About Shirdi...

Shirdi is the abode of the famous Indian saint Shri Sai baba. Shri Sai Baba is revered as one of the greatest saints ever seen in India, endowed with unprecedented powers, and is worshipped as a God incarnate. Shirdi is one of the most honored among the spiritual destinations of India and is situated in the Ahmednagar district of Maharashtra near the sacred city of Nasik. Shirdi is situated at a distance of approximately 200 km to the north of Pune city and 300 km to the east of Mumbai city.

Sai Baba entered this village when he was 16 years of age. He appeared under a neem tree and was engaged in a hard self-mortification. The saint devoted his entire life for the betterment of the poor and the suffering. The whole village and every corner of it have some association with Shri Sai Baba. The great saint left for heavenly abode in 1918.

Throughout the year large numbers of devotee come to Shirdi to seek the blessings of Shri Sai Baba who is believed to cure incurable diseases as well. A strange mystic aura seems to exude from here that is simply enchanting and thus tourism in Shirdi has also experienced considerable growth.

Shirdi is dotted with many religious sites that are visited by many tourists no matter to which religion they belong to. Secondly, as Shirdi is gaining huge popularity it is attracting large number of foreign tourists as well. The key attractions of Shirdi are Sai Baba mandir and his samadhi, Dwarkamai, Gurusthan, Chavadi, Lendi Baug, Maruti Mandir, Chawadi and Samadhi of Abdulbaba.

The climate in Shirdi is pleasant for the most part of the year, but a good time to have a relaxed vacation with your family would be between the months of January and March. Since the crowded months are from September to November, it is better to book your hotel rooms in advance.

The streets of the holy town are full of shops which sell Sai Baba record of his life. Any one can visit the holy place easily. The town is well developed and is connected by bus routes.