296 km from Mumbai & 122 kms from Nashik ,Shirdi is accessible via the Ahmednagar - Manmad State Highway, it is a piligrimage centre due to the 19th century saint Shri Shirdi Sai Baba, considered an incarnation or avatar too ,who lived there. Due to job options available for mainly unskilled workers, there is large amount of migrant population in Shirdi. Yet the literacy rate here is 70%.
Make your trip easier in this busy route accentuated during festivals and Thursdays(since its Sai baba’s day) by using the No.1 online ticket booking service redBus which has tie ups with almost all operators and offers you a variety of convenient options, which no other service can offer you. Some major routes they offer are Baroda-Shirdi, Pune-Shirdi, Ahemdabad-Shirdi, Bangalore-Shirdi, Panjim-Shirdi, Panvel- Shirdi, Hubli-Shirdi, Hyderabad-Shirdi & Mumbai- Shirdi.
Many neighboring places of interest are located in the region which is offered transportation services by redBus. The queue starts from the early hours of dawn to seek the blessings of Sai Baba at his Samadhi Place as well as catch a glimpse of his life size statue. Thursday is special puja and people can also visit Dwarkamani Mosque, the Dhuni , Gurusthan, Shani Mandir, Sakori Ashram, Narsimha Mandir and Changdev Maharaj Samadhi. Some other nearby places from Shirdi as a weekend getaway, one can visit are Lonavala, Ratnagiri, Raigad, Nashik & Nagpur which are within 120 Kms of shirdi. Online bookings to reach the places are offered by redBus services.