Shirdi Tourism

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

History of Shirdi

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.

People and Culture of Shirdi

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 Dussehra 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.

Things To Do in Shirdi

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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Shirdi Traveller Reviews

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  • Tourist
  • Vardharaj
  • 1 photo
  • 3 Reviews
  •  15 readers

"Shridi - Relegion along with fun" new review

  • 6.0/7
  • Posted Yesterday
Being Famous for SAIBABA, Shirdi is one of the most crowded tourist spot attracting pilgrims and tourists from all over the country. I have this place lot of times. Accessibility - you can reach this place easily by trains and by roads. Roads are good. Easy to reach either from Ahemadnagar or Aurangabad. Local sites- 1) SAIBABA temple is the main attraction of the city. Pilgrims from all over the country come in herds to this temple. The temple is always crowded and you have to stand in queue for an hour at least for SAIBABA DARSHAN. 2) WET and Joy water park-you can have lot of fun in this water park. It is big and there are different rides in water park you can Dance on music in the pool. Hotels- Are available in plenty in different budget. Bargaining will help to save you money. Safety - This place is completely safe and risk free. But beware of pick pocketers and chain snatchers in the temple in crowd. Must visit place. Thanks!
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  • Sumith
  • 3 Reviews
  •  142 readers


  • 7.0/7
  • Posted 1 month ago
We booked a family room with 2 double beds. The room we got was comfortable.
The hotel is conveniently located at 5 minutes walk from the Temple. The staff is extremely helpful and courteous.
Overall a good value for money. We would recommend it to other travelers.
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Moumita biswas

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  • Moumita biswas
  • 3 Reviews
  •  165 readers

"The Sai temple"

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted 2 months ago
Leave your Mobile phone at hotel if you want to go for Darshan and Aarti.
Mid April - begin May is the off season due to the Summer heat, but ideal time to visit Baba as it is less crowdy (The hotel discounts are the best indicators of the off season)
The Darshan pass and Aarti tickets (P. Are. O office) counters are at the opposite of gate no. 1.
For Darshan free passes are available at the pass counter, if accompanied by senior citizen then there is a separate queue and 1person is allowed along with.
But during season it is recommended to get the online pass for Darshan 1 or 2 days advance, which would allow entry from gate no. 3 and could avoid the long waiting to get the tickets as there will be long queue and waiting for Darshan.
There are 4 Aarti timings :
Kakkad (4. 15 am)
Mid day (1 pm)
Evening Aarti (6. 30 pm)
Shej Aarti (10. 30pm)
If you want to see a specific Aarti then it is highly recommended to book ONLINE tickets at 1 or 1 and half months prior to your visit, during off season you can get ticket for available Aarti slots at PRO office.
For Baba's prasad (free meal) is available at bhojanalay which is a ride of Rs. 40 from the temple. (Mobile is allowed).
All shops are open till 11 pm.
Palki procession : on every Thursday at 9. 30 pm. Need to be there bit early to book a space for a better view of the procession.
It is better to stay overnight, otherwise it would be hectic.
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Nanjunda Prasad

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  • Nanjunda Prasad
  • Lives in Bangalore
  • 8 Reviews
  •  302 readers

"Road trip to Shirdi"

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted 2 months ago
Road trip to Shirdi from Bangalore is not an easy task at all when you are driving alone through out the journey. But I had nice company with my family members doing chit chat through out the journey. For road trip like minded companions are very important.
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Ganesh Manjaguni

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  • Ganesh Manjaguni
  • 1 photo
  • 5 Reviews
  •  3 helpful votes
  •  750 readers

"A Must Visit place"

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted 3 months ago
A very good place to visit if you are looking for peace of mind. The temple premises are very clean and provide a very relaxing atmosphere if you are visiting in the off-season time. Food at the 'Madras Cafe' is excellent and prices reasonable. If you are visiting in the off-season time it is better to book rooms 'over the counter' since they offer better bargains than the online sites. Also rooms are available at the temple also on 'first come first serve' basis.
Shani-Shingnapur temple is also a very good place to visit near Shirdi (70 kms away).
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Rakesh patel

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  • Rakesh patel
  • 1 Review
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"Sai Nagar Shirdi visit"

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted Feb 24, 2017
It's a famous religious place. Not only hindu but all people of world believe in baba. Every year we visited at Mandir. Fully crowded in all season. Thise year we plans our visit in February. No more crowd. It's a long q for baba s Baba's, batana. Bhojnalay is very fast. And clean. It's vary planned. More then 1000peapl take prashad at a time.
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Shekhar bhave

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  • Shekhar bhave
  • 2 Reviews
  •  429 readers

"For Pious hearts"

  • 4.5/7
  • Posted Feb 16, 2017
Sai Baba Temple' is the main destination people often come to visit in Shirdi.
There is also a famous water park viz ., 'Wet n Joy Water Park' in Shirdi; you can visit it for fun.
There are other temples like Maruti Mandir' & Khandoba Mandir'
There is a small town viz ., 'Yeola' (31 km approx). Which is famous for Indian sarees which are known as 'Paithani'...
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  • Hanumantha Arvapalli
  • Lives in Guntur
  • 2 Reviews
  •  1 helpful vote
  •  423 readers

"Kasi annapurnna satram service excellent"

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted Feb 16, 2017
Kasi annapurnna satram very nice in Shirdi, essay located good service, good responsibility, room service also very good the management harish rao gaaru superb main tens our satram, he takes many responsibility ruining our satram, we also founder member,
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Hina Thaker

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  • Hina Thaker
  • Lives in Mumbai
  • 4 Reviews
  •  969 readers

"Value for Money"

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted Feb 12, 2017
The Hotel is value for money. Good service, good food and comfortable rooms. We had a good time. Staying at this hotel was a good experience. The hotel provides pick up and drop services to and fro temple. The room a/c was good and in working condition.
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Mohit Sharma

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  • Mohit Sharma
  • Lives in Ghaziabad
  • 3 Reviews
  •  7 helpful votes
  •  1788 readers

"Religious Destination"

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted Feb 1, 2017
I like the place because of its piousness and would like to recommend if people travelling from Delhi better take by air or Goa express its usually don't get delay but if in case get delays then take around 4-5 hours late, post reaching to Kopergaon you cam take small autos which will charge you 550 private and around 700 for bigger one to the Shirdi Sri SAI NathTemple.
Must saw thing is "Kakkad Aarti" which starts at 4:15 and goes till 5:30 in Morning, queue for the same will start at night one can take VIP pass also by doing booking on
Online. Sai. Org. In all details like timings of Aarti will be available on the site.
If someone wants to go Shani Mandir then it tooks around 2 hour from Shri SAI Nath Temple which is around 80 km from there.
For Goa there is a very good Sleeper Class buses start at 3 in afternoon it very comfortable and it tooks 15 hours but with a great comfort
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