Shirdi Tour From Delhi
Shirdi is a small town located in the state of Maharashtra in western India. The place is around 296 km (around 6 hours drive) from Mumbai. Shirdi extends latitude 19°45¢ N and longitude 74°25¢ E. Shirdi is basically a religious tourist center. Thousands of pilgrims flock to Shirdi.
There are several places of tourist attractions in Shirdi, but it is the shrine of Sai Baba that is the hub of activity.
Samadhi Mandir of Shri Sai Baba was actually owned by a millionaire from Nagpur and a famous Sai devotee Shreemant Gopalrao. He wanted to keep an idol of Murlidhar here. However, according to the legends, Baba himself became Murlidhar and the temple became the Samadhi Mandir of Baba. The Samadhi of Baba is built with white marble stones. The railings around it are full of ornamental decorations. The idol of Baba is a marvelous statue made up of Italian marble built by Late Balaji Vasant in 1954.
The temple has an assembly hall for about 600 devotees. The assembly hall also houses a showcase having various items used by the sage. The first floor of the temple has the pictures depicting the life of the saint. The temple opens on 5 am with morning prayers and close down at 10 pm with night prayers.
Located in the state of Maharashtra, the little town of Shirdi came into prominence when an old sage 'Sai Baba' died in the year 1918. Today, all the places, person and objects associated with him have become an object of veneration for countless devotees who visit the city from all corners of the world. The shrine of 'Sai Baba' is reputed as one of the most prominent places on the world's tourist map.
Shirdi Tour Package -
Duration : 6 Nights / 7 Days
Day 01 : Arrive Mumbai
The commercial capital of India. Depending upon the arrival time it may be necessary to hold the accommodation from previous night as check in and check out time is 12 noon in most of the hotels. Half day city tour of Mumbai if time permits visiting The Gateway of INDIA and the chief entry port of India is a largest industrial centre and is reputed to be the most cosmopolitan city in the east . With it's beautiful natural horbour , studied with emrald islands and palm - fringed shore which rises gradually to the mountain peaks . It is one of the finest waterfronts. Highlights of the city sightseeing include the Gateway of India, Hanging gardens, Prince of Wales Museum, The bustling Crawford Market, Flora Fountain and the Dhobi Ghats - a vast outdoor laundry.
Day 02 : Mumbai/Aurangabad
Transfer to Mumbai airport in time to connect flight to Aurangabad, check in to Hotel and afternoon sight seeing of Ellora Caves : About 18 miles away from the city of Aurangabad - a group of rock temples - posess a magnificient series of Buddhist, Brahmanical and Jain temples of the 9th Century A.D. Kailash Temple, hewn out of a single rock, carved with life size figures of gods and goddesses, is a wonder.
Day 03 : Aurangabad
After breakfast full day tour of Ajanta caves : Hewn out of rocks richly sculptured and with walls, ceilings and pillars adomed with fresco paintings depict the life of Buddha. These cave picture galleries are unique in the history of art and date from the 22nd Century B.C. to the 7th Century A.D.
Day 04 : Aurangabad/Shirdi
After breakfast leave by surface for Shirdi (125 Kms/3 hrs) - en route visit Daulatabad Fort, this hilltop fortress was built in 1187, Mohammad Tughlak ( The mad Sultan of Delhi) who shifted his capital here. On arrival into Shirdi check in to Hotel and overnight at Hotel.
Day 05 : Shirdi/Pune
Early morning Visit temple of Sai Baba ( there are very long queues for Sai Baba Temple) and the temple of Shani (Temple devoted to Saturn). After Lunch leave by surface for Pune ( 185 kms/ 4hrs) the cultural capital of Maharashtra. Rest of the day free and overnight at your hotel.
Day 06 : Pune
Full day city tour of Pune city visiting Kasturba Gandhi Smriti Mandir ( Aga Khan Palace) where Kasturba Gandhi, wife of Mahatma Gandhi breathed her last in internment, Pataleshwar Cave Temple , Shaniwar Wada ,a palace built in 1736, which was destroyed in a fire in 1827, Osho Commune – At Koregao Park is Guru.
Day 07 : Pune/Delhi
After breakfast transfer to Pune airport in time to connect flight to Delhi. On arrival check in to hotel and half day city tour of Delhi and New Delhi visiting : Two and a half hours drive around Old Delhi visiting the Red Fort - one of the magnificent palaces of the East with Diwan-e-Am, where once stood the jeweled Peacock Throne - studded with diamonds and precious stones, and the graceful Pearl Mosque, Jama Masjid which is considered the biggest mosque in India, Chandni Chowk - a typical bazaar with narrow lanes and traditional traders, Raj Ghat where Mahatma Gandhi - the father of the Nation was cremated and the Government Buildings.
NEW DELHI Two and a half hours drive of New Delhi visiting the Qutub Minar, Humayun's tomb, India Gate, Parliament House, Laxmi Narayan Temple (Birla Mandir) and Connaught Place.