12 days in Maharashtra Itinerary

12 days in Maharashtra Itinerary

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12 days in Maharashtra Itinerary

Start: New Delhi
Fly + taxi:  5​h
1
Ajanta
— Few hours
taxi + Fly:  4​h
2
Mumbai
— 4 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
3
Mahabaleshwar
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
4
Kolhapur
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
5
Pune
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
End: New Delhi

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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 9th (Fri), Head underground at Ajanta Caves.

For maps, reviews, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Ajanta online driving holiday planner .

New Delhi to Ajanta is an approximately 5-hour combination of flight and taxi. You can also do a combination of train and taxi; or drive. Traveling from New Delhi in August, expect Ajanta to be little chillier, temps between 34°C and 25°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Fri) early enough to travel to Mumbai.

Things to do in Ajanta

Parks Nature
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Ajanta Caves ©
Ajanta Caves

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: don't miss a visit to Gateway of India, take an in-depth tour of Mani Bhavan Gandhi Museum, wander the streets of Nariman Point, and take in the views from Bandra-Worli Sea Link.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, use the Mumbai trip itinerary planning website .

Do a combination of taxi and flight from Ajanta to Mumbai in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Ajanta in August, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Mumbai, with lows of 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Mahabaleshwar.

Things to do in Mumbai

Neighborhoods Tours Outdoors
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Gateway of India ©
Gateway of India
Food Tours
Marine Drive ©
Marine Drive

2
nights
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.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Wed): explore the activities along Venna Lake, get great views at Arthur's Seat, contemplate the long history of Mahabaleshwar Temple, then make a trip to Kate's Point, and finally steep yourself in history at Mahabaleshwar Hill Station. On the 15th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take some stellar pictures from Elephant's Head Point, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Catholic Church, then explore and take pictures at Laxmi Strawberry Farm, then admire the sheer force of Lingmala Waterfall, and finally explore the ancient world of Krishnabai Temple.

Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for Mahabaleshwar using our trip planner.

You can drive from Mumbai to Mahabaleshwar in 3.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and taxi; or do a combination of train and taxi. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Thu) early enough to drive to Kolhapur.

Things to do in Mahabaleshwar

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trip

Kate's Point
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Venna Lake ©
Venna Lake
Mahabaleshwar Hill Station ©
Mahabaleshwar Hill Station
Mahabaleshwar Temple ©
Mahabaleshwar Temple

2
nights
Kolhapur

Kolhapur ©
Though less frequented by international tourists, easily accessible Kolhapur makes a good starting point for regional adventures.
On the 16th (Fri), take in the spiritual surroundings of Jyotiba Temple, admire the striking features of Mahalaxmi Temple, then see human ingenuity at work at Radhanagari Dam, then admire the sheer force of Ramtirth Waterfall, and finally make a trip to Gagangad. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 17th (Sat): stroll through Nagaon Beach, then see the interesting displays at Siddhagiri Museum, and then take in nature's colorful creations at Botanical Gardens.

For traveler tips, maps, photos, and tourist information, read our Kolhapur trip itinerary maker app .

Drive from Mahabaleshwar to Kolhapur in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of taxi and train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sat) so you can drive to Pune.

Things to do in Kolhapur

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Nagaon Beach
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Radhanagari Dam ©
Radhanagari Dam
Mahalaxmi Temple ©
Mahalaxmi Temple
Siddhagiri Museum ©
Siddhagiri Museum

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.
Pune is known for historic sites, museums, shopping, nature, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Dagadusheth Halwai Ganapati Temple, make a trip to Nagraj Mandir, walk around Koregaon Park, and examine the collection at Darshan Museum.

For maps, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, read Pune journey planning tool .

You can drive from Kolhapur to Pune in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Pune

Historic Sites Parks Museums
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Dagadusheth Halwai Ganapati Temple ©
Raja Dinkar Kelkar Museum ©
Raja Dinkar Kelkar Museum
Shinde Chatri ©
Shinde Chatri

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