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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V s choudhari
  • V s choudhari
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"Popular Religious Destination!" new review

  • 5/7
  • Posted 2 weeks ago
Due to the popularity, divinity and sacredness of Shri Sai Baba, his temple at Shirdi in Ahmednagar District, Maharashtra is always crowded with devotees. This is a popular religious destination! More
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Mou
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  • Lives in Pune
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  • 16 Reviews

"A weekend religious getaway - Shirdi" new review

  • 5/7
  • Posted 3 weeks ago
Due to the popularity, divinity and sacredness of Shri Sai Baba, his temple at Shirdi in Ahmednagar District, Maharashtra is always crowded with devotees. Hence, it is very important to choose the right time of darshan, so that one can have a....... More
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Chetna Pareek
  • Chetna Pareek
  • Lives in Hyderabad
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"Great time at the Shirdi Temple"

  • 6.5/7
  • Posted 2 months ago
We enjoyed the trip since the climate was very good during the entire stay. Things are pretty organized at Shirdi Temple and we could peacefully get darshan. Moreover, we chose the right time as well. Yes, it matters a lot, else the temple....... More
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Shailendra Tokas
  • Shailendra Tokas
  • Lives in Delhi
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  • 6 Reviews

"Our first visit to Sai Baba Temple"

  • 6.5/7
  • Posted 3 months ago
I visited Sai Baba temple for the first time with my family in July 2013. The place is very crowded but gives peace of mind. My trip was well planned in advance. We reached there on Wednesday, had 'darshan' in the evening and went to our hotel....... More
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Rajeev paaliwal
  • Rajeev paaliwal
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"Trip to Shirdi"

  • 6.5/7
  • Posted 3 months ago
Shirdi is a holy place and must visit for any family and people with holy faith. The world famous temple of Sai Baba is a unique and one of a kind place. The moment you step in the campus of temple the aura of faith and worship engrosses you........ More
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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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