28 days in Maharashtra Itinerary

28 days in Maharashtra Itinerary

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28 days in Maharashtra Itinerary

Start: Pune
Drive:  4​h 45​min
1
Ajanta
— Few hours
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Aurangabad
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
3
Shirdi
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
4
Nashik
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
5
Mumbai
— 5 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
6
Mahabaleshwar
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
7
Ganpatipule
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h
8
Kolhapur
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
9
Pune
— 4 nights
End: Pune

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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.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Fri): explore the fascinating underground world of Ajanta Caves.

To see other places to visit, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Ajanta trip planner .

Pune to Ajanta is an approximately 5-hour car ride. You can also take a bus; or do a combination of flight and taxi. Expect a daytime high around 38°C in February, and nighttime lows around 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Aurangabad.

Things to do in Ajanta

Parks Nature
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Ajanta Caves ©
Ajanta Caves

3
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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.
Step out of Aurangabad with an excursion to Ellora Caves in Ellora--about 50 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: tour the pleasant surroundings at Ellora Caves, take in the spiritual surroundings of Hemadpanthi Temple-Mosque, delve into the distant past at Daulatabad Fort, and explore the striking landscape at Goga Baba Hill.

To see where to stay, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Aurangabad itinerary planner .

Traveling by car from Ajanta to Aurangabad takes 1.5 hours. February in Aurangabad sees daily highs of 38°C and lows of 19°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Shirdi.

Things to do in Aurangabad

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trip

Daulatabad Fort
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Ellora Caves ©
Ellora Caves
Daulatabad Fort ©
Daulatabad Fort
Bibi Ka Maqbara ©
Bibi Ka Maqbara

3
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.
Step out of Shirdi with an excursion to Vishwatmak Jangli Maharaj Ashram in Kopargaon--about 30 minutes away. Pack the 6th (Wed) with family-friendly diversions at Sai Teerth Theme Park. There's still lots to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Sri Sai Baba Samadhi Mandir, contemplate the long history of Baba's Chavadi, admire the natural beauty at Lendi Baug, and see the interesting displays at Dixit Wada Museum.

For where to stay, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Shirdi day trip website .

Getting from Aurangabad to Shirdi by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train. In February, daytime highs in Shirdi are 38°C, while nighttime lows are 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Nashik.

Things to do in Shirdi

Historic Sites Theme Parks Parks

Side Trip

Vishwatmak Jangli Maharaj Ashram
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Sai Baba Samadhi Mandir ©
Sai Baba Samadhi Mandir
Sai Teerth Theme Park Shirdi ©
Sai Teerth Theme Park Shirdi
Shri Saibaba Sansthan Temple ©
Shri Saibaba Sansthan Temple

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Nashik

Nashik ©
Whether you want to tour important religious sites or explore the city's 22 wineries, you'll have no shortage of things to do in Nashik.
Nashik is known for wineries, nature, historic sites, museums, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: learn about winemaking at Sula Vineyards, take in the spiritual surroundings of Navshya Ganapati Temple, admire the striking features of Kalaram Temple, and explore the fascinating underground world of Pandavleni Caves.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Nashik trip itinerary website .

Getting from Shirdi to Nashik by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Mumbai.

Things to do in Nashik

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trip

Shri Trimbakeshwar Shiv Jyotirlinga
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Shri Trimbakeshwar Shiv Jyotirlinga ©
Sula Vineyards ©
Sula Vineyards
Kalaram Temple ©
Kalaram Temple

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Mumbai

Only one word accurately describes India's commercial capital Mumbai: big.
When in Mumbai, make a side trip to see Raj Bhawan in Raigad, approximately 58 minutes away. There's much more to do: don't miss a visit to Gateway of India, admire the landmark architecture of Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus, take in the views from Bandra-Worli Sea Link, and take a stroll through Colaba.

To see where to stay, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Mumbai trip planner.

You can drive from Nashik to Mumbai in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. February in Mumbai sees daily highs of 37°C and lows of 21°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sat) so you can drive to Mahabaleshwar.

Things to do in Mumbai

Parks Historic Sites Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Raj Bhawan
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Food Tours
Gateway of India ©
Gateway of India
Marine Drive ©
Marine Drive

3
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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.
Step out of Mahabaleshwar with an excursion to Table Land in Panchgani--about 42 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: admire the natural beauty at Mapro Garden, delve into the distant past at Krishnabai Temple, explore the activities along Venna Lake, and make a trip to Kate's Point.

To see maps, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, read our Mahabaleshwar trip itinerary maker .

Getting from Mumbai to Mahabaleshwar by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and taxi; or do a combination of train and taxi. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Tue) so you can travel to Ganpatipule.

Things to do in Mahabaleshwar

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Kate's Point, Table Land
Highlights from your plan
Venna Lake ©
Venna Lake
Mahabaleshwar Hill Station ©
Mahabaleshwar Hill Station
Arthur's Seat ©
Arthur's Seat

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Ganpatipule

Ganpatipule ©
Famous for its pristine beaches and namesake temple, Ganpatipule offers tourists a blissful getaway.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Wed): kick back and relax at Ganapatipule Beach, enjoy the sand and surf at Ganapatipule Beach, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Ganpatipule Temple, and finally see the interesting displays at Prachin Konkan Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 21st (Thu): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Swayambhu Ganpati Temple, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Bhageshwar Temple, then explore the activities along Dhamapur Lake, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Ganeshghule Beach.

To find traveler tips, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Ganpatipule trip planner .

You can drive from Mahabaleshwar to Ganpatipule in 5.5 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Thu) early enough to travel to Kolhapur.

Things to do in Ganpatipule

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trip

Ratnagiri
Highlights from your plan
Ganapatipule Beach ©
Ganapatipule Beach
Ganpatipule Temple ©
Ganpatipule Temple
Ganeshghule Beach ©
Ganeshghule Beach

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Kolhapur

Kolhapur ©
Though less frequented by international tourists, easily accessible Kolhapur makes a good starting point for regional adventures.
Kolhapur is known for historic sites, nature, museums, wildlife, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the striking features of Mahalaxmi Temple, don't miss a visit to Gagangad, kick back and relax at Nagaon Beach, and take in nature's colorful creations at Botanical Gardens.

To see reviews, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, read our Kolhapur visit planner .

Traveling by car from Ganpatipule to Kolhapur takes 4 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Sun) early enough to drive to Pune.

Things to do in Kolhapur

Museums Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Kolhapur, Nagaon Beach
Highlights from your plan
Siddhagiri Museum ©
Siddhagiri Museum
Mahalaxmi Temple ©
Mahalaxmi Temple
Kaneri Math ©
Kaneri Math

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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.
When in Pune, make a side trip to see Pawna Lake in Khandala, approximately 1h 50 min away. There's still lots to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Dagadusheth Halwai Ganapati Temple, step into the grandiose world of Aga Khan Palace, admire the landmark architecture of Shinde Chatri, and see the interesting displays at Darshan Museum.

For other places to visit, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Pune trip planning tool .

Traveling by car from Kolhapur to Pune takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Pune

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trip

Pawna Lake
Highlights from your plan
Dagadusheth Halwai Ganapati Temple ©
Dagadusheth Halwai Ganapati Temple
Raja Dinkar Kelkar Museum ©
Raja Dinkar Kelkar Museum
Phule Market ©
Phule Market

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