Shirdi is a holy location and the birthplace of Saint Sai Baba, located near Nasik. The region has several temples like the revered Shani Shingnapur in addition to the well-known Sai Baba shrine. Located in the Ahmednagar district, Shirdi is a popular pilgrimage destination in India for Sai Baba followers. It is a charming town, full of holy sites and spiritual activities that will soothe your heart and spirit.
The revered town of Shirdi also has other holy sites such as Samadhi Mandir, Chawadi, and Dwarkamai mosque. Shani Shingnapur is a temple devoted to the mystical and mighty Lord Shani in the Ahmednagar district. The Hindu God who represents the Saturn planet wields great power over his worshipers. The locals’ devotion to Lord Shani is so great that none of the houses in the village have doors or locks because they think Lord Shani protects them from robbers. You can visit Shirdi and Shani Shignapur on a one day tour by private cab from Mumbai.
On holy days such as Saturdays, Amavasya (new moon day), and Shri Shaneshchar Yatra, the fervor in Shani Shingnapur reaches unprecedented heights. Hindus worship Lord Shani because Saturn’s effect on anyone’s life is considered bad luck and is supposed to bring calamity. A visit to Shani Shingnapur instills in the devotees a belief that Lord Shani would remove all negative energy and provide only bliss. A one day Mumbai to Shirdi and Shani Shignapur trip allows you to soak in the blessings of the almighty.
Highlights of Mumbai to Shirdi and Shani Shignapur Tour by Cab
- Full-day Shirdi and Shani Shignapur tour from Mumbai
- Duration: 12 to 14 hours
- Tour by Private Cab (not shared with others)
- Pickup & Drop: Mumbai Hotel / Home
- Places Covered: Shirdi Sai Baba Temple, Dwarkamai, Chavadi, and Shani Shignapur Temple.
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- Pick and drop from Hotel / Home in Mumbai
- Cab to Shirdi and Shani Shignapur sightseeing from Mumbai as per the above Itinerary
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What’s not included
- Entry Ticket Fee at tourist places at Shirdi and Shani Shignapur
- Vehicle Parking Charges
- Toll-gate Charges if any
- Breakfast, Lunch or any meal
- Lodging / Accommodation at Shirdi and Shani Shignapur
- Vehicle beyond the mentioned time duration
- Vehicle beyond the designated tour route
What to Expect on your Shirdi and Shani Shignapur Tour from Mumbai
We will begin your one day Mumbai to Shirdi & Shani Shingnapur tour by a private cab early in the morning to ensure you can visit all prominent temples at both destinations. We will start our journey from your accommodation in Mumbai and head towards Shirdi. Shirdi is around 250 kilometers from Mumbai and the distance can be covered in around 5.5 hours. The verdant vistas along the route keep you engaged.
Shirdi Sai Baba Temple will be our first stop in the holy town. You can offer prayers and seek the blessings of Sai Baba at this revered temple. After Sai Darshan, you can get Prasad before heading to our next destination. We will head to Dwarkamai and witness the ruins of the mosque where Sai Baba lived for years.
Our next stop will be Chavadi, a sacred spot for Sai Baba’s devotees. These places along with the entire town of Shirdi give you an insight into Sai Baba’s life as a Fakir and a saint. Collecting positivity from the divine town we will head to Shani Shingnapur.
It will take around 2 hours to reach Shani Shingnapur. You can visit the Shri Shaneshwar Devasthan in Shani Shingnapur. Seek blessings of the self-evolved God, ‘Swayambhu’ at the temple, and imbibe the spirituality of the town.
Your one day Mumbai to Shirdi and Shani Shingnapur tour by private car will come to an end as we drop you back at your accommodation in Mumbai. You are bound to feel refreshed and blessed at the end of a day spent sightseeing in Shirdi & Shani Shingnapur.
Itinerary of One Day Mumbai to Shirdi and Shani Shignapur Trip
Pickup from your Hotel in Mumbai at 7:00 AM
|S.No||Sightseeing Place||Recommended Duration|
|1||Shirdi Sai Baba Temple||120 minutes|
|4||Shani Shignapur Temple||60 minutes|
Drop back at your Hotel in Mumbai by 8:30 PM
PLEASE NOTE: Guests can visit all the tourism places near Shirdi and Shani Shignapur listed above or remove any of the places that they don’t want to visit. In order to include any other sightseeing place, guests can check with their cab provider while booking this Mumbai to Shirdi and Shani Shignapur sightseeing tour by private car.
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Places to visit in and around Shirdi and Shani Shignapur in one day by private car from Mumbai
The pilgrimage towns of Shirdi and Shani Shighnapur are perfect for a one day tour from Mumbai. The tour is suitable for those seeking spiritual bliss. The temples we will visit on your one day Mumbai to Shirdi and Shani Shighnapur sightseeing tour are:
1. Shirdi Sai Baba Temple
Shirdi Sai Baba Temple is a highly revered temple dedicated to Sai Baba. The popularity of the temple is indicated by the large number of devotees visiting it. An average of 25,000 people visit the Shirdi Sai Baba Temple, with the number growing to 100,000 during religious festivals. A treasured location and the perfect place to visit on this same-day tour from Mumbai by private taxi.
The Shirdi Sai Baba temple is managed by the Shri Sai Baba Sansthan Trust. You can witness the godly statue of Sai Baba and the Samadhi within the temple is made of Italian marble. Draped in royal cloth, and crowned with a gold crown, the statue is adorned with fresh flower garlands. The temple is made of old stone bricks while both the inside and outside (cone) of the temple are gold-plated. Four Aartis are performed within the temple every day (depending on the time of day). You can attend the Sai Aarti and pay your respect to the saint. The prayer is done according to rituals and customs dating back to Baba’s lifetime.
Sai Baba’s palanquin procession travels from the Samadhi Mandir to Dwarkamai, then to Chavdi, and back to the Samadhi Mandir every Thursday. Devotees of all religions are invited to enjoy Darshan in the Samadhi Mandir and you can even attend the procession if you happen to travel on a Thursday. Free meals are also offered in the Prasadalaya, regardless of caste, creed, or religion. Housed within the mandir property, it is a huge hall with seating for 150 people.
- Must See / Things to Do: Seek blessings of Sai Baba and taste the holy Prasad.
- Timings: Open on all days of the week from 4:45 AM to 10:00 PM
- Entry Fee: Free darshan through online booking
When Sai Baba came to Shirdi, Dwarkamai was an old mosque in disarray. Baba turned it into his abode and named it Dwarkamai, proving that there is only one God. Dwarkamai houses a picture of Sai Baba and a big Shila (stone tablet), on which Baba would regularly sit. It is a place not to be missed on this one-day tour by private cab.
Another notable feature of this mosque is the constant Dhuni (fire). It is believed to have been started by Baba and the ash from this Dhuni’s charred wood is considered heavenly and sacred. Devotees believe it has the power to heal any sickness or ailments. In another portion of Dwarkamai, you can witness a square stone bench where Baba bathed.
A grinding stone and a wooden basin called Kolamba, which Baba used to hold alms received from the community, are also present. Baba referred to Dwarkamai as his mother because he felt content and joyful while reclining here. You can get a peek into his life at this place and will be overtaken by Sai Baba’s pure spirit and his blessings. The extraordinary and overwhelming positive environment is so peaceful and calm that you may feel cleansed of all fears, doubts, and negativity.
- Must See / Things to Do: Get insight into the simple and positive lifestyle of Sai Baba’s life.
- Timings: Open on all days of the week from 5:30 AM to 9:45 PM
- Entry Fee: Free
Chavadi, a village meeting place, would be your next stop on your one day Mumbai to Shirdi & Shani Shignapur tour by private cab. It is a prominent place and also an important stop on this one-day tour from Mumbai.
The Dwarkamai mosque in Shirdi, where Baba used to live, proved unsuitable for sheltering him during the monsoons. As a result, out of sheer love and care for Baba, his devotees forced him to leave the mosque and migrate to the Chavadi. Baba began spending alternate nights at the Chavadi soon after, and the place was sanctified by his presence and regular aarti offerings in his honor.
Sai Baba had many memorable moments in his final decade at Chavadi. The Shri Sai Baba Sansthan Trust bought the Chavadi after Baba’s Mahasamadhi and used it for book storage and pilgrim lodging until the late 1930s. The village offices have subsequently been moved, and the Chavadi is still available to the public as a shrine dedicated to Sai Baba.
It now has a painting of Sai Baba by Amabaram, a Navsari-based Gujarati artist. He made the painting after Sai Baba appeared in his dream once. The painting was brought to Chavadi by Shirdi residents.
- Must See / Things to Do: Witness the treasured relics of Sai Baba.
- Timings: Open on all days of the week from 5:00 AM to 12:00 PM and 4:00 PM to 9:00 PM
- Entry Fee: Free
4. Shani Shignapur Temple
The Shri Shaneshwar Devasthan Shani Shingnapur is an open-air temple dedicated to Lord Shani. This pilgrim attraction is a must-see on this one day tour from Mumbai by taxi. The temple is remarkable as it lacks walls and a roof. Shani dev is worshiped as a five-foot-high self-emerging black stone. The deity is accompanied by a Trishula (trident) down one side and a Nandi (bull) figure on the other. In the front are miniature representations of Shiva and Hanuman.
The temple is thought to be a ‘Jagrut Devasthan’ or a living temple. Though no one knows for certain, it is thought that the Swayambhu Shaneshwara statue was discovered by shepherds from the then-local village. It is a dark stone thought to have existed from the beginning of the Kali Yuga. Villagers firmly believe in the power of the deity and state that Shani punishes anybody who attempts to steal.
The temple receives 30,000 to 45,000 visitors each day, which increases to roughly three lakh (three hundred thousand) on the auspicious day of Amavasya (the no moon day). Women are not permitted to worship Lord Shani in the Shani Shingnapur temple. As per the ancient customs of the temple, women are not permitted to ascend the steps or participate in rituals like pouring oil over the deity or praying to Lord Shani.
- Must See / Things to Do: Seek blessings of Lord Shani.
- Timings: Open on all days of the week and 24 hours, Maha Aarti timings are 4:30 AM and 6:30 PM
- Entry Fee: Free
Things to Do on your Mumbai to Shirdi and Shani Shignapur Tour by Car
The land of Sai Baba, Shirdi is a pilgrimage site for devotees while Shani Shignapur is a village dedicated to Lord Shani. You can spend your one day Mumbai to Shirdi & Shani Shignapur tour visiting the temples in these holy towns. The market in these small towns is filled with spiritual items dedicated to the deities worshiped in their main temples. You can also taste the delicious food from local vendors in the village.
What to Shop during your One Day Mumbai to Shirdi and Shani Shignapur Sightseeing Tour by Cab?
Shirdi and Shani Shignapur have several shopping options. The small establishments in these villages make purchasing Maratha souvenirs convenient and cost-effective. You can also buy items for your travel needs as well as travel accessories on this day tour. Products dedicated to Sai Baba can be purchased at the open marketplaces in Shirdi and shops that surround the Sai temple.
Shirdi Ladoos are a classic food that you must try. Since they are prepared using gram flour, almonds, dried grapes, vanaspati, jaggery, and sugar, you can easily carry them for your friends and family.
What to Eat during your One Day Mumbai to Shirdi and Shani Shignapur Sightseeing Tour by Taxi?
Many restaurants are located near Shirdi Sai Baba Temple, making it easier for visitors to choose a place to eat on this day trip. Shirdi has drawn visitors from all across the country, and the restaurants provide Maharashtrian, Gujarati, North Indian, Chinese, and Continental cuisine. Some restaurants also serve breakfast and dinner buffets. Many eateries in Shani Shignapur serve tantalizing Indian food.
Shirdi is well-known for its guava and pomegranate. Enjoy spiced-up sliced fruits or tall glasses of guava and pomegranate juice, and take some raw fruits home as a thank you for traveling. They’re not only cheap, but they’re also tasty. At Shani Shingnapur you can buy prayer items and other offerings around the temple.
Terms & Conditions
Travelers are requested to follow the given itinerary for 1 Day Mumbai to Shirdi and Shani Shignapur Sightseeing tour package. Ideally this 1 day Mumbai to Shirdi and Shani Shignapur tour package cannot be customized, however if guests prefer to visit different set of places during Shirdi and Shani Shignapur tour from Mumbai, they can check the possibility of the same with the listed car rental companies and request for a custom quote.
The time spent on each of Shirdi and Shani Shignapur tourist attraction is to be followed as per the Itinerary schedule. In case of any delays or additional time spent at a particular place, driver or car rental company will not be responsible to cover all the places mentioned in the itinerary.
Please also note that if a particular Shirdi and Shani Shignapur sightseeing place is closed on the scheduled day of the tour, it will not be covered from the list of sightseeing places. Please check the possibility of visiting an alternate place with cab vendor before you book the tour.
Ideally, no. However you can check with listed Mumbai cab vendors before booking the tour on any possibility to customize the tour. Additional charges might apply.
Shirdi and Shani Shingnapur are divine towns offering travelers a positive ambiance. The blessed atmosphere leaves you feeling refreshed and positive after visiting the sacred temples. Traveling in a cab from Mumbai to Shirdi and Shani Shignapur allows you to enjoy yourself a lot more since you will be able to travel comfortably and without any interruptions. Hiring a cab is preferable to driving on your own as you do not have to worry about parking and travel stress free.
We arrange clean cabs that are in good condition, suitable even for the elderly. You can pick the cab size based on your family’s needs. On your one day Mumbai to Shirdi and Shani Shignapur tour we will provide house pick-up and drop-off service right from your doorstep. The trip offers a pleasant experience for everyone in the family to unwind and commute together.