11 days in Maharashtra Itinerary

11 days in Maharashtra Itinerary

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11 days in Maharashtra Itinerary

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

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.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Fri): admire the striking features of Shaniwar Wada, hunt for treasures at Phule Market, and then make a trip to Laxmi Road. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the spiritual surroundings of Shreemant Dagdusheth Halwai Sarvajanik Ganpati, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sarasbaug Ganesh Temple, then see the interesting displays at Raja Dinkar Kelkar Museum, then step into the grandiose world of Aga Khan Palace, and finally examine the collection at Darshan Museum.

To find photos, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Pune sightseeing planning website .

Ahmedabad to Pune is an approximately 1.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sat) early enough to drive to Shirdi.

Things to do in Pune

Historic Sites Museums Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Dagadusheth Halwai Ganapati Temple ©
Dagadusheth Halwai Ganapati Temple
Raja Dinkar Kelkar Museum ©
Raja Dinkar Kelkar Museum
Phule Market ©
Phule Market

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.
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Sun): steep yourself in history at Baba's Chavadi, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Shri Saibaba Sansthan Temple, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Sri Sai Baba Samadhi Mandir, and finally cool off at Wet N Joy Water Park.

For maps, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Shirdi trip itinerary website .

Traveling by car from Pune to Shirdi takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. September in Shirdi sees daily highs of 35°C and lows of 25°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sun) so you can drive to Aurangabad.

Things to do in Shirdi

Theme Parks Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
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

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.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Mon): stop by Himroo Fabrics, admire the striking features of Bibi Ka Maqbara, then delve into the distant past at Daulatabad Fort, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Grishneshwar Jyotirlinga Temple, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Ellora Caves.

To see photos, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Aurangabad route maker site .

Getting from Shirdi to Aurangabad by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train. September in Aurangabad sees daily highs of 35°C and lows of 25°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Mon) to allow time to drive to Ajanta.

Things to do in Aurangabad

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trip

Daulatabad Fort
Highlights from your plan
Ellora Caves ©
Ellora Caves
Daulatabad Fort ©
Daulatabad Fort
Bibi Ka Maqbara ©
Bibi Ka Maqbara

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 2nd (Tue): explore the fascinating underground world of Ajanta Caves.

To find more things to do, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Ajanta road trip tool .

Getting from Aurangabad to Ajanta by car takes about 1.5 hours. In October, daytime highs in Ajanta are 38°C, while nighttime lows are 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 2nd (Tue) to allow time for travel to Mumbai.

Things to do in Ajanta

Parks Nature
Highlights from your plan
Ajanta Caves ©
Ajanta Caves

4
nights
Mumbai

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, admire the landmark architecture of Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus, take in the views from Bandra-Worli Sea Link, and don't miss a visit to Gateway of India.

For ratings, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Mumbai trip itinerary planning tool .

Traveling by combination of taxi and flight from Ajanta to Mumbai takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and train. Traveling from Ajanta in October, Mumbai is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Mahabaleshwar.

Things to do in Mumbai

Outdoors Museums Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Gateway of India ©
Gateway of India
Food Tours
Marine Drive ©
Marine Drive

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): admire the sheer force of Lingmala Waterfall, experience rural life at Laxmi Strawberry Farm, don't miss a visit to Panch Ganga Temple, then steep yourself in history at Mahabaleshwar Temple, and finally contemplate the waterfront views at Venna Lake. On the 8th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire the natural beauty at Mapro Garden, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Table Land, then make a trip to Cheese Factory, and finally contemplate the long history of Mahabaleshwar Hill Station.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Mahabaleshwar day trip planner.

Drive from Mumbai to Mahabaleshwar in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and taxi; or do a combination of train and taxi. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Mahabaleshwar

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trip

Panchgani
Highlights from your plan
Venna Lake ©
Venna Lake
Mahabaleshwar Hill Station ©
Mahabaleshwar Hill Station
Mahabaleshwar Temple ©
Mahabaleshwar Temple

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