38 days in Western India Itinerary

38 days in Western India Itinerary

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38 days in Western India Itinerary

Pune
Drive:  3​h
Shirdi
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 45​min
Mahabaleshwar
— 4 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
Ganpatipule
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 15​min
Malvan
— 4 nights
Drive:  3​h 45​min
Goa
— 9 nights
Fly + taxi:  6​h 15​min
Dwarka
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
Somnath
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
Diu
— 3 nights
Fly:  6​h
Kashid
— Few hours
Fly:  12​h 45​min
Jaisalmer
— 6 nights
taxi + Fly:  6​h 30​min
Pune

3
days
Shirdi

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.
Bring the kids along to Baba's Chavadi and Khandoba Mandir. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Dwarkamai Masjid and Sri Shirdi Saibaba Temple. Next up on the itinerary: see the interesting displays at Dixit Wada Museum, take in nature's colorful creations at Lendi Baug, cool off at Wet N Joy Water Park, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Sri Sai Baba Samadhi Mandir.

For photos, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, read Shirdi trip planner.

Pune to Shirdi is an approximately 3-hour car ride. You can also take a bus; or take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Fri) early enough to drive to Mahabaleshwar.

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#Historic Sites, #Theme Parks, #Museums
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Shri Saibaba Sansthan Temple ©
Shri Saibaba Sansthan Temple
Baba's Chavadi ©
Baba's Chavadi
Dwarkamai Masjid ©
Dwarkamai Masjid

4
days
Mahabaleshwar

Mahabaleshwar ©
Located high up in the Western Ghats, the hill station of Mahabaleshwar sits above one of the only evergreen forests in the country.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Panch Ganga Temple and Parsi Point. Kids will appreciate attractions like Sydney Point and Elphinstone Point. Get out of town with these interesting Mahabaleshwar side-trips: Panchgani (Devrai Art Village & Table Land). And it doesn't end there: explore the ancient world of Krishnabai Temple, take some stellar pictures from Arthur's Seat, contemplate the long history of Mahabaleshwar Temple, and relax in the rural setting at Laxmi Strawberry Farm.

To find photos, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Mahabaleshwar trip planner .

You can drive from Shirdi to Mahabaleshwar in 5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and taxi; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Tue) early enough to travel to Ganpatipule.

Things to do in Mahabaleshwar

#Parks, #Nature, #Historic Sites

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Panchgani
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Venna Lake ©
Venna Lake
Panch Ganga Temple ©
Panch Ganga Temple
Krishnabai Temple ©
Krishnabai Temple

2
days
Ganpatipule

Ganpatipule ©
Famous for its pristine beaches and namesake temple, Ganpatipule offers tourists a blissful getaway.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Wed): take in the spiritual surroundings of Ganpatipule Temple, enjoy the sand and surf at Ganapatipule Beach, and then stroll through Arey Ware Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: enjoy the sand and surf at Ganeshghule Beach, stroll through Guhagar Beach, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Swayambhu Ganpati Temple.

For more things to do, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Ganpatipule online attractions planner .

Traveling by car from Mahabaleshwar to Ganpatipule takes 5 hours. July in Ganpatipule sees daily highs of 31°C and lows of 27°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Thu) so you can travel to Malvan.

Things to do in Ganpatipule

#Beaches, #Outdoors, #Parks

Side Trip

Ratnagiri
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Ganapatipule Beach ©
Ganapatipule Beach
Arey Ware Beach ©
Arey Ware Beach
Guhagar Beach ©
Guhagar Beach

4
days
Malvan

Malvan ©
Known for being the location of Sindhudurg Fort, Malvan offers tourists a pleasant beach getaway that boasts historic sites and peaceful temples.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Tarkarli Beach and Wairy Ubhatwadi Beach. Kids will appreciate attractions like Achra Beach and Khavane Beach. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Malvan: Bhogwe Beach (in Kudal) and Mochemad Beach (in Vengurla). And it doesn't end there: enjoy the sand and surf at Talashil Tondavali Beach, tour the pleasant surroundings at Achara Beach, and don't miss a visit to Sateri Devi Jal Mandir.

To find traveler tips, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Malvan trip builder tool .

You can drive from Ganpatipule to Malvan in 4 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Mon) early enough to travel to Goa.

Things to do in Malvan

#Beaches, #Outdoors, #Parks

Side Trips

Vengurla, Tarkarli, Bhogwe Beach
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Mochemad Beach ©
Mochemad Beach
Tarkarli Beach ©
Tarkarli Beach
Talashil Tondavali Beach ©
Talashil Tondavali Beach

9
days
Goa

Goa
On India's western coastline, the former Portuguese colony of Goa tells a visibly different story than the rest of India.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Majorda Beach and Gonsua Beach. Bring the kids along to Hansa Beach and Vagator Beach. There's much more to do: take a stroll through Fontainhas, tour the pleasant surroundings at Morjim Beach, enjoy the sand and surf at Dona Paula Beach and Viewpoint, and have some family-friendly fun at Milsim Goa Paintball.

To find photos, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Goa trip planner .

You can drive from Malvan to Goa in 3.5 hours. In August in Goa, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 29°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Dwarka.

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Vagator Beach
Vagator Beach
Majorda Beach ©
Majorda Beach
Fontainhas ©
Fontainhas

3
days
Dwarka

Dwarka ©
Way out west, the small city of Dwarka has a long history of pilgrimage, as a place central to Hindu mythology and belief.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Nageshwar Shiva Temple and Bhadkeshwar Mahadev Temple. You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Gomti Ghat and Rukshamanee Mandir. When in Dwarka, make a side trip to see Beyt Dwarka Beach in Jamnagar, approximately 1h 15 min away. There's still lots to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Nageshwar Jyotirlinga Temple, don't miss a visit to Sudama Setu (Sudama Bridge), step off the mainland to explore Beyt Dwarika, and enjoy the sea views from Dwarka Lighthouse.

To find other places to visit, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Dwarka online trip planner .

Traveling by combination of flight and taxi from Goa to Dwarka takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Somnath.

Things to do in Dwarka

#Parks, #Historic Sites, #Beaches

Side Trip

Beyt Dwarka Beach
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Beyt Dwarika ©
Beyt Dwarika
Nageshwar Shiva Temple ©
Nageshwar Shiva Temple
Nageshwar Jyotirlinga Temple ©
Nageshwar Jyotirlinga Temple

2
days
Somnath

Somnath ©
Tourism in Somnath (officially known as Prabhas Patan) revolves around its famous Jyotirlinga of Shiva.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Sun): enjoy the sand and surf at Veraval Beach, take in the spiritual surroundings of Kamnath Mahadev Temple, don't miss a visit to Prabhas Patan Museum, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Somnath Temple, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Somnath Mahadev Temple. Keep things going the next day: take in the spiritual surroundings of Bhalka Tirth, don't miss a visit to Gita Mandir, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Laxmi Narayan Mandir, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Panch Pandav Gufa, and finally make a trip to Triveni Sangam.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, go to the Somnath travel route planner.

Traveling by car from Dwarka to Somnath takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Diu.

Things to do in Somnath

#Historic Sites, #Beaches, #Outdoors

Side Trip

Veraval Beach
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Somnath Mahadev Temple ©
Somnath Mahadev Temple
Somnath Temple ©
Somnath Temple
Bhalka Tirth ©
Bhalka Tirth

3
days
Diu

Diu ©
The main town on the island of the same name, Diu connects to the south coast of Gujurat by bridge.
Kids will enjoy Gangeshwar Temple and Ghogla Beach. Discover out-of-the-way places like Vanakbara Beach and I.N.S.Khukery. There's much more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Paul's Church, enjoy the sand and surf at Chakratirth Beach, tour the pleasant surroundings at Nagoa Beach, and make a trip to Hokka Trees.

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Traveling by car from Somnath to Diu takes 1.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Thu) so you can travel to Kashid.

Things to do in Diu

#Outdoors, #Beaches, #Parks

Side Trip

Vanakbara Beach
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Vanakbara Beach ©
Vanakbara Beach
Ghogla Beach ©
Ghogla Beach
Gangeshwar Temple ©
Gangeshwar Temple

few
hours
Kashid

Kashid
On the 24th (Fri), kick back and relax at Nandgaon Beach, then look for all kinds of wild species at Phansad Bird Sanctuary, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Kashid Beach.

To see more things to do, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Kashid trip planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Diu to Kashid. In August in Kashid, expect temperatures between 35°C during the day and 28°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Fri) early enough to travel to Jaisalmer.

Things to do in Kashid

#Parks, #Wildlife, #Beaches

Side Trip

Phansad Bird Sanctuary
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Kashid Beach
Kashid Beach
Nandgaon Beach ©
Nandgaon Beach

7
days
Jaisalmer

Jaisalmer ©
A World Heritage Site, the desert city of Jaisalmer has a number of historical attractions, buildings, and legends worthy of protection.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Hari Om Jewellers and The Thar Heritage Museum. When in Jaisalmer, make a side trip to see Sam Sand Dunes in Kanoi, approximately 44 minutes away. There's still lots to do: stop by Desert Art Gallery and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Shantinath Temple.

To find reviews, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Jaisalmer day trip planning site .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Kashid to Jaisalmer. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Jaisalmer

#Shopping, #Historic Sites, #Museums

Side Trip

Sam Sand Dunes
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Shayama Cashmere Store ©
Shayama Cashmere Store
Jaisalmer War Museum ©
Jaisalmer War Museum
Hari Om Jewellers ©
Hari Om Jewellers

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