Shirdi – The religious gateway

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4th Jun 2015

Bibi-ka-Muqbara

Photo of Shirdi – The religious gateway by Pratik Jena

Shani Temple

Photo of Shirdi – The religious gateway by Pratik Jena

Inside Ellora caves

Photo of Shirdi – The religious gateway by Pratik Jena

Ancient Ellora caves

Photo of Shirdi – The religious gateway by Pratik Jena

Rama Kund

Photo of Shirdi – The religious gateway by Pratik Jena

Outside Sita Gufa

Photo of Shirdi – The religious gateway by Pratik Jena

Trimbakeswar

Photo of Shirdi – The religious gateway by Pratik Jena

Minboggling gola at shanisignapur

Photo of Shirdi – The religious gateway by Pratik Jena

Elegant Mini-Taj

Photo of Shirdi – The religious gateway by Pratik Jena

Garden of Bibi-Ka-Muqbara

Photo of Shirdi – The religious gateway by Pratik Jena

Wowsum Ellora caves

Photo of Shirdi – The religious gateway by Pratik Jena

Amazing Nashik

Photo of Shirdi – The religious gateway by Pratik Jena

Sita gufa from where ravana kidnapped Sita

Photo of Shirdi – The religious gateway by Pratik Jena

Shirdi is a very nice, calm and religious place. The best thing about Shirdi is that everything that is absolutely necessary for traveling is available here like hotels, dharmashalas, travel cars, restaurants, medicine shops. One day is enough for visiting the temple of Shirdi Sai.There is a long queue for main darshan but one can go and sit a hall for mukh darshan and see Shirdi Sai from a little distance.

In the second day, can cover Aurangabaad which has many attractive places like Bibi-Ka-muqbara, Ellora caves, one Jyotirling near Ellora, Sleeping Hanuman temple and many more temples to be explored.One can easily cover all these places and return to shirdi in 1 day(Leave Shidhi at about 9 am and u can cover all these places return back to Shirdi within 8 pm easily).

One day needs to be reserved for visiting Nashik which has many temples, Ganga ghats, caves, etc. Trimbakeshwar, jyotirling of Mahadev can be also covered in the same day.Many temples can be skipped if one has less time but i think that everything can be covered easily in a day(same departure & arrival time as that of day 2).

In day 2 and day 3 also one go to the Shirdi temple in the night after arrival at around 9 pm.

Overall it was quite an enjoyable and fruitful journey.The people here are very cooperative and helpful.3 days are enough for covering Shirdi and its nearby places like Aurangabaad,Nashik and Trimbakeshwar.Do visit all the places mentioned which make your journey enjoyable,exciting,complete.

The Shani temple is a very famous temple which is not to be missed.The village here is also famous as it has no doors.Don't miss out eating Golas(chuski).It is best gola that i have ever had.
Photo of Shani shignapur, Maharashtra, India by Pratik Jena
Photo of Shani shignapur, Maharashtra, India by Pratik Jena
Photo of Shani shignapur, Maharashtra, India by Pratik Jena
It is a replica of Taj Mahal built by Emperor Aurangzeb for his fourth wife.He had tried to build it like the Taj.It is very beautiful but is ont well-maintained.Truly a historical monument in Aurangabaad.
Photo of Bibi Ka Maqbara, Aurangabad, Maharashtra, India by Pratik Jena
Photo of Bibi Ka Maqbara, Aurangabad, Maharashtra, India by Pratik Jena
Photo of Bibi Ka Maqbara, Aurangabad, Maharashtra, India by Pratik Jena
Photo of Bibi Ka Maqbara, Aurangabad, Maharashtra, India by Pratik Jena
The caves were just exquisite and it was a different kind of experience going inside these caves.This was one heck of a different experience.Very exciting place.
Photo of Ellora Caves, Aurangabad, Maharashtra, India by Pratik Jena
Photo of Ellora Caves, Aurangabad, Maharashtra, India by Pratik Jena
There are many temples here.The main places of attraction here are the SIta Gufa,panchavati,Rama kund,Ganga ghat and many more temples.It was a nice place.Please go inside the gufa(cave) where Rama,Laxman,sita stayed during Banwaas(but fat people can't go).It is very small caves which has only one entrance and only another exit which am for sure will give you an adrenaline rush.
Photo of Nashik, Maharashtra, India by Pratik Jena
Photo of Nashik, Maharashtra, India by Pratik Jena
It is a very peaceful destination which is the Abode of Lord Shiva(It is one of the Jyotirlings).One has to stand in a very long queue.But it is a very nice place on the western ghats.
Photo of Trimbakeshwar Temple, Trimbak, Maharashtra, India by Pratik Jena
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