Shirdi is a hallowed place and devotees from all over the world come here to pay homage at the temples honouring Sai Baba. Sai Baba is believed to have visited Shirdi when he was just sixteen years old, and stayed on here for around eighty years. During this period, his teachings on love, patience, compassion and religious tolerance attracted people from various faiths, who thronged to the town to hear Baba's discourses and experience the numerous miracles credited to him.
Location: Shirdi, located in Ahmednagar district, approximately 296 km from Mumbai, in the state of Maharashtra.
Tourist Spots: Shri Khandoba Temple, Shri Sai Baba's Samadhi, Dwarkamai, Gurusthan.
Best Time to Visit: September to April.
How to Reach:
By Air: The nearest airport to Shirdi is at Nashik, 75kms away, Aurangabad is at a distance of 150kms, which is connected by all the major towns of India.
By Train: Kopergaon on Daund-Manmad Line is an important railway station about 16kms from Shirdi. This station is on the route of the Karnataka Express from New Delhi to Bangalore.
By Road: Shirdi can be reached by taking a Bus from almost all major cities of Maharashtra. Shirdi is on the Ahmednagar-Manmad Highway, 250 km from Mumbai.