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Shirdi Pilgrimage Yatra With Golden Triangle  
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.
 
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Itinerary Details
DAY 1 FULL DAY CITY TOUR OF NEW DELHI
New Delhi, the capital and the third largest city of India is a fusion of the ancient and the modern. Standing along the West End of Gangetic Plain, the capital city, Delhi, unwinds a picture rich with culture, architecture and human diversity, deep in history, monuments, museums, galleries, gardens and exotic shows. Comprising of two contrasting yet harmonious parts, the Old Delhi and New Delhi, the city is a travel hub of Northern India

1. The Qutub Minar, 72 metres high and the most curious minaret architecture. Visit the uncorroded Iron Pillar, which dates back to the 4th century AD. 2. Enjoy shopping in Dilli Haat. Situated in the heart of Delhi, the unique Delhi Haat is an upgraded version of the traditional weekly market, offering a delightful amalgam of craft, food and cultural activities offering a kaleidoscopic view of the richness and diversity of Indian handicrafts and artifacts. 5. Then we drive for an interesting drive passing through the impressive Rajpath, World War I memorial arch, the India Gate towards the Presidential Palace. 3. Visit Mughal Emperor Humayun’s Tomb built in 1565 AD. 4. Raj Ghat is worth a visit where Mahatma Gandhi was cremated in 1948.
Meals: (Breakfast, Lunch Dinner only)

DAY 2 FULL DAY CITY TOUR OF OLD DELHI
After breakfast at hotel drive for sightseeing of Old Delhi.
Visit Old Delhi - the 350-year-old walled city was built by Emperor Shah jahan in 1648 as his capital.

Narrating the city's Mughal past, Old Delhi, takes you through the labyrinthine streets passing through formidable mosques, monuments and forts. 1. Opposite the Red fort are the black and white onion dome and minarets of the Jama Masjid, the most elegant mosque in India. 2. Enjoy a rickshaw ride 3. Visit the Red fort. 4. Return back to the hotel Meals: (Breakfast, Lunch Dinner only)

DAY 3 DELHI - AGRA (210 Km/4 hrs drive)

1. After breakfast drive to Agra 2. On arrival at Agra and transfer to hotel. 3. Visit the imposing Agra Fort, built of red sandstone and marble is a hilltop citadel with fabulous courtyards, fountains and gates.In Evening explores the monumental heritage of the Great Mughals, including the magnificent Taj Mahal, one of the Seven Wonders of the World and surely the most extravagant expression of love ever created. 20,000 men labored for over 17 years to build this memorial to Shah Jahan's beloved wife. It's a wealth of white marble and semi-precious stone - undoubtedly the highlight of the tour.

Get A Free Quote Agra: Agra is famous as being home to one of the Seven Wonders of the world-the “TAJ MAHAL”. The architectural splendour of the mausoleums, the fort and the palaces is a vivid reminder of the opulence of the legendary Mughal empire, of which Agra was the capital in the 16th and early 17th centuries. While its significance as a political centre ended with the transfer of the capital to Delhi in 1634 by Shah Jahan, its architectural wealth has secured its place on the international map. A pleasant town with a comparatively slow pace, Agra is know for its superb inlay work on the marble and soapstone by craftsmen who are descendants of those who worked under the Mughals. The city is also famous for its carpets, gold thread embroidery and leather shoes.

DAY 4 AGRA – FATEHPUR SIKRI - JAIPUR
After breakfast drive from Agra to Pink City Jaipur.
Enroute visit the ghost town of Fatehpur sikri. Built during the second half of the 16th century by the Emperor Akbar, Fatehpur Sikri (the City of Victory) was the capital of the Mughal Empire for only some 10 years. The complex of monuments and temples, all in a uniform architectural style, includes one of the largest mosques in India, the Jama Masjid.
Drive further to Jaipur. Arrive and check into hotel
Evening at leisure.
Overnight in hotel. Meals: (Breakfast, Lunch Dinner only)

DAY 5 FULL DAY CITY TOUR OF JAIPUR
Visit the elegant Hawa Mahal (Palace of the Winds) - this elaborate building, now little more than a façade, is encrusted with delicate screens and carved balconies from which the royal ladies, confined to their quarters, could sneak views of the outside world.
Visit the dramatic hilltop fortress at Amber; ascend the imposing fort on a painted elephant.
Enjoy the elephant ride, like the Maharajah’s used to.
Visit Maharajah’s City Palace, now partly a museum displays a unique fusion of Mughal and Hindu architecture, and house a rare collection of paintings, Rajput armory and costumes.
Later we visit the unique Jantar Mantar Observatory, situated in the heart of the city where time has been accurately measured since the 17th century.
In the evening drive to visit cultural evening; here we visit Chokhi Dhani - An ethnic village resort, 17 kms from Jaipur, the vitality of Rajasthani folk culture comes alive as children dance rhythmically to the loud tenor of folk songs sung by men and women, festooned in bright clothes.
After dinner, we return drive back to the hotel.
Overnight stay at the hotel
Shirdi Pilgrimage Yatra With Golden Triangle Meals: (Breakfast, Lunch Dinner only)

DAY 6 JAIPUR-MUMBAI (BY FLIGHT)
Morning free for shopping
After lunch, transfer to the airport to board flight at 1700 hrs for Mumbai. Arrive Mumbai at 1920 hrs and transfer to the hotel
Overnight stay
Meals: (Breakfast, Lunch Dinner only)

DAY 7 IN MUMBAI
After breakfast full day sightseeing of Mumbai.
Visit Places:
1. Gateway of India.
2. City Museum.
3. Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus (V.T. station)
4. Marine Drive.
6. Jain Temple.
7. Hanging Gardens.
8. Dhobi Ghat. Etc.
Return back to hotel.
Overnight stay.
Meals: (Breakfast, Lunch Dinner only)

Mumbai: Mumbai’s skyline is recognizable in advertisement and pictorial depictions: the country’s technological and commercial hub. It’s an imposing skyline. Perhaps, the contours are hazy due to pollution. But the residence don’t seem to mind. They love the place and this live is infectious. What are the few nail—on-the-head characteristics of the city? A walk on Marine Drive, the Gateway of India, Warden Road, the races, Haji Ali. The waves splashing against the embankment establish an essence of Mumbai too, much in the same genre as the skyline. The pub and bar scenario here is quite state-of-the- art and ranges from the sophisticated ones in five-star to the hip and trendy ones in Colaba and the suburbs.

DAY 8 MUMBAI–SHIRDI (229 KMS/5-6 HRS DRIVE)
After Breakfast drive to Shirdi.
On arrival check in to hotel.
12:00 hrs Arrive Shirdi , Wet Tissues are provided , Check in at hotel . Rooms are provided.
13:00 Lunch at Hotel in Shirdi
Get A Free Quote Day free for devotees to roam around Shirdi Dham, Dwarka Mai,Gurushan Mandir,Khandoba mandir & Back to the Hotel.
6:00 Optional Attend Sunset Aarti
20:00 Dinner at hotel.
Overnight stay at hotel.
Meals: (Breakfast, Lunch Dinner only)

Sai Baba of Shirdi (Unknown – October 15, 1918), also known as Shirdi Sai Baba, was an Indian guru and yogi, regarded by his followers as an incarnation of God. Some of his Hindu devotees believe that he was an incarnation of Shiva or Dattatreya. Many devotees believe that he was a Sadguru. Popularly known as the 'Child of God', Sai Baba preached tolerance towards all religions and the message of universal brotherhood. Sai Baba spent his life and also breathed his last in Shirdi. In the memory of Sai Baba, a big marble temple has been built in Shirdi, which attracts devotees from all over India and abroad. There are many stories and eyewitness accounts of miracles he performed. He is a well-known figure in many parts of the world, but especially in India, where he is much revered. Shirdi is visited by millions of devotees every year. Thinker, preacher and mystical healer, Sai Baba was an ordinary man with an extraordinary gift. As his teaching cuts across all religions and beliefs, pilgrims from all faiths collect to get a sight of the Samadhi Idol. Thursdays are of special significance for the devotees, who flock for Aarti and Prasad on this day.

Dwarkamai (Masjid):- Baba stayed at this place continuously for 60 years. Innumerable devotees got

blessing of Baba here. The Shila (Stone) on which Baba used to sit is located nearby. Also Sacred Fire (Dhuni) lit by Baba is ever burning here. Baba used to give Sacred Udi (Ash) to the devotees to solve their problems in life. Udi distributed to the devotees now is only from this Dhuni. Baba used to cook food here for distribution to devotees. Main attraction of the site is the oil paintings of the sage.

Gurusthan Mandir:- This is the place where Baba first appeared to the world as a boy of 16 years & this place is supposed to be Baba's Gurusthan. the famous Margosa (Neem) tree is here. it has a reference in Shri Sai Sat-charita. Devotees claim that their ailments are cured by burning incense here on Thursday & Friday.

Khandoba Mandir:- This place is near Shirsainath Hospital. Baba stepped here in Shirdi at the foot of banyan tree near Khandoba Temple along with Chand Patil's wife's nephew's marriage party. The then Pujari Mhalsapati welcome Him by calling "Ya Sai". Shirdi Pilgrimage Yatra With Golden Triangle

DAY 9 EXCURSION TOUR TO SHANI SHINGNAPUR [80 KMS DRIVE – ONE WAY]
After early breakfast one can again visit Sai Baba Mandir. Later day free to visit Shani Shingnapur – Shani Mandir. Evening free at leisure.
Overnight stay at Shirdi.
Meals: - (Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner)

Shani Shingnapur :-The presiding deity of Shinganapur, Sri Shaneshwara or Shanidev- the personification of the planet Saturn is worshipped with utmost reverence and devotion by multitudes of people from all over the world. The spectacle of the deity in black stone is overwhelming. A unique aspect of this place is, that no temple structure houses the Shanidev. There is only a simple platform on which stands the swayambhu idol, in black stone. This village is an interesting village in that no houses have doors. The belief of the villagers is that their Lord Shaneshwara will protect them from all evil. This includes robbery and theft. All the vehicles are left open & nobody bothers to guard their belongings.

DAY 10: SHIRDI TO NASHIK [110 KMS 03 TO 04 HRS DRIVE
After early breakfast proceed to Nashik. Arrive Nashik & transfer to hotel. Later day free at leisure for sightseeing visiting Trambakeshwar, Godavari Ghat, and Panchawati etc.
Return back to hotel.
Overnight stay.
Meals: (Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner)

DAY 11 NASHIK-MUMBAI (160 KMS/4 HRS DRIVE)
Morning at Leisure & Post Lunch, drive to Mumbai.
On arrival check in the hotel.
Overnight stay at Mumbai.
Meals: (Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner)

Get A Free Quote DAY 12 FLY FROM MUMBAI TO BANGALORE & DRIVE PUTTAPARTHI (200KM /5 HRS DRIVE)
Arrival at Bangalore airport at 10:50 hrs.Pick up & drive to Puttaparthi.
On arrival check in hotel.
After lunch Day visit to see;
Sai Baba Statue,Ganesh Temple,Subramanya Shirne,
Gayatri Shime,World religion Pillar,
Prashant Mandir,Darshan Sai kulwant Hall.
Return back to hotel.
Meals: (Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner)

DAY 13 : DRIVE BACK TO BANGALORE-MUMBAI (BY FLIGHT)
After breakfast visit Poomachandra Auditorium & Banyan Tree (Vata Vruksha) & drive back to Bangalore to board flight for Mumbai at 11:50 hrs.
On arrival at Mumbai domestic airport; transfer to international airport to board flight for home/onward destination.
Meals :-( Breakfast, Lunch)
DESTINATION DLX. HOTELS F/C. HOTELS
DELHI AVALON COURT YARD/PARKLAND METROPOLITAN/ SVELTE
AGRA HOWARD PARK PLAZA JAYPEE PALACE
JAIPUR ROYAL ORCHID / ALSISAR HAVELI/ RAMADA/MANSINGH
MUMBAI BAWA INTERNATIONAL/PENINSULA GRAND SUN N SAND/SAHARA STAR
SHIRDI KUBER IN /SHRADHA INN SUN N SAND
NASHIK GINGER HOTELS/VITS THE GATEWAY
PUTTAPARTHY SAI RENAISSANCE (STANDARD ROOMS) SAI RENAISSANCE (DELUXE ROOMS)

1. Accommodation on twin sharing Basis.
2. A pilgrimage souvenir kit
3. Special pooja ceremonies
4. Meal Plan – APAI (Breakfast ,Lunch and dinner) as per the itinerary
5. Mineral water bottles all throughout the journey.
6. Transportation by A/C coach as per the itinerary above.
7. State taxes, Driver allowance, Permit & night halt charges.
8. Accompanying English speaking escort service
9. All land arrangements with domestic Airfare complimentary for one Escort from WTC – NZ as per package
10. 2.575% Govt. Service Tax.
11. Monument Entrance fees as per the itinerary.
12. Local English speaking guides in Delhi, Agra, Jaipur, Mumbai
13. Elephant ride in Jaipur
14. Airfare Jaipur – Mumbai
15. Airfare Mumbai – Bangalore - Mumbai
1. Travel Insurance
2. Meals not mentioned, table drinks, laundry, porter, pony.
3. Any increase in currently applicable taxes.
4. Tips, camera fee.
5. Personal expenses of the clients or any other expenses incurred due to bad weather, road closure, land slides etc.
6. Anything not specified in cost include.
: All schedules and other information are subject to change without notice and to Government approval.