12 days in India Itinerary

12 days in India Itinerary

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12 days in India Itinerary

Start: Chennai
Fly:  4​h 30​min
1
Mumbai
— 3 nights
Fly:  2​h 45​min
2
Aurangabad
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
3
Shirdi
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 15​min
4
Lonavala
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 45​min
5
Mahabaleshwar
— 2 nights
Drive:  7​h 45​min
6
Tarkarli
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  6​h 45​min
End: Chennai

3
nights
Mumbai

Mumbai ©
Only one word accurately describes India's commercial capital Mumbai: big.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Mani Bhavan Gandhi Museum and Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus. Head to Crawford Market and Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Vastu Sangrahalayafor plenty of shopping. And it doesn't end there: stop by Charagh Din Shirts, make a trip to Dhobi Ghat, buy something for everyone on your list at R City Mall, and take a memorable drive along Marine Drive.

To see other places to visit, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Mumbai (Bombay) custom trip planner.

Chennai (Madras) to Mumbai (Bombay) is an approximately 4-hour combination of train, flight, and taxi. You can also drive; or take a train. Expect little chillier evenings in Mumbai (Bombay) when traveling from Chennai (Madras) in December, with lows around 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Aurangabad.

Things to do in Mumbai

Shopping Outdoors Tours
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Mani Bhavan Gandhi Museum ©
Mani Bhavan Gandhi Museum
Marine Drive ©
Marine Drive
Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus ©
Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus

2
nights
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.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Fri): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Jain Temple, then delve into the distant past at Ellora Caves, and then Head underground at Ajanta Caves. Keep things going the next day: stop by Paithani Silk Weaving Center, then look for gifts at Himroo Fabrics, and then explore the ancient world of Daulatabad Fort.

To see maps, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Aurangabad holiday planner.

Do a combination of train, flight, and taxi from Mumbai (Bombay) to Aurangabad in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sat) early enough to travel to Shirdi.

Things to do in Aurangabad

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Ajanta Caves, Daulatabad Fort
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Ellora Caves ©
Ellora Caves
Ajanta Caves ©
Ajanta Caves
Daulatabad Fort ©
Daulatabad Fort

1
night
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 18th (Sun), contemplate the long history of Baba's Chavadi, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Sri Sai Baba Samadhi Mandir, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Shri Saibaba Sansthan Temple.

To see where to stay, photos, ratings, and tourist information, read our Shirdi online itinerary creator.

Explore your travel options from Aurangabad to Shirdi with the Route module. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 18th (Sun) to allow time for travel to Lonavala.

Things to do in Shirdi

Historic Sites
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Sai Baba Samadhi Mandir ©
Sai Baba Samadhi Mandir
Shri Saibaba Sansthan Temple ©
Shri Saibaba Sansthan Temple

1
night
Lonavala

Lonavala ©
The hill station of Lonavala has developed into a resort town popular with Mumbai and Pune residents.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Mon): take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Lion Point, then admire the striking features of Sudhagadh Fort, and then examine the collection at Celebrity Wax Museum.

For photos, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Lonavala travel itinerary creator.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Shirdi to Lonavala. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Mahabaleshwar.
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Lion's Point ©
Lion's Point

2
nights
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.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Tue): steep yourself in history at Mahabaleshwar Hill Station, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Atibaleshwar madir, steep yourself in history at Pratapgarh Fort, then contemplate the long history of Mahabaleshwar Temple, then get great views at Elephant's Head Point, and finally contemplate the waterfront views at Venna Lake. Keep things going the next day: take in nature's colorful creations at Mapro Garden.

To see ratings, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Mahabaleshwar trip itinerary builder.

You can drive from Lonavala to Mahabaleshwar in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 21st (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Tarkarli.

Things to do in Mahabaleshwar

Historic Sites Parks Nature
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Mahabaleshwar Hill Station ©
Mahabaleshwar Hill Station
Mahabaleshwar Temple ©
Mahabaleshwar Temple
Pratapgarh Fort ©
Pratapgarh Fort

1
night
Tarkarli

Tarkarli ©
Lying at the confluence of the Karli River and the Arabian Sea, Tarkarli is a serene hamlet famous for its long stretch of pristine coral beaches fringed by casuarina trees.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Thu): stroll through Tondavali Beach, kick back and relax at Tarkarli Beach, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Achra Beach.

To find where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, read our Tarkarli vacation trip planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Mahabaleshwar to Tarkarli. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Tarkarli

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Malvan
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Tarkarli Beach ©
Tarkarli Beach
Talashil Tondavali Beach ©
Talashil Tondavali Beach

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