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Shirdi Sai Baba...

"Shirdi is a small town in one of Maharashtra's district, located on the Ahmedabad - Manmad highway. Famous as the abode of Saint Sai Baba, this town is sure to take you down the lane of everlasting belief and devotion for Sai Baba's principles and the Lord himself."

Shirdi is a small town on the Ahmednagar- Manmad highway. Situated around 307 km northeast of Mumbai, the town is around 6 hr drive from Mumbai. Shirdi is a silent place with population of around 15000. The city earns the major part of its revenue from the tourists and pilgrims whose number sometimes crosses the 30000 mark with utmost ease. This holy destination is a home to a great legend Sai Baba who lived her for around eighty years before he went into his samadhi some 80 years ago in 1918. Shirdi is mainly a religious center. The town is tiny and is of just 2 Sq km. It has a main street and is full of narrow by lanes that are covered with small shops, most of them selling material that are offered at the temple.

Sai baba raised a flower garden in the village and used to water the plants everyday. He spent a lot of his later years in that garden. Sai Baba went through his divine mission by providing the needy with his love, compassion, purity and spiritual knowledge that helped them live a happy and dignified life. Sai Baba left his physical body and went into Samadhi in 1918.

Getting There:-
By Air:- The nearest airport is Aurangabad which around 144 km away. It is connected to other cities by Indian Airlines. It takes around 3 hrs to reach Shirdi by road.

By Railways:- The nearest stations are Nasik around 123 km away and Manmad around 60 km away. The best option is the Tapovan Express that departs from Mumbai at 6.30 AM and reaches Manmad at 11.30 AM. There are regular Bus services from this station to Shirdi.

By Road:- Since Shirdi is located on Ahmadnagar - Manmad road, it is easily accessible through roadways. Many private bus operators run their luxury coaches from nearby cities to Shirdi at regular intervals. You can also opt for taxis that ply on all major routes.