The magnetic allure of Shirdi emanates from the aura of spirituality that surrounds the temple town. This pilgrimage hotspot located in Nashik district of Maharashtra is the abode of Shirdi Sai Baba, the divine guru revered by people of all faiths. It is said that Sai Baba defied stereotypes by living in deserted mosques, begging for food, wandering into the nearby forests and performing miraculous feats at will.
Devotees believe that Sai Baba’s blessings can drive away bad luck, cure ailments and enlighten lives. Shirdi attracts millions of followers, a divine testimony to the saint's enduring legacy.
Destination Type: Heritage
Destination Nearby: Mumbai 241 km, Surat 308 km, Ahmedabad 548 km
Languages: Hindi, Marathi and English
Nearest Railway Station: Shirdi Railway Station
Nearest Airport: Aurangabad
Check for flights to Shirdi airport as well
Summer: March to May. Temperature ranges between 21°C and 40°C.
Monsoon: June to August. It is a pleasant time.
Winter: December to February. The temperature ranges from 10°C to 30°C.
1. Mobiles/cameras/electronic gadgets are not allowed inside the temple.
2. On busy days, darshan may take up to 2-3 hours. It's advisable to pre-book a darshan to skip the queues.
3. Remember to leave your footwear outside before entering any temple or holy area.
Pilgrims who visit Shirdi are mainly attracted to the Samadhi Mandir. This is the place where Sai Baba spent most of his life.
The Kakad Aarti at Sai Temple is performed before the roosters announce daybreak. Held from 4:30 to 5:00 am daily, this divine Darshan is truly worth it.
Winemaking is an art. Get to know it at the Sula Vineyards.
The Gondeshwar Temple, built in the Panchayatana style, is one of the few ancient temples that has retained its original form.
Located midway between Shirdi and Mumbai, on the banks of River Pravara lies Bhandardara. An ideal escape for a mountain lover, it is hidden in the thick Western Ghats forests.
A small village in Maharashtra, Shani Shingnapur is popular for its temple of the Hindu god Shani, associated with the planet Saturn. It is also famous for the fact that no house has a door there!
Drinking sugarcane juice in Shani Shingnapur is an experience in itself. The roadside stalls use a unique stone pressing technique instead of motorized equipment.
It is engaging to learn about the lost art of weaving fabric. Watching weavers deftly create designs while they employ age-old weaving techniques is a fascinating experience.
Get ready to experience spirituality in a modern way. Immerse yourself in a devotional and entertaining experience at India’s first Devotional Theme Park – Sai Teerth.