Situated in the Ahmednagar district of Maharashtra, Shirdi Sai temple is one of the most famous pilgrimage spots in the country. Shirdi is only 250 Km from Mumbai and 201 Km from Pune. The temple is a must-see for the tourists who are coming to Maharashtra for the first time.
There are multiple ways to arrive Shirdi, but the most common methods are through a bus or a cab. If you are arriving from Pune or Mumbai, you can Book Pune to Shirdi Cabs or Mumbai to Shirdi Cabs online. Buses from Pune or Mumbai to Shirdi very also very readily available.
Transportations from Pune
Sai Sarthak Tours & Travels have a wide variety of cars in which you can visit Shirdi very comfortably without making a hole in your pocket. They offer vehicles like Crysta, Indica (A/C), Indigo, Innova, Etios, Swift Dzire, Xylo and many more. The price range is Rupees 2500-8000 if you avail only the drop-off service at Shirdi, but a round trip will cost you Rupees 4000-12000. They have competent and experienced drivers who will bring you to your destination safely. Sai Sarthak Tours & Travels have been a trustworthy agency for many years and catered to several travellers.
You can easily book a bus to reach Shirdi. Bus fare usually costs Rupees 310-1210, depending on the amenities and comfort of the vehicle. It takes around four hours to reach Shirdi from Pune. If you are planning a round-way trip, it will be feasible if you leave your house early in the morning. But, Shirdi is not only about Shirdi Temple; there are so many other places to visit. So you should at least stay in Shirdi for a night to take the essence of the whole area thoroughly.
Other places to visit in Shirdi
- Khandoba Temple: People of this place worship Lord Shiva as Khandoba. Also, historical records say, this is the place where Sai Baba got this nomenclature. A priest named Mhalsapati saw him nearby and uttered the words, ‘Ya Sai’. Hence, he came to be known as Sai Baba from that day.
- Shani Shingnapur Temple: This temple is made for Lord Shani. Situated 65 Km from Shirdi, this temple has a massive idol of Lord Shani. Another peculiar observation of this village is, no house of this place has any door. The villagers believe, Lord Shani will protect them. If you Book Pune to Shirdi Cabs, make sure your driver drives you to this place.
- Gurusthan Sri Sai Baba: Sri Sai Baba was said to be resting under a neem tree in this spot in Shirdi. This place has a shrine built in the location mentioned above with portraits of Sai Baba, Shivling and Nandi.
Apart from the places mentioned above, there are other places too. It is advisable to stay the night of your visit to a hotel at Shirdi. The area has numerous hotels because people all around India visit Shirdi throughout the year. When you Book Pune to Shirdi Cabs round trip, make sure you also book hotels beforehand since there are thousands of tourists visiting this place. For people of every religion, Shirdi is a holy place.