#1 of 6 Places to Visit in Shirdi
At a distance of 600 m from Shirdi Bus Stand, Sri Shirdi Sai Baba Temple is situated in the center of Shirdi town. It is one of the most famous shrines of pilgrimage in India and also prime place to include in your Shirdi Tour Packages.
The Shirdi temple is dedicated to Sri Sai Baba and he is revered as one of the greatest saints ever seen in India, endowed with unprecedented powers and is worshipped as a incarnations of god. Baba first made his appearance in Shirdi as a youth and remained there until his death in 1918. He transformed the lives of those who met him and continuously is doing so even after his Samadhi for those who pray him for his blessings.
The temple complex of Sri Shirdi Sai Baba is spread in approximately 200 square meters. Samadhi Mandir is the main temple in the complex and is the mausoleum where Baba's mortal remains lay preserved. Samadhi Mandir was constructed .....
#2 of 6 Places to Visit in Shirdi
At a distance of 72 km from Shirdi and 44 km from Ahmednagar, Shani Shingnapur or Sonai is a village in Nevasa taluka of Ahmednagar district in Maharashtra. The village is known for its popular temple of Shani Mahadev, the Hindu god associated with the planet (graha) Saturn. This is one of the most popular Shani temples in India and also among the famous pilgrimage places to visit near Pune.
The idol of Lord Shanidev at the Shingnapur temple is swayambhu and the temple is believed to be a jagrut devasthan, meaning that a deity still resides in the temple. The idol is personified in the form of a black stone which is five and a half feet high installed on an open air platform. There is a trishul alongside the stone as well as a Nandi on its south. In front are the small images of Shiva and Hanuman. An east facing multi deity temple was built west of the Shani idol later. The premises also contain a tomb of Saint Udasi Baba and a temple dedicated .....
#3 of 6 Places to Visit in Shirdi
At a distance of 2 km from Shirdi Bus Stand and 3 km from Shirdi Sai Baba Temple, Sai Heritage Village is the first ever pilgrimage cum picnic based theme park situated on Shirdi - Ahmednagar Highway in Shirdi.
Sai Heritage Village is a beautiful theme park started in July 2014 and it offers the visitor a unique combination of pilgrimage cum picnic. It reflects the life of Baba & Shirdi villagers during Shirdi Sai Baba's time. It is a nice place for family fun and relaxation. There are various statues nicely depicting important events in life of Sai Baba. Shirdi Sai Baba's palkhi scene, serving food to devotees, medicating to needy & poor people, etc. are made at Sai Heritage Village.
There is a beautiful and well maintained garden covering large area. There is also a nice play area for kids. Rope ways and toy train are other attractions for kids at this place. There is also a small restaurant which provides some tasty food for the visitors.
Timings: 9 AM to 11 PM
#4 of 6 Places to Visit in Shirdi
At a distance of 300 m from Shirdi Bus Stand and 600 m from Shirdi Sai Baba Temple, Khandoba Mandir is a small temple situated on Ahmednagar - Kopergaon Road in Shirdi. It is also a part of Shirdi Darshan tour.
The temple is dedicated to Khandoba, who is the presiding deity of the town and is considered to be another form of Lord Shiva. Khandoba temple is a small well maintained and calm place. A stone idol of Lord Khandoba is located in the sanctum sanctorum of the temple. Also idols of Lord Sai Baba and Mahalsapati are inscribed as a remembrance of event of Lord Baba coming to Shirdi. A rectangular sandpit is situated in front of the Khandoba temple which was used for fire-walking in earlier days. Now this tradition has stopped. Even though during annual festival of Champa Shashti, devotees walk on hot coals in accompaniment of bhajans.
It is believed that Sai Baba came to Shirdi for a second time with a marriage party and set his foot under the banyan tree. The priest named .....
#5 of 6 Places to Visit in Shirdi
At a distance of 600 m from Shirdi Bus Stand and 300 m from Shirdi Sai Baba Temple, Hanuman Temple, also known as Maruti Mandir, is one of the oldest temples in Shirdi situated between Dwarkamai and Chavadi. It is one of the top places to visit in Shridi Darshan tour.
The temple is dedicated Lord Hanuman, an ardent devotee of Lord Rama. There are two Hanuman idols side by side in this temple, where some weights and dumbbells are kept in a corner. It is well known that Lord Hanuman is the benefactor deity of wrestlers. It is said that during Chavadi Procession, Sai Baba used to halt at Lord Hanuman temple and waved his hands showing some strange gestures and stood quietly there for few minutes. The palki of Sai Baba which is taken out on special occasions also stops at the Maruti Mandir and the worshippers praise Sai Baba and Lord Hanuman. Peepal and Neem trees are situated in front of the temple. A Shivling along with Nandi is also installed on this site by Murthikar Bajre Rao Dalve .....
#6 of 6 Places to Visit in Shirdi
At a distance of 70 km from Nashik, 104 km from Shirdi, 157 km from Pune and 172 km from Mumbai, Bhandardara is a small hill station and a holiday resort located in Ahmednagar district of Maharashtra. The place is known for its natural beauty and its soothing environment. it is one of the less known hill stations in Maharashtra and also one of the beautiful places to visit near Mumbai city. This is also one of the popular Maharashtra tourist places and also among the top places to visited as part of Lonavala tour packages.
Bhandardara is situated at an altitude of 750 m on the banks of river Pravara. According to a legend, sage Agastya meditated here for a year. Pleased with his penance, Gods blessed him with a stream of river Ganga, now known as river Pravara. This tiny hill station .....
Distance (From Shirdi Bus Station): 105 Kms
Trip Duration (From Shirdi Bus Station - Including Travel): Full Day
Most Asked Questions on Shirdi
Shirdi can be visited through out the year, however, October to November is the best time to visit Shirdi. This is also the busiest season in Shirdi and often hotels run full and tourist places are crowded.
Shirdi usually takes full day to visit the most important attractions. Several tourists usually prefer visiting Shirdi along with Nashik which requires an additional day. There are several wonderful places near Shirdi like Ajanta Caves, Ellora Caves, Aurangabad and Bhandardara that can be visited with additional day for each place.
Budget of Shirdi trip depends on the trip duration and category of hotel you choose for your stay along with the kind of vehicle you prefer. Shirdi tour packages offered by Trawell.in start from as low as INR 5750 per person for a 2D/1N trip and from INR 8850 per person for 3D/2N vacation.
Ensure to cover most important places to visit in Shirdi like Shirdi Sai Baba Temple, Shani Shingnapur, Sai Heritage Village, Khandoba Mandir and Hanuman Mandir. Nashik which is around 85 km from Shirdi and can be visited along with Shirdi.
Aarti timings are the best time for Shirdi Sai Baba Darshan (Kakad Aarti: 4.30 AM - 5 AM, Mid Day Aarti: 12 PM - 12.30 PM, Shej Aarti: 10.30 PM - 10.50 PM).
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