Shirdi Tourism
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Shirdi Tourism

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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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Rahul Bhadauria

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  • Rahul Bhadauria
  • Lives in Indore
  • 1 Review
  •  12 readers

"A place where you feel you are close to God" new review

  • 6.5/7
  • Posted 2 days ago
The place where I felt that I am in the gods house. The moment you put your foot in the temple you feel light and free from every life problems, tensions and stress. There is no special time of the year to visit Shirdi. Each day is a good day to go to Shirdi, just ail 'jai sai nath' and go to Shirdi. There are few more places near Shirdi to be visited such as Shani Signapur, and Trambkeshwar.

The hospitality services in Shirdi are good too, there is a Aashram at the walking distance front the temple, which is organized by the Shirdi Sai Sansthan. The rooms are available at affordable prices with good services such as extra mattresses and blankets and hot water tap.

The best place for the food is the Sai kitchen organized by the Shirdi Sai Sansthan, also the food there is free of cost too, you do not need to pay even a single penny there. The quality of food is good too. The dining services are very hygienic and the food is all vegetarian which is good thing too.
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Srikant Kharatmol

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  • Srikant Kharatmol
  • Lives in Surat
  • 4 Reviews
  •  138 readers

"It was a nice visit to Shirdi sai baba temple" new review

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted 2 days ago
With blessing from Shri Sai Baba I got the blessing to visit holy place Shirdi and I found that Shirdi is very well developed city. I really found peace over there its really very amazing and blessed place. Sai Baba is there in Shirdi and I feel lucky to visit Shirdi.
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Deelip kumar Adeepu

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  • Deelip kumar Adeepu
  • Lives in Hyderabad
  • 1 Review
  •  1 helpful vote
  •  63 readers

"Excellent place!" new review

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted 1 week ago
My favourite God sai bagwan and I spent happy a lot there is lot of places around the Shiridi like Shignapur nasik Triembekeshwar. Temple is good. Had good darshan. But be careful with Shiridi taxi drivers, auto people and stall people before gate 1 temple they will say leave your footwear here. Shirdi Sai Sansthan is managing the temple as well as the stay of devotees, their visit to the temple very effectively. There are many other worth seeing places nearby like Ghrishneshwara.
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Vijay Vadrevou

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  • Vijay Vadrevou
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  •  58 readers

"Pilgrim Holiday, Shirdi" new review

  • 6.0/7
  • Posted 2 weeks ago
Purely for the devout. The road to Shirdi is good in bits and pieces. Shirdi is now very crowded and dirty. However if you can keep everything aside and just concentrate on Baba, its the most beautiful experience. The other places around like the Khandobha Temple, Shani Shingnapur have also become very crowded. Obviously, more people are sinning, more people are restless and stressed and more people need more things in life.

There are a lot of decent hotels around that are reasonable, clean and courteous. A lot of eating places that offer right from South Indian, to North Indian, Gujarati to Maharashtrian food. Overall, Shirdi for me is a place I have been visiting since I was a kid and I love going there.
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Balaji p

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  • Balaji p
  • 2 Reviews
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"Overall it was good trip" new review

  • 6.0/7
  • Posted 2 weeks ago
Temple is good. Had good a darshan. But be careful with Shiridi taxi drivers and auto people and stall people before gate temple (they will say leave your foot wear here like that they want us to purchase some items from their shop which more than close compared to other shop's) they will make us fool with false rate's and for hotels. In shanisingapur is also same. Everywhere foot wear stand and camera kept places are available. Their shop people make you hurry to leave here your item's and go darshar by purchase any items from their shop's.
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Mahesh kumar

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  • Mahesh kumar
  • Lives in Delhi
  • 2 Reviews
  •  145 readers

"It was an amazing visit to Sai Baba temple" new review

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted 2 weeks ago
Shirdi Sai Sansthan is managing the temple as well as the stay of devotees, their visit to the temple very effectively. There are many other worth seeing places nearby like Ghrishneshwara Jyotirlinga, Elora caves, Hanumanji ilying gesture, Bibi ka makbara, Triyambkeshwara Jyotirlinga, Gajanan Temple in Nasik and Kumbh snansthala, Kaleram and Gorerama temple in Panchvati etc.
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Raghunathan

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  • Raghunathan
  • Lives in Coimbatore
  • 1 Review
  •  125 readers

"Shirdi visit, a life time experience" new review

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted 2 weeks ago
The overall experience of our maiden visit to the holy shrine of Sai Baba at Shirdi was quite exhilarating and spiritually enhancing. The entire place is calm and quite, befitting a spiritual visit. The queue regulation inside the shrine is superb and highly laudable. However, when the queue gets nearer to the sanctum sanctorum chaos breaks out. Because the so-called regulators or security personnel let open all the entry points, mingling all the queues. Such mindless action of certain persons put children and the aged to much inconvenience. As the devotees are rushing through the entry points the family members, who come in groups, get separated, causing anxiety. Once inside the sanctum sanctorum, the security personnel act as thugs, as they rudely push and pull the devotees. For instance, on the night of January 15, 2016 we went as a family to offer worship at the time of Aarti. A man in uniform used strong arm tactics. He laid his hand on the head of my daughter-in-law to her consternation and pushed her forward. I had to interfere and tell the brute that this was not the way to behave with a woman, a young lady at that. Since, the Aarti had already started we had very little time to lodge a complaint with the authorities.

The next day (January 16), dawned pleasantly till we booked a cab and bound for Shani shrine at Shingnapur. Enroute, to our surprise we saw quite a number of sugar cane juice shops where a single bull is yoked to run the juice mills. Such a wooden juicer is a novel thing for us from Coimbatore in Tamil Nadu. We asked the cab driver to stop the vehicle at a well equipped one such juice stall, but he bluntly refused to oblige use. Without uttering a word he through his sign language asked us to keep quiet, conveying the message that he knows where to stop.

We chose a particular juice stall because it is tastefully decorated and having good many number of swings. We thought the stall would regale the children we took along with them and more over would provide the best photo opportunity. But were were deeply disappointed by the discourteous behaviour of the cab driver. He justified his action by stating that the cab operators had a tie up with particular juice stalls and therefore, they would not stop the vehicle only at those places and not elsewhere. When we insisted that it was the prerogative of the visitors & devotees to choose the juice stall of their choice, another tough looking man joined the cab driver to say that we could not dictate terms to them because were were on a single day trip. With whatever little Hindi I know I tried to impress upon them as follows: It may be a day's trip to them, but for us it is a life time experience. It will form a deep impression in our mind for our life. But nothing would convince them.

Above all, the cab driver was also quite adamant that he would not stop at the way-side fruit sellers, displaying guava, pomegranate and grapes, of our choice. It seems a strong clique is operating in the region, taking the visitors virtually for a ride. Politeness is a term unknown to the cab drivers, juice stall owners and the fruit sellers.

We had to return without taking sugar cane juice and buying the fruits, however fresh they might look. Thus, we had a very bitter experience which had marred out otherwise soul fulfilling visit to Shirdi. It is our considered view that the cab drivers and other service providers should be oriented towards offering courteous services to the devotees/visitors without hurting their sentiments. Maybe, political bigwigs are behind the entire scene but if the situation is not remedied it would mar the image of Shirdi and Shingnapur. Hence, we could say that our first visit to Shirdi is a mixture of joy and unhappiness. Human agents are out to spoil the show as they are absurdly promoting rabid commercialism. We hope the things would make a better turn.
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Gopi Chand

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  • Gopi Chand
  • Lives in Hyderabad
  • 1 Review
  •  143 readers

"Had a nice trip" new review

  • 6.0/7
  • Posted 2 weeks ago
It was my first time to Shiridi. I went to Shiridi with my family. It was good experience for me. The place was fully devotion & every year lots of people come to Shiridi for Baba's darshan and blessing. Overall its a good experience I enjoyed a lot with my family.
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Novesh Hans

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  • Novesh Hans
  • Lives in Rohtak
  • 4 Reviews
  •  146 readers

"Had a nice religious visit" new review

  • 6.0/7
  • Posted 2 weeks ago
I went to Shirdi with my Family. The right time to visit shirdi is winter. The place to stay was very close to smadhi temple. In afternoon we took the darshan of Said Baba samadhi. There Local food was fabulous. There was Thali system. It was very comfortable to visit via BusBus with Road Route.
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Shyam Gupta

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  • Shyam Gupta
  • Lives in Kota
  • 1 Review
  •  25 readers

"Religious place with good atmosphere" new review

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted 2 weeks ago
Its really a place where you can feel just like heaven. Oct to March is a right time to visit Shirdi. Beautiful journey from Pune. Just 3 hour taxi journey. North Indian food as well as Maharastrian food was available on every daba & hotel with in budget. Before planning to go to Shirdi, kindly book your ticket for darshan from Shirdi website.
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