This 10 day Spiritual Andhra Pradesh with Hyderabad City Package Tour covers some of the lesser known yet important pilgrimage sites of Andhra Pradesh. Visitors on this tour get to visit the temples associated with Shiva (Mallikarjuna Jyotirlinga Temple, Sri Kukkuteswara Swamy Temple) ,Shakti (Bhramaramba Devi Temple ,Puruhutika Temple ), and Dattareya (Sripad Srivallabh Mandir). In addition, they also get to go on Hyderabad City Tour, Vijaywada City Tour and Vishakapatnam City Tour.
This Family and Pilgrimage tour is best families and devotees keen to visit temples associated with Shiva, Shakti and Dattareya.
Though the tours starts from Hyderabad and ends at Vizag, it can be done the other way around also viz, start from Vishakapatnam and end at Hyderabad.
PLACES OF INTEREST IN ANDHRA PRADESH
- Hyderabad – Golconda Fort Light and Sound Show ,SalarJung Musuem,Hussian Sagar Lake,Mecca Masjid,Char Minar,Birla Temple
- Srisailam -Mallikarjuna Jyotirlinga Temple Bhramaramba Devi Temple, Sakshi Ganesh, Paladhara-Panchdhara, Haatkeshwar temple, Shikhreshwara, PataalGanga.
- Vijaywada-Mogalarajapuram Caves , Kondapalli Fort and the Undavalli Caves,Kanak Durga Temple
- Pithapuram-Puruhutika Temple, Sri Kukkuteswara Swamy Temple, Sripad Srivallabh Mandir (Swayambhu) Datta Darbar, Sripad Srivallabh Mahasanthan, Anagha Datta Kshetram and the Shree Satyanarayan Mandir
- Vishakapatnam-Kailasagiri, Simhachalam Temple, Sub Marine Museum, Visakha Museum and Rishi Konda Beach
Day 1: Hyderabad Arrival and City Tour
Arrive at Hyderabad and check in. Afternoon visit Char Minar and Mecca Mosque and Golconda fort for light and sound show in the evening.
Day 2: Hyderabad City Tour
Visit Birla temple, Salarjung museum, enjoy boat ride in Hussainsagar lake, Buddha statue, NTR gardens and laser show at Lumbini Gardens. Overnight at Hyderabad.
Day 3: Hyderabad-Sirsalam
Proceed to Srisailam after breakfast. The journey will take at least 5-6 hours by car. Evening free time for relaxation and leisure.
Day 4: Sirsalam Temple Tour
Today we will begin our Temple Tour of Srisailam. Also known as Sriparvata , Srisalam located in the Nallamalai Hills on the banks of River Krishna is an important pilgrimage site for the Hindus, being the abode of Shiva and Shakti. Here Shiva resides as one of the twelve Jyotirlingas in the Mallikarjuna Jyotirlinga Temple Bhramaramba Devi Temple is the home of Shakti , which is one of the eighteen Mahasakthis. Srisailam is the only place in India where both the Jyothirlinga and Mahasakthi reside in one Temple complex.
Besides these two important temples, we will also visit Sakshi Ganesh, Paladhara-Panchdhara, Haatkeshwar temple, Shikhreshwara, PataalGanga. Overnight at the holy town of Srisalam.
Day 5: Sirsalam-Vijaywada
Full day on the road as we make our way from Sirsalam to Vijaywada .Evening free time for relaxation.
Day 6: Vijaywada City Tour
Today we will visit Mogalarajapuram Caves , Kondapalli Fort and the Undavalli Caves, known for its rock-cut architecture.
Day 7: Vijaywada-Pithapuram
Morning visit the Kanak Durga Temple before proceeding to Pithapuram. The temple city of Pithapuram is the abode of Shripada Shri Vallabha who is believed to be an incarnation of Lord Dattatreya and the first complete avatars (incarnations) of the deity Dattatreya in Kali Yuga. Pithapuram is also a Shakti Peetha .It is believed that Sati’s left hand fell here. Evening at leisure
Day 8: Pithapuram Temple Tour- Vishakapatnam(Vizag)
Morning visit the Puruhutika Temple, Sri Kukkuteswara Swamy Temple, Sripad Srivallabh Mandir (Swayambhu) Datta Darbar, Sripad Srivallabh Mahasanthan, Anagha Datta Kshetram and the Shree Satyanarayan Mandir. Later proceed toVishakapatnam for night halt.
Day 9: Vishakapatnam Full Day City Tour
Full day City Tour of Vishakapatnam which will involve visit to Kailasagiri, Simhachalam Temple, Sub Marine Museum, Visakha Museum, (Visaka & Sub Marine Museum Closed on Monday) and Rishi Konda Beach
Day 10 : Departure from Vishakapatnam
Tour Ends. After breakfast and check out, you will be driven to the airport/ railway/bus station for your journey back home.