Shirdi is a small town located in Ahmednagar district of Maharashtra. This is one of the holy place in India and also one of the popular pilgrimage Places to visit in Maharashtra. Shirdi, also known as the Land of Sai baba, is famous for the shrine of Shirdi Sai Baba, which is the main attraction for the devotees who visit this holy place. This is also one among the best pilgrimage places to visit near Mumbai and Pune.
Sai Baba, who belonged to 20th century, is known as one of the greatest saints of India. Sai Baba visited Shirdi when he was 16 years old and stayed there until his death in 1918. Sai Baba transformed this small village into a holy pilgrimage site for his devotees. Many tales of the renowned Shirdi Sai are associated with this village. His selfless love and dedication to the poor, earned him respect for which he is worshiped even now. Shirdi is the place where he attained his 'Samadhi' or final abode.
The Shirdi temple complex covers an area of about 200 square meters. It includes Gurusthan, Samadhi Mandir, Dwarkamai, Chavadi and Lendi Baug. Shirdi Temple is one of the richest temples in India with estimated donations of INR 4 billion per annum. Maruti Temple, Khandoba Mandir, Sai Heritage Village, Shanisinghnapur and Nashik are the other places of attraction situated in and around Shirdi.
Pune International Airport is the nearest airport, which is about 185 km from Shirdi and has daily flights from Mumbai, Bangalore, Hyderabad, Chennai, Kochi, Delhi, Kolkata and Goa. Shirdi is well connected by train with Ahmednagar, Pandharpur, Chennai, Hyderabad, Aurangabad, Kalka, Mumbai, Pune, Nashik, Chandigarh, Delhi, Agra, Bhopal, Manmad, Puri, Vijayawada, Vizag, Tirupati and Mysore. Manmad Junction Railway Station is the major rail head, which is about 58 km from Shirdi. Shirdi lies on the Ahmednagar-Manmad Highway and is well-connected by bus to major cities like Nashik, Aurangabad, Mumbai, Pune, Goa, Ahmednagar, Ahmedabad and Hyderabad.
The best time to visit Shirdi is throughout year but the peak season is from October to November.
What is included in the tour
- Transportation and Sightseeing as per itinerary by Sedan car/ Similar
- 2 Night Hotel stay at Shirdi
- 1 Night Hotel stay at Nashik
- Meals - as per Hotel Plan
- Check in & Check out as per Hotel Rule
- 5% GST Included
What is NOT included in the tour
Toll & parking Charges are to be Born By Client Directly.
Personal Expenses like Telephone, Fax, Internet, Laundry, etc.
· Any tips, room service, insurance, wine, boating charge
· Guide / Entrance fees, porters, Pony Rides
· Any cost arising due to natural calamities like landslides, road blocks etc (to be borne by the clients directly on the spot).
· Any increase in taxes or fuel, leading to increase in surface transportation & land arrangements, which may come into effect prior to departure.
· Any services not specifically mentioned in the inclusions.
· Food & refreshment during journey
· Extra Hotel services
· Hill Station Entry Tax. ( Rs.**/- Per Person )
· Breakfast of check-in or check-out day. ( As per Hotel )
Pune to Bhimashankar to Shirdi
On arrival at Mumbai or Pune Airport / Bus / Railway Station, our representative will meet you and arrange for your drive to Bhimashankar.
Reach at Bhimashankar visit the temple of God Shiva an ancient shrine, one of the 12 Jyotirlingas. Far away from the tumult of urban life, peeping through the white clouds, Bhimashankar can be termed a pilgrim's paradise. The dense forests surrounding the high ranges are an abode for rare species of flora and fauna. Situated at the extreme end of the Sahyadri Ranges, this place gives a wonderful view of the world around the local rivers and hill stations. Bhimashankar is the source of the Bhima River, which flows southeast and merges with the Krishna River. With endless stretches of virgin forests, lofty peaks that seem to reach out to the heavens, and the whispering waters of the Bhima River, Bhimashankar is definitely one of God's choicest creations. Bhimashankar Wildlife Sanctuary's is a part of the Western Ghats (Sahyadri Ranges). This sanctuary was created in 1984 and includes 9 tribal villages. The area's bio-diversity has been retained as it will be preserved as a cluster of sacred groves for generations.
After taking Darshan of God Shiva, proceed for Shirdi. Night stay in Hotel at Shirdi.
Day 2: Shirdi to Aurangabad to Shirdi
Early Morning Visit Saibaba Temple, Dwarkamai, Chavadi, Khandoba Temple, Saibaba Museum all the temples are in the same complex, then proceed to Aurangabad to visit Grishneshwar temple ( Jyotirlinga temple) back to Shirdi, Overnight stay in Shirdi.
Shirdi is one of the holy place in India and also one of the popular pilgrimage Places to visit in Maharashtra. Shirdi, also known as the Land of Sai baba, is famous for the shrine of Shirdi Sai Baba, which is the main attraction for the devotees who visit this holy place. This is also one among the best pilgrimage places to visit near Mumbai and Pune.
Ghrishneshwar Temple is a very revered temple, situated in the state of Maharashtra. It lies very near to the Buddhist caves of Ellora, only half a kilometer away, and serves as the abode of one of the 12 Jyotirlingas in India dedicated to Lord Shiva. Even the Ajanta Caves and Dulatabad town of Maharashtra are situated nearby.
Hotel staty at Shirdi
Day 3: Shirdi to Trimbakeshwar
Upon reaching at Trimbakeshwar, check-in to the hotel. After a little rest, leave to visit Trimbakeshwar temple (Jyotirlinga) and go for local sightseeing after covering places like Kapaleeshwar Temple, Sundarnarayan Temple, Naroshankar Temple, Goraram Mandir, Muktidham, Kalaram Mandir and Sita Gumpha. Return for dinner. Overnight stay at the Hotel at Nashik.
Trimbakeshwar temple is a famous pilgrim place. Trimbakeshwar is the origin of river Godavari and one of the 12 jyotirlingas (and the eighth one in the series) of Lord Shiva and this one is considered to be the main jyotirlinga. The Temple premises is called Brahmagiri, also considered as the most sacred place of river Godavari (Brahma Sthalam). The Sun, Moon and Agni form the three eyes located at different direction on this Jyotirlinga. Inside the main linga, there are three more lingas visible. These are considered as, Brahma, Vishnu and Maheshwara. There is a belief that, anybody who performs puja for this Jyothirlinga, is considered as actually worshipping all these three Gods.
Day 4: Check out Hotel & Transfer to Pune/Mumbai
Check out as per Hotel rule & Transfer to Pune/Mumbai
Tour End with Sweet Memory!!!