When India started reporting cases of the novel coronavirus,
much of our travel plans were tossed out of the window indefinitely. By locking
us all inside, the pandemic has only made us more impatient to travel. The joy
of planning an itinerary, the research, the wait— these little pleasures have
made us readily trade the comfort of the couch for unknown adventures. If
anything, travel made us look forward to the many adventures even when we
weren’t traveling. While travel looks very different now and some cities are
still under lockdown, waiting for the pandemic to end is not the only way to
start traveling either. As many cities across the country continue to exit
lockdowns and restart businesses, travel is slowly crawling back into the
normal picture— only this time in the form of short getaways or staycations
close to one’s place.
As social animals, we humans cannot live in one place for long.
Our ancestors did it and so do we. We would be lying if we say the lockdown has
not taken its toll on our mental health. We have dreamt of a short escape from
the confines of home, routine and hours of staring at the screen. But the
closest we have come to traveling is a trip to the local departmental store.
But here’s little something for the tired, weary souls in Mumbai. How about a
staycation in a resort in Shirdi for the weekend and getting back on the road
by hiring a safe, sanitized Mumbai to Shirdi cab?
For those who don’t know, a staycation is a holiday involving
domestic destinations, weekend trips, or quick escapes close to one’s city. In
a world bruised badly by the coronavirus and where international travel
continues to be out of bounds, staycations, by all means, are the only option
for the vacation deprived lot. However, on the bright side, travelers who have
caught up with the staycation trend no longer view them as the last resort for
lack-of-options available but as one of the best options they can trust without
compromising on health and hygiene.
In the post-COVID era, safety and hygiene will be the most
pressing concern of all travelers before heading out. Hence, here is a list of
some of the safest resorts in Shirdi that are meticulously hand-picked to
kickstart your post-COVID, of course, keeping in mind your health and safety.
1. Sun-n-Sand Shirdi
Surrounded by trees and lush gardens, the hotel offers spa and swimming pool facilities to the guests.
Address: G. No. 109/P & 124, Shiv Road, Nighoj, Village, Shirdi, Maharashtra 423109
Phone: 02423 255 728
2. Hotel Temple Tree
This unassuming hotel is 2 km from Sai Heritage Village. Offering great Indian food, one can enjoy their day whilst reading under a tree or attending one of their cooking classes.
Address: Plot No. 01, Ring Road, Behind Sai Ashram, Shirdi, Maharashtra 423109
Phone: 090115 90115
3. Daiwik Hotels
This relaxed hotel offers great pampering services along with elaborate meals to indulge in.
Address: New Pimpalwadi Road, Behind B.S.N.L. Bldg., Tal – Rahata, Dist. Ahmednagar, Shirdi, Maharashtra 423109
Phone: 095525 55222
Things you will need for the road trip A travel pass is needed for the inter-city movement. Travel e-passes can be easily procured online within 48 hours. When traveling in a rented car with a driver, vehicle and driver details are needed when filling up information for the e-pass. For folks wishing to travel from Pune, a Savaari's safe and sanitized Pune to Shirdi cab can help commute safely between the two cities during COVID. Travel as we know helps relax and is undoubtedly a breath of fresh air regardless of the situation we are in. Give your mind a break to adjust to the new normal by heading out somewhere nearby. So let loose, roll down the windows and enjoy your first post COVID trip in a hassle-free manner.