(8 Nights / 9 Days) Drive In & Drive Out.
PLACES COVERED :
Delhi -Haidakhan Babaji Ashram- Bhimtal Lake- Neem Karoli Baba Ashram- Ranikhet – Dwarahut – Dunagiri – Kukuchina – Siddhashram – Kausani – Baijnath – Bageshwar – Chaukuri – Patal bhuvaneswar – Jageshwar – Almora – Pilot Baba Ashram – Nainital
(Distance: 286 kms. / Driving Time: 7 hrs./ Altitude: 1818 Ft.)
Meet & Greet on arrival and check in at Delhi Hotel – Freshn-up – After lunch, visit Akshardam Temple, one of the most popular and amazing tourist attractions in the Indian nation.’Akshardham’ means the divine abode of God. It is hailed as an eternal place of devotion, purity and peace. Timeless Hindu spiritual messages, vibrant devotional traditions and ancient architecture all are echoed in its art and architecture.The mandir is a humble tribute to Bhagwan Swaminarayan (1781- 1830). After dinner,check out from the hotel and set out for an overnight journey to Kathgodam.
(Distance: 50 kms. / Driving Time: 2 hrs. )
Check in at a hotel and after breakfast proceeding to visit and meditate at the Haidakhan Babaji Ashram. Haidakhan is an universal pilgrimage centre and serves as a place of spiritual purification, healing and education, based upon the teachings of Shree Babaji. Truth, Simplicity and Love is Shri Babaji‘s timeless message for mankind and to realize it within ourselves and in our daily lives. He gave us the certain spiritual discipline, Sadhana, to follow here in Haidakhan and in His other Ashrams all over the world. Overnight stay at Kathgodam.
(Distance: 108 kms. / Driving Time: 5 hrs. / Altitude of Dwarahut: 4950 Ft.)
Check out from the hotel at 6 a.m. to visit and enjoy the serene view of the Bhimtal Lake. Later to move on Neem Karoli Babaji’s Ashram[Kainchidam] Neem Karoli Baba or Neeb Karori Baba was a Hindu guru, mystic and devotee of the Hindu deity, Hanuman. He was a lifelong adept of bhakti yoga, and encouraged service to others (seva) as the highest form of unconditional devotion to God. He gave no discourses; the briefest, simplest stories were his teachings. After being empowered in the powerful and enticing energies of the Ashram, will proceed to Ranikhet to be in Nature. Overnight stay at Dwarahut.
(Distance: 20 kms. / Driving Time: 1 hr. / Trek distance: 6 Kms / Altitude of kukuchina : 7900 Ft.)
After breakfast visit Dunagiri Mata Mandir. Among all the Shakti temples of Kumaon village, this temple is counted amid the most ancient Sidh- Shakthipeeth/Ugra Peeth. Dunagiri is also known as Brahma parvat/Divine Mountain. Proceed to Mahavatar Babaji Cave. The very cave where Babaji is known to have meditated. Indeed a powerful place to visit!! Overnight stay at Kukuchina.
(Distance: 54 kms. / Drive Time: 2 hrs. / Trek distance: 8 kms. / Altitude of Siddashram: 6000 Ft.)
At 6 a.m. in the morning, depart to Siddhashram. The ashram is known to only a fortunate few, as it’s kept a secret for a long time. It’s a great honour for us to have discovered it and to be the first of few people to visit the Divine Place. Located in the deep forest of Himalayas, it is known to be the Home of Mahavatar babaji, who meditated and is still guarding the Earth and guiding mankind to the Ultimate Truth. Overnight Camp at Siddhashram.
( Distance: 27 Kms. / Drive Time: 1 hr. / Trek Distance: 8 kms. / Altitude of Kausani : 6200 Ft.)
After breakfast trek down to Binta, and proceed to Kausani by road.Visit Anashakti Ashram at kausani, a quiet and revered place where Mahatma Gandhi spent some days and wrote his commentary on Anashakthi yog. Kausani is also popularly known as ‘The Indian Switzerland’ because of its exquisite scenic beauty. The Nanda Devi& Trishul Parvats of the Himalayan Ranges can be viewed from here. Overnight stay at Kausani.
(Distance: 85 kms. / Drive: 4 hrs. / Altitude of Chaukori: 6590 Ft.)
After breakfast proceed to Baijnath Mandir of Lord Shiva, constructed during the 12th & 13th centuries, located on the banks of River Gomti. Later to move on to Bageshwar Temple, also an abode of Lord Shiva. Proceed to Chaukori for an overnight stay.
(Distance: 114 kms. / Drive: 5 hrs./ Altitude of Almora: 5387Ft.)
Early morning departure at 6:00 am. Reach Patala Bhuvaneshwar, a limestone cave temple. The cave is 160 m long and 90 ft. deep from the point of entrance. It is not just one cave, rather a series of caves within caves. This is a sacred site where one feels the presence of eternal power.
From there to proceed to Jageswardham, to visit the holy shrine of Nagesh Jyothirlinga dedicated to Shiva. The temple comprises a cluster of 124 large and small stone temples, dating 9th to 13th century AD. Overnight stay at Almora or Jageshwar.
(Distance: 368 kms. / Drive: 10 hrs./ Altitude of Nainital: 6837 Ft.)
After breakfast, proceed to Pilot Baba Ashram who was given the name “Pilot” by his students and disciples because he had been a lieutenant colonel in the Royal Indian Air Force. After retiring from the force, during which time he had seen the effects of war and human strife, he resolved to find true peace. After many years leading the life of an ascetic in the Himalayas, Pilot Baba was guided back into society to fulfill the mission of raising the consciousness of all people. Later proceed to Nainital, a beautiful hill station. Overnight journey to Delhi. Then take departure to Delhi Railway station for your onward journey.