Shirdi is one of the most often visited spiritual place in India. It is land of divinity where saint Sri Sai Baba was born. It has innumerable numbers of tourists who visit the town each year to seek the blessings of Shirdi Sai Baba.
Shirdi, the pilgrim city, is located almost 280 km from Mumbai. Shirdi pulls down tourists and devotees from all across the globe to its holy lands. Shirdi is situated in Ahmednagar district in Maharashtra state and is about 185 km off the coast of the Arabian Sea. Shirdi was the place where Sai Baba lived till accomplishing Samadhi in the year 1918.
Shirdi is a leading pilgrimage centre and has more tourists plying the city throughout the year. Some of the festivals like Baba’s death anniversary, Guru Poornima and Dussera witness lakhs of devotees visiting this holy place. Baba’s death anniversary is remembered in the month of October each year.
There are so many pilgrimage places to visit in the city of Shirdi. Some of them are Dwarkamayi (Masjid), Samadhi Mandir, Chavadi, Khandoba Raya temple etc.
This is the place where Baba lived, prophesied, performed his marvelous effort and kept up his “Dhuni” (a sacred fire that still stays lighted). If you are here to feel the true resonance of the Sai Baba, this place will contribute you the essence of Baba’s glory.
This point is located near to Dwarkamayi. On the alternate days, Baba used to sleep in the Chavadi.
The is the place where Baba’s was buried. Baba promised that he would perceive and help his followers relive them from suffering and pain even from his tomb; devotees visit his shrines to attain satisfaction and relief. It is situation in the heart of the city and has no entry fee. After the Samadhi Darshan, devotees usually go to Gurusthan where Sai Baba was first seen meditating by the people of Shirdi. The temple site also have samadhis of some of the devotees of Sai Baba.
Khandoba Raya temple:
This is the place where for the first time Mahalsapati welcomed Sai Baba and realized that he is not an ordinary saint. This place is situation near the highway and it is hardly at a distance of about 7 minutes walk from the temple.
If you want to visit Shirdi using cheap air tickets , Aurangabad is the nearest airport. You can also Shirdi using helicopter as the Sai Baba Sansthan have helipad, and you need to get permission before using it. Flight tickets booking
If you want to visit using rail service, Kopergaon station is the nearest distance, which is about 15 kilometers from the town and highly well connected with a numerous state buses, taxis and cabs plying every minute peculiarly to bring in the tourists.
Many travel agency companies provide package trip by buses with less affordable prices from different major cities. You just need to do is book your ticket using internet or by visiting nearest travel agency.