14 days in Maharashtra Itinerary

14 days in Maharashtra Itinerary

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14 days in Maharashtra Itinerary

Start: Kolhapur
1
Kolhapur
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
2
Mahabaleshwar
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
3
Mumbai
— 3 nights
Fly:  2​h 45​min
4
Aurangabad
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
5
Ajanta
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
6
Shirdi
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
7
Pune
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
End: Kolhapur

2
nights
Kolhapur

Kolhapur ©
Though less frequented by international tourists, easily accessible Kolhapur makes a good starting point for regional adventures.
When in Kolhapur, make a side trip to see Vitthal Mandir in Pandharpur, approximately 1h 15 min away. And it doesn't end there: admire the striking features of Mahalaxmi Temple, see the interesting displays at Kaneri Math, take in the spiritual surroundings of Ancient Shri Kopeshwar Temple, and contemplate the long history of Maharaja's Palace.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, read Kolhapur trip maker site .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from your home destination to Kolhapur. In September, daily temperatures in Kolhapur can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Tue) so you can go by car to Mahabaleshwar.

Things to do in Kolhapur

Parks Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Nagaon Beach, Vitthal Mandir
Highlights from your plan
Rankala Lake ©
Rankala Lake
Mahalaxmi Temple ©
Mahalaxmi Temple
Ancient Shri Kopeshwar Temple ©
Ancient Shri Kopeshwar Temple

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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.
On the 25th (Wed), explore the ancient world of Krishnabai Temple, steep yourself in history at Mahabaleshwar Temple, take in the spiritual surroundings of Atibaleshwar madir, then take some stellar pictures from Arthur's Seat, and finally contemplate the waterfront views at Venna Lake. On the 26th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire the sheer force of Lingmala Waterfall, contemplate the long history of Mahabaleshwar Hill Station, relax in the rural setting at Laxmi Strawberry Farm, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Catholic Church, and finally take some stellar pictures from Elephant's Head Point.

To find reviews, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Mahabaleshwar travel tool .

Drive from Kolhapur to Mahabaleshwar in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and taxi. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Thu) so you can go by car to Mumbai.

Things to do in Mahabaleshwar

Historic Sites Nature Parks
Highlights from your plan
Mahabaleshwar Hill Station ©
Mahabaleshwar Hill Station
Venna Lake ©
Venna Lake
Arthur's Seat ©
Arthur's Seat

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: appreciate the history behind Gateway of India, don't miss a visit to Marine Drive, take in the spiritual surroundings of Shree Siddhivinayak, and get engrossed in the history at Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Vastu Sangrahalaya.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Mumbai road trip planning tool .

You can drive from Mahabaleshwar to Mumbai in 3.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of taxi and flight; or do a combination of taxi and train. In September, daily temperatures in Mumbai can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sun) so you can travel to Aurangabad.

Things to do in Mumbai

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

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 30th (Mon): step into the grandiose world of Chini Mahal, tour the pleasant surroundings at Ellora Caves, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Grishneshwar Jyotirlinga Temple, then delve into the distant past at Daulatabad Fort, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Bibi Ka Maqbara.

For ratings, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, read our Aurangabad road trip website .

Traveling by flight from Mumbai to Aurangabad takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Mumbai in September since evenings lows in Aurangabad dip to 25°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Mon) so you can go by car to Ajanta.

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
Bibi Ka Maqbara ©
Bibi Ka Maqbara

1
night
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 1st (Tue): Head underground at Ajanta Caves.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Ajanta tour itinerary planning site .

Drive from Aurangabad to Ajanta in 3 hours. Expect a daytime high around 35°C in September, and nighttime lows around 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 1st (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Shirdi.

Things to do in Ajanta

Nature Parks
Highlights from your plan
Ajanta Caves ©
Ajanta Caves

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.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Wed): get in on the family fun at Sai Teerth Theme Park, take in the spiritual surroundings of Khandoba Mandir, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Shri Saibaba Sansthan Temple. On the 3rd (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate the long history of House of Laxmibai Shinde, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Gyan Thirth, Shri Parshvanath Digambar Jain Mandir, examine the collection at Dixit Wada Museum, take in the spiritual surroundings of Dwarkamai Masjid, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sai Baba Samadhi Mandir, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sri Shirdi Saibaba Temple.

To find reviews, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Shirdi driving holiday planner .

You can drive from Ajanta to Shirdi in 3 hours. Other options are to do a combination of taxi and train; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Thu) so you can drive to Pune.

Things to do in Shirdi

Historic Sites Theme Parks Museums
Highlights from your plan
Sai Baba Samadhi Mandir ©
Sai Baba Samadhi Mandir
Shri Saibaba Sansthan Temple ©
Shri Saibaba Sansthan Temple
Khandoba Mandir ©
Khandoba Mandir

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.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Fri): explore the historical opulence of Sinhagad Fort, then browse the eclectic array of goods at Phule Market, then examine the collection at Raja Dinkar Kelkar Museum, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Dagadusheth Halwai Ganapati Temple. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sri Balaji Mandir, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at ISKCON NVCC Temple, then admire the landmark architecture of Shinde Chatri, and finally see the interesting displays at Darshan Museum.

To see photos, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Pune tour app .

You can drive from Shirdi to Pune in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or take a train. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

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

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