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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Shekhar bhave

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  • Shekhar bhave
  • 2 Reviews
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"For Pious hearts" new review

  • 4.5/7
  • Posted 4 days ago
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

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  • Hanumantha Arvapalli
  • Lives in Guntur
  • 2 Reviews
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"Kasi annapurnna satram service excellent" new review

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted 4 days ago
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
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"Value for Money" new review

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted 1 week ago
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
  •  3 helpful votes
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"Religious Destination" new review

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted 3 weeks ago
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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Sachin Pattil

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  • Sachin Pattil
  • Lives in Mumbai
  • 2 Reviews
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"Sai Baba Temple" new review

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted 3 weeks ago
Very very nice and peaceful place if some one going downwards in his life he must visit Shirdi to come over from his or her problems, Baba definitely fulfill his or her life with joy. Baba never live you cry he always give smile on you face he just want pure heart thats it
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Sidhartha Mohanty

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  • Sidhartha Mohanty
  • Lives in Chennai
  • 3 Reviews
  •  1 helpful vote
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"Always happy to be in Shirdi" new review

  • 6.0/7
  • Posted 3 weeks ago
Jai Sai Ram!!!

Our main purpose of going to Shirdi was to have Sai Baba Darshan and to seek His blessings.

We reached Shirdi via Pune, which was convenient. Located some 185 km away from Pune, it's connected by a 4 lane highway. Takes about 4 hours to reach Shirdi from Pune by road. Though there are convenient rail connection also, we had booked a cab to save time.

We reached Pune in late evening (10:30 PM) from Bangalore and took a cab straight to Shirdi. Not much traffic. But road was safe. No issues at all. This was the 2nd visit almost after 20 years. So was looking forward to have darshan of Sai Baba.

Checked into the hotel in Shirdi we had booked in advance. There are hundreds of hotels available suiting to one's needs and budget. People are very nice and very helpful. After an hour's rest, had a quick Bath and went to the Temple by 6:00 AM.

After biometric registration (near Gate-1), we received the passes for free darshan and got into the queue through Gate-1 of Temple. Just took around 20 minutes to enter the Sanctum Sanctorum and had a very good darshan early in the morning. Cannot describe the feeling of satisfaction and happiness we felt while praying before Sai Baba in the temple.

There are several other temples inside the precincts also. Dwaraka Mai is outside the temple, just a little away (say 50 meters).

It is always a desire fulfilled to be in Shirdi to have darshan of Sai Baba.

The place has the divine presence of Sai Baba everywhere and in everything.

Since most of the visitors are Baba devotees, the main purpose is to seek blessings of Sai Baba. The darshan itself, even if only for few moments, is a blessing by Him.

Having fulfilled our dream, we left Shirdi after breakfast heading towards Ajantha & Ellora caves, before returning to Pune for our return flight the next evening.

It was a memorable journey and would want to go back to Shirdi any time (and any number of times) to have Baba's darshan.
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Vaibhav Jadhav

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  • Vaibhav Jadhav
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"Must visit for all" new review

  • 5.0/7
  • Posted 4 weeks ago
I visit to Shirdi several times a year.
It is a very religious place and ideal for weekends since it is located 5 hours drive from Mumbai.
Roads to Shirdi are good.
Shani shingnapur temple is at few hours drive from Shirdi.
Good hotels are easily available at low rates
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Raja rajeswari S

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  • Raja rajeswari S
  • Lives in Bangalore
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  • 12 Reviews
  •  3 helpful votes
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"Shirdi Baba Darshan"

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted 2 months ago
A family group of 11 members visited the temple on 21 december 2016. We had good darshan several times, senior citizen queue Rs. 200 darshan queue and a rating darshan. All we had darshan within 30 minutes. The temple provide free food and coffee/tea at Rs. 3 per cup. We also visited Baba sumathi and other temples inside. There is a prayer hall for meditation, Reading of Saint charitable, etc.
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Raja rajeswari S

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  • Raja rajeswari S
  • Lives in Bangalore
  • 11 photos
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"Vasavi Bhavan in Beeta lodge road"

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted 2 months ago
Located 500 metres from temple and newly built.
Very clean neat and tidy. 3 bedded room costs Rs 1000/- with free b/f, lunch and dinner. Food is highly hygienic. They provide free vehicle servicsto and from the temple the rooms are provided witha/c, TV. We enjoyed the stay.
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Vishal dubey

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  • Vishal dubey
  • 2 Reviews
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"Shirdi Darshan"

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted 2 months ago
I have gone many time to Shirdi darshan. I recently gone at last week of year many of person ask me to not get journey because off heavy rush, but thanks to Shirdi sai trust they start biometric darshan which give time slots for darshan. It's make darshan easy and rush free and takes less time from my previous bad experience. My total darshan time approx 1. 5 hrs (included biometric) pass getting time.
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