29 days in Maharashtra Itinerary

29 days in Maharashtra Itinerary

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29 days in Maharashtra Itinerary

Start: Pune
1
Pune
— 4 nights
Drive:  5​h 15​min
2
Dapoli
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 45​min
3
Ganpatipule
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
4
Malvan
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
5
Vengurla
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  5​h 30​min
6
Mumbai
— 7 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
7
Nashik
— 4 nights
Train + Taxi:  3​h 45​min
8
Ajanta
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
9
Aurangabad
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
End: Pune

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.
Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Phule Market and Phoenix Market City. Step out of the city life by going to Aamby Valley Golf Course and Poona Club Golf Course. Change things up with these side-trips from Pune: Lonavala (Celebrity Wax Museum & Lion's Point). Next up on the itinerary: take in the spiritual surroundings of Dagadusheth Halwai Ganapati Temple, examine the collection at Darshan Museum, browse the different shops at S Mall, and explore the historical opulence of Sinhagad Fort.

For ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Pune route maker app .

The Route module can give you travel options from your home to Pune. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Tue) early enough to go by car to Dapoli.

Things to do in Pune

Shopping Outdoors Golf

Side Trip

Lion's Point
Highlights from your plan
Phule Market ©
Phule Market
Dagadusheth Halwai Ganapati Temple ©
Dagadusheth Halwai Ganapati Temple
Raja Dinkar Kelkar Museum ©
Raja Dinkar Kelkar Museum

3
nights
Dapoli

Dapoli ©
Dapoli is a town in Ratnagiri district, Maharashtra. Get outdoors at Kelshi Beach and Anjarle Beach. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Siddhi Vinayak Ganapati Temple and Chandika Mandir. When in Dapoli, make a side trip to see Anjanvel Beach in Anjanvel, approximately 1h 20 min away. Next up on the itinerary: tour the pleasant surroundings at Palande Beach and kick back and relax at Ladghar Beach.

To see photos, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Dapoli trip itinerary builder tool .

Getting from Pune to Dapoli by car takes about 5.5 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Ganpatipule.

Things to do in Dapoli

Beaches Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Anjanvel Beach, Palande Beach, Chandika Mandir, Anjarle Beach
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Kelshi Beach ©
Kelshi Beach
Karde Beach ©
Karde Beach
Palande Beach ©
Palande Beach

2
nights
Ganpatipule

Ganpatipule ©
Famous for its pristine beaches and namesake temple, Ganpatipule offers tourists a blissful getaway.
On the 5th (Sat), kick back and relax at Arey Ware Beach, then enjoy the sand and surf at Ganeshghule Beach, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Swayambhu Ganpati Temple. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 6th (Sun): enjoy the sand and surf at Advika Beach, enjoy the sand and surf at Ganapatipule Beach, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Malgund Beach.

To see more things to do, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Ganpatipule online sightseeing planner .

Drive from Dapoli to Ganpatipule in 4 hours. In October, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Malvan.

Things to do in Ganpatipule

Beaches Outdoors Parks

Side Trip

Ratnagiri
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Ganeshghule Beach ©
Ganeshghule Beach
Ganapatipule Beach ©
Ganapatipule Beach
Malgund Beach ©
Malgund Beach

3
nights
Malvan

Malvan ©
Known for being the location of Sindhudurg Fort, Malvan offers tourists a pleasant beach getaway that boasts historic sites and peaceful temples.
Escape the urban bustle at Achra Beach and Talashil Tondavali Beach. Get out of town with these interesting Malvan side-trips: Devbagh Beach (in Tarkarli), Kunkeshwar Temple (in Kunkeshwar) and Kunkeshwar Beach (in Ratnagiri). The adventure continues: stroll through Wairy Ubhatwadi Beach, browse the eclectic array of goods at Raghunath Market, and enjoy the sand and surf at Kolamb Beach.

To see where to stay, photos, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Malvan trip site .

Traveling by car from Ganpatipule to Malvan takes 4.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Vengurla.

Things to do in Malvan

Beaches Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Tarkarli, Kunkeshwar Beach, Kunkeshwar Temple
Highlights from your plan
Tarkarli Beach ©
Tarkarli Beach
Talashil Tondavali Beach ©
Talashil Tondavali Beach
Kolamb Beach ©
Kolamb Beach

2
nights
Vengurla

Vengurla ©
Vengurla is a town in Sindhudurg district of Maharashtra, India just north of Goa. Start off your visit on the 10th (Thu): kick back and relax at Bhogwe Beach and then stroll through Khavane Beach. Here are some ideas for day two: kick back and relax at Shiroda Beach and then kick back and relax at Mochemad Beach.

For photos, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Vengurla online journey planner .

Getting from Malvan to Vengurla by car takes about 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 35°C in October, and nighttime lows around 29°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Fri) so you can travel to Mumbai.

Things to do in Vengurla

Beaches Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Shiroda Beach, Bhogwe Beach
Highlights from your plan
Shiroda Beach ©
Shiroda Beach
Mochemad Beach ©
Mochemad Beach

7
nights
Mumbai

Mumbai ©
Only one word accurately describes India's commercial capital Mumbai: big.
Shop till you drop at Bungalow Eight and Zaveri Bazaar. Take a break from the city and head to Chowpatty Beach and Marine Drive. Change things up with these side-trips from Mumbai: Navi Mumbai (Apeejay Institute of Hospitality, Seawoods Grand Central Mall, & more), Alibaug (Lavish Antique Clocks & Awas Beach) and Thane (Korum Mall & Funcity). Next up on the itinerary: take a stroll through Nariman Point, kick back and relax at Juhu Beach, appreciate the history behind Gateway of India, and snap pictures at Bandra-Worli Sea Link.

To find other places to visit, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Mumbai journey tool .

Explore your travel options from Vengurla to Mumbai with the Route module. Traveling from Vengurla in October, expect nights in Mumbai to be about the same, around 28°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 39°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Fri) so you can go by car to Nashik.

Things to do in Mumbai

Shopping Outdoors Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Navi Mumbai, Thane, Alibaug
Highlights from your plan
Gateway of India ©
Gateway of India
Marine Drive ©
Marine Drive
Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus ©
Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus

4
nights
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.
Sula Vineyards and WeGo Art Gallery & Art Exhibition are good opportunities to explore the local culture. For shopping fun, head to Deolali Camp or Nashik City Centre Mall. Explore Nashik's surroundings by going to Shirdi (Shri Saibaba Sansthan Temple, Sai Baba Samadhi Mandir, & more). The adventure continues: learn about winemaking at Vallonne Vineyards Pvt. Ltd. and explore the galleries of Shree Jagannath Mandir, Nashik.

For ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Nashik trip planner.

You can drive from Mumbai to Nashik in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Tue) so you can travel to Ajanta.

Things to do in Nashik

Wineries Shopping Historic Sites

Side Trip

Shirdi
Highlights from your plan
Sula Vineyards ©
Sula Vineyards
Sai Baba Samadhi Mandir ©
Sai Baba Samadhi Mandir
Shri Saibaba Sansthan Temple ©
Shri Saibaba Sansthan Temple

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.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Wed): explore the fascinating underground world of Ajanta Caves.

To find more things to do, photos, maps, and tourist information, read our Ajanta trip itinerary planner .

Do a combination of train and taxi from Nashik to Ajanta in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In October in Ajanta, expect temperatures between 38°C during the day and 23°C at night. On the 23rd (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Aurangabad.

Things to do in Ajanta

Parks Nature
Highlights from your plan
Ajanta Caves ©
Ajanta Caves

2
nights
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.
On the 24th (Thu), take in the spiritual surroundings of Grishneshwar Jyotirlinga Temple, then delve into the distant past at Ellora Caves, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Jain Temple, and finally relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 25th (Fri): admire the striking features of Bibi Ka Maqbara, explore the ancient world of Daulatabad Fort, then admire the striking features of Ganesh Temple, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Dargah Baba Shah Muzafir, and finally stop by Himroo Fabrics.

For traveler tips, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, read Aurangabad tour planning tool .

Drive from Ajanta to Aurangabad in 3 hours. October in Aurangabad sees daily highs of 38°C and lows of 23°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Fri) early enough to go by car back home.

Things to do in Aurangabad

Historic Sites Spas Parks

Side Trip

Daulatabad Fort
Highlights from your plan
Ellora Caves ©
Ellora Caves
Daulatabad Fort ©
Daulatabad Fort
Grishneshwar Jyotirlinga Temple ©
Grishneshwar Jyotirlinga Temple

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