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Nashik to Shirdi Distance

Discussion in 'Maharashtra' started by Shiv, May 10, 2015.

  1. Shiv

    Shiv Member

    I will be traveling to Nashik in August, and I have heard that Shirdi is around that area, I need to know exactly how far Shirdi is from Nashik so I can plan my trip accordingly. I would also like to know if there are any other places which should be visited around that area.

  2. Deven

    Deven Member

    It is about 88km which is around 2 hours, so not too far.

    When you say visiting other places around that area do you mean Shirdi or Nashik?

  3. Shiv

    Shiv Member

    I mean Nasik, and I will be back in Nasik after visiting Shirdi.
  4. RMidda

    RMidda New Member

    When you make a trip to Shirdi, it would good to start the trip early, it would give you some good time to be at the mandir and have a look around at the Dixit Wada Museum and Sai Heritage Village.
  5. Shiv

    Shiv Member

    Thanks guys, what about are elora caves?
  6. Raffy01

    Raffy01 New Member

    I think you actually mean Pandavleni Caves, dont you which are in Nasik?
  7. Shiv

    Shiv Member

    What is the best way to travel the Shirdi from Nasik?
  8. briannagodess

    briannagodess Well-Known Member

    Hello and welcome to the forum!

    The distance between Shirdi and Nasik is about 87.5 kms via the Nasik-Shirdi Road. The distance between them is about 97 kms via the Maharashtra State Highway 30. On average, your travel time will be between 2 to 3 hours, depending on traffic and delays. It's best to choose the Nasik-Shirdi Road route as it's faster and you might reach Shirdi in a shorter time.

    There's not much you can visit in Shirdi though. Devotees all over the country visit the place for Sai Baba's Mandir in the area. Aside from that, there's a fewer attractions in the city:
    • Samadhi Mandir of Sai Baba. Initially, this was supposed to be a private residence for Sai Baba. However, as his health started deteriorating, he asked to be laid in this private residence. This is where he had taken his last breath and so his tomb was laid in here. Devotees all over the country visit Shirdi for Sai Baba's Samadhi Mandir.
    • Shri Sai Baba Sansthan Temple. Many devotees choose to spend their night here to enjoy the Darshan. Accommodations can be arranged for within the temple itself, just book in advance.
    • Dwarkamai Masjid. For over 60 years, this is where Sai Baba spent his life. You can find his personal items in here as well.
    • Dixit Wada Museum. You can see pictures of Sai Baba with his devotees in here. Some of the items he used to own are also here.
    When it comes to transportation, you can try:
    • Buses. Private buses operate from Nasik to Shirdi. Fares vary but the cheapest is at Rs. 250 and the most expensive is at Rs. 1,200. Neeta Tours operate a Volvo AC Seater Bus leaving at 2:15 pm and arriving at 4:30 pm. The fare is at Rs. 250.
    • Trains. The Dadar-Sainagar Express Train No. 12131 operates from Nasik to Shirdi. Departure time is 00:55 and arrival time is 3:51. Trains run during Sundays, Tuesdays and Thursdays.
    • Hired Cabs. This is the most expensive but quickest option. Rates vary but start at Rs. 1,000 and above.
    I hope this helps!


    Ellora Caves is about 97 kms from Shirdi. Ajanta Caves is about 201 kms from Shirdi. They're a bit further away from Shirdi. If you have the time to spare though, they are worth visiting as well. Make sure you set aside one day for each of them as it can take a while to explore them fully. Good luck!