Sai Baba was a spiritual master. He was regarded as a saint. Legends unfold that he performed many miracles like curing incurable diseases. It was in the year 1858, Sai Baba came to Shirdi and after spending 60 years of his life, he attained salvation. Every day a large number of devotees visit Shirdi with high hopes just to witness the serene face of Sai Baba’s statue. He is deeply respected by devotees of different religious. The town has many holy spots linked to Sai Baba and today he is worshipped as the incarnation of God.
Well, Shirdi is now a well-developed town with all modern virtues. Start your journey early morning from Mumbai to Shirdi by car, slowly approach to some famous spots in Shirdi. Every year the city bustles with devotees who come seeking his blessing. The temple complex is spread across 200 sq km. It is situated in the center of the village. The complex houses many temples like the Khandola temple, Gurusath, Samadhi Mandir, Dwarkamai, Chavadi and Lendi Gardens are some of the must-visit temples of the complex. You can also visit during the festivals. The three main festivals are Ramnavami, Guru Purnima and Vijayadashami. The festival celebration is usually followed by Bhajan, Parayana and procession with Rath. The serene Shirdi looks vibrant during the festive season. When you are here Kakad Aarti is a must attempt which takes place 4 a.m in the morning. Satyanarayan Puja is held from 7 to 11 a.m. Dhoop Aarti at the evening and Shej Aarti at night following which the temple is closed.
After visiting the temple, pay a visit to the museum and witness the belongings of Sai Baba.
Besides, Shri Sai Baba Sansthan Complex, Abdul Baba Cottage which beholds the collection of the chronicles of Baba with his followers and Shani Shinganapur village is 65 km away from Shirdi are some of the popular nearby spots to visit from Shirdi.
Mumbai airport is well-connected to other airports of the country. Regular flight to Mumbai is now available at the nominal fare. The best mode to travel to Shirdi is by road. Buses, taxis and cabs are available from Mumbai to reach Shirdi. Maharashtra State Transport buses are available from Mumbai, Nashik, Ahmednagar, Aurangabad, Pune and Kopergaon.
Shirdi is only 75 km from Nashik.
If you wish to reach Shirdi by train, Kopergaon is the nearest railway station that serves this town. It is 16 km away from Shirdi. Trains to Kopergaon are available from few major cities of the country.
The tranquil and serene environment of Shirdi is unmatchable. Shirdi is a year-round destination; however, winter is the best time to explore the town. You can customise your own itinerary. 1-2 day to cover all the popular places to visit in and around Shirdi.