16 days in Maharashtra Itinerary

16 days in Maharashtra Itinerary

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16 days in Maharashtra Itinerary

Start: Mumbai
Fly + Drive:  6​h 15​min
1
Malvan
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 15​min
2
Ganpatipule
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h
3
Kolhapur
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 45​min
4
Mahabaleshwar
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
5
Pune
— 4 nights
Drive:  3​h
6
Shirdi
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 45​min
7
Aurangabad
— 1 night
Fly:  2​h 45​min
8
Mumbai
— 3 nights
End: Mumbai

1
night
Malvan

Malvan ©
Known for being the location of Sindhudurg Fort, Malvan offers tourists a pleasant beach getaway that boasts historic sites and peaceful temples.
To find ratings, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Malvan sightseeing planner.

Mumbai to Malvan is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also drive. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Fri) so you can travel to Ganpatipule.

Things to do in Malvan

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trip

Devbagh Beach
Highlights from your plan
Tarkarli Beach ©
Tarkarli Beach
Tsunami Island ©
Tsunami Island
Rock Garden ©
Rock Garden

2
nights
Ganpatipule

Ganpatipule ©
Famous for its pristine beaches and namesake temple, Ganpatipule offers tourists a blissful getaway.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Sat): examine the collection at Shree Mahalakshmi's House Of Wax, see the interesting displays at Prachin Konkan Museum, then enjoy the sand and surf at Ganapatipule Beach, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Ganpatipule Temple, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Arey Ware Beach. Here are some ideas for day two: enjoy the sand and surf at Pandre Samudra, contemplate the long history of Ratnadurga Fort, pause for some photo ops at Patitpavan Mandir, then kick back and relax at Aare Ware Beach, and finally walk around Magic Garden.

To find traveler tips, photos, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Ganpatipule trip site .

You can drive from Malvan to Ganpatipule in 5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Kolhapur.

Things to do in Ganpatipule

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trip

Ratnagiri
Highlights from your plan
Ganapatipule Beach ©
Ganapatipule Beach
Prachin Konkan Museum ©
Prachin Konkan Museum
Aare Ware Beach ©
Aare Ware Beach

1
night
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 5th (Mon): examine the collection at Siddhagiri Museum, make a splash at Shivtej Park Kolhapur, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Jyotiba Temple, then admire the landmark architecture of Mahalaxmi Temple, and finally contemplate the long history of Maharaja's Palace.

For photos, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Kolhapur trip maker website .

You can drive from Ganpatipule to Kolhapur in 4 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Mon) early enough to drive to Mahabaleshwar.

Things to do in Kolhapur

Museums Theme Parks Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Siddhagiri Museum ©
Siddhagiri Museum
Mahalaxmi Temple ©
Mahalaxmi Temple
Shivtej Park Kolhapur ©
Shivtej Park Kolhapur

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.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Tue): make a trip to Cheese Factory, make a trip to Sydney Point, take some stellar pictures from Elphinstone Point, get great views at Arthur's Seat, then contemplate the long history of Mahabaleshwar Temple, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Krishnabai Temple. Keep things going the next day: take in the dramatic scenery at Lingmala Waterfall, steep yourself in history at Pratapgarh Fort, get great views at Elephant's Head Point, get great views at Siddharth Point, then make a trip to Panch Ganga Temple, and finally take some stellar pictures from Sunset Point.

To find traveler tips, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Mahabaleshwar trip itinerary planner .

Traveling by car from Kolhapur to Mahabaleshwar takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and taxi. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Wed) so you can go by car to Pune.

Things to do in Mahabaleshwar

Historic Sites Nature Parks

Side Trip

Panchgani
Highlights from your plan
Mahabaleshwar Temple ©
Mahabaleshwar Temple
Arthur's Seat ©
Arthur's Seat
Krishnabai Temple ©
Krishnabai Temple

4
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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Malshej Ghats and Sarasbaug Ganesh Temple. Family-friendly places like ISKCON NVCC Temple and Akkalkot Swami Samarth Maharaj Temple will thrill your kids. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Pune: Khandala (Lohagad Fort & Pawna Lake). The adventure continues: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sri Balaji Mandir, make a trip to Ranjangaon Ganpati Temple, cool off at Krushnai Water Park, and see the interesting displays at Darshan Museum.

To find ratings, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, use the Pune trip maker tool .

Getting from Mahabaleshwar to Pune by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sun) so you can go by car to Shirdi.

Things to do in Pune

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Lonavala, Akkalkot Swami Samarth Maharaj Temple
Highlights from your plan
Lohagad Fort ©
Lohagad Fort
Sri Balaji Mandir ©
Sri Balaji Mandir
Ranjangaon Ganpati Temple ©
Ranjangaon Ganpati Temple

1
night
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 12th (Mon), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Shri Upasani Kanyakumari Sthan, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Maruti Mandir, contemplate the long history of Baba's Chavadi, take in the spiritual surroundings of V.P Iyer's Samadhi, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Dwarkamai Masjid, and finally see the interesting displays at Dixit Wada Museum.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Shirdi vacation planner.

You can drive from Pune to Shirdi in 3 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and bus; or take a train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Mon) so you can drive to Aurangabad.

Things to do in Shirdi

Historic Sites Museums Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Shri Saibaba Sansthan Temple ©
Shri Saibaba Sansthan Temple
Dixit Wada Museum ©
Dixit Wada Museum
Shri Upasani Kanyakumari Sthan ©
Shri Upasani Kanyakumari Sthan

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 13th (Tue): steep yourself in history at Tomb of Mughal Emperor Aurangzeb, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Grishneshwar Jyotirlinga Temple, explore the activities along Panchakki (Water Mill), then explore the fascinating underground world of Aurangabad Caves, and finally admire the striking features of Dargah of Pir Ismail.

To see photos, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Aurangabad trip planner .

Drive from Shirdi to Aurangabad in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In August, daytime highs in Aurangabad are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 25°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Tue) so you can travel to Mumbai.

Things to do in Aurangabad

Nature Parks Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Aurangabad Caves ©
Aurangabad Caves
Grishneshwar Jyotirlinga Temple ©
Grishneshwar Jyotirlinga Temple
Tomb of Mughal Emperor Aurangzeb ©
Tomb of Mughal Emperor Aurangzeb

3
nights
Mumbai

Mumbai ©
Only one word accurately describes India's commercial capital Mumbai: big.
Discover out-of-the-way places like KidZania Mumbai and Red Carpet Wax Museum. Pack the 16th (Fri) with family-friendly diversions at Essel World. And it doesn't end there: pause for some serene contemplation at Mount Mary Basilica, take in nature's colorful creations at Jio Garden, make a trip to Worli Sea Face, and test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms.

To find maps, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Mumbai attractions planner.

You can fly from Aurangabad to Mumbai in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Aurangabad in August since evenings lows in Mumbai dip to 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Mumbai

Theme Parks Historic Sites Museums
Highlights from your plan
KidZania Mumbai ©
KidZania Mumbai
Essel World ©
Essel World
Red Carpet Wax Museum ©
Red Carpet Wax Museum

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