Though Shirdi has its own railway station, very few trains go right up there. A majority of trains halt at Kopargaon. It is 10 km from Shirdi by road. Taxis, Rickshaws and Jeeps available to Shirdi from KPG station.
Autos charged around Rs 80 for two. Did I pay more?
No its OK, considering the distance.
Autos are available over night also?
Should be available, I have no idea. Might charge more for night. Actually we go to Shirdi by car here from Pune directly, so question of alighting at KPG does not arise.
There is an IRCTC Food Plaza La Festa Available on PF 1. Food is Decent enough and beats expectation for such a station.
its not a small station, its a A category station having earnings more than ahmadnagar and daund. You can see almost all trains getting emptied here.
There can be different perspective to what you call as SMALL. I Don't intend to degrade. But what I mean is upgradation has started.
My perspective is the physical size. This is a station with 2 Platforms. Coming to facilities, notably superior facility is this one. The others are not so improved or of high quality. The other facilities are regular and fitting to its physical size.
if you want to visit Shirdi from DELHI then the best day is to start your journey is Tuesday and best trains are GOA & Karnataka Exp
Why not take 22456/55 Kalka - Sainagar Shirdi SF Express, direct to destination instead?
just match the travel duration and u will have ur answer
It has 2 Hrs difference, but if taken into account daily late arrival of those 2 train of around 1 Hr, then it's not much difference plus you get dropped at exact destination!
But still not bad 'Tip'
I use to visit Shirdi every year instead of arriving direct at Shirdi and I alight the train at kopargaon after that taxi takes only 30 mints to to drop me at temple. that's why I have suggested these trains.