Preferred Arrival /Departure Destination
Arrival - Mumbai
Departure - Pune
Route :- Mumbai - Shirdi (1N) - Aurangabad (1N) - Nanded (1N) - Latur (1N) - Solapur (1N) - Kolhapur (1N) - Pune (1N).
Summarized Itinerary :-
Day-1 Arrive at Shirdi. Afternoon / Evening Darshan at Shirdi.
Day-2 Travel to Aurangabad (Grishneshwar) via Shani Shinganapur.
Day-3 Travel to Nanded via Aundha Nagnath Temple. Evening visit to the Hazur Sahib Gurdwara.
Day-4 Morning Excursion to Parli Baidyanath Temple.
Day-5 Visit Tulja Bhawani Temple and Akkalkot.
Day-6 Pandharpur visit enroute Kolhapur. Evening Visit to Mahalaxni Temple.
Day-7 Proceed for Bhimashankar before returning to Pune.
Mumbai to Shirdi -240 kms (5 hrs).
Shirdi to Aurangabad -126 kms (3 hrs).
Aurangabad to Nanded -260 kms (5.5 hrs).
Nanded to Latur -131 kms (3 hrs).
Latur to Solapur -130 kms (3 hrs).
Solapur to Kolhapur -235 kms (5 hrs).
Kolhapur to Pune -240 kms (4.5 hrs).
Destination Overview :-
Mumbai - Mumbai is financial capital of India and a major International airport, second only to Delhi in terms of flight connectivity. Mumbai is a major business hub for trade in Asia and a transit point for others destinations in India such as Goa, Kerala, Gujarat and Madhya Pradesh.
Shirdi - Shirdi is visited for the Sai Baba temple, one of the most visited temples in India
Aurangabad - Aurangabad is situated at about 400 km from Mumbai and 350 km Pune. Its a major industrial town and a renowned heritage center in the Buddhist circuit
Nanded - Nanded is a Sikh Pilgrim destination being home to the “Huzur Sahib Sachkhand Gurudwara”, the burial place of Guru Govind Singh, the 10th and the last Guru of the Sikhs, and one of the five takhts of Sikhism. Nanded is also an access point to visit Aundha Nagnath Temple and Shakti Peetha Temple at Mahur.
Latur - Latur is a district town on the Solapur - Nanded route. It is surrounded with many historical monuments such as Kharosa Caves and a locally significant Sri Satya Sai Baba Temple.
Solapur - Solapur is base for visiting known Pandharpur temple, Tulja Bhawani and Akkalkot pilgrm centres and access point for North Karnataka heritage circuit of Bijapur (110 kms) / Badami / Hospet.
Kolhapur - Kolhapur is situated 240 km South of Pune is a transit stay option on the Pune – Goa / Pune – Bangalore route. Kolhapur is home to Mahalaxmi temple, a Shaktipeeth.
Pune - Pune is traditionally the cultural capital of Maharashtra and now a major Software / IT / ITES / Auto Manufacturing Center and access point for Mahabaleshwar / Panchgani / Lonavala and Lavasa.
Arrive at Shirdi. Shirdi is a renowned Saibaba Temple and one of the most visited temples in India. Enroute visit Trymbakeshwar (One of the 12 Jyotirlinga Temples of Lord Shiva). Afternoon / Evening Darshan at Shirdi Sai Baba Temple.
Travel to Aurangabad (Grishneshwar) via Shani Shinganapur (150 kms - 3.5 hours). Grishneshwar near Ellora / Aurangabad (40 kms) is one of the 12 Jyotirlinga Temples of Lord Shiva in India. Visit Girshneshwar Temple in the afternoon alongwith nearby Ellora Caves.
Evening visit to the Hazur Sahib Gurdwara. Travel to Nanded via Aundha Nagnath Temple (380 kms - 7.5 hours). Nanded is a renowned Sikh Pilgrimage destination and home to Hazur Sahib Gurudwara (one of the five Takhts). Aundha Nagnath Temple is a Lord Shiva temple at 64 kms from Nanded and believed by many as one of the 12 Jyotirlinga temple. Evening visit to the Hazur Sahib Gurudwara.
Morning excursion to visit Parli Baidyanath temple (105 kms - 2.5 hours). Parli Baidynath Temple, also referred to as Parli Vaijnath temple and believed by many as one of the 12 Jyotirlinga temples. Proceed to Latur (130 kms - 2.5 hours) in the afternoon. Latur is a mid-way between Solapur and Nanded.
Visit Tulja Bhawani Temple (85 kms - 2 hours), one of the Shaktipeetha temples and Akkalkot (74 kms - 2 hours), where Swami Samarth took his Mahasamadhi and now a major pilgrim centre. Settle at Solapur (28 kms - 1 hour) by evening. Solapur is a base point to visit renowned pilgrimage of Pandharpur, Tulja Bhawani and Akkalkot.
Travel to Kolhapur (257 kms - 5.5 hours). Enroute visit Pandharpur (73 kms from Solapur), a renowned Vithoba pilgrimage (incarnation of Lord Vishnu). Kolhapur is a base point to visit Mahalaxmi Temple (A Shaktipeetha) and Jyotiba (a local pilgrimage). Evening visit to Mahalaxmi Temple.
Proceed to Bhimashankar (350 kms - 7 hours). Bhimashankar is home to Bhimashankar Temple, one of the 12 Jyotirlinga Temples of Lord Shiva. Return to Pune by evening.
Depart from Pune.