Shirdi: A Tranquil Destination for One and All

Shirdi is a small village situated in the state of Maharashtra. Listed amongst the holiest place in India, this destination got the global recognition when a saint named Sai Baba came here to stay. Later, Sai Baba took Samadhi at this destination. This is one of the reasons why thousands of pilgrims from different parts of world visit this place to seek blessings of the saint. If you are looking out for a peaceful and serene destination, wherein you can spend time with your family, then nothing can beat Shirdi.

How to reach Shirdi?

By Road:
The approximate distance between Mumbai to Shirdi is 296 Kms. Since, state transport buses in the MSRTC/MTDC regularly run from Mumbai to Shirdi, so you would not face any difficulty, especially if you stay in Mumbai. If you are travelling from your car, then you might take approximately 6 hours to reach from Mumbai to Shirdi.

By Train
You also have an option to come via train. The nearest station to Shirdi is Manmad. You also have an option to reach Shirdi via Nashik. The Nashik railway station is situated at a distance of approximately 75 Kms. There are quite a few trains running from CST in Mumbai. Most of these trains hardly take 3-4 hours for reaching the destination. While some trains run on a daily basis, there are others that run only on a particular days.

Accommodation in Shirdi:
You always have an option to research about Shirdi hotel rates to get know-how about the industry. At Sai Sahavas, Shirdi you can be sure of availaing world class facilities at budget rates.

Shirdi: A Holy Destination for Sai Baba Followers

Shirdi is a holy destination revered for being home to the highly revered saint, Sai Baba who spent major portion of life here. Sai Baba later took Samadhi in this place. This is one of the reasons why Shirdi has now become one of the most sought-after destinations for Sai Baba followers. If you are looking out for a peaceful and serene getaway in Maharashtra, then you should definitely consider visiting Shirdi. One of the major attractions of this place is the Sai Baba Mandir, where you can find the Samadhi of Sai Baba, along with his idol. In addition to this, there are numerous places throughout Shirdi wherein you can something or other about the Sai Baba. If you want getaway from the hustles and bustles of city life, then you should definitely consider visiting this place. Following are couple of Shirdi attractions, which might interest you:

Chawadi: Sai Baba used to go on a procession from Dwarkamai to Chawadi on every alternate day. Thereafter, he used to sleep there itself. Today, a palanquin procession of Baba's Photo, Holy Padukas and Satka is taken out every Thursday to Chawadi. Divided into two parts, Chawadi houses of a huge portrait of Baba, along with his wooden bed and white chair.

Sai Baba's CHAVADI Shirdi

Maruti Temple: Situated just a few minutes distance from the cottage of Abdul Baba, Maruti Temple is a favorite destination for devotees. You can regularly find visitors offering their prayers in this temple. Sai Baba had a special devotion for this temple and such was his dedication that he used to regularly visit here. He used to also conduct satsangs at the Maruti Temple, along with Devidas- a Bal yogi who resided in the temple more than a decade before Baba first came in the Shirdi.

Maruti Mandir, Shirdi
Maruti Temple

If you are visiting this destination for the first time, then you would have to perform thorough research about it.  This would particularly help in finding a decent accommodation in Shirdi. You should look out for the best hotels and resorts in Shirdi. This will ensure that your stay in Shirdi turns out to be a memorable experience.

Sai Sahavas Shirdi Celebrating Republic Day

Any time you think about India, the first thing that will occur to you is hospitality. It truly is the backbone of our distinctive culture and royal traditions since centuries. People love coming to India on account of this. You will find a lot places around the world for vacationers. Yet one just cannot consider oneself genuinely a traveler unless one visits the Indian Subcontinent because this kind of a unity in variety could be seldom seen elsewhere in the world. You are not a tourist until you’ve toured India completely. In order to travel different parts of India, you would have to visit here for a long span of time.

In past few years, India has developed dramatically. The world has come closer due to technological advancements in the travel & tourism industry. Such advancements help visitors book their vacation packages or hotel accommodations during their trip to India with ease. 
This triumph would not have been possible without our intellectuals & visionaries who were part of India’s freedom. Shirdi Hotel Sai Sahavas salutes all the martyrs and visionaries that have contributed towards the freedom struggle of India and made us republic on 26th, January 1950.

A Glimpse over the Key Attractions of Shirdi

Samadhi Mandir:
It is the primary attraction of Shirdi. This temple safely preserves the last remains of Sai Baba. A rich businessman began constructing this temple to place an idol of the Lord Krishna, but Sai Baba died in 1918, so his last remains were kept in this temple. This is one of the reasons why this temple holds immense reverence for Sai Baba’s followers from different parts of world. It might sound unbelievable, but followers from far off places come here just to get a glimpse of Baba’s last remains. On your visit to this temple, you might have to stand in line for many hours at a stretch for getting darshan.

Dwarkamayee Masjid:
Dwarkamayee Masjid is yet another popular place in this area. This is the place where Sai Baba spent a major chunk of his life. Sai Baba used to regularly light up lamps every evening. A huge stone still lies where Sai Baba used to sit on a daily basis. The sacred ‘Dhuni’ or fire is lit till this date.

If you are an ardent Sai Baba follower, then you should definitely plan for a Shirdi tour. The calm & serene environment of this place would leave you startled.