Bhimashankar, Alandi, Pandharpur,Shirdi

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Hi, I will be in Mumbai from August 10th till 14th and August 19th till 27th. I would be interested in visiting the following places of religious interest and go over to interior Maharashtra ......Bhimashankar, Alandi, Pandharpur,Shirdhi. How can I arrange a convenient itinerary over let's say 2 or three days? Any suggestions?

Any help would be appreciated.

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Talking Maha Circuit

To do all the places in three days you will have to hire your own private vehicle. [it comes with the driver]

Shirdi lies outside the "circuit" that you have mentioned.

day 1
. So do Mumbai to Shirdi on the first day [7 hours].
Overnight at Shirdi. Early morning darshan and hit the road by 8 am

day 2. 8 am start.
Shirdi to Sangamner - 1hr 15 min
Sangamner to Manchar [75 km 1 hr 30 min]
Manchar to Bhimashakar [75 km of mountainous twisty road-- 3 hrs]
Overnight at Bhimashankar

day 3. Start by 8:30. Descend from Bhimashankar to Khed. Its a different route than what you ascended. [100 km 3 hrs 30 min]
Khed to Chakan to Pimpalgaon to Alandi [ 40 km 1 hr]. Visit temple. Alandi to Pandharpur via Pune. Take the outside ring road to avoid the dense city traffic. [200 km 4 hrs]
Overnight at Pandharpur.

day 4. Pune to Mumbai via Expressway [3 hrs]

If you dont have 4 days, you will have to drop either Shirdi or Pandharpur, as they are at the extreme ends of your trip.

Happy pilgrimaging
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All these places in 3 days is not possible. Pandharpur is the odd man out here...completely a different location...the rest of the places can be seen in 3 days
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No i dont think that these places are possible in three days, not even in four days....take 1 day for each place and one day extra for traveling......

I think five days are good enough....make you base at Pune...ideally....give yourself one day for Bhimashankar and one day for Shirdi and ALandi....then proceed towards Pandharpur....give two days...

Moreover get a bike or a private taxi for yourself.... MSRTC buses often take a lot of time....like the Bhimashankar stretch can be cover in three hours by bike but buses take 6 hours...and are tiring...
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Originally Posted by AvidTrekker View Post To do all the places in three days you will have to hire your own private vehicle. [it comes with the driver]

Shirdi lies outside the "circuit" that you have mentioned.

day 1
. So do Mumbai to Shirdi on the first day [7 hours].
Overnight at Shirdi. Early morning darshan and hit the road by 8 am

day 2. 8 am start.
Shirdi to Sangamner - 1hr 15 min
Sangamner to Manchar [75 km 1 hr 30 min]
Manchar to Bhimashakar [75 km of mountainous twisty road-- 3 hrs]
Overnight at Bhimashankar

day 3. Start by 8:30. Descend from Bhimashankar to Khed. Its a different route than what you ascended. [100 km 3 hrs 30 min]
Khed to Chakan to Pimpalgaon to Alandi [ 40 km 1 hr]. Visit temple. Alandi to Pandharpur via Pune. Take the outside ring road to avoid the dense city traffic. [200 km 4 hrs]
Overnight at Pandharpur.

day 4. Pune to Mumbai via Expressway [3 hrs]

If you dont have 4 days, you will have to drop either Shirdi or Pandharpur, as they are at the extreme ends of your trip.

Happy pilgrimaging
Hi can I access these places from Mumbai ? I mean, are they easily reachable from Mumbai like on a day trip for each of them?
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Day Trip??

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Originally Posted by Layla View Post Hi can I access these places from Mumbai ? I mean, are they easily reachable from Mumbai like on a day trip for each of them?
As Day trip from Mumbai??

Only Alandi near Pune. Rest not possible unless you manage a helicopter.
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Shirdi is arnd 200 -220 kms (one way)from mumbai or alandi via talegaon chakan would be achievable in 1 day...that too would be arnd 180- 200 kms(one way)..But you will have to leave mumbai before traffic holds u in the city...maybe by 6 oclock u should be on mumbai outskirts...
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does any one have the contact details of blue mon ron resort in bhimashankar??

thanks

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Any more?

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Originally Posted by goodfriend View Post does any one have the contact details of blue mon ron resort in bhimashankar??


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I have posted the details in one of your 3 other postings. Please let us know what the place is like, if you do go there.
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Hi AvidTrekker
Your are fantastic GUY, I think we need people like you who can give VERY PRATICAL advice to members. GOD bless you man.
with regards n kumar
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Hello Friends,

I m from surat and we are planning for spiritual trip to maharastra in which I would like to cover

Shirdi - Shani Shingnapur-Bhimashankar-Parli Vaijnath-Ashtavinayak- Pandharpur and Datra Dham of maharastra.

I need to know that howmany places are possible to cover under this trip and which route can I take, From SURAT,Gujarat SHIRDI will be first place than we can further move.I m on trip with own vehicle so wish to cover as many places i can cover.

I m not much familiar about Datta Dhams of Maharastra, so pls u can guide about palces, I just know Akkalkot,gangapur,tiljapur

Waiting for your help

Regards

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