Maharashtra is the state that is scenically blessed and enhanced by the religious touch of Lord Shiva. The Maharashtra Panch Jyotirlingas Tour takes you on a journey of some of the most vital Shiva Jyotirlingam scattered across the state of Maharashtra and also some other important tourist attractions of the state. The 5 Jyotirlingas of Maharashtra are Grishneshwar, Trimbakeshwar, Bhimashankar, Nagnath, and ParliVaijnath, also known as Pancha Jyotirlingas are dedicated to Lord Shiva. They are all backed by enriching stories behind which will leave you awestruck. You can start either from Mumbai or Pune, as both the cities are well-connected by road, air, and rail. It takes 4 nights and 5 days to cover all the 5 destinations. All the Lingas are self-manifested and Lord Shiva himself revealed in the form of light to his devotees, so they are called jyotirlingas.
All the 5 Jyotirlingas have their significance and the auspicious air surrounding them. The tour includes a few important sightseeing along with the Jyotirlinga Darshan. The tours are well-designed and can be tailored according to your wish and comfort. The prices are competitive and depend upon season to season. Embark on the tour today to pick a one-of-a-kind experience…
Day 01 – Arrive Mumbai
On reaching Mumbai airport/railway station you’ll be greeted by our tour representative who then escorts you to your hotel. On your way discuss your tour and gather some basic knowledge of the local. Mumbai; the city of dreams; the tinsel town; the business capital of India has an infectious charm about it and that affects all visiting the city. Check into the hotel, freshen up and later proceed for a short sightseeing tour of Mumbai. The places you visit during this tour are Prince of Wales museum, Siddhivinayak temple, Colaba market, Gateway of India, Marine Drive. Back to hotel for dinner and night stay.
Day 02 – Mumbai – Bhimashankar 220kms
Next day post breakfast we leave for Bhimashankar that is 220 kilometers from Mumbai. On reaching check into hotel and later proceed to visit the famous Bhimashankar Jyotirlingam temple of Lord Shiva; one out of the 12 auspicious Shiva Jyotirlingams that our country has. The first temple on your checklist is ideal for a road trip and can be explored at its best with a chauffeur-driven car. You can halt and enjoy a short break anytime to witness a scenic beauty. During the afternoon time we visit the amazing Bhimashankar wildlife sanctuary to enjoy the sight of wildlife plus the lush green beauty of the surroundings. Aarti and special Abhishek are enough to soak your soul in divinity. Finish with all the rituals and come back to your hotel for dinner and night stay.
Day 03 – Bhimashankar – Shirdi – Shani Shingnapur – Trimbakeshwar
Next morning, enjoy the wholesome breakfast to gather some energy for our 3rd day of the tour. We leave for Nasik’s Trimbakeshwar temple and en route visit the Sai Baba Dham Shirdi and Lord Shanidev temple at Shani Shingnapur. Take the darshan of Sai Baba mandir, which is flocked throughout the year with the devotees. You are spellbound to see the grandness that is lingering with spirituality all over. At Shirdi we visit places like Dwarka Mai, Samadhi mandir, Khandoba temple. After a quick darshan, we move on to Shanishingnapur, Lord Shani Dev temple. There are no door locks in this town as the crime rate is negligible by the grace of Lord Shani. After darshan at Shirdi and Shanisingapuram which is only 65Kms from the town of Shirdi, we head straight for Nasikvas there is no good lodging facility here. It takes around 2 hours 15 minutes drive. Check into hotel for dinner and night stay.
Day 04 – Trimbakeshwar – Grishneshwar 110kms
Next day early morning we visit the Trimbakeshwar temple to have a Darshan of lord Shiva enshrined therein. it is highly significant as compared to others. Attend morning aarti and a special Abhishek which is soul-satisfying. The environment is serene and calm. Later we return to the hotel to have our breakfast post we check out and leave for Grishneshwar temple, another important lord Shiva Jyotirlingam well known for its religious aura and architectural beauty. Reach the location, check into hotel and later proceed for a Darshan at the Grishneshwar temple. It is 110 kilometers and takes around 4 hours’ drive. The Darshan and the rituals are unique and seem dangerous and strange. You can attend the evening Aarti at 7.30 PM. You can touch the lingam and seek unlimited mercy. Back to hotel for dinner and night stay.
Day 05 – Grishneshwar – Mumbai [169kms] and Departure
Today is the last day of the tour so take a satisfying breakfast. Before leaving, you can take a morning Darshan of the strange GrishneshwarJyotirling and quickly attend a morning Aarti. Then we drive back to Mumbai. It is 169 kilometers away. On reaching you are dropped at the airport/railway station where our representative sees you off and you proceed for your onward journey back home with lots of serene, happy memories of the tour.
Pickup and drop from Mumbai or Pune Airport or Railway Station. Accommodation at the luxurious hotel with breakfast included. Prompt A/C transport service and sightseeing from point to point will be available as per the itinerary. Darshan VIP passes are arranged to avoid languishing in the long queues for hours.
Air Fare and Train Fares are not included in the package, personal expenses like tips, phone calls; laundry, porter age, etc. are to be managed by you. Extra usage of vehicles or additional sightseeing, other than mentioned in the itinerary is chargeable. Entrance fees to any monument, museum, and theme parks are not part of the package. Sudden rise in taxes, fuel price or any cost arising due to natural calamities or political issues are to be borne by the client. All the meals other than breakfast are payable. Service tax of 3.50% – 5% on total billing is the client’s part to pay.
- Go for an authorized agency to avoid chaos
- Be alert with your money, belongings, women, children, and senior members
- Keep in mind the weather of the place and current political affairs
- Always keep extra space for time
- Carry your regular necessities
- Always behave friendly with the local people and maintain the spirit to enjoy.
- Take care of the public property
- Confirm the tickets booked and keep an extra copy of all the documents
- Carry all your documents like passport, voter id, pan card or photo identity for verification
- Rules and regulations of the airways and railways must be taken seriously
- Follow the law and order of the place you are visiting
- Get your travel insurance done
- Any kind of complaint regarding unpleasant service must be informed to the manager or the person in charge immediately
- The cancellation of the tickets and refunds should be followed by the norms.
- Payment must be done at the time of booking
Feel the influx of positivity in the lap nature, blanketed by sheer love and blessings of Lord Shiva to carry in your heart forever. The legendary stories accompanied by the mesmerizing surroundings will delight you to no end. Take home the enchanting experience of the great almighty to cherish for a lifetime.
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