Across the vast lands of our beautiful country, there are 12 Jyotirlingas of Lord Shiva. Our tour package takes you to three of those, which are situated in Maharastra. Besides these greatly revered Jyotirlingas, you also get to visit major pilgrimage sites of the country like Shree Siddhivinayak Temple and Shirdi. Embark on this splendid trip, which places comfort and relaxation as a priority. Instead of having a jammed schedule, in this package, you will have time to unwind and even visit the local markets and so on!
Famously known as the City of Dreams, Mumbai is one of the most widely visited cities in India. Mumbai, with its vibrant streets filled with warm and polite people, and its spectacular shopping bazaars with variety of materials for clothes and what not; is literally the land to live your dreams. On reaching Mumbai railway station/ airport, meet our tour representative who will assist you while you take a transfer to the hotel.
At the hotel, check-in and finish up all the formalities. Freshen up and relax for awhile, following which you can start with your sightseeing trip. You will visit places such as Shree Siddhivinayak Temple, Gateway of India, Marine Drive, Colaba Market and Prince of Wales Museum.
After you visit all the above mentioned places, the day can be continued by doing what you like. Time for relaxation!
Significance of the itinerary:
- Commence your trip with a visit to Shree Siddhivinayak Temple and pay homage to Lord Ganesha. After this, visit other major attractions of Mumbai including Gateway of India, Marine Drive, Colaba Market and Prince of Wales Museum.
- Marine Drive is popularly known as Sonapur by the locals.
- The picturesque magnificence of the flawlessly lined palm trees offers its viewers an beguiling experience. Marine Drive is also referred to as ‘Queen’s necklace’, because the tiny illuminating street lights make the road look like a series of pearls strung along the bay. This has been found to create an illusion of sorts, making this place all the more alluring. This happens only when seen at night from any high point along the trail of the drive.
On this day, you head on to your next destination, Bhimashankar. After a deliciously hearty breakfast early in the morning, set out on a road trip to Bhimashankar. Of the 12 Jyotirlingas in the country, Bhimashankar has one too.
On reaching, check-in and finish with all the formalities. Freshen up and take some rest for awhile. Following which, you can visit the Bhimashankar Temple and seek blessings of Lord Shiva. Afterward, visit the famous Bhimashankar Wildlife Sanctuary. Return to the hotel for dinner.
Significance of the itinerary:
Bhimashankar Jyotirlinga is situated at a distance of 218 km away from Mumbai. The Jyotirlinga present here is said to be the holiest of all the 12 Jyotirlingas of Lord Shiva. The environs of the temple are immeasurably stunning.
This morning, have breakfast early in the morning and set out to Shirdi. Around 183 km away from Bhimashankar, Shirdi is especially for Sai Baba devotees. Shirdi is one of the most popular pilgrimage sites in India. People from all over the world visit this destination to seek the blessings of Sai Baba. On reaching Shirdi, seek blessings of Sai Baba at Samadhi Mandir, Khandoba Temple and Shri Sai Baba Sansthan Complex.
Later on, start driving towards Shani Shingnapur which is approximately around 65 km away from Shirdi. This place is the home of Lord Shaneshwara, and thus uncountable numbers of devotees visit Shani Shingnapur every year. Seek blessings of Lord Shaneshwara.
Leave for Trimbakeshwar in the evening. On reaching, check-in at the hotel and finish all the formalities. Freshen up and spend the day at your leisure.
Instead of going to Shirdi, our package also has a choice of picking Kumbh Mela. Incase you do pick this, you get to visit Kumbh Mela at Nashik. Kumbh Mela gathers a heavy crowd, and is still considered to be one of the most crowded places of worship.
People from across the globe visit India to be a part of the Kumbh Mela. After visiting Kumbh Mela, you can go to Shirdi the next day.
Begin this day with a tasty breakfast, and proceed with your package. Today, you will be going to Trimbakeshwar temple where you can see the next Jyotirlingas!
Trimbakeshwar temple is dedicated to Lord Shiva. Many of his devotees flock this temple often! After finishing the Darshan and seeking blessings from the Lord.
Return to your hotel and freshen up. Have breakfast at the hotel. After breakfast, leave for Grishneshwar Temple.
This temple is 110 km from Trimbakeshwar. On reaching Grishneshwar, check-in to the hotel, and take some rest.
Later on, visit the Grishneshwar temple. This temple, again, is home to one of the 12 Jyotirlingas. The exquisiteness and structural design of the temple is truly supreme. After Darshan, return to the hotel. Enjoy your dinner.
Eat your breakfast in the morning and then leave for Mumbai. As you reach Mumbai, go to the railway station/ airport and depart for your onward journey. The tour ends here, but your memories will last for lifetime.