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Sirdi Sai Tour
Duration : 04 Nights / 05 Days
Destinations : Aurangabad - Shirdi - Ajanta Caves - Aurangabad
Shirdi is a small village in Kopargam taluk in Ahmadnagar District of the Maharashtra State. When Sai Baba, the great ascetic first arrived from Panthri village in Maharashtra in 1858 to Shirdi, it was only a tiny hamlet of 80 thatched houses with mud walls. A man of principle, Sai Baba, as he was lovingly called by his Hindu and Muslim followers, devoted his entire life in teaching the common path of Hinduism and Islam. He always believed and professed Sabka malik ek (nullmeaning one God governs all). He spent the last years of his life in Shirdi until he attained the maha samadhi (nullleft his physical body) on 15 October 1918. Even years after his death, devotees throng this religious place round the year to pay their tributes.
Day 1 - Arrival in Aurangabad | Transfer from Aurangabad to Shirdi (160 km/approx. 03 hours)
After reaching Aurangabad airport, drive to the sacred town of Shirdi, which is popular for being the home to Sai Baba - a revered saint. En route Shirdi, visit the Shani Shingnapur Temple. This shrine is dedicated from Lord Shanidev. A swayambhu idol made of black stone is the highlight of this temple. Every year, thousands of pilgrims come here to worship and perform various rituals. Thereafter, continue your drive to Shirdi. On reaching Shirdi, check-in at the hotel and relax for some time. Spend the evening at leisure. Enjoy an overnight stay at the hotel.
Day 2 - Sightseeing in Shirdi
Visit Sri Sai Sansthan (also known as Sai Baba Temple). This shrine was originally constructed in the year 1922. Spend time in the temple complex and feel sanctified after offering your prayers to Sai Baba. The temple premises has other temples, museum and library, which are related to the life of the saint. Spend the evening at leisure by exploring the surrounding areas. Enjoy an overnight stay at the hotel.
Day 3 - Transfer from Shirdi to Aurangabad
Check-out from the hotel and proceed towards Aurangabad. On the way, visit Ellora Caves – a UNESCO World Heritage Site – an ancient site famous for its rock-cut architecture. There are five Jain, 12 Buddhist and 17 Hindu caves out here, which are worth exploring. Thereafter, continue your journey towards Aurangabad. On reaching, check-in at the hotel and relax. The evening is free for leisure activities. Stay overnight at the hotel.
Day 4 - Transfer from Aurangabad to Ajanta Caves (100 km/approx. 02 hours)
Go for a full-day excursion to Ajanta Caves, which is also a UNESCO World Heritage Site. There are 30 Buddhist caves in this complex, which are preserved by the Archaeological Survey of India (ASI). Explore these caves, where you will find sculptures and paintings, information about which have been detailed out by ASI. After the excursion, retreat to the hotel and stay overnight.
Day 5 - Departure from Aurangabad
Check-out from the hotel and proceed towards the airport for your onward journey. Tour Ends.
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