9 Best Places To Visit In Shirdi- 2024

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Shirdi is a spiritual town located in Ahmednagar district of Maharashtra. Known as the abode of the revered saint, Shri Sai Baba, Shirdi attracts millions of devotees and travellers from around the world. From ancient temples to tranquil gardens, Shirdi is a treasure trove of cultural and historical wonders. In this article, we will explore some of the must-visit places in Shirdi.

Here is the list of 9 Best Places to Visit in Shirdi

1. Sai Baba Temple

2. Shani Shingnapur

3. Dwarkamai

4. Chavadi

5. Wet N Joy Waterpark & Amusement Park, Shirdi

6. Khandoba Temple, Shirdi

7. Prasadalaya, Shirdi

8. Sai Teerth

9. Gurusthan

1. Sai Baba Temple

 Places to visit in Shirdi 2023

Shree Sai Baba Temple/Mandir is the most famous religious place located in Shirdi, Maharashtra. It is the temple of Saint Sai Baba who is considered one of the greatest Saint in India. The Temple area is spread over 2000 square meters and it is located in the center of Shirdi village. Devotees all across the world visit Sai Baba Mandir, it is visited by 25,000 devotees on average each day. On some special occasions, this number rises to 1,00,000 devotees per day.

  • Best Time to Visit Sai Baba Temple: Entire year.
  • Shirdi Temperature: 25-32°C.
  • Sai Baba Temple Entry Fees: No entry fees.
  • Sai Baba Temple Timing: 05:00 AM to 12:00 PM, 04:00 PM to 09:00 PM.
How to Reach Sai Baba Temple
  • Nearest Railway Station: Shirdi Railway Station- (10 km).
  • Nearest Airport: Shirdi Airport- (14 km).
  • Nearest Bus Stop: Shirdi Bus Depot.

2. Shani Shingnapur

 Places to visit in Shirdi 2023

Shani Shingnapur is known as Jeet Devasthan (alive temple) in Shingnapur village of Ahmednagar district. Shani Shingnapur is located around 72 km from Shirdi. It is believed that the powerful lord Shani resides inside the black stone located here. The houses of this village do not have doors and locks, because people in this village believe that the lord Shani protects their houses from thieves. For around 400 years women were not allowed to enter the temple but on 8 April 2016 finally, women were allowed to enter the Shani Shingnapur temple.

  • Best Time to Visit Shani Shingnapur: Entire Year.
  • Shani Shingnapur Temperature: 22-28° C.
  • Shani Shingnapur Entry Fees: No entry Fees.
  • Shani Shingnapur Temple Timing: Open 24 hours.
How to Reach Shani Shingnapur
  • Nearest Railway Station: Rahuri Railway Station- (30 km).
  • Nearest Airport: Shirdi Airport- (71 km).
  • Nearest Bus Stop: Shirdi Bus Depot.

3. Dwarkamai

Places to visit in Shirdi, Dwarkamai

It is a place located in Shirdi where Saint Sai Baba spent a significant part of his life including his last moments. This site deteriorated the mosque which was covered in deep holes, Sai Baba turned it into Dwarkamai. The interesting thing is that people from different faiths and regions visits here and pray in their own way. This teaches the Baba’s belief in “Sabka Malik Ek” which means that God is one.

  • Best Time to Visit Dwarkamai: Entire year.
  • Dwarkamai Temperature: 20-28°C.
  • Dwarkamai Entry Fees: No entry Fees.
  • Dwarkamai Timing: 05:30 AM to 09:45 PM.
How to Reach Dwarkamai
  • Nearest Railway Station: Shirdi Railway Station- (3 km).
  • Nearest Airport: Shirdi Airport- (15 km).
  • Nearest Bus Stop: Shirdi Bus Depot.

4. Chavadi

Places to visit in Shirdi, Chavadi

Chavadi in Shirdi is a small building near the Samadhi Mandir. Sai Baba slept in Chavadi on alternate nights for about ten years. Devotees consider it a sacred place and offer prayers and devotional songs. The interior contains a bed and chair used by Sai Baba. Visiting Chavadi is an important part of the Shirdi pilgrimage.

  • Best Time to Visit Chavadi: Entire year.
  • Chavadi Temperature: 20-28°C.
  • Chavadi Entry Fees: No entry Fees.
  • Chavadi Timing: 03:45 AM to 09:00 PM.
How to Reach Chavadi
  • Nearest Railway Station: Shirdi Railway Station- (3 km).
  • Nearest Airport: Shirdi Airport- (14 km).
  • Nearest Bus Stop: Shirdi Bus Depot.

5. Wet n Joy Waterpark & Amusement Park

Places to visit in Shirdi

Wet n Joy Waterpark & Amusement Park is a popular recreational destination located in Shirdi, Maharashtra, India. It offers a thrilling combination of water-based rides, slides, and amusement park attractions. The amusement park section offers various exciting rides like roller coasters, Ferris wheels, and bumper cars.

The park provides a safe and enjoyable experience for visitors of all ages, with lifeguards and safety measures in place. There are facilities like changing rooms, lockers, food courts, and seating areas available for the convenience of guests. It is a popular attraction for both locals and tourists visiting the holy town of Shirdi.

  • Best Time to Visit Wet N Joy Waterpark & Amusement Park: Every month excluding Monsoon.
  • Wet N Joy Waterpark & Amusement Park Temperature: 25-32°C.
  • Wet N Joy Waterpark Entry Fees: INR 400 for children, INR 350 for senior citizens, INR 700 for adults.
  • Wet N Joy Waterpark & Amusement Park, Shirdi Timing: 10:00 AM to 06:00 PM.
How to Reach Wet n Joy Waterpark & Amusement Park, Shirdi
  • Nearest Railway Station: Shirdi Railway Station- (2.5 km).
  • Nearest Airport: Shirdi Airport- (15 km).
  • Nearest Bus Stop: Shirdi Bus Depot.

6. Khandoba Temple, Shirdi

Places to visit in Shirdi

This temple with icons of Khandoba, Banai, and Mhalsai is located on the main road of Shirdi. Mhalsapati, a priest from Shirdi spotted the homeless fakir and welcomed him to Shirdi, and said “Ye Sai” Which means “Come Sai” In Marathi. The temple is located just 600 meters from the Sai Baba Temple of Shirdi. This place is one of the 13 most important temples dedicated to God Khandoba.

  • Best Time to Visit Khandoba Temple, Shirdi: Entire year.
  • Shirdi Temperature: 25-32°C.
  • Khandoba Temple, Shirdi Entry Fees: No entry Fees.
  • Khandoba temple, Shirdi Timing: 05.30 AM to 10:00 PM.
How to Reach Khandoba Temple, Shirdi
  • Nearest Railway Station: Shirdi Railway Station- (3 km).
  • Nearest Airport: Shirdi Airport- (13 km).
  • Nearest Bus Stop: Shirdi Bus Depot.

7. Prasadalaya Shirdi

Places to visit in Shirdi, Prasadalaya

Prasadalaya is a mega kitchen situated near Sai Baba Temple where 3500 people can eat food at one time. This mega kitchen is spread over 11,500 sq. m. Two other dining halls with a seating capacity of 1000 people in the same complex. The food here is offered at a rate of INR 10 per head and INR 5 for children, The meal includes a variety of vegetables and a sweet dish is served at this Prasadalaya.

  • Best Time to Visit Prasadalaya Shirdi: Entire year.
  • Shirdi Temperature: 25-28°C.
  • Prasadalaya Shirdi Entry Fees: No entry Fees.
  • Prasadalaya Shirdi Timing: 10:00 AM to 10:00 PM.
How to Reach Prasadalaya Shirdi
  • Nearest Railway Station: Shirdi Railway Station- (3 km).
  • Nearest Airport: Shirdi Airport- (13 km).
  • Nearest Bus Stop: Shirdi Bus Depot.

8. Sai Teerth

 Places to visit in Shirdi, Sai Teerth

Sai Teerth is the 1st devotional theme park located in Shirdi, which is dedicated to God Sai Baba. The theme park Shows the life of Sai Baba. Sai Teerth runs four shows, including the popular show ‘Sabka Malik Ek’. The 5D shows at the theme park are word visiting, you must experience them.

  • Best Time to Visit Sai Teerth: Entire year.
  • Shirdi Temperature: 20-28°C.
  • Sai Teerth Entry Fees: INR 399 onwards.
  • Sai Teerth Timing: 10:30 AM to 06:00 PM.
How to Reach Sai Teerth
  • Nearest Railway Station: Shirdi Railway Station-(4 km).
  • Nearest Airport: Shirdi Airport- (15 km).
  • Nearest Bus Stop: Shirdi Bus Depot.

9. Gurusthan

Places to visit in Shirdi

Gurusthan is the place where Sai Baba was first seen as a 16-year-old boy. The place is situated under a Neem tree. The meaning of Gurusthan is ” the seat of the teacher”. Gurusthan is situated in Kopargaon which is around 14 km from the main town of Shirdi.

  • Best Time to Visit Gurusthan: Entire year.
  • Shirdi Temperature: 20-28°C.
  • Gurusthan Timing: 05:00 AM to 10:00 PM.
How to Reach Gurusthan
  • Nearest Railway Station: Shirdi Railway Station- (17 km).
  • Nearest Airport: Shirdi Airport- (11 km).
  • Nearest Bus Stop: Shirdi Bus Depot.
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FAQ’s:

Q1. Which day is less crowded at Shirdi Temple?

Ans: Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday.

Q2. Is there a special darshan in Shirdi?

Ans: INR 200 for Darshan and INR 600 for Morning Aarti.

Q3. What is the main temple in Shirdi?

Ans: Shri Sai Baba Temple.

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