Thursday, December 25, 2008


Sai Baba also known as Shirdi Sai Baba, was an Indian guru, yogi and fakir who is regarded by his Hindu and Muslim followers as a saint. Some of his Hindu devotees believe that he was an incarnation of Dattatreya, and he was regarded as a satguru and an incarnation of Kabir.
How to reach :
Road :Shirdi is on the Ahmednagar-Manmad Highway, 250 km from Mumbai and 75 km from Nashik.
Rail : A New railway satation has been opened in Shiridi(Sai Nagar Shirdi).
Kopergaon on Daund-Manmad Line is an important railway station about 16kms from Shirdi.Manmad is another important station about 58kms from Shirdi and Nagarlsol is around 55km from Shirdi.
Air : The nearest airport to Shirdi is at Nashik, 75kms away, Aurangabad is at 150kms, Mumbai air port is 296kms and Pune air port is about 231kms from Shirdi.


Trimbakeshwar or Tryambakeshwar or Trambakeshwar is an ancient Hindu temple in the town of Trimbak, in the Nashik District of MaharashtraIt ,is one of the twelve Jyotirlingaas.
TrimbakeshwarIt is located at the source of the Godavari River.The Godavari River originates from Bramhagiri mountains.Kusavarta, a kund is considered the symbolic origin of the river Godavari, and revered by Hindus as a sacred bathing place. The extraordinary feature of the Jyotirlinga located here is its three faces embodying Lord Brahma, Lord Vishnu and Lord Rudra.
Yaksha at Trimbak templeThe work of constructing the present temple of Trimbakeshwar was begun by Shrimant Balaji Bajirao alias Nanasahib Peshawe in 1755 in the first half of the Margashirsha month (around December) and was completed in 1786. It took 31 years to construct the temple and the cost of 16 lacs then. There are three ?Linga? of the size of a thumb and they are called as Brahma, Vishnu and Mahesh - the creator, the organizer and the destroyer. These lingas are natural ( emerged naturally )Water of Ganges flows over the Linga of Shiva.The deity is worshipped here thrice a day and an additional worship with flowers at pradosha time.

How to Reach :
Road : 28 km from the city of Nashik. From Mumbai it is around 180Km.
Rail : Nearest railhead is Nashik Road 38 kms on Central Railway.
Air : Nearest airport is Nashik 39 kms.

Kolhapur Mahalakshmi

How To reach :
Road : Kolhapur is located at a distance of around 395 km from Mumbai and 225 km from Pune.
Rail : Kolhapur has its own railway station .The station is connected with Mumbai, Pune, Tirupati, Bangalore and Ahmedabad through direct as well as daily trains.
Air : Kolhapur has an airport near Ujlaiwadi, situated at a distance of almost 13 km from the heart of the city.

Sunday, December 21, 2008

Dwaraka Tirumala

Dwaraka Tirumala or Dwarakatirumala is a village and a mandal in West Godavari district in the state of Andhra Pradesh in India. It is famous for temple of Lord Venkateswara. This is also called as 'Chinna Tirupathi'.
How to Reach :
Road : Dwaraka Tirumala is located about 40 kilometres from Eluru.15km from Bimadolu and 100 Km from Vijayawada.
Rail : Nearest Railway station is Eluru
Air : Nearest air port is Gannavam [Vijayawada].

Srisailem Dam

Srisailam Dam is a dam constructed across the Krishna River at Srisailam in the Kurnool district in the state of Andhra Pradesh in India and is one of the 12 largest hydroelectric projects in the country.
How To reach :
Road : The dam is located about 245 km from Hyderabad and 132 km from Nandyal.By Road:Only 85 KM From Markapur[Prakasham Dt,AP],180 km from Ongole.;190 km from Kurnool & 232 km from Hyderabad .
Rail:The nearest railway stations is only Markapur(85KM) on the Guntur-Hubli Section and Kurnool (190KM)
Air:Nearest airport is located at Hyderabad (232 km).


Shri Narasimha Saraswati (Nrusimha Saraswati) is considered the second avatar of Shri Dattatreya. Most influential book in Marathi literature, Shri GuruCharitra written by Shri Saraswati Gangadhar, one of the most talented poet and philosopher ever known in Marathi literature in Maharashtra. Shri Narasimha Saraswati spent 12 years in Narsobawadi before moving to Ghangapur[Gulbarga district of Karnataka].This is one of the most famous Dattatreya Mandir on Krishna River and is considered very holy place of worship indeed. This temple has his Padukas and is worshipped everyday here regularly by millions of devotees. The river Krishna flows right infront of the mandir and during floods/rainy season the water rises above the temple and the temple is shut for few months. This place is confluence of the five holy rivers, Siva, Bhadra, Kumbhi, Bhagwati and Saraswati, where they all meet and merge in the Krishna river.
How to Reach :
Road : JaiSinghpur is located on Sangli - Kholhapur high way.JaiSinghpur to Narsobachiwadi Distance 14 kms.From Sangli it is around 22km.MSRTC run buses from Kholhapur and JaiSinghpur to Narsobawadi.
Rail : Nearest Train Station is JaiSinghpur which is 5 kms from Sangli Railway Station.
Air : Nearest air port is Kholhapur which is around 60km.

Kuravpur [Kurugaddi or Kuravapur or Kuravapuram]

Shripada ShriVallabha Devasthan situated at Krishna River island. Shripad ShriVallabha,the first avatar of Shri Dattatreya in kaliyuga stayed here on this island about 700 years ago. This land is possibly known as Kuravpur (Kuravapur) and is mentioned in "Gurucharitra" written by Saraswati Gangadhar about 400 to 500 years ago.
Shri Shripada ShriVallabha except that he came from Pithapuram in Andhra Pradesh (Son of Ghandikota Aaphalraj sarma and Sumati) and stayed here rest of his life (which was about 30 years before he took Samadhi in Krishna River).
How to Reach :
Road : Atkur is 40 kim from Raichur.One need to cross the Krishna at Atkur to reach Kuruvaour.(Via Makthal): Makthal (Mahaboobnagar district, Andhra Pradesh) is 68 KM from Mahaboobnagar bus station and 168 KM from Hyderabad .APSRTC run Hyderabad - Raichur buses for evry one hour.One need to get down at Makthal.Buses are available from Makthal to Panchdev Pahad .River bank is 17 KM from Makthal. Putti or small boats used to cross theriver.
Rail : Nearest Railway head is Raichur and Mahaboob nagar which is at 68Km.
Air:Shamshabad Internation air port ,Hyderabad is nearest air port

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