Jyotirling With Shirdi Tour

2N Mumbai , 1N Ahmednagar , 1N Ambajogai , 2N Aurangabad and 1N Shirdi
8 days

From

US$ 274

per person

About the tour

The Jyotirlingas of India are popular destinations amongst history nerds and zealous backpackers. The temples house historically and culturally important idols and serve as pilgrim goals. They are places of important to Lord Shiva, with each of them standing out from the other with their own feature. We start from Bhimashankar Jyotirlinga in Ahmednagar until the edges of the holy pond Kusavarta of Trimbakeshwar Shiva Temple. Hop on this trip for a soul-cleansing journey across Maharashtra.

Highlights

  • 7 Nights’ accommodation on the respective places of stay.
  • Daily Breakfast
  • Jyotirlinga temples: Bhimashankar Jyotirlinga, Parali Vaijnath Jyotirlinga, Aundha Naganath
  • Jyotirling, Grishneshwar Temple, and Trimbakeshwar Shiva Temple.
  • Bhimashankar Wildlife Sanctuary
  • Ambajogai’s heritage temple to goddess Yogeshwari
  • Ellora Caves
  • Sleeping Maruti idol at Bhadra Maruti Temple
  • Pawanchakki and Bibi ka Maqbara
  • Samadhi Mandir, Khandoba Temple, and Shri Sai Baba Sansthan Complex
  • Shani Shingnapur village
  • All Transfers and Sightseeing on Private Basis (Upto 4 Pax – Sedan, 5-6 pax – Innova & 7-12 pax – TT)

Accommodation

Hotel Metropolis or Similar

2 night(s) in Mumbai

Room Type: Standard Room
Meals Included: Breakfast

Hotel V Star or Similar

1 night(s) in Ahmednagar

Room Type: Standard Room
Meals Included: Breakfast

Hotel Piyush Inn or Similar

1 night(s) in Ambajogai

Room Type: Standard Room
Meals Included: Breakfast

Hotel Green Olive or Similar

2 night(s) in Aurangabad

Room Type: Standard Room
Meals Included: Breakfast

Tania President Inn or Similar

1 night(s) in Shirdi

Room Type: Standard Room
Meals Included: Breakfast

Included in the price

Mumbai

  • Visit to the Shree Siddhivinayak Temple
  • Colaba Market and
  • Gateway of India, Marine Drive
  • Prince of Wales Museum

Ahmednagar

  • Bhimashankar Jyotirlinga
  • Transfer Mumbai to Ahmednagar Via Bhimashankar
  • Bhimashankar Wildlife Sanctuary

Ambajogai

  • Transfer from Ahmednagar to Ambajogai
  • Visit Ambabai – Yogeshwari temple
  • Parali Vaijnath Jyortirlinga

Aurangabad

  • Transfer from Ambajogai to Aurangabad
  • Aurangabad city tour (Grishneshwar Jyotirlinga Temple, Ellora Caves, Bhadra Maruti Temple)

Shirdi

  • Transfer from Aurangabad to Shirdi
  • Pawanchakki, and Bibi ka Maqbara
  • Shani Shingnapur
  • Departure from Shirdi to Mumbai via Trimbakeshwar
  • Visit Trimbakeshwar Shiva temple

Day-wise Itinerary

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Day 1: : Arrival In Mumbai And Half Day Sightseeing

  • Upon arrival at the Mumbai airport or railway station, you will be greeted by our representatives who’ll bring you to your hotel. Check in at the hotel before we go on a short sightseeing trip, prefaced with a visit to the Shree Siddhivinayak Temple where you can pray for Lord Ganesha’s blessings for the trip.
  • Then we go on a tour around Mumbai starting from the Gateway of India, Marine Drive, Colaba Market, and Prince of Wales Museum. Then we take you back to the hotel to rest for the day. Overnight stay.

Day 2: Transfer From Mumbai To Ahmednagar Via Bhimashankar (366 Kms)

  • We start the Jyotirlinga tour from early morning after you have your breakfast. We take the ride for Bhimashankar Jyotirlinga known as one of the 12 highly sacred Jyotirlingas in India. You may take your time at the temple and seek blessings from Lord Shiva. Then we move to Bhimashankar Wildlife Sanctuary in the evening where you can see rare species such as the Indian Giant Squirrel and an Important Bird Area where you can observe rare aviary species.
  • Then we move to Ahmednagar and check you into the hotel for an overnight stay.

Day 3: Transfer From Ahmednagar To Ambajogai (217 Kms)

Start the day with a breakfast at the hotel before moving to Ambajogai, a town named after the goddess Ambabai – Yogeshwari, to visit the heritage temple dedicated to the deity. Then we visit Parali Vaijnath Jyortirlinga, which is said to the last among the 12 Jyotirlingas. We’ll spend an overnight in Ambajogai.

Day 4: Transfer From Ambajogai To Aurangabad (217 Kms)

  • We set off for Aurangabad after breakfast in the morning and make a stop at the Aundha Naganath Jyotirling Temple, Hingoli. This is the eighth of the twelve jyotirlingas, located underground and has been reconstructed by Ahilyabai Holkar after it was ransacked during Aurangzeb’s conquests.
  • We leave you alone as soon as we reach the hotel in Aurangabad to rest before continuing the tour the next day. Overnight stay at Aurangabad.

Day 5: Aurangabad City Tour

  • After breakfast, we go for a whole-day city tour from Grishneshwar Jyotirlinga Temple, the last of the twelfth Jyotirlinga (linga of light) with Grishneshwar name means “lord of compassion.” Then we go to the Ellora Caves, a UNESCO World Heritage, known as one of world’s largest rock-cut temple cave in Hinduism that dates as far back as 600 AD. Then we visit Bhadra Maruti Temple to see the only sleeping Maruti idol in India.
  • We go back to the hotel and spend an overnight in Aurangabad.

Day 6: Transfer From Aurangabad To Shirdi (110 Kms)

After breakfast, we visit Pawanchakki, and Bibi ka Maqbara, the tomb of Rabia-ud-Durrani, the wife of Mughal emperor Aurangzeb in 1660. Then we continue our tour to Shirdi to visit Samadhi Mandir, Khandoba Temple, and Shri Sai Baba Sansthan Complex. Then we drive to Shani Shingnapur that’s 65-km away from Shirdi, a village known for having no doors. The temple of Shani is dedicated to the god that was also a personification of the planet Saturn, Lord Shaneshwara. This will also be the last thing in the schedule for the day. We spend the night in Shirdi.

Day 7: Transfer From Shirdi To Mumbai Via Trimbakeshwar (390 Kms)

We start our morning at Shirdi Temple with Aarti before moving to Mumbai. Enroute, we’ll stop in Trimbakeshwar to visit the last jyotirlinga of our tour, Trimbakeshwar Shiva Temple, where the sacred pond Kusavarta is located and believed to be able to wife off devotees’ sin. We spend the night in Mumbai.

Day 8: Departure From Mumbai

Breakfast at hotel and as per your schedule departure time of flight or train or check out time, you will be dropped to the airport or railway station for your onward journey.

Exclusions

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  • Airfare (unless mentioned or added in the package)
  • Entry charges to Monuments, Museums and Forts (Directly to be paid by the guest)
  • Laundry services, phone calls, beverages, meals not indicated in the itinerary, tips any type, personal costs, optional tours and excursions and anything that is not mentioned in ‘Inclusions’.

Terms and Conditions

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  • CANCELLATIONS / REFUNDS
  • A reservation should be considered cancelled only after receiving our confirmation of such cancellation. If a cancellation is received less than 60 days prior to the arrival of passenger, the cancellation expenses will be charged according to the following table:
  • · 14 – 08 days before arrival: 50% of total price
  • · 07 – 00 days or if have no show of passenger: 100% of total price.
  • There will be no refund for unused services or changes in itineraries made by passengers without permission.
  • BAGGAGE
  • It is allowed 02 suitcase normal sized per passenger in all transports. Passenger shall be fully responsible for their luggage and personal belongings during the course of the trip. Regarding to land transport, luggage and other personal belongings should be kept with you, whatever part of the vehicle that will be placed and will be transported at the risk of the user. We recommend users are present in all manipulations of loading and unloading of baggage. Baggage on air transport, rail, sea or driving, conditions of transport companies will apply, being the ticket passage, the document binds the mentioned companies to the passenger. If client suffer any baggage damage, loss or delay, the passenger must present a claim against the Transport Company. For transport of large volumes of luggage such as bicycles, surfboards, etc, a supplement will apply (please consult). The tour packages in economy class can have a piece of 15kg in air transport. The company may charge a supplement or can refuse baggage that exceed this weight or parts. Recommended not to store valuables, medication, passport, documents or money inside baggage. If you want to have this procedure, make a statement before travelling.
  • TIPS / TAXES / TICKETS
  • Tickets to museums and sites during excursions are included. Not included any kind of tip, and the tips are at your discretion.
  • TRAVEL DOCUMENTS
  • Passenger must have valid passport, and visas for the countries that require them. Under 18 years old must have an authorization letter written and signed by their parents or guardians as such document can be requested by any authority. In the case of loss of a document for passenger such as hotel voucher, ferries tickets, air tickets, etc, we will not be held responsible and the penalty that will apply for a new booking and issuance of such documents.
  • HEALTH REQUIREMENTS
  • Any physical or mental disability requiring special attention or treatment must be noted at time of reservation.
  • TRAVEL INSURANCE
  • We recommend for you to purchase full travel insure that will cover the entire cost of your trip in case cancellation, trip interruption for any reason, etc.
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