Plan a tour to Shirdi and Aurangabad – two important tourist destinations in Maharashtra. While Shirdi is famous for the Sai Baba Temple, Aurangabad is popular for the ancient Ajanta and Ellora Caves. Spend quality time at these attractions to make your vacation a worthwhile experience. So, get the best of both these destinations by planning a holiday in Maharashtra. Aurangabad Shirdi Tours take you to the home to one of the most respected Saint, Sai Baba. Shirdi is the place where people from all around the world come to worship. This Pilgrimage Package takes you on a Shirdi Tours where devotees can immerse themselves in the prayers and spirituality of the blissful place.
Shirdi is a place that is famous for the temple dedicated to the Sai Baba, a nineteenth century saint who made a great impact on the populace. He taught self-realization and preached that attachment towards material goods was pointless. He taught a moral code of love, forgiveness, helping others, charity, contentment, inner peace, and devotion to God and guru. The Ajanta and Ellora caves in the package are guaranteed to leave you astounded at the sheer creativity and ability of the craftsmen. Both are world heritage sites and they are well maintained by the Archaeological Survey of India. The perfection of the paintings that have been created millennia ago will just leave you breathless. The enormity of the structures and the splendid architecture of the Ajanta and Ellora caves will leave you with a profound respect for the builders. The secular nature of the society can be seen from the fact that a single cave complex has Buddhist, Hindu and Jain temples.
Day 1 - Aurangabad to Shirdi (160 km/approx. 03 hours)
Pick up from Aurangabad railway station/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 (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 - Shirdi to Aurangabad
After morning breakfast, 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 - Aurangabad to Ajanta Caves (100 km/approx. 02 hours)
Morning after Breakfast, 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 Aurangabad
After morning breakfast. Check-out from the hotel and proceed towards the railway station/airport for your onward journey.
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The nearest International Airport is Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport, Mumbai.
Shirdi has its own Railway Station named as Shirdi Railway Station which is connected to the major cities of Maharashtra and is 10 Kms from Sai Baba temple.