Narmda Parikrma Tour

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Day 01 Arrival Indore, Transfer to Omkareshwar. Arrival and check in. Nights stay Indore to Omkareshwar:77 kms :-

Arrival Indore Railway Station/ Airport, Meet and greet by our Company representative, Pick up from Airport/ Railway Station and transfer to Hotel at Omkareshwar, arrive at Omkareshwar. Omkareshwar is nestled at confluence of Narmada and Kaveri River island shaped as the holy symbol ‘OM’.

Check-in to the hotel for lunch. At 2 PM, enjoy bath in Narmada River followed by boat ride to Triveni Sangam. This site of confluence of three holy rivers is a place where thousands and thousands of devotees assemble to pay reverence to the river goddesses.

Visit the Omkareshwar Temple for darshan and pooja. Omkareshwar Temple is situated on the mountain Mandhata by the banks of Narmada River. Here lies one of the 12 Jyotirlingas of Lord Shiva. The shrine is a North Indian style of stone-architecture embellished with beautiful carvings. Enjoy evening tea at the hotel. Rest of the day is at your leisure. Visit the other temples in the holy city. Return to hotel for dinner and overnight stay.

Day 02: Drive to Khargone than to Barwani. On the way visit Samadhi of Shrimant Bajirao Peshwa, Raver, near Sanawad in Khargone District. Omkareshwar to Khargone: 105 kms + Khargone to Shahada 144 KM

Morning after breakfast at 08:00 AM move to Narmada Ghat for the Sankalp of Narmada Parikrama, Request you to collect some holy water of Maa Narmada In Kalash (Copper/Brass/Silver/Gold) and carry along with you on the whole Yatra/ Parikrama. Later drive to Khargone. Khargone is situated at the bank of Kunda River.

EnrouteRaverkhedi, Samadhi of Shrimant Bajirao Peshwa, near Sanawad in Khargone District. “Baji Rao died on 28 April 1740, at the age of 39. At that time, he was en route Delhi with nearly 100,000 troops under his command at his camp in the Khargone district, near the city of Indore. He was cremated on the same day at Raverkhedi on Narmada River.The Scindias built a chhatri as a memorial at this place.The memorial is enclosed by a dharmashala. The compound has two temples, dedicated to Nilkantheshwara Mahadeva(Shiva) and Rameshvara”

 

Arrival Khargone, The city is famous for cotton and chili pepper production. The lands are carpeted in chilies laid to dry.

Here you will visit the well known as Navgraha Mandir. The temple is devoted to the Nava Grahas, nine celestial beings responsible for destiny of human; birth, life and death. These nine planets have great importance in Hinduism and Hindu rituals.

Proceed towards Shahada. After few hours of drive, you reach the place. Check-in the hotel for a night stay.

Day 03 Shahada to Ankleshwar ,Shahada to Ankleshwar - 251 kms

Today morning after breakfast check out from the hotel & depart to Ankleshwar, Ankleshwar, is a city and a municipality in the Bharuch district of the state of Gujarat, India. The city is located fourteen kilometres from Bharuch, Arrival and check in Hotel, Relax for some time and move to visit local Temples like, Shri Ankleshwar Tirth/ NilkantheshwarMahadev Temple and clusters of Jain temples and a huge idol of Bhagwan Chintamani Parsvanath. Evening return to Hotel for a night stay.

Day 04 Drop at Hansot-Katpor-Vamleshwar, Boat ride to Jageshwar/ MithiTalai- Vadodara.Ankleshwar to Vamleshwar - 46 kms- Water Route- Jageshwar - Vadodara :-

Have your breakfast at 08:00 AM and depart to Vamleshwar via Hansot and Katpor, visit Shree Vimleshewar Mahadev Mandir and Kotteshwar Mahadev Mandir. It is situated at the confluence of Holy River Narmada and Arabian Sea. The vehicle will drop you here and meet you on the other side of the river. Take a short walk for a boat ride from Vimleshwar/ HanumahTekri to leave for MithiTalai Mandir/ Jageshwar. This is a vital point which must be visited during Narmada Parikrama tour. Drive to Vadodara on the way explore Nareshwar Dham Temple dedicated to Lord Shiva. Arrival Vadodara. Check in Hotel, relax for some time and in the evening move to visit few local places. Vadodara, formerly called Baroda, is a city in Gujurat, a state in western India. Kirti Mandir is the mausoleum of the Gaekwad dynasty, which ruled until 1949. It has murals by Bengali artist Nandalal Bose. Tambekar Wada is a 4-story wooden townhouse with 19th-century murals depicting scenes from the Mahabharata epic poem. The Lakshmi Vilas Palace features both Indian and European architectural styles. In the evening return to Hotel for a night stay.

Day 05: Drive from Vadodara to Mandu- Mandu to Maheshwar.Vadodara to Mandu: 284 kms- Mandu to Maheshwar 40 Kms :-

Morning after breakfast check out from the hotel at 08:00 AM, depart to Mandu, Arrival Mandu. and visit Jahaz Mahal, Hoshang Shah’s Tomb, Jami Masjid, Asharfi Mahal, Rupmati’s Pavilion and Hindola Mahal. After that drive to Maheshwar.  Arrival Maheshwar , check in Hotel and time for some shopping at Maheshwar. Take a walk in local market for MaheshwariSaries and dress material. In the evening return to Hotel for a night stay.

Day 06: Visit Maheshwar- Mandleshwar and drive to Ujjian.Maheshwar to Mandleshwar 08 kms, Mandleshwar to Ujjain 142 Kms :-

Today no early morning wake up take your time to get ready, have your breakfast and check out from the Hotel and move to visit local Maheshwar- visit Rajgaddi and Rajwada A life-size statue of Rani Ahilyabai sits on a throne in the Rajgaddi within the fort complex. This is the right place to begin a tour of Maheshwar, for this pious and wise queen was the architect of its revived importance.  Also visit temples like Kaleshwar, Rajarajeshwara, Vithaleshwara and Ahileshwar. You can also visit Sahastradhara 15-20 minute boat ride from AhilyabaiGhat (Extra, as per actual)Post lunch depart to Ujjain. On the way to Ujjain visit Mandleshwar, Mandleshwar is 8 kilometres (5.0 mi) from Maheshwar, capital of the Holkar states., The eighth-century philosopher Mandana Mishra reportedly lived in the town and debated with Aadya Guru Shankarachaarya at the Gupteshwar Mahadev Temple. Arrival Ujjian in the evening. Check in Hotel. Night stay. Sleep early today as need to attend Bhasm Arti early morning.

Day 07 Bhasm Aarti and Full day sightseeing tour of Ujjain and drive to Bhopal.Ujjain to Bhopal : 191 Kms :-

Early morning at 03:30 AM depart to Mahakal Temple to Attend Bhasm Aarti starting at 04:00 AM, after the same return to hotel have your breakfast and Check out from the Hotel. Visit Bade Ganeshji Ka Mandir, Harsiddhi Mandir, Mangalnath and Chintaman Ganesh Temple, Kalbhairav.  Evening depart to Bhopal. Arrival Bhopal. Night stay.

Day 08 Visit Sanchi and Local Bhopal.Bhopal to Sanchi: 48 Kms :-

Morning after breakfast drive to Sanchi, Arrival Sanchi after 1-1 hours, visit Sanchi visit local places like  the World renowned Stupas, Monasteries, temples and pillars which was built in the reign of Mughal Emperor Ashoka in 300 BC. The Buddhist sites at Sanchi were added to the World Heritage list in 1989. Amongst the many Stupas the most renowned is the Great Stupa 1 that was built by the Great Mauryan emperor Ashoka. Ashoka built a total of eight stupas at Sanchi in the 3 B.C. though today only three of the Stupas remain. These Stupas have the relics of Buddha like His teeth, hair and the shoulder bones. The Great Stupa 1 is a major tourist attraction at Sanchi.

Return to Bhopal and explore this “city of Lakes” Start from Mahaveer Giri, Bada Lake, Lake View, Van Vihar, Manav Sangrahalayaand than Tribal Museum and In the evening visit Shaurya Smarak before 07:00 PM and Birla Mandir before 09:00 PM. In the evening return to hotel for a night stay.  (you can have your dinner at Wind & Waves, restaurant near to Lake)

Day 09 Visit Bhojpur and Bhimbetika& depart to Jabalpur. Bhopal to Bhojpur 28 kms, Bhojpur to Bhimbetka 30 kms, Bhimbetka to Jabalpur342 kms, 8-9 hours :-

Morning after breakfast starts your journey to Jabalpur via National Highway, on the way visit Bhojpur and Bhimbetika.  Arrival at Bhojpur after 1 hours. Visit Shiv Mandir. This shiv Mandir have the biggest shivling in world.

Move to Bhimbetika. It is around 35 K.M. from the Bhojpur. Surrounded by the northern fringe of the Vindhya mountain range, Bhimbetka is also known as Bhima’s Lounge (Bhima was the second of the five Pandava princes in the Hindu epic Mahabharata). A pre-historic site, its giant rock formation must have provided ample shelter to the ancient tribes that dwelt here. Recently, about 760 rock shelters of the Neolithic age (circa 8,000 b.c.) were discovered here. These shelters are decorated with picture writings, depicting the life and times of pre-historic cave dwellers. Some of the drawings in white are reminiscent of the cave paintings in Pachmarhi, making the Bhimbetka group an archaeological treasure trove, an invaluable chronicle in the history of man. Depart to Jabalpur at around 02:00 PM, Arrival Jabalpur in the evening. Check in Hotel, Relax and move to Chaupati for local Cuisine. Return to Hotel and night stay.

Day 10 Check out. Drive to Amarkantak via Umaria. (Need to reach before 04:00 PM) Jabalpurto Amarkantak244 kms :-

Before check out have your breakfast and depart to Amarkantak. On the way visit Madan Mahal Fort 11th century Madan Mahal Fort. Commissioned by 38th Gond ruler, Raja Madan Shah, the spectacular structure offers a spending view of the city. Drive to Amarkantak. Arrival Amarkantak late evening. Check in Hotel Night stay.

Day 11 Visit Amarkantak. Night stay :-

“Amarkantak is a pilgrim town and a Nagar Panchayat in Anuppur, Madhya Pradesh, India. The Amarkantak region is a unique natural heritage area and is the meeting point of the Vindhya and the Satpura Ranges, with the Maikal Hills being the fulcrum.”

After breakfast move to visit Narmada Kund, Dedicated to Mata Narmada. It is one of the 51 shaktipeethas. Painted in white color, the holy spot inspires faith in the divine.; invoke blessings with Pooja at Mai kiBagiya. Located just 1 kilometer away from Narmadakund, Mai Ki Bagiya was constructed in the honor of the goddess Narmada. The holy place has several fruit trees of mango, banana and others.This serene place has no special attraction but it’s pleasant to walk around. Explore the city and Night stay.

Day 12: Visit Amarkantak, Amarkantak-Kapildhara to Dindori Drive to Tamia (Patalkot). Amarkantakto Kapildhara 09 kms, Kapildharato Dindori 95 kms, Dindori to Tamia 346 kms :-

“Amarkantak is a pilgrim town and a Nagar Panchayat in Anuppur, Madhya Pradesh, India. The Amarkantak region is a unique natural heritage area and is the meeting point of the Vindhya and the Satpura Ranges, with the Maikal Hills being the fulcrum.”

After breakfast move to visit Narmada Kund, Dedicated to Mata Narmada. It is one of the 51 shaktipeethas. Painted in white color, the holy spot inspires faith in the divine invoke blessings with Pooja at Mai kiBagiya. Located just 1 kilometer away from Narmadakund, Mai Ki Bagiya was constructed in the honor of the goddess Narmada. The holy place has several fruit trees of mango, banana and others.This serene place has no special attraction but it’s pleasant to walk around. Explore the city and get ready for onward journey, visit Kapildhara Water which is 100 feet fall situated 6 kilometers northwest of Narmadakund. At around 12:00 Noon depart to Tamia. Patalkot is a valley in the Tamia tehsil of Chhindwara district in Madhya Pradesh. Green and fine-looking ranges of Satpura encircle the Chhindwara district in Madhya Pradesh.

Patalkot is of great importance because of its geographical and scenic beauty.  The Patalkot valley is spread over an area of 79 Sq. Km. at an average height of 2750-3250 feet above Mean Sea Level from 22.24 to 22.29 ° North and 78.43 to 78.50 ° East. The valley is located at a distance of 78 km from Chhindwara in the North-West direction and 20 km from Tamia in the North-East Direction. ‘Doodhi‘ river flows in the picturesque valley. There are total 12 villages and 13 hamlets with a total population of 2012 (1017 male and 995 female) in the valley. These villages are located at the distance of 2-3 km each. Main villages of the valley are: Rated, Chimtipur, GujjaDongri, SahraPachgol, Harra-ka-Char, Sukhabhand, Dhurnimalni, Jhiram, Palani Gaildubba, Ghatlinga, Gudichattri, Gaildubba, Kareyam, Ghana, etc. Gonds and Bharias are the main inhabitant of this gorge.  This horse –shoe shaped valley is surrounded by giant hills and there are several pathways to reach the villages located inside the valley.‘Patalkot’ name comes from Sanskrit word “Patal” that means very deep. There is a belief that after worshipping ‘Lord Shiva’, Prince ‘Meghnath’ had gone to Patal-lok through this place only. People say that Kings ruled this place in 18th and 19th Century and that there was a long tunnel connecting this place to ‘Pachmarhi’ in Hoshangabad District.

Night stay at Tamia/ Chhindwara.

Day 13: Chhindwara to Harda. Chhindwara to Betul 256 Kms, Betul to Harda 123 Kms, Harda to Handia 23 Kms :-

No early morning wake up take your time to get ready at around 10:00 AM, after breakfast check out from the hotel and drive to Harda., via Amla-Betul, On the way visit Rukmani Balaji/ Balajipuram Temple. Arrival Harda check in and relax for some time and to visit Nabhi-kund. Hundia-Nemavar is considered to be the navel of Mother Narmada. Narmada reaches here for the orbiting or special recognition Nabikkund. In the medieval days, pilgrims have to reach the boat by sighting the navel kund situated in the middle Narmada. During the tannery of May, June, water of the navel has dried up from the Riddhnath temple of Hondia. Return to Hotels for a Night stay.

Day 14 Harda to Omkareshwar via Khandwa(Kishore Kumar House), Parikrama Samapan, Omkareshwar- Indore. Harda to Khandwa 111 kms, Khandwa to Omkareshwar 71 kms, Omareshwar to Indore 80 kms :-

Today early morning at 08:00 AM after breakfast check out from the hotel and move to Omkareshwar. On the way visit Magnificent Memorial of Kishore Kumar, built in memory the singing legend. With Beautiful landscaped garden, perfectly manicured lawns and rare picture of Kishore Kumar adorning the outer boundary wall also visit the iconic Ganguly House “Gourikunj” named after his parents. Later drive to Omkareshwar, arrival and again visit temple for blessing and to perform prayer for successful Narmada Parikrama, take holy dip in Maa Narmada at Gomukh or Sangam Ghat. After that depart to Indore, Late evening arrival Indore. Check in Hotel and Night stay.

Day 15 Indore (Visit Sarafa for Local Cuisine) :-

Today early morning at 10:00 AM after breakfast move out from the hotel and move to explore local Indore, Visit Khajarana Ganesh, Lalbagh Palace and few other spots. In the evening some shopping and Rajwada and experience the light and sound show at Rajwada. It is a historical palace in Indore city. It was built by the Holkars of the Maratha Empire about two centuries ago also visit Indore Sarafa, SarafaBazaar is traditionally famous for its Gold & Silver jewellery, gems, etc. like any other city’s jewellerymarket, but what may be probably unique to Indore’s Sarafa Bazaar is the interesting fact that it turns into a street-food lover’s paradise every single night (after 8 pm till way past midnight)!! The best time to explore this market is after 10:00 PM.

Needless to say that it’s completely safe to go there and the experience is something we recommend every foodie to take at least once in your life.

This night street-food market in Indore offers a huge variety of Indore’s gastronomic specialties such as  aalootikki, chhole-tikiya, dahivada, bhutte ka kees, garaadu, samosa, kachori, paani – puri, dahipapdi, dahichaat, sabudanaki khichdi (sago) , paav – bhaaji, paraanthaa (paratha), idli, dosa, sandwich, pizza, fried rice, noodles, vegetable munchurian, jalebi (and jalebaas), maalpuaa, rabdi, gulab jamun, shikanji (with rabdi& curd), kulfi, falooda, ice cream, fruit salad, gajak, etc…

Few famous dishes are Joshiji ka dahiwada, Saawariyakisabudana khichdi, Vijay ki kachori, Garadu, Bhutte kakees, KhopraPatties, Nagorikichikanji and some more.

Parking is always a major issue here and not available in the market, though there are spaces before entering the market from all four Sides where you can park your vehicle and walk few meters to reach Sarafa main area.

Sarafa Bazar is a place where foodies would want to visit again and again. Not only because of the rich and diverse taste of Indore’s famous food but also because of its hustle-bustle and festivity. Whether it’s the localities or tourists, little kids or Senior Citizens, young couples or a group of friends, everyone will get to munch on a lot of lip-smacking snacks in this amazing night food market.

Return to Hotel for a night stay.

Day 16 ndore and transfer :-

Today early morning at after breakfast check out from the hotel transfer to Railway Station/ Airport

 

Your Narmada Yatra/ Parikrama Journey concludes with sweet memories of Madhya Pradesh and Gujarat…………..

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