Shirdi City Guide – Shirdi Travel Attractions
Shirdi is a small town located at about 75 km from the city of Nasik in the sate of Maharashtra, India. It was the abode of the popular saint Sai Baba for eighty years. This tiny town is about 2 sq km in area. It could be rightly called as a pilgrimage center as most of the tourists visiting the place come here for a brief ‘darshan’ (view) of Samadhi Mandir (the tomb of Sai Baba). The streets of this mystic town are paved with shops selling memorabilia of Sai Baba. The town has a dry climate and the temperatures vary from 7° C during the winters to about 40° C during the summer seasons. Although pilgrims flock to Shirdi throughout the year, the best time to visit this mystical town is from June to August. Some of the important places to see in Shirdi are as follows.
Transport and Stay
Aurangabad is the nearest airport to the holy town of Shirdi, and it’s about 144 km away from the town. Nasik is the nearest railway station, and it is about 123 km away from Shirdi. Being situated on the Ahmadnagar–Manmad road, Shirdi is easily accessible through road. There are regular bus services to Shirdi from nearby cities. As the town itself is very small, getting around is not a problem. There are rickshaws and auto rickshaws that help tourists and pilgrims in local transportation.
Although Shirdi has a limited number of hotels, it can provide a comfortable accommodation to every kind of visitor. All the hotels of the town are located close to the temple. Some of the hotels are Hotel Sand-n-Sand, Hotel Goradia, and hotel Lodha.