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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Madhu kumar

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  • Madhu kumar
  • 1 Review
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  •  108 readers

"A wonderful experience" new review

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted 1 week ago
It was a wonderful experience of Shirdi this time we have booked all four Baba's Arties online. My husband, my son and I went by train and came back by train although my seat was not reserved but with Baba's grace we got reservation and to and fro journey was very comfortable. Hotel experience was wonderful. To attend kakad aarti we have to go to temple at 2.15 A M. At this odd hours hotel has provided us auto to go to temple Wow. All are very co-operative they take care of everything. The restaurant was very good, we took all our meals as we are having at our own place. Restaurant is very cheap and the best.

I will never forget this experience in my life.
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Deepak

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"Must visit place to get Sai Baba's blessing" new review

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted 1 week ago
I would advise to go to temple from Oct to Feb as from March onwards temperature become high and it is very difficult with Kids to travel. But Sai Bhakt should go every year once. Very nice place of sai baba darshan. Shirdi is the last resort of every Sai devotees. Feeling very happy n proud after darshan at temple of sai, will again come on next year. Nice feeling when entered the temple, will recommend everyone to visit the temple once in life.
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Deepak kumar

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"Beautiful place with positive vibes" new review

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted 3 weeks ago
Shirdi is a famous place of Sai baba ji. It is holy place for all devotees. All roads surrounding the complex are surprisingly good. I had received complete aarti of baba and I am very happy for that. I loved the place and would like to visit there again and again.
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Meda nagraj

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"A holy place" new review

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted 3 weeks ago
This is a holy place of sai baba, one has to visit this place in your life & take the blessing of bhagavan sainath, the climate will be hot throughout the year. There are special tickets for darshan. If their is crowd book the special tickets otherwise not necessary. At night & early morning there will be kakad aarthi. At that time they allow public to sit in front of baba and after that the temple will close.
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Pranav kanakia

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"Highly organised and maintained" new review

  • 5.0/7
  • Posted 3 weeks ago
As usual was crowded. But lots of changes to the main temple complex. Entry and exit points reworked, leading to excellent crowd management. All roads surrounding the complex are surprisingly clean. And surrounding roads maintained well where previously they would dread driving.
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Anjali nair

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  • Anjali nair
  • 2 Reviews
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  •  362 readers

"Religious place"

  • 5.0/7
  • Posted 1 month ago
I went to Shirdi on 24th of March which is Thursday and suppose to be a auspicious day to visit Sai Baba temple so the crowd was terrific. I had to wait in line for 5 long hours being pushed from all the sides. Its not properly organized. There is no separate line for senior citizens and ladies. Also after waiting for so many hours I could see people who were behind me were ahead because they opened another gate for them. There are lot of unfair practices carried out and was not at all happy with there crowd handling. Next day early morning the darshan was done in one hour. But after waiting for so long when you reach near Sai Baba you tend to forget all the difficulties and you get mesmerized in Sai Baba divine.
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Srinivas Lic

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  • 12 Reviews
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"Religious Place."

  • 6.0/7
  • Posted 1 month ago
Shiridi is famous for Sai Baba's place. It is holy place for all devotees. You can stay at Bhakti Niwas. Room, locker etc are available. Online booking also available. It is 2 km from Sai temple. You have to stand in long queue for general darshan may take 2 to 5 hours depending on crowd.
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Mohan Poduval

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  • 25 Reviews
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"To the Land of the GURU"

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted 1 month ago
The visit to Shirdi is not new as I have made it a point of visiting this Holy Land every year since 2006 but due to my work commitments, I could not do so for the past 2 years and this year, taking the holidays as a break, I made my journey.

I started my journey by flight from Bangalore to Pune and from Pune by road which took me nearly 4. 5 hrs. The road was good. As summer was at this peak, carrying enough water is a must.

Went into the "Darshan" Q which went on for nearly 3 hours as being a long holidays, rush became unavoidable but the wait was the worth. Visiting Shirdi will not be complete without obtaining the UDHI (Holy Ash) and going into the Museum where the articles of Sai Baba is being kept for public viewing. You feel you want have more time there. So serene, feels like Heaven.

Photography is not allowed inside but one may take a few shots here and there for remembrance outside and with the amount of shops everywhere it is not possible for anyone to go back empty handed. Had a sumptuous lunch at Sai Prasadalaya which should be a must for all devotees. Rs40. 00 for a hearty meal ( Lunch or dinner).
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Arvind mandapaka

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"Town with decent look"

  • 5.0/7
  • Posted 1 month ago
The town has a decent look around the temple area. Although there is scope for lot of improvement. For instance, when I needed to take a printout, the internet centre was using the lowest speed possible, reminds me of the loading add. Aside from some technical improvements, overall it's a infra-structurally developed town.
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Rajat Saggar

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  • Rajat Saggar
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"Nice place to be"

  • 6.0/7
  • Posted 1 month ago
Shirdi is one of most famous religious destinations in India and people from all over India and abroad come to this place every year. The Sai Mandir in Shirdi is the most iconic place to visit in Shirdi and it is always full of devotees no matter when you come. It is advisable to get hold of a VIP Pass as will save you a lot of time. The place is full of hotels and lodges to suit everyone's pocket. For me the top three properties to stay in Shirdi are: St. Lauren, Sarovar Portico and Sun n Sand.
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