12 days in India Itinerary

12 days in India Itinerary

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12 days in India Itinerary

Start: Lucknow
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Lucknow
— 1 day
Drive:  21​h 45​min
2
Mahabaleshwar
— 1 night
Drive:  9​h 45​min
3
Parli Vaijnath
— 1 day
Drive:  5​h 45​min
4
Aurangabad
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
5
Shirdi
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
6
Ozar
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h
7
Nashik
— 1 night
Drive:  45​min
8
Trimbak
— 2 nights
Drive:  23​h 15​min
End: Lucknow

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Lucknow

Lucknow ©
A traditionally cultural city with peculiar architecture and a blend of civilizations, Lucknow offers popular sightseeing of a number of historic monuments.
On the 19th (Wed), take a stroll through Hazratganj, admire the striking features of Bara Imambara, then contemplate the long history of Rumi Darwaza, then examine the collection at The Residency, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chandrika Devi Mandir.

To see maps, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Lucknow online route planner .

The Route module can give you travel options from your home to Lucknow. Expect a daytime high around 45°C in June, and nighttime lows around 30°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Wed) so you can travel to Mahabaleshwar.

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Hazratganj ©
Hazratganj
Rumi Darwaza ©
Rumi Darwaza
The Residency ©
The Residency

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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 21st (Fri), contemplate the long history of Pratapgarh Fort, contemplate the waterfront views at Venna Lake, then contemplate the long history of Mahabaleshwar Temple, and finally contemplate the long history of Mahabaleshwar Hill Station.

For photos, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, read Mahabaleshwar trip website .

Traveling by combination of flight and taxi from Lucknow to Mahabaleshwar takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, flight, and taxi; or drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Fri) to allow time to travel to Parli Vaijnath.

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Mahabaleshwar Hill Station ©
Mahabaleshwar Hill Station
Mahabaleshwar Temple ©
Mahabaleshwar Temple
Pratapgarh Fort ©
Pratapgarh Fort

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Parli Vaijnath

Parli Vaijnath ©
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Sat): take in the spiritual surroundings of Parli Vaijnath Jyotirling and then steep yourself in history at Parli Vaijnath Temple.

To find ratings and other tourist information, go to the Parli Vaijnath road trip planner .

Traveling by car from Mahabaleshwar to Parli Vaijnath takes 9.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sat) early enough to travel to Aurangabad.

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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.
On the 23rd (Sun), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Bhadra Maruti, then delve into the distant past at Ellora Caves, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Grishneshwar Jyotirlinga Temple, and finally deepen your knowledge of military history at Daulatabad Fort. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 24th (Mon): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Gurudwara Bhai Saheb Bhai Daya Singh Ji Bhai Dharam Singh Ji, then Head underground at Aurangabad Caves, then admire the landmark architecture of Bibi Ka Maqbara, and finally indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas.

To see other places to visit, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Aurangabad trip app .

Getting from Parli Vaijnath to Aurangabad by car takes about 4.5 hours. June in Aurangabad sees daily highs of 39°C and lows of 27°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Shirdi.

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

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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.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Tue): take in the spiritual surroundings of Sri Shirdi Saibaba Temple, contemplate the long history of Baba's Chavadi, take in the spiritual surroundings of Maruti Mandir, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Gyan Thirth, Shri Parshvanath Digambar Jain Mandir, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Dwarkamai Masjid, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Shri Saibaba Sansthan Temple.

To see more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Shirdi trip builder app .

Traveling by car from Aurangabad to Shirdi takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In June, daily temperatures in Shirdi can reach 39°C, while at night they dip to 27°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Ozar.

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Shri Saibaba Sansthan Temple ©
Shri Saibaba Sansthan Temple
Khandoba Mandir ©
Khandoba Mandir

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Ozar

Ozar
On the 26th (Wed), Head underground at Swami Brahmanand Cave.

To find reviews, photos, and other tourist information, read our Ozar trip builder site .

Traveling by car from Shirdi to Ozar takes 2 hours. In June in Ozar, expect temperatures between 39°C during the day and 27°C at night. On the 26th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Nashik.

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Nashik

Nashik ©
Whether you want to tour important religious sites or explore the city's 22 wineries, you'll have no shortage of things to do in Nashik.
On the 27th (Thu), contemplate the waterfront views at Ramkund, then do a tasting at Sula Vineyards, then admire the striking features of Kalaram Temple, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Saptashrungi Devi Temple Vani.

To see more things to do, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, go to the Nashik route tool .

You can drive from Ozar to Nashik in an hour. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Trimbak.

Things to do in Nashik

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Sula Vineyards ©
Sula Vineyards
Saptashrungi Devi ©
Saptashrungi Devi
Kalaram Temple ©
Kalaram Temple

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Trimbak

Trimbak ©
Trimbak is a city and a municipal council in Nashik District in the Indian state of Maharashtra. Kick off your visit on the 28th (Fri): take in the dramatic scenery at Lake Vaitarna Waterfalls and then make a trip to Bhaskargad.

To see photos, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Trimbak online sightseeing planner .

Traveling by car from Nashik to Trimbak takes an hour. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 29th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

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Igatpuri
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Shri Trimbakeshwar Shiv Jyotirlinga ©

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