Shirdi Tourism
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Shirdi Tourism

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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Kumaran sivasankaran

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  • Kumaran sivasankaran
  • 2 Reviews
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"Good place to combine holiday with spiritual experience" new review

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted 2 weeks ago
We always visit Shirdi and keep hoping from one shrine to another, Shani shingnapur, Pandarpur etc, but this time I thought spend some quality leisure time in this place filled with prayers and good food,

I think I made a good choice in terms of the hotel and the time, the town was not too crowded and had minimum 2 darshans per day.

Having said this there are many places to visit all one day trips, like Ellara caves, Ajantha, Mini taj mahal, Shani shinganapur, Nashik, Triambkeshwar, etc

Since my visit was focused on visiting the mandir as many times as possible, I restricted visit to etc.

We read through the Sai Sat Saritha book most of the time.
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Sravani

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  • Sravani
  • 1 Review
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"Beautiful Devoteee place" new review

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted 3 weeks ago
You definitely find peace of mind once you step on that land. Near by many devotee places like shanishingnapur, trayambakeshwar you can find. One of the Dwadasa jyotirlinga present in grushneshwar is near to shiridi. You have the availability of tourist packages in shiridi. At very cheaper rates with in one day they take you to many places. Sai annaprasadalay provide food at very cheaper rates to all devotees. Temple bus facility available to all temple related places.
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Anupama s

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  • Anupama s
  • 4 Reviews
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"Great Spiritual Experience" new review

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted 3 weeks ago
Shirdi is a place of spiritual importance. Saibaba lived there in human form for a long time and so he is like a living God whom humans have seen. The miracles that happened are not stories that were heard but seen. Hence it holds a great place.
At Shirdi we have the Samadhi Mandir and Dwarkamai which are a must to visit.
We need to book train/Air tickets at least 60-70 days in advance so that confirmation and fares are not an issue.
Food is not great though but economical options are available. There is nothing much for shopping but hawkers menace is too high. Lot of individuals attack for shopping which is in turn cheating too. Even for the temple pooja items we are approached by many hawkers which irritates. The next issue is with huge nos of beggars.
Temple is very clean and well organized. Going with online tickets booked for Aarti and Darshan is very hassle free.
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Aarti jha

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  • Aarti jha
  • 2 Reviews
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"Beautiful place" new review

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted 3 weeks ago
The place was amazing.. We love to come again.. Value for money destination.. Nice place.. You should be aware of cheaters.. There was too many people who can charge extra money from you if you are not aware of their charges.. Temple was beautiful and nice view.. Relaxation trip.. Amazing destination... :)
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Manju Gowda

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  • Manju Gowda
  • Lives in Bangalore
  • 2 Reviews
  •  1 helpful vote
  •  324 readers

"Spiritual journey to boost up our life journey with saibab" new review

  • 6.0/7
  • Posted 4 weeks ago
Last month we(5 members) visited from Bangalore. If we plan 60 days before it will cool and very economic journey ,. I booked early and got confirmed train tickets to go and also we enjoying the flight journey(with discounted rate tickets) during returning from Pune.
We get down at Koppargao railway station and from there we took separate Riksha for 300Rs to Shirdi and we reached the hotel, after fresh up we start again by Riksha to visit pre planned below places.
1) Panchamuki ganesha temple:It is cool and nice place around 2-3 kms from the city, it is very small but strong temple we can see the perfect traditional pooja here.
2)Bhuvaneswari mandir : It is the place here we can see the Baba shishya, s Samadi and according to those, Baba will happy if we visit first here before Baba mandir visit.
3)Heritage village: Very nice place for family and kids, here we can enjoy the toy train round, Horse and camel raiding and nice memories of old Sai village replica but the fee is 125Rs/person and after we move for Mandir darshan.
Around 5 hours required to cover and its better to book a local riksha and charge will around 300-400Rs.
On next day again go for Mandir darshan and after we take a taxi and via Shani singanapur we reached the Pune air port. (Taxi charge will be around 3000 Rs).
Total journey cost itself around 12000 Rs for 5 members.
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Pradeep kumar reddy m s

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  • Pradeep kumar reddy m s
  • 2 Reviews
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"Good place" new review

  • 6.0/7
  • Posted 4 weeks ago
Maintenance inside temple is good. But surround by temple as well as city is not good. This is one of the crowd devote place. But maintenance is not good as per the crowd. Still they have improved lot. Auto and taxi fare is not good at all. They are looting like anything. Govt has to take care of this. Govt has to provide some services.
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Krupali Shah

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  • Krupali Shah
  • Lives in Ahmedabad
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"Nice place to visit" new review

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted 4 weeks ago
Its really amazing to be in the Shirdi, holy place. Residence of Saibaba. Believe me take Shirdi city guide tour and visit all the places where baba stay or went for taking bhiksha(begging food). Staying facilities are good. Attend evening or morning kakad arti if possible.
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Srijan Srivastava

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  • Srijan Srivastava
  • Lives in Lucknow
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  • 125 Reviews
  •  16 helpful votes
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"A sai city"

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted 2 months ago
It is a beautiful place. Here is the most famous place of Lord Sai Baba temple giant. A lot of people have come here everyday and go back to Sai Baba's darshan. I quite liked the whole place. The people here are very good. For each of the shops here. Always have the means to go anywhere from here. The temple is also famous Dwarka Mai.
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Vicknesh Kannan

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  • Vicknesh Kannan
  • Lives in Chennai
  • 7 Reviews
  •  2 helpful votes
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"Greeaaat"

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted 2 months ago
Great mandir; neatly maintained; powerful baba; how do you expect someone to write a review on god. They have maintained neatly. There is special pass scheme where you can have darshan and come out in maximum of 10-15 mins. Since this was my first time, I could not able to locate any other mandir near to that. I made this trip from Pune and there is atrain at 4. 45 am (slightly getting delayed). I travelled in 3a and it is neatly maintained. Share auto wala charge you rs. 10 from station to mandir. You have lots of lodges and the room rent starts as low as 500/-
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Bijoy Anupam

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  • Bijoy Anupam
  • Lives in Pune
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"Devine journey with fun"

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted 2 months ago
Travelled from Pune. It takes 3-4 hours to reach Shirdi. The stay at Hotel Sai Sakha was good, had booked through OYO Rooms. There are a lot of hotels in Shirdi and if you have no idea which is good ... Book through OYO Rooms. We visited on a weekend, it was very crowded. The visit to Temple took us around 8 hours or so. Started at 7am and darshan happened at 2pm. Shirdi Temple has new timings, where it closes for visit 30 min. Before and after every Aarti. And, during lunch hours, it closes for 1 - 2 hours. Do check those timings. Before you stand for the queue, do your basic toilet works because once you are in queue, you cannot go for any loo or **** breaks. You can keep yourself hydrated too.
If you are short of time, avoid weekends for Temple visit or try to visit in early mornings.
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