Shirdi Saibaba Temple Tour (08 Nights / 09 Days)
Destinations: Mumbai-Shirdi-Nasik Aurnagabad -Mumbai
Day 01: Arrive Mumbai –Shirdi
Welcome to India! On arrival, you will meet our VTS representative & drive to Shirdi upon arrival at Shirdi check in the Hotel Overnight stay in Shirdi
Day 02: In Shirdi
Early morning Kakad Arti Darshan (3.30 am ) in Shirdisai Temple, where the main gate is opened at 0400 am to wake up the God & thereafter witness the bath ing plus Kakad aarti at 0430 am & other rituals after prater return back to hotel After breakfast proceed to visit Mahasamadhi temple of Sri Sai Baba. Abode of one of Maharashtra’s most revered saint — Sai Baba of Shirdi. Popularly known as the ‘Child of God’, Sai Baba preach ed tolerance towards all religions and the message of universal brotherhood. Every ac tivity at Shirdi revolves around the vast temple complex dedicated to Sai Baba. Devotees start queuing up in the early hours of dawn to catch a glimpse and seek the blessings of the life-size statue of Sai Baba. Thursday is marked by special pujas and darshan of the Sai Baba statue. Evening Visit Aarti in Sai Baba Temple. Overnight stay in Shirdi.
Day 03: In Shirdi
After breakfast Visit Dwarkamani Mosque where the Baba meditated and slept on alternate nights. Near the mosque, in a corridor is the dhuni or eternal flame that burns day and night. Other places of importance are the Gurusthan, the Kandoba Overnight stay in Shirdi.
Day 04: Shirdi – Nasik – Aurangabad (1 h 58 min (108.6 km)
Morning breakfast, Proceed to Aurangabad En-Route Nasik – Visit Mukthidham, Panchavati – Darshan Of Kapaleeshwar Temple, Ramgund, Setha Guha,Kalaram And Gora Ram After Noon Visit Tryambakeshwar (One Of The Jyotirlingas) Darshan later continue to drive to Aurangabad upon arrival at Aurangabad; check in the hotel overnight stay in Aurangabad
Day 5: Aurangabad
Morning breakfast, go for a full day excursion to the Ajanta Caves. Visit this world famous archaeological masterpiece. It has earned the status of a World Heritage Site. In all the city is renowned for its prehistoric caves, gorgeous locations, towering sculptures and breathtaking caves, the Ajanta Caves being the most famous. It has got Buddhist motifs inside the caves. Overnight stay in Aurangabad
Day 6: Aurangabad
Breakfast will be at the hotel. Proceed for a visit to the Ellora Caves, Daulatabad Fort and Aurangabad Caves. Ellora Caves: Impressive in their own right is the rock-hewn temples and monasteries of Ellora that lie just 30 km away from Aurangabad city. In all, there are 34 cave temples, 12 Mahayana Buddhist caves (550-750 AD), 17 Hindu caves (600-875 AD) and 5 caves of the Jain faith (800-1000 AD) 22 more caves, dedicated to Lord Shiva, were recently discovered. Kailas Temple (cave16), the central attraction at Ellora, is the most remarkable overnight stay in Aurangabad
Day 7: Aurangabad – Mumbai (5 h 58 min (334.5 km)
After breakfast depart by surface to Mumbai upon arrival at Mumbai check in The Hotel overnight stay in Mumbai
Day 08: Mumbai (excursion Elephanta Island)
After breakfast excursion to the Elephanta Caves – the 7th century sculptures of manifestation of Shiva, containing beautiful carvings, sculptures, and a temple to the Hindu God, Lord Shiva. These caves are thought to date back to the Silhara kings belonging to the period between 9th – 12th centuries. With the Brahminical resurgence during the reign of Gupta dynasty in 3rd century AD, these great cave dedicated to Lord Shiva exploded into existence at Elephanta. Legends and history suggest that the great warrior prince of Chalukya dynasty Pulkesin ll raised the shrine to celebrate his victory. Historians also suggest that the Kalchuri King Krishnaraja built these caves in 6th century AD.
Later return back, precede for sightseeing tour of Mumbai visit The Gateway of India is the main attraction of Mumbai city. The Mani Bhawan or the Gandhi memorial was once used to be the residence of Mahatma Gandhi in Mumbai. Considered as one of the best museums in the country, also known as Queen’s Neckless, Marine Drive. Juhu is a 5-km-long beach that attracts a large number of visitors on any day of the week. Visit gardens like the Hanging Garden and the Kamla Nehru Garden and Chowpatty gives you the view of one of the most happening beaches of Mumbai Overnight stay in Mumbai
Later departure transfer to Mumbai airport to board flight for onwards destinations