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Nearest Airport - Mumbai (100kms), Pune (140kms) Nearest Railway Station - Pen(31kms), Nagothane(46kms), Kolad(60kms) Alibaug is an ex-Navi Mumbai / ex-Thane / ex-Mumbai / ex-Pune / ex-Valsad Getaway

Shirdi

• Shirdi lies on the Ahmednagar-Manmad Highway, 250 km from Mumbai and 90 km from Nashik.
• Shirdi was the house of the saint Sai Baba, who lived here
• Shirdi Sai Baba temple is now one of the most visited temples in India after Tirupati Balaji temple in Andhra Pradesh and Vaishnodevi temple in Jammu area.
• Guru Poornima, Dussehra and Ramnavami are the major festivals celebrated in Shirdi.
• The Samadhi Mandir of Shirdi opens for the whole night only on these occasions

Access Information

• Nearest Airport -Aurangabad (126kms), Pune (185kms), Mumbai (240kms)
• Nearest Railway Station - Shirdi
• Shirdi is an ex-Nashik / ex-Aurangabad / ex-Pune / ex-Thane / ex-Navi Mumbai / ex-Mumbai / ex-Valsad / ex-Surat Getaway
• Shirdi is connected by Day train with Pune
• Shirdi is connected by Overnight train with Mumbai

Place to Visit

Name Description Distance(kms)

Dwarkamayi

Located adjacent to the temple complex, Dwarakamayi is the name of the place where Baba resided for an unbroken span of 60 years till his Samadhi in 1918.

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Chavdi

Chavdi is located next to Dwarakamayi. Every alternate day, Saibaba used to sleep in the Chavadi, a few meters away from the Dwarakamayi. Even today, on Thursday nights, Babas footprints are taken in a ceremonial procession from Dwarakamayi to Chavadi.

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Shirdi Saibaba Temple

Shirdi Saibaba temple is located at the heart of the Shirdi town and houses the samadhi (burial site) of Sai Baba. Shirdi is one of the most visited temples in India and now an international renowned pilgrim centre for devotees of Saibaba.

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Khandoba Raya Temple

Khadoba Taya temple is located 7 minutes walk away from the Shirdi Saibaba temple. This is where Mahalsapati first welcomed Sai Baba and recognized that He is no ordinary saint.

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Excursion

Name Description Distance(kms)

Haregaon Shrine

St. Theresa Church, Haregaon is the sacred place of Mauli Shrine and the annual yaatra held in her honour every September.

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Minerals Museum

Gargoti is situated on Nashik - Shirdi road and is the only museum in the country which houses such a large collection of crystalline minerals. It is owned privately and represents a private collection of over 30 years of Mr Pandey.

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Shani Shinganapur

Shingnapur is renowned for its Shani Temple popularly known as Shani Shinganapur Temple. It is renowned for the fact that no house in the village has locked doors. Despite this, no theft is reported in the village

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Ozar Ashtavinayak Temple

Shrivighnahar, Ozhar is home to one of the eight Ashtavinayak Temples. It is visited alongwith Girijatmaj, Lenyadri Ashtavinayak Temple.

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Lenyadri Ashavinayak Temple

Lenyadri Ashtavinayak Temple is one of the eight Ashtavinayak temples. The temple is set in a cave and and only one of the eight temples that requires climbing some steps to reach.

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Places Visited Enroute

Name Description Distance(kms)

Trimbakeshwar

Trimbakeshwar is a Lord Shiva temple and a major pilgrimage centre. It is also one of the 12 Jyotirlinga Temples of Shiva.

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Bhimashankar

Bhimashankar Temple is one of the 12 Jyotirlinga temples of Shiva at 110 kms from Pune. Bhimashankar is also the source of the river Bhima, which eventually merges with the Krishna river.

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