Situated on the banks of river Gomti in the Sitapur district of Uttar Pradesh, Naimisharanya is a place believed to have been graced by various Hindu Gods and Goddesses. Many Puranic Hindu mythological stories about Brahma, Vishnu, Mahesh, and Devi Sati are connected to a forest named ‘Naimisharanya’. Therefore, devotees flock in this auspicious land to seek blessings at the various landmark temples and kunds dedicated to their deities.
LUCKNOW – NAIMISHARANYA – LUCKNOW
The best time to visit Naimisharanya is during the winter months from October to February. The weather is pleasant enough for a full-day tour.
The Nearest airport is Chaudhary Charan Singh International Airport (110 km/ 2 hours). You can hire a taxi or hop on the state-run buses.
Nearest Railway stations are in Sitapur (40km/1hour) and Lucknow (110km/2hours). You can hire a taxi or hop on the state-run buses.
Bus and taxi services are available from Lucknow and Sitapur.
• Pick up from Sitapur Railway Station or Lucknow Railway Station/ Airport
• Drive to Naimisharanya
• Stop at a restaurant for tea and snacks
• Drive to the first stop:
– Chakra Teerth – A pond believed to have been formed by the power of Lord Brahma’s chakra (wheel). You can even take a dip in the holy water.
– Pandav Kila – Believed to be the fort of King Virat from Mahabharata, where the Pandavas resided during their exile
– Vyaas Gaddi – believed to be the place where the great sage Ved Vyaas preached the Bhagavad Gita and Puranas to his disciples
– Sri Soot Gaddi – believed to be the place where Maharishi Soot addressed thousands of other rishis
– Hanuman Garhi – Dakshineshwar Temple dedicated to Lord Hanuman is located here
• Stopover for lunch
• Then drive to:
– Dadhichi Kund – the area is believed to have witnessed the sacrifice of Maharishi Dadhichi. He said to have offered his ribs to be made into a Vajra to kill an Asura.
– Sitakund – believed to be the kund where Devi Sita took a bath before proceeding for her 14-year exile
• Stopover for evening tea and snacks
• The tour comes to an end. You will be transferred to the Railway Station/ Airport for the departure.