Shirdi is a small town and the home of Guru Shirdi Sai Baba who preached tolerance towards all religions and the message of universal brotherhood. It is a popular pilgrimage destination.
Major tourist sites in and around Shirdi: Sai Baba Temple, Gurusthan tree, Dwarakamai mosque, Chavadi, Khandoba Raya temple, Shani Mandir, Narsimha Mandir, Sakori Ashram, Changdev Maharaj Samadhi, etc.
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When to visit: best time to visit is November to March.
HOW TO REACH
Nearest railway station: Sainagar Shirdi Railway Station is located about 5 km (3 mi) from the Holy Temple of Shri Sai Baba Samadhi.
For detailed train timings and other information log on to www.indianrailways.gov.in or https://www.irctc.co.in/nget/train-search
Nearest airport: Shirdi Airport (IATA: SAG, ICAO: VASD) is located at Kakadi village, about 14 km (8.6 mi) from the city.
Buses: Maharastra State transport buses (MSRTC) and private buses ply regularly to Mumbai and other cities in the state.
By road: The distance from Mumbai to Shirdi is about 241 km (150 mi) via Ghoti - Shirdi Rd and NH160. It takes around 5 hours.
The distance from Aurangabad to Shirdi is about 109 km (68 mi) via Nagpur - Aurangabad - Mumbai Hwy. It takes around 3 hours.
The distance from Nashik to Shirdi is about 88 km (55 mi) via Nashik - Shirdi Rd. It takes around 1-2 hours.
The distance from Ellora Caves to Shirdi is about 103 km (64 mi) via Aurangabad - Nasik Hwy and Nagpur - Aurangabad - Mumbai Hwy/Udapur-Muthalane Rd. It takes around 2 hours.
The distance from Pune to Shirdi 186 km (116 mi) via NH60. It takes around 4-5 hours.
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