12 days in India Itinerary

12 days in India Itinerary

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12 days in India Itinerary

Start: Raipur
Drive:  1​h
1
Bhilai
— 1 day
Drive + Fly:  5​h
2
Mumbai
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
3
Shirdi
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
4
Pune
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
5
Mahabaleshwar
— 1 night
Drive:  6​h 15​min
6
Goa
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  10​h 30​min
End: Raipur

1
day
Bhilai

Bhilai ©
Bhilai is a city in the district of Durg, Chhattisgarh, in eastern central India.Civic CenterIt was started as a shopping center consisting of two rows of shops & stores arranged in L shape, initially it had TATA on one end and BATA on other hand. On the 2nd (Tue), make a trip to Chandi Mandir, learn more about the world around you at Kamalakant Patel, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Pasharwanath Tirth, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Shiv Mandir, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sita Maiya Temple, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Jagannath Mandir.

For photos, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Bhilai online holiday planner .

Raipur to Bhilai is an approximately 1-hour car ride. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Tue) so you can travel to Mumbai.

Things to do in Bhilai

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Durg
Highlights from your plan
Jagannath Mandir ©
Jagannath Mandir
Chandi Mandir ©
Chandi Mandir

3
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, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Shree Siddhivinayak, take in the views from Bandra-Worli Sea Link, and take a memorable drive along Marine Drive.

To see traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, use the Mumbai online trip builder .

Explore your travel options from Bhilai to Mumbai with the Route module. In July, daytime highs in Mumbai are 35°C, while nighttime lows are 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Fri) early enough to drive to Shirdi.

Things to do in Mumbai

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

2
nights
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 6th (Sat), get in on the family fun at Sai Teerth Theme Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 7th (Sun): take in the spiritual surroundings of Sri Shirdi Saibaba Temple, contemplate the long history of Baba's Chavadi, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Gyan Thirth, Shri Parshvanath Digambar Jain Mandir, take in the spiritual surroundings of Dwarkamai Masjid, then examine the collection at Dixit Wada Museum, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Shri Saibaba Sansthan Temple.

For more things to do, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Shirdi trip builder site .

You can drive from Mumbai to Shirdi in 3.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sun) so you can drive to Pune.

Things to do in Shirdi

Theme Parks 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

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.
On the 8th (Mon), explore the historical opulence of Sinhagad Fort, then browse the eclectic array of goods at Phule Market, then see the interesting displays at Raja Dinkar Kelkar Museum, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Dagadusheth Halwai Ganapati Temple. On the 9th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sri Balaji Mandir, take in the spiritual surroundings of ISKCON NVCC Temple, then admire the landmark architecture of Shinde Chatri, and finally examine the collection at Darshan Museum.

For ratings, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Pune trip builder tool .

Traveling by car from Shirdi to Pune takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Tue) early enough to drive to Mahabaleshwar.

Things to do in Pune

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

1
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.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Wed): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Catholic Church, contemplate the waterfront views at Venna Lake, then steep yourself in history at Mahabaleshwar Temple, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Krishnabai Temple, and finally steep yourself in history at Mahabaleshwar Hill Station.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Mahabaleshwar holiday maker .

Drive from Pune to Mahabaleshwar in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Goa.

Things to do in Mahabaleshwar

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

2
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 11th (Thu): admire the landmark architecture of Basilica of Bom Jesus, tour the pleasant surroundings at Baga Beach, and then admire the striking features of Se Cathedral. On the 12th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: have some family-friendly fun at Milsim Goa Paintball and then enjoy the sand and surf at Palolem Beach.

To find maps, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Goa trip itinerary tool .

Traveling by car from Mahabaleshwar to Goa takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, flight, and bus; or do a combination of taxi and train. In July, daily temperatures in Goa can reach 35°C, while at night they dip to 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 13th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Goa

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

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