Delhi to Kurukshetra Day Trip
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This is a great pick for travelers interested in visiting an Indian pilgrimage site. Enjoy a private day trip to Kurukshetra, which is known for being the “land of the Bhagavad Gita”—a famous Hindu text. Instead of encountering crowds on public transport, enjoy comfortable transportation in an air-conditioned vehicle. The trip visits Kartikeya Temple, Bhadrakali Temple, Bhishma Kund, and Sheikh Chilli's Tomb with an English-speaking guide to accompany you.
Pick up from your hotel for full day excursion to visit Kurukshetra (180kms/ 4hrs approx one way).
Kurukshetra is well known for the Battle of Mahabharata. The city is dotted with numerous temples and sites of historical and mythological value. Kurukshetra is described as Dharamkshetra i.e. 'Region of righteousness' association with the Vedas and Vedic culture. It was here that the battle of Mahabharata was fought and Lord Krishna preached his philosophy of 'Karma' to Arjuna at Jyotisar, as enshrined in the holy Bhagwad-Gita. According to Hindu mythology, Kurukshetra is spread over, a circuit of about 48 Kos (1 Kos = 2.25 miles).
Visit Kartikeya Temple located at Pehowa. There are many ‘tirthas’,’ ghats’ and temples in and around Pehowa. The temple for God Kartikeya (son of God Shiva and Goddess Parvati) is built at this site. According to legend, Lord Krishna made Yudhishthira light two lamps for the 18 lakh warriors who died in the Battle of Mahabharata. These lamps flank the temple and it is believed that they have been continuously lit since then.
Bhadrakali Temple famously known as “Savitri Peeth”,. According to Hindu mythology, Goddess Sati could not bear the slander of her husband, Lord Shiva and committed ‘Sati’ (immolation). Holding her burning body, Lord Shiva started pacing the universe, watching this entire incident God Vishnu cut her body into 52 parts with his ‘surdarshan chakra’. Due to this, all the body parts of Goddess Sati fell in different directions forming the various ‘Shakti peeths’. It is believed that the right ankle of Goddess Sati fell where the Bhadrakali Temple is located. Legend has it that before leaving for the battle of Mahabharata, Lord Krishna along with Pandavas worshipped here for their victory and offered the horses of their chariots. The same tradition of offerings is continued till date, suiting ones expenses. Also, the ‘mundan’ (head shaving) ceremony of Lord Krishna and his brother Balram is believed to have been performed at this shrine.
Bhishma Kund another place that has a connection with the great epic Mahabharata. It is believed that Pitamaha Bhishma (father figure revered by both Kauravas and Pandavas) lay on the arrowed bed here, created by Arjuna; from here he saw the epic Battle of Mahabharata. The place now has a temple next to a water tank called the Banganga or the Bhishma Kund. There is a legend attached to this water tank, which says when Bhishma lay down on his bed of arrows, he felt thirsty and asked for water. To fulfill his desire, Arjuna immediately shot an arrow into the ground and let lose a stream of gushing water. This is how the Bhishma Kund is believed to have come into existence.
Sheikh Chilli's Tomb and the madrasa (school) are associated with the Sufi Saint Abdu'r-Rahim popularly known as Shaikh Chehli believed to be the spiritual teacher of the Mughal Prince Dara Shikoh, the eldest son of Emperor Shahjahan. The tomb, overlooking the madrasa and standing on an artificial terrace, is octagonal in shape with the entrance in the South. It is built of buff sandstone and is crowned with a pear-shaped dome of white marble standing on a high circular drum. The cenotaph of the saint occupies the centre of the chamber, while his grave is located in the lower chamber, which conjoins the madarasa through a narrow gallery.
After sightseeing drive back to Delhi and drop off to your hotel.
Transport by private AC deluxe car
Pick up and drop off to your hotel.
Services of a knowledgeable, government-licensed English-speaking tour guide.
Monument entrance fees mentioned in the itinerary.
Bottled water within the vehicle.
Camera charges at monuments.