Shirdi, the pilgrimage centre of many Hindu devotees and ardent supporters of Sai Baba, is a popular town in the state of Maharstra. It is this place where Sai Baba lived his life, till he perished in year 1918. Today the place remains the holy grail of all of his devotees, as thousands of devotees from all over the globe visit the town to pay respect and get his blessings.
Being one of the most sacred places in the country, the town has a significant content. This place is basically known for its temples and the spiritual vibe spread throughout the town. There is no specifically ideal time to visit the town because of its all-time pleasant weather. However, most travelers who have already been to the town prefer going in the months between January through March.
Another good time to visit the town is during the festivals, especially during Sai Baba’s death anniversary celebrations. It is at this time, when the whole town gets completely indulged in worshipping Sai Baba. Besides, many pilgrims arrive at the town during September and November, when many Hindu festivals are observed. It is during these time frames Shirdi tourism reaches its peak, and it becomes a bit difficult to book travel tickets and rooms for accommodations. In order to avoid the hassles of last minute booking, it is best that one makes all the preparations in advance; much prior to the actual travel date.
Good thing is there are several good and comfortable accommodations available in the town. Following is a list of three best in their class hotels in Shirdi, where one can make a stay during his visit.
Goradias Lords Inn – it is one of the finest 4 star hotel in the town. The best thing about the hotel besides its fantastic amenities and services is, it is located very close to Samadhi temple (main Sai Baba temple) and world popular Sai Baba temple. Besides, all other major temples in the city are just at the walking distance from the hotel. Talking about the amenities and services of Goradias Lords Inn, they include – well furnished rooms with all the amenities of top rated hotel, playground for children, pool table, dining facilities, shopping arcade, 24 hr tour desk and front desk, and some recreational activities.
Hotel Jain Residency – it is a very good option for those who are looking for budget hotels in Shirdi and offers the best amenities and facilities for reasonable price. Sambhaji Park and Dyaneshwar temple are the two prime attractions of the town located nearest to the hotel. Other popular destinations located at few hours distance from the hotel include Samadhi Mandir, Bhau Kumbhar’s Samadhi, and Maruti Mandir. The hotel boasts of modern interiors, interestingly done-up lobby, deluxe and family triple bed rooms, and several amenities like A/c rooms, front desk, room service, travel desk, security, and car drop service to temples, bus station, and railway station.
Sai Balaji Residency – located at a walking distance (500 meters) from Shirdi Temple, is the Sai Balaji Residency. It is one of the best low-budget hotel in the town, providing all of the amenities, services, facilities, and courteous-polite staffs. It is probably the finest option for money constrained travelers offering a restaurant serving national cuisines and a coffee shop. All the rooms (of types triple room and deluxe double room) are all well furnished and contains just the best and basic features, including fan cooled rooms, seating area, Flat screen TV, attached bathrooms equipped with shower, and more. Other facilities include – 24 hr front desk and tour desk, free parking, car rental arrangements, laundry, and room service etc.
These were the three best of their class hotels, good to serve as your stay needs in the town. The good thing about all these is that all of them are very close to all major temples in the city, which makes it easy for the visitors to visit the temples and worship Sai Baba, at any point of time.