16 days in Maharashtra Itinerary

16 days in Maharashtra Itinerary

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16 days in Maharashtra Itinerary

Start: New Delhi
Fly + taxi:  4​h 45​min
1
Ajanta
— Few hours
Drive:  3​h
2
Shirdi
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
3
Trimbak
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h
4
Mumbai
— 4 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
5
Mahabaleshwar
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
6
Kolhapur
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
7
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.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Fri): Head underground at Ajanta Caves.

For maps, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, use the Ajanta tour itinerary maker website .

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. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from New Delhi in August: high temperatures in Ajanta hover around 34°C and lows are around 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Fri) to allow 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.
On the 10th (Sat), contemplate the long history of Baba's Chavadi, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sri Shirdi Saibaba Temple, take in the spiritual surroundings of Khandoba Mandir, take in the spiritual surroundings of Shri Saibaba Sansthan Temple, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Dwarkamai Masjid, and finally see the interesting displays at Dixit Wada Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 11th (Sun): find something for the whole family at Sai Teerth Theme Park.

To find where to stay, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, use the Shirdi itinerary planner .

Getting from Ajanta to Shirdi by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi and train; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sun) so you can travel to Trimbak.

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
Trimbak

Trimbak ©
Trimbak is a city and a municipal council in Nashik District in the Indian state of Maharashtra. Start off your visit on the 12th (Mon): admire the landmark architecture of Trimbakeshwar Shiva Temple, then learn about winemaking at Sula Vineyards, and then take in the awesome beauty at Anjneri Hill. Keep things going the next day: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Jain Mandir Nashik, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Saptashringi Devi temple castle, and then admire the landmark architecture of Kalaram Temple.

To see photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Trimbak route maker tool .

Traveling by car from Shirdi to Trimbak takes 2.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Mumbai.

Things to do in Trimbak

Historic Sites Nature Parks

Side Trip

Nashik
Highlights from your plan
Shri Trimbakeshwar Shiv Jyotirlinga ©
Sula Vineyards ©
Sula Vineyards
Anjneri Hill ©
Anjneri Hill

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: make a trip to Gateway of India, take an in-depth tour of Mani Bhavan Gandhi Museum, get outside with Marine Drive, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Shree Siddhivinayak.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Mumbai day trip app .

Traveling by car from Trimbak to Mumbai takes 3.5 hours. August in Mumbai sees daily highs of 35°C and lows of 29°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Mahabaleshwar.

Things to do in Mumbai

Tours Museums Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
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.
On the 18th (Sun), contemplate the waterfront views at Venna Lake, get great views at Arthur's Seat, then steep yourself in history at Mahabaleshwar Temple, then don't miss a visit to Kate's Point, and finally contemplate the long history of Mahabaleshwar Hill Station. On the 19th (Mon), 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 admire all the interesting features of Laxmi Strawberry Farm, then admire the sheer force of Lingmala Waterfall, and finally delve into the distant past at Krishnabai Temple.

To see more things to do, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Mahabaleshwar road trip site .

Drive from Mumbai to Mahabaleshwar in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and taxi; or do a combination of train and taxi. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Mon) so you can drive to Kolhapur.

Things to do in Mahabaleshwar

Historic Sites Nature Parks

Side Trip

Kate's Point
Highlights from your plan
Mahabaleshwar Hill Station ©
Mahabaleshwar Hill Station
Venna Lake ©
Venna Lake
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.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Tue): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Jyotiba Temple, admire the striking features of Mahalaxmi Temple, then admire the engineering 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 next day: kick back and relax at Nagaon Beach, then examine the collection at Siddhagiri Museum, and then take in nature's colorful creations at Botanical Gardens.

To see more things to do, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Kolhapur trip itinerary planning tool .

Traveling by car from Mahabaleshwar to Kolhapur takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of taxi and train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Pune.

Things to do in Kolhapur

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Nagaon Beach
Highlights from your plan
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: take in the spiritual surroundings of Dagadusheth Halwai Ganapati Temple, admire the landmark architecture of Shinde Chatri, examine the collection at Raja Dinkar Kelkar Museum, and don't miss a visit to Nagraj Mandir.

To see photos, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Pune road trip website .

Getting from Kolhapur to Pune by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Pune

Historic Sites Parks Museums
Highlights from your plan
Dagadusheth Halwai Ganapati Temple ©
Raja Dinkar Kelkar Museum ©
Raja Dinkar Kelkar Museum
Shinde Chatri ©
Shinde Chatri

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