Sacred Sojourn: Junagarh & Somnath Temple Tour from Rajkot
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Product Code : AGORA471
Sacred Sojourn as we embark on a spiritual journey from Rajkot to Junagarh and Somnath Temple. Discover the rich heritage and religious significance of these sacred sites. Explore the ancient Uparkot Fort and Mahabat Maqbara in Junagarh, known for their stunning architecture and historical significance. Pay homage at the revered Somnath Temple, one of the 12 Jyotirlinga shrines dedicated to Lord Shiva. Immerse yourself in the divinity of these sacred places and experience a soul-enriching pilgrimage.
8:30 AM: Your journey begins as you are picked up from your hotel in Rajkot. Traveling through the picturesque landscapes of Gujarat, you'll make your way to Junagadh.
10:30 AM: Arrive in Junagadh, a city steeped in history, and your first stop is the impressive Uparkot Fort. This ancient fort, with its origins dating back to the Mauryan era, showcases remarkable architecture. Explore its well-preserved gateways, ancient walls, and temples. Don't forget to explore the Buddhist caves, Adi Kadi Vav stepwell, and the striking Jama Masjid mosque within the fort complex.
12:00 PM: Your journey continues to the Mahabat Maqbara, a stunning palace-mausoleum renowned for its unique blend of Islamic and Gothic architectural styles. The intricate carvings, majestic domes, and minarets make this structure a feast for the eyes. Stroll through the lush gardens and courtyards surrounding the mausoleum while delving into its historical significance.
1:30 PM: It's time for a well-deserved lunch break at a local restaurant in Junagadh. Here, you can savor the flavors of Gujarat's delectable cuisine.
2:30 PM: After lunch, you'll depart for Somnath, a sacred pilgrimage site in Gujarat. During the approximately 2-hour journey, take in the scenic beauty of the region.
4:30 PM: Upon reaching Somnath, you'll first visit the iconic Somnath Temple, dedicated to Lord Shiva. As one of the twelve Jyotirlingas, it holds immense religious significance and showcases splendid architectural grandeur. Explore the temple complex, where you'll discover its rich history, myths, and legends related to Lord Shiva.
5:30 PM: Next, you'll visit the Parshuram Temple, a serene site dedicated to Sage Parshuram, an incarnation of Lord Vishnu. The temple offers a breathtaking view of the Arabian Sea, creating an ambiance of tranquility.
6:00 PM: Bhalka Tirtha is your next stop, a sacred location associated with Lord Krishna. It is believed to be the site where Lord Krishna was accidentally struck by an arrow, marking his departure from the mortal world. You can pay your respects at the temple located here.
6:30 PM: Head to the Triveni Sangam, a holy confluence of three sacred rivers - Hiran, Kapila, and Saraswati. It's a place of great spiritual significance in Hindu mythology. You can take a holy dip in the confluence and offer prayers.
7:00 PM: As the day's spiritual journey comes to a close, you'll depart from Somnath and make your way back to Rajkot, where you'll be dropped off at your hotel, concluding this memorable sacred sojourn.
Private AC car/van for pick up and drop off from/to your hotel.
English speaking local guide, if option selected.
Entrance fees to monuments, if option selected.
Lunch, if option selected.
Bottled water in the car.
Camera charges at monuments.
Gratuities and optional activities.
Anything not mentioned in the inclusions.