17 days in Ajanta, Mumbai & Leh Itinerary

17 days in Ajanta, Mumbai & Leh Itinerary

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17 days in Ajanta, Mumbai & Leh Itinerary

Start: Bengaluru
Drive:  14​h 30​min
1
Ajanta
— 2 nights
Drive:  6​h 15​min
2
Mumbai
— 2 nights
Drive:  37​h
3
Leh
— 8 nights
Drive:  47​h
End: Bengaluru

2
nights
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.
Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the spiritual surroundings of Omkareshwar Mandir and then Head underground at Ajanta Caves.

To see maps, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, read our Ajanta trip maker app .

Bengaluru to Ajanta is an approximately 7-hour combination of flight and taxi. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and taxi. Traveling from Bengaluru in April, you will find days in Ajanta are a bit warmer (45°C), and nights are about the same (28°C). On the 27th (Sat), you're off toMumbai.

Things to do in Ajanta

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trip

Omkareshwar Mandir
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Ajanta Caves ©
Ajanta Caves
Omkareshwar Mandir ©
Omkareshwar Mandir

2
nights
Mumbai

Mumbai ©
Only one word accurately describes India's commercial capital Mumbai: big.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Sun): identify plant and animal life at Aarey Colony, then laugh and play at Red Carpet Wax Museum, then enjoy the sand and surf at Chowpatty Beach, and finally take in the views from Bandra-Worli Sea Link. On the 29th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: tour the water at your own pace with India Boats, don't miss a visit to Bhaktivedanta Swami Mission School, and then kick back and relax at Aksa Beach.

To find photos, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Mumbai trip planner.

Traveling by combination of taxi and flight from Ajanta to Mumbai takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and train. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Ajanta in April: highs in Mumbai hover around 39°C, while lows dip to 27°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Mon) early enough to travel to Leh.

Things to do in Mumbai

Outdoors Parks Beaches
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Bandra-Worli Sea Link ©
Bandra-Worli Sea Link
Red Carpet Wax Museum ©
Red Carpet Wax Museum
Aarey Colony ©
Aarey Colony

8
nights
Leh

Leh ©
The former capital of the Kingdom of Ladakh, Leh possesses a historic old town area marked by stupas, monasteries, and traditional mud-brick houses.
Get in touch with nature at Photography Tours and River Rafting & Tubing. You'll explore and learn at Stok Palace Museum and Hall of Fame. Explore Leh's surroundings by going to Alchi Monastary (in Alchi) and Hemis Monastery (in Hemis). Spend the 5th (Sun) among lush scenery at Zanskar the Virgin Valley. There's lots more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Likir Gompa, identify plant and animal life at Donkey Sanctuary, and admire the striking features of Stakna Monastery.

To find ratings, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Leh itinerary builder .

You can fly from Mumbai to Leh in 5.5 hours. Another option is to drive. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Leh

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Hemis Monastery, Alchi Monastary
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Alchi Monastary ©
Alchi Monastary
Hemis Monastery ©
Hemis Monastery
Alchi Choskor Monastery ©
Alchi Choskor Monastery

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