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  • Every day, devotees from all over the world are thronging here at the Sai Baba Temple and this is a holy experience.
  • Kolhapur gets its name from a fanciful tale of Kolhasur-a wicked spirit that Goddess Mahalakshmi has destroyed. Mahalakshmi's revered sanctuary is here constructed in memory of the goddess Mahalakshmi.
  • Shani Shingnapur is the name of a village in Nevasa taluka in Maharashtra Ahmednagar district; the village is known for its famous temple of Lord Shani-Shri Shaneshwar Devasthan Shanishingnapur-the Hindu god associated with planet Saturn.
  • Ellora is a UNESCO World Heritage Site situated in Maharashtra, India's Aurangabad district. It is one of the world's largest rock-cut monastery-temple cave complexes with Hindu , Buddhist, and Jain temples and artwork dating back to the 600–1000 CE period.
  • Grishneshwar Jyotirlinga Temple, also referred to as the Ghrneshwar Temple or Dhushmeshwar Temple, is one of the Lord Shiva dedicated shrines referred to in Shiva Purana. The word Ghrneshwara means "lord of compassion".
  • Renuka / Renu or Yellamma or Ekvira or Ellai amman or Ellai amma .Yellamma is the patron goddess of the Maharashtra and the southern Indian states of Telangana, Andhra Pradesh , Karnataka and Tamil Nadu. Her devotees worship her as "Mother of the Universe" or "Jagadamba."

Itineraries

Day 1

Chennai to Shirdi

Departing from Chennai airport.
On arrival Shirdi airport.
Pick up from airport.
Pick up and then transfer to Hotel.
Hotel Check in.
Sai Baba Temple Darshan (special Dharisanam).
Come back to Hotel.
Overnight Stay at Hotel.

Day 2

Ellora Caves and Grishneshwar Jothirlingam Temple

After breakfast & Hotel Check-out.
Proceed to visit Ellora Caves and Grishneshwar Jothirlingam Temple Dharisanam.
To Visit Shani Shingnapur Temple and Renuka Mata Mandir Dharisanam.
Then proceed towards Pune.
Hotel Check in.
Overnight Stay at Hotel - Pune.

Day 3

Kolhapur Temple

After breakfast and then Check-out the Hotel.
Then proceed towards Kolhapur.
To visit Kolhapur Mahalaksmi Temple.
After Dharsan, then proceed to wards Pune.
Shopping at Pune Malls.
Finally drop at Pune airport.

Domestic Places to visit from Chennai To Shirdi:

Travelers from all over the world come to Chennai but use this place as a transit spot only to visit Pondicherry, Madurai, Kanchipuram, Kochi, Varkala and many more places. Due to its hustling busy life, the city ‘s unique attractions are often overlooked.  It is a significant historic town with amazing sightseeing spots.

City of Madras became state capital of Tamil Nadu. Today this city exists as a pot of various lifestyles melting in. You can see beautifully built temples on one side, and the most lavish and happening bars, malls and numerous entertainment venues in Chennai on the other. A visit to Chennai will delight you with its market paths, churches, cathedrals, beaches, temples and much more.

Chennai is known for its gorgeous beaches, shopping malls, fun parks, zoos, resorts, wildlife reserves, bird sanctuaries, and the most beautiful temples you’ll ever find. There are so many important tourist places in Chennai that one must make sure that the best of this town is easily covered by their visit.

The Pantheon complex built in 1789 houses the Government Museum, the National Art Gallery and the Connemara Public Library, at a distance of 4 kms from Chennai Central Railway Station (on Pantheon Road). This building was acquired by the Government in 1830 and later several new buildings were added. This is one of Chennai’s biggest tourist attractions to visit.

The Birla Planetarium is the most modern planetarium in India, at a distance of 10 kms from Chennai Central Railway Station (located at Kotturpuram near Guindy, less than 1 km from Kotturpuram Railway Station). It houses an entirely computerised projector representing the heavens on a hemispheric globe. The Planetarium provides audiovisual programmes on various astronomical themes.

In its current form, the Vandalur Zoo is the country’s largest zoological park, and draws thousands of tourists every day. However, its history dates back to 1855, when it was established by renowned conservationist Edward Balfour as the Madras Zoo in the Government Museum complex, and was India’s first public zoo.

Chennai is one of the few cities in the world within its borders to have a fully-fledged national park. Though Guindy National Park could be the country’s eighth smallest national park, the green space undoubtedly boasts spectacular flora and fauna diversity and serves as Chennai ‘s lungs.

  • Crocodile Banking Trust

In addition to being one of Chennai’s best-known wildlife attractions, the Madras Crocodile Bank Trust is also a leading research and conservation organisation operating in the field of reptile conservation and herpetology. With an array of more than 2,400 reptilian species in the world including 14 large crocodiles and alligators.

Shirdi is a holy place where the revered saint Sai Baba lived and achieved many miracles. The very name Shirdi symbolises the almighty force of faith that exists in human hearts. The town of Shiridi is located in Maharashtra district of Rahata Tahasil, in Ahmednagar. There is also a temple dedicated to Sai Baba in the town. The temple has a lovely idole and Saibaba’s samadhi.

The temple is Sai Baba’s burial site, and is of great importance to devotees across the country. Entry to the temple is free but for a certain amount, special passes are available to escape the crowd. Do not miss the Aarti evening and be prepared for a huge rush to enter the temple as well. Gurusthan is yet another major spot. It is the tree where Baba was seen meditating frequently.

  • BEST TO EAT IN SHIRDI

There are many local Shirdi restaurants mostly located near the temple. Restaurant Rajdhani offers vegetarian food while other restaurants also serve non vegetarian food. Some restaurants include:

 

  1. Rajdhani Restaurant – Near Sai Temple, Pimpalwadi Road, Shirdi, Level 1, Sai complex
  2. The Tulip-Shirdi Road near Rui Shiv

The Temple of Shirdi Sai is a beautiful shrine built over the Shri Sai Baba Samadhi. Shirdi is renowned Shri Sai Baba temple. Shanishingnapur is the only village in the world where there are no doors or locks, so powerful is the symbolism of Lord Shanis that no one can steal anything and leave the village.

  • RAMKUND: (The Nashik-Panchavati)

It is said that Lord Rama took bath at Ramkund, Panchavati. Taking a dip in the sacred kunda is intended to be highly auspicious. If immersed in it, the mortal remains are said to be absorbed with immediate effect in water. It consists of a white marble monument, in memory of Mahatma Gandhi. In this kunda the ashes of Mahatma Gandhi are said to be dropped after his death.

Kolhapur gives travellers an interesting experience. Besides the pilgrimage sites, this fascinating place offers various tourist attractions such as a sanctuary for animals, a museum, a ghat, a dam and a lake with few forts and palaces. Also renowned for its leather sandals and spices, Kolhapur can be a great Maharashtra vacation destination.

The Mahalaxmi Temple is one of the town’s main tourist attractions. The temple is dedicated to the wealth goddess Goddess Lakshmi or Goddess Ambabai, whose idol is elegantly decorated with diamonds and precious stones. The Mahalaxmi Temple in Kolhapur has considerable cultural and historical significance, as it dates back to the Chalukya dynasty of the 7th century, founded by the Karan dev ruler.

Rankala Lake dates back to the 19th century, and was founded by King Shivaji of Chhatrapati. It is among India’s oldest lakes. It is a serene place , full of greenery and cool breezes gusts, perfect to witness a magnificent sunset. The lake derived its name from the temple of Rankabhairav, an ancient temple constructed right in the centre of the lake.

Among the world’s largest rock-cut monastery-temple cave complexes are the Ajanta and Ellora Caves, both UNESCO World Heritage Sites. There are 29 Buddhist cave temples at Ajanta that date from the 2nd century BC. The 34 Hindu, Jain, and Buddhist caves at Ellora, meanwhile, date back to the 6th century AD.

About Grishneshwar Jyotirlinga Temple The Grishneshwar Jyotirlinga Temple is located in the village of Verul, some 30 km from Aurangabad. Near the temple are the famous Ellora Caves. This sacred temple is an exemplar of pre-historic art and architecture. The entire temple building is composed of red rocks. History says a devotee of Shiva used to be,

Pune shops many tourist spots which also attract visitors. With a splash of charm from the old world, Pune has a variety of historically significant places; and is also lined with other modern attractions such as gardens and temples. It is one of those cities that must be visited during tours of Maharashtra as it perfectly represents the uniqueness of the state.

The most beautiful but ancient temple, called Shri Renuka Devi Temple, lies near Saundatti. The other name Renuka Devi is Yellamma for Goddess. Her devotees in Karnataka and Andhra Pradesh regard Goddess Renuka Devi as an embodiment of Goddess Kali. People assume that Renuka Devi is a very powerful goddess who eradicates and at the same time punishes ego with greater respect for human beings.

The speciality of the place of Lord Shanidev is that there are no long queues and unlike other temples, people don’t have to wait for Shanidev’s Swayambhu statue darshan. A unusual aspect is that Lord Shanidev’s idol does not have a temple foundation, and the black statue stands on a simple platform only. Devotees can offer Puja and abhishek on Saturdays and Mondays

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Chennai to shirdi Domestic Places

Accommodation: We can provide stay for ( 2*, 3*, 5*, 7* )

1.Solo Traveler

2.Double sharing Rooms

3.Suite Rooms

4.Deluxe Rooms

5.Royal Suite Rooms

6.Homestay ( as per requirement )

Guide: From Trip start to till end the Tour Guide will be taken care Local Speaking Guide – ( English, Tamil, Hindi, Telugu & Malayalam ) *

Food: Breakfast Lunch Dinner (As per requirement, & customized plan *)

Transports: Chennai to Chennai transports *All local vehicle transport

Personal Expensive.

Camera, Gadgets entry fee ( If any ).

Tips.

And which all are not included in the customized tour itinerary.  

Kolhapur is located around 341 KM away from Shirdi so if you travel at the consistent speed of 50 KM per hour you can reach Shirdi in 8 hours and 0 minutes.

Distance between Pune to Kolhapur by Road is 233 Kms

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