Deccan Odyssey - Soul Quest

(4 days)

Mumbai, Shirdi, Mumbai

Break past the monotonous life cycle and do some soul searching at the auspicious town of Shirdi. Home to the beloved Sai Baba of India, the village saw a sudden transformation into an iconic town of religious importance due to the charismatic effect of this saint. A vast number of people flock to Shirdi for a chance to experience the home town and environment of the saint. It is a spiritual experience to watch the rituals and ceremonies that are still carried out around his Samadhi. Head over to Mumbai and revel in a contrast but yet soulful destination to give this short escape a sense of finality.

This tour is recommended for

Culture & Heritage
Family

At a Glance

Mumbai (1 night), Shirdi (1 night), Mumbai (1 night), Mumbai (0 night)


Tour Highlights

  • Visit the encompassing Mumbai city which will leave you overwhelmed but at the same time longing for more with a knowledgeable guide.
  • Experience spirituality and divine powers at the holy town of Shirdi, home to the revered Sai Baba.
  • Trek through the tough lands of the fabled Maharashtrian warriors where history was made.

Detailed Itinerary


Mumbai (1 night)

Days  ( 1 - 2 )

Mumbai

Mumbai

The Island city of Mumbai was originally an archipelago of Bombay Island, Colaba, Worli, Parel, Mazagaon, Mahim, and Old Woman's Island. The west coast based city capital of Maharashtra has a cosmopolitan way of life and hosts a number of beaches that attract tourists.

Apart from being known as the nucleus of Bollywood; Mumbai showcases distinctive architectural styles. Old buildings in the city are a merge of Gothic Revival and Indo-Saracenic styles making them an intriguing highlight for tourists.

Activities

On arrival Trip to India Representative will meet and transfer to the pre-booked hotel.

Overnight at hotel.

Following day morning proceed for a guided tour of city.

Late afternoon transfer to Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus, Mumbai to board your train on a mesmerizing voyage through the enchanting Sahyadri mountain range.

Welcome aboard the Deccan Odyssey.

Early this evening assemble at the Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus at approximately 1530 hours to complete the registration process and check in formalities for your Soul Quest journey, as you receive a traditional Indian welcome and enjoy a refreshing welcome drink.

After completion of all formalities, you will be shown to your delightful cabins. As you settle in, the Deccan Odyssey shall depart Mumbai for Shirdi

Dinner on board

Overnight on Deccan Odyssey

 

Shirdi (1 night)

Days  ( 2 - 3 )

Shirdi

Shirdi

Shirdi is in Maharashtra and is grouped under the authority of Shirdi Nagar Panchayat. You can reach the pilgrimage destination via the Ahmednagar - Manmad State Highway 10.

Activities

The Deccan Odyssey arrives at Shirdi this morning, having traveled through the enchanting Sahyadri mountain range. A pilgrimage spot of extreme significance, Shirdi was home to Sai Baba, a saint who lived here from 1838 to 1918. Considered to be one the most holy men of India, Sai Baba was confined to no single religion or faith, espousing love, brotherhood and humanity amongst all mankind. His lessons, teachings and the miracles he's said to have performed are now part of the lore of Shirdi, where devotees gather in vast numbers to visit the shrine where he is entombed.

After a hearty breakfast on board, disembark and drive to the Sai Baba Temple. Your morning will be spent at the sprawling temple complex, partaking of the rituals and viewing the memorabilia of the great saint. A statue of Sai Baba, made from white marble, is remarkably lifelike with eyes that seem to actually convey the love and compassion the seer was famous for.

Return to the Deccan Odyssey for lunch and some rest before heading back into town in the early evening.

Visit the Dwarkamai mosque where Sai Baba spent 60 years of his life, it is here he performed miracles in a durbar that was held for his devotees and disciples. The sacred fire that he lit here still burns, kept alight at all times, from which the Vibhuti, sacred ash, is collected every day and distributed among the faithful. Also visit the GuruSthan, the tree under which Sai Baba was first spotted meditating as a youth of 16. Aside from these, there are several smaller temples worth visiting in the temple complex, including the Dakshin Mukhi Hanuman.

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner on board

Overnight on Deccan Odyssey

 

Mumbai (1 night)

Days  ( 3 - 4 )

Mumbai

Mumbai

The Island city of Mumbai was originally an archipelago of Bombay Island, Colaba, Worli, Parel, Mazagaon, Mahim, and Old Woman's Island. The west coast based city capital of Maharashtra has a cosmopolitan way of life and hosts a number of beaches that attract tourists.

Apart from being known as the nucleus of Bollywood; Mumbai showcases distinctive architectural styles. Old buildings in the city are a merge of Gothic Revival and Indo-Saracenic styles making them an intriguing highlight for tourists.

Activities

Early this morning, after breakfast, you will disembark at Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus Railway Station, Mumbai.

Bid farewell to the Deccan Odyssey as your spiritual journey comes to an end.

Breakfast on board

On arrival meet and transfer to the pre-booked hotel.

Overnight at hotel

 

Mumbai (0 night)

Days  ( 4 - 4 )

Mumbai

Mumbai

The Island city of Mumbai was originally an archipelago of Bombay Island, Colaba, Worli, Parel, Mazagaon, Mahim, and Old Woman's Island. The west coast based city capital of Maharashtra has a cosmopolitan way of life and hosts a number of beaches that attract tourists.

Apart from being known as the nucleus of Bollywood; Mumbai showcases distinctive architectural styles. Old buildings in the city are a merge of Gothic Revival and Indo-Saracenic styles making them an intriguing highlight for tourists.

Activities

In time transfer to airport to board flight for onward journey.

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Locations & Directions

Mumbai, Shirdi, Mumbai

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