12 days in India Itinerary

12 days in India Itinerary

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12 days in India Itinerary

Start: Bengaluru
Fly + taxi:  4​h 15​min
1
Goa
— 2 nights
+3
bus + taxi + Fly + taxi:  7​h 15​min
2
Ajanta
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
3
Aurangabad
— 2 nights
Fly:  2​h 45​min
4
Mumbai
— 2 nights
train:  3​h 15​min
5
Pune
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
End: Bengaluru

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.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Sun): delve into the distant past at Fort Aguada and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilica of Bom Jesus. Here are some ideas for day two: practice your aim at Milsim Goa Paintball and then enjoy the sand and surf at Palolem Beach.

To see reviews, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Goa tour itinerary maker .

Bengaluru to Goa is an approximately 4.5-hour combination of flight and taxi. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Goa when traveling from Bengaluru in September, with lows around 30°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Tue) so you can travel to Ajanta.

Things to do in Goa

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Palolem Beach ©
Palolem Beach
Baga Beach ©
Baga Beach
Basilica of Bom Jesus ©
Basilica of Bom Jesus

2
nights
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.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Wed): take in the spiritual surroundings of Omkareshwar Mandir and then explore the fascinating underground world of Ajanta Caves.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Ajanta sightseeing planner .

Traveling by combination of bus, flight, and taxi from Goa to Ajanta takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and flight. Traveling from Goa in September, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Ajanta, with lows of 25°C. On the 5th (Thu), you're off toAurangabad.

Things to do in Ajanta

Nature Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

Omkareshwar Mandir
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Ajanta Caves ©
Ajanta Caves
Omkareshwar Mandir ©
Omkareshwar Mandir

2
nights
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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Ellora Caves. Kick off your visit on the 6th (Fri): explore the historical opulence of Chini Mahal, take in the spiritual surroundings of Bhadra Maruti, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Grishneshwar Jyotirlinga Temple, then delve into the distant past at Ellora Caves, and finally steep yourself in history at Tomb of Mughal Emperor Aurangzeb. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: Head underground at Aurangabad Caves, then admire the striking features of Bibi Ka Maqbara, then explore the activities along Panchakki (Water Mill), and finally explore the ancient world of Daulatabad Fort.

To find photos, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Aurangabad online trip builder .

Drive from Ajanta to Aurangabad in 3 hours. September in Aurangabad sees daily highs of 35°C and lows of 25°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sat) so you can travel to Mumbai.

Things to do in Aurangabad

Historic Sites Nature Parks

Side Trip

Daulatabad Fort
Highlights from your plan
Ellora Caves ©
Ellora Caves
Daulatabad Fort ©
Daulatabad Fort
Grishneshwar Jyotirlinga Temple ©
Grishneshwar Jyotirlinga Temple

2
nights
Mumbai

Mumbai ©
Only one word accurately describes India's commercial capital Mumbai: big.
On the 8th (Sun), browse the eclectic array of goods at Crawford Market, see the interesting displays at Monetary Museum, pause for some photo ops at Gateway of India, then don't miss a visit to Fanaswadi Temple, and finally look for gifts at SS HOMME - Sarah and Sandeep. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the spiritual surroundings of Shree Siddhivinayak, snap pictures at Bandra-Worli Sea Link, then don't miss a visit to Dhobi Ghat, then admire the landmark architecture of Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus, and finally take a memorable drive along Marine Drive.

To see other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Mumbai itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Aurangabad to Mumbai takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In September, daytime highs in Mumbai are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Pune.

Things to do in Mumbai

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

3
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 10th (Tue), explore the historical opulence of Sinhagad Fort, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at ISKCON NVCC Temple, then see the interesting displays at Raja Dinkar Kelkar Museum, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Dagadusheth Halwai Ganapati Temple. On the 11th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the historical opulence of Aga Khan Palace, then see the interesting displays at Darshan Museum, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sri Balaji Mandir, and finally get great views at Lion's Point.

To see maps, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Pune travel route planner .

You can drive from Mumbai to Pune in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train. On the 12th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Pune

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Lion's Point
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Dagadusheth Halwai Ganapati Temple ©
Raja Dinkar Kelkar Museum ©
Raja Dinkar Kelkar Museum
Sinhagad Fort ©
Sinhagad Fort

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