11 days in Maharashtra Itinerary

11 days in Maharashtra Itinerary

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11 days in Maharashtra Itinerary

Start: Pune
1
Pune
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
2
Mahabaleshwar
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
3
Mumbai
— 4 nights
Fly + taxi:  4​h
4
Ajanta
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
5
Aurangabad
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
6
Shirdi
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
End: Pune

1
night
Pune

Pune ©
Pune has long enjoyed a reputation as a center of culture and commerce, with many dynastic rulers making the town central to their regional plans in the centuries before the British Raj.
On the 5th (Fri), explore the historical opulence of Sinhagad Fort, then don't miss a visit to Narayani Dham Temple, then examine the collection at Raja Dinkar Kelkar Museum, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Shreemant Dagdusheth Halwai Sarvajanik Ganpati. Keep things going the next day: step into the grandiose world of Aga Khan Palace, take in the spiritual surroundings of ISKCON NVCC Temple, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kasba Peth Ganpati Temple, then hunt for treasures at Phule Market, and finally make a trip to Laxmi Road.

To see ratings, photos, and more tourist information, read our Pune road trip tool .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from your home destination to Pune. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Mahabaleshwar.

Things to do in Pune

Historic Sites Museums Shopping
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Dagadusheth Halwai Ganapati Temple ©
Raja Dinkar Kelkar Museum ©
Raja Dinkar Kelkar Museum
Phule Market ©
Phule Market

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 7th (Sun): take in the dramatic scenery at Lingmala Waterfall, take in the spiritual surroundings of Atibaleshwar madir, steep yourself in history at Mahabaleshwar Temple, then get great views at Arthur's Seat, and finally explore the activities along Venna Lake. On the 8th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in nature's colorful creations at Mapro Garden, take in the awesome beauty at Table Land, then get great views at Parsi Point, and finally steep yourself in history at Mahabaleshwar Hill Station.

To find reviews, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Mahabaleshwar day trip planning site .

Traveling by car from Pune to Mahabaleshwar takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Mumbai.

Things to do in Mahabaleshwar

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trip

Panchgani
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Venna Lake ©
Venna Lake
Mahabaleshwar Hill Station ©
Mahabaleshwar Hill Station
Arthur's Seat ©
Arthur's Seat

4
nights
Mumbai

Only one word accurately describes India's commercial capital Mumbai: big.
Mumbai is known for historic sites, scenic drive, shopping, theme parks, and beaches. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour, get engrossed in the history at Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Vastu Sangrahalaya, wander the streets of Nariman Point, and make a trip to Gateway of India.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Mumbai trip planner.

Getting from Mahabaleshwar to Mumbai by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi and flight; or do a combination of taxi and train. In October, plan for daily highs up to 39°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Ajanta.

Things to do in Mumbai

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Gateway of India ©
Gateway of India
Marine Drive ©
Marine Drive

1
night
Ajanta

Ajanta ©
World-famous for its spellbinding prayer halls and cave temples carved into a horseshoe-shaped rock face, Ajanta lies in a mountainous region of a remote river valley.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Sat): explore the fascinating underground world of Ajanta Caves.

To find traveler tips, maps, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Ajanta online road trip planner .

Traveling by combination of flight and taxi from Mumbai to Ajanta takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and taxi. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Mumbai in October since evenings lows in Ajanta dip to 23°C. On the 13th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Aurangabad.

Things to do in Ajanta

Parks Nature
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Ajanta Caves ©
Ajanta Caves

1
night
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.
On the 14th (Sun), stop by Himroo Fabrics, admire the striking features of Bibi Ka Maqbara, then explore the ancient world of Daulatabad Fort, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Grishneshwar Jyotirlinga Temple, and finally Head underground at Ellora Caves.

To see maps, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Aurangabad online attractions planner .

You can drive from Ajanta to Aurangabad in 1.5 hours. In October, daily temperatures in Aurangabad can reach 38°C, while at night they dip to 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sun) early enough to drive to Shirdi.

Things to do in Aurangabad

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trip

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

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Mon): contemplate the long history of Baba's Chavadi, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Shri Saibaba Sansthan Temple, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sri Sai Baba Samadhi Mandir, and finally make a splash at Wet N Joy Water Park.

To see other places to visit, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Shirdi trip itinerary tool .

Drive from Aurangabad to Shirdi in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Mon) so you can drive back home.

Things to do in Shirdi

Theme Parks Historic Sites
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Wet N Joy Water Park ©
Wet N Joy Water Park
Sai Baba Samadhi Mandir ©
Sai Baba Samadhi Mandir
Shri Saibaba Sansthan Temple ©
Shri Saibaba Sansthan Temple

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