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302 Km away from Mumbai, a small village in Ahmednagar district, Shirdi has become famous all over India on account of its association with the renowned Saint Shri Sai Baba. Pilgrims belonging to all faiths, throng here all the year around. The renewed temple is huge and the facilities are very good. Though whole week the temple is crowded with devotees, but Thursday, being Saibaba’a day it is very much crowded. Devotees offer prayers from 2 o’clock morning till late evening, when it closes. The nearest Railway station is Manmad and then Nasik. From both the places you will get buses as well as Taxies, jeeps and Tourist buses to Shirdi. It is 60 kms from Manmad and 123 kms from Nasik. The nearest airport is Aurangabad, 145 Km from Sai baba temple, which is connected by Indian Airlines and private airlines with other cities / towns. The road distance from Pune to Shirdi is 205 km and from Aurangabad is 144 km. Lodges and ashrams are available near the temple. Mostly People from outstation come at night and early morning they offer the prayer to Sri Sai Baba.


The Ajanta caves were built between 2nd century B.C to 7th century A.D. The 30 chaityas and viharas have paintings, which illustrate the life and incarnations of Buddha. The Ajanta Caves are situated 108 kms. North-east of Aurangabad. They are carved in rock in the form of a horse-shoe with stream Waghora flowing th rough it. These caves are the representation of Buddhist thoughts which were etched on the walls of the caves. The caves were accidentally discovered in 1819 by a group of British Officers on a hunting expedition. The caves are open from 6.00 am to 5.30 pm. State Transport buses have the daily package tour to Ajanta caves. Although there are plenty of other options like Autoricksaws, Taxies, Tanga’s are also available there. Aurangabad railway station is nearest railway station to this place, and is connected to Mumbai by daily Trains. Aurangabad is 388 kms away from Mumbai. But train journey is more comfortable than Buses or Private vehicles via Road.

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