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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Srijan Srivastava

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  • Lives in Lucknow
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"A sai city" new review

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted 2 weeks ago
It is a beautiful place. Here is the most famous place of Lord Sai Baba temple giant. A lot of people have come here everyday and go back to Sai Baba's darshan. I quite liked the whole place. The people here are very good. For each of the shops here. Always have the means to go anywhere from here. The temple is also famous Dwarka Mai.
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Vicknesh Kannan

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  • Lives in Chennai
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"Greeaaat" new review

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted 2 weeks ago
Great mandir; neatly maintained; powerful baba; how do you expect someone to write a review on god. They have maintained neatly. There is special pass scheme where you can have darshan and come out in maximum of 10-15 mins. Since this was my first time, I could not able to locate any other mandir near to that. I made this trip from Pune and there is atrain at 4. 45 am (slightly getting delayed). I travelled in 3a and it is neatly maintained. Share auto wala charge you rs. 10 from station to mandir. You have lots of lodges and the room rent starts as low as 500/-
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Bijoy Anupam

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  • Lives in Pune
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"Devine journey with fun" new review

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted 3 weeks ago
Travelled from Pune. It takes 3-4 hours to reach Shirdi. The stay at Hotel Sai Sakha was good, had booked through OYO Rooms. There are a lot of hotels in Shirdi and if you have no idea which is good ... Book through OYO Rooms. We visited on a weekend, it was very crowded. The visit to Temple took us around 8 hours or so. Started at 7am and darshan happened at 2pm. Shirdi Temple has new timings, where it closes for visit 30 min. Before and after every Aarti. And, during lunch hours, it closes for 1 - 2 hours. Do check those timings. Before you stand for the queue, do your basic toilet works because once you are in queue, you cannot go for any loo or **** breaks. You can keep yourself hydrated too.
If you are short of time, avoid weekends for Temple visit or try to visit in early mornings.
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Debraj  Dutta

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  • Debraj Dutta
  • Lives in Bangalore
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"Shirdi a Divine place" new review

  • 5.0/7
  • Posted 3 weeks ago
A pure religious place to be there with family or friends. If you are a follower of Sai Baba one must visit this temple town. The small town witness lakhs of footfall everyday. Plenty of hotels guest houses in every Lane of the town. One can choose to stay near by the temple as it makes easy to commute to the temple. Lodging and food is quite reasonable here. In an around of the temple there are open market, you can buy plenty of things related to Sai baba.
Normally Darshan of the temple starts from early in the morning at 5am. 1 to 2 hrs is the minimum time you have to stand in the queue for Darshan. It may go up to 3 to 4 hrs also on a special occasion. However arrangements made by the temple authority are quite good.
After Darshan you can roam around the temple as there are few more places to visit within the temple premises.
If you are staying in Shirdi for more than a day, you can visit Shani Sugnapur temple which is around 70km away from Shirdi.
Shirdi is well connected by bus and train services. Volvo bus services are available from Bangalore, Hyderabad, Pune and Mumbai. KOPARGAON is the nearest railway station.
Anytime of the year you can visit Shirdi.
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Jagamohan Mohapatra

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  • Jagamohan Mohapatra
  • Lives in Pune
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"It was blissful" new review

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted 4 weeks ago
I was travelling with my family and one kid was with us so, wanted to reach as early as possible. The policy is like first come first serve, try to reach there before 4 in the morning if you want to witness the early morning aarti.
We were there around 5 in the morning and the consequence, we missed the morning aarti. We were in line for say around 1 hr 30 minutes and then it was our turn for Darshan. Luckily we got enough time to spend there and to pray but as dawn started glowing its light more and more so the crowd.
Temple management and security system is very good to tackle such a huge crowd, people are very helpful and the premises is well maintained. One can get the basic necessities within the premises, NOTE: there is a building just left to the temple boundary, having a good amount of washrooms. There is a small market at the exit gate, we did few shopping.
Please be aware, do not but any flower and Puja necessities from the parking area. If you want to but something you can it easily at the entrance gate itself, which is much less.
Happy Darshan, stay blessed.
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Krishna kumar Allam

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"Religious Trip" new review

  • 5.0/7
  • Posted 4 weeks ago
I went to Shirdi with my family. Shirdi is the place Sai baba preached good to all his devotees. His Samadhi is in Shirdi, a sacred place. Shirdi is a very hot place, so best season to visit is monsoons or winter season. Shirdi is connected well by buses and Trains.
You can find good North Indian food to try there like rotis, Parathas' etc. You can try Marathi local cuisines too if interested.
You have all kinds of hotels in Shirdi from budget to luxury, so choose your type
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Patelrangoli

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"Religious trip"

  • 6.0/7
  • Posted 1 month ago
Nice place for religious trip. Family time and feel good at the temple. I have just traveled there but the were no water but still people there were enjoying as they have believe that Sai Baba will cure their problem. The street food has their own fun try food of restaurants called Shree. Nice Punjabi food and very tasty. Davrika Mai over there it feels like all your stress is gone and you are relief and relaxed by everything.
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Nikitagugale

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"Nice place"

  • 6.0/7
  • Posted 2 months ago
Place is good. I loved the ambience. I visited with my hubby. Had a wonderful time. Good time at saibaba temple. A lengthy line but we went through VIP passes so reached within an hour till the murti. Museum of sai baba is very nice. A must visit place after going to Shirdi.
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Abhishek Dhirahi

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  • Abhishek Dhirahi
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"The land of Sai Baba"

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted 2 months ago
Shirdi is one religious place which I want to travel every year, twice and that too with my entire family. The religious environment of this place is such that you just can't help but sink in the aura of sai baba. Easily connected via road, train and air. Sai sansthan provide excellent rooms to stay with prasad i.e Veg meal. Shirdi is a must visit.
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Kiran kumar

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"Good to visit here"

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted 2 months ago
Good trip in total, we are from Bagepalli, KAR, may be not a good time to visit the place as temperatures are at high in that part, all tickets and passes booked 1 month before, so got darshan within 30 min even on thursday, but we missed Aarthi, but 1st time visiting so it's Ok. Excellent work by Sai Sansthan trust, you should also visit the surrounding places Shani Shingnapur, Nasik, Ellora, Eshwar temple, mini Taj Mahal etc, package tours available, please start it within 8 morning, better get darshan within 7, Shirdi people are good.
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