Shirdi was the abode of the saint Sai Baba, who lived here for 80 years - and died here. It is said that Sai Baba himself calls his devotees to Shirdi and that his blessings can heal even the deepest wound.
Though the shrine is open through out the week, Thursday is Sai Baba's special day.
Ramnavami (March/April), Guru Purnima (July) and Vijayadashami (September) are the three main festivals in Shirdi. These festivals continue upto two to four days each. Thousands devotees flock to bathe. Puja, bhajan and processions are the part of these festivals.
Shirdi has no airport. The nearest airports are at Aurangabad, Nasik, Mumbai and Pune. From Pune Airport it will take 4-5 hrs approx if you rent a car.RAIL
Nearest railhead is Shirdi Sai Nagar (2 Km from the Sai Samadhi temple) and
Kopargaon (15 Km from Shirdi).ROAD
Shirdi is on the Ahmednagar-Manmad Highway.250 km from Mumbai, 205 km from Pune and 75 km fromNasik. You can fly into Nashik and then take a bus, taxi or train to Shirdi. Shirdi is accessible on the Central Railway line; get off at Manmad (65 km from Shirdi) or at Kopergaon (18 km). MTDC runs buses from all major destinations.