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• Sunday, March 29th, 2009

Shirdi Trains – Its for you to check the Indian railways website if the information below is right.

I have only tried to help sai baba devotees and cant be responsible if you plan your trip withour confirming.

Sai Nagar Shirdi Railway station :

A new Railway station has been build in shirdi called Sai Nagar. Its just 3-4 kms from the Main saibaba temple in shirdi.
Please don’t mail me asking about train timings and trying to understand how to travel by train to shirdi if you are new to mumbai and  if you came from other countries or states. The best option is to book a travels bus and reach shirdi by bus comfortably.

I have provided the train numbers . All you have to do is register in irctc.com and check to confirm for seat availability and also timings. DO NOT TAKE ALL THE INFORMATION HERE to plan your trip. You have to take responsibility. I have just tried to help you with some basic information. Further i have not travelled to shirdi by train .

The other nearest railway stations are Kopargaon – KPG ( 10 miles from shirdi )
Manmad – 49 kms from shirdi

you can register in www.irctc.com and from Mumbai CST or Mumbai LTT ( Lokamanya tilak kurla ) search for trains to
Sai Nagar shirdi
For people who travel from other states in india and who come from other countries ,Please please go by Bus from mumbai to shirdi. Thats the best option as you might not be used to Mumbai Local trains for transit.
You can use the alphabats in www.irctc.com – Indian Railway reservation and also www.trainenquiry.com to check for seat availability.

CSTM – Mumbai CST
LTT – Lokmanya Tilak Terminus – Mumbai situated in Kurla
BCT – Mumbai Central
SNSI – Sai Nagar shirdi station

Train which goes to Shirdi Sai Nagar , Kopergoan ( 15 kms ) and Manmad ( 49 kms )
1. Mumbai shirdi special
Train number – 0177

departure at 10.20 P.M reaches shirdi at 5. A.M in Sainagar station

2. Tapovan Express :

Train number : 7617

Departs @ 06:10AM
Arrives @ 12:11PM
reaches Rotegaon/RGO
(37 km from Sainagar Shirdi)

3.Devgiri Express
train number – 7057
Departs @ 09:05PM from Mumbai CST.

5.Shirdi Fast Passenger
Train number – 1333
Departs @ 10:55PM
Mumbai cst
Reaches after a 10 hour journey next day morning at 10.30 to Sai Nagar shirdi station.

6. Pushpak Express
train number – 2534
Departs @ 08:20AM from Mumbai cst
Arrives @ 12:48PM to Manmad ( you can get down in kopergaon station )

Return journey by train from Shirdi Sai Nagar station to Mumbai

1. Shirdi Mumbai Special
Train number – 0118
Departs @ 07:30AM in shirdi
arrives mumbai Cst at 02:25PM

2.Tapovan Express
Train number – 7618

Departs @ 03:50PM from Ratangoan situation 37 kms away from shirdi

3.Mumbai CST Fast Passenger
train number – 1334

Departs @ 04:40PM Sainagar Shirdi/SNSI
Arrives @ 04:25AM next day early morning.

trains From Kopergoan railway station ( 15 kms from shirdi )

4..Manmad LTT Express
train number – 2118

Departs @ 08:35AM
Manmad Junction/MMR
(41 km from Kopargaon)
Arrives @ 01:00PM
to LTT ( kurla lokamanya tilak railway station, mumbai )

5.Panchvati Express
Train number – 2110
Departs @ 06:10AM
Manmad Junction/MMR
(41 km from Kopargaon)
Arrives @ 10:23AM ro Dadar Mumbai.

Thanks and hope it helps.

I always prefer Bus journey from Mumbai to shirdi and back from shirdi to Mumbai which takes only 7 to max 9 hours .I shall write another article about bus journey later

Sai bless you for a peaceful journey to shirdi , nice hotel to stay and Happy Sai Darshan


30 :03 : 2009

• Saturday, March 28th, 2009

Sairam friends,

By grace of sai i was able to do a approximate change in car route from chennai to shirdi  so that you can get a idea how most of the trains towards Mumbai travels.

Chennai to Shirdi Distance – 1200 Kms ( approx )

Chennai to Pune by train and from Pune to shirdi by bus

The best way is take any train which goes to Mumbai via Pune. Get down in Pune railway station, ask for Shivaji Nagar bus stand. From here there are various Bus to Shirdi. If you dont get shirdi bus, please go to Ahmadnagar and from there to shirdi. This is the safe way for women , children and old people.

Short Cut – if you feel secured , Try to get down in Daund station and travel to Ahmandnagar by bus  :

You can get down in a station called Daund which comes a couple of hours before Pune station, This is a small train junction. Once you get down in daund , walk out of the railway station, there will be few autos…ask them to take you to the junction where 3 roads meet. This is where Ahmadnagar and shirdi bus comes.

The auto takes just 10 minutes to reach this point where three roads meet. You have to wait in the corner and look for Nagar bus ( Ahmadnagar ) which takes you to Ahmadnagar bus stand. From Ahmadnagar there are frequest Bus to Manmad which stops in shirdi or direct Shirdi Bus.

If you get down in daund, Make sure you experience State trasport bus with no much comfort but its going to save you more than couple of hours.

Shirdi Map – It shows Bus route from chennai to Shirdi.

I have adjusted appox train route from Chennai to Shirdi

A – Chennai , B – Shirdi

Did you see a place in the map called Baramati before Pune . Double click to zoom in and look above. In light words the Railway station Daund can be seen.

This is where you can get down if the train goes in day time. Its recommonded you get down in pune only if the train travels daund in night time as its not safe. I mean better directly reach Pune and from there take Bus to Shirdi.

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