On arrival in Chandigarh, you’ll be transferred to your hotel for check-in. After freshening up, proceed to visit the Mata Mansa Devi temple in Panchkula (15 kms/30 mins). After visiting the temple, return to your hotel in Chandigarh for overnight stay.
The Maa Mansa Devi temple is not only the abode of Goddess Mansa but it was also a cultural center for the expression of creativity. The tradition of covering interior temple walls with murals dates back to the birth of civilization, and it can be seen as the highest form of truly indigenous creative expression.
After breakfast, check-out of the hotel and proceed to visit the Maa Chintpurni Devi temple. On the way, visit the temples of Maa Naina Devi (100 kms/3 hours) and Maa Sheetla Devi (60 kms/2 hours). After temple darshan, proceed to Chintpurni and visit the Maa Chintpurni Devi temple. Next, check-in to the hotel in Chintpurni for an overnight stay.
The word ‘Naina’ is associated with Sita’s eyes; Sita being the consort of Lord Shiva. The temple of Naina Devi is situated on the top of a hill in Bilaspur district of Himachal.
Sheetla Devi temple is dedicated to another form of Goddess Durga. Popularly, she is the Hindu goddess of smallpox in North India and is known to protect from the smallpox disease.
Shri Mata Chintpurni Devi temple is one of the 51 Shaktipeeths in India. Devotees have been visiting this Shaktipeeth for centuries to pray at the lotus feet of Mata Shri Chintpurni Devi.
After breakfast, proceed to visit the Maa Jawalaji temple (75 kms/4 hours). On your way, visit the Maa Baglamukhi Devi Temple as well. Check-in to the hotel in Jawalaji for overnight stay.
In Hindu Mythology, Baglamukhi Devi demolishes the devotee's misconceptions and delusions. The Goddess is also known as Pitambara in Northern India. ’Baglamukhi’ is derived from the word "Bagla" and "mukha", that means "bridle" and "face" respectively. The name means one whose face has the power to capture or control and also represents the hypnotic power of the Goddess.
Jawala ji temple is one of the 51 Shaktipeeths of India. It is a Devi Temple dedicated to the Goddess of Light, located in Jawala Mukhi, district Kangra of Himachal Pradesh. Sati's tongue is believed to have fallen at the very place where Jawalaji Temple is now situated. The tongue of Sati is represented by Holy Flame or Jawala that is perpetually burning. The flames come out from nine different rocks in the temple. Jawala Ji has a unique characteristic of perpetual flames emanating from the rock at the temple site, which is considered the manifestation of the Goddess.
After breakfast, check-out from the hotel and proceed to Dharamshala (70 kms/2 hours). On the way, visit the Maa Brijeshwari Devi temple. After darshan, reach Dharamshala and stay overnight at the hotel.
Maa Brajeshwari Devi Temple (also called Vajreshvari Devi Temple) is located in the town of Kangra, Himachal Pradesh. As per Hindu Mythology, when Sati's body was cut into different pieces by Lord Vishnu, the remaining parts fell in this place. Some devotees cut off their tongues as a sign of devotion to the Goddess. Maa is worshipped here in the form of a pindi. The offerings to the Goddess are divided into three parts each for Mahalakshmi, Mahakali and Mahasaraswati.
After breakfast, check-out of the hotel and proceed to Katra (280 kms/8 hours). On your way, visit the Maa Chamunda Devi temple (15 kms/30 mins). After darshan proceed to Katra for overnight stay in the hotel.
Chamunda Devi Temple is an attractive spot with glorious views of the mountains, the Baner Khud, Pathiar and Lahla forests. Chamunda is a fearsome aspect of Devi, the Hindu Divine Mother and the name is a combination of Chanda and Munda, two monsters whom Chamunda killed. She is closely associated with Kali, another fierce aspect of Devi.
After breakfast, proceed towards the shrine of Shri Mata Vaishno Devi, located on the Trikuta Hills of Katra, Jammu. The 25 km return trek is one of the most fascinating pilgrim journeys you could ever wish to encounter. Vaishno Devi is the second most visited pilgrimage site in India, second only to the Lord Venkateswara Temple in Tirupati. The darshan can range from 7 hours to over 20 hours depending on the customer. After acquiring the blessings of Maa Vaishno Devi, return to hotel for overnight stay.