The town of Shirdi is situated 300km away from Mumbai. It lies right in the middle of Maharashtra’s ‘sugar cane belt’. It happens to be the most visited pilgrimage site immediately after Tirupati which lies in Andhra Pradesh. This is owing to the fact that this place belongs to Sai Baba, a revered religious and spiritual guide who is also considered God’s incarnation and worshipped with devotion and fervour. People belonging to various faiths and ‘walks of life’ meet here at Shirdi to worship their favourite ‘Sai Baba’ in reverence and awe. They get inspiration from the teachings of Sai Baba. They gather at Shirdi to pay their homage to this divine human being. Every year several thousand pilgrims visit this place to gain spiritual blessings from Shirdi Sai Baba, making it one the most important tourist destinations in India.
About The Package:
Namaste India Trip offers an exclusive tour package to Shirdi Sai Baba that will take you through Shani Shingnapur and Nashik. The pilgrimage tour packages organized by this well-reputed online travel agency are aimed at allowing you to smoothly enjoy the trip and at making your spiritual advances the way you prefer to. All provisions related to the pilgrimage including the stay and the shrines for visit, are selected in order of high demand of visitors for the location. With professional assistance, this online company ensures that your Shirdi trip is a religiously blissful one without any bumps on the way. And for the convenience of the customers Namaste India Trip also provides customization of the tour packages to meet the budget requirements of the customers.
Day 01: Shirdi Arrival and Shani Shingnapur Visit:
You will be picked up by Namaste India Trip representative from Kopargaon /Nagarsol/Manmad railway station and taken safely to Shirdi where you will check into a hotel booked for you. After freshening up you will visit the ‘Shirdi Temple’ for ‘darshan’. This place is flocked with devotees who need to travel 296km from the city of Mumbai to visit this Temple that is built over Sai Baba’s Samadhi. Both the Hindu and Muslim communities deeply revere this place and make it point to visit this blessed place. After your ‘darshan’ is over you will take a launch to reach Shani Shingnapur, a tiny Maharashtra village famous for the ‘Shani Temple’ located here. Inside the shrine is a ‘black rock’ 5.5ft in height which signifies the presence of the Hindu deity, Lord Shiva. The village too is popular because none of the houses here has a ‘door’ and surprisingly no report of robbery has been registered here. The residents of this village believe that anyone who tries to steal will be heavily punished by Lord Shiva. Return to Shirdi to spend the night.
Day 02: Shirdi to Nashik (140km/ 3 hours) and Back
On day 2 after a filling breakfast you will go one to visit the ‘Trimbakeshwar Shiva Temple’ and then move on to the ‘Kalaram Temple’, the ‘Muktidham’, the ‘Seetha Guha’, the ‘Panchavati Goraram Temple’, the ‘Kapaleswar Temple’, the ‘Godavari Ghat’ and the ‘Chandramouleshwara Mandir’ after which you will return to Shirdi. While ‘Muktidham’ is a popular located on Nashik road where Hindu deities are worshipped, ‘Panchvati’ is another significant pilgrimage centre where Lord Ram is supposed to have dwelt with brother Laxman and wife Sita. The ‘Godavari Ghat’ houses the ‘Godavari Temple’ that was constructed by Gopikabai, mother of ‘Elder Madhavrao Peshwa’ in the year 1760. This temple remains open strictly while the ‘Kumbh Mela’ is on. As you cover all these places, you will keep coming closer to Nashik which again has mythological prominence with Lord Ram spending his exile (final four months) in Tapovan, next to Nashik. Important tourist spots along the periphery of Nahsik are inclusive of the ‘Dudhsagar Falls’, the ‘Gangapur Dam’, the ‘Pandavleni Caves’, the ‘Museum of Numismatics’, the ‘Nandur Madhyameshwar Bird Sanctuary” and the ‘Anjaneri Parvat’. The wine exported from Nashik is world-famous. After visiting the vineyards you will be taken back to Shirdi for spending the night.
Day 03: Departing Shirdi and End of Tour
On the final day, you can visit the ‘Shirdi Temple’ one final time and return to the hotel for breakfast after which you will be safely transported to Kopargaon/ Nagarsol/ Manmad railway station to get back home with spiritual awakening and lots of blessings.