Early morning, departure at Nizamuddin railway station to board on the KLK SNSI SF EXPRESS to Shirdi at 0005 hrs.
The land of Maharashtra has always been admired for its characteristic features. It has been a place where cultural practices inspire human beings and attracts numerous nature lovers and vacationers to this state for a life-changing experience. One of the most important cultural aspects of Maharashtra’s cultural and religious fables is Shirdi, the far-famed abode of Sai Baba, the revered saint who lived his entire life like a beggar. The journey also entails visit to the Aurangabad City and Ajanta & Ellora Caves.
Arrival at Sainagar (Shirdi) station at 2215 hrs and proceed to hotel Keys, Temple tree, Shirdi.
Shirdi holds a special importance for the devotees of Sai Baba.The Shirdi Saibaba Temple, located at Shirdi, Maharashtra, India attracts millions of devotees of all religions, castes and creed who come to pay homage to Shri Sai Baba. The temple is a beautiful shrine that was built over the Samadhi of Shri Sai Baba.
Overnight in the hotel.
Early morning visit to Sirdi Temple complex to see the life size statue of Sai Baba in Samadhi and Dwarkamai mosque where Baba meditated. After the visit back to hotel and enjoy breakfast
After breakfast, pick up from hotel and drive to Aurangabad, Enroute visit Shani Shingnapur.
Shani Singanapur is a small village in Maharashtra known for the temple of Shani. This shrine has a five and a half feet high black rock installed on an open-air platform that signifies Lord Shani. This village is also famous for the fact that no house in the village has doors and no theft has been reported in the village. It is believed that Lord Shani will punish anyone attempting theft.
After the visit, continue drive to Aurangabad. The historically and culturally important town of Aurangabad has been declared as the Tourism Capital of Maharashtra. Named after the Mughal emperor Aurangzeb, the city is dotted with a large number of historical monuments.
The most famous monument in Aurangabad is the Bibi-ka-Maqbara, Aurangazeb's wife’s burial chamber resembling the TajMahal. The other tourist attractions include Panchakki (water mill), Aurangabad Caves, Quila-E-Ark, Kali Masjid, Jumma Masjid, Shahganj Masjid, Chowk Masjid and the Salim Ali Lake & Bird Sanctuary.
On arrival in Aurangabad, transfer to the Hotel and check in.
Overnight in the hotel.
After breakfast, proceed for an excursion to the Ellora caves (30 km). These are carved in the volcanic rocks & are among the finest in India. There are 34 caves – 12 Buddhist created (600-800 AD), 17 Hindu (600-900 AD), 5 Jain (600-1100 AD).
Ellora caves divided into three groups and roughly three periods: Buddhist, Hindu and Jain. In the seventh century A.D. the focus shifted to Ellora, some seventy five miles away, where another set of caves was created from living rock.
Here, not only Buddhism, but also Hinduism and the Jain faith inspired the four centuries of arduous labors needed to create these elaborate excavations. The Buddhist and Jain caves are ornately carved, but are relatively calm, while the Hindu caves seem to burst with divine energy.
IMP: Ellora Caves are closed on Tuesday.
After visiting Ellora caves, sightseeing of Aurangabad.
Later after some rest visit Bibi Ka Maqbara, bearing a little resemblance from Taj Mahal, the tomb of Begum Rabia ud Durani, wife of Emperor Aurangazeb. Thus, it is also called, "Poor Man’s Taj Mahal". The monument is an excellent example of Persian Architecture, with excessive captivating look.
Also visit Himroo Factory, situated in the old town near Zaffar Gate, produces hand woven Himroo shawls from cotton, silk and silver threads. This art, known as Kam Khab, is considered to be a cheaper alternative to the prized brocades of silk and gold thread.
Overnight at the Hotel
After sightseeing, transfer to the airport to board the flight to Delhi.
In time transfer to the airport to board the flight back home with sweet memories….
(Please note that the check in time is Two hours prior to the departure for domestic & 03 hours prior for International departure)