11 days in Maharashtra Itinerary

11 days in Maharashtra Itinerary

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11 days in Maharashtra Itinerary

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

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.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Wed): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Gurudwara Bhai Saheb Bhai Daya Singh Ji Bhai Dharam Singh Ji and then admire the striking features of Bibi Ka Maqbara.

For reviews, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Aurangabad vacation planner.

Chennai to Aurangabad is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. In May in Aurangabad, expect temperatures between 47°C during the day and 30°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Thu) so you can go by car to Ajanta.

Things to do in Aurangabad

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trip

Daulatabad Fort
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Ellora Caves ©
Ellora Caves
Grishneshwar Jyotirlinga Temple ©
Grishneshwar Jyotirlinga Temple
Siddharth Garden ©
Siddharth Garden

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.
On the 17th (Fri), Head underground at Ajanta Caves.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Ajanta online trip itinerary builder .

You can drive from Aurangabad to Ajanta in 1.5 hours. In May, daily temperatures in Ajanta can reach 47°C, while at night they dip to 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 17th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Shirdi.

Things to do in Ajanta

Parks Nature
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Ajanta Caves ©
Ajanta Caves

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 (Sat), see the interesting displays at Dixit Wada Museum, take in the spiritual surroundings of Dwarkamai Masjid, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Shri Saibaba Sansthan Temple, then steep yourself in history at Baba's Chavadi, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sri Sai Baba Samadhi Mandir, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Khandoba Mandir.

To see reviews, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Shirdi trip maker site .

Traveling by car from Ajanta to Shirdi takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train; or take a bus. May in Shirdi sees daily highs of 47°C and lows of 30°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sat) so you can drive to Mumbai.

Things to do in Shirdi

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

4
nights
Mumbai

Mumbai ©
Only one word accurately describes India's commercial capital Mumbai: big.
Mumbai is known for historic sites, scenic drive, shopping, nature, and theme parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: cruise along Marine Drive, take a stroll through Nariman Point, don't miss a visit to Dhobi Ghat, and appreciate the history behind Gateway of India.

For traveler tips, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, read our Mumbai trip planner .

Traveling by car from Shirdi to Mumbai takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Shirdi in May, you will find days in Mumbai are slightly colder (39°C), and nights are about the same (31°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Wed) to allow time to drive to Lonavala.

Things to do in Mumbai

Historic Sites Museums Outdoors
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Gateway of India ©
Gateway of India
Marine Drive ©
Marine Drive
Juhu Beach ©
Juhu Beach

2
nights
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 23rd (Thu): find something for the whole family at Imagica Theme Park. On the 24th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: see the interesting displays at Sunil's Celebrity Wax Museum and then find something for the whole family at Della Adventure.

To find ratings, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Lonavala trip itinerary builder site .

You can drive from Mumbai to Lonavala in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 39°C in May, and nighttime lows around 31°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Fri) early enough to drive to Mahabaleshwar.

Things to do in Lonavala

Theme Parks Museums

Side Trip

Imagica Theme Park
Highlights from your plan
Imagica Theme Park ©
Imagica Theme Park
Della Adventure Park ©
Della Adventure Park
Sunil's Celebrity Wax Museum ©
Sunil's Celebrity Wax Museum

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night
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.
On the 25th (Sat), take in nature's colorful creations at Mapro Garden, then contemplate the long history of Mahabaleshwar Hill Station, then steep yourself in history at Mahabaleshwar Temple, and finally explore the activities along Venna Lake.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Mahabaleshwar trip planner .

You can drive from Lonavala to Mahabaleshwar in 3 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Mahabaleshwar

Historic Sites Parks Nature
Highlights from your plan
Mahabaleshwar Hill Station ©
Mahabaleshwar Hill Station
Venna Lake ©
Venna Lake
Mahabaleshwar Temple ©
Mahabaleshwar Temple

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