Shirdi is a small town in one of Maharashtra\’s district, located on the Ahmedabad – Manmad highway. Famous as the abode of Saint Sai Baba, this town is sure to take you down the lane of everlasting belief and devotion for Sai Baba\’s principles and the Lord himself.\”
How to Reach
Mumbai to shirdi distance by road is abount 250 km.its take 5 hr to reach by car. Mumbai to shirdi taxi available at best rate.
About 107 kms from the city of Aurangabad, the rock cut caves of Ajanta nestle in a panaromic gorge, in the form of a gigantic horseshoe. Among the finest examples of some of the earliest . Buddhist architecture, cave paintings and sculptures, these caves comprise Chaitya Halls, or shrines dedicated to Lord Buddha and Viharas or monasteries used by Buddhist monks for meditation and the study of Buddhist teachings.
The Ellora Caves are a group of 34 caves that symbolises the brilliance of Buddhist architecture in India. The caves are representatives of three faiths- Hinduism, Buddhism and Jainism. 12 of the caves are Buddhists, 17 in the centre represent Hindu faith while remaining 5 caves to the north are representatives of Jainism. Entry fee for Indians who are above 15 years is Rs 10.00 and for foreigners it Buddhists, 17 in the centre represent Hindu faith while remaining 5 caves to the north are representatives of Jainism
WEATHER AT SHIRDI
Temperature: Max – 40º C( April- May) , Min – 7º C(December- January)
Monsoon: Scanty rains (June – August)
Weather and overall dry climate of Shirdi makes it quite tolerable for the Sai Devotees to visit it anytime of the year.
During Summers Shirdi can be very hot and temperatures volatile. Temperatures beyond 40 degree centigrade are quite common during May- June. If you plan to visit during summer vacations, then take necessary precautions against heat stroke. Wear comfortable cotton clothing and drink plenty of water to keep heat at bay.
Monsoon months June to August are the best time to visit Shirdi. Infact Shirdi offers the most pleasant weather during monsoons only. The temperature is cooler and greenery all around making the Darshan relatively easy. Rainfall is scanty in Shirdi and never a thing like the whole city getting merged with downpour. Slight drizzling makes the Darshan and participation in rituals an easy affair. IHR recommends visting Shirdi during June to August.
Winters are cold in Shirdi, during the last week of December to January the temperatures can drop to around 6 degree centigrade.