A pilgrimage destination known around the world; a place where people from every nook and corner of the world get together to pay homage to Shree Shirdi Sai Baba, the great saint of 20th century. Sai Baba was a holy sage who sacrificed his life for humanity and served the human kind. He was the preacher of peace, prosperity and unity among all races. According to him all religions and races were equal and created by one and only supreme almighty. Shirdi is Located in the Ahmednagar district of Maharashtra.
Shirdi is situated in western Maharashtra and is easily accessible from Pune & Mumbai. Frequent trains & Bus services are available from every major city of India. Flight services are available as well for Pune & Mumbai from where it’s just a 4-5 hours travel by road.
Another place to visit nearby Shirdi is Shani Shingnapur temple. The lord Shani’s temple is a eye catcher in the province. It is situated at a 45 mins driving distance from Shirdi. It is said that in that area nobody steals anything. No case of theft or burglary has been observed in the holy region in decades. For anyone who visits shirdi, Shani Shingnapur is a must visiting destination for them. Apart from that there are Adul Baba Cottage, Dixit Wada Museum, Gurusthan and House of Laxmi Bai Shinde.
Tourist accommodation at Shirdi
There are many Hotels in Shirdi. It has got hotels for every class of people. Anyone can afford a stay in the holy shrine. Hotels range from executive ones to very normal ones with basic amenities.
There are cottages and dharamshalas as well on per hour basis for people who intend to keep their visit short.
Shirdi Hotels are situated all around the city. One can find hotels at a walking distance from the Sai Baba temple. There are many upcoming tourism projects in the city. Mostly private businessmen have the privilege of being owners of hotels here. Apart from that government owned and funded hotels in Shirdi are available as well.
People visit every day of the week however weekends & Thursdays are the major visiting days. During this period peak crowd is observed. Trains have started recently from Shirdi to Delhi, Mumbai Chennai and Bangalore. Shirdi is also well connected through roads where government bus service and private bus and taxi service is also available.