29 days in Western India Itinerary

29 days in Western India Itinerary

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29 days in Western India Itinerary

Start: Pune
Drive:  2​h 15​min
1
Mumbai
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
2
Jaipur
— 4 nights
Fly:  1​h 30​min
3
Udaipur
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
4
Pali
— 4 nights
Drive:  10​h 15​min
5
Kutch
— 3 nights
Drive:  7​h 30​min
6
Somnath
— 1 day
+3
Taxi + Fly + Taxi + Bus:  8​h 15​min
7
Goa
— 3 nights
Drive:  7​h 15​min
8
Ganpatipule
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h 15​min
9
Mahabaleshwar
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
End: Pune

2
nights
Mumbai

Mumbai ©
Only one word accurately describes India's commercial capital Mumbai: big.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Nariman Point and Red Carpet Wax Museum. Take a break from Mumbai with a short trip to Juma Masjid in Navi Mumbai, about 54 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: pause for some photo ops at Gateway of India, get outside with Marine Drive, wander the streets of Colaba, and admire the striking features of Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Mumbai trip maker site .

Pune to Mumbai is an approximately 2.5-hour car ride. You can also fly; or take a train. In May, daily temperatures in Mumbai can reach 39°C, while at night they dip to 31°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Thu) early enough to travel to Jaipur.

Things to do in Mumbai

Museums Neighborhoods Historic Sites

Side Trip

Juma Masjid
Highlights from your plan
Mani Bhavan Gandhi Museum ©
Mani Bhavan Gandhi Museum
Nariman Point
Nariman Point
Mount Mary Basilica ©
Mount Mary Basilica

4
nights
Jaipur

Jaipur ©
Known as the "Pink City" because of the color of the stone used for many of its notable structures, Jaipur draws visitors with its chaotic street life and a slew of colorful bazaars selling everything from handmade pottery to tie-dye scarves.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Walking tours and Spas. There's much more to do: step into the grandiose world of Amber Palace, identify plant and animal life at Amer Jeep Safari, get engrossed in the history at City Palace of Jaipur, and contemplate the long history of Nahargarh Fort.

To see maps, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Jaipur trip itinerary tool .

Fly from Mumbai to Jaipur in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, taxi, and flight; or drive. When traveling from Mumbai in May, plan for somewhat warmer days in Jaipur, with highs around 48°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 32°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Mon) so you can travel to Udaipur.

Things to do in Jaipur

Tours Historic Sites Parks
Highlights from your plan
Amer jeep Safari ©
Amer jeep Safari
Amber Palace ©
Amber Palace
Walking tours

3
nights
Udaipur

Udaipur ©
Tourism in Udaipur, a picturesque city known for its lake system, thrives due to the area's numerous historic and cultural relics.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Ekling Ji Temple and Spas. There's lots more to do: admire the landmark architecture of City Palace of Udaipur, contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Pichola, view the masterpieces at Padmawati Arts & Handicrafts, and take in the spiritual surroundings of ShreenathJi Temple.

To see ratings, maps, photos, and tourist information, use the Udaipur vacation planner.

You can fly from Jaipur to Udaipur in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. May in Udaipur sees daily highs of 47°C and lows of 31°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Thu) so you can travel to Pali.

Things to do in Udaipur

Historic Sites Tours Museums
Highlights from your plan
City Palace of Udaipur ©
City Palace of Udaipur
Ekling Ji Temple ©
Ekling Ji Temple
Lake Pichola ©
Lake Pichola

4
nights
Pali

Pali ©
Pali is a city in Rajasthan state of western India. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Zipline and Mohanlal Verhomal Spices (MV SPICES). Venture out of the city with trips to Jodhpur (Rao Jodha Desert Rock Park, Mehrangarh Fort, & more), Shree Aaee Ji Mandir (in Narlai) and Ranakpur Jain Temple (in Sadri). There's more to do: steep yourself in history at Kumbhalgarh Fort and take in the spiritual surroundings of Parshuram Mahadev Temple.

To see more things to do, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Pali road trip planner.

You can drive from Udaipur to Pali in 3.5 hours. In May in Pali, expect temperatures between 48°C during the day and 32°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Mon) early enough to travel to Kutch.

Things to do in Pali

Historic Sites Parks Tours

Side Trips

Jodhpur, Shree Aaee Ji Mandir, Ranakpur Jain Temple, Kumbhalgarh Fort
Highlights from your plan
Mehrangarh Fort ©
Mehrangarh Fort
Zipline
Mohanlal Verhomal Spices (MV SPICES) ©

3
nights
Kutch

Kutch ©
Home to India's largest salt marsh, Kutch lies on a flat tortoise-shaped piece of land at the India-Pakistan border.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Great Rann of Kutch and Shree Swaminarayan Temple Bhuj. Change things up with these side-trips from Kutch: Bhuj (Guru Gorakhnath Temple, Aath Koti Nani Paksh Jain Sthanak, & more).

For traveler tips, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Kutch route planner.

Drive from Pali to Kutch in 11 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. In May in Kutch, expect temperatures between 46°C during the day and 30°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Fri) so you can travel to Somnath.

Things to do in Kutch

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trip

Bhuj
Highlights from your plan
Shree Swaminarayan Temple Bhuj ©
Shree Swaminarayan Temple Bhuj
Great Rann of Kutch ©
Great Rann of Kutch
Living and Learning Design Centre ©
Living and Learning Design Centre

1
day
Somnath

Somnath ©
Tourism in Somnath (officially known as Prabhas Patan) revolves around its famous Jyotirlinga of Shiva.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Sat): take in the spiritual surroundings of Shree Ram Mandir - Somnath Trust, enjoy the sand and surf at Somnath Beach, take in the spiritual surroundings of Laxmi Narayan Mandir, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Somnath Mahadev Temple, then don't miss a visit to Prabhas Patan Museum, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kamnath Mahadev Temple.

For where to stay, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Somnath travel planning site .

Traveling by car from Kutch to Somnath takes 9.5 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sat) so you can travel to Goa.

Things to do in Somnath

Historic Sites Beaches Parks
Highlights from your plan
Somnath Mahadev Temple ©
Somnath Mahadev Temple
Laxmi Narayan Mandir ©
Laxmi Narayan Mandir
Shree Ram Mandir - Somnath Trust ©
Shree Ram Mandir - Somnath Trust

3
nights
Goa

Goa ©
On India's western coastline, the former Portuguese colony of Goa tells a visibly different story than the rest of India.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Arambol Beach and Mandrem Beach. There's lots more to do: take in the dramatic scenery at Dudhsagar Falls, admire the landmark architecture of Church of Our Lady of the Immaculate Conception, take a stroll through Old Goa, and get your game on at Milsim Goa Paintball.

To see ratings, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Goa day trip planning tool .

You can do a combination of taxi, flight, and bus from Somnath to Goa in 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, flight, and bus; or drive. In June in Goa, expect temperatures between 35°C during the day and 29°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Wed) so you can travel to Ganpatipule.

Things to do in Goa

Parks Beaches Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Arambol Beach ©
Arambol Beach
Mandrem Beach ©
Mandrem Beach
Tomb of St. Francis Xavier ©
Tomb of St. Francis Xavier

2
nights
Ganpatipule

Ganpatipule ©
Famous for its pristine beaches and namesake temple, Ganpatipule offers tourists a blissful getaway.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Ganpatipule Temple and Ganapatipule Beach. Explore Ganpatipule's surroundings by going to Ratnagiri (Swami Swaroopanand Samadhi Math, Ganeshghule Beach, & more). Next up on the itinerary: tour the pleasant surroundings at Ganapatipule Beach, enjoy the sand and surf at Arey Ware Beach, and don't miss a visit to Jay Vinayak Temple Jaigad.

To plan Ganpatipule vacation without wasting time, ask Inspirock to design an itinerary.

Traveling by car from Goa to Ganpatipule takes 7.5 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sat) so you can go by car to Mahabaleshwar.

Things to do in Ganpatipule

Beaches Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Ratnagiri
Highlights from your plan
Ganapatipule Beach ©
Ganapatipule Beach
Ganeshghule Beach ©
Ganeshghule Beach
Jay Vinayak Temple Jaigad ©
Jay Vinayak Temple Jaigad

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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Arthur's Seat and Panch Ganga Temple. There's much more to do: contemplate the long history of Mahabaleshwar Temple, take in the awesome beauty at Connaught Peak, get great views at Elphinstone Point, and admire the sheer force of Lingmala Waterfall.

For where to stay, maps, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Mahabaleshwar trip planner .

Traveling by car from Ganpatipule to Mahabaleshwar takes 5.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Tue) so you can drive back home.

Things to do in Mahabaleshwar

Historic Sites Nature Parks

Side Trip

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

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