for breakfast, Indore has a lot to offer for the gastronomically inclined.
Sitla Mata Bazar
Ghamandi Lassi (Sarvate) for lassi
Rambabu ke parathe (near Vijay Nagar)
Hyderabad to Indore Train
There are 1 weekly trains from Hyderabad to Indore. The different trains that you can find for Hyderabad to Indore are Yesvantpur Junction Indore Junction Bg Express, etc. Yesvantpur Junction Indore Junction Bg Express with train no 19302 is the first train that departs from Hyderabad at 02:40 AM.
Indore and Ujjain Distance
This is the most sensible way to reach Ujjain from Indore. Below is the detailed guide on the various available options to travel from Indore to Ujjain. The drive for 56 kms from Indore to Ujjain is simply magnificent. Ujjain is accessible from Indore by roadways and railways. Ujjain is best travelled from Indore by car.
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Annamalaiyar Temple, Tamil Nadu
Taraknath Temple, West Bengal
Murudeshwara Temple, Murudeshwara
Vadakkunnathan Temple, Kerala
Bhavnath Mahadev Temple, Gujarat
Srikalahasti Temple, Andhra Pradesh
Kandariya Mahadeva Temple, Khajuraho
Pashupatinath Temple, Mandsaur
Tungnath Temple, Uttarakhand
Natarajar Temple, Tamil Nadu
Kirateshwar Mahadev Temple, Sikkim
Sukreswar Temple, Assam
Bhojpur Shiva Temple, Bhopal
Kailashnath Temple, Ellora
Madhya Pradesh Important Places
Khajuraho Erotic Temples
Bandhavgarh National Park
Kanha National Park
Malwa Region Golden Triangle: Mandu, Ujjain, Omkareshwar
Satpura National Park
Madhya Pradesh Festivals
Lokrang Festival at Bhopal
Akhil Bhartiya Kalidas Samaroh at Ujjain
Khajuraho Festival at Khajuraho
Bhagoria Haat Festival at Jhabua
Holi at Indore
Ujjain Kumbh Mela at Ujjain
Malwa Utsav at Indore & Ujjain
Dussehra at Jabalpur
Pachmarhi Utsav at Pachmarhi
The city of Mandu is adorned with spell-binding Afghan architecture surrounded by baobab trees, native to Africa. The grand palaces are still alive with royal romance while the gateways (darwazas) speak of a history of imperial conquests. A walk through Mandu will leave you awe-struck, the way you used to be listening to stories from grandparents. There are lost of hotel opiob to stay in Mandu
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