Mumbai: Famous across the world for his spiritual powers – Sai Baba – of Shridi has devotees from all walks of life. His devotees travel from across the globe to pay a visit to him and his abode is always thronged by people who worship him to seek his blessings.
However, if you are someone, who has never visited Shirdi, here’s a guide for you!
Shirdi is a town in Maharashtra situated at about a distance of 240 kilometres from the capital city of Mumbai.
Located on the Ahmednagar-Manmad Highway, Shirdi is very well connected to the other major cities like Mumbai, Pune and Nashik by road.
If you plan to travel to Shirdi, here’s how you can go about planning your itinerary:
The nearest airport is in Aurangabad at a distance of 110 kilometers from Shirdi. You can also travel to Mumbai by and then head to your destination by road.
You can either hire a private car or book a bus to reach Shirdi. Since this divine destination is one of the most frequented places in Maharashtra, it is well connected with the rest of the state.
A number of tours and travel operators provide transport services to Shirdi from various parts of Maharashtra besides connecting neighbouring states – Gujarat, Goa and Karnataka.
Shirdi is about 130 kms from Aurangabad, 75 kms from Nashik and 160 kilometers from Pune.
If you wish to travel to Shirdi by train, then you need to reserve your tickets up to Kopergaon, the nearest railway station to your destination. Kopergaon is well- connected to most of the major cities in the country.
Indian Railways’ IRCTC website will help you find trains nearest to your location.
The Shirdi Sai Baba Sansthan Trust offers accommodation facilities and you can pre-book a room by making a reservation online.
The Temple trust also offers meals at very nominal rates.
Besides the facilities provided by the trust, you can find hotels and other accommodation options near and around the main temple premises.