Shirdi Tourism
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Shirdi Tourism

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After month's of planning and coordination a trip to Baba's temple we finally landed on 14 Dec at Shirdi, My last visit was about 8 years again there was drastic change in the whole place for one there are so many hotels you don't have to worry about place to stay and food again is not a problem however its quiet expensive as against any other place or for that matter Bangalore itself. Shirdi has evolved over the years from a village to a town.

Coming to the best part it was seeing Baba at Shirdi no comparisons there! I would definitely recommend coming to Baba's shrine if you believe in him, you can feel his presence there without a doubt. We stayed till 15th evening, took train back to Bangalore.

Food, sight-seeing and shopping: Except for Baba's Shrine related places there isn't much to see in Shirdi. However there is Shani Temple about 60 Kms from Shirdi to which you can arrange your own ransport of there are share vehicles frequently going. We didn't explore much on different places to see.

There isn't much to shop except for Temple Prasad, Baba's idols and small nick nacks.
Food is mostly good but very expensive have to look for very small outlets as they are not very hygenic

Activities & things to do: Baba's temple is purely a spritial trip, Things to do is to definitely be there for the aarti's; Sej aarti and Kakkad aarti, a must see.

Travel tips, How to reach, travel warnings etc: Plan your trip in advance if you want to have quiet darshan without many people around go on a Mon or Tuesday which we did, The crowd start to thicken from Wednesday and Thursday is good day to avoid unless you want to be on Thrusday. Plan you travel options because getting tickets is a very difficult. If you plan to travel by train start booking your tickets 2 months before your planned travel date, If flying atleast 2 weeks advance booking is appropriate. for stay review you option by looking at travel adviser websites like trip adviser, Holiday ID and many others. There decent hotels available between range of 800 to 1500 for double accommodation. We stayed at Hotel Bhagyalakshmi for 1 night at of 2500 for Triple occupancy.
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Revanth Sandeep
  • Revanth Sandeep
  • 1 Review

"A divine destination" new review

  • 5/7
  • Posted Today
Shirdi Sai Baba lived here many years ago. It's a pilgrimage place. Thousands of people make Baba darshan in temple. There are several other temples of gurus and babas here. Baba mandir and Sakori temple are the must see places. Free meals are provided by samstan. There are also many hotels here. Travellers are advised to take sweaters and raincoats. Those who travel by train should land at Nagarsol. Government buses are available to Shirdi.
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Mangesh
  • Mangesh
  • 2 Reviews

"A peaceful place" new review

  • 7/7
  • Posted 1 week ago
I went to the Shirdi with my family. Our trip was good. We got spiritual peace of mind after the darshan of Sai Baba. We were more than an hour in a queue, after that when we reached near to the Sai Baba Murty. A very crowded place.
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Aryan Raj
  • Aryan Raj
  • Lives in Noida
  • 9 Reviews

"A religious destination" new review

  • 5.5/7
  • Posted 1 week ago
This is a nice place for tourist who are religious. There is a big temple in which statue of Sai Baba is situated. People have many faiths in here. It is located in the central area surrounded by hotels and restaurants. Since morning the rituals of worship starts and it lasts till night. A must visit place.
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Ravi
  • Ravi
  • 4 Reviews

"A religious place" new review

  • 7/7
  • Posted 2 weeks ago
The trip was a spiritual one and I am tempted to go again. South Indian rice, sambar, rasam and vegetables should be arranged by Samastan. Priority should be given for South Indian food and Tamil speaking. For that matter South Indian speaking guides to avoid language problem.
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Anil Gulati
  • Anil Gulati
  • Lives in Delhi
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  • 3 Reviews

"A religious place" new review

  • 7/7
  • Posted 3 weeks ago
Overall, a great memorable experience. Visit Shirdi and have a blessed darshan of Shirdi Sai Baba. A great religious place to visit with family. Darshan passes can be booked online. After darshan, plan to visit Shani Shignapur. Lots of hotels and restaurants available for all budget. The place is very welcoming and you will never forget the time spent here.
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Chowhan
  • Chowhan
  • 4 Reviews

"Good food and no travelling problems" new review

  • 4/7
  • Posted 3 weeks ago
It was a nice experience to go to Shirdi. It was a good place to stay for three to four days. It is also very close to Aurangzeb. You will not face any travelling problems. There are many good hotels. People are helpful and caring. Good food facility available all over the city.
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Surendra Reddy
  • Surendra Reddy
  • 2 Reviews

"A peaceful & lovely place - Shirdi" new review

  • 6/7
  • Posted 3 weeks ago
Shirdi is an awesome place its famous shirdi sai baba's temple. For the sheer amount of people visiting the temple... it is very well managed.. The temple premise is kept clean.. Thousands of devotees were present even in the wee hours and waiting for the Kakkad Arti. The overall time taken for the Arti and Darshan was about 3 hours.
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Tushar  Tanwar
  • Tushar Tanwar
  • Lives in Delhi
  • 12 Reviews

"It was an awesome experience" new review

  • 7/7
  • Posted 4 weeks ago
Shirdi is an awesome place and is popular its famous Shirdi Sai Baba's temple. For the sheer amount of people visiting the temple, it is very well managed. The temple premise is kept clean. Do not take you cell phones as they are not allowed in the temple; also you will have tough time parking your car. People should go to Shirdi to see Sai Baba's temple. It is an awesome experience. Travellers will not have any problems as there are many hotels in Shirdi.
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Mandar
  • Mandar
  • 1 Review

"A peaceful & lovely place - Shirdi" new review

  • 7/7
  • Posted 4 weeks ago
Shirdi is a place where you should keep the element of 'bhakti' foremost in your mind and that shall help you take all else. Coming to the best part it was seeing Baba at Shirdi no comparisons there! I would definitely recommend coming to Baba's shrine if you believe in him, you can feel his presence there without a doubt. One of the best place to energize your soul and body once again.Temple premises is like Heaven which fills your mind with peace. There are many places to visit nearby Shirdi like Nasik, Triambakeshwar, Shani Singnapur etc
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Aravind
  • Aravind
  • 3 Reviews

"Very good place for religious trip"

  • 6/7
  • Posted 1 month ago
Thousands of devotees were present even in the wee hours and waiting for the Kakkar Arti. The overall time taken for the Aarti and Darshan was about 3 hours. Though Aarti is done 3-4 times but the Kakkar Arti is most significant of them. We reached the temple at around 3.30 am. However, due to long queues, it took around 2 hours for the darshan.
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Shirdi Info

  • State: Maharashtra
  • Famous for/as: Pilgrimage
  • Altitude: 504 m
  • Pincode: 423109
  • District: Ahmednagar
  • Language: Hindi,Marathi
  • STD code: 02423
  • Weather: Summer 20 to 40°C, Winter 8 to 34°C
Shirdi, mostly known for the great saint Shirdi Sai Baba, is situated in the Ahmednagar District of Maharashtra. Shirdi, also known as the Land of Sai, is a popular destination of pilgrims throughout the year. The earlier history of Shirdi is not known but Shirdi shot to fame during the earlier 20th Century.

The name ‘Shirdi’ is interconnected with the life of Shirdi Sai Baba. Shirdi Sai Baba visited Shirdi when he was sixteen years old and stayed there until his death in 1918. Through Shirdi Sai Baba, Shirdi has earned a significant place among the pilgrimage destinations of India.  

Shirdi is a small town in Maharashtra that comprises an area of about 3 sq. km. Shirdi is located at a distance of about 297 km from Mumbai, 82 km from Ahmednagar and 80 km from the religious city of Nasik and 16 km from Kopargaon.

The State Government of Maharashtra along with the Shirdi municipal council & Shri Sai Baba Sansthan are planning for infrastructure development in Shirdi, keeping in mind the 100th anniversary of Shri Sai Baba Punyatithi on the day of Dusshera in 2018. Another project for the integrated development of Shirdi and its surrounding villages has given boost to the thriving hospitality industry in the area.  

The Shirdi temple complex which is the main attraction of Shirdi covers an area of about 200 sq. m. The temple complex includes Khandoba, Gurusthan, Samadhi Mandir, Dwarkamai, Chavadi and Lendi Baug.  Maruti Temple and Shani Temple, constructed under the supervision of Shirdi Sai Baba, are the other places of attraction in Shirdi.

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