8 days in India Itinerary

8 days in India Itinerary

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8 days in India Itinerary

Bengaluru
taxi + Fly:  2​h 15​min
Mumbai (Bombay)
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
Bhimashankar
— Few hours
Drive:  3​h 30​min
Nashik
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
Shirdi
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
Aurangabad
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h 30​min
Bengaluru

3
days
Mumbai (Bombay)

Mumbai (Bombay) ©
Only one word accurately describes India's commercial capital Mumbai: big.
Mumbai (Bombay) is known for museums, historic sites, scenic drive, shopping, and nature. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: make a trip to Gateway of India, wander the streets of Colaba, take in the views from Bandra-Worli Sea Link, and stop by Bungalow Eight.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, read Mumbai (Bombay) travel itinerary planner .

Bengaluru to Mumbai (Bombay) is an approximately 2.5-hour combination of taxi and flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. In January, daytime highs in Mumbai (Bombay) are 35°C, while nighttime lows are 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Bhimashankar.

Things to do in Mumbai (Bombay)

Museums Tours Outdoors
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Gateway of India ©
Gateway of India
Marine Drive ©
Marine Drive
Food Tours

few
hours
Bhimashankar

Bhimashankar ©
Bhimashankar Temple is a Jyotirlinga shrine located 50 km northwest of Khed, near Pune, in India. For photos, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Bhimashankar road trip planner.

Drive from Mumbai (Bombay) to Bhimashankar in 5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 23rd (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Nashik.

Things to do in Bhimashankar

Historic Sites
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Bhimashankar Temple ©
Bhimashankar Temple

1
day
Nashik

Nashik ©
Whether you want to tour important religious sites or explore the city's 22 wineries, you'll have no shortage of things to do in Nashik.
On the 24th (Wed), take in the awesome beauty at Brahmagiri and then do a tasting at Sula Vineyards.

To find photos, maps, and tourist information, read our Nashik day trip tool .

You can drive from Bhimashankar to Nashik in 5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Shirdi.

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Parks Nature Wineries
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Brahmagiri ©
Brahmagiri
Sula Vineyards ©
Sula Vineyards

1
day
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.
On the 25th (Thu), contemplate the long history of Adul Baba Cottage, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at V.P Iyer's Samadhi, take in the spiritual surroundings of Shri Saibaba Sansthan Temple, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Dwarkamai Masjid, then contemplate the long history of Baba's Chavadi, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Sri Sai Baba Samadhi Mandir.

To see traveler tips, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Shirdi sightseeing planner .

Drive from Nashik to Shirdi in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Aurangabad.

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

2
days
Aurangabad

Aurangabad ©
A place of history, culture, and spiritualism, Aurangabad appeals to a growing number of pilgrims and tourists looking to get more out of their vacation in India.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Fri): explore the activities along Panchakki (Water Mill), admire the striking features of Bibi Ka Maqbara, then explore the historical opulence of Chini Mahal, and finally Head underground at Ellora Caves. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the ancient world of Daulatabad Fort, browse the different shops at Prozone Mall Aurangabad, then stop by Paithani Silk Weaving Center, and finally look for gifts at Himroo Fabrics.

To see reviews, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Aurangabad holiday planner.

You can drive from Shirdi to Aurangabad in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Aurangabad

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Ellora Caves, Daulatabad Fort
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Ellora Caves ©
Ellora Caves
Daulatabad Fort ©
Daulatabad Fort
Bibi Ka Maqbara ©
Bibi Ka Maqbara

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