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Avoid headache of being overcharged-book budget hotels in Shirdi

Author: Raviraj Mane
by Raviraj Mane
Posted: May 24, 2016

Whenever a holiday is planned, one of the biggest headaches is to book a decent accommodation. In Ahmednagar district where Shirdi is situated, it is not hard to find a variety of places to stay. There are affordable budget hotels in Shirdi, which suit almost any budget-of a single tourist, a backpacker, a family or a honeymooning couple. Visitors currently coming to this top destination of Maharashtra are quite happy with hotels in Shirdi near Sai Baba temple.

Avoid being overcharged

It is not easy to reserve a place for a holiday living in another part of the country, especially when you decide on making a trip at the last minute. Shirdi is the perfect vacation getaway (other than a pilgrimage center) which is not hard on the pocket. It offers everything that a visitor might need far away from home. The numbers of budget hotels in Shirdi have swelled due to the increasing number of devotees who come to seek blessings of Sai Baba. When you book last minute, hotels tend to charge extra. This is the way they are able to earn. Those who book in advance get rebates and the hotel makes lesser profits. Hence, they charge extra money to people who come at the last minute. But you can always make up by discovering the rich culture around the temple area. Various hotels in Shirdi near Sai Baba temple offer furnished rooms. Some of the oldest lodges retain the ancient architecture of Sai’s times. There are others which give contemporary comforts. No wonder Shirdi is a popular place of pilgrimage in Maharashtra.

Take back a little Shirdi with you

Such a short visit and a heavy heart makes people wonder often what they can take back with them other than Sai’s blessings. There are several tiny shops that sell photos, idols, audio cds, and curios that are related to the Fakir. Yes, it may look at little materialistic and commercial but this is the least a person can take back as part of Sai’s blessings and Prasad. It helps the devotee to lean on the magic of the place. Shirdi, being a small town offers only traditional stuff. Locals make small items. They are sold to tourists who wish to take back a slice of the place at cheap rates. People also buy the most coveted Holy Book written by Hemadpant called Sai Satchritra. If you come for the firsttime, don’t forget to grab a copy. It will help you to live like Sai did and get drawn to the spiritual domain.

Spend money on sightseeing

When you stay in a budget hotel, you can spend the money saved on sightseeing. Other than the main temple there are other smaller places like the Khandoba temple and Sakori, seat of Upasani Maharaj who was a disciple of Sai Maharaj. As more people are coming to Shirdi, new places to stay have come up. Such places help to reconnect to our souls. Unlike regular tourist places where money is the game changer, here, Sai takes over our headaches.

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Author: Raviraj Mane

Raviraj Mane


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