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Ashtavinayak with Shirdi and Bhimashankar
(3 Nights)

Holiday Overview

Mahad
Siddhtek
Ozhar
Mayureshwar
Ranjangaon
Lenyadri
Theur
Pali

Ashtavinayak with Shirdi and Bhimashankar takes guests through a pilgrimage circuit covering 8 Lord Ganesha Temples popularly known as Ashtavinayak Temples in Maharashtra alongwith Shirdi Saibaba Temple.

Route

Shirdi(1) - Pune(2)

Summarised Itinerary

  • Day-1 Arrive at Shirdi. Afternoon / Evening Darshan at Shirdi.
  • Day-2 Visit Ozar and Lenyadri Ashtavinayak Temples and return to Mumbai by evening.
  • Day-3 Take Solapur Road and visit three Ashtavinayak Temples
  • Day-4 Visit Ashtavinayak Temples near Khopoli and at Pali before returning to Mumbai

Sightseeing Summary

Pune - Chintamani Temple Theur (25.00 kms), Ranjangaon Mahaganapati Temple (50.00 kms), Moreshwar Temple (64.00 kms), Lenyadri Ashavinayak Temple (92.00 kms), Ozar Ashtavinayak Temple (92.00 kms), Mahad Varad Vinayak Ashtavinayak Temple (93.00 kms), Siddhtek (100.00 kms)

Shirdi - Shirdi Saibaba Temple (0.50 kms), Lenyadri Ashavinayak Temple (100.00 kms), Ozar Ashtavinayak Temple (100.00 kms)

Preferred Arrival /Departure Destination

Arrival - Mumbai Departure - Mumbai

Popular Extensions to the Itinerary

Guests looking to cover Pilgrimages around Nashik and Aurangabad comprehensively can spend an additional night there.

Distances

  • Mumbai to Shirdi -240 kms (5 hrs)
  • Shirdi to Pune -185 kms (3.5 hrs)
  • Pune to Mumbai -170 kms (3 hrs)

Route

Shirdi(1) - Pune(2)

Detailed Itinerary

Day-1 Arrive at Shirdi. Afternoon / Evening Darshan at Shirdi. Arrive at Shirdi. Shirdi is a renowned Saibaba Temple and one of the most visited temples in India. Enroute visit Trymbakeshwar (One of the 12 Jyotirlinga Temples of Lord Shiva). Afternoon / Evening Darshan at Shirdi Sai Baba Temple.

Day-2 Visit Ozar and Lenyadri Ashtavinayak Temples and return to Mumbai by evening. Visit Ozar and Lenyadri Ashtavinayak Temples (Lenyadri requires few hundred steps to climb). Travel to Pune and reach by evening enroute take a detour to Ranjangaon Mahaganapati Temple (Ashtavinayak Temple).

Day-3 Take Solapur Road and visit three Ashtavinayak Temples Take Solapur Road and visit three Ashtavinayak Temples (Theur near Pune (25 kms), Morgaon (60 kms from Theur - 1.5 hour) and Siddhtek (70 kms from Morgaon - 2 hours)). Return to Pune (105 kms - 2.5 hours) by evening.

Day-4 Visit Ashtavinayak Temples near Khopoli and at Pali before returning to Mumbai Visit Ashtavinayak Temples near Khopoli (80 kms - 1.5 hours - Varad Vinayak Mahad) and at Pali (30 kms from Khopoli - Ballareshwar Pali) before proceeding to Pune (110 kms - 2 hours). Thereafter reutn to Mumbai (110 kms - 2.5 hours from Pali).

Detailed Sightseeing

Pune: -
  • Chintamani Temple Theur - The Chintamani Temple of Theur at 25 kms from Pune is one of Ashtavinayak Temple, a set of eight Lord Ganesha temple visited part of a circuit.
  • Ranjangaon Mahaganapati Temple - Mahaganapati Temple at Ranjangaon near Pune is one of the eight Ashtavinayak Temples that are visited as part of a circuit.
  • Moreshwar Temple - Shri Moreshwar Mandir is a Hindu temple dedicated to Lord Ganesha at 64 kilometres from Pune city. The temple is the start and ending point of a pilgrimage of eight Ganesha temples called Ashtavinayaka temples.
  • Lenyadri Ashavinayak Temple - Lenyadri Ashtavinayak Temple is one of the eight Ashtavinayak temples. The temple is set in a cave and and only one of the eight temples that requires climbing some steps to reach.
  • Ozar Ashtavinayak Temple - Shrivighnahar, Ozhar is home to one of the eight Ashtavinayak Temples. It is visited alongwith Girijatmaj, Lenyadri Ashtavinayak Temple.
  • Mahad Varad Vinayak Ashtavinayak Temple - One of the eight Ashtavinayak Temples at 6 km from Khopoli. This is well visited over weekends. From the parking area there is a 200-300 meters walk to the temple.
  • Siddhtek - Siddhtek is home to Siddhivinayak Temple, a Lord Ganesha Temple at 100 kms from Pune and one of the Ashtavinayak Temples.
Shirdi: -
  • Shirdi Saibaba Temple - Shirdi Saibaba temple is located at the heart of the Shirdi town and houses the samadhi (burial site) of Sai Baba. Shirdi is one of the most visited temples in India and now an international renowned pilgrim centre for devotees of Saibaba.
  • Lenyadri Ashavinayak Temple - Lenyadri Ashtavinayak Temple is one of the eight Ashtavinayak temples. The temple is set in a cave and and only one of the eight temples that requires climbing some steps to reach.
  • Ozar Ashtavinayak Temple - Shrivighnahar, Ozhar is home to one of the eight Ashtavinayak Temples. It is visited alongwith Girijatmaj, Lenyadri Ashtavinayak Temple.

Destination Overview

Mumbai - Mumbai is financial capital of India and a major International airport, second only to Delhi in terms of flight connectivity. Mumbai is a major business hub for trade in Asia and a transit point for others destinations in India such as Goa, Kerala, Gujarat and Madhya Pradesh.

Shirdi - Shirdi is visited for the Sai Baba temple, one of the most visited temples in India

Pune - Pune is traditionally the cultural capital of Maharashtra and now a major Software / IT / ITES / Auto Manufacturing Center and access point for Mahabaleshwar / Panchgani / Lonavala and Lavasa.

Access

Mumbai
Mumbai

Distances

  • Mumbai to Shirdi -240 kms (5 hrs)
  • Shirdi to Pune -185 kms (3.5 hrs)
  • Pune to Mumbai -170 kms (3 hrs)

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Distances

  • Mumbai to Shirdi -240 kms (5 hrs)
  • Shirdi to Pune -185 kms (3.5 hrs)
  • Pune to Mumbai -170 kms (3 hrs)

Expert Speak

Ashtavinayak with Shirdi and Bhimashankar can be tweaked to include Trymbakeshwar (Near Nashik - 20 kms detour on Mumbai - Nashik - Shirdi route) and Bhimashankar (50 kms Detour on the Shirdi - Narayangaon - Pune route)

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