My Trip to Shirdi - The Holy Place of Sai Baba.


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Route Taken: Delhi > Mumbai > Silvassa > Shirdi (via Triambakeshwara Temple)
Mode of Transport: Delhi - Mumbai by Air, Mumbai -Silvassa- Shirdi by Toyota Innova

Day 1

On Wednesday 27th May morning we departed to Mumbai by flight, it took approx. 2 hours and landed on the Maharashtra's capital, Mumbai. Our Toyota Innova picked up and we headed towards Dadra & Nagar Haveli, It was 4 hour long drive, I soon saw a board saying "Administration of Daman & Diu Heartily Welcomes You", as the time passed & Kilometers decreased, certainly the excitement level was increasing.







DAY 2

This was the second day of trip and we decided to visit the local tourist places of Silvassa. Since you all might be aware that this is much popular for facotires of famous brands such as Hindustan Unilever Limited, Siyaram's, Parle Agro etc. There was nothing as such to visit, So we just dropped into our relative’s factory and asking upon our driver (who was a local’ite), told about Vasona Wildlife Park which was 9Kms. Away. On reaching, We took the small van and after getting inside park, realized that park was empty without a single animal, but thankfully soon spotted a lioness enjoying a sun bath near the pond. However, She was lonely in complete park and un-energetic as well as it can be seen from the pictures below.










After end of this Jungle adventure we headed over to the Daman Dam which was nearby;







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DAY 3 & 4


This was the day on which the whole thread is based upon. On early morning at 4, We packed our bags loaded them in the car started the journey, Our car was the only one on those straight, smooth empty roads and a few tribal (Not the ones which you might be imaging say hoo-la-hoo). At 7 PM we reached at the Triambakeshwara Temple and done up with the darshan in less than 40 Minutes time.





It was 11 AM and I see a huge board saying, Welcome To Shirdi - The Holy Place of Sai Baba. So without taking trouble of booking any hotel there in rush, went straight away inside temple, Within half an hour we had darshan and after the noon aarti we went to visit other places in and around like Khandoba's temple and others are as follows,
  • Gurusthan
  • Dwarkamai
  • Chawdi
  • Lendi Bagh
  • Samadhi Of Abdul Baba and other devotees.
Use of Mobile Phones, Cameras etc is strictly prohibited in Temples Premises, Hence No Pictures.


DAY 5

On the day 5, After moring aarti, known as "Kakkad" Aarti, We entered in the Darshan queue and this time it took a lot of time to get darshan since it was sunday. On the same day we went to the Shani Temple which has distance of approx. 3 hours from Shirdi. It was time to return to silvassa and headed back with the hopes to make another visit to Shirdi soon.


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Hey nice experience. Have been to Shirdi many times but not recently.Hope will get a chance to visit baba sometime soon[:)]
 
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Hey Neil, Nice to know that you have visited to Shirdi earlier. I plan to make a visit again there by summers next year. Did you also visited that Shani Shingrapur temple?

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Excellent Shirdi experience 350Z. Really enjoyed reading and seeing the pics [:)].

Just one thing though, I felt bad reading about only one lioness in the wildlife park. Hopefully, this has improved now.

Hey, if at all you are planning to come here sometime this year end, we should plan to meet up. I am from Mumbai.

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Thanks vroom. Yes, It's sad that she is the only lioness in the Jungle but after talking to the authorities I came to know that 2-3 more lions will be dropped in soon.

Hey, if at all you are planning to come here sometime this year end, we should plan to meet up. I am from Mumbai.
Yeah, Sure we can plan a meet if I go via Mumbai again.

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No haven't been to the Shani Shingrapur temple yet but my uncle and many of my friends have been there.I have heard that you have to go naked or with one piece of cloth to praise the Shani lord.[confused] Is it true ? I have even heard that no women are allowed.
 
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No haven't been to the Shani Shingrapur temple yet but my uncle and many of my friends have been there.I have heard that you have to go naked or with one piece of cloth to praise the Shani lord. Is it true ? I have even heard that no women are allowed.
Lol. Not completely naked. You wear some clothes. Actually its done because one has to take bath before he can get darshan.

You can also have darshan without taking the bath etc but from a distance and that's what I did.


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No haven't been to the Shani Shingrapur temple yet but my uncle and many of my friends have been there.I have heard that you have to go naked or with one piece of cloth to praise the Shani lord.[confused] Is it true ? I have even heard that no women are allowed.
Boy, that would be the scandal of the year!! All TAI esteemed members found naked at Shani Shingrapur temple [:D]. Will make the headlines, if at all it happens[lol!].
 
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Nice write up Vibhor!!

Would like to travel delhi soon in my car!!

Has any one travelled from south to Delhi in their cars ??

Any idea what route to take & which will be the best month to travel ?
 
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From Chennai to New Delhi by car? It could be a very challanging task!
I've no idea about route but I had an uncle who Drove Maruti Omni from Delhi to Chennai with his friend.

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Oh!! thats great !!

Omni ??? Then i dare to take my i10 around INDIA :) really ready to take up challenges!

But can you please check out with him about the GQ project & how safe the roads are ?
 
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Oh!! thats great !!

Omni ??? Then i dare to take my i10 around INDIA :) really ready to take up challenges!

But can you please check out with him about the GQ project & how safe the roads are ?
Zinam, but he is not in this world now.


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