Shirdi is a small town, which is located about 300 kms from Mumbai. Shirdi is situated in the heart of the sugar cane belt of Maharashtra. It is said to be the most frequented place of pilgrimage in India after Tirupati in Andhra Pradesh.
Shri Sai Baba is revered as one of the greatest saints ever seen in India, endowed with unprecedented powers, and is worshipped as a God incarnate. Devotees of all faiths find their meeting point in Sai and people from all communities and all walks of life are united by the great love and reverence Baba inspires in them. People today flock Shirdi in ever-increasing numbers to pay homage to the divine.
WHERE TO STAY
The Shirdi Trust complex ‘Dwarawati Bhaktiniwas’ is walking distance from the Bus stand. It offers accommodation for small groups or families in dormitories and AC and non-AC rooms at fairly reasonable price. Outside the complex there are hotels. Some bus operators have tie-ups with the hotels and may work out cheaper and save time in peak season.
WHERE TO EAT
There are many local restaurants in Shirdi from which many are located near the temple. Rajdhani restaurant offers vegetarian food while other restaurants serve non vegetarian food also. Hotels there serve great variety of Indian cosines.
The average minimum and maximum temperature of Shirdi is as given below. The best time to visit Shirdi is also specified.