MUMBAI TO SHIRDI – 1 Day/ 2 Day/ 3 Day Family Trip

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DAY 1

You can take a Train, Bus or Car to Shirdi

  • TRAIN 1 – Dr Sainagar Express (Train no: 12131 | Departs from Dadar: 9.45pm | Arrival at Sainagar: 3.45am | Days: Monday, Wednesday & Saturday | Can also board this train from Thane / Kalyan Junction)
  • TRAIN 2 – Dr SNSI Superfast (Train no: 22147 | Departs from Dadar: 9.45pm | Arrival at Sainagar: 3.45am | Days: Only Fridays | Can also board this train from Thane / Kalyan Junction)
  • TRAIN 3 – Shirdi Fast Pass (Train no: 51033 | Departs from CST: 10.55pm | Arrival at Sainagar: 10.55am | Days: All days of the week)

While a private car is most convenient, you can opt for different modes of transport as per convenience

Travel from Mumbai to Shirdi By Road – 175 kms and takes approximately 5 hours to reach Shirdi

Start your trip as early as 7am to reach Shirdi by 12pm as you can spend some more time in Shirdi.

Stay options in Shirdi (TIP – Try to pre-book your stay!)

If you wish to stay at the Sai Ashrams ensure to pre-book your accommodations as they are fully booked in peak seasons. Bookings are available on Sai Sansthan’s website (www.sai.org.in)

There are also many Budget and Luxury hotels to stay in Shirdi, whether you are travelling by Rail, Air or Road from Mumbai.

If you reach early morning 4am or 5am, Visit the Sai baba Samadhi Mandir – Get ready to witness the divine Kakad arti and bhajans for a spiritual experience at the main temple

If you reach Shirdi by 12pm, then freshen up to visit Sai Baba Samadhi Temple followed by Dwarkamai, Khandoba mandir, Laxmi and Hanuman temple

  • Seek blessings of Sai baba and visit the other temples in and around Shirdi.
  • You can also avail VIP Darshan book your Aarti, Prasad online to avoid any last minute issues during your visit

By 3pm you can go to ‘Prasadalaya’ also known as ‘The Mega Kitchen’ of Shirdi near the temple. The food served here is very basic but delicious and hygienic

Return to your hotel and in the evening head to the local Shirdi market area to explore and soak in the vibe of the place

DAY 2

Enjoy the next morning by relaxing at your hotel in Shirdi

Your family trip cannot be complete unless you visit some of the best attractions of Shirdi

At 11am, Visit the best water park in Shirdi “Wet n Joy” which is next to India’s only Devotional Theme park ‘Sai Teerth’

Have a splashing experience in the biggest wave pool and multiple waterslides followed by a beautiful 3 hour virtual experience of visiting the temples of India and getting closer to Sai Baba via unique experiences of Sai Teerth

At 7pm, End your day with an amazing early dinner at famous restaurants in Shirdi like ‘Madhuban’ and ‘Ahimsa – Pure veg’

Board your pre-booked Train from Kopergaon or car journey back to Mumbai. If you have more time, you can explore Nashik on the next day to end your beautiful vacation

DAY 3(Nashik)

Check-out early morning by 7am and finish your breakfast

Take a local jeep as private or seat-sharing basis to reach Shani Shingnapur Temple which is 65 kms from Shirdi and seek blessings of the lord Shani

Check-in at a preferred pre-booked hotel in Nashik

There are a variety of stay options in and around Nashik ranging from Budget, Economical and Luxury hotels. It’s always better to pre-book your stay for the night at Nashik as it helps you focus on other aspects of the trip.

  • It will take approximately 4-6 hours to explore landmarks and attractions in and around Nasik
  • Visit Trimbakeshwar Temple
    There are many Local busses and private cars available from Central bus stand. It takes approximately 1 hour to reach Trimbakeshwar temple which is 28km from Nashik
  • You can take bath at Kushavarth and seek blessings from the lord at Trimbakeshwar Jyotirlinga (Shiva temple)
  • If you love exploring further, visit temples like Kalaram Temple, Panchavati, Dattatreya, Matamba temple and River Godavari
  • Have your meals at famous restaurants in Nashik – like Shamsunder Misal or at Sadhana Restaurant (Chulivarachi Missal)
  • If time permits, Saptashrungi Devi temple is beautiful, quaint and of historical significance located 60 kms from Nashik
  • If you have enough time and want to explore further, visit attractions like Sula Vineyards and Pandavleni caves
  • Return to Nashik hotel by 6pm to start your journey back to Mumbai