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Narmada is a sacred river originating in the Maikal Hills of central India from a place called Amarkantak. Parikrama is a Sanskrit word derived from the root ‘pari‘ meaning around and ‘krama‘ meaning going. The entire parikrama is estimated to be around 3500 kms long. The length of the river is 1312 km which when multiplied by two gives 2624 km and there are a lot of diversions because of dams and other reasons because of which pilgrims have to walk around and take longer routes. Some of the popular halts on the yatra route include the temples of Ujjain, Maheshwar, Omkareshwar and the Triveni Sangam; Khargone’s Navgraha Temple; Dakshin Kashi at Shahada; Ankleshwar Tirth, Mithi Talai and Nareshwar Dham in Bharuch; Laxmi Narayan Temple in Bhopal; and the shrines of Shankaracharya, Tripura Sundari, Gwari Ghat and Bheda Ghat in Jabalpur; the famous Narmadakund and Mai ki Bagiya in Amarkantak (one of the 51 Shakti Peethas); and the Jyoteshwar Mahadev Temple in Lakhnadon.
Upon arrival at the Ujjain railway station /Indore Airport or Railway station, meet our tour representative who will assist you to proceed towards Omkareshwar. After reaching, check-in at the hotel and relax for a while. Later on, visit the Omkareshwar Ghat to have a holy bath in the Narmada River. From there, you will visit the Omkareshwar Jyotirlinga Temple to offer your prayers. Home to one of the twelve Jyotirlingas, the temple lures devotees of Lord Shiva from far and near.
This is followed by a visit to the Mamleshwar temple. From here, fill your kalash/pot with the holy water from River Narmada. This indicates taking a pledge to embark on this holy sojourn and also motivates to complete the pilgrimage. Once done with basking the spiritual aura, return to the hotel.Enjoy an overnight stay at the hotel.
Enjoy a road trip to Shahada. There will be a short halt en route at Barwani where you can explore the holy temples in close proximity. Your journey resumes soon after you offer your prayers at the holy shrines. You will reach Shahada by evening and get escorted to the hotel.
After reaching, complete the check-in formalities and relax while relishing tea and refreshments. Later on, go for a sightseeing tour. Explore the excavation site of Prakash Village. Another attraction of the town is a religious village which is also known as Dakshin Kashi, housing innumerable temples of Lord Shiva. Take a tour of the Narmada Ghat in the evening.Afterwards proceed towards the hotel for an overnight stay.
On day 3 of the Narmada Parikrama tour, head towards another pious destination, Ankleshwar after having your breakfast. After reaching Ankleshwar in Gujarat, check-in at the hotel and get ready for an excursion trip in a while.
Flaunting the Jain Temples, the city holds very high religious significance. The next destination on the itinerary is Vamleshwar Katpur. The place is an important part of the Narmada Parikrama tour. Nestled on the confluence of the River Narmada and Arabian Sea, the destination is one of the must visit places during your trip. Marvel at the scenic views of the surroundings. From there, reach the Ankleshwar Ghat to attend the puja archana.An overnight stay is planned at the hotel.
The day is reserved for a guided tour of Ankleshwar by boat. The destination is a pious city located in the Bharuch district. Spend some time at leisure along the bank of Narmada River. Subsequently, delight in a boat ride to Vamleshwar and reach the confluence to offer some water that you carried from Omkareshwar. Fill the half empty pot/Kalash from here. After paying homage, proceed towards Baruch to get escorted to Kukshi.Enjoy an overnight stay at the hotel.
Start your day with a scrumptious breakfast and thereafter complete the checkout formalities. Get ready to reach Maheshwar. Post reaching, complete the check-in formalities and take some to relax for a while. Rest of the day is reserved for exploring Maheshwar fort and temples in the town.
The rich historical legacy of the place grabs the attention of many. Take a tour of the Ek Mukhi Datta Temple, Sahastrarjun Temple, Baneshwar temple, Rajrajeshwar Temple. You can also spend some time at the Ghats or enjoy a boat ride on Narmada River. Take a dip in the river if you want to.As the day comes to an end, move back to the hotel for an overnight stay.
A day trip to Khategaon via Nemawar is scheduled for day 6 of the Narmada Parikrama tour. Get transferred to the pre-decided hotel where you can spend some time relaxing. Later on, you will be visiting famous attractions, starting with the Renuka Mata temple where you can offer your prayers. Then, you will be exploring the Balmukund Seva Ashram which lies in close proximity to the Nemawar Ghat. People going for the Panchkosi Yatra (Narmada parikrama) can find food and a place to stay here. From there, you can head towards the Narmada Ghat to attend the evening Aarti.Reach your hotel for an overnight stay.
Today, proceed to Bareli after checking out from the hotel. Bareli is a quite popular town in Madhya Pradesh. Upon reaching, you will be transferred to the hotel. Relax for some time and thereafter enjoy a trip to the nearby temple and the local market of Bareli. Buy souvenirs from the market and delight in some wonderful moments. Call it a day at the Narmada Ghat after seeking the blessings of the holy river by offering your prayers.Return to the hotel for the night stay.
Savor hearty breakfast in the morning. Later on, brace yourself for a trip to Jabalpur. On this day, you will be exploring famous places like the Gwari Ghat which holds a strong connection with Guru Nanak Dev ji, Bhedaghat and Madan Mahal Fort. Enjoy boating on the placid waters of River Narmada in Bhedaghat. Visiting Tripur Sundari Temple is an added plus. Home to a beautiful idol of Tripur Sundari Devi that emerged right from the ground, the holy shrine presents a sight to behold. Don't miss to cherish the amazing views of the surroundings from the Madan Mahal Fort.Enjoy an overnight stay at the hotel.
The sacred Narmada Parikrama sojourn continues to Amarkantak on this day. En route, there will be a quick stop over at Virateshwar Temple which falls in Sohagpur, Shahdol. Resume your journey to Amarkantak also known as the Tirthraj or the 'King of Pilgrimages'. You will reach your desired destination by evening. Upon arrival, you will be comfortably transferred to the pre-decided hotel. Unwind yourself and get ready to sightsee the Kapildhara Waterfall, Narmada Kund and nearby temples. Bask-in the tranquility that prevails in the surroundings. Spend some time in seclusion.After the tour, head back to the hotel for dinner and overnight stay.
On day 10, you will be heading to Maa ki Bagiya Temple after your breakfast. Maa ki Bagiya is the place where devotees worship the Garden Goddess. The place is home to a temple cum garden which was made in the honor of Goddess Narmada. This is followed by a visit to the Narmada Kund, a pious site in Amarkantak and one of the 51 Shakti peethas of Maa Druga. Offer some of the holy water you took in the beginning here and fill the partially empty pot from Amarkantak, origin point of the river. Later on, explore the places that lie in the vicinity in Amarkantak. Relish healthy lunch. Post this, hit the road to Mandla. After reaching, complete the check-in formalities at the hotel.Enjoy an overnight stay at the hotel.
Enjoying some breakfast and then proceed to Narsinghpur. Upon your arrival, our representative will escort you to the hotel. After relaxing for a while, go to the nearby temple and also explore the ghats along the River Narmada.Later on, head back to the hotel for a night stay.
You will be served breakfast. This is followed by a road trip to Hoshangabad. Upon arrival, choose to spend some time close to the ghat on Narmada River. Or else, go to offer your prayers at the nearby temples.Delight in an overnight stay at the hotel.
Attend the aarti at the Narmada Ghat early in the morning. Return to the hotel for the breakfast which is followed by checking out from the hotel. The next destination lined up on the itinerary is Omkareshwar, where you will be spending the rest of the day.Enjoy an overnight stay at the hotel.
The holy Narmada Parikrama ends today. Start the day with a holy bath at River Narmada. Proceed with a visit to Omkareshwar Jyotirlinga temple. One of the holy 12 Jyotirlingas in India, the divine lingam, will be offered the holy water of the river, you have been carrying all through your journey. Perform puja archana to pay reverence to the divine powers for having successfully completed your pilgrimage.
Later in the day, drive to Ujjain. On arrival, check in at the hotel. After freshening up, get ready to visit the Kaal Bhairav Baba temple. The holy temple is dedicated to Bhairo Baba. This temple was erected by King Bhadrasen along the Kshipra River. While on darshan, perform the puja rituals. Interestingly, liquor is also served to the Lord as offering among other things.
Next, continue towards the Mahakaleshwar Temple, one of the 12 most popular Jyotirlingas, dedicated to Lord Shiva. It is also among the top 10 tantra temples of India, revered by Hindus.Return to the hotel for overnight stay.
Today is the last day of your tour. If you want to take part in the optional divine Basma Arti at Mahakaleshwar Temple then be awake by 3 AM. On arrival in the temple, take a part in puja archana, as your pre booking of the aarti will already be done for you. After the spiritual morning, return to the hotel for breakfast. Pack your bags and take the Train/ Flight for Return Journey.