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Take a BITE (Bharat Indian Temples Entourage) SAI (See All India) of Cultural India & Nepal, leaving from Puttaparthi (Put-apart-I)

on February 23, 2012

Some useful links have been provided for anyone interested in making a spiritual journey to India.

The contact (details) for a scheduled temple tour of South India, leaving from Puttaparthi, has also been provided at the bottom of this post  (along with the itinerary  for the first tour package).

TRAVEL TO INDIA

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/India

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Portal:India

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Names_of_India#Bh.C4.81rata

http://www.incredibleindia.org/

http://www.iloveindia.com/

 http://wikitravel.org/en/India

http://www.lonelyplanet.com/india

http://www.mapsofindia.com/

http://wikimapia.org/

http://maps.google.com/

http://www.youtube.com/user/onthegotours?v=9rbxdDeluMw&feature=pyv (India)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PcRQBZv4Wk4&feature=share (Nepal)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Th6P_vK8Kew&feature=share (Tibet)

27 States of India 

(4 South India & 23 North India)

INDIA – SOME IMPORTANT SPIRITUAL DESTINATIONS

http://www.iloveindia.com/spirituality/ashrams/index.html

http://www.indiayogi.com/content/ashrams/

http://goindia.about.com/od/yogawellbeing/tp/popular-ashrams-in-india.htm

for Advaita Vedanta & Meditation

Ramana Maharishi Sri Ramanashram Ashram – Arunachala Tiruvanamalai (Tamil Nadu)

Classic Ashrams

http://www.ashrams.in/

Sathya Sai Baba (Puttaparthi Andra Pradesh)

Amritananda Mayi Ma (Kerala)

Ram Das’ Ananda Ashram (Kerala)

Sakti Amma’s Sri Puram (Vellore – Tamil Nadu)

 Ramakrishna Mission (Calcutta)

Chinmaya Mission (Mumbai Bombay)

Atma Jyothi Ashram

for Yoga

http://www.yoga.in/ (Yoga Retreats India)

Sivananda Ashram; Divine Life Society – Rishikesh Uttarakhand

Bihar School of Yoga

Ashtanga Yoga research Institute

Isha Yoga Centre

Manaltheeram Yoga Centre

Ashiyana Ashram

for Meditation & Ayurveda

Maharishi Yogi – Transcendental Meditation Centre

for Ayurveda

Indus Valley Meditation Centre (Mysore)

Ghandharv Ashram

for Jyotish Astrology

ISKCON Hare Krishna

Contemporary

Rajneesh Osho Meditation Centre  (Pune Maharastra)

Sri Sri Ravi Shankar’s Art of Living  (Bangalore Karnataka)

for Evolution Theory & Vision 

Sri Aurobindo – Pondicherry Auroville (Tamil Nadu)

for Brahma Kumaris (unity of faiths)

Brahma Kumaris

for Buddhism

Dalai Lama – Dharmsala, Sarnath, Dargeeling, Nepal (Boddhanath), Lhasa (China)

for Zen Tao

Zen Tao Mediation Centre

for Vipasanna

Vipasanna International Academy

Serve the Poor & Sick

Sadhu Vaswani Mission

Mother Teresa

TEMPLES OF INDIA

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hindu_temple

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Hindu_temples_in_India

http://www.bharatonline.com/temples.html

http://www.templenet.com/

http://www.indiatemples.info/http://reachtemples.com/http://www.templesonnet.com/http://www.pilgrimage-india.com/south-india-temples.html

SOUTH INDIA by States

a) Karnataka b) Kerala c) Tamil Nadu d) Andra Pradesh

i) Spiritual ii) Cultural iii) Historical iv) Scenic v) Holiday Destinations

SAI (See All India) TEMPLE TOURS OF SOUTH INDIA 

2 PART TOUR PACKAGE (scroll down for itinerary)

Part 1 Package – Karnataka & Kerala States  – leaving 25th April 2012

Part 2 Package – Tamil Nadu & Andra Pradesh States – leaving 2nd May 2012

Total duration of Tour = 2 weeks (from 25th April to 9th May 2012)

TOUR PACKAGE (PICTORIAL) of PART 1

Wiki Links to the above Locations

A) TEMPLE TOUR GUIDE FOR KARNATAKA

Nava Brindavanam (http://wikimapia.org/2429641/Navabrindavana & http://www.navabrindavanam.com/)

Sringeri (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shringeri)

Kukkey Subramanya  (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kukke_Subramanya_Temple)

Dharmasthala (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dharmasthala)

Annapoorneshwari (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Annapoorneshwari_Temple)

Udipi Krishna (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Udupi)

Mookambika Devi Temple (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mookambika)

Murudeswar (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Murudeshwara)

Hampi (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hampi)

B) TEMPLE TOUR GUIDE FOR KERALA 

Padmanabhaswamy Temple (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Padmanabhaswamy_Temple)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IpeCSbOU48k&feature=related

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I6K7nNeCtZ8&feature=share

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V8U-Q2yKhPo&feature=related

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GnB9IHHSVJs&feature=related

Ayurveda Kerala

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AkCcK7oZ1tg&feature=relmfu

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5AhWdnHls1k&feature=relmfu

TOUR PACKAGE (PICTORIAL) of PART 2

Wiki Links to the above Locations

C) TEMPLE TOUR GUIDE FOR TAMIL NADU

Some Sacred Shiva Sites:-

Arunachala Mountain – Ramana Ashram

(http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thiruvannaamalai),

5 elemental lingams

(http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pancha_Bhoota_Stalam),

Chidambaram

(http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chidambaram & http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chidambaram_Temple)

One of the 12 Jyothi lingams at Rameswaram

(http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rameswaram)

Kutralam

(http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thirukutralam)

Astrological Temples for 9 planets

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Navagraha (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Template:Navagraha_Temples & http://www.navagrahatemples.com/kumbakonam.htm)

Navagraha Temple Tour Map

Sun – http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Surya,  Moon – http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chandra, Mars – http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mangala, Mercury – http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Budha, Jupiter – http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Brihaspati, Venus – http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shukra, Saturn – http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shani, Rahu – http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rahu, Kethu – http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ketu_(mythology)

Others:-

Sri Puram ( http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sripuram  – Home of Sakti Amma

Pondicherry & Auroville (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pondicherry & http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Auroville)  – Home of the late Sri Aurobindo & the Mother

Srivilliputhur (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Srivilliputhurhttp://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Srivilliputhur_Divya_Desam)

Trichy (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tiruchirappalli & http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sri_Ranganathaswamy_Temple,_Srirangam)

Meenakshi Amman temple (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Meenakshi_Amman_Temple ),

Thanjavur (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Brihadeeswarar_Templehttp://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thanjavur),

Tiruchendur (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thiruchendur)

Kanyakumri temple (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kanyakumari & http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Devi_Kanya_Kumari)

D) TEMPLE TOUR GUIDE FOR ANDRA PRADESH

Kanipakkam (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kanipakam)

Kadiri (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kadiri)

Puttaparthi (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Puttaparthi)

Andra Pradesh State

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IzECy4Dcwjs&feature=results_main&playnext=1&list=PLDC09F5E04FC3FFFA

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=85t1Ks7K2QE&feature=related

 ——————– ITINERARY ———————

PART 1 TOUR PACKAGE   – HISTORICAL PLACES TO VISIT

leaving 25th April  – completion on the 28th April 2012

1) Hampi 2) Nava Brindavanam 3) Murudeswar 4) Mookambika Temple 5) Upudi Krishna 6) Sringeri 7) Kukke  Subramanya 8) Annapurneshwari 9) Dharmasthala

Duration – 4 Days 3 Nights

Distance covered – 2,500 km

Cost – 7,000 Rps per head ($US140/- or Euro 105/-)

Transport – Deluxe Coach (Air-condition)

Additional (optional) 3,000 rps for airport taxi (to and fro)

Additional (optional) 500 rps for accommodation in Puttaparthi

Total (with taxi & extras) < 11,000 rps

Accommodation – Lodging included during 3 nights

Meals provided – Breakfast, Lunch & Diner (if you like Indian food)

We can manage to visit additional places on request if there is available time

Overseas Devotees

Note that for persons coming from overseas, a taxi can be arranged to pick you up from the Bangalore airport. Taxi cost is 1,500 rupees (US30/-) from Bangalore to Puttaparthi (3,000 both ways).

If  you desire to come a day or two prior to departure, lodging can be arranged in Puttaparthi (not more than  Rps 500/- or $US10/- a night).

Thus, the total cost from Bangalore for this first part package tour will not be above 11,000 rupees (Us220/-) – excluding air-flight costs.

The 2nd part of the tour package will take place a week later on the 2nd of April 2012.

There will be a few days rest on the return to Puttaparthi after the first tour. This will give those interested in continuing the tour time to recuperate and relax from the summer heat before leaving to Tamil Nadu and the areas around Andra Pradesh.

Note that the deluxe air-con Volvo bus will also provide relief between each temple visited. Clean mineral water will be available during the trip.

For those continuing on with the 2nd tour, an additional 8,500 rps will be added to the first tour package.

Otherwise, for those NOT interested in the first package, but would like to only participate in the 2nd tour package, here are the details;

PART 2 TOUR PACKAGE  – HISTORICAL PLACES TO VISIT 

leaving 2nd May – completion on the 9th May 2012

1) Trichy, 2) Thanjavur, 3) Kumbokonam Navagraha (9 planetary temples) 4) Chidambaram Nataraj temple 5) Tiruvannamalai (ARUNACHALA) 6) Sri Puram Golden Temple 7) Trunallar 8) Kanipakkam 9) Kadri 10) Puttaparthi

Duration –  7 days 6 nights

Distance – 3,000 km (1.6 per km)

Cost – 8,500 rps per head

Transport – Deluxe Coach (Air-condition)

Additional (optional) 3,000 rps for airport taxi (to and fro)

Additional (optional) 500 rps for accommodation in Puttaparthi

Total (with taxi and extras) – < 12,000 rps

– ADDITIONALLY –

 JYOTISH ASTROLOGY  & THE 9 PLANETARY TEMPLE REMEDIALS

The second part of the tour also includes an optional Vedic astrological (Jyotish) chart reading, before leaving for the Navagraha temples, where the appropriate identification and prayers for planetary remedial measures can be made for you by the priests at the respective temples.

Note that between Package 1 & 2, there will be a  3-4 days rest and accommodation can be provided (500 rps a day), or you can stay in the Sai Baba ashram for about 150 rps a day.

3 TOUR OPTIONS & COSTS

Thus, from the above, anyone interested in the trip can participate in any of 3 tour options:-

1.  Total Tour Package 1  (25th-28th April 2012)

7,000 rps

(US 140/- or Euro 106/-)

OR

< 11,000 rps 

(including airport taxi & accommodation)

(US 221/- or Euro 168)

2. Total Tour Package 2  (2nd-9th May 2012)

8,500 rps

(US 171/- or Euro 130)

OR

 < 12,000 rps 

(incl taxi & accommodation)

(US 241/- or  Euro 183/-)

3. Total Tour Package 1 & 2  (25th April – 9th May 2012)

15,500 rps (7,000 + 8,500)

(US 301/- or Euro 228/-)

OR

< 25,000 rps 

(including taxi & all accommodation)

(US 503/- or Euro 381/-)

By providing these 3 options (6 if you include price options), you can decide the cost, duration and sites that you would like to see.

Conditions for Trip

1. Interested travelers shall pay an advance of Rs. 1,000/- for booking a seat

2. The amount for booking is non-refundable

3. We are not responsible if the traveling person does not get to the departure point (bus) in time

4. In case of hike in price of diesel or the toll booth charges, the extra money will be collected from passengers

5. Full fair shall be collected for anyone over the age of 5 years old

6. Devotees shall abide by the rules and regulations of the visiting temple

7. Tickets shall be reserved/booked on the basis of first come first serve

Do not miss the bliss of a spiritual trip!

LEAVING FROM PUTTAPARTHI (Andra Pradesh)

(2 1/2 hours from Bangalore/Bengalaru Airport)

Puttaparthi Entrance Arch
View from Puttaparthi Sports Stadium
CONTACT DETAILS

Please contact me (JiVa Suren) at 14suren@gmail.com

WISHING YOU A HAPPY JOURNEY


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