Kangra Pilgrimage with Golden Temple is a comprehensive pilgrim break where you visit the most significant Devi temples in the Kangra Valley area including Shaktipeetha Temples along with a visit to the Golden Temple in Amritsar.
Nainadevi - A pilgrim centre and one of the Shaktipeetha Temples
Devi Temples of Kangra Valley - Chintpurni, Jwalamukhi, Chamunda Devi, Brajeshwari
Golden Temple - One of the Five Takhts of Sikhism and a renowned pilgrimage
Durgiana Temple - Durga Temple overlooking a lake in Amritsar
Mansadevi Temple - A renowned pilgrimage in the outskirts of Chandigarh
Day 1 - Arrive at Chandigarh and proceed to Chintpurni via Nainadevi Arrive at Chandigarh and proceed to Chintpurni (220 kms - 5 hours) via Nainadevi (110 kms - 2.5 hours). Nainadevi Temple is a Shaktipeetha Temple and a major pilgrim centre. Nainadevi requires a cable ride atop the hill for darshan. After darshan, you return to the base to then reach Chintpurni by the evening. Chintpurni Temple, a Shaktipeetha Temple is a major pilgrimage in Kangra Valley. You visit the Chitpurni Temple for darshan in the evening.
Nainadevi Temple Timings - 6 AM to 9 PM
Chintpurni Temple Timings - Summer: 4 AM to 10 PM, Winter: 5:30 AM to 9:30 PM
Day 2 - Visit Jwalamukhi, Baijnath, Chamunda Devi Temples. Visit Mcleodgunj Today, you visit three significant temples in Kangra Valley namely Jwalamukhi (32 kms - 1 hour), and Chamunda Devi Temple (55 kms from Jwalamukhi - 1.5 hours) before arriving at Mcleodgunj (20 kms - 1 hour from Chamunda Devi), the home of His holiness the Dalai Lama. Jwalamukhi is a Shaktipeetha Temple where the deity is an eternal flame. From here you travel to Chamunda Devi, a renowned pilgrimage on the Palampur - Dharamsala route. Thereafter, you arrive at Mcleodgunj (6000 ft asl), a popular hill station and residence in exile of His holiness the Dalai Lama. You visit the Dalai Lama Monastery in the evening, walk around the Mcleodgunj market and visit the Bhagsu Nag Cave Temple (3 kms from the town centre).
Day 3 - Visit Vrajeshwari Temple and Golden Temple Gurdwara Today you depart for Amritsar (180 kms - 4.5 hours). Enroute you stop at Vrajeshwari Temple at Kangra. Sri Vrajeshwari Temple is one of the Shaktipeetha temples and is therefore popular with pilgrim travellers enroute. After darshan, you depart for Amritsar and reach by the afternoon. Amritsar is the border town, 30 kms from the India-Pakistan border and renowned for the Harmandir Sahib Gurdwara (or popularly known as the Golden Temple). Spending a couple of hours in the Golden Temple complex is one of the definitive spirituality experiences for pilgrim travellers from all faiths and religions. In the afternoon, you spend time at the Golden Temple complex visiting the historical site of Jallianwala Bagh, walking through the long pathways, visiting Shani Temple within the complex and eventually, paying a visit to the Harmandir Sahib in the centre of the holy pond.
Day 4 - Mansa Devi Temple Visit before Departure from Chandigarh Today, you visit Durgiana Temple (a Goddess Durga temple in the middle of a sacred lake, similar to the Golden Temple) in Amritsar before your departure for Chandigarh (200 kms - 4 hours) for your onward destination. If time permits, you may visit Mansadevi Temple in Panchkula, one of the most renowned Devi temples of the area.
3* Hotel Accommodation
All Transfers & Sightseeing by AC Tavera or AC Mahindra Scorpio