Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Seven jyotirlings, Thirteen days

This summer (2013) we decided to drive around and try to see maximum number of Jyotirlings that we can see in 11 days. This post is just to capture what happened. Following were the jyotirlings that we covered as part of this trip.
  1. Ghrishneswar Temple near Aurangabad in Maharashtra
  2. Bhimshankar Temple, Maharashtra
  3. Trimbakeshwar Temple near Nashik, Maharashtra
  4. Somnath Temple, Gujarat
  5. Nageshwar Temple near Dwarka, Gujarat
  6. Omkareshwar near Indore, Madhya Pradesh
  7. Mahakaleshwar in Ujjain, Madhya Pradesh
Following is the itinerary that we followed.
  1. 06-April-2013 Left Bangalore, reached Pune for night stay
  2. 07-April-2013 Left Pune and reached Aurangabad, planned night stay in Aurangabad. In the after noon, visited Ghrishneshwar temple and Ellora Caves. Both are next to each other
  3. 08-April-2013 Drove to Bhimshankar, after darshan continued to Nashik and stayed night in Nashik
  4. 09-April-2013 Went to Trimbakeshwar. Darshan took longest here. Temple seems very popular with devotees so one must plan for couple of hours for darshan even on lean days. Continued driving to Ahmedabad for night stay
  5. 10-April-2013 Stay in Ahmedabad for relaxation.
  6. 11-April-2013 Drove to Sasan Gir stayed night
  7. 12-April-2013 Stayed in Sasan Gir for safari
  8. 13-April-2013 Left for Somnath Temple. Reached around 10am. This place looks most commercial of all the jyotirlings. Continued driving to Dwarka. Stayed night
  9. 14-April-2013 Did darshan at Nageshwar Temple and also visited Dwarkadhish and Bhet Dwarka
  10. 15-April-2013 Drove to Surat. We decided to drive to Indore via Surat because we got very bad opinion on direct national highway from Ahmedabad to Indore. We were sure that road to Indore from Surat via Dhule is good, so we decide to drive longer.
  11. 16-April-2013 Drove to Indore, reached night
  12. 17-April-2013 rest day
  13. 18-April-2013 Visited Omkareshwar in the morning and Mahakaleshwar in the evening.
Most of the route that we followed, roads were good. Detailed travelog for the journey would come up later at my other drive blog at Bimmer India.

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