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Shirdi Traveller Guide

How to reach
By Air: The closest International Airport is Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport, Mumbai, approximately 4.30 hour drive from Shirdi. Connecting flights to major Indian cities like, Aurangabad, Bangalore, Bhubaneswar, Ahmedabad, Chandigarh, Coimbatore, Chennai, Delhi, Hyderabad, Bhopal Indore, Kolkata, Jaipur, Kozhikode, Lucknow and Madurai can be availed from here. But a new airport is under construction at Shirdi.
By Rail: Shirdi has its own Railway Station named as Shirdi Railway Station which is connected to the major cities of Maharashtra and is 10 Kms from Sai Baba temple. It is well connected to various major cities such as Pune, Mumbai, Ahmedabad, Hyderabad, Nagpur, Chandigarh, Lucknow, Kanpur, Bangalore, Nasik, Thane, Nagpur and Aurangabad.
By Road: Shirdi is 35 Kms from Pangri, 55 Kms from Sinnar, 85 Kms from Ahmednagar, 215 Kms from Nasik, 190 Kms from Pune, 235 Kms from Vashi and 240 Kms from Mumbai and is very well connected through Maharashtra State Road Transport Corporation (MSRTC) and some private travel services.
What to do?

Visit the Holy Shri Saibaba Sansthan Temple.

What to see?

Sri Sai Baba Samadhi Mandir - A Religious CenterBaba's Chavadi - A Religious SiteDwarkamai Masjid - A Religious SiteKhandoba Mandir - A religious Sitelendi Baug - A Place where Sai Baba used to visitMaruti Mandir - A Religious SiteHouse of Laxmibai Shinde

Best time to visit

June, July, August

Famous For

Shri Saibaba Sansthan Temple is located in Shirdi. It is one of the most famousshrines in India.


As a travel tip you must know that in Shirdi accommodation is never a problem. There are hotels of all levels. Five star, three star, simple budget accommodations, you name it and Shirdi has it.

Shirdi Reviews

Reach shirdi in 4 hours
Mar 16, 2009 11:33 PM Read
Mumbai - Shirdi in 4 Hours skip kasara ghat and nashik via scenic ghoti *route one - via bhiwandi mumbai- nashik highway - ghoti - sinnar - shirdi - drive of approx 4 hrs route two - via kalyan - murbad - malshej ghat - ale phata - sangamner - shirdi - drive of approx 4 - 5 Hrs * Route one - ...Read More

My first visit to shirdi
Dec 04, 2008 05:40 PM Read
I am a great devotee fo sai baba. I live in faridabad. I started my journey to shirdi on 16th november from goa express from hzt. Nizammuddin (delhi) at 03.00 pm. I find this train one of the best train because the stoppages of the train were very few. I reached to kopargaon next day at 12 o clo...Read More

!!!I have a different opinion!!!!
Apr 09, 2008 12:11 AM Read
I visited Shirdi on 20th March from Delhi, stayed there 2 days and then visited Trimbakeshwar and finally returned to Mumbai. My expereience is little weird about that place. Without hurting anybody's sentiments I would like to narrate a few instances. 1.The taxi fare from Manmad to Shirdi is...Read More


Apr 08, 2008 11:15 PM Read
This is Nitesh. Here I m writing about bthe best place on earth i.e Shirdi, the home of our beloved SAI BABA.First of all I must tell you that Shirdi has been improved a lot in these recent years, espeicially the darshan procees and the main temple complex has been taken care nicely.i have visit...Read More

Shirdi - lots of improvement done
Sep 10, 2007 02:16 PM Read
I happen to visit Shirdi after some 6 years, last time I had gone was on 2001. Must say I was shocked to see the improvements that has been made in and around the temple. Now you won'y find any beggars or any vendors close to the premises, although beware of some flower vendors who stand outs...Read More

Jun 13, 2006 06:30 PM Read
SHIRDI is one of the spiritual city of India.I went there in the month of October with my family,really I got so relaxed and the atmosphere there is so peaceful that I don't want to come back. One of the foremost saints of modern India, lived in the small village of Shirdi in the state of Mah...Read More

Shirdi -- a place to visit
Jun 01, 2006 02:54 PM Read
A sleepy little village in the interiors of Maharashtra, Shirdi came into prominence when an old sage died in 1918. The saga of Sai Baba of Shirdi started in the middle of the last century when, as a boy of about 16 years of age, he first appeared here under a neem tree (Azadirachta indica) abso...Read More

The Holyland
May 25, 2006 04:54 PM Read
If your heart needs healing and you need to calm your aching soul, hop into a bus or jump into your car and 5 hours away you'll find a listening ear and a heart so noble and kind that you'll forget your worries at once. Shirdi in Maharashtra (about 5 hours from Mumbai and 1.5 hours from Nasik...Read More

May 20, 2006 12:16 PM Read
From Mumbai go to Nasik, from there to Shirdi by Bus, Taxi, Rent-a-car according to budget. Accommodation is not at all a problem! The Shirdi Trust has a lot of different available accommodation and food programs apart from you could be on your own also. Please do not miss the morning Arati and ...Read More

May 18, 2006 01:45 PM Read
The construction of the temple was started in 1985 by ten ardent devotees of Baba who later became Trustees of the temple. The idol of Sri Sai Baba was consecrated in 1987. The first and second floor of the temple were completed in 1990 and 1996 respectively. The number of the Trustees has incre...Read More

Shirdi experience
Nov 23, 2005 04:34 AM Read
I travelled to shirdi from bangalore. I took a flight to Pune and the State Transport bus from there. To get the bus station I took a Autorickshaw. The meter showed 9.70 but I had to pay him Rs. 100. I felt like a fool for paying so. The bus was a mistake. I would have been better off with a pri...Read More

Visit to Shani Shingnapur and Shirdi
Nov 12, 2005 04:04 PM Read
The desire of visiting Shani Shingnapur and Shirdi was at the back of my mind since quite a while. So, I emailed to some friends about this. But everyone seemed to be occupied with some other plans and hence this plan languished for a few weeks. Then abruptly, on the morning of Friday, 30 May...Read More

At sai's feet
Jul 07, 2005 07:13 PM Read
Shirdi, my first trip to this place was when I was 12 yrs old today iam 26 and I still visit this place ,this mere fact reflects the belief and devotion I have in Shri sai baba.and baba as a way of calling his devotees.Today shirdi has a complete new look there are many modern constructions ,man...Read More

Transcending dimensional boundaries!
Jun 23, 2005 02:18 PM Read
What??!!! You’ve never been to Shirdi??!!! My colleague Sainath was incredulous. Not because he was from a family of Sai devotees (as if the name wasn’t a dead giveway), not because he made a pilgrimage visit to the holy place every three months, not because he had a huge frame...Read More

New Shirdi Saibaba
Jun 20, 2005 12:36 PM Read
Shirdi – Saibaba Shirdi has changed so much in last few years. A building has been made just for the devotees to stand in queue and avoid the sun & rains. It takes around 2-3 hours to cross to get the darshan. Numbers of devotees have tremendously increased. Peak days are Thursday and S...Read More

Shirdi-- experience yourself
Jun 15, 2005 03:18 PM Read
Shirdi is a small dusty town in the state of Maharastra which is accessible by road. It has a very small bus stand which is testimony to all the growth of Shiridi in to a very big one with so many hotels and small shops that you can not imagine. It is a place for Sai (A saint who died long ba...Read More

Shirdi-The Home of Sai!
Jun 14, 2005 09:09 PM Read
There's peace in my heart, Love in my soul, A name on my lips, And I'll tell you more! Satya Sai Baba,Satya Sai Baba! One is always reminded of the great Sai when the name of Shirdi is mentioned... Many people have written only about the temple,the origin and popularity of Shir...Read More

Jai Sai Ram....
Mar 10, 2005 01:57 AM Read
Shirdi....... When you think of Shirdi, you think of Shirdi ke SAI BABA..... Whenever I face any problem and I feel that it is beyond my control, I close my eyes and remember Sai Baba and leave it upto him to decide my fate and most of time I get miraculous results. Location; Shirdi ...Read More

Come Again !Won't you?
Mar 03, 2005 11:39 AM Read
I have been to Shirdi during my first year of collage and then again in the first year of my job.One thing I have noticed about the place is that although it has been crowded and commerialized now a days but you still find kind of serenity in the place during the Darshan of the baba's tample.And...Read More

Shirdi - sai baba
Jan 04, 2003 01:12 AM Read
Shirdi.... the only place I ever knew since the time I was a toddler... from my naming ceremony, to initiation to my eating the human food for the first time... to the inception of my school life to college life and today till recently a week back to mark the end and a beginning to a new life af...Read More



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