A devout place for the secular society, the Sai Darbar Temple is one of the sacred places of Dehradun. A place of faith for the people belonging to different sects, the Sai Darbar Temple celebrates the existence of humanity.
Decorated with white stone marble, this holy shrine is nestled in the scenic surroundings of Rajpur and one can feel peace and tranquillity here. The tasteful interiors, the exquisite paintings and the heavenly aura of this place tempt many devotees as well as tourists to visit the shrine.
Inside the Temple
Dedicated to Shirdi Sai Baba, the Sai Darbar Temple is thronged by many devotees who visit this temple each year. There is a life-like stone statue of Sai Baba erected in the core of the temple. The walls of the temple are decorated with marvellous eye-catching glass paintings. One can also see the figurines of Hindu gods and goddesses enshrined in the temple complex.
Why you should visit Sai Darbar Temple?
Away from the hustle and bustle of the city, Sai Darbar temple is located in its utmost glory. A place to harness your energy and attain spirituality, the Sai Darbar temple is visited by many devotees. You can be a part of the prayer sessions and aarti held every evening at the spacious hall of the temple which makes the ambiance heavenly. Since Sai Darbar is located in the pristine surroundings of Rajpur, you can go for a walk, explore the place and charge yourself with positive energy. Many famous tourist attractions such as MDDA Park, Shiva Temple, Pacific Mall, Malsi Deer Park, Robbers Cave, Mall road, Tapkeshwar Temple, Sahastradhara, Astley Hall and Paltan Market are in the proximity of the temple.
Best Time to Visit Sai Darbar Temple
Since Thursday is believed to be the day of Sai Baba so it is the best time to visit the temple. On every Thursday, the temple also hosts a ‘bhandara’ or a massive feast for the people.
There are lots of budget as well as luxury hotels near Sai Baba temple where you can have an overnight stay.
Several food joints, restaurants, and cafes are located near the temple, where you can try some mouth-watering local dishes as well as continental cuisines.
How to reach Sai Darbar Temple:
Sai Darbar Temple on Rajpur road is located at a distance of 8 km from Clock Tower and can be easily accessed by local transport. The travelers can take the Vikram no. 1 which will drop you at Sai Darbar temple. This sacred temple is situated about 52 km from Rishikesh, 60 km from Haridwar and around 252 km from Delhi. Dehradun railway station at 10 km away is the nearest railhead from the temple. Jolly Grant airport at 36 km away is the closest domestic airport.