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Shirdi-Aurangabad-Ajanta-Ellora

2 Nights/3 Days,from Shirdi

₹ 11999

For 1 adult

Inclusions

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    Hotel

  • Car icon

    Cab

  • Food icon

    Meals

Itinerary

Day 1

Transit

8:30 AM

Arrive at Shirdi

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*Train/Bus cost not included.

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Car

8:45 AM

Drive to the hotel at Shirdi

  • Sedan - Adult x 3, Child x 1, Bags x 2 (Swift Dzire, Etios or similar)

The RailYatri cab will drive you to the hotel.

Service Type: Paid

Note:
Driver name and vehicle no. will be shared 4hr before your trip.

  • Cab upgrade available @additional cost
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Accommodation

9:00 AM

Check-in at Hotel Veer Sai (3 Star)

Located a short walk away from the holy shrine of Shri Sai Baba, Hotel Veer Sai offers clean, hygienic rooms with basic amenities and personalised service to its guests.

Hotel Amenities

  • Free Wi-Fi in lobby
  • Restaurant
  • Parking
  • Doctor-on-call
  • Indoor games
  • Laundry service

Note:
Check-in/check-out date, room type will be filled in post booking.

  • Hotel upgrade available @additional cost
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Food

9:30 AM

Breakfast

You can order room service or have breakfast at the hotel's multi-cuisine Kakaji Restaurant.

Choose the options of your liking from the items below. The buffet breakfast consists of fresh quality products and includes the following delicacies:

  • Fresh Poha
  • Idli and/or dosa
  • Bread Toast
  • Milk, Tea, Coffee

Note:

  • The items above are indicative and subject to change based on availability.
  • Shirdi - Hotel Veer Sai - Restaurant Menu
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Date

10:00 AM

Drive to Shani Shingnapur

The RailYatri cab will pick you from the hotel and take you to Shani Shingnapur. It is considered unique because none of the houses and shops in the village have doors.

Travel Time: 1:45 min
Distance: 75 Km (approx.)

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Do try the fresh sugarcane juice on the way which is extracted by a bull and not a machine!

Date

11:45 AM

Visit Shri Shaneshwar Devasthan

Take the blessings of Lord Shani at Shri Shaneshwar Devasthan in Shani Shingnapur. Here, you can see Lord Shani’s Swayambhu idol (believed to be self emerged from the earth) and made of black stone. You can also attend the Mahaarti of God Shani that is held after sunset at 6:30 PM.

Note:

  • This temple is unique because it does not have a roof above Lord Shani's idol. Hence Lord Shani gives darshan to his devotees at all times.
  • Shani Shingnapur Darshan Tips
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Food

1:30 PM

Lunch at Prasadalaya

Hygienic food is available at the Prasadalaya managed by Shri Shaneshwar Devasthan Trust located within the temple complex.

Timing: 10 AM to 3 PM | 6 PM to 9 PM

*Cost not included in the package.

Car

2:15 PM

Drive back to Shirdi

The RailYatri cab will drive you back to Shirdi towards Dwarkamai and Dixit Wada Museum

Date

3:45 PM

Visit Dwarkamai, Dixit Wada Museum & Khandoba Temple

The Sai Baba Sansthan Complex has many must visit sites located in its premises. Dwarkamai is a sacred mosque located within the temple complex where Sai Baba spent his last years. Despite its rudimentary interiors, the mosque has a serene and spiritual atmosphere. The magnificent paintings here will give you more insights of the simple life that Baba led.

Dixit Wada Museum has all the artifacts used by Sai baba on display. Located at the center of the Sansthan complex, this place is a must visit for the devotees.

Museum Hours: 10 AM to 6 PM

Tips:

  • Do take along the sacred Udi or the holy ash from Dwarkamai.
  • Finding sweet-tasting leaves fallen from the holy neem tree is considered auspicious.
  • If visiting Khandoba temple, allow yourself little extra time as there are 200 steep stairs to the temple.
Date

4:30 PM

Visit Sai Baba Samadhi Temple

Head to the Sai Baba Samadhi Temple for the much awaited darshan. Dhoop Aarti is held everyday at 6:00 PM for about 20 mins. You are lucky if you happen to be here on a Thursday as it is considered to be an auspicious day for Sai Darshan and the evening aarti is magnificent. One should set aside 3-4 hours for a good darshan on this day as against 1-2 hours on other days.

Timing : 5:00 AM to 10:45 PM

  • Shirdi - Sai Samadhi Temple - Darshan Tips
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  • VIP darshan for Sai aarti
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Food

8:00 PM

Dinner

There are plenty of food options near the Sansthan complex. Mukta Food Court opposite temple gate no 2, Sai Naivedyam opposite gate no 1 or Sai Bhog Restaurant located inside Sai Complex are some good places to eat. Woodland restaurant, conveniently located opposite the temple,​ is also a nice place to enjoy South Indian and North Indian cuisine.

*Cost not included in the package.

Accommodation

Overnight stay at the hotel

Rest up well at the hotel as you will have to get ready the next morning for another exciting day.

Day 2

Date

3:00 AM

Aarti at Sai Baba Samadhi Temple

The temple is open for darshan from 5 AM. Kakad Aarti is performed at 5:15 AM for 30 mins. It is at a walking distance from the hotel, so start early to avoid the long queue.

  • Shirdi - Sai Samadhi Temple - Darshan Tips
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  • VIP pass for Sai aarti
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Food

7:30 AM

Back to the hotel for breakfast

You can order room service or have breakfast at the hotel's multi-cuisine Kakaji Restaurant.

The buffet breakfast menu consists of fresh and quality dishes. Choose the options of your liking from the items listed below.

  • Fresh Poha
  • Idli and/or dosa
  • Bread Toast
  • Milk, Tea, Coffee

Note:

  • The items above are indicative and subject to change based on availability.

*Day 2 breakfast cost not included in the package.

Accommodation

8:30 AM

Check-out from the hotel.

Car

8:45 AM

Drive towards the hotel in Aurangabad

The RailYatri cab will drive you towards your hotel in Aurangabad.

Distance: 122 Km
Travel Time: 3hr

Accommodation

11:45 AM

Check-in at Hotel Kohinoor Plaza (3 star)

Hotel Kohinoor Plaza is a perfect blend of casual grandeur and impeccable hospitality. The hotel is located very close to shopping centres, heritage sites and other important places. It provides comfortable accommodation in 20 well-furnished rooms.

Amenities
Rooftop restaurant
Free Wi-Fi
Parking
Currency exchange
Doctor on Call

Note:
Check-in/check-out date, room type will be provided in post booking.

  • Hotel upgrade available @additional cost
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Optional: Rest at the hotel for 30 Mins to 1 Hour

Try to keep this short if you are also interested in some local shopping and food in the evening

Food

1:00 PM

Lunch

The rooftop garden restaurant at the hotel not only offers a great city view but also delicious veg and non-veg delicacies. The bar offers all types of drinks and snacks.

*Cost not included in the package.

  • Aurangabad - Hotel Kohinoor Plaza - Restaurant Menu
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Car

1:30 PM

Drive to Ellora Caves

The RailYatri cab will drive you to the Ellora Caves.

Travel Time: 45 Mins
Distance: 28 Kms

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Optional: You may stop for 10 mins at the Tomb of Emperor Aurangzeb in Khuldabad and pay your respect at the dargah beside the tomb.

Date

2:15 PM

Visit Ellora Caves

Ellora caves is a UNESCO World Heritage Site famous for its rock-cut architecture. There are 5 Jain, 12 Buddhist and 17 Hindu caves.

Timing: 7:00 AM - 6:00 PM (Tuesday closed)

  • Ellora Caves - Tips
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Car

5:30 PM

Drive back to Aurangabad main city

Date

The evening is free for leisure

You can visit the nearby Gul Mandi and check out the variety of paithani silk sarees, himroo shawls and silver inlay craft of bidriware. Use your bargaining skills to get the best price!

Note:

  • Most shops here do not accept cards, so do carry sufficient cash.
  • You can also try delicious snacks at the Gayatri Chat shop. The Kachori here with Pudina and Imli chutney is considered to be the best. We also recommend the crispy Moong Bhajiya.
Food

8:00 PM

Dinner

The rooftop garden restaurant at the hotel not only offers a great city view but also delicious veg and non-veg delicacies. The bar offers all types of drinks, cocktails and snacks.

* Cost not included in the package.

Accommodation

Overnight stay at the hotel

Rest up well as the next day is going to be your busiest day. Be ready to walk up a bit and climb stairs up and down when you visit the Ajanta caves

Day 3

Accommodation

7:00 AM

Breakfast

You can order room service or have breakfast at the hotel's multi-cuisine restaurant.

The buffet breakfast menu consists of fresh and quality dishes. Choose the options of your liking from the items listed below.

  • Fresh Poha
  • Idli and/or dosa
  • Bread Toast
  • Milk, Tea, Coffee

Note:

  • The items above are indicative and subject to change based on availability.
Car

7:30 AM

Check-out and drive to Ghrishneshwar Jyotirlinga Temple

The RailYatri cab will pick you from the hotel and take you to Ghrishneshwar Jyotirlinga Shiva Temple.

Travel Time: 50 min
Distance: 29 Km (approx.)

Date

8:20 AM

Visit Ghrishneshwar Jyotirlinga Shiva Temple

It is the holy abode of one of the 12 Jyotirlingas of Lord Shiva. The Jyotirlinga present here is the smallest in India. It is built of red rocks and has 5 tier shikhara.

  • Ghrishneshwar Jyotirlinga Shiva Temple - Tips
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Car

9:20 AM

Drive to Ajanta Caves

The RailYatri cab will drive you to Ajanta caves. This is the farthest from Aurangabad.

Travel Time: 2hr
Distance: 98 Kms

Date

11:20 AM

Visit Ajanta Caves

The Ajanta Caves are around 29 rock-cut ancient Buddhist cave monuments which include paintings and rock cut sculptures. It is considered as one of the finest examples of the ancient Indian art. Allow yourself about 2 to 3 hours to enjoy the sight properly.

Timing: 9.00 AM to 9:30 PM (Monday closed) | Visitors must move out from the site by 6:30 PM.

  • Ajanta Caves - Tips
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Food

2:20 PM

Lunch

Try a sumptuous regional cuisine at the MTDC Ajanta Restaurant. It is located next to the Ajanta Caves ticket counter.

Alternatively, you can also start the drive back and have lunch at one of the restaurants on the highway. There are plenty of choices available.

*Cost not included in the package

Car

3:20 PM

Drive back to Shirdi

The RailYatri cab will drive you back to Shirdi.

Travel Time: 4hr
Distance: 200km

Car

7:20 PM

The RailYatri cab will drop you to your pick up point in Shirdi.

Trip Information & Documents

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