A town located in Rahata Tehasil in Ahmednagar District of Maharashtra, Shirdi is popularly called Shirdi Nagar Panchayat. It is situated 83 kms away from Ahmednagar and 15 km from Kopargaon. This holy place is most popularly known as the birthplace of the popular guru Shirdi Sai Baba. Anytime you can visit Shirdi, though the best time to visit the place is between June and August. Even winters are also good time to visit Shirdi.
Budget Hotels in Shirdi
There are good budget hotels in Shirdi. Some of them are Hotel Yog Palace (Tariff – Rs.1000), Hotel Sai Darshan (Tariff – Rs.1,000), sai plaza (Tariff – Rs.1000) and Sai Sharan Tours & Travel (Tariff – Rs.500).
The official language Shirdiis Hindi The other languages spoken include English.
Events in Shirdi
There are three major festivals celebrated with great gratification and enthusiasm are are Ram Navami, Guru Purnima and Vijayadashamai.
Places to See in Shirdi
There are several places of tourist attraction in Shirdi. Some of the places include Khandoba Temple ( 1.3 kms from Shirdi), Changdev Maharaj Samadhi ( 1.3 kms from Shirdi), Sakori Ashram. ( 30kms from Velankanni Roman Catholic Church) and Sai Baba temple ( 1.5 kms from Shirdi)
How to Get There
The nearest airport to Shirdi is the Aurangabad Airport. It is located about 140 kms away from the town.
Shirdi has a new railway station. The place is well connected to the major cities of India.
Tourist can reach Shirdi with various kinds of bus services are available frequently from places like Maharashtra, Mumbai, Pune, Thane, Nashik, Akluj, Dhule, Nagpur , Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh. Some of the best bus operators that offer good experience for passengers include Royal Coach Travels, Nakoda Travelsand Sankalp And Kareema Travels. Where ever you travel in the country, you can opt for bus booking in India and travel with ease.
The headquarters of the Barmer district in Rajasthan, Barmer is famous for its carved wooden furniture, hand block printing and woolenindustries and oil. Located in the western part of the state forming a part of the Thar Desert, Barmer is the second largest district of Rajasthan. Ruins of three 13th century Jain temples are located in this town. The River Luni flows through the entire Barmer district.
Places to Stay
Barmerhas many hotels located within a kilometre from the bus stand. Hotel Krishna(Tariff-Rs. 424) and Hotel Madhav Paradise (Tariff-Rs.900 onwards) offer good rooms.
The BarmerThar Festival held in March is the best time to visit Barmer as the town is at its colourful best.
Rajasthani and Hindi are spoken in this town.
Places to Visit
Neemari Garden (23kms), Juna Jain Temple (42kms), Kiradu Temples (35kms) and the Devka-Sun Temple (62kms) are some of the places that tourists should visit in Barmer.
How to Get There
The nearest airport is the Jodhpur Airport (208kms)
Barmerhas its own railway station.
The Barmer Bus Station, Sindhari Chouraha Bus Stand and Navlaram Ki Chakki Bus Stop run regular bus service to neighbouring towns and villages. There are a great number of bus operators like RSRTC and Umiya Travelsthat offers travellers regular bus services to and from the town. You can get discounted bus tickets to popular tourist destinations through a number of online bus booking portals.