Shirdi town is situated in Rahata Tahasil in Ahmednagar
District of Maharashtra State in India.It is on
Ahmednagar-Manmad State Highway No.10 at 83 Km. from Ahmednagar,
and 15 Km. from Kopargaon district and approximately 70 Km. from
The nearest Airports are at Mumbai, Pune and Aurangabad.
Nearest station is Kopargaon.
Both rich as well as poor devotees visit Shirdi in large numbers
every to have the darshan of Shree Sai Baba. Rich class can afford
to stay in deluxe costly hotels in Shirdi. But the problem was of
the other devotees who come for Shri Sai darshan from far off places
to Shirdi. They really had to face a lot of problems getting accommodation
facilities in Shirdi, and if they were accompanied with their family,
then it was used to make their condition even worse.
But there are lot of facilities now provided by Shirdi Sai Sansthan.There
is complex built by Sansthan called Bhakta Niwas. From
the Bhakta Niwas (500 rooms) to the Mandir, and from the Mandir
back to the Bhakta Niwas, the Sansthan has started a free bus
service to pick up the devotees and drop them back to their
accommodation location. This has further reduced the commutation
problems of the common devotee class visiting Shirdi.Canteen
facility is also provided by Sansthan apart from tea and coffee
stalls.Plus there is Baba's Prasadalay which is feeding every
devotee with nominal charges
Also there are lot of hotels and restaurants are built which
provides devotees accomadation,food very near to Samadhi Mandir.Apart
from that there is special accomodation facility is provided by
Maharashtra Govt. Tourism Development in reasonable rates.
Also some people prefers to stay at Nashik & visit Shirdi.Choice