9 days in India Itinerary

9 days in India Itinerary

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9 days in India Itinerary

New Delhi
Fly:  4​h 45​min
Goa
— 4 nights
Fly + taxi:  5​h
Ellora
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
Shirdi
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
Ajanta
— 1 night
taxi + Fly:  4​h 30​min
New Delhi

5
days
Goa

Goa ©
On India's western coastline, the former Portuguese colony of Goa tells a visibly different story than the rest of India.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Palolem Island Reserve and Majorda Beach. You'll get in some beach time at Palolem Beach and Cansaulim Beach. There's much more to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Netravali Wildlife Sanctuary, take in the spiritual surroundings of Shanta Durga Temple, brush up on your military savvy at Naval Aviation Museum, and get your game on at Milsim Goa Paintball.

To see more things to do, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, read Goa road trip planner .

New Delhi to Goa is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from New Delhi in July: highs in Goa hover around 35°C, while lows dip to 30°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Fri) early enough to travel to Ellora.

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Netravali Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Netravali Wildlife Sanctuary
Palolem Beach ©
Palolem Beach
Majorda Beach ©
Majorda Beach

1
day
Ellora

Ellora ©
Ellora is one of the largest rock-cut monastery-temple caves complexes in the world, and a UNESCO World Heritage Site in Maharashtra, India. Kick off your visit on the 7th (Sat): steep yourself in history at Ellora Caves, then explore the ancient world of Daulatabad Fort, and then get great views at Mhaismal Hill Station.

To find ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Ellora road trip planning website .

Getting from Goa to Ellora by combination of flight and taxi takes about 5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of train, bus, and taxi. Expect little chillier evenings in Ellora when traveling from Goa in July, with lows around 26°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Shirdi.

Things to do in Ellora

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Side Trips

Daulatabad Fort, Mhaismal Hill Station
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Daulatabad Fort ©
Daulatabad Fort
Ellora Caves ©
Ellora Caves
Mhaismal Hill Station ©
Mhaismal Hill Station

2
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.
On the 8th (Sun), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Dwarkamai Masjid, contemplate the long history of Baba's Chavadi, take in the spiritual surroundings of Sri Sai Baba Samadhi Mandir, examine the collection at Dixit Wada Museum, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Shri Saibaba Sansthan Temple, and finally steep yourself in history at House of Laxmibai Shinde. On the 9th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in nature's colorful creations at Lendi Baug, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Shri Upasani Kanyakumari Sthan, take in the spiritual surroundings of Khandoba Mandir, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Gyan Thirth, Shri Parshvanath Digambar Jain Mandir, then contemplate the long history of Adul Baba Cottage, and finally view the masterpieces at Shree Sai Hemant Art Gallery.

To see other places to visit, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Shirdi itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Ellora to Shirdi takes 1.5 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Mon) so you can go by car to Ajanta.

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Dixit Wada Museum ©
Dixit Wada Museum
Baba's Chavadi ©
Baba's Chavadi
Dwarkamai Masjid ©
Dwarkamai Masjid

1
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Ajanta

Ajanta ©
Start off your visit on the 10th (Tue): Head underground at Ajanta Caves.

For more things to do, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Ajanta road trip app .

You can drive from Shirdi to Ajanta in 3 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and taxi; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in July, and nighttime lows around 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 10th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

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Ajanta Caves ©
Ajanta Caves

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