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Follow in the footsteps of a Hindu saint and visit temples and shrines in the western Indian town where he used to live.

Shirdi was the home of one of India’s most revered spiritual leaders, Shirdi Sai Baba. Every year, hundreds of thousands of pilgrims come here to honor and remember a holy man, who devotees consider to be a saint. Tour beautiful temples and shrines and visit the places where the guru lived, preached and died.

Shirdi Sai Baba died in 1918 and is worshipped as a god. During his life, he tried to reconcile Hindus and Muslims and his messages of love, forgiveness and charity still resonate with millions of followers worldwide.

A good place to start your visit is at the town's main attraction, the Sai Baba Temple complex. Go to Samadhi Mandir, the shrine temple where he spent a lot of his time. Marvel at the stunning golden spire and then step inside to visit Shirdi Sai Baba’s tomb and to see his white marble statue.

To the right of the main temple is the Dwarkamai, the mosque where he lived. Stand before the dhuni in the building’s interior. This is the eternal flame that has been going ever since it was built by the saint, more than 100 years ago. A few footsteps away is the Chavadi, where Sai Baba often slept. Observe his bed and a garlanded portrait of the holy man. While you are in the temple complex, relax in the Lendi Gardens and stop by the Gurusthan. There is a large neem tree here that provided Sai Baba with shelter during his first years in the town.

For a change of scenery, treat the family to hours of fun on the water slides at Wet n Joy Water Park. Go on a day trip to the Ellora Caves archeological site to see the rock cut temples.

Being one of India’s principle pilgrimage centers, Shirdi is well connected by road and rail to many major cities, such as Mumbai, Pune and Bangalore. The nearest international airport is in Mumbai, approximately 150 miles (241.4 kilometers) away.

Spend time in Shirdi to draw inspiration from Sai Baba, who was a champion of peace, love and equality.

Top hotels in Shirdi

Estimated price for 1 night / 2 adults
Sun N Sand Shirdi
Sun N Sand Shirdi
4 out of 5
Shiv Road, Nighoj Village, Taluka Rahata, Shirdi, Maharashtra
The price is Rs3,899 per night

This family-friendly Shirdi hotel is located in the historical district, within a 15-minute walk of Wet n Joy Water Park, New Prasadalaya and Dwarkamai. Sai ...

3.9/5Good! (213 reviews)

"Staff was courteous. Bath room shirt water leaked in the floor due to glass door leak."…"

Reviewed on 4 Feb 2020

Sun N Sand Shirdi
Hotel Ganpati Palace
Hotel Ganpati Palace
3 out of 5
S.No 4/80, 4/62 Rui Shiv Road, Hotel Sun N Sand Road, Shirdi, Maharashtra
The price is Rs1,440 per night

This family-friendly Shirdi hotel is located near the airport, within a 10-minute walk of Wet n Joy Water Park and Sai Baba Temple. Dwarkamai and New Prasadalaya ...

3.1/5 (23 reviews)

"Eletrical fixser were broken fresh rooms not up to the mark water supply hot was irrelevant."…"

Reviewed on 1 Jul 2019

Hotel Ganpati Palace
Hotel Kripa Sai
Hotel Kripa Sai
3 out of 5
74/3,Hotel Kripa Sai, Near Railway Station, Shirdi, Maharastra
The price is Rs2,000 per night

Situated in Shirdi, this spa hotel is 0.3 mi (0.5 km) from Sambhaji Park and within 3 miles (5 km) of Sai Baba Temple and Wet n Joy Water Park. Dwarkamai and ...

Hotel Kripa Sai

Popular places to visit in Shirdi

Sai Baba Temple
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Sai Baba Temple

4.5/5(11 reviews)

Mingle with believers of all faiths at this temple complex, which was once the home of a miracle-working and revered fakir, guru and yogi.

Reviews of Shirdi


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24 Jan 2020

Being infront of Sai diety is a great feeling no doubt. However the crowd has no saburi ..there is a lot of pushing e.t.c and the security staff even manhandles you if you don't keep moving. I think the staff need to more gentle and compassionate.

4/5 - Good

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20 Jan 2020

As in any temple town, please be careful of the agents who promise you the moon

5/5 - Excellent

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8 Aug 2019

Please make the resort pet friendly as we have little puppy and we woukd like to bring him to shirsi

5/5 - Excellent


23 Jun 2019

Place of pilgrimage for peace

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17 Jun 2019

Peace full mind and baba always solve problems of his Bhagat Because of Baba shirdi is Popular.

5/5 - Excellent

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28 May 2019

Place is good and Holy place, Visit again for Shirdi sai baba darshan with my whole family.

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Sai Baba Temple featuring outdoor art