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Visit Shirdi

Follow in the footsteps of a Hindu saint and visit temples and shrines in the western Indian town where he used to live.

Shirdi was the home of one of India’s most revered spiritual leaders, Shirdi Sai Baba. Every year, hundreds of thousands of pilgrims come here to honor and remember a holy man, who devotees consider to be a saint. Tour beautiful temples and shrines and visit the places where the guru lived, preached and died.

Shirdi Sai Baba died in 1918 and is worshipped as a god. During his life, he tried to reconcile Hindus and Muslims and his messages of love, forgiveness and charity still resonate with millions of followers worldwide.

A good place to start your visit is at the town's main attraction, the Sai Baba Temple complex. Go to Samadhi Mandir, the shrine temple where he spent a lot of his time. Marvel at the stunning golden spire and then step inside to visit Shirdi Sai Baba’s tomb and to see his white marble statue.

To the right of the main temple is the Dwarkamai, the mosque where he lived. Stand before the dhuni in the building’s interior. This is the eternal flame that has been going ever since it was built by the saint, more than 100 years ago. A few footsteps away is the Chavadi, where Sai Baba often slept. Observe his bed and a garlanded portrait of the holy man. While you are in the temple complex, relax in the Lendi Gardens and stop by the Gurusthan. There is a large neem tree here that provided Sai Baba with shelter during his first years in the town.

For a change of scenery, treat the family to hours of fun on the water slides at Wet n Joy Water Park. Go on a day trip to the Ellora Caves archeological site to see the rock cut temples.

Being one of India’s principle pilgrimage centers, Shirdi is well connected by road and rail to many major cities, such as Mumbai, Pune and Bangalore. The nearest international airport is in Mumbai, approximately 150 miles (241.4 kilometers) away.

Spend time in Shirdi to draw inspiration from Sai Baba, who was a champion of peace, love and equality.

Top hotels in Shirdi

Estimated price for 1 night / 2 adults
Sun N Sand Shirdi
Sun N Sand Shirdi
4 out of 5
Shiv Road, Nighoj Village, Taluka Rahata, Shirdi, Maharashtra
£56
per night
6 Jan-7 Jan

This family-friendly Shirdi hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Wet n Joy Water Park, New Prasadalaya and Dwarkamai. Sai Baba Temple and Lendi Baug are also ...

3.9/5Good! (195 reviews)

"courteous and very clean.very good service.good view"…"

Reviewed on 4 Oct 2019

Sun N Sand Shirdi
Daiwik Hotels
Daiwik Hotels
4 out of 5
Behind BSNL Bldg., New Pimpalwadi Rd., Shirdi, Maharashtra
£23
per night
6 Jan-7 Jan

Situated in Shirdi, this spa hotel is steps away from Dwarkamai and Sai Baba Temple. Lendi Baug and Sambhaji Park are also within 10 minutes.

3.7/5Good! (63 reviews)

"stay is really good staff are so understanding and friendly"…"

Reviewed on 29 Nov 2019

Daiwik Hotels
St Laurn -The Spiritual Resort
St Laurn -The Spiritual Resort
4 out of 5
S. No. 5/19, Rui-Shiv Road, Shirdi, Maharashtra
£31
per night
8 Dec-9 Dec

Situated in Shirdi, this resort is within a 15-minute walk of Wet n Joy Water Park and Sai Baba Temple. New Prasadalaya and Dwarkamai are also within 15 ...

3.9/5Good! (79 reviews)
Ideal place for darshan

"Amazing place. Ideal for a trip to Shirdi for darshan. The hotel is fully immersed into the whole Shirdi experience."…"

Reviewed on 6 Sep 2019

St Laurn -The Spiritual Resort

Popular things to do in Shirdi

Sai Baba Temple
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Sai Baba Temple

4.5/5(7 reviews)

Mingle with believers of all faiths at this temple complex, which was once the home of a miracle-working and revered fakir, guru and yogi.

Top activities in Shirdi

Shirdi, Shani Shinganapur Grishneshwar Temple Private Tour
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Shirdi, Shani Shinganapur Grishneshwar Temple Private Tour

£46

Itinerary Day 1: Shani Shinganapur and Bibi ka Makbara Stop At: Shani Shingnapur, Sonai Nevasa, Ahamadnagar, Shingnapur 414 105 India The only Shani Temple of its kind Duration: 2 hours Stop At: Bibi Ka Maqbara, Begumpura Gulistan-e-Jauhar KARACHI, Aurangabad 431004 India The mini Taj Mahal.

Reviews of Shirdi

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5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveller

8 Aug 2019

Please make the resort pet friendly as we have little puppy and we woukd like to bring him to shirsi

5/5 - Excellent

Pankaj

23 Jun 2019

Place of pilgrimage for peace

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveller

17 Jun 2019

Peace full mind and baba always solve problems of his Bhagat Because of Baba shirdi is Popular.

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveller

28 May 2019

Place is good and Holy place, Visit again for Shirdi sai baba darshan with my whole family.

4/5 - Good

Verified traveller

21 Apr 2019

Kopergaon is famous for guava and onions Good milk and curd One of the prosperous district of maharashtra Thousands of devotees of shri sai babz comes to have darshan daily