Shirdi Tourism
Pilgrimage

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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Srikudoc

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  • Srikudoc
  • 4 Reviews
  •  157 readers

"My favorite Place" new review

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted 5 days ago
This place can be called as "Bhoovaikunta". Its the place of my favorite God, Sri Sai Baba. The radiance of this place can be felt as soon as one steps in. Although Baba's darbar is always crowded, Feb or march is slightly better time to visit. There are numerous hotels in Shirdi, booking accommodation prior is advisable. Good vegetarian restaurants are available, including the one just opposite to the mandir. The city never sleeps. One can buy a lot of things from the street vendors. It is advisable to bargain with these hawkers. One can buy mandaps, baba's pictures, moortis, books, key chains etc on the streets or shops. Good, authentic Maharastrian thali is available in select restaurants. I have vowed to make annual trip to this Holy place to seek my Baba's blessings.
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Sunil aneja

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  • Sunil aneja
  • 3 Reviews
  •  65 readers

"Nice Shirdi trip" new review

  • 6.0/7
  • Posted 6 days ago
My Shirdi trip is very exotic.
There is a sai baba temple and sai sansthan And dwarkamai temple also.
We have spent a great time there.
The weather of that place was rainy time.
We also enjoyed shani singnapur, Aurangabad jostling alora caves hanuma ji temple.
We have a great fun.
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Kunal makhija

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  • Kunal makhija
  • 2 Reviews
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"2 night stay" new review

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted 1 week ago
Visited Daiwik hotels Shirdi on 16-18th sep 2016 The stay was extremely comfortable with very clean rooms. The USP of the hotel is that it is 2 mins walking distance from Sai Mandir which makes it highly convenient for the tourists. I have to say that the food offered is great and for people travelling with family, this has to be one of the best option.
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Avinash Hiriadka

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  • Avinash Hiriadka
  • Lives in Bangalore
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  • 5 Reviews
  •  1268 readers

"Divine place which will lift your spirits" new review

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted 2 weeks ago
Although there are numerous package Tours we took a customised tour from Pune. Many good hotels and dhabas on the way to have a quick bite. Temple town was quite clean and has good number of hotels to stop over for the night to have a early morning darshan. However be cautious about the stalls near the complex where they try to sell you prasad offerings forcefully. On the whole a very fulfilling trip which brings a lot of peace to your life.
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Arun Arora

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  • Arun Arora
  • Lives in Delhi
  • 5 Reviews
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"A soul satisfying experience" new review

  • 5.0/7
  • Posted 4 weeks ago
A religious destination. It is soul satisfying experience. You are enlightened with the Darshan of Shri Sai Baba. The area is surrounded by various religious monuments. The beauty of the place is the variety of hotels available for stay and our experience of staying at Hotel Key's is wonderful. They serve great breakfast and dinner.
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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"

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted 2 months 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"

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted 2 months 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"

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted 2 months 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"

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted 2 months 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
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"Spiritual journey to boost up our life journey with saibab"

  • 6.0/7
  • Posted 2 months 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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