Maharashtra Yatra -2 ( Covering Nashik & Shirdi )
MUMBAI - NASHIK (2N) - SHIRDI (1N)
Day 1 :-
Mumbai - Nashik – Arrival at Airport / Railway Station. Proceed to Nashik. Evening is free for relaxation & shopping. Overnight stay at Hotel
Day 2:- Nashik - After Breakfast proceed to Nashik City sightseeing covering Panchavati, Muktidham, Ramkund, Coin Museum etc. If it is possible visit Trimbakeshwar, one of the twelve Jyotirlings of the country. Overnight stay at Hotel
Day 3:- Nashik - Shirdi -(90km -2hrs drive)
After Breakfast proceed to Shirdi. On arrival check in to the hotel. After lunch visit Sai temple for Sai Baba Darshan . Overnight stay at Hotel
Day 4:- Shirdi - Mumbai - (240km - 4.5hrs Drive)
After Breakfast check out from hotel & depart for Mumbai enroute visit Shani Shingnapur Temple & drop at Mumbai Airport / Railway Station.
- Private tour is operated with just your party With Driver
- Comprehensive tour of the city
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Places to visit in Nashik
Someshwar On the way to Gangapur dam, tourists are fascinated by the beautiful nature spot called "Someshwar". There is a temple of Lord Shiva and Lord Hanuman on the banks of the river Godavari. The area is covered with greenery all over, with a pleasant climate. Tourists can take pleasure of swimming and boating in the river.Someshwar has been a favourite location for many a filmshootings. On the way to Someshwar, there is a village named Anandwalli. It is so named because Peshwas - Anandibai and Raghobadada, lived there for some time. The temple - Navasha Ganpati was built by them.
Deolali Camp Deolali Camp is an important Indian military center. Deolali camp which is one of the oldest center in India, is located 16 km away from Nashik. The center was set up by the British in 1861. The area surrounded with gardens, playgrounds and wide roads proves its uniqueness. An officer of the rank of Major General holds the position of the head of the Artillery school here.Beyond Military centre Deolali market is famous for shoppings.Also Temple Hill nearby is worth visiting.On the hill there is a famous temple of lord Khandoba, hence the hill is popularly known as Khandobachi Tekadi
In the days of the British Raj, soldiers who cracked up under the stresses and strains of life in British India were invariably packed off to a military psychiatric hospital in the small Maharashtrian cantonment town of Deolali, near Nashik, to recover. Its name became synonymous with nervous breakdown; hence the English idiom "to go doolally", meaning to become insane or eccentric.
Artillery Centre :Behind the Pandav Caves, is the biggest Artillery Center in Asia. This artillery center was shifted from Pakistan in 1947, and is now completing its 50th year. The Indian army's officers and soldiers are trained here. Training for 'Bofors Gun' is given here. The area is under military and is restricted for civilians.
Bhagur :Bhagur is the birth place of the freedom fighter, Swatantrya Veer Savarkar and hence it has gainedhistorical importance. There is also a beautiful temple of "Bhagur Devi". Bhagur is situated 3 km away from Deolali Camp.
Takli :Takli is the place of saint Samarth Ramdas. He was the Guru (teacher) of Chatrapati Shivaji. Ramdas was a bramhachari (bachelor) all through his life. He promoted the Hindu religion and told people the importance of simple living and high thinking. Ramdas ran away from his marriage procession and settled down at Takli. He meditated here for 12 years. He was devotee of lord Ram and meditated with the words Shriram Jai Ram, Jai Jai Ram for 13 crores times. After such a long devotion, he left. Ramdas Swami's ashram is preserved in his memory at Takli. There is also a beautiful Hanuman temple surrounded with greenery on the bank of river Nandini or Nasardi.
Places to visit in Shirdi
- IN AND AROUND SHIRDI TEMPLE:Samadhi Mandir: The Mandir is built with stones and Baba's Shree Sai BabaSamadhi is built with white marble stones. A railing is built in marble around the Samadhi and is full of ornamental decorations. In front of the Samadhi are two silver pillars full of decorative designs. Just behind the Samadhi is Sai Baba's marvelous statue made of Italian marble which shows him seated on a throne. This idol was made by late Balaji Vasant. The routine of the temple starts at 5 o'clock in the morning with Bhoopali, a morning song, and closes at 10 o'clock in the night after Shejarati is sung. Only on three occasions the temple is kept open overnight. ie. On Gurupoornima, Dassera, and Ramnavami. Every Thursday and on each festival, a palkhi with Baba's photo is taken out from the temple.
- Dwarkamai: Shri Sai Baba came to Shirdi with a marriage procession. He stayed at Dwarkamai till very end of his life. Dwarkamai is situated on the right side of the entrance of Samadhi Mandir. Here he solved problems of the people, cured their sickness and worries. Before Baba's arrival in Shirdi, Dwarkamai was an old mosque in a dilapidated condition. Baba turned it into Dwarkamai and proved that God is one.
- Gurusthan: Sai Baba first came to Shirdi in the form of Bal Yogi - a child ascetic. He Shree Sai Babawas first spotted seated under a Neem tree. This place came to be known as Gurusthan. The renovation of Gurusthan was made on 30th September, 1941. The present temple was built after this period. There is a small shrine in Gurusthan. On a elevated platform of this shrine a big portrait of Baba is placed. On the side is a marble statue of Baba. In front of the portrait is a Shivling and the Nandi. Photos of twelve Jyotirlingas are kept in the temple. The branches of the Neem tree have come out through the roof of the temple.
At a short distance lies Baba's CHAVADI. Baba used to sleep here every alternate day. The Chavadi is divided into two parts. One part of the Chavadi has a large portrait of Baba along with a wooden bed and a white belonging to him.
- Shree Sai BabaLendi Baug: At some distance from Gurustahan there is a Lendi Baug. This Baug was made and watered daily by Baba himself. It got its name a Nalla (a drain) which used to previously flow there. Baba used to come here every morning and afternoon and take rest under a Neem Tree.
- Khandoba Mandir: This temple is situated on the main road. In front of this temple Baba was welcomed by Poojar Mhalsapti, of this temple, Saying "Aao Sai", when Baba stepped in Shirdi. In this temple there are icons of Khandoba, Banai and Mhalsai.