Shirdi to Ajanta Ellora: Via Jalgaon or Aurangabad

#31 Jul 2nd, 2014, 19:47
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  • suneesece is offline

Itinerary for Shirdi Trip - Suggestions please

We planned for below Itinerary :-

Start from Secunderabad station at 5.35 pm on 15th Aug Friday evening. (Train tickets booked)
Reach Shirdi around 9.30 AM on 16th Aug Saturday. Have Breakfast. Reach Sai Sansthan.
Check in to allotted rooms and take bath. (Rooms booked)
Go to temple and take darshan tickets. Finish darshan by evening 3pm. Have lunch. Take rest.

Get up early on 17th morning and take bath. Have Breakfast. Book a cab.
Today's sight seeing includes - Ghrishneswar temple (one of the Jyotirlingas) / Ellora caves / Daulatabad Fort
Before evening 4 pm start to Aurangabad
If possible cover Bibi ka Maqbara and Panchakki in the evening itself. Else should shift to tomorrow morning. (In that case, we can miss "Lonar Crater" the next day morning.)
Stay Over night in Aurangabad (Should book a hotel room)

Get up early on 18th morning and take bath. Have Breakfast.
Start to "Lonar Crater" ..
And then proceed to Ajantha..
After this return to Jalgaon in the evening to board train. (Should book train tickets)

I have prepared the above Itinerary. But in practical, can we cover so many places the second day? Should we drop off any? Any suggestions appreciated..

#32 Jul 2nd, 2014, 22:12
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Drop lonar for sure on third day. The roads were bad couple years ago. Ajanta has enough for the whole day.
I doubt if you'd have time for Bibi ka maqbara, Panchakki and even daulatabad fort on second day. Grishneshwar can have very long queues on holidays and you are visiting on a holiday. So Grishneshwar and Ellora is enough for the day. Ellora is quite spread out with alteast ten caves worth spending a fair bit of time in if you enjoy photography.
Should be fun in the rains.
#33 Jul 3rd, 2014, 10:21
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  • Prakaant is offline
I agree with Vaibhav's suggestion.

If wished and find time, you may add Shani Shinganapur on Saturday itself.

Further, you may complete the whole schedule of second day, if you start early (say at around 5 AM) from Shirdi. Generally there is no early morning rush at Grishneshwar temple, as the people start reaching there at around 9 AM.
#34 Jul 3rd, 2014, 12:32
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  • shrikant borle is offline
suneesece... Shirdi trip itinerary then looks like...
Saturday 16th -
Take sai darshan, at about 3pm start journey to visit shanishingnapur through shared trax / sumo. They normally takes 5 hours to complete the journey. 2 hours to reach & 45 to 1 hour for darshan (shared trax/sumo stop for that one hour there). Another 2 hours for return. From shirdi last shared trax/sumo go to shanishingnapur at 5pm.
Sunday 17th -
I agree with vaibhav & prakraant suggestion. If you start early then all places possible. But if you start journey after breakfast then stick to these places only. Ellora, ghrishneshwar, daulatabad fort (if time permits). Stay at aurangabad.
Monday 18th -
visit to ajanta ( check on which days ajanta closed). Return to jalgaon.

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