12 Jyotirlinga Darshan- Best Route for Spiritual Road Trips

What is the Best Route to cover 12 Jyotirlinga Darshan on a Road Trips? A question often encountered during the longest All India Bike Ride of 150000KM covering all states and union territories of Indiaon Road. 12 Jyotirlinga Darshan will be turn out to one of Best Road Trips for you, if you love Road Trips and on a journey of self-exploration.  

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Through this article will be providing Best Route to cover all 12 Jyotirlinga along with a small introduction, however will also be publishing individual articles for each Jyotirlinga with detail Plan &  Itineraries as well as guide. The list given below is a circular route, means if you start from a place coming back ending at that place. ‘Radiant sign of Almighty’, is what represent a Jyotirlinga.


You can start from any Jyotirlinga and move upward or downward to complete a circular route. At the end of this article also give a phase wise plan which you may opt as per your suitability. Don’t forget to look at Google map route for 12 Jyotirlinga Darshan attached at end of this article.

Though I started by Jyotirlinga Darshan from Nashik, however while preparing this article was traveling around Hyderabad, hence starting the list from Mallikarjun jyotirlinga. Though my 12 Jyotirlinga Bike ride was includes Chardham as well hence my route was little different. But if one want to do only 12 Jyotirlinga Darshan , this route is best suitable for a Road Trips.


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1- Mallikarjun Jyotirlinga: One of famous Jyotirlinga temple located on bank of Krishna River at Srisailam Andhra Pradesh.  The temple also provides its spiritual aura as ‘Kailash of the South’  in Shri Shaila Mountain


2- Bhimashankar Jyotirlinga: A beautiful temple located in Sahyadri region of Pune in Maharashtra. River Bhima begins from this place and provides its blessings to people. Tranquility is one word which can describe your experience here. 

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3- Trimbakeshwar Jyotirlinga:  Nashik the city holds many spiritual faith amongst Hindus. Trimbakeshwar  jyotirlinga situated around 30 Km from Nashik City in Maharastra. It’s also considered as the source of holy river Godavari. The river also known as ‘Gautami Ganga’   Book Your Budget Stay at Nashik 

4- Grishneshwar Jyotirlinga: Located near to Ajanta-Ellora caves in Aurangabad district of Maharashtra. The temple also known as Kusumeswarar, Ghushmeshwar  constructed under supervision of Ahilyabai Holkar.

5- Omkareshwar Jyotirlinga:  Here Lord Siva placed in an island in Narmada River at Shivapuri Madhya Pradesh. Holds deep faith in devotees also one of the starting point for holly Narmada Parikrama . Stay tuned to my blog on Narmada Parikrama Bike Ride.

6- Mahakaleshwar Jyotirlinga:  Also considered as part of the seven ‘Mukti-Sthal’ as per Hindu believe. Located on holy bank of Kshipra River which passes through deep Mahakal Forest in Ujjain Madhya Pradesh


7- Somnath Jyotirlinga: Considered to be one of first Jyotirlinga, Historically this temple was destroyed and rebuild multiple times. Located in Kathiawad district of Gujarat also known as Prabhas Kshetra.


8- Nageshvara (Nageswar) Jyotirlinga: The Nagnath Temple located coast of Saurashtra in Gujarat.  There is a special believe about this jyotirlinga temple is, its protects from poisons and provides liberation from all forms of poisons.


9- Kedareshwar (Kedarnath) Jjyotirlinga: Popularly known as Kedarnath located on the holiest Rudra Himalayan range in Rudraprayag district of Uttarakhand-The land of Gods: Dev-Bhoomi. The name of mountain is Kedar at around 12000ft height, Kedarnath also forms a part famous Chardham in Uttarakhand along with Badrinath, Gangotri and Yamunotri.


10- Visweswara (Kashi Vishwanath)  Jyotirlinga: Located on bank of River Ganga in the holy city of Varanasi, traditionally known as Kashi. You can experience magical evening at Ganga Ghat in Varanasi.


11- Vaidyanath Jyotirlinga: Its believed worshiping Lord Vaidyanath, one can attain salvation. The temple is also known as  Vaijnath temple located  at Deogarh in Jharkhand.


12- Rameshwar Jyotirlinga: Located off the Sethu coast of Tamil Nadu in Rameshwaram. A prominent mention in Ramayana makes this place more popular along with its unique architecture on shore on Hind Mahasagar


One can also do all 12 Jytirlinga darshan in 2 phase consider 7 in Phase 1 and remaining 5 in phase 2. Below 7 Jyotirlinga can be combined together based on its proximity as one phase.

  • Somnath Jyotirlinga
  • Nageshwar Jyotirlinga
  • Trimbakeshwar Jyotirlinga
  • Bhimashankar Jyotirlinga
  • Grishneshwar Jyotirlinga
  • Mahakaleshwar Jyotirlinga
  • Omkareshwar Jyotirlinga

Hope the route above will help you in planning your next Road Trips for 12 Jyotirlinga Darshan. May Lord Shiva Brings Peace & Prosperity to your life.  Don’t forget to visit this blog. As soon will be publishing articles on each Jyotirlinga individually with providing following information. How to reach? Where to stay during 12 Jyotirlinga Darshan? Things to do? Budget accommodation? Special hidden place to visit? And many more


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