31 days in Maharashtra Itinerary

31 days in Maharashtra Itinerary

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31 days in Maharashtra Itinerary

Start: Pune
1
Pune
— 3 nights
train:  1​h 15​min
2
Lonavala
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
3
Mumbai
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
4
Nashik
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h
5
Shirdi
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h
6
Ajanta
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
7
Aurangabad
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h
8
Nagpur
— 3 nights
Fly + taxi:  3​h 30​min
9
Mahabaleshwar
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
10
Kolhapur
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h
11
Ganpatipule
— 3 nights
Drive:  5​h 30​min
End: Pune

3
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.
Pune is known for historic sites, museums, shopping, nature, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Dagadusheth Halwai Ganapati Temple, step into the grandiose world of Sinhagad Fort, see the interesting displays at Darshan Museum, and explore the ancient world of Rajgad Fort.

To see traveler tips, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Pune itinerary planning app .

The Route module shows you travel options from your home to Pune. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sun) so you can take a train to Lonavala.

Things to do in Pune

Historic Sites Museums Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Dagadusheth Halwai Ganapati Temple ©
Raja Dinkar Kelkar Museum ©
Raja Dinkar Kelkar Museum
Sinhagad Fort ©
Sinhagad Fort

3
nights
Lonavala

Lonavala ©
The hill station of Lonavala has developed into a resort town popular with Mumbai and Pune residents.
Change things up with a short trip to Imagica Theme Park in Khopoli (about 40 minutes away). There's lots more to do: get in on the family fun at Della Adventure Park, steep yourself in history at Lohagad Fort, and get great views at Tiger’s Point.

To see more things to do, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Lonavala trip planner .

Traveling by train from Pune to Lonavala takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In August, daily temperatures in Lonavala can reach 35°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Wed) so you can drive to Mumbai.

Things to do in Lonavala

Theme Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

Imagica Theme Park
Highlights from your plan
Imagica Theme Park ©
Imagica Theme Park
Della Adventure Park ©
Della Adventure Park
Lion's Point ©
Lion's Point

4
nights
Mumbai

Mumbai ©
Only one word accurately describes India's commercial capital Mumbai: big.
Mumbai is known for historic sites, scenic drive, shopping, nature, and theme parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: appreciate the history behind Gateway of India, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Shree Siddhivinayak, stroll through Chowpatty Beach, and admire the striking features of Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus.

To find photos, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, read Mumbai holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Lonavala to Mumbai takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In August, daytime highs in Mumbai are 35°C, while nighttime lows are 29°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sun) so you can drive to Nashik.

Things to do in Mumbai

Historic Sites Outdoors Museums
Highlights from your plan
Gateway of India ©
Gateway of India
Marine Drive ©
Marine Drive
Bandra-Worli Sea Link ©
Bandra-Worli Sea Link

3
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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Shree Vighnahar Ganpati Temple (in Ozar) and Lake Vaitarna Waterfalls (in Igatpuri). And it doesn't end there: admire the landmark architecture of Shri Trimbakeshwar Shiv Jyotirlinga, take in the spiritual surroundings of Kalaram Temple, learn about winemaking at Sula Vineyards, and take in the awesome beauty at Anjneri Hill.

To see maps, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Nashik trip planner.

Getting from Mumbai to Nashik by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Shirdi.

Things to do in Nashik

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Shree Vighnahar Ganpati Temple, Shri Trimbakeshwar Shiv Jyotirlinga, Lake Vaitarna Waterfalls
Highlights from your plan
Shri Trimbakeshwar Shiv Jyotirlinga ©
Sula Vineyards ©
Sula Vineyards
Anjneri Hill ©
Anjneri Hill

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.
Shirdi is known for historic sites, theme parks, museums, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sai Baba Samadhi Mandir, see the interesting displays at Dixit Wada Museum, admire the natural beauty at Lendi Baug, and steep yourself in history at Baba's Chavadi.

To find ratings, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Shirdi trip itinerary planner .

You can drive from Nashik to Shirdi in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sat) so you can drive to Ajanta.

Things to do in Shirdi

Historic Sites Theme Parks Parks
Highlights from your plan
Sai Baba Samadhi Mandir ©
Sai Baba Samadhi Mandir
Shri Saibaba Sansthan Temple ©
Shri Saibaba Sansthan Temple
Khandoba Mandir ©
Khandoba Mandir

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 18th (Sun): explore the fascinating underground world of Ajanta Caves.

To see reviews, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Ajanta trip maker tool .

You can drive from Shirdi to Ajanta in 3 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and taxi; or take a bus. In August in Ajanta, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 25°C at night. On the 18th (Sun), 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.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Mon): admire the landmark architecture of Bibi Ka Maqbara, delve into the distant past at Daulatabad Fort, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Grishneshwar Jyotirlinga Temple, then Head underground at Ellora Caves, and finally step into the grandiose world of Chini Mahal. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: Head underground at Aurangabad Caves, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Dargah Baba Shah Muzafir, and finally admire the striking features of Jain Temple.

To find maps, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Aurangabad trip itinerary planning website .

Traveling by car from Ajanta to Aurangabad takes 3 hours. In August, daily temperatures in Aurangabad can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 25°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Tue) so you can travel to Nagpur.

Things to do in Aurangabad

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trip

Daulatabad Fort
Highlights from your plan
Ellora Caves ©
Ellora Caves
Daulatabad Fort ©
Daulatabad Fort
Bibi Ka Maqbara ©
Bibi Ka Maqbara

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nights
Nagpur

Nagpur ©
Located right in the center of the country, the relatively isolated Nagpur has remained off the typical tourist radar.
Explore Nagpur's surroundings by going to Ramtek (Kapoor Baoli, Shantinath Digambar Jain Temple, & more). There's much more to do: explore the activities along Arani River, take in the spiritual surroundings of Nagpur Ramtek Temple, admire the striking features of Bohra Masjid Mosque, and don't miss a visit to Manav Mandir.

To find reviews, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Nagpur online travel planner .

Fly from Aurangabad to Nagpur in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In August, daily temperatures in Nagpur can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 27°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Fri) so you can travel to Mahabaleshwar.

Things to do in Nagpur

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trip

Ramtek
Highlights from your plan
Shantinath Digambar Jain Temple ©
Shantinath Digambar Jain Temple
Shree Ganesh Mandir Tekdi ©
Shree Ganesh Mandir Tekdi
Ramtek Gad Mandir ©
Ramtek Gad Mandir

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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Mahabaleshwar: Vasota Fort (in Satara) and Table Land (in Panchgani). There's lots more to do: steep yourself in history at Mahabaleshwar Hill Station, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Krishnabai Temple, take in the dramatic scenery at Lingmala Waterfall, and pause for some serene contemplation at Catholic Church.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Mahabaleshwar road trip planning app .

Traveling by combination of flight and taxi from Nagpur to Mahabaleshwar takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Kolhapur.

Things to do in Mahabaleshwar

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Vasota Fort, Table Land
Highlights from your plan
Venna Lake ©
Venna Lake
Mahabaleshwar Hill Station ©
Mahabaleshwar Hill Station
Mahabaleshwar Temple ©
Mahabaleshwar Temple

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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 27th (Tue): don't miss a visit to Gagangad, admire the sheer force of Ramtirth Waterfall, then admire the striking features of Mahalaxmi Temple, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Jyotiba Temple, and finally admire the engineering at Radhanagari Dam. On your second day here, admire the sheer force of Rautwadi Waterfall, see the interesting displays at Kaneri Math, and then examine the collection at Siddhagiri Museum.

To see reviews, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Kolhapur trip itinerary planner .

Getting from Mahabaleshwar to Kolhapur by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of taxi and train. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Wed) so you can travel to Ganpatipule.

Things to do in Kolhapur

Parks Nature Museums
Highlights from your plan
Radhanagari Dam ©
Radhanagari Dam
Mahalaxmi Temple ©
Mahalaxmi Temple
Siddhagiri Museum ©
Siddhagiri Museum

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Ganpatipule

Ganpatipule ©
Famous for its pristine beaches and namesake temple, Ganpatipule offers tourists a blissful getaway.
Change things up with these side-trips from Ganpatipule: Ratnagiri (Swayambhu Ganpati Temple, Bhagwati Mandir, & more). There's still lots to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Ganpatipule Temple, make a trip to Jay Vinayak Temple Jaigad, and enjoy the sand and surf at Ganapatipule Beach.

To find traveler tips, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Ganpatipule online trip planner .

Traveling by car from Kolhapur to Ganpatipule takes 4 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Ganpatipule

Parks Historic Sites Outdoors

Side Trip

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

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