In shirdi you can feel the sacred blessings of Shri Sai in the air. This small town breathes simplicity and good hearted vibes and the natural loveliness you will find here will take away all the woes that corporate life must have plagued you with. Shirdi is not too far from Mumbai…its actually the perfect distance for a road trip…all you need to do is to rent a bike in Mumbai from www.ziphop.in and reach Shirdi.
How to reach
Shirdi s 240 km away from Mumbai. There are several routes you can take to reach Mumbai. First you can take NH 160 that is Mumbai to Cheda Nagar to Mogare Road to Ghoti Sinnar Road to Rui Shiv Road and then Shirdi. Secondly, you can go to Chheda Nagar and then Udapur Muthalane Road by NH 61 and NH 60 and then Shirdi Route 1 is highly recommended…it will take you only 4.5 hours by this route while other routes will take 6 hours.
Where to Stay
There are plenty of hotels in Shirdi that cater to religious people that visit Shirdi. Hotel Sai Galaxy Inn, Hotel Sai Balaji, Hotel Sai Jashn and Hotel Sai Ramanand are some of the major hotels in Shirdi. Other accommodation options in Shirdi are Hotel G Square, Keys Pria Temple Tree Shirdi, Hotel Pride and Sun n Sand…these hotels are perfect for an enjoyable stay at Shirdi.
What to See and Do
Obviously the principal attraction of Shirdi is the Sai Baba Samadhi temple. The remains of Sai Baba, his Asan and various places and objects used by him are placed inside the temple. There is a huge rush to see the temple as Sai Baba has a cult following…don’t miss attending the aarti at the temple. Dwarkamai Masjid is opposite the Sai temple…it is said that Sai Baba used to light lamps here…don’t miss looking at the sacred fire that still burns there. Chavadi is a small place near the masjid…sai babas wheel chair and seat are kept here. You can also look at Gurusthan, it’s the place where Sai Baba was first discovered. The Khandoova temple is nearby…it’s on the Koregaon road and it’s the oldest temple in this area. Lendibagh and Dixit Wada museum are other places that can be seen on your road trip.
Where to Eat
Once you have toured Shirdi with the rented self-driven cars from www.ziphop.in, you are sure to feel hungry. You can drop in to Naivedyan Sai restaurant that’s right opposite the temple complex and Sai Amrut Foodland that’s near Sai Temple and Little Italy that’s near Sun and Sand Hotel. You must remember that most of these places are vegetarian as this is a religious zone.