Shirdi Sai Baba Tour Packages
Duration : 05 nights/ 06 days
Destinations : Mumbai-Aurangabad-Shirdi- mumbai-: Day 01 - Mumbai :-
Arrival at Mumbai airport and meet with our representatives who will transfer you to the hotel. Later, a short tour of Mumbai covering Juhu beach, the famous "Choupati” and Gateway of India. Dinner & overnight stay at the hotel.-: Day 02 : Mumbai-Aurangabad :-
Morning drive to Aurangabad followed by check-in at the hotel. Later, visit the Daulatabad Fort - the capital of the Delhi Sultanate. Famous monuments within the fort including the Jami Masjid - now the Bharat Mata Mandir, the 18th century Ghrishneshwar Temple, Elephant Tank and Chini Mahal or Chinese Palace. Post lunch, visit to the tomb of Aurangzeb- the last great Mughal Emperor. This modest tomb was built by using only the few rupees that he had earned by stitching cloth caps! Later proceed to the Bibi-Ka-Maqbara, the mausoleum built by Aurengzeb for his wife Rabia-ud-Durrani. Similar in style to the Taj Mahal, it stands in the middle of well planned Mughal garden, broad pavilions and pathways with fountains. Return to hotel for dinner and overnight stay.-: Day 03 - Aurangabad-Ajanta :-
After a leisurely breakfast, leave for an excursion to Ajanta caves. A UNESCO World Heritage Site, the Buddhist caves of Ajanta dates back to 2nd century BC depicting artistic influence of Buddhist religious art. The paintings show incidents from the life and times of Lord Budhha. Return to hotel for dinner & overnight stay.-: Day 04 : Aurangabad-Shirdi :-
Morning drive to Ellora to witness the remarkable sculptures. It is believed that the builders of Ajanta caves halted their construction work abruptly and moved to Ellora where they constructed the present day caves. Explore the area consisting of a total of 34 caves, of which 12 are Buddhist, 17 Hindu and 5 Jain. Built during 600 AD to 1000 AD, the Ellora representations are more earthly, with the Vajrayana school of Buddhism effects apparent in the drawing.
Unlike Ajanta, Ellora is more renowned for its artistry especially the Kailasa Temple, a perfect example of rock-cut temples in India. The temple displays elaborate workmanship, ornamentation and grand architectural style. Leave for Shirdi in the evening and upon arrival check-in at the hotel for overnight stay.-: Day 05 : Shirdi :-
Early morning, we visit the Mahasamadhi temple of Sri Sai Baba. Built of white marble stones, the temple houses a life size statue of the Baba which was sculpted by the Late Balaji Vasant in 1954 out of Italian marble. The railings around it are full of ornamental decorations. 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. Situated on the right side of the entrance of the Samadhi Mandir is the Dwarkamai Mosque, where the Baba meditated and stayed until the end of his life.
Main attraction of the site is the oil paintings of the sage. 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 Chavadi,the Lendi Baug, the cottage of Abdul Baba, an ardent devotee of Shri Sai Baba, the Kandoba Temple, Shani Mandir, Narsimha Mandir, Changdev Maharaj Samadhi and the Sakori. Overnight at Hotel.-: Day 06 : Shirdi- Mumbai-Delhi :-
After breakfast drive back to Mumbai airport and board flight to your onward/return journey.