8 Nights - 9 Days | Mumbai - Nashik - Aurangabad - Shirdi - Bhimashankar
Mumbai, Nashik, Aurangabad, Shirdi, and Bhimashankar are among the most sought-after sacred destinations of Maharashtra. This holiday will delight you with a visit to Trimbakeshwar where the Shiva Lord is worshipped in the shape of Jyotirlingas, the holy land of Shirdi, and then Shani Shingnapur on your way. You will also discover several religious places such as the shrine of Grishneshwar Jyotirlingam and Bhimashankar. This tour will encourage you to return soon to the core of nature for better experiences.
Embark on a life-changing journey and gain spiritual serenity with this tour in Maharashtra. Visit the most auspicious and holiest destinations in the country covering 4 cities Shirdi, Aurangabad, Nashik, and Mumbai.
You will arrive in Mumbai on the first day of your journey, a city of modern dreams and India’s biggest city by commercial value. You will go to the place where Saint Sai Baba once lived – Shirdi and spend both the second and third day of your holy journey over there. Here you can visit the Samadhi Mandir, Temple in Khandoba, and the Shri-Sai-Baba Sansthan Complex. On this trip, on the 4th day, you will continue your visit to Shani Shingnapur Temple – dedicated to Lord Shaneshwara and leave for Aurangabad at a later part of the day.
Get a memorable experience steeped in spirituality and comfort on your visit to the Temple of Grishneshwar. In the latter part of the day, you will visit the cave structure of Ellora, the world-famous heritage site. You will then make your way to Nashik – an old town in Maharashtra, where you will also find several ancient temples and shrines.
On the sixth day of your package, you will visit the beautiful Temple of Trimbakeshwar. A place dedicated to Lord Shiva where a large set of travelers visits each day. On the seventh day of this trip, you will visit Bhimashankar, one of the twelve Sacred Jyotirlingas, a famous pilgrimage town known for hosting the temple of Bhimashankar. Along with attending the prayer service, you can visit the temple and pay your respects to the deities.
You will travel back to Mumbai on the eighth day of your journey. You will visit Shree Siddhivinayak temple, Mahalaxmi temple, the Gateway of India, dhobi ghat, and Mani Bhawan during your stay in Mumbai. Schedule your trip with this package for your next vacation with loved and dear ones.
The trip starts in Mumbai. You will arrive at Mumbai International airport at late night. From the arrival terminal, you will proceed towards Shirdi by motorcoach. The distance between Mumbai and Shirdi via this route is 240 KM and takes about four and a half hours.
You will arrive in Shirdi early in the morning. The great Sai Baba’s shrine is in Shirdi. It is a pilgrimage site near Nasik with numerous holy places like Sai Baba’s famous temple and many historical sites.
Shirdi is filled with places and religious services to soothe and relieve the soul.
The whole grandeur and spirituality of the place will leave you spellbound.
After you check-in at the hotel, rest of the day explore the city on your own or visit the Sai Baba Temple.
On the 3rd day of the tour, the full day is dedicated to visiting the Sai baba Temple and other religious places at Shirdi.
At the beginning of day 4, after breakfast, you will be headed towards Shani Shingnapur Temple. Shani Shingnapur Temple is a famous temple located around sixty-five km from Shirdi. After you visit the temple, you will be heading towards Aurangabad and reach there in around 3 hours.
Aurangabad is one of the most famous historical cities in Maharashtra. It is surrounded by various historical monuments such as the Ellora caves. You can visit various shopping malls at Aurangabad like Prozone Mall, City Centre Mall, and Reliance Mall in the evening.
Day 5 of the tour begins with breakfast at the hotel followed by a visit to Grineshwar Jyotirlingam. It is one of Aurangabad’s best-known pilgrimage sites. At the later part of the same day, you will be visiting the world heritage Ellora caves. It is the biggest rock-cut temple cave complex in the world. It will take 3 to 4 hours to enjoy this UNESCO world heritage site. Post lunch, you will be leaving for Nashik which is around 4 hours drive. Check-in is available on arrival at the hotel in Nashik.
You will start day 6 with a visit to the Trimbakeshwar Jyotilingam temple which is located in Trimbak, about 28 km from Nashik. During the afternoon check out the banks of Godavari and explore the Kumbh Mela venue. Post this visit, you can explore the Kalaram temple, Panchwati, Sita cave, and other temples which are in and around the same location.
On day 7 of the tour, you will leave Nashik after breakfast and drive 5-6 hours to reach Bhimashankar Jyotirlingam. Bhimashankar Jyotirlingam, the Jyotirlingam shrine is located at taluka Khed in Maharashtra. This temple from the 18th century gives your eyes joy and calms your soul. Followed by this visit, you will continue to drive for another 3 hours to reach Pune, the second-largest city in the state of Maharashtra. In the evening, check-in at the hotel and relax for the day.
After breakfast, you will be leaving for Mumbai through Mumbai Pune highway which is India’s first 6 lane highway. Enjoy this 4 hours drive with the picturesque Western Ghats and several tunnels. Upon arrival in Mumbai, check-in to your hotel. After taking rest in the afternoon, you can visit the famous Siddhi Vinayak Temple in the evening. Shree Siddhi Vinayak Temple is more than 200 years old and dedicated to Lord Ganesha.
On the 9th and last day of the tour start the day with a breakfast at your hotel. Post breakfast, you can proceed on the Mumbai sightseeing trip. Start the trip with a visit to Gateway of India which is a classic example of British architecture located at the bank of the Arabian Sea. Continue the trip with a visit to the famous Mani Bhawan associated with the father of the nation Gandhiji’s movements. Check out the Dhobi ghat which is a 140-year-old open-air Laundromat in Mumbai followed by the Mahalaxmi temple. Late afternoon you can visit some of the local markets like Crawford market, Zaveri bazaar or fashion street, etc before leaving for the airport for your onward flight.
Sai baba temple is the major attraction of Shirdi. Sai Baba’s followers consider…
Shani Shingnapur temple is a major temple nestled in the Ahmednagart…
One of the most famous tourist attractions of this tour is sure to be a temple with…
The Ellora Caves covering an area more than 2 kilometers in size are UNESCO…
Trimbakeshwar Jyotilingam temple is located in Trimbak, which is about…
Kalaram temple is the famous lord Rama temple in Nashik where the lord’s…
Bhimashankar Jyotirlingam, the Jyotirlingam shrine is located at taluka…
A famous place of worship in Mumbai is the Shree Siddhivinayak Temple…
Sai baba temple is the major attraction of Shirdi. Sai Baba’s followers consider…
A monument to Mahatma Gandhi, this historic building chronicles the tale of…
Dhobi Ghat is the 140-year-old open-air Laundromat in Mumbai. it is estimated…
Mahalakshmi Temple, dating back to 1785, is among the most famous Hindu…
A JOURNEY OF SPIRITUAL CALMNESS IN MAHARASTRA
Duration : 8 Nights – 9 Days
Rout : Mumbai – Nashik – Aurangabad – Shirdi – Bhimashankar
Sai baba temple is the major attraction of Shirdi. Sai Baba’s followers consider this shrine as the key pilgrimage site. His earthly remains, objects he used every day, and other things in his collection are preserved in this temple.
Once you enter this temple, you will find the Samadhi, made of white marble. Right next to the Samadhi, you can see a large marble statue of Sai Baba in a sitting position made of Italian marble. You should plan your visit to this temple during any festival, such as Diwali, Gudi Padwa, Holi, Dussera, etc to enjoy the colorful and vibrant ambiance.
Shani Shingnapur temple is a major temple nestled in the Ahmednagar district. This marks an important location on a pilgrimage tour of Maharashtra due to the temple of God Shani or Shanaishwara. In this temple, God Shani stands high on an open platform and as a unique black stone.
Shingnapur a small town, also renowned for the fact that the entire village does not have any doors and that there are nevertheless no robberies reported under it.
One of the most famous tourist attractions of this tour is sure to be a temple with an impressive mythological history and an equally peerless architectural brilliance, Grineshwar Jyotirlingam.
The Grishneshwar Temple, constructed in the typical South Indian temple architectural style, exhibits an elaborately crafted five-tier shikhara. This ancient pilgrimage site is situated approximately 35 kilometers from the town of Aurangabad and approximately 2 kilometers from the Ellora Caves.
In the temple, you will find carved pictures of Lord Shiva and Lord Vishnu. The temple’s grounds are spacious and are covered by a wall on its four sides. Dash avatars are carved in red stone halfway up the temple, which has a very impressive appearance. Carved-statues, works of art, and drawings can also be seen in the whole building.
The Ellora Caves covering an area more than 2 kilometers in size are UNESCO world heritage sites. The caves of Ellora, located near Aurangabad have got carved portraits and splendid decorations on the walls of the temples.
Their intricate architecture shows both the depth of religious belief that went into their development and the highly skilled craftsmen who participated. But delicate carvings are not the only feature of the Ellora Caves that is unlikely to be found in the modern period. The caves feature artifacts, monuments, and living areas of three different religions, demonstrating the degree of empathy and collaboration among the various peoples in India at the time of their formation.
Trimbakeshwar Jyotilingam temple is located in Trimbak, which is about 28 km from Nashik, India. The entire temple is constructed of black stone. The main feature of the Temple of Trimbakeshwar Shiva is that the Jyotirlingas have three faces – Shiva, Vishnu, and Brahma – representing the gods.
You will also find pictures of, among others, Rama, Krishna, Ganga, Parasurama, and Kedarnath. In this temple, you will also find monasteries of saints. There is a sacred pond or Kushavarta, which is believed to be the source of Godavari.
Kalaram temple is the famous lord Rama temple in Nashik where the lord’s portrait is made of black granite. The beloved god of Ramayana is accompanied in the temple by his sacred spouse, Sita, and Lakshmana, his humble brother. Near the Shri Kalaram Temple in Nashik is the Sita Gumpha, or Cave of Mother Sita, which is one of the most popular religious sites.
Bhimashankar Jyotirlingam, the Jyotirlingam shrine is located at taluka Khed in Maharashtra. Today, the location where Shri Kalaram’s temple stands is where Panchvati was thousands of years ago.
The temple of Bhimashankar is a composite of old and new structures and is designed in the architectural style of Nagara. It is a small and elegant temple and dates back to the middle of the 18th century. It is also said that the great Maratha ruler Shivaji established endowments for this temple to encourage the success of worship services. The sanctum is at a lower level, as with other Shiva temples. You need to walk for a few steps and then ascend 3 or 4 steps downwards. There are approximately 230 steps and they are not steep.
A famous place of worship in Mumbai is the Shree Siddhivinayak Temple, which is more than 200 years old and dedicated to Lord Ganesha. This shrine is one of India’s wealthiest temples and is frequented by celebrities, Bollywood actors, politicians, and commoners alike. The common belief is that the wishes of everyone who prays with a true heart at this temple would be fulfilled by Siddhivinayak Ganapati. No wonder at this Ganapati temple, which is also a top tourist attraction in Mumbai, travelers visiting Mumbai makes it a point to offer their prayers.
The Gateway of India is the popular Mumbai landmarks and a must-see in the tour of the city. It is Mumbai’s most famous monument and the point of attraction for most visitors who want to explore Mumbai. This monumental arch was constructed during British rule in India. The Gateway of India was designed by the British architect, George Wittet. Designed in the Indo-Sarcenic style, its architecture also has some influence of the Gujarati style.
A monument to Mahatma Gandhi, this historic building chronicles the tale of the independence of India from British rule. A walk through its elevated corridors brings you back to the political struggles that took place during the movement for Indian independence. In the museum, the picture section has a lot of details and can be an excellent guide for those interested in revisiting India’s history.
Dhobi Ghat is the 140-year-old open-air Laundromat in Mumbai. it is estimated that half a million pieces of clothing from hotels, hospitals, and homes are sent there every day. Dhobi Ghat offers a chaotic scene, to begin with.
This amazing human-powered Laundromat near Mahalaxmi Station is where scores of dhobis (laundrymen) every morning carry dirty clothes from homes and hotels across the city to clean them in large open-air troughs by hand. Hundreds of thousands of clothing items are said to pass through here every day, and what’s even more amazing is that each sweater, vest, and sock makes its way back to its rightful owner, clean and folded, later that day. This arrangement is extremely efficient and one of the key reasons for the success of the ghat.
Mahalakshmi Temple, dating back to 1785, is among the most famous Hindu places of worship in Mumbai, attracting pilgrims from around the world. Though it remains busiest during Navratri, the annual nine-day festival dedicated to the Goddess, a visit at any time of year can give you a pleasant introduction to Hindu beliefs and prayer.
The Mahalaxmi Shrine shaped like a pyramid consists of three goddesses, dressed in pure gold, covered in necklaces and corners. These are not the only gems that you will find in the Temple of Mahalaxmi. Take the stairs down behind your darshan and you’re going to see Haji Ali’s face without interruption.