12 days in India Itinerary

12 days in India Itinerary

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12 days in India Itinerary

New Delhi
Fly:  4​h 45​min
Goa
— 4 nights
taxi + Fly:  2​h
Mumbai (Bombay)
— 3 nights
Drive:  6​h
Shirdi
— 2 nights
Drive:  7​h
Mahabaleshwar
— 2 nights
taxi + Fly:  5​h 30​min
New Delhi

4
days
Goa

On India's western coastline, the former Portuguese colony of Goa tells a visibly different story than the rest of India.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Colva Beach as well as Dudhsagar Falls. There's still lots to do: kick back and relax at Palolem Beach, contemplate the long history of Palacio do Deao, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Shantadurga Temple, and admire the landmark architecture of Se Cathedral.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Goa trip itinerary planner.

New Delhi to Goa is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Fri) early enough to travel to Mumbai (Bombay).

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Dudhsagar Falls
Palolem Beach
Basilica of Bom Jesus

3
days
Mumbai (Bombay)

Only one word accurately describes India's commercial capital Mumbai: big.
Mumbai (Bombay) is known for sightseeing, museums, historic sites, scenic drive, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take a memorable drive along Marine Drive, make a trip to Dhobi Ghat, steep yourself in history at Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Shree Siddhivinayak.

To find reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Mumbai (Bombay) trip builder.

You can do a combination of taxi and flight from Goa to Mumbai (Bombay) in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. October in Mumbai (Bombay) sees daily highs of 39°C and lows of 28°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Mon) so you can travel to Shirdi.

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Chowpatty Beach
Marine Drive
Food Tours

1
day
Shirdi

The small town of Shirdi remains a popular pilgrimage destination, best known as the place where Sai Baba, a 19th-century spiritual guru, lived his later years.
Start off your visit on the 30th (Mon): steep yourself in history at Baba's Chavadi and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Sri Sai Baba Samadhi Mandir.

To see traveler tips, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Shirdi trip builder.

You can drive from Mumbai (Bombay) to Shirdi in 4.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Wed) early enough to travel to Mahabaleshwar.

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Sri Sai Baba Samadhi Mandir
Baba's Chavadi
Shri Saibaba Sansthan Temple

2
days
Mahabaleshwar

Located high up in the Western Ghats, the hill station of Mahabaleshwar sits above one of the only evergreen forests in the country.
On the 1st (Wed), don't miss a visit to Panch Ganga Temple. On the next day, contemplate the long history of Mahabaleshwar Hill Station, take some stellar pictures from Elphinstone Point, then contemplate the long history of Mahabaleshwar Temple, then explore the activities along Venna Lake, and finally take some stellar pictures from Wilson Point (Sunrise Point).

For traveler tips, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Mahabaleshwar travel planner.

Traveling by car from Shirdi to Mahabaleshwar takes 7 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Mahabaleshwar

Parks Nature Historic Sites

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Table Land
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Mapro Garden
Mahabaleshwar Hill Station
Mahabaleshwar Temple

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