Wedding Anniversary.We left Bengaluru at 5:30 am flight, leaving our car in the parking lot. Reached Pune at 6:50 am. Abeautiful customised Swaraj Mazda with huge glass windows, which gives a 360a view which was waiting for us.Snacks were provided, the staple fruit juices, choco bar, cookies so the tummy was quietened for a while.As it was monsoon season, the view was awesome. The SAHYADRI RANGE with bush greenery wasrejuvenating.Our destination was Ouzar GANAPATI, the VIGNASHARA GANESH, one among theOur destination was Ouzar GANAPATI, the VIGNASHARA GANESH, one among theASTHA VINAYAKA which were on Pune, Nasik highway about 2 hours from Pune. The GhatRoad wasgood, dotted with eateries. If you want to taste authentic Maharashtrian cuisine then stop at Vittal Kamathor the Purohit. We stopped at Purohit & had a sumptuous breakfast of KhedaPoha, Masala Pav and theever favourite vada pav and gulped it down with hot Ginger Tea which was so apt for the rainy weather. Theeateries also have shops selling the local Masala Powders & the famous Lonavala Chikkies. Try the OrangeChikkies it is yummy.
The temple of Ouzar Ganapathi is very beautiful. We witnessed the Aarthi which was so serene. From these,our next stop was Lenyandri Ganapathi about 25 km the location is very scenic. The temple is actually aCave in the Hillock. The climb is very steep, comprising of 350 steps but the climb is worth every step.From there our journey was towards SHIRADI about 4 hours drive and had to stop at a Garden Dhabawhich are plenty on the Highway. They serve freshly cooked food & the must eat includes the super softpanner dishes & the crispy Roties.We checked in at St. Laurens, a beautiful Hotel Spa and were welcomed with AamParma drink which wasrefreshing. After freshing up, we took a walk towards the Temple which is just 10 minutes away. The Hotelalso provides drops and pick up to the Temple for our Darshan. The Seeja Aarthi was at 10.30 pm.We hadplenty of time, so strolled in the Temple street, buying kicknacks, eating the crunchy Guavas, JuicyPomegranates and the Malai doodh. Came back to hotel for dinner. The spread was huge manchow soupnoodles, roties, paneer curry, mix veg kadai, dal, jeera rice, curdrice, ice-cream, halwa.The surprise element was the tasty black forest cake which the hotel provided for our anniversary,accompanied by soothing songs played line on piano. Wow it was so nice.Seeja Aarthi at Sai’s Darbar, oh the experience was so surreal 10:30 pm to 11.00 pm the Aarthiaccompanied by Bhajan, it was divine had a blessed day“ SAI RAM”
- Hotels to stay: TEMPLE VIEW Hotel, SAI SAHVAS, SUJAL HERITAGE. All good , reasonable and comfortable.
- Places to visit in shirdi: Sai temple, Dwarkamai, Gurusthan, wet n joy water park etc.
Places to eat: Tulip, Rajdhani, Madhuban, Ahimsa. These restaurants are vegetarian , classy and very good among the equals and is nearby the temple.
How to reach shirdi : By air to aurangabad 130 km from shirdi, by train ,by bus from Mumbai, Pune ,Nasik, AAurangabad.by car from Pune, Nasik , Mumbai.roads are good.‘SAI RAMThanks for reading.Do share your views about it.To be our guest blogger /photographer /TRADE ENQUIRY contact us firstname.lastname@example.org courtesy c.commons
Hello everyone.. our guest blogger for this issue is Mrs.Rupa Krishna sharing her unique experience of Shirdi with us.
Hi friends this is my first attempt at the travel blog. This would not have happened if not for my good friend Sanchita, who egged me to write. Well, I want to share my experiences of travel to ‘SHIRADI’.It was actually a family trip comprising of brothers family & cousins and the occasion was our 29th