July 17, 1956
That same night at midnight, Baba, with Eruch, Nilu, Adi Srn and Meherjee, flew from Santa Cruz airport on Air India Flight No. 103 (economy class). On the way to London, the plane stopped for about an hour each at Damascus in Syria and Beirut, Lebanon. By the afternoon they arrived at Kloten airport in Zurich, where Baba met about thirty-five Europeans.
In Mid July 1956 Meher Baba and four of his men mandali ( close ones ) departed on a months circumnavigation of the globe. They departed Bombay ( Mumbai ) by plane landing briefly at Damascus and Beirut Airports then onto Zurich and London. They then flew to New York NY, Richmond V.,Wilmington NC, Myrtle Beach SC, Washington DC., Dallas/Ft. Worth TX, Los Angeles-Meher Mount-Ojai-San Francisco CA., then to Honolulu, (Hawaii Is ), Kroton Is, Suva,( Fiji ), Sydney & Melbourne, Australia, then onto Singapore and back to Bombay in mid August.