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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Ktsgopal Gopal

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  • Ktsgopal Gopal
  • Lives in Bangalore
  • 2 Reviews
  •  1 helpful vote
  •  66 readers

"Religious place" new review

  • 5.0/7
  • Posted 1 week ago
It is a religious place. People are nice and friendly. You get north indian and south indian food at many places apart from that you have the prasadalaya which serves food pronominal charges. Like all religious places crowded. Taxi drivers make a good fortune. From Kopargaon to Shirdi the distance is 20 km and they charge INR 300-400. Shared autos are cheaper but crowded. We got the premium seats -to sit in the front with the driver and paid more than the back seaters!!! Generally hotel people are helpful by providing to and fro commute to temple free.
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Sonali

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  • Sonali
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"Good Hotel in Value budget" new review

  • 5.0/7
  • Posted 2 weeks ago
Good Hotel, very close to saibaba temple. Just 5 minutes walkable diatance from temple.
Amenities, cleanliness and service is very good.
Food is not good. Breakfast menu was not satisfactory. Ample space for car parking. Comfortable stay in budged hotel.
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Rapolu Nikhil

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  • Rapolu Nikhil
  • Lives in Hyderabad
  • 12 photos
  • 14 Reviews
  •  30 helpful votes
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"Peaceful place" new review

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted 2 weeks ago
Shirdi is a peaceful place. It has good sight seeing environment. People from various states and countries visit Shirdi.
When people visit Shirdi should also visit shani shegnapur where lord shani's temple is located. Ellora caves are also nearby place of Shirdi. I visited Shirdi few months ago. When people are visiting Shirdi try to spend more time in temple which makes you happy.
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Charn jit atreja

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  • Charn jit atreja
  • 4 Reviews
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"Place of God" new review

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted 2 weeks ago
This visit to Shirdi is Good like before. I am coming here since 1984. It is place of my God where me and my family visits regularly to get the Blessing of Sai Baba. Since 1983 to till today we have seen lot of changes in this city. We have seen this village to converting in a town. All type of touring facilities are available here lot of eating places. After co. I g here you can eat any type of food like Gujarati, Hyderabadi, Marathi, Punjabi, etc. So many restaurants are out of town where you can enjoy night dhaba food. Overall it is a nice visit. Jai Sai Nath Ji ki.
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Venkata subba rao Potturu

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  • Venkata subba rao Potturu
  • Lives in Chittoor
  • 2 Reviews
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"Nice trip" new review

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted 3 weeks ago
We came to Shirdi on 27th of October 2016 and returned on 3rd November 2016. We are very happy. We have availed sr citizen Darsan also. We visited saptasrungi mata temple. We have availed free bus when we stayed in Bhaktinivas. We have availed food packet for tiffin. Very happy to stay
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Paresh mashru

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  • Paresh mashru
  • 2 Reviews
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"Nice place"

  • 5.0/7
  • Posted 1 month ago
Good place. But garland shops. People around the temple try to cheat you by giving wrong information. So be careful while dealing with people. Don't trust if people around temple say to pay money for VIP lines.

Normal line will approximately take 3 hrs for darshan.
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Akula venkata mohan rao

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  • Akula venkata mohan rao
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"Dr. A V Mohan Rao"

  • 4.0/7
  • Posted 1 month ago
Darshan and access to reach inside the temple is very good and kept well.
Donors are well treated.
Toilet area inside the temple area is in miserable shape. When millions of devotees visit it is their fundamental right to get human treatment. Also when so many people donate please use funds properly to keep the surrounding areas clean and liveable we should have national pride. More people will visit fir Sai Baba's Darshan.
Outside access area is not at all kept well with paper, food and scrap all over. Just requires few people constantly doing the cleaning job and maintaining it well.
Access road from Pune to Shirdi is in awful shape. Driving is treacherous and painful. I am already in pain. It is some sort of criminality to keep road in that terrible shape and make people and vehicles suffer. Please make us proud by simply taking care of the above.
Collector of the area should frequently visit and take responsibility to do the needful towards a clean place. We are after all humans and should be treated like one.
Thank You
Mohan Rao
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Mukesh Sagar

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  • Mukesh Sagar
  • Lives in Mumbai
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  • 66 Reviews
  •  59 helpful votes
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"Shirdi: The Place of Sai baba"

  • 6.0/7
  • Posted 1 month ago
Shirdi can be described as a religious place, known for its famous temple of Shri Sai Baba. The Temple is has hundreds of hotels and restaurant surrounded it. The temple has got different area such as the neem tree beneath which Sai Baba used to sit. Then there is the temple where people go for darshan. Then there are samadhis in the temple.

Beware of the people giving prasads, as the say abnormal rates for the parsads, so take prasad from area near the temple and ask for rates from two three places before buying anything else they will loot you.
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Pradyumna kumar jena

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  • Pradyumna kumar jena
  • 4 Reviews
  •  2 helpful votes
  •  435 readers

"A Must visit place"

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted 1 month ago
The following activities can be done at Shiridi
1) Pay visit to Saibaba temple. For temple visit never venture for free darsan. Book sai drasan through online (VIP pass) for Rs 200/person for hassle free darsan.
2) 24x7 Tea is available (wonderful taste) nearby temple
3) Pay visit to Sani temple.
4) Pay visit to fruit gardens on the way from shiridi to Sani temple.
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Saroj kumar panigrahi

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  • Saroj kumar panigrahi
  • 3 Reviews
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"Good experience"

  • 6.0/7
  • Posted 2 months ago
The overall experience at hotel sai atithi was good. It is a nice hotel. They just need to improve their room service. Specifically I can suggest to provide aquaguard water to the inmates as most of the diseases people suffer now a days are water born diseases. Other wise the location, the room quality etc are good.
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