12 days in India Itinerary

12 days in India Itinerary

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12 days in India Itinerary

Start: New Delhi
Fly:  3​h 30​min
1
Pune
— 2 nights
train:  1​h 15​min
2
Lonavala
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
3
Mumbai
— 2 nights
Fly + bus:  5​h 30​min
4
Goa
— 3 nights
Drive:  9​h 15​min
5
Shirdi
— 1 night
+2
bus + taxi + Fly:  6​h 30​min
End: New Delhi

2
nights
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.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Sat): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sri Balaji Mandir, explore the historical opulence of Sinhagad Fort, then take in the spiritual surroundings of ISKCON NVCC Temple, and finally make a trip to Laxmi Road. Keep things going the next day: examine the collection at Darshan Museum, then admire the striking features of Shaniwar Wada, then examine the collection at Raja Dinkar Kelkar Museum, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Dagadusheth Halwai Ganapati Temple.

To find photos, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Pune road trip planning app .

New Delhi to Pune is an approximately 3.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sun) to allow time to take a train to Lonavala.

Things to do in Pune

Historic Sites Museums
Highlights from your plan
Dagadusheth Halwai Ganapati Temple ©
Raja Dinkar Kelkar Museum ©
Raja Dinkar Kelkar Museum
Sinhagad Fort ©
Sinhagad Fort

2
nights
Lonavala

Lonavala ©
The hill station of Lonavala has developed into a resort town popular with Mumbai and Pune residents.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Mon): stop by A-1 Chikki and then get in on the family fun at Della Adventure Park.

Planning Lonavala trip won't be overwheling when you use's Insprock itinerary maker.

You can take a train from Pune to Lonavala in 1.5 hours. Another option is to drive. July in Lonavala sees daily highs of 35°C and lows of 29°C at night. You'll have a few hours on the 9th (Tue) to wrap things up before traveling to Mumbai.

Things to do in Lonavala

Theme Parks Shopping Museums
Highlights from your plan
Della Adventure Park ©
Della Adventure Park
A-1 Chikki ©
A-1 Chikki
Sunil's Celebrity Wax Museum ©
Sunil's Celebrity Wax Museum

2
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: pause for some photo ops at Gateway of India, don't miss a visit to Dhobi Ghat, take an in-depth tour of Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Vastu Sangrahalaya, and head outdoors with Marine Drive.

To find traveler tips and other tourist information, read Mumbai trip planner .

Drive from Lonavala to Mumbai in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In July, daily temperatures in Mumbai can reach 35°C, while at night they dip to 29°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Thu) so you can travel to Goa.

Things to do in Mumbai

Museums Historic Sites Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Gateway of India ©
Gateway of India
Marine Drive ©
Marine Drive
Bandra-Worli Sea Link ©
Bandra-Worli Sea Link

3
nights
Goa

Goa ©
On India's western coastline, the former Portuguese colony of Goa tells a visibly different story than the rest of India.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Fri): get your game on at Milsim Goa Paintball and then kick back and relax at Palolem Beach. Here are some ideas for day two: enjoy the sand and surf at Baga Beach, then admire the landmark architecture of Basilica of Bom Jesus, and then admire the striking features of Se Cathedral.

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

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Mumbai to Goa in 5.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. In July, daytime highs in Goa are 35°C, while nighttime lows are 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 14th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Shirdi.

Things to do in Goa

Parks Outdoors Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Palolem Beach ©
Palolem Beach
Baga Beach ©
Baga Beach
Basilica of Bom Jesus ©
Basilica of Bom Jesus

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 15th (Mon), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Khandoba Mandir, take in the spiritual surroundings of Shri Saibaba Sansthan Temple, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Dwarkamai Masjid, see the interesting displays at Dixit Wada Museum, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Sri Shirdi Saibaba Temple, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Maruti Mandir.

For photos, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, read Shirdi journey maker .

You can drive from Goa to Shirdi in 9.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Shirdi

Historic Sites Museums
Highlights from your plan
Shri Saibaba Sansthan Temple ©
Shri Saibaba Sansthan Temple
Khandoba Mandir ©
Khandoba Mandir
Dixit Wada Museum ©
Dixit Wada Museum

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