Shirdi - Place To See Around| June 4, 2012
Alandi: Dnyaneshwar, author of Dnyaneshwari lived and attained Samadhi in Alandi at the tender age of twenty-one.
Shegaon: Famous for the Samadhi of Shri Gajanan Maharaj, a mystic saint as popular as Saibaba of Shirdi. Large numbers of pilgrims come here from distant parts of country.
Trimbakeshwar: The village of Trimbak, 36 kms from Nashik, is famous for the Trimbakeshwar Temple and as the source of the Godavari River. Trimbakeshwar enshrines one of the 12 Jyotirlingas dedicated to Shiva and this one is considered to be the main Jyotirlinga.
Sakori: Close to Shirdi is Sakori at a distance of about 5kms. Sakori is popular among pilgrims for its Shri Upasani Kanyakumari Sthan. Founded by Upasani Baba in 1917, Shri Upasani Kanyakumari Sthan reverberates with positive energy that can be felt by anyone.
Shanisinghnapur: Shanisinghnapur village is the holy seat of Lord Shani, about 70 km from Shirdi. One unique quality about this village is that there are no doorframes or locks in any of the houses. It is said that it's because of Lord Shani's blessings that there is no fear of crime in the village.
Nashik: About 75 kms from Shirdi, Nashik is rich in mythological connotations with great historical and cultural significance. Here you can visit several temples and religious spots making your spiritual journey lively and fulfilling. In addition the city also has Shri Kailas Math, one of the Vedas Schools.
Ajanta and Ellora Caves: About 144kms from Shirdi are the world famous Ajanta and Ellora Caves. As the ancient repository of Indian architectural heritage, these caves are located near the city of Aurangabad in Maharashtra. Ajanta and Ellora caves are the world heritage sites famous for the cave shrines that are cut out of rock, all by hand. There are 34 caves at Ellora and 29 caves at Ajanta. And all are sheer outstanding specimens of Indian architectural excellence.